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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!

INK SWATCH DOWNLOAD

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.

BLOG HOP

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.)

GIVEAWAYS

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.

SUPPLIES

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
[ AMZUS ]
Catherine Pooler Acrylic Blocks
[ CTH ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | ELH | AMZUS ]
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 ]
Needles
[ AMZUS ]
Needle Threader
[ AMZUS ]
DMC Floss
[ AMZUS ]
Embroidery Floss
[ BNZ ]
Alternative Floss
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Lucy’s Cards Chunky Rainbow Sparkle…
[ SSS ]


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

  1. BEFORE BECOMING HANDICAPPED 20 YEARS AGO, I LOVED CROSS-STITCHING. ANYTIME I GOT MY ITCHY LITTLE HANDS ON AIDA AND THREAD, I’D MAKE SOMETHING OF IT. ANYWAY, THIS SOUNDS AWESOME. WHEN CAN I GET IT?

  2. I love all of tbe new Altenew products, but my favorite is the Sewn with Love set. I do counted cross-stitch and this is perfect for combing 2 of my favorite crafts.

  3. So many lovely creations today!!! I love what you’ve done with the Sewn with Love stamp set! What a beautiful way to show you care!
    Honestly, I think my favorite from this release is the Trigonometry stamp set. There’s something about the geometric designs that makes me smile (and it would be great for all those guys that are so hard to create for!)
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

  4. I just love that rose that looks stitched, and the sakura build a blossom! They both look like so much fun to stamp with, can’t wait to put in an order.

  5. Tea party! What fun. The tea party cube set has some of the same colors of the roses on some of the tea cups & pots that I collect. Great soft colors love them.

  6. Hi Jennifer,
    My favorite product is Sewn with Love Stamp Set. All the products are wonderful but you asked us to pick just one.
    Blessings for you and your family.

  7. Just when you think you can’t love altenew anymore haha I love the crafty life stamp set. I love making cards but to have the sentiment reflect that also is great! I’d love to own this set.

  8. The cross stitch stamps and dies are amazing! How totally cool that you can die the holes and it looks like actual cross stitch! Like you, I love to stitch, both cross stitch and needlepoint. So many beautiful options with these new items!

  9. What a gorgeous collection of cards Jennifer! So hard to pick a favorite, This is an amazing release! Those stitched with love stamps are so different and unique! Guess those would be my fave! I could see those framed with the stitching! Great video showing the new release! I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much! I noticed too that your shirt and nails matched your cards as you were going and then at one point you had one hand in peach and one in mint! Very cute!

  10. loving the stitching and the stamp combination! I can’t wait to get my hands on that stamp set! it’s like a dream come true!!

  11. Once again your cards are simply beautiful! And thanks for the tips and hints in the video!! Altenew continues to amaze and just when you think they’ve done it all they come out with something new and exciting! Another release from Altenew that is absolutely out of this world!!! It’s way too hard to pick a favourite but I think I can say I’ve got it down to the Happy Bloom set and the Birds of a Feather set.

  12. I’ve always been a fan of cross stitching, working with fabric. The Birds of a Feather and Sewn with Love are the cutest. Love the stitched heart accenting the bird card. All are beautiful.

  13. Just wow Jennifer!! Your projects make me want them all!! I am a cross stitcher so my absolute favorite is the sewn with love!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. I love how realistic the sewn with love stamp set looks. It takes handmade cards to another level. I’m also loving the Sweet Dreams ink. Blue is my favorite color and these are just gorgeous!

  15. Beautiful cards, as always, Jennifer. I love all the different techniques you’ve used. The Sewn With Love Stamp Set is amazing – You’ve done a superb job wth this set, making the flowers and leaves look so realistic. Adding the DMC floss really makes it pop!
    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

  16. I really like the new ink colors. They make it so easy with four colors that compliment each other. They take out the work and just leave the fun!

  17. I loive the crafty life stamp and the new inks. The forever and always set is beautiful.. how does one choose one favorite?

  18. I am totally in love with many of the Altenew products. The new release of the Sewn with Love Stamp Set is very different and exciting. The Altenew floral stamps are incredibly beautiful and this particular set really stands out.
    Can’t wait to see it in person!

  19. There are too many new things I like that I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite. From the flowers to the bird stamps to the ink colors…sigh…they’re great!

  20. Sakura Blossom Set defiantly; cherry blossoms have always been a favorite flower. Absolutely love the exact fit of the dies.

  21. I think my fav is the Crafty Life stamp set. I like that they don’t apply to just your crafty friends, but to anyone who knows you are crafty. That makes all the difference in how versatile the set is. I only have a couple crafty friends, but everyone knows I’m crafty 🙂

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