Video : Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Altenew have done it again, today they are not only releasing some fabulous new stamp sets and dies but now they have their very own luxurious embossing powders!   We are all hopping along to celebrate and you should have arrived here from AMY’S fabulous blog.  I couldn’t stop making cards with this release, so scroll down to see them and the video that I have made showcasing the fab new Layered Plaid Cover Dies as well as to find out how you can WIN!

To created my Plaid background I used Moonrock, Dark Gray and the blue cardstock from the New Day Card Kit, then I added a Modern Cat (coloured like the lilac burmese that we used to have….  and she did manage to sneak a photo into the video today).

and I used the Pure White Embossing Powder for the first time and am totally impressed with the ‘brightness’ of the white, tick!

Altenew - Best Bud - Watercolor Frames - Lostinpaper (card) 2 copy

Next I created a gift card set using the mini stamp sets: Latte, Strawberry and Ice Cream.

Altenew - Watercolor Frames - Ice Cream - Latte - Strawberry - Lostipaper (mini card set) copy

This time I heat embossed the images with the beautiful Golden Peach embossing powder on some Spicy Yogurt cardstock and added a touch of colour with some Prismacolor Pencils.

Altenew - Ice Cream - Watercolor Frames - Lostinpaper (card) 1 copy

I also used the new Watercolor Frames stamp set to emboss a frame around each of the images.

Altenew - Ice Cream - Watercolor Frames - Lostinpaper (card) 1 copy

Altenew - Latte - Watercolor Frames - Lostinpaper (card) 1 copy

Altenew - Latte - Watercolor Frames - Lostinpaper (card) 2 copy

Altenew - Strawberry - Watercolor Frames - Lostinpaper (card) 1 copy

Altenew - Strawberry - Watercolor Frames - Lostinpaper (card) 1 copy

My final card was heaps of fun and came together very easily.  To create the background I stamped a panel with one of the Watercolor Frames.

Altenew - Best Bud - Watercolor Frames - Lostinpaper (card) 1 copy

Two of the flowers from Best Buds were stamped directly onto the card front and the final one coloured with Copics, fussy cut and popped up on the front.  One of the best things about this set is that if you want, you can also get the layering set separately if you prefer to add colour with stamp layering.

Altenew - Best Bud - Watercolor Frames - Lostinpaper (card) 2 copy

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


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


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, June 3rd.

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 June 1st (AEST) and I will announce the winner here on Friday June 2nd.

Blog Hop Order:

Jennifer McGuire
Virginia Lu
Lilith Eeckels
Nina-Marie Trapani
Svitlana Shayevich
Laura Bassen
Raquel Bowman
Joni Andaya
May Sukyong Park
Lydia Evans
TaeEun Yoo
Marika Rahtu
Lisa Spangler
Nicole Picadura
Yoonsun Hur
Amy Sheffer
Therese Calvird
Debby Hughes
Carissa Wiley
Flora Monika Farkas
Erum Tasneem
Keeway Tsao
Eunyoung Lee
Sveta Fotinia
Agnieszka Malyszek

From here you are heading off to DEBBY’S amazing blog I hope you have had the most wonderful time.  If you would like to start at the beginning you can CLICK HERE.

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So Sorry – Other Supplies:   Prismacolor Pencils – French Grey 20% / Warm Grey 10,70% /  Peach.

Gift Card Set – Other Supplies:  Prismacolor pencils – Cream / Warm Grey 20% / Light Umber / French Grey 70% / Sand / Nectar.

Just For You – Other Supplies:  Copic Markers – T0,2.

232 thoughts on “Video : Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop & Giveaway!

  1. I just had to make a dog sympathy card, and so appreciate your wonderful design for future pet cards. The background die is perfect (as is the cat, which real life cats know about themselves as well). Thank you.

  2. I love these cards Therese, using these fabulous products in the release. I love your darling cat with the plaid background, I love the sketchy look with the flowers and the watercolor frames, and then you are right that’s peach colour on your notecards is gorgeous.

  3. Beautiful cards. I love the little gift card set. So cute. Anyone would love to get those.. right?

  4. Gosh, you’ve been so busy over the last couple of weeks, Therese … just had a lovely time catching up with all your creativity and videos … what a treat! Today’s cards are fabulous … I especially love the soft background colours with the line outline flowers … so cool and lovely … with a touch of retro vibe about them … yum! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  5. So excited to see these new releases from Altenew. Im also happy to see all the new products they are now offering. The cover dies in plaid are a must have for me. The embossing powder is on my list well as the Best Buds.No one does florals like Altenew does. This release makes me very happy!! Thanks for sharing your lovely cards & your talent.

  6. I’m really liking the plaid background die. It makes the cards so interesting. You do great work.

  7. You are always so creative! I love all your cards! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with us!

  8. How could someone not feel loved by this sweet little sympathy card? LOve the panels, and colors you’ve used here, and for your darling little note cards, too. I can see that I hit the ‘check out’ button too quickly, Therese! Fingers crossed you can help me out with that second shopping trip!

  9. Oh my goodness, Therese…you’ve been busy! What lovely cards – I especially love the sweet gift cards.

  10. Love your cards! I love plaids so those new plates are a must have for me. Your right about the new peach embossing powder, it is a beautiful color. Thank you for all the inspiration.

  11. Thank you for the inspiration. I really like the colors you choose for the cat’s card, they are my favorites.

  12. Very excited about the embossing powders. Lovely in peach. This release has loads of loveliness. Thanks for sharing and for a chance at a great prize.

  13. Lovely cards….I love to see your creations and these new Altenew designs will be fun to use, I think!

  14. These cards are just amazing, Therese! That layered plaid is genius, and I love how you highlighted the new Golden Peach EP in your card set!

  15. I always enjoy your videos so much, I especially enjoyed hearing about your kitty. You can just tell by the picture she was so happy and loved. Loved your cards as usual, can’t wait to order. TYFS

  16. I enjoy watching your videos as much as looking at the final card once done. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Love your creations. The colors of the embossing powders are beautiful and I love the Layered Plaid Cover die. Your kitty sympathy card tugs at my heart, reminds me of the boy who once owned us.

  18. What creative cards. . .I like what you did with the peach embossing for the “sweet” card series. Thanks for sharing these on the blog hop.

  19. What beautiful cards! Love how you made the sweets stamps look classic and vintage-y, and those black and white florals on the colors. But I especially love how you used those new layered background dies! Thanks for sharing!

  20. The May release is terrific. I love the background dies and am sure they need to come to my craft room !!?? 🙂 Great job on your card and thanks for sharing.

  21. Lovely cards, really like the Cat card and the embossing powders look great. couple of wishlist items i think.

  22. Wonderful cards! Another really lovely release. I especially love the Budding thanks set and those layering dies!

  23. I just love your work…always such a joy to see and so inspiring. I really want a few of these great sets.

  24. fantastic array of cards, Therese – especially love the plaid background with the cat!

  25. What a great set of little cards. A great idea to whip some of these up quickly. Love the last card with the subtle background colour and single popped up flower.

  26. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Therese! I can’t wait to see your video and start shopping 🙂

  27. I so enjoy your card videos. Your creativity is amazing. Not to mention I love listening to your charming accent.

    1. Hi there, if you click directly on the link in my blog post (you can scroll to the little pictures at the end of the post until you find the product that you want and then click on the picture itself) it will take you to the product in the shop. Hope this helps, Happy Papercrafting, Therese

  28. Absolutely wonderful cards showcasing your amazing talent. Thank you for sharing your art with us.

  29. Okay…I LOVE these! All of them. The cat card is stunning….love the colors and the kitty. The yum yum card are looking good enough to eat and love how you did the card with the best buds. Love them all ♥

  30. The peach embossing powder on your lovely notecards is just so beautiful! I can’t wait to see it in person. Your video showcasing the cover dies was so good. It’s nice to see your thought process in selecting colors. These cover dies are amazing, aren’t they? Such a great card with relatively easy assembly.

  31. Ahhhhhhhhhh I am totally in love with the plaid layering dies and you card only makes me want them more!!

  32. Great new release by the looks. Love the last card with the water colour frames set – great background for a focal point.

  33. Hi Therese, Thanks so much for putting in the effort to make all those wonderful youtube videos. Its also lovely to hear an Australian voice in the mix of great artists. I look forward to your next video. Love your cat card, it reminds me of my baby (just a very cute Moggy) who died last year at 19.
    Regards Lisa.

  34. Hi Therese, Love your layered card so beautiful and those small cards are cute, What great die they look amazing, TFS, Cheers Anna

  35. Oh Therese, I look at all these products and I think I’ve died and gone to Heaven!

  36. I always love your cards and you didn’t disappoint. The Altenew embossing powders look amazing. I love the white as I find it hard to find a good stark white powder. Will definitely be in my shopping cart. Thank you for sharing.

  37. All the cards are beautiful, but I think I love the best buds card most of all.

  38. Lattes, ice cream and kitty cats…three of my favorite things. I don’t know which is #1 on my list. Great post today, as always….TFS

  39. I love that golden peach color, and I am really seeing how much I need the watercolor frame set. I love the simplicity of the last card–it’s a look I have tried many times, but never got one that was as successful as yours. I have some clear stickers that I have put over loose w/c backgrounds that turned out fairly well, but most of my attempts have become grocery lists! Thanks for the encouragement to try again!

  40. I am wanting the Layered Coverplates A and B more and more. Love the cat!
    Thanks for the process video

  41. Beautiful cards! I love the plaid covers, but that last card is my favorite. Such simplicity and softness!

  42. So many beautiful cards Therese…I took a long time to go through your blog post today…the Altenew embossing powders are at the top of my ‘must have’ list.. 🙂

  43. I really like the grid that you used on the cat card. It makes for some interesting designs. The little cat is cute!

  44. Loved the Just for You card with the best bud stamps. It has such and elegant look. Fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

  45. As always, love your work. I know I’d love your work even if you weren’t an Aussie😄 I always look forward to seeing what you create. Loving the colours that you chose for your cards. Thanks for the great inspiration.

  46. Gorgeous card, I love the way you color the lovely cat stamp. Thank you for the tutorial 🙂

  47. Wonderful cards. Thanks for your video – always enjoy them. I definitely have been guilty of colouring dog stamps like my dogs. I’ve been searching for a good detail white embossing powder maybe this new Altenew one fits the bill.

  48. Such a great card Therese and I did love the red behind it as well. (Such a versatile set of dies!) ♥ them!

  49. Awesome cards as always!!!! That little card set with the watercolor frames is so cute!

  50. I am so in love with the Layered Plaid dies and have already ordered them! They are due to be delivered any minute now and I am on the edge of my seat waiting to get the text saying that my mail is here so I can have a little play time with them!
    Your cards are all fabulous and inspiring! TFS!

  51. What a great release! Your cards are nice, especially the cat with plaid background!

  52. Beautiful cards from an awesome release. I really love the new embossing powders and the layered plaid die set.

  53. Love all of your cards Therese, the Plaid Layering Cover die is amazing and I really think the colours you used looked amazing together! Your kitty was adorable, thank you for sharing a picture of her in your video and yes I also colour all animal stamps to match my pets.

  54. Thank you for showing your “thought” process when selecting which colors to use and in which order. I find that is where I “waste” a lot of time – deciding WHAT and how to use colors and stuff, LOL!
    Fabulous cards Therese, and love the mini set. The powders look wonderful 🙂

  55. Love your cards! I especially love the “just for you” card with the flowers not colored, but the background says it all! Very artistic! Such a great release and amazing blog hop! So much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

  56. Beautiful cards! Love the plaid cover plates so versatile. My favorite was the card with the flowers and the watercolor frames it is simple yet stunning. Thanks for the inspiration!

  57. I really like all of your cards. The little set made with the Strawberry, Ice Cream and Latte stamps are so sweet! (That wasn’t supposed to be a pun, but I guess technically they ARE really sweet!)

  58. You’ve made stunning projects again with this new release Therese. I love the trio of square cards.. so cute and the way you added colour to the flower heads is awesome 🙂
    Jenny x

  59. the cards you make for the altenew website are breathtaking, i LOVE the alphabet die ones you’ve made ♥

  60. Beautiful cards. I like the colour combo you used for the dies. Your cat was very pretty too.

  61. It’s no wonder Altenew wants you in their blog hop, Therese. You sure know how to show off their products so beautifully.

  62. So pretty! I’m so excited about the embossing powders and this rose looks beautiful!

  63. I thoroughly enjoyed the video. Everything from your paper color choices to the extra attention you gave the cat made for a great card. Your other cards are delightful as well. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  64. Lovely cards. Thanks for making a video as well.. its very helpful to see the work in progress.

  65. Your kitty card is so sweet. Love how you used the screens in the background. TFS

  66. An array of marvelous cards, paired with a delightful, easy-to-follow video! You’re an amazing teacher; thank you!

  67. I like the simple coloring blocks on your flower bud card. They make the card look elegant.

  68. Love the cat card! I can just see him climbing the glorious plaid background, can’t you?

  69. You are so generous with your time and talents. I like all the details of your cards. The video showed the whole process of making the plaid card. I think the shading on the cat was inspiring.

  70. WOW you have outdone yourself with this release!!! I really like the square gift card set.. beautiful

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