Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Altenew

Hello everyone and welcome to our special Build-A-Flower Release Blog Hop! If you are hopping along from Kelly Griglione‘s blog, then you are right on track! We encourage you to start the hop on the Altenew Card Blog.

This month, we are introducing the gorgeous Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum!

It is such a delight to bring you a special release of a new Build-A-Flower Set every month so make sure to look out for these beauties for they are a definite must-have!

We know you are dying to take a closer look at the new Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum set, so here's a quick unboxing video for you! Watch it below or over on YouTube:

Each of these special releases will comprise of a 6×8 stamp set and a coordinating die so you can easily create your projects. Therefore, this will only be available as a set and not as individual products.

Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum

There are many varieties of chrysanthemums, many of which are native to Asia. Also known as “mums,” these flowers hold special significance in Japan. They are a symbol of the Emperor and bloom in many colors. This stamp set includes outlines as well as layering images, so you have many options for stamping and coloring. We can't wait to see how you use this gorgeous set!

Here's how the set layers:

We also have a very special Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum and Ink Bundle to make it easier for you to start creating beautiful projects. Get the bundle and save 5%!


To celebrate this special release, we are giving away a $30 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog and/or the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced (three on the Card Blog and three on the Scrapbook blog) on Saturday, February 9th, 2019.

Blog Hop!

We are celebrating this release with a fun blog hop! Some of our talented design team members and special guest designers have created stunning projects to spark your creativity using the new Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum. We hope you love what they have come up with! Your next stop is the amazing Laurie Willison!


Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Kristina Pokazanieva

Zinia Redo

Rubeena Ianigro

Patricia Roebuck

Laura Jane

Reiko Tsuchida

Kelly Griglione

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Laurie Willison


Therese Calvird

Gayatri Murali

Emily Midgett

Svitlana Shayevich

There's more – some of our blog hop participants are also giving away a $20 gift certificate to our store! Make sure you check out their blogs for more inspiration and chances of winning!

Have fun hopping along!


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Erin McKenzie-Christensen February 2, 2019 - 4:12 am

I love this set its beautiful!

Helen F February 2, 2019 - 5:37 am

Another amazing floral set Altnew! You seem to keep getting better and better! Thanks so much for offering super giveaways, as well as the great inspiration!

Julie Killan February 2, 2019 - 6:05 am

Love love the Altenew stamps and would love to win the giveaway so I can purchase stamps.

Michelle Sauve February 2, 2019 - 6:14 am

Beautiful stamp set, so many possibilities to be creative

Isabel Z February 2, 2019 - 6:45 am

The detail on this flower stamp set is amazing.

BrendaLea February 2, 2019 - 9:34 am

This is a gorgeous Mum! I love how only 1 or more are needed to fill a card. Looks just as good with one Mum or 3 Mums. Thanks for these gorgeous BAF and for the awesome hops and chances to win.

Dolores February 2, 2019 - 9:36 am

The Japanese Build-A-Flower stamp set is lovely as with all the Altenew build-a-flower sets.

Christine Miller February 2, 2019 - 9:55 am

This new floral set is gorgeous! I so enjoyed the layering card class and this looks like a fun set to work with!

Nanette Leiker February 2, 2019 - 9:56 am

Thank you for sharing the cards that give us inspiration to create one on our own. Thank you to Altenew for offering subscriptions for the monthly build a flower!

Sandy Stein February 2, 2019 - 10:02 am

Thank you Altenew for another gorgeous flower stamp and die set.

Kathie Deluca February 2, 2019 - 10:39 am

I am new to Altenew and am excited to begin building my collection. Thanks for all Of the video tutorials!

Teri S. February 2, 2019 - 10:54 am

The detail in this Japanese Mum is amazing! So far I’ve seen some beautiful cards & a Travellers Notebook that was cool. Looking forward to the rest of the hop. Thanks so much for a chance to win. Your company is wonderful!

Jan johnson February 2, 2019 - 11:34 am

OMG Each one of the cards that were made by the designers of Altnew were gorgeous. The colors on some are so vibrant. and the others are really beautiful. I have to have this set.

CathyL February 2, 2019 - 1:13 pm

More beautiful flowers! Thank you!!!

Betty February 2, 2019 - 2:15 pm

I have several mum stamps, but this one is so fantastic – must have!!

Kandice J February 2, 2019 - 2:37 pm

Loving the mum release. Can’t wait to use! Thanks for sharing!

Sherry Lesiak February 2, 2019 - 4:12 pm

I really like the Japanese Mum stamp. It is so versatile and layers beautifully.

Michele Austin February 2, 2019 - 5:16 pm

Once again another build a flower set that I have to have!

Lisa Moline February 2, 2019 - 5:25 pm

Wow! This stamp set is amazing! I am totally in love with it! Can’t wait to add this to my stamps! Great inspiration from everyone so far, can’t wait to see the rest of the hop!

Carmela Hubler February 2, 2019 - 6:02 pm

Lovely new stamp set! Thank you for your inspiring projects.

Jean Marmo February 2, 2019 - 7:36 pm

Just gorgeous! Love all the inspiration!

TracyM #6773 February 2, 2019 - 7:47 pm

AMAZING stamps!
You have captured the delicate dimension of these beauties with your inky layers

Susan D February 2, 2019 - 7:47 pm

I love the build a flower stamp and die sets that I have used! This one is another gorgeous set you’ve come out with!?

Sharon Smith February 2, 2019 - 8:49 pm

Stunning stamp can’t wait to add it to my collection

Sue D February 2, 2019 - 8:55 pm

Lovely set with the beautiful mums–so many color possibilities.

Lisa Byers February 2, 2019 - 8:56 pm

What a wonderful BAF set!! I love a great hop to see all of the great inspiration to get us excited and ready for our sets

Sheila Bacon February 2, 2019 - 8:57 pm

Love the new release of this flower set. Thank you for the opportunity to win a prize, and I’m inspired by all the design team members’ works!!!

Jeannie H February 2, 2019 - 9:07 pm

Gorgeous set. Another must have!

Sue McRae February 2, 2019 - 9:10 pm

Love the details on all the petals, makes for a beautiful flower!

Annette Reed February 2, 2019 - 9:42 pm

I like this set. It’s lovely. I really like those ink colors too. They’re perfect for mum’s.

Meghan Kennihan February 2, 2019 - 9:56 pm

I LOVE MUMS! my fav flower! So versatile and so many color combos! YEAH!

Lauryne Cunningham February 2, 2019 - 10:45 pm

I really like the size and detail on this beautiful mum! I can’t wait to use this stamp set on my cards and scrapbooks!

June Swart February 2, 2019 - 10:56 pm

Gorgeous flower, love all the layers. The work by the team is amazing.

Placida Sanchez February 2, 2019 - 11:17 pm

I am not surprised,just love the new set. Every new set is wonderful and I love the different interpretations by the different artist. They all contribute
Different elements that make there cards or pages unique. I just can’t wit to get the new stamp and try some of their technics. Keep up the great fountain of inspiration for us crafters.

Jan T February 2, 2019 - 11:28 pm

This stamp set is amazing! It looks so fun to use!

Lisascreativeniche February 2, 2019 - 11:43 pm

This is such a pretty set, can’t wait to see more!

Annalisa February 3, 2019 - 12:07 am

Such a delightful set. Between this and the Sakura, I’m set to recreate some of my favorite Japanese prints on cards!

Amy Brown February 3, 2019 - 1:16 am

I love this new stamp release!

Mindy Drummond February 3, 2019 - 3:54 am

I love this Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum, it is just gorgeous and the layers are so detailed! The inspiration in the Hop is off the charts, the ladies have outdone themselves. I am so glad I decided to go with the BAF subscription last month, I can’t wait to receive this set!! (

Colleen Foxe February 3, 2019 - 7:07 am

What a great addition to your build-a-flower series. These stamps and dies really make it easy to produce great floral ‘works of art’!

Dawn Jones February 3, 2019 - 8:27 am

The various ways to use this set is amazing. All of the designers show so many techniques and ideas. Thanks for another beautiful product and matching die and inks.

Lynda February 3, 2019 - 11:28 am

I think the build-a-flower ink set bundles are a great idea for those of us who are newbies to layering stamps.

Johanna T. February 3, 2019 - 1:20 pm

This stamp set is gorgeous and so versatile. I love all the inspiration these blog hops provide!

cyndi morris February 3, 2019 - 2:32 pm

Another spectacular BAF release from Altenew. The Japanese Mum is so gorgeous.

Margery C February 3, 2019 - 2:47 pm

Love this new Stamp set. Japanese Mum-swoon, so gorgeous. A must have!!!

Jennifer K February 3, 2019 - 3:08 pm

I am in love with the new Build A Flower Japanese Mum, it is so beautiful! I think this is such a gorgeous stamp that would be beautiful in any layout, card or multi media project.

Rosali B. February 3, 2019 - 3:19 pm

Japanese Mum is another amazing stamp set! When it comes to layering sets, the ones where there is a layer that you can also color in with markers if you feel like it – those are my favorites! So versatile!

Linnea Sundstrom February 3, 2019 - 5:00 pm

just luv the size of this!!

Ruth Gauss February 3, 2019 - 5:08 pm

What a wonderful flower for building beautiful scrapbook pages!!! I love it!

Rosemary D February 3, 2019 - 5:25 pm

love this gorgeous new build a flower set!

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