Altenew Whimsical Wonder Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

April 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm 36 comments

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! Today is so exciting as Altenew release their April Stamps/Dies/Stencils and more collection with the theme of ‘Whimsical Wonder’! You might have come here via Joylita Dsouza, so I’m happy you’re here if that’s the case. I have to say that I have loved creating these projects using Altenew’s lovely new products and know that you’ll love them all too. I have a few projects to show you, so here goes..

The first is my favourite, using the new set Folk Art stamp set, which is going to get a LOT of use!

Isn’t it gorgeous!! You might wonder about the card base- it’s simply a tent folded white card that I’ve trimmed a piece off at an angle, flipped the cut off piece over and used it as a template to create the angle on the opposite side. I know it looks like it’s defying gravity but the easy way to get this to stand up is to slice a 1cm off the bottom of the back of the card and that helps it stand up.

I think the sentiment font reminded me a little of art deco, so I picked a colour scheme that wouldn’t have been out of place in that era and coloured it in with alcohol markers. The matching die makes it SO easy with all those intricate parts and really makes the image pop! They are unusual colours that I’d never pick normally but I rather love their subtlety.

My second project is using the wonderful stencil set ‘Meadow Bush‘ with the accompanying die set. It’s amazing how you can get detailed images that no-one will believe are actually stencillled! I decided to choose some oranges and red and mount them onto some black glitter card (which is practically impossible to see!)

I rotated the sprig so that it fitted on the top of a card blank that I’d added a piece of glitter cardstock. The sentiment is from the Folk Art Stamp Set.

You can see that I used a bluey grey ink colour for the foliage and stems- do think outside of the box when it comes to choosing colours. I rarely stick to what I’d normally see in nature. A few tiny sequins just lift the design which came together pretty quickly.

Moving onto another style entirely, I’ve chosen to use the Marbled Bloom Stamp set and combined it with new Poured Acrylic 6×6 Paper Pack.

The Marbled Bloom set ( plus matching die set) is one of Altenew’s layered image stamp sets and you just a few coordinating ink colours and the design comes quickly together. I chose to use a blue in my leaf combo- I love how it lifts the greens and makes them seem brighter.

For the background I thought I’d go textural. I grabbed my super useful Caps Bold Alpha Die set and used the new Poured Acrylic Paper Pack (which looks marbled and so fits this set perfectly) and die cut ‘love’. Because I’ve chosen black and white in the paper pack, I ‘think’ I’ve got away with it being too busy (maybe not 😉 ) !! The sentiment is from the Marbled Bloom set.

Last, but certainly not least, is a set I wouldn’t normally go for, but has the most tranquil and whimsical feel to it – Magical Memories Stamp & Die Set.

If there’s anyone in your life who loves fairytales, magic or dreaming- this would be the perfect set for them. It has two larger images that you might have in a dream. I’ve tried to give that vibe to the card, using a pearlescent navy cardstock and punching out little holes in the panel that I backed with silver glitter cardstock.

You can see the little house on a basket being flown through the air with a magical hot air balloon. To give it the ‘air’ of floating, I added a hand cut piece of vellum that I sewed onto the base layer around most of the three sides. I coloured the image with alcohol markers and added tonnes of little white gel pen dots to make it look a little more magical. You’re definitely going to want the matching die set if you intend on trimming out the design- there are some teeny areas perfectly cut by the die! The sentiment (from the set) was white heat embossed onto some jade cardstock and will make a lovely card for somebody!

There’s a bumper giveaway for this release…$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/11/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 9 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/13/2021.

The next lovely designer on this whimsical hop is Sandhya Iyer, and she’d love you to see what special projects she’s created.

I’ll see you again soon- before you go, if you fancy some FREEBIES…

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically. 

  • Get a FREE brand new Whimsical Wonder Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Whimsical Wonder release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.
  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Storybook Fantasy release collection from 04/05/2021 through 04/11/2021. Shop HERE
  • Get a FREE brand new Whimsical Wonder Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 04/05/2021 through 04/07/2021. Shop HERE!

Love,

Keren x

( some of the above links are affiliate links which cost you nothing but give me a little back. Thanks! )

Here’s the list of absolutely everyone taking part:


Altenew Card Blog

Nicole Watt

Jaycee Gaspar

Norine Borys

LauraJane

Emily Midgett

Verity Biddlecombe 

Nathalie DeSousa

Amanda Baldwin

Laurie Willison

Terri Koszler

Amber Rain Davis

Dana Joy

Kymona Tracey

Svitlana Shayevich

Michelle Short

Maryam Perez

Simon Hurley

Agnieszka Małyszek

Tania Ahmed

Zinia Redo

Therese Calvird

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Lilith Eeckels

Reiko Tsuchida

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Carol Hintermeier

Jenny Colacicco

Joylita Dsouza

Keren Baker you are HERE! ..

Sandhya Iyer

Seeka

Teresa Litchfield

Tricia Schaden

Yoonsun Hur

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  • 1. conil  |  April 5, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    Oh my, such beauty exists on your blog. Once again you’ve made a wonderland of creative cards to scroll through. Meticulously done as only you can. Gorgeous.

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  • 2. Jill Rauenhorst  |  April 5, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Wow, you have been busy! Love them all, but I love the combo of art deco/ folk art on your first card the best!

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  • 3. pamboe  |  April 5, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    What you did with the FolkArt stamp and die is just amazing.

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  • 4. lynnlhill  |  April 5, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    I concur with you that the first card is my favorite. I really like the Folk Art stamp set and could see myself using it lots as well. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  • 5. Tarina Holloway  |  April 5, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Beautiful use of colors to highlight all of the stamp details. Love them all

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  • 7. Nandini Karmarkar  |  April 5, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks for the amazing inspiration. The cards are really gorgeous! The first two are my favorite.

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  • 8. Susan  |  April 5, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Loved the cards. Thanks.

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  • 9. Patty A Eifert  |  April 5, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Wow! You blew my mind with these cards!! I just love the color combinations you chose to use on all of them!

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  • 10. Meghan Kennihan  |  April 5, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    These are beautiful! I LOVE the flowers and designs!

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  • 11. Vikki H  |  April 6, 2021 at 3:15 am

    The first two projects are fabulous! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  • 12. Susan Babcock  |  April 6, 2021 at 4:05 am

    Beautiful Folk Art set!

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  • 13. Marisela Delgado  |  April 6, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Stunning!

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  • 14. beccab33324  |  April 6, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    That first card is the definition of whimsical! And so pretty! All of your cards are so lovely.

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  • 15. Mirella Rogan  |  April 6, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Whoa, these are all absolutely stunning!

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  • […] NelsonLilith EeckelsReiko TsuchidaArdyth Percy-RobbCarol HintermeierJenny ColaciccoJoylita DsouzaKeren BakerSandhya IyerSeekaTeresa LitchfieldTricia SchadenYoonsun […]

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  • 17. Beverly Sizemore  |  April 6, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Pretty cards! Love what you did with the new release!

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  • 18. Sharon Gullikson  |  April 6, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I really like the colors you used on Folk Art. It is gorgeous

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  • 19. apalmer2019  |  April 7, 2021 at 1:21 am

    Love all of your cards. That first one is a beauty. Great items in this release.

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  • 20. Mary Ann Reilly  |  April 7, 2021 at 1:23 am

    The first card is my favorite too but you always inspire with your out of the box style. Well done!

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  • 21. acraftyperson411  |  April 7, 2021 at 1:31 am

    Amazing projects!! I just ordered the Poured Paper pad and can’t wait now that i have seen what you did with it.

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  • 22. Roxanne Tellini  |  April 7, 2021 at 1:56 am

    Your Folk Art card is not only breathtaking….its MAGIC! It really does look like it is defying gravity. I wish you had added a picture of the back, lol.

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  • 23. lisascreativeniche  |  April 7, 2021 at 3:11 am

    Wow! These are incredible! I love that you’ve used some unique shapes too!

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  • 24. Denise Bryant  |  April 7, 2021 at 6:44 am

    Gorgeous cards! Your Folk Art card is a favorite!

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  • 25. dorothyayotte  |  April 7, 2021 at 6:56 am

    Such fun cards. Love the card using the marbled paper. So cool!

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  • 26. joni52  |  April 7, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    Fabulous fun cards!

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  • 28. Dee Earnshaw  |  April 7, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    OMG what amazing cards – LOVE the layering and dimension you have managed to include – thanks for the eye candy

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  • 29. knurse22  |  April 7, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Such creative cards! I totally love the folk art card the best! Gorgeous colors.

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  • 30. Elizabeth Kuhn  |  April 8, 2021 at 5:06 am

    Gorgeous!!!! Love your use of color!!!

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  • 31. Stacey Kowbel  |  April 8, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Gorgeous projects! I really love your hot air balloon!

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  • 32. Andre M.  |  April 9, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Fab range of designs featuring the new products, my fave is the Magical Memories!

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  • 33. Jade McClung  |  April 9, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Fabulous and fantastic cards! Very nice colors!

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  • 34. Inkin' Chickie  |  April 9, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Great off the card designs. The basket is neat

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  • 35. khcamp  |  April 11, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    The cards are wonderful. The detail around the basket card with the hand sew vellum applied is so detailed. Perfect!

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  • 36. tina z  |  April 12, 2021 at 2:03 am

    wow, fantastic cards!

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