Thursday, August 26, 2021

Altenew Plentiful Patterns Stand-alone Dies/Stencils Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 Hello crafty friends!  I'm so honored to be joining the blog hop to celebrate Altenew's Plentiful Patterns Stand-alone Dies/Stencils release!

You should have arrived from the awesome blog of Anna Mahtani.  If you need to start at the beginning, head on over to the Altenew Card Blog!

There are so many gorgeous stand-alone dies and stencils in this release!  Here is just a sample of what you will find over in the Altenew shop:

Okay, now on to my card!  I absolutely love the Bountiful Butterflies collection (5% savings with the bundle)!  There are so many possibilities in the colors and where to feature it, as I did here, with the Itty Bitty Flowers die set!

I began by die cutting the Grid Cover die from some 80# Neenah and adhering it to a top-folding A2 card base.  I just love the white-on-white backgrounds!

Then I die cut the Itty Bitty Flowers dies with three shades of purple card stock for the flowers and some green card stock for the stem.  When you see all of the little pieces, you may feel totally lost as to how to assemble them.  However, I followed the included layering guide (see the next photo), and I didn't find it difficult at all!  I adhered the flower pieces with glue and added them to the stem.

Next I pulled out the awesome Bountiful Butterflies stencil set.  Something to note:  I found it much easier to die cut the butterflies first with the coordinating Bountiful Butterflies dies.  Keep them in the negative space, add some tape to the back, and then stencil.  I tried to die cut my first butterfly after I stenciled it and found that I had not placed the stencil correctly!  I used three of the Shades of Purple inks and some Puffy Heart ink to color my butterfly.  Then I used the stencil to add some clear glitter paste to the butterfly.  I love how sparkly it is!

When the butterfly was dry, I added foam tape to the back of it and the Itty Bitty Flowers stem and adhered them to the card.  I also popped up the sentiment that I stamped using the Birthday Builder stamp set.  I added some pink enamel dots from the Cherry Blossom Enamel Dot set.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win before heading to the next stop.

Your next stop, after commenting, is the blog of awesome Keren Baker!

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 08/30/2021 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 09/02/2021.

Blog Hop Order:

Altenew Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Laurie Willison

Kelly Griglione

Dana Joy

Jaycee Gaspar


Emily Midgett

Michelle Short

Virginia Lu

Joy Baldwin

Nathalie DeSousa

Therese Calvird

Jenny Colacicco

Tenia Nelson

Sandhya Iyer

Maryam Perez


Reiko Tsuchida

Verity Biddlecombe

Terri Koszler

Daniel Diaz

Amanda Baldwin

Erin Thompson

Natasha Davies

Tina Smith

Anna Mahtani

Carol Hintermeier <<< that's me!

Keren Baker

Linda Westfall

Nenette S. Madero

Joylita Dsouza

Keeway Tsao


  1. Great call on the glitter paste. Your butterfly is so pretty.

  2. Beautiful card! The clear glitter paste really makes it fabulous!

  3. Beautiful card. Love the colors!

  4. Super lovely! I love the white on white background too!!

  5. Your card is lovely! The texture layer background to set off that beautiful itty bitty flower stem and gorgeous glittered butterfly!

  6. Wow, great card. I love everything about it.

  7. I like that you used both the itty bitty flowers and the butterfly. And I love the shine on the butterfly's wings.

  8. Gorgeous! I love purple and your card is simply the best!

  9. Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful!

  10. I do agree that the layering guides are real good at helping with placement. I love the bitty flowers and that grid cover is super cool. Stenciling seems to be the rage right now and I am loving it! TFS

  11. What a pretty card! I love this design and all the texture!

  12. Thanks for putting these 2 sets together, I was curious about sizing. They look fabulous here๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  13. Love, love, love this card. From the white on white background, the geometric shape juxtaposed with the soft flowers and butterfly to the glitzy butterfly, everything is just perfect.

  14. Great project share for the sets.

  15. Beautiful! Love the butterfly and flowered branch. And the texture of the background. Perfect.

  16. Beautiful card, lovely sparkly butterfly. Thanks for sharing the tip to die cut before stenciling.

  17. oh my heart! Your card is stunning beyond words. Thanks so much for sharing this...I'm SMITTEN with this new release.

  18. I love how the grid background reminds me of a trellis for your blooms ... lovely card

  19. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the modern touch that using the grid die in the background gives the flowers.

  20. Your card is so pretty. I love the itty bitty flowers paired with the butterfly.

  21. Love you card. The glittery butterfly is the crowning touch.


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