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



I’m so excited to be taking part in Altenew’s 2016 July release and blog hop, and if you arrived here from Laura Bassen’s blog then you are exactly where you need to be.  Today we will be releasing 16 stamp sets, some new papers and washi tape!   I had so much fun with these new stamp sets, I can’t wait to play some more.

Here is my first card for today (the video link is below),

Lostinpaper - Altenew - Tulip - Birch Land -Detail (video) copy

Time for a CAS tone on tone background using those fabulous gray inks and the pale gray cardstock from Altenew. Then it was time for a bright stamp layered Tulip from this gorgeous new set and the sentiment was taken from Birch Land.

Lostinpaper - Altenew - Tulip - Birch Land (video) copy

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

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

And now, my second and brightest card for this release.  I decided to use the Celebrations stamp set to create a fun wedding card.  It was time to do some paper piecing and I decided to use one of my all time fave colour combos – bright orange and hot pink, now who wouldn’t love this?

Lostinpaper - Altenew - Celebrations - Detail copy

Lostinpaper - Altenew - Celebrations copy

And for my final card I used the Happy Mail set to create this clean and simple design.  Just a little bit of sneaky masking, colour added with Prismacolor Pencils and my panel sitting up on a piece of (hoarded) Cherry Wood specialty paper, this card came together very quickly.

Lostinpaper - Altenew - Happy Mail - Detail copy

Lostinpaper - Altenew - Happy Mail 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 Friday August 5th, 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 August 4th (AEST) and I will announce the winners here on this blog post Friday August 5th.

>>>>>>> Therese <<<<<<<

From here you are off to PATRICIA’s wonderful blog.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you are having a blast on this hop!

Edited to add GIVEAWAY WINNER,


Congratulations Sandra L., Please email Altenew at to claim your prize with a subject line :July 2016 Release winner from Therese’s Blog


With Deepest Sympathy – Other Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew – Tulip.  Prismacolor Pencils – Violet Blue / Olive Green.

Congratulations – Other Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew – Celebrations. Tulle.  AC’s Cardstock – Bubblegum / Melon / Lollipop / Lipgloss.

Big Hugs – Other Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew – Happy Mail.  Prismacolor Pencils – Limepeel / Moss Green / Orange / Spanish Orange / Goldenrod / Canary Yellow / Burnt Ochre / Chocolate.

398 thoughts on “Altenew – July 2016 Release, Bloghop & Giveaway (Video)!

  1. I love the design of the tulip card and the netting on your wedding cake. The last card is such a cheerful card and I love the flowers. It’s those little extra touches that make these cards so pretty.

  2. Your tulip card is impressive. I love it. Liked your design for your sunflower card, using the cherry wood paper. I also have been hoarding some of that.

  3. Gorgeous trio of cards to showcase the new release! Your flowers are lovely; the wedding card, wonderfully sweet…

  4. Love your cards! Cool idea to use the stem to make a striped background. I hope Altenew comes out with matching dies for these floral sets.

  5. I really like the colors, the dark purple and blue, for the tulip! Very unexpected, but pretty! I also love the little bit of tulle you added to the cake, how sweet is that!

  6. these are beautiful. i always find sympathy cards to be hard to make. i love the use of neutral tones with a pop of colour.

  7. Your cards are beautiful. I especially love the sunflower card. Thanks for providing the video!

  8. Stunning cards as always Therese! Love the layered tulip stamp and how you used the stem to create your background . Your orange and hot pink colour theme was fun with a beautiful CAS card to complete your collection.

  9. you are a awesome artist! thanks so much for the hints on “fixing” misinked problems-great idea.

  10. All of your cards are amazing, my friend … amazing little sunflowers, and be still my tulip-loving heart! You probably already know I adore the pink/orange combo – adding tulle? just so fun! xx

  11. My next card has to be Orange and Hot pink !!! The way you used the Tulip with a single bloom was beautiful.

  12. Beautiful cards and I love this new collection from Altenew! The tulip card is my favorite and could be used for any occasion!

  13. That violet tulip is amazing! It just pops off the card! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  14. It’s fantastic to see how versatile these stamps are as we move along this great hop! Loved your interpretation of the tulip.

  15. Your cards are so nice. Especially the tulip card . Thanks so much for the video with all the great tips!

  16. It’s amazing that a simple side border makes the tulip stand out, your cards are all lovely!

  17. Your cards are always so exquisitely crafted and seem to be so meticulously planned…I’m always gob-smacked…but I keep coming back to see what’s next. Let’s just say, you’ve done it again and with terrific style.

  18. Your cards are always so beautiful. Whenever I see your name on a hop I know to be prepared to be amazed. I love the sunflowers, it brings to mind my dear mother-in-law that passed away last year this month. The tulips are beautiful in any color. Thanks for sharing and for the additional chance to win. You are so generous.

  19. Beautiful as always. I do love watching your videos they always fill me with inspiration.

  20. I love your designs with these gorgeous stamp sets. Thank you for the chance to win.

  21. I really liked your idea of creating the arc and filling it with your own pattern design. Great cards.

  22. I’m so glad you’re on the Altenew DT, Therese! Your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS, as always!!!

  23. The tulip card is so striking! I love the arc cut, with your “pattern paper” behind.

  24. Your first card is gorgeous, very elegant. This stamps set will definitively be on my next order.

  25. Wonderful cards, Therese! I love the pink and orange wedding card – I love that color combo but wouldn’t think to use it for that occasion.

  26. I absolutely love your tulip card. I recently got some Altenew stamps, and I love them.

  27. Beautiful cards Therese! Clever use of the stem to create a background! Thank You for sharing your creative mojo in this awesome Altenew release hop!

  28. you always have such fun ideas. the stem background, the curved edge, the colored pencil fill in trick, I am always enamored by the ease in which you design. Thank you!!!

  29. Gorgeous cards, Therese. Love the elegant look of the bright tulip against the soft grey and the bold and bright design of your second card.

  30. All of your cards are gorgeous, as they always are! I am in love with your tulip card, and the video was great too, fantastic tip for when you mis-stamp, I will defiantly be using that tip.

  31. Love all your cards!! But that tulip card is awesome!! I really appreciate the tip on fixing things!! Cause we all make mistakes.

  32. Love the cards you have made especially the tulip and the sunflowers, but I do love the orange and pink, I like colour, and all three have great colour. Looking forward to see what else you do.

  33. Great cards. I love hot pink and orange too – it is so bright I find it lifts my spirits.

  34. Love those sunflowers! Always so fun to color. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win some fun $.

  35. Wow your tulip sympathy card is just right for the occasion. love the other cards too.

  36. Thank you for the great video. Sometimes we get so reliant on die cuts that we forget that a little fussy cutting and a penciled in arc can be marvelous.

  37. All of these cards are darling. I too love pink and orange combos. I love how you arched the tulip cut out to match the flower. Lovely.

  38. One single tulip with so much impact! Love it. And your color choices are lovely.

  39. Beautiful card Theresa! I went to Keukenhof in Holland last year and could not believe the beauty I saw! I love tulips!

  40. Your showcase of release elements is beautiful! I’m drawn most to the sympathy card- the Tulip set is pulling me in…

  41. All three cards are wonderful, but especially like your tulip edging the semi-circle. Your tulle on the cake card is very clever.

  42. Gorgeous cards, love the of grey ink on grey cardstock in the tulip card. Really adds dimension to a classic design.

  43. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous cards! Inspiring! Love the simple elegance of the tulip card, the vibrant colors in the congrats card, and the comfy-ness of the bigs hugs!

  44. Beautiful cards. The tulip card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and thank you for the tutorial.

  45. Hi Therese, That is just beautiful, love how you did the tulip cut out and then that back ground stamping, something I have not thought about doing, but now I will, Thanks for sharing, Cheers Anna.

  46. Fabulous cards, Therese. I love how you created your own pp in the 1st card with one of the stems. Genius!

  47. Wonderful design, love how you have cut out the tulip. I also love that you have used the colored pencils to highlight and enhance the image….thanks for the great inspiration!

  48. Your cards are simply beautiful. Especially love the tulip card and how you fixed it with the pencil. Thanks for sharing.

  49. Such lovely cards & ideas! Thank you so much! I was so pleasantly surprised at how lovely the little sunflowers or daisies are! I want so many of the sets in this release!

  50. Simply stated – stunning sympathy card. Extra thanks for including the video. Your other two cards are beautiful too.

  51. Once again I am amazed by Altenew. If i had to pick one look the lovely one that says “Big Hugs” My children and i say this to each other everyday followed by a really big hug.

  52. Gorgeous Therese – looks like another fun release! In a blog hop line up following Laura Bassen girl!!! Did you have to pinch yourself lol – I know I would. Woohoooo! xx

  53. Beautiful cards. Love the tulip card and the simplicity of the sunflower card is just beautiful

  54. Lovely cards, Theresa! I really love the “off the page” look of the fussy cut tulip – simply gorgeous!

  55. Lovely cards. The tulle bow is so cute. And I love the clean lines of the sunflower card.

  56. Love the sunflowers. Your fussy cutting is perfect (in this case for the tulip), you make it look so easy.

  57. The tulip card looks so elegant! AND, I might very well “borrow” that idea! (If it’s okay with you, that is.)

  58. All three are just fabulous Therese! That first one is just stunning! I love the bright colour of the tulip against the soft grey and all that gorgeous crisp white! I love these over the edge panels you are doing lately! Have a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx
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  59. You really gave us a diverse range of ideas today Therese.I love the sunflowers but the design of the tulip card is one that I will try use and try to make something similar.Fabulous stamps with great ideas on how to use them….thank you.

  60. Your color choice on the Celebrations card is so beautiful. It helps me think outside the box when I’m creating. Thanks for sharing!

  61. I love your clean and simple style, done with such elegance. All three cards are lovely, and it’s an inspiration to see what you have done with just a small fraction of all the wonderful new stamps included in Altenew’s release. TFS you talent and ideas!!

  62. Another beautiful stamp set that you have created a lovely card with. Thanks for the inspiration.

  63. Absolutely love your sympathy card, so very elegant. I’m a beginner so I’m just absorbing all these beautiful ideas. Thank you.

  64. Absolutely love your sympathy card, very classic and beautiful. Thank you for all the ideas.

  65. Beautiful cards! I love the lines in your design on the first one and the color combo on the second!

  66. What great cards! My favourite has to be the pink and mango one with that fabulous pouffe of tulle! How Gorgeous!

  67. Love your cards. The tulip cut out on the first card is beautiful and really unique – my favorite.

  68. Such pretty cards and love the tulip design best. Thank you to your contribution and Altenew for beautiful stamp designs.

  69. Such creative designs- The tulips are at the top of my list! Great blog hop everyone!!!

  70. Thanks so much for the video! I love how you put that tulip card together. And I needed the tips on fixing botched inking! Also love the pretty simplicity of the Happy Mail card.

  71. Thank you Therese , that’s so kind of you! I just love all things Altenew! Thanks for posting a video too, it’s amazing how much I learn from these blog hops!

  72. what a beautiful design on the sympathy card, the cut away is a lovely effect. So many pretty cards!!!

  73. Enjoyed you video and your card is very nice! Thank you for a chance to win the very generous gift certificate!!!!!

  74. Therese, Absolutely love your cards they’re so beautiful! I certainly would be the happiest camper in the whole wile world…..

  75. Gosh what a lovely lot of cards. Thank you for a sympathy card these are so hard and lately I’ve needed too many of them. Love your work!!

  76. Pretty cards! I really like the tulips combined with shapes, it’s so simple and nice idea!

  77. Love all your bright and cheerful cards! I, too, love the bright orange and pink combination. It’s awesome!

  78. Thanks for the video explaining the tulip card.That is a great way to spotlight an image. Your other cards are terrific too. Thanks for them and your giveaway.

  79. Thank you for the inspiration and wonderful ideas! I love what you create…you are so talented! Your cards are absolutely beautiful!
    Thanks for the chance to win a giveaway! 🙂

  80. Such lovely cards – the tulip is beautiful on the sympathy card and I love the orange/pink combination of your second card!

  81. Very sweet and elegant sympathy card. Great idea using the stem stamp for the tone on tone stamping.

  82. LOVE your designs!!! The Sympathy card is my favorite. I loved the techniques you used! (I may have to try something similar.) But the Congratulations and hugs card were equally wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  83. Love those sunflowers highlighted within the rectangle, and again, the tulip image – may fav of this new release. So simple and effective on your sympathy card.

  84. Totally awesome cards and loved the video. That card is CAS personified. It is just stunning

  85. Wow — What an amazing release. I especially love the tulips and the globe/world, so it touched my heart that you decided to showcase the tulips with such a great video. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!!!

  86. Beautiful projects! So perfectly clean and simple. I love the tulip and macaroons! Can’t wait to get them! Thanks for the chance to win ❤

  87. Oooh I love your cards Therese – you’re so incredibly talented & creative!!! These new stamps from Altenew look gorgeous and I can’t wait to see more of your card creations with those stamps!! Thanks heaps for the awesome inspiration! Yours, Steph

  88. Thank you for the video. It’s so reassuring to see you make corrections and the results are stunning! Gorgeous cards for the new release!

  89. My favorite stamps in the hands of one of my favorite designers. Your cards are wonderful, Therese. I love the curve on the tulip.

  90. Cute Cards. I appreciate seeing the sympathy card. Those are usually hard for me. Great job!

  91. The tulip card is spectacular and the sun flowers oh so pretty ! Great idea for the wedding card too – thanks for sharing !

  92. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers growing up. This project takes me down memory lane it is gorgeous

  93. FABULOUS cards!!!
    LOVE your CUTE wedding cake and SWEET sunflowers, ADORE your ELEGANT tulip, the blue & violet is STUNNING and the curve a DELIGHT!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and video 🙂

  94. Your tulip card is so clever. Thanks also for the colored pencil tips. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing

  95. Thanks Kathy and Therese! So excited and can’t wait to hear back from Altenew and do some shopping.

  96. Three CAS beauties! Love the curve on the first card. The bold colours and the touch of tulle on the second are so much fun! And the perfect simplicity of the last one makes me happy. 🙂

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