Monday, April 5, 2021

Altenew Whimsical Wonder Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends!  Welcome to the Whimsical Wonder Blog Hop!  There is so much inspiration from lots of talented creators for the beautiful Whimsical Wonder release collection in this hop and I appreciate you stopping by my blog!

You should have arrived here from the blog of Ardyth Percy-Robb!  If you need to start at the beginning of the hop, head over the the Altenew Card Blog.  There are amazing prizes and I have the details, along with the full hop list, at the end of this post.

Altenew is running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release!  Here are three ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity.  Free gift will be added to your cart automatically.

  • Get a FREE brand new Whimsical Wonder Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Whimsical Wonder release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Storybook Fantasy release collection from 04/05/2021 through 04/11/2021. Shop HERE

  • Get a FREE brand new Whimsical Wonder Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 04/05/2021 through 04/07/2021. Shop HERE!


Now, onto my cards!  I have four cards to share so I'll keep my descriptions brief!  If you have any questions at all, please use the contact form at the bottom of the left column.  (You can click any product link to be taken directly to Altenew's shop for more details.)

Can you believe how beautiful this new Enchanting Vines Botanical 3D Embossing Folder is?!!!  I absolutely love it!  I paired it with the beautiful new Meadow Bush Layering Stencil Set and the Meadow Bush Die set.  Stenciling these flowers with the inks from the Northern Shore Mini Ink cube set was SO fun!  I kept the sentiment simple by using one from the Label Love stamp set.

My next card features the gorgeous new Marbled Blooms Layering Stamp and Marbled Blooms Die set!

I used the pinks and greens in the Spring Bouquet 6 Dye Ink Cube set to stamp the beautiful flower, bud, and leaves.  Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I added some fun ink spatters to my card front along with a strip of paper from the A Love For Stripes Set A paper pack.

Oh my goodness, did I ever have fun with the Geometric Castle 3D embossing folder!  I paired it with the new Magical Memories Stamp Set for my whimsical card!

After I ran the Geometric Castle embossing folder through my machine, I used a blender brush to swipe on some gray ink to highlight all of the gorgeous details!  Then I masked off the castle and stenciled on a rainbow of clouds!

I think the rainbow clouds suit this perfectly!  I topped off the card by stamping the hot air balloon from the Magical Memories Outline Stamp Set in Versamark onto vellum.  I added silver embossing powder and heat set it.  Then I used the coordinating Magical Memories Die Set to cut it out.  The sentiment is also in the stamp set and I heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Love the whimsical look of this card!

My final card features this adorable Tea For Two Outline Stamp Set.  I used a portion of an embossed piece to create my "tablecloth"!

For the tablecloth, I inked up the recessed side of the Ornamental Feature 3D Embossing Folder with Rouge ink and ran it through my machine.  I cut a 5-½" x 1-½" strip for my card and added a thin black card stock strip at the top.  (I liked how the ink got a bit blotchy at the edges, do you?)

I stamped and white heat embossed the adorable teapot.  I stamped the decorative flowers onto the pot with Jet Black ink.  Then I used the Tea For Two Simple Coloring Stencil to color it in with Rouge and Blush ink.  I also used a few Copic markers to add more shading on the pot: R24, R14, R32, R20.  My sister loves tea, so of course, I had to use this sentiment!  Shhh, don't tell her I'll send this card to her!   

I hope you have found some inspiration here for this awesome new release!  Thank you for stopping by!

Your next stop on the hop is the awesome Jenny Colacicco!

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/11/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 9 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/13/2021.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Nicole Watt

Jaycee Gaspar

Norine Borys


Emily Midgett

Verity Biddlecombe 

Nathalie DeSousa

Amanda Baldwin

Laurie Willison

Terri Koszler

Amber Rain Davis

Dana Joy

Kymona Tracey

Svitlana Shayevich

Michelle Short

Maryam Perez

Simon Hurley

Agnieszka MaƂyszek

Tania Ahmed

Zinia Redo

Therese Calvird

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Lilith Eeckels

Reiko Tsuchida

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Carol Hintermeier <<that's me!

Jenny Colacicco

Joylita Dsouza

Keren Baker

Sandhya Iyer


Teresa Litchfield

Tricia Schaden

Yoonsun Hur


  1. All of your cards are great, but my favorite is the first card with the cool embossing folder and those beautiful blue flowers...fabulous!

  2. I love your blue card with the beautiful embossing. I also truly like your nod to Emerald City with the hot air balloon on vellum. I have vellum and never remember to use it. This is a beautiful example of things I could do! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration.

  3. Oh my goodness, your cards are beautiful!!!!!!

  4. Thanks for the amazing inspiration. The cards are really gorgeous!

  5. Oh Wow!! What a set of fantastic cards!! I must say I'm partial to your first...I love those blue inks...just ordered them not too long ago! Blue is my favorite color!

  6. These are gorgeous! I LOVE your pastel cloud sky!

  7. I love your blue and white card, it's such a classic. And I like the pink, white and green combo. Both so pretty!

  8. All your cards are gorgeous! What a fun release!

  9. Wow your Enchanting Vines card is perfection. I love the blue and white together.

  10. Wow, I love all the dimension on your first card, and the embossed balloon adds to the castle! And your second makes me wanna sit, talk about the week, and visit! Very nice cards, carol!

  11. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty!

  12. Stunning, Carol, I love them all!

  13. Gorgeous creations! All are so different and varied! Love this new Altenew release!

  14. Oh my, the blues and white look so pretty. I am in love with this!!

  15. All around beautiful in blue. Great cards. Blue is my fav.

  16. Your cards are charming! My favorite is the tea card. I just love the colors and the tabletop, but all the cards are wonderful.

  17. Fantastic cards! I love the castle embossing folder!

  18. Enchanted Vines embossing folder is already sold out! Not surprising, it is gorgeous. Your blue Meadow Bush flowers are amazing. <3

  19. Beautiful cards! Love the way you used the castle!

  20. All of your cards are fantastic. Of course the "Oz-ish" one is my favorite. I want that flying, vellum silver balloon to fly away in!

  21. lovely work - thanks for sharing your talents

  22. Stunning stunning cards! Love your clean designs, lovely colors and of course, all the new products! Thanks for inspiring!!

  23. Your cards are just lovely, my fave is your second design, the pink and green is so bright and happy! Thank you for sharing your creative cards!

  24. I love how the inked ornamental feature embossed image under the tea pot looks like lace! Just fabulous!

  25. Wow, so many fabulous cards! I really love the card with the hot air balloon - such a great design!

  26. I enjoy your cards. They are incredible!!! I especially like the first card with the blue flowers and fabulously embossed background. My favorite is the last card with the tea cup. Fabulous colors and layout!!! Thank you.

  27. Nice ideas for folder use. Great combinations.

  28. Lovely cards. Really enchanted by the way you used part of the emboss folder for the tablecloth look on the tea card.


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