Altenew – May 2016 Release, Bloghop & Giveaway (Video)!


I’m so excited to be taking part in Altenew’s 2016 May release and blog hop, and if you arrived here from Sveta Fotinia’s blog then you are exactly where you need to be.  Today we will be releasing 16 stamp sets and 10 dies and to be honest I just couldn’t stop making cards with this release, it’s so wonderful!  So this is a very photo heavy post, and the fun deets are there if you scroll on down, have FUN!

Here is my first card for today,

mr & mrs - Detail copy

Time for a CAS tone on tone background using those fabulous gray inks and the pale gray cardstock from Altenew.  I used the new Dahlia Blossoms layering stamp set and stamped out my own sentiment with the Calligraphy Alpha (I wish my handwriting was this beautiful).

mr & mrs copy

I decided to film as I created this card to show just how easy it came together.

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

And for my second and fave card for this release I have used new flower set called Spring Daisy, but instead of being a daisy I have coloured them as gerberas on my design.  Yes, they are my favourite flowers and I think it’s because they are so bright and fun. I embossed the sentiment and it’s from the Dahlia Blossoms set, and added some pale gray and woodgrain cardstock for a bit of punch.

Altenew Daisy flowers coloured as Gerberas

Altenew Daisy flowers coloured as Gerberas

And for my final set of cards I used the Best Dad and Best Mom sets which are both very special sets because if you buy them  before June 19th Altenew will donate 20% of the profits to an internation charity organization, the Zakat Foundation, to support seniors in need.  This is another great way for you to show the support an the love of our crafting communtiy!   I also used some sentiments from the Beautiful Quotes stamp set, which I thought worked perfectly with these wonderful images.

Altenew Best Dad cards with Beautiful Quotes and Best Mom CAS retro style set of cards Best Dad - Book copy Best Dad - Cup - Detail copy Best Dad - Cup copy Best Dad - Smile - Detail copy Best Dad - Smile copy


Now, to the good stuff and onto the Prizes and there are
two ways to win!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificate to three lucky winners.  Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog  for your chance to win!  You have until Thursday May 19th, 11:59pm EST to leave your comments.

Also I will randomly choose a winner from the comments left on this post (only one per person) to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew online store,  you have until midnight Thursday May 19th (AEST) and I will announce the winners here on this blog post Friday May 20th.

>>>>> Therese <<<<<

From here you are off to YANA’s incredible blog.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have had a blast on this hop!

Edited to add GIVEAWAY WINNER,


Congratulations Lolita D, Please email Altenew at to claim your prize with a subject line :May 2016 Release winner from Therese’s Blog


Mr & Mrs – Other Supplies: Altenew Stamps –  Dahlia Blossoms / Calligraphy Alpha

Full Bloom – Other Supplies: Altenew Stamps – Spring Daisy / Dahlia Blossoms.  Copics –

Best Dad – Other Supplies:  Altenew Stamps – Beautiful Quotes. Cardstock – Kraft / AC’s Powder / AC’s Kale.  Prismacolor Pencils – White / French Grey 50% / Cool Grey 20, 50%.

301 thoughts on “Altenew – May 2016 Release, Bloghop & Giveaway (Video)!

  1. I can’t stop looking at the daisies — so pretty and happy. I love the elegant and simple design of the wedding card. Great cards!

  2. These are very creative cards. I love the Spring Daisy card the best. Lovely colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I am in awe of your Spring Daisy/Gerbera card – so gorgeous! Your Best Dad/Best Mom cards are pure delight, too, and using the Dahlia Blossoms to create the BG for your first card looks amazing!

  4. love the razor and brush card the best for dad. so cute. Just got my first Altenew stamp (peony) and just love it. I am using it for my 2018 birthday cards. Trying to decide on the daisy or the majestic bloom for my next purchase. So glad I found this site.

  5. I love your use of the dahlias as a background! And the “dad cards” look really great, I love how simple they are.

  6. Gosh, your cards are so inspiring. Love the Father’s day card ideas and your tips on the video about sizing your panel is so simple BUT would save me so much time in centering words/letters on my cards THANK YOU!!!!

  7. WOW! Your dahlia blossoms card is stunning, Theresa! I love your CAS designs, too. But florals are always my favourite stamps, although, I will also be adding the calligraphy set to my Altenew collection 😊

  8. love, love,love your cards and I was so envisioning those spring daisies as gerberas! Thanks for some great inspiration.

  9. Love your creativity!!! Your cards are beautiful and so unique! I can’t wait for the big release

  10. My favorite is the Spring Daisy card–I love the colors, but especially the design.

  11. Great cards! I enjoyed the video too. If I hadn’t seen you stamp the background on the wedding card, I would have thought the paper was purchased already patterned!

  12. Love your cards! I would have thought the Mr. & Mrs. card background was one big stamp. You did an awesome job making one big background.

  13. I am captivated by your fabulous array of cards. The shaving brush…oh my! Memories sparked of watching by grandfather use one of those, back in the day…Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

  14. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing another great video. I love the tone on tone simplicity. Your daisies blew me away!

  15. Beautiful background. The calligraphy alphabet would really be wonderful to have. I love your easy-to-follow videos.

  16. Five fabulous cards with so much to admire- lovely flowers, showing flowers can be a terrific background, and three wonderful Father’s Day cards!

  17. You are so inspiring.The wedding card is beautiful & you make it seem so easy to create.Thanks!The daisy card is so colorful.I love them both!

  18. Thrilled to participate in the Altenew Blog Hop! I am fairly new to Altenew and am looking forward to trying them out.

  19. Your cards are so beautiful, you are so talented 😊 Thank you for the chance to win a gift voucher x

  20. Fantastic diversity from the new Altenew release! I enjoyed your tutorial video. Fabulous monocramatic card! Also, thank you for using the Calligraphy Alpha set. This was not something I would have endeavored to try, but you have have changed my mind! Amazing cards!

  21. Cute Father’s Day cards
    and all of the other cards
    are so pretty. I love your
    flower one!
    Carla from Utah

  22. I am not normally a fan of gray, but that wedding card is so lovely and elegant.

  23. Great to meet you via the blog hop. Beautiful wedding card – it’s given me ideas for some wedding cards I am working on. Very bright daisies fantastic.

    Fantastic mens cards the quotes made me smile.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  24. Always look forward to your videos. Love the different styles you have created and have added the calligraphy stamp set to my must have list.

  25. Theresa, I love your work. As usual you did a beautiful job showing off the new Altenew release.

  26. So sweet! These sets give you so many options- love your simple wedding card!

  27. All of your cards are wonderful! Love the creative way you used the Dahlia stamp on the first card. The colours on the second Daisy card are drop dead gorgeous and the simplicity of the all of the CAS quote cards are perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Your wedding card is clean and elegant ! And the daisy flowers are just breath-taking ! They are so beautiful and real ! Thank you for sharing!

  29. ut oh…. i might like that alpha set even more than my concord&9th set!

  30. Your background with the dahlias is amazing, and I love the bright daisies!

  31. That background is stunning but love the pop of colour in your gerberas. They look so real! Great video too. Thank you

  32. I love the background you created with the Dahlia stamps. Your other cards are great too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. Outstanding cards! Each of them so different from the next and each one absolutely gorgeous!

  34. So many different cards and each of them are awesome ! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

  35. Your floral cards are beautiful, Therese! Love the background made using layer stamp, so creative! And the set of cards for Dad is also awesome!

  36. Totally wowed by your tone on tone background card. First time I see such card as I am a card making newbie. But really inspired by your creations!

  37. Loved that you turned the daisies into gerberas. I really enjoyed watching your video as you created the wedding card. Dahlias were my mum’s favourite flower so would have made the perfect cards for her.

  38. Awesome cards Theres, love them all the light grey is fantastic, the coloured dahlias are lovely and the mens’ cards are great, love the shaving brush.

  39. I’m a push over for florals and both floral cards caught my eye. Beautifully done!

  40. What a collection! 🙂 Gorgeous cards. The gerbbera card is so bright and cheerful. And the wedding card – I use stamps cause my handwriting is great ! 🙂

  41. Your video was wonderful. Such a simple but beautiful card! Love the tour of your craft room… I wish mine was that neat!

  42. Love how you coloured the daisies to become gerberas. So colourful. The other cords are also great. Such an amazing release! 🙂

  43. A beautiful wedding card Therese! Also, I love your idea of using a post-it note to line up your letters instead writing a line with pencil. The colorful daisys are gorgeous!

  44. Fabulous assortment of card designs! Love the understated elegance of the wedding card.

  45. So happy you couldn’t stop making cards with the products! Wonderful ideas Therese – thank you for all the photographs – now off to watch the video 🙂

  46. I didnt need any of these sets Therese, BUT you have made them look so darn good, I ran to get my wish list started!! Absolutely divine wedding card, loved the video too, made me smile, of course the daisies are always a winner, again you have made them look AMAZING!! I say thank you, but hubby is coming for you- lol!!! have a wonderful weekend! xx

  47. You always come up with such brilliant ideas and make me want all the stamps! awesome work

  48. I am loving all these new releases as well! So many lovely ones to choose from!! So great to see that with the Best Mom and Best Dad sets that some of the money is going to such a great cause! Thank you for highlighting that and for showing ideas on how to use those sets in particular. 😍

  49. Lovely tone on tone card. And the gerberas are so colorful and cheerful. I love them! Thanks for sharing

  50. The full bloom card is fab. The colors are beautiful, and the flowers just jump off the card.

  51. Love that Dahlia background (great stamp set!) – so easy yet so effective Therese. The “gerberas” look amazing on that perfectly designed card and then the final masculine cards make those images and sentiments shine – another stunning release and you have worked your TC magic as always 🙂

  52. These are all great Therese. A beautiful card you made on the video, I had to pin it and I love your masculine cards as well. They are something I always struggle with. TFS!

  53. Beautiful cards displaying the new release from Altenew Therese! Love the elegance of the first card, the brightness and quirky layout of the second one and the masculine cards are super! I can imagine they would go over well with the blokes, as they were minimal and yet packed a punch!

  54. Fabulous cards! Spring Daisy is my favorite set of these new designs, and you showed it off beautifully! Awesome colors!

  55. Gorgeous cards! The dahlia background one is my favorite – off to watch the video!

  56. Fantastic tone on tone card! I think out of the whole release, I’m really wanting the dahlia set! So many different looks throughout the blog hop that are really inspiring 🙂

  57. I love you cards. Making the tone on tone background for the wedding card looks just terrific. And te dimension on the faisies card is amazing!

  58. Your first card is so subtle & elegant, lovely. Your daisy card is so gorgeous with those pretty, vibrant colours. Love the combination of quotes with the Best Dad stamps.

  59. Ooh, your cards are lovely! The dahlia blooms are so pretty and they make a great background. I also love the alpha set, it’s gorgeous! I wish I could write like that! Using the daisies as gerberas is inspired, I love the bright fresh colours.

  60. Wow…you’ve really enjoyed using these stamps….your cards are FAB!! I LOVE your collection of DAD cards so simple but they pack a punch….gorgeous cards!!

  61. Your Spring Daisies is just beautiful! The Father’s Day cards are simple and perfect!

  62. Wow wow wow!!! Amazing inspirations! All yourcards are just stunning! Great new releases, and I’m really in love with the Spring Daisies!! They make my heart smile!

  63. Beautiful release and great cards! My favorites are the fathers-series, love how you combined the images and quotes. I think men’s cards are not always that easy to create and these are just perfect!!

  64. Wow, your cards are so pretty.right from the bright florals to the CAS.. Thanks for sharing

  65. Love your gerbera’s!….and to think Altenew is just 2 years old.Love their style and yours as well Therese.

  66. Love your videos…and the inspiration with this new images is overwhelming…thank you!
    Hugs from Germany,

  67. I love that wedding card it is just perfect the background is awesome and the calligraphy font is something I just got to have, I hope I win but good luck to everyone.

  68. Your wedding card is beautiful and a unique way to use the Dahlias Blossom set. GORGEOUS! And I LOVE the bright and cheery colors in your daisy card…my favorite! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!!!!

  69. Such an elegant wedding card, Therese … fabulous to see you bringing it to life with that lovely stamp set! Beautiful blooms and stylish masculine cards too … what a wonderful collection! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  70. I like the way you used the two Altenew stamp sets together to create the elegant and simple look. Beautiful.

  71. Love the pattern you created on the fist card and the stamped panel on the second, beautiful work!

  72. Okay, what to choose for my favorite? Your dad cards actually brought tears to my eyes. I LOVE the sentiments!! STUNNING design!!

  73. Of course you KNOW you had me a grey, right? =] Every one a charmer, Therese … LOve those fun Father’s Day cards, and the daisies – but your first card? OUT of this world, my friend … xx

  74. Love all your cards! After seeing them I had so much inspiration I started sharing my ideas with my husband. He liked my ideas so much he told me he couldn’t wait to see them and responded I’d have to buy the stamps first. His response, We’ll find a way. Lol! Got to love him for that! Thanks Therese. By the way, I shared your cards with him and he liked them, too. ;D

  75. I don’t think you’ve ever made a card that I didn’t fall in love with!! These are incredible and I especially love the way you made the cards for Dad, the design really highlights those beautiful sentiments.

  76. Your cards are just wonderful! Simple but elegant I just love the your Dahlia card. So bright and colorful.

  77. Once again you have come up with gorgeous cards, well the guy cards aren’t gorgeous but cute. I watched your video and always love the tip and techniques that you share.. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

  78. the card with the daisy stamps is my favorite of all your cards. I could just listen to you talk all day.
    One of your earlier videos turned me onto the singer Charity. Thank you for that.

  79. Wow! I love all these cards for different reasons! I wish that I had started making cards before I lost my Dad. He would have loved a handmade card like any you made.

  80. Love how your colored the spring daisies! And love how you used part of the dahlia as background!

  81. You certainly did have a lot of fun. Love all your cards, but my favourite would have to be your pretty floral card. Love all the gorgeous colours!

  82. all your cards are stunning and fun.loved the best dad cards (wish mine was still with us so i could share with him as they are so perfect for his sense of humour, but could adapt for my husband). love the Gerberas such a fun card

  83. FANTASTIC! That Spring Daisy card really POPS and I adore your tone on tone…and the Dad ones…OK I LOVE them all! Fabulous inspiration!

  84. Those dad cards are great, it’s hard to create for men sometimes but these are spot on.

  85. Beautiful cards! Love the mr and mrs – ink colors are so good with the card. The colorful daisies is very striking also! Thanks for sharing!

  86. Great cards love the wedding card and the bright colors on the spring daisy. So pretty!

  87. Beautiful, beautiful cards! I especially love the daisy stamped one, because gerbera daisies are a fave for me, too. Love how you did the bold coloring! They look real!

  88. You made a bunch of wonderfull cards.
    Like the 2nd card with those lovly coloured flowers.

  89. I really like the wedding card! So simple and elegant at the same time! Thanks for being a part of this hop!

  90. Fabulous cards. That soft grey dahlia background is gorgeous and I love all CAS masculine cards.

  91. WOW – each of your cards is fantastic, amazing and completely cool!! Love the Spring Daisy card – so bright and so beautiful!! You have a special gift for creating AWESOME cards!!! Love it!!

  92. That tone-on-tone card is simply stunning and watching you in action makes me want to give it a go! Love the neutral/masculine cards too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  93. I love all your cards but the daisy card was my favorite. This stamp set is perfect and I love the bright colors on your card.

  94. WOW – you really have been having lots of INKY ADVENTURES!!!
    Your masculine cards are FABULOUS and your florals a DELIGHT – WOW – it was wonderful watching you stamp the background of your wedding card, LOVE IT and LOVE the CHEERY daisies too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and video 🙂

  95. You’ve done an amazing job with these new stamps, Therese! The spring daisies are officially on my wishlist! Thanks so much for the video!

  96. Very nice cards ! I specially like the Daisy one, I love the colors. Thanks for the video and for sharing with us.

  97. They are all brilliant cards Therese, love the CAS design for the guys cards and that wedding card is stunning 🙂
    Jenny x

  98. You have been busy!! All of your cards are just wonderful – but that first one is absolutely stunning! And, I too, wish my handwriting was so beautiful! 🙂

  99. Beautiful cards!!. Love the fact that you showed some cards for the men especially with Fathers Day coming up!!!. Great inspiration!!.

  100. I love all your cards they are so much fun! The Dahlia card is my favorite!
    Thanks for sharing!

  101. I absolutely love the subtle tone on tone look ! Beautiful card indeed, and love your ideas for Blokey cards ! 👍🏻

  102. Very nice cards ! My favorite is the Daisies one, I love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

  103. You made really beautiful cards !
    That dahlia-background is great ! And the transformation from the daisies into gerberas works perfectly : what a colourful, happy card !
    The masculine cards are original ones !
    Thank you for sharing your creativity and making the clear video !
    I saw Australia getting the second place in the Eurovision Songcontest (we, Belgium, were 10th). Congratulations !

  104. I am always stumped for ideas for masculine cards and your designs are perfect! Am I the only greedy one, or would someone else also have loved to see a video of you coloring the gerberas, especially the centers. They’re gorgeous!

  105. Beautiful cards, Therese! Can’t go wrong with daisies or dahlias IMHO and you rocked this hop. Great release!

  106. Therese,
    Great cards!
    The Calligraphy Alpha set is a must have and your “mr & mrs” proved it. I can hardly believe that it was stamped from single letters!
    I’m loving the spring daisy set. Every way I’ve seen it used, has been beautiful!
    Your masculine cards are awesome ideas. I struggle with cards for men.
    Thanks for sharing!

  107. The cards are really beautiful. Loved the first card and thanks for the video. My favorite are the Dad cards. They are all really fabulous!

  108. All your cards are wonderful, so classy and well done. I particularly like your floral cards; they are just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration.

  109. Every time I see what can be done with the dahlia stamp, I’m more and more impressed – your rendering was no exception! Absolutely gorgeous and flower upon flower makes for a full yet standalone background . Thank you!

  110. Your wedding card is stunning – the stamps make the perfect background and I love your bright, cheerful gerberas too.

  111. I love your cards Theresa! I am also lovibg your videos! It is super nice to hear our Aussie accent on videos 🙂 I think you are fabulous! Thanks for sharing your cards

  112. Its kind of a problem for me that you’re on the Altenew team because you make me want to buy EVERYTHING!! 😀 These are all fabulous but I especially love the first one – so elegant.

  113. Oh my, I love all your super sweet CAS cards, but those BLOOMS! Stunners.

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