Thursday, August 16, 2018

Altenew August 2018 Release Hop + Giveaway

I am so happy to be hopping along with the girls at Altenew for the August Release Hop.  There are SO many amazing new stamps and dies and I had a ball playing with each set.  I have 4 clean and simple projects to share wit you today.  Check out my projects and scroll down to see how you can win some prizes.  
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CARDS

This first project uses Altenew's banner dies and showcase their new number dies.....

Altenew August 2018 ReleaseTo create this Sweet 16 banner, I die cut 3 pocket banners in white card stock.  I used the Ditsy Print Stamp set and added a little patch of blooms to each banner.  Next, I grabbed the Tall Alpha Stamp set and stamped the word Sweet on the first banner.  Next, I added a 1 and a 6 to the last 2 panels in a light gray card stock.  I cut the holes across the top of each and then added some black twine to hold the banner together.  These numbers are going to come in very handy!

To create this next card, I used the new stamps called Halftone Squares and the new Mega Happy die.  Halftone Squares has a long stamp in it that let me create a fun rainbow background...

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I popped the background panel up on fun foam and then went in and added the happy die.  I stacked about 5 dies up to create some dimension.  Next, I heat embossed the word Mail, from the Mega Greetings 2 set, on the black banner and tucked in down behind the happy die.  I added to little black enamel dots on the other side of the happy just for another little bit of contrast.

Altenew August 2018 Release

This clean and simple card set was made using the new Block Print Stamp Set and the Halftone Squares Die set....

Altenew August 2018 Release

I stamped each Block Print with a different color and then die cut them with one of the Halftone Square dies.  I added them to the card front in a square pattern with foam tape. 
I chose a fun sentiment and stamped that in black ink. 

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To give the card a little dimension, I curled up 2 sides of each square....

Altenew August 2018 Release

These were quick and easy to make!

This last card showcases another Block Print image and a bloom from the new set called Floral Art...

Altenew August 2018 Release

I used a sponge and did a little ombre inking on the Block Print for the background.  I added some black Copic Splatter on the card front as well.  Next, I stamped the sentient and then added a simple floral image die cut and then popped up on foam tape.  I added the card front to an yellow card base for some added color.

Altenew August 2018 Release

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RELEASE BUNDLES

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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, August 22nd for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/26/2018.

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BLOG HOP

Laurie Willison (you are here!)
Mona Tóth

I am so glad you stopped in today!  I hope you have enjoyed my stop on the hop.  Now head on over and Kymona's blog and see her amazing creations!

Hope you have a great day!




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90 comments:

  1. I am loving the Inked Flora. You have interested me in the Block Print also. Lovely creations, thanks.

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  2. Lovely projects! I really like your sweet 16 banner.

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  3. Wow! These backgrounds are must haves!! What fun to think about future projects from me and you!

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  4. CAS deliciousness, Laurie ... what a fantastic showcase! I'm especially taken with the rainbow behind the mega greeting ... gorgeous! Anita :)

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  5. I love all your bright, happy colors- these projects are great!

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  6. It's impossible to pick a favorite from these beautiful cards!

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  7. Love your CAS style, you always come up with fabulous designs, thanks for sharing Laurie!

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  8. I love the Sweet 16 banner - it is so lovely!
    Great projects, tfs.

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  9. Awesome cards!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. The Sweet 16 banner is indeed very sweet! Love the cards, too, especially the last one!

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  11. I love your cards! The bright, colorful geometric squares look sourish and fun! This is amazing!

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  12. Such cute cards! I love the colors! Nice and bright!

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  13. Love your cards. Especially the one with the rainbow colors.

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  14. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Loved the banner...and all of the cards were great....I love the way you have used so many of the new release items.....thank you so much...hugs

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  16. what a bright and fun array of creativity, Laurie - love it all!!!

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  17. this is such a versatile release with so much potential. thanks as always for sharing.

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  18. I love your cards! The bright colors are so fun! :)

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  19. These are all your usual crisp clean perfection! I am completely smitten with your sweet 16 banner...it's SO SWEET!!

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  20. Your banner is so sweet and your cards are absolutely beautiful, Laurie! You have certainly showcased these Altenew goodies perfectly...WOW!

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  21. Sweet banner and great card designs.

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  22. So many gorgeous cards and I love that sweet banner! Your cards always have such a wonderful balance to them and everything is perfectly placed. Love these!

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  23. Loved your projects but your sweet 16 banner really inspired me. It was terrific and my granddaughter turns 16 this year. I might have to steal your inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Oh gosh , those are some gorgeous creations.

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  25. quick, simple and beautiful designs! those little flowers look so cute with the big numbers! and I particularly loved the card with those four squared prints. that one is simply amazing!

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  26. I absolutely love your clean and simple style . That hello card is stunning

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  27. Such a sweet baneer and awesome cards. Great new release love everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Beautiful cards Laurie and I really love the banner. So beautiful!

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  29. Fabulous banner, at 16 i would adore that at 16, actual would adore that now at 45yrs old. Your cards are such colourful fun, loving that.

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  30. Love the banner. Great ideas fir upcoming birthdays!

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  31. Sweet ideas! Love this release! Thanks!

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  32. This is such a fabulous release! And I love the inspiration! It is awesome!

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  33. WOW!! great use of the stamps, love the way you made the colorful backgrounds and left the flowers in black and white!!

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  34. How cute is that banner, love the large numbers and the different ways they havw been used... GJ< TFS!
    :)

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  35. As always a great release! Thank you so much for your beautiful creations.

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  36. Such great projects - I especially love that sweet banner.

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  37. Your cards and the banner are all so beautiful! Love this new release.

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  38. Beautiful projects! The banner is so sweet :)

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  39. Amazing projects! Really enjoying this newest Altenew release.

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  40. Beautiful cards and I love the little flowers on the banner!

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  41. Simple and Striking! Love your cards and banner!

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  42. Darling banner and beautiful cards!

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  43. Love your Cas style and these are superb. They would cheer anyone up. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  44. Awesome projects! I especially like the block print card, very cool. Thanks for sharing :)

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  45. I love that sweet banner! Your cards are so pretty! Thank you for the inspiration and ideas!

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  46. I love your CAS style!! The banner & cards are just fabulous!

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  47. I am useless at getting an "artsy"" look on my own so this release is perfect! Also love the frames. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

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  48. Such beautiful cards and love the banner.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  49. Simply beautiful! A wonderful release!

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  50. Pretty projects, so bright and colorful.

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  51. Wonderfully sweet banner - perfect for a sweet 16 party! Love the graphic quality you brought to your card designs - fantastic!

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  52. Hi Laurie! I really, really like your clean and simple projects! I'm glad you're not asking me to choose a favorite because I don't think I could do it! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Your cards are beautiful! I really like the Halftone Squares stamp set :)

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  54. All four of your projects are great Laurie! I really am loving the block print stamp set the more I see it being used.

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  55. Love your cards. So easy and simple.

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  56. I love everything you’ve done with this new release.

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  57. Love these pretty, fun projects. Gorgeous colors.

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  58. Your examples are all so clean and simple but all pack a punch. The block prints are looking better at every step of the hop. Yours is beautiful.

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  59. Great cards and sweet 16 banner! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  60. love your creativity in using these new products - thanks for the ideas:)

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  61. Cute ideas, lots of talent. Thanks for sharing!

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  62. These are such fun projects! I absolutely love the bright colors!

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  63. Those Mega Numbers look like they'd be a great addition in my craft room, but the more I see the Half Tone stamps used, the more I'm liking them. Very versatile.

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  64. The banner is adorable--love all the cute projects you have made with this wonderful new release.

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  65. I love your banner and your quick and easy cards!

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  66. Great projects. Your banner is simply sweet and perfect. TFS

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  67. I love your colour choices for each of these projects. The bright background with the uncoloured floral is so elegant and the rainbow card is delightful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  68. I admire your CAS and colorful work!! Such clean and precise projects! LOVE the sweet 16!!

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  69. I love your CAS style with all these different projects. Sometimes I fear my CAS gets stale, but you have a different spin on each project. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

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  70. OH I love that banner! Great idea for a birthday photo!

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  71. Awesome banner, Laurie, and your cards are so beautiful! Love your designs!

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  72. Love the banner and your cards are gorgeous!!

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  73. I love all your projects. The banner is awesome!

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  74. Very eye-catching banner. Love your use of colors and patterns!

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  75. Super banner and cards. You're very talented!

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I appreciate all of your comments! Thank you for taking the time to stop in!

 
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