Monday, April 19, 2021

Altenew Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

 Hello friends!  I'm so happy to be joining this awesome blog hop to celebrate Altenew's Suddenly Spring Stand-alone dies release!

You should have arrived from the blog of very talented Kymona Tracey.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, head over to the Altenew Card Blog.  I have the entire hop list and details on how to win an awesome prize at the end!

There are many amazing stand-alone dies in this release!  Click THIS link to see them all!  You can also get these dies in two different fabulous bundles.  Raise your hand if you're like me and want it all!  Click the images to go directly to Altenew's shop to see these bundles.

There are also a couple of great free gift promotions.

  • Get a FREE brand-new Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Die Release Bundle. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand-new Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 04/19/2021 through 04/21/2021. Shop HERE!

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For my first card today, I'm featuring the gorgeous Whimsical Garden Layering Die set!

To begin, I die cut all of the layers from 80# Neenah card stock.  Then I used a few purple and green Copic markers to color the pieces that fit inside of the outline die cuts.

After I finished coloring, I used the included layer guide (so helpful!) to layer and adhere the die cuts together.  Next I added a dark purple layer to my card base.  Then I popped up the large flower with foam squares and tucked the remaining pieces around it with liquid glue.  I stamped a sentiment from the Tranquility Rose stamp set, trimmed it and popped it up on the card front.

I added some Nuvo drops to the little berry sprigs and some sparkle with a clear glitter pen to the purple flowers.  I wish it showed up in the photos!!


For my second card, I used the beautiful die cut called Reflections Die.  I used it in a fun way by creating a rainbow of colors!

To ink up the rainbow colors, it was very helpful to leave the die cut in its negative space.  I added some removable tape to the back to hold it in place.  I used a variety of dye inks from my stash and some ink blending brushes to create my rainbow of colors.

After I finished ink blending the Reflections die, I removed it from its negative space and noticed that I still had a lot of pretty ink blending on that space.  So I trimmed two thin strips and adhered them at the top and bottom edges of my card base.  I love how this coordinates with the die cut!

I die cut a sentiment from the Slim Sentiments Die Set four times.  After I used some pink ink to color one layer I adhered them together with liquid glue.  Then I snipped the sentiment into two strips and added them to my card base.  The six sentiments in this set are all about 6-¼" long, but as you can see, these work great when cut apart!

I love bling and thought the rainbow of colored acrylic hearts fit in with the theme of the sentiment perfectly!  


My third card feature features the amazing 3D Banner Die Set.  Never, have I ever, seen a die with this much beautiful dimension!

Let me just admit this now.  I bought this beautiful Teal Shadow Wide Washi Tape just after it was released and had never used it!!!  Gah, horrible, I know!  LOL!   I bought it because I already had the Floral Shadow Die Set that it coordinates with.  It certainly made my card base easy and so very pretty!  It pared perfectly with a layer of Lagoon card stock on my card base.

I die cut the 3D Banner Die from Lagoon card stock.  I white heat embossed some sentiments from the Tranquility Rose stamp set onto the banner.  I could not have done this without my MISTI to position and slightly bend the sentiments to fit the banner shape!  Next I folded the banner on the score lines that are also from the die and adhered it to the shadow I die cut from black card stock.

To finish my card I adhered some more Teal Shadow Washi Tape to some white card stock and used a couple of the Floral Shadow dies to cut the pieces out.  Then I popped them up onto my card base around the sentiment.

I hope I've given you some inspiration using some of the awesome dies from the Suddenly Spring release! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Your next stop on this hop is the amazing Nicole Watt!


Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/25/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/27/2021.


Blog Hop Order:

Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Emily Midgett

Amanda Baldwin

Amber Rain Davis

Michelle Short

Therese Calvird

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Laurie Willison

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Kymona Tracey

Carol Hintermeier <<< that's me

Nicole Watt

Joylita Dsouza

Keren Baker

LauraJane

Reiko Tsuchida

Sandhya Iyer

Seeka

Agnieszka Małyszek

Teresa Litchfield

Tenia Nelson

Svitlana Shayevich

Terri Koszler

Tricia Schaden

Yoonsun Hur

52 comments:

  1. Great cards and colors. What an inspiration...it's hard to choose a favorite. They're all so cool.

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  2. Wow!!! I love all of your colorful cards!!!

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  3. Love your first card!!!!!!! It is so pretty with the colors you used to inlay the pieces.

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  4. stunning cards - really love the design and colors on your first card

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  5. I love the rainbow card. Very clever. And the last card is stunning!

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  6. Great cards! Love the colors and coloring on your whimsical garden card; love your reflections rainbow and the sentiment gives me the warm fuzzies and your 3D banner card literally pops off the page! This is a fun hop. :)

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  7. All the cards are beautiful. The last is my favorite, though. I just love the gorgeous colors and the elegant design.

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  8. LOve, love, love the purple card. your others are great as well.

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  9. The whimsical flower card is stunning! This is such a beautiful, versatile set!

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  10. I adore the purple one! These are all beautiful!

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  11. Love the rainbow you created with the reflections die!

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  12. Love your cards, especially the first one. Thanks.

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  13. I love all of these but purple is my favorite color so I am really loving that first card!

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  14. All your cards are beautiful, but the first is my favorite. I love that Whimsical Garden Layering die set.

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  15. Love how you colored the poppy!

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  16. Such gorgeous cards - the depth and colors are amazing.

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  17. These cards are so bright, colorful and gorgeous!

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  18. Wow! I'm struck by your strong and beautiful color combinations. For that reason, I have to say the first card is my fav because purple and green are such a dynamic combo.

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  19. So many pretty things! Gorgeous cards -- loving that flowers!

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  20. Awesome cards! I especially love the Whimsical Garden card! Beautiful colors and dimension!

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  21. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  23. Simply Lovely! A hop filled with inspiration!

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  24. Gorgeous cards! I love all the shades of purple on the first one!

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  25. Love love that purple and green floral! Stunning color choice!

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  26. Gorgeous cards! I love the purple one the most!

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  27. The purple, green and white look just wonderful together. I LOVE how much purple you used...

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  28. 3 stunning cards all different from each other; so versatile.

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  29. Beautiful cards Carol! Love the color combos you have used, these dies seem to be very versatile. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Cool cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Beautiful cards! The 3D banner is stunning in teal.

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  32. Such pretty cards Carol! I really love the Whimsical Garden card. Your coloring is spot on and the green and purple are beautiful together.

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  33. All pretty cards. The first one is wonderfully dimensional and that beautiful background color sets the whimsical Garden off perfectly.Thanks for the inspiration.

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  34. You shared quite a bit of inspiration! I love the Reflections die and your rainbow 🌈. Thank you!

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  35. Wonderful cards. I especially love the first one (I love all things purple!). The Whimsical Garden layering dies are definitely one of my favorites from this release.

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  36. There is so much to love about your style and talented touch...the purples on the first card are gorgeous, and your sense of color and coordinating designs is phenomenal ❤️

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  37. Great idea shares for the sets. Nice samples.

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  38. Beautiful cards, especially that purple one! TFS!

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  39. Gorgeous card. Love your first one.

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  40. Really like your application of the whimsical garden dies.

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  41. Wow, I really like all your color choices on these cards. Great use of this release. BTW the purple and green card is my fav.

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  42. Beautiful cards, I love the ink blending on the second card

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  43. That's it! I love the Whimsical layering dies now because of the inlay technique used. It's so beautiful used this way. Your banner card is quite captivating, I must say!

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  44. Oh, Carole, both the first and third are especially striking. Great colors and layouts!

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  45. Really love your style. Your color selection is perfect.

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  46. Really love your style. Your color selection is perfect.

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  47. Gorgeous cards! I love them all with your clever designs and colour choices!Thanks for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

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  48. Beautiful work, I love all three of your cards, such pretty colors and composition 😍

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  49. The cards really beautiful, Carol. The second one is my favorite.

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