Thursday, June 17, 2021

Altenew Summer Adventure Stand-Alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Hello crafty friends!  I'm so happy to be part of the Altenew Summer Adventure blog hop!  This release is full of awesome stand-alone dies that you are sure to love! 

You should have arrived here from the blog of Patricia Roebuck.  If you need to start at the beginning, head over to the Altenew Card Blog.

As you can see here, these stand-alone dies are beautiful and can be used for many different projects and occasions!  Click the image to go to the Altenew shop to check them out.

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically. 

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

  • Get a FREE brand new Summer Adventure Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 06/17/2021 through 06/19/2021. Shop HERE!


Now, onto my cards!  My first card uses the beautiful Abstract Seascape Slim Cover Die.  I love the ocean and I already have someone in mind to receive this card!

I began with a piece of 80# Neenah and inked it up with a few blue Distress Oxide inks.  I used the die as a guide for where to ink the various shades.  For the ocean I used Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, and Mermaid Lagoon.  I ran it through my die cutting machine to die cut the waves.  Then I used another white card panel and inked up the sky and sun.  I used Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxides.  Next I die cut the yellow panel.

Then I die cut the Abstract Seascape Slim Cover Die three more times from white card stock.  I just used the frame portion and adhered the layers together.  I glued the frame to a 3" x 7" card base and adhered the inked pieces inside it.

Next I used a sentiment from the Magical Memories stamp set and stamped it in black ink.  I trimmed it down and adhered it to the card.  I also used some of the seagull silhouette stamps from this set and stamped them at the top.  Such a quick, fun, and easy card to make!

My second card features two of the new dies:  Peeking Leaves Cover Die and All About You Word Die Set.

I used a brayer inked up with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and rolled it over the raised side of the Deck Planks 3D embossing folder.  Then I placed a piece of Neenah Desert Storm card stock in it and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I love how the ink emphasizes the wood grain!

Next I inked up white card stock in an ombré pattern with the inks from the Green Valley ink cube set.  Then I placed the Peeking Leaves Cover Die on top of the inked piece and die cut it out.  I die cut the Peeking Leaves twice more from white card stock.  Then I adhered all three layers together.  When the layers were dry, I adhered them to the Deck Plank panel and trimmed it around the edges.  I adhered the layers to a top-folding A2 card base.

I used two of the sentiments in the All About You Word Die Set  three times, from white card stock.  Next I adhered all the layers together and added them to the shadow that I die cut from vellum.

My final card features the Rippling Rings Border Die, and let me tell you, I really had fun creating this card!

I die cut a rainbow of Rippling Rings Border Dies  from the Gradient Cardstock Sets of Cherry Blossom, Sea Shore, and New Purple.  I filled in the yellow and green with card stock from my stash.

Next I adhered a piece of Altenew's Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet to white card stock.  I peeled off the backer and adhered all of the die cut Rippling Rings.  Then I dumped lots of beautiful micro-fine glitter over it all.  I used my fingers to gently burnish the glitter into the adhesive.  I made sure to have a piece of a dusting cloth on hand for easy clean up!  I wish the photos showed the beautiful soft sparkle!

I added a sentiment from the All About You Word Die Set.   I die cut the top layer three times from Lagoon card stock and adhered them together.  I added it to the shadow that I die cut from vellum.

I hope you've enjoyed my projects and have found some inspiration!  Thank you for stopping by!

Your next stop on the hop is the blog of Zinia Redo.

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners 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 06/23/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/25/2021.

Blog Hop order:

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Jenny Colacicco

Erum Tasneem


Nicole Watt

Simon Hurley

Therese Calvird

Amanda Baldwin

Tania Ahmed

Verity Biddlecombe

Emily Midgett

Bridget Casey

Virginia Lu

Victoria Calvin

Tenia Nelson

Colleen Balija

Nathalie DeSousa


Maryam Perez

Karen Brown

Michelle Short

Agnieszka Małyszek

Patricia Roebuck

Carol Hintermeier <<< that's me!

Zinia Redo

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Kelly Griglione

Mindy Eggen

Natasha Davies

Joylita Dsouza

Anna Mahtani

Keren Baker

Laura Bassen

Sande Woodson

Raquel Bowman


  1. Wonderful cards & I love how you used the circle die for the whole front of the card.

  2. Your first card is such a perfect summer card. Love it.

  3. Your cards are lovely! Great use of these dies!

  4. Beautiful and fun cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Your rippling rings card is super pretty. Great idea with the glitter in the negative space.

  6. The ocean looks very cool. Nice creation

  7. Lovely cards! Love the designs and the sentiments too.

  8. Love the hello one and your landscape!

  9. All cards are wonderful; different techniques and textures. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful!

  11. I especially like how you used the Peeking Leaves Cover Die. I must have that die!

  12. Three great cards. Love how easy it is to create a detailed card with just dies!

  13. Spectacular ideas for using these newest dies! Love what you created with the seascape one, and that Peeking Leafs cover die looks amazing on the woodgrain paper! And the layered pastel circles card rocks! Thanks for all your inspiration!

  14. Really beautiful and fun cards! The second card is my favorite!

  15. All are beautiful and unique, it's hard to choose a favorite. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I like all 3 cards so well, I can't pick a favorite. I love the peeking leaves in green tones on the wood plank background.

  17. Love all your cards! The wood grain looks great with the green on the peeking leaves die!

  18. Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! I love the colors on the seascape card!

  19. Beautiful cards. I especially love the second one -- that gorgeous Peeking Leaves Cover Die is definitely one of my favorites from this fantastic release.

  20. I really like the second card, the wood graining looks so realistic!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. Love the leaves over the deck plank background 🥰

  22. Love your wave card the best. Well done!

  23. Your artwork is impressive! Thanks for sharing your creativity and expertise.

  24. Beautiful cards! I love the seascape scene!

  25. My favorite is the beautiful sea scape you created. I love how you created the hazy sunshine over the gorgeous waves. The waves are calling me.


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