Card & Product Showcase: Altenew… + GIVEAWAY

Hello! Instead of a technique video, I am sharing a Card and Product Showcase featuring the newest Altenew release. These products are so creative – I just had to use showcase them!

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.]

In the past, I have done Product Release Close-Up Videos… where I show a close look at all the products in a release. Today’s showcase is a bit different. Instead I show a few products along with examples using them. I hope it is helpful! These Altenew products were some of the best from the recent craft show. Amazing designs!

My first three examples feature the new and oh-so-incredible Altenew Sewn with Love Stamp Set (ALT | SSS). For the first card, I stamped the images with the new Altenew Tea Party (ALT | SSS) and Green Meadows (ALT | SSS) ink colors. The images line up easily together to create a cross-stitch pattern. I also used the Altenew Sewn with Love Die Set (ALT | SSS) to pierce the little holes. Finally, I added some real cross stitching with DMC Floss and a needle. You could follow the stamping to stitch the whole thing if you want! The sentiment is from the Altenew Forever and Always Stamp Set (ALT | SSS).

This second card features the stamping and piercing, but no real stitching. Isn’t it amazing how it looks like it is stitched? You could make several of these cards very quickly. The sentiment is from the wonderful new Altenew Crafty Life Stamp Set (ALT | SSS).

My last card using the Altenew Sewn with Love Stamp Set (ALT | SSS) shows the stamping alone… without the piercing from the Sewn with Love Die Set (ALT | SSS) and without stitching. This still look very realistic! The blue ink is from the new Altenew Sweet Dreams Ink set (ALT | SSS) and the sentiment is from the Altenew Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom Set (ALT | SSS).

I gotta say – I love this sweet bird from the new Altenew Birds of a Feather Stamp Set (ALT | SSS). You could layer this little guy with any colors of inks! I used the new Altenew Sweet Dreams Ink Set (ALT | SSS) and added a stitched heart from the Sewn with Love Die Set (ALT | SSS).

That little heart could be a fun accent on many cards… and it doesn’t take long to cross stitch.

The new Altenew Ornamental Flower Stamp Set (ALT | SSS) is likely the most incredible layering stamp set I have ever used. Not only is it detailed, it is easy to line up because the outside edges line up with each layer. The sentiment is from the Altenew Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom Set (ALT | SSS).

My last card features the Altenew Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom Set (ALT | SSS). I really like how the dies cut right up to the edge of the images… and provide score lines to create a bit of dimension. Isn’t that flower gorgeous!? Swoon. The sentiments are from the great Altenew Crafty Life Stamp Set (ALT | SSS).

Be sure to watch the video for a trick in keeping the shape of the flower!


Altenew just released three new sets of their wonderful inks – Tea Party (ALT | SSS), Sweet Dreams (ALT | SSS) and Green Meadows (ALT | SSS). These are available in sets of 4 full pads (light, medium, dark, and very dark) or 4 mini ink cubes… or individually as full pads. These inks are gorgeous.

For a closer look at the colors, be sure to watch the end of my video. I share all the colors of Altenew ink in my Ink Swatch Book. If you want to make your own, I have a free Ink Swatch Download for the new Altenew Inks – just click HERE. To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads and how I create and store them, head over HERE.


Today I am part of the Altenew February Release Blog Hop. Altenew keeps blowing me away with their releases! This one is especially good.

You can find it all HERE at Simon Says Stamp or HERE at Altenew.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Lydia Evans. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.)


How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 2/15/18 telling me your favorite of these new Altenew products. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Also, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Head to the Altenew Blog for details.


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Altenew. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Sewn with Love Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Sewn with Love Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Birds of a Feather Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Crafty Life Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Ornamental Flower Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom…
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Forever and Always Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Sweet Dreams Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Sweet Dreams Ink Cubes
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Tea Party Inks
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Tea Party Ink Cubes
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Green Meadows Inks
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Green Meadows Ink Cubes
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Warm and Cozy Inks
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Warm and Cozy Ink Cubes
[ ALTN | SSS ]
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
[ SSS | ELH ]
Work Surface
Catherine Pooler Acrylic Blocks
[ CTH ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Creative Corners
[ SSS ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Needle Threader
DMC Floss
Embroidery Floss
[ BNZ ]
Alternative Floss
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Lucy’s Cards Chunky Rainbow Sparkle…
[ SSS ]

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669 thoughts on “Card & Product Showcase: Altenew… + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Wow, how someone comes up with these ideas, just amazes me. I like them all like everyone else but my favourite in the Ornamental Flower. The detail is amazing.

  2. Truly amazing how much those cards looked stitched. Altenew really does design some pretty cool products – love what you created today. Thanks for showcasing their new line for us, Jennifer!

  3. What a gorgeous bunch of stamp sets! I used to do lots of crossed stitch few years ago until I started to get into scrapbooking, and these stamps combined the best of both crafts. It’s really hard to pick my favorite and I can only imagine how much fun you had in creating these beautiful cards. But if I “must” pick a favorite, I would pick the build-a-flower sakura blossom set. The flowers look so beautiful and looks dimensional as if each petal were from a separate die cut.

  4. Beautiful cards Jennifer! The ornamental flower set and new inks immediately caught my eye and have already been ordered, can’t wait to play with it. I enjoyed this video format, still look forward to your technique videos. Love to watch you create and your helpful tips in any format.

  5. All of their layering flower sets are just amazing! My favorite product from their release though is the new ink colors! I LOVE their inks. I have all of them, except for these new ones. I will be getting them for sure! Thanks for showing how the new colors compare with the ones they already have.

  6. I am in awe of the Sewn with love stamp set! I love that it is so versatile to simply stamp and be amazing or add a touch of cross stitch! Your cards are beautiful!

  7. The Ornamental Flower stamp set is amazing! I don’t own any layered stamp sets yet, but this might be my first. It is just so eye-catching and intricate! Thank you for all the wonderful examples today!

  8. Your cards are just beautiful Jennifer. My favorites are the Sewn With Love that you actually cross-stitched and who could not love the Ornamental Flower, just gorgeous!

  9. I’m totally smitten with the stitched flower, it’s gorgeous. And I LOVE how you added the stitched heart to the bird card!

  10. I really enjoy watching you on u-tube Jennifer, you are easy to understand and have such great tips, thank you.
    My favorite is Altenew Ornamental Flower.

  11. I loved the bulid a flower sakura blossom stamp set just because i love cherry blossoms and ofcous their new ink colours. Alternew ink line is soo good anyone who see it fall in love with it.
    P. S i loved ur bird card with heart, that was so clever simple yet so much detailed. I admire ur work hope i could be that wonderful one day! 😊
    Loves from india

  12. I love Altenew and this release is another good one. I haven’t tried their inks yet but love that they come in 4 color sets so going to give them a try – great way to do color layering stamps.

  13. I love all the cards you made! My favorite is the ornamental flower stamp set. Thank you for sharing and the opportunity for the give away.

  14. Thank you for sharing this creative Altenew release. You introduced me to this amazing company and I continue to be impressed at their innovation and your artistry using their products.

  15. Another amazing release from Altenew! They never cease to amaze me with their innovative and magical products!
    My favorite from this release is the new Inks and Forever & Always! TFS!

  16. I’m terrible at sewing, but with these stamps, I could get that cute homemade feel of cross stitching. They are def. my faves!

  17. Sewn With Love is my favorite because I used to cross stitch before my eyes got older 🙂 I love how many options you demonstrated with these stamps and dies.

  18. I love all of the designs so much, but I just had to place an order for the Sewn With Love set and of course the new inks. Next on my list with be the ornamental flower set. Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful work that you do. I always look forward to your videos.

  19. Oh, wow! LOVE the Sewn with Love stamp set. So much fun. I always go to your page for new ideas and inspiration. Love your work.

  20. This will be one my favorites, as a former avid cross stiching fan I can’t wait to try this. I love to create my own cards and designs.

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