Altenew Stamps/Dies/Die Cutting Machine Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Lilith Eeckels

Welcome to the December Release Blog Hop and giveaway. You have probably come from the amazingly talented Laurel Beard. If you have just joined you can start the hop over on the Altenew Card Blog.

This month's release is extra special as Altenew has just introduced its Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine which  is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room!  It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies.  It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet.

Another product I would like to mention is the ASL LOVE stamp and die set. Altenew will be donating a portion of the profits from ASL Love Stamp Set and ASL Love Die Set to an organization that supports the deaf community.

I created three projects for this release. Two will be shared here and another one on my blog.

The first one is a card. I used the Peony Spray stamp and colored it with some Artist Markers. I'm still learning and have a long way to go but the Artist Markers are a lot less scary than at first. I'm really pleased with the leaves. The flower itself isn't quite how I'd like it but it is still pretty.

For the background I used one of the Altenew stencils (Sketched Line stencil) and used some Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades Crips inks with a blender.


For my second project I created a layout combining the Our Family Scrapbook collection with the Peony Spray stamp/die set and the Everything About You stamp set. The latter is such a fun set to use and you can create a multitude of sentiments or titles.


I kept the design simple with layers, clouds and some hearts. To color the flower I opted for sot watercolor look.



As with every release blog hop Altenew has some fabulous prizes up for grabs and there are loads more on the blogs of our DT members and guests.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, December 15th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, December 17th.

Your next stop is: Yoonsun Hur

Here is the full blog hop list:

Altenew Card Blog

Debby Hughes

Carissa Wiley

Terhi Koskinen

Justine Hovey

May Sukyong Park

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Lisa Spangler

Lydia Evans

Jennifer McGuire

Sandra Dietrich

Svitlana Shayevich

Lydia Fiedler

Lilith Eeckels

Agnieszka Malyszek

Enza Gudor

Emily Leiphart

Nicole Picadura

Laurel Beard

Altenew Scrapbook Blog ***YOU ARE HERE***

Yoonsun Hur

Kymona Tracey

Blitsy Blog

Laura Bassen

Reiko Tsuchida

Isha Gupta

Erum Tasneem

Nichol Spohr

Therese Calvird

Sveta Fotinia



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Z December 10, 2017 - 3:24 am

Love this giveaway!!! Really hope I win and good luck to everyone else who is entering!!! Thank you all so much for this opportunity and I hope you have a great Christmas!!!

MelissaF December 10, 2017 - 10:18 am

Beautiful card and page, love these colors and the stenciled background, love the peony too!

Heather King December 10, 2017 - 11:13 am

Thanks for sharing!
I love your idea for the lo! The use of stamps is wonderful. I love the “I love” stamp set!

Aroa December 10, 2017 - 11:52 am

What a gorgeous release! I love the cute die cutting machine, small and beautiful, perfect for my crafting desk. Great stamps and dies too, and very talented crafters working with them.

Judi Szyndrowski December 10, 2017 - 2:16 pm

What a great Christmas gift for some lucky winner. Your new release is awesome and, of course, after going through the blog hop, I want it all. I will have to start saving up big time!! Thanks for the opportunity to throw my crafting apron into the ring.

Marsha Guskey December 10, 2017 - 2:27 pm

Lovely projects, great release! Thanks!

Terri (Blindstamper) December 10, 2017 - 2:45 pm

How is it that I love everything from every release? 🙂

Helen J December 10, 2017 - 2:53 pm

I love the new release, there are some really unusual stamps.

Sandy M December 10, 2017 - 5:04 pm

I am absolutely in love with the scrapbook page. So colorful

Laraine Randall December 10, 2017 - 5:33 pm

Fabulous release! Love all the floral images!

Christine December 10, 2017 - 5:33 pm

There are so many beautiful flowers in this release. I don’t have a peony stamp and this one is lovely.

Jan Metcalf December 10, 2017 - 6:56 pm

Mmmm, love this background you are using!!

Janet Ingraham December 10, 2017 - 7:55 pm

That’s a favorite background. Great pretty focal points

Stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) December 10, 2017 - 8:26 pm

Looking forward to the rest of this hop. There are so many innovative designs in this release!

Sharon Taylor December 10, 2017 - 8:28 pm

Loving this release especially the Brushed Alphadie set. One can never have enough alphabet sets! And the mini die cutting machine is brilliant! Thank you also for making a die set for the Parrot Paradise stamp set.

Miriam Prantner December 10, 2017 - 9:54 pm

Love these projects, especially that layout! Great layers and love the flower!

MandaLJ December 10, 2017 - 10:13 pm

How exciting – your own die-cutting machine!

Stef Perry December 10, 2017 - 10:39 pm

Both the card and scrapbook page are wonderful! Another fabulous release for Altenew!

HelenK December 10, 2017 - 10:40 pm

I just love that peony set, its beautiful, and I like your coloring Lilith, not bad!

Peggy Dickerson December 11, 2017 - 1:19 am

I started out as a scrapbooker, but all the wonderful tools lend themselves to card-making, too. It is hard to decide which to spend my time on!

Tess December 11, 2017 - 1:34 am

Such an awesome release, thank you Altenew! I am especially in love with that die cutting machine, it will look amazing on my craft desk!

shartl December 11, 2017 - 2:15 am

Loving the Frosted Garden stamp set and that mini die cut machine is pretty and fun to use. I don’t even have a die cut machine so this looks like the perfect size for me.

Christine Bell December 11, 2017 - 2:57 am

Great release, so many beautiful flowers! Great blog hop so many talented artists!

Haris December 11, 2017 - 4:03 am

Gorgeous creations!
This new release is amazing! The Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine looks great.

Hamutal Shafrir December 11, 2017 - 6:35 am

Lovely projects! This is another wonderful release!

Kristina "CraftyPaws" December 11, 2017 - 6:57 am

So many GORGEOUS new releases! My favorite is always peonies tho. ???

Lisa A creations December 11, 2017 - 8:54 am

This new mini die cutting machine is gorgeous! ♥♥♥

hisca weggeman-vos December 11, 2017 - 9:16 am

the flower sets are really great, and also the different example-cards. Love it. yet choosing a nice set or more….. Wished everything of Altenew is to buy in the Netherlands…..

Heidi December 11, 2017 - 9:56 am

Beautiful card design and lay out!

MARCIE LOVETT December 11, 2017 - 10:32 am

Another great collection!

Liisa December 11, 2017 - 12:35 pm

I really love the new MIni Blossom Die Cutting machine. It will be handy to take along and save space on my way too crowded work space. Love it!!!!!

Angel Gilbert December 11, 2017 - 1:41 pm

beautiful stamps and dies, inspires creative juices!

Deepa Lakshman December 11, 2017 - 2:05 pm

This flower is so pretty. Love the page.

Cheri December 11, 2017 - 2:48 pm

Beautiful card and layout!

Kim F December 11, 2017 - 3:28 pm

I didn’t know you had a scrapbook blog! I am so excited. Scrapbooking was what introduced me to card making, but i need to get back to scrapbooking. The inspiration here is awesome.

Lisa Bennett December 11, 2017 - 3:34 pm

What a fantastic machine that can do so many wonderful creations.

Glorie December 11, 2017 - 4:17 pm

Love the graphic look of the stencil on the background. Thanks for the inspiration.

cyndi morris December 11, 2017 - 4:39 pm

Such nice layouts — beautiful.

Marisela Delgado December 11, 2017 - 5:24 pm

That die cutting machine is super CUTE. Great cards.

Dana M December 11, 2017 - 5:46 pm

Gorgeous products and projects! Love the sweet new die cutting machine.

Sharon youngblood December 11, 2017 - 7:02 pm

I just love the new product line, my favorite is the frosted garden stamp set.

Teresa Godines December 11, 2017 - 7:04 pm

Awesome projects. Love that background on both your card and the layout. Thanks for the inspiration

Cassie D December 11, 2017 - 9:18 pm

I started out scrapbooking and for many years I just make cards. When I see layouts like yours it makes me want to scrapbook again- so inspiring! I love your work.

Cassie D'Ambrosio December 11, 2017 - 9:23 pm

What a fantastic release! I started out scrapbooking and for many years I just make cards. When I see layouts like yours it makes me want to scrapbook again- so inspiring! I love your work.

Cassie D'Ambrosio December 11, 2017 - 9:24 pm

Sorry that went twice- kept getting an error message

D.Ann C December 11, 2017 - 10:09 pm

Cute layout and beautiful card! Fabulous new release!! I’m going to have to quit saying you outdid yourselves, because you seem to do it every time!

Nidia December 12, 2017 - 1:33 am

Love the products that help you create

Stefanie White December 12, 2017 - 1:54 am

Great choice for your card and layout! Both turned out great!

Karen Rice December 12, 2017 - 2:02 am

I really like your font with the ASL–it shows both alphabets at the same time!

Vincent December 12, 2017 - 2:42 am

Great flowers. The machine is also awesome.

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