Saturday, May 7, 2022

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Release Blog Hop + Giveaway (total of $200 prizes)

Hello, and welcome to my stop of the blog hop to celebrate the release of Altenew's gorgeous Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush!  You should have arrived here from the blog of Virginia Lu.  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to the Altenew Card Blog.

Don't forget that the Craft-A-Flower line is available as a monthly subscription.  When you sign up for the subscription, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month--at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 reduced to $29.99)


To begin, I created my card base by inking the edges of an A2 top-folding card with Hydrangea Crisp Dye ink.  Then I embossing white cardstock with the Cloudy Day 3D embossing folder.  I trimmed it to 4" x 5-¼" and then used the large ink blending tool to add some light blue ink to the embossed clouds.  The flat surface of this brush makes it very easy to add the ink just to the embossing!

Next I die cut the Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush flower dies from white cardstock.  I used the inks in the Enchanted Garden Ink Cube set and blending brushes to color the pieces.  I decided I wanted the center layer of the Butterfly Bush to be sparkly, so I added a layer of some glitter paste over the colored image.  I did need to use my craft pick to remove the paste from the die cut openings.  When it was dry, I adhered the layers together with glue.  (I wish all the sparkle showed up in photos!)

I used papers from the Green Meadows, Coffee Break, and New Purple Gradient Cardstock sets for the leaves, stem and butterfly.  One layer of the leaves uses Titanite from the Forest Canopy Glitter Gradient Cardstock set.  I adhered the layers together and added them to the card with glue.  I used a sentiment from the Build-A-Flower: Coneflower set, stamped it in black ink, and popped it up with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win an awesome prize before hopping on to the next stop!

Your next stop on the hop is Nathalie DeSousa.

Giveaway Prizes
$200 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 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/13/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/15/2022.

Blog Hop Order:

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Cheryl Espie

Jaycee Gaspar


Terri Koszler

Nenette S. Madero

Virginia Lu

Carol Hintermeier ---> that's me!

Nathalie DeSousa

Angela Brennan

Reiko Tsuchida

Rosie Neustaedter

Ann Taylor

Laurie Patterson

Sande Woodson

Amy Hill

Linda Westfall

Natasha Davies

Susan Stagno

Daniel Diaz

Eva Bussom

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nandini Karmarkar

Nichol Spohr

Preeti Chandran

SathyaKala Sankaran

Susan Busada


  1. Beautiful as always!

  2. Love the purple- this is a very elegant card.

  3. I love how you added some sparkle to your beautiful lilac.💜

  4. Love your card and especially your background.

  5. Beautiful butterfly bush! I LOVE the purple glitter paper!!!

  6. Perfect card design Carol. Love the colors and the subtle background clouds.

  7. This is pretty anyway, but, the way you placed it on the embossed background is gorgeous!

  8. Love the subtle essence of this card

  9. I’ve seen the light colored lilacs and love the sparkle!

  10. Craft a flower is one of my crafty subscription's. I received this in the mail yesterday & made 4 blooms....... BEAUTIFUL! Off to make cards with all of this blog inspiration.

  11. What a beautiful design! I love the textured background!

  12. You've created such a pretty card!

  13. Love this design

  14. I love the beautiful butterfly bush and butterfly! Lovely design and colors!

  15. What a lovely card!

  16. Love the glitter layer!

  17. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. I love the sky background.

  18. Beautiful! Love the butterflies. Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful!

  20. Love the tone-on-tone effect - so pretty.

  21. Beautiful! The embossed clouds are the perfect background for this lovely florals!

  22. Your card is beautiful! I like subtle, cloudy background. Lovely! TFS — Bridget N (

  23. Gorgeous card with a lovely background - love it.

  24. Lovely card Sheri Willard

  25. So pretty. I like the colors, sparkle and cloud background.

  26. Nice project share. I like the idea for added shine.


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