Dec 17, 2021

Altenew NEW Year-End Celebration Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 Hello friends! I am thrilled to be part of the new Altenew Release and Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Laurie Willison's Blog.

I had so much fun playing with the new Stand Alone Dies from Altenew! I ended creating 4 unique cards for this release. My favorite two are those using the watercolored Lovely Daises Die.

Check out all the texture and dimension on this one. The video documents the process.

Next up is a fun shaker using the Mega Stamp Frame Die set along with a Daisy from The Lovely Daisies Die set.

I created dimension on the petals by flicking the Turquoise brush from the Altenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush set. This process is detailed in the video above. I cut the window using a rectangle die that allowed for the shaker envelope to be added. I cut a matching window to enclose the shaker between the card front and the inside of the card. The window frame is cut from Woodgrain White Cardstock and swiped with Maple Yellow ink from the Pocketful of Sunshine ink set.

The shaker is simple a clear plastic envelope from a stamp set filled with miscellaneous sequins from my stash.

The next card uses background stamping and a new sentiment die. I created the background using the Vintage Tapestry Stamp set in shades of purple using the Sugarplum Crisp Die set. After trimming the background to 4.0 x 5.25 inches, I used the new Fancy Yay Die to cut the word from the front. I also cut the die using purple fun foam and created a pop-up sentiment.

The last card uses the Gold Band Lily Die to create this colorful, textured card.

Check out how the layer of vellum adds a softness to the bloom! For the background, I selected coordinating blue cardstock to cut the smaller circles so when layered, you have a few different colored circles framing the bloom. After cutting the circles, I dry embossed the white base with the Angled Mosaic 3D folder.

The bloom and leaves are cut using a variety of cardstock from my stash. Check out how the gold layer really sets the stage for and elegant card! The tiny sentiment Hello die was cut from 2 shades of cardstock and layered to allow the lighter blue layer to peek through.

Free Gift

We are running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release.  

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners 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 12/23/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/25/2021.


Blog Hop Order


Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Vicky Papaioannou

Jaycee Gaspar

Kari VanNoy

Jenny Colacicco

Yasmin Diaz

Nathalie DeSousa

Kelly Griglione

Norine Borys

Erin Thompson

Terri Koszler

Natasha Davies

Tenia Nelson

Dana Joy

Emily Midgett

Fiona Duff

Virginia Lu


Laurie Willison

Teri Wilson <you are here>

Maryam Perez

Reiko Tsuchida

Teresa Litchfield

Agnieszka Małyszek

Annemarie Caister

Pam Boedeker

Rebecca Sogn

Juhi Khanna


Your next stop is Maryam Perez.

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  1. You made coloring the flowers with watercolor look doable (and so pretty) for a non-watercolorist. Thank you.

    1. Trust me I am not a watercolorist. You just use a flicking motion. Try it. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I especially love the nesting frame dies card - it feels very fun and light-hearted. Thank you!

  3. Beautiful slimline and I love how you did the YAY card!

    1. Thanks Meg. A little fun foam makes the pop-up sentiments easy!

  4. Gorgeous cards! Love the designs…
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great cards. I especially like the shaker card with the fab colors and, well, it's a shaker card!!!!

  6. Daisies really are the most cheerful flower and on a shaker card, that's a lot of happiness!

    1. Thanks Susan. I had a great time with this release!

  7. stunning cards!! so beautiful!!

  8. All your cards are lovely. I especially liked the way you designed the slimline card. The daisy was a unique look at using the die set.

    1. Thanks Marcia. I really had fun with the daisy set.

  9. Your cards are truly amazing! I think my favorite is the shaker card.

  10. wow all your cards are stuning - thanks for the eye candy

  11. Teri, I loved all your cards, my favorite is the shaker. It's so cool. Thanks for sharing & inspiring us & Happy Holidays!

    1. Thanks Tina. I had a great time. Glad you liked them. Happy Holidays to you too.

  12. Gorgeous inspiration, thanks for sharing your lovely projects with us. Happy Christmas and Joyous New Year to you and yours.

  13. Love the Daisy cards. So pretty. Like how you colored in the petals.

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  15. Love how you did the shaker card, the colors are beautiful, thx.

  16. Very nice cards. I really like the stenciling you did on the slim line tag background!

  17. Love all your card designs! Lovely colors

  18. That first daisies card is beautiful , love the bright colors

  19. Gorgeous cards, colors & designs.

  20. I am loving what you did with the Lovely Daisies die. Thank you for the inspo.

  21. Vicki B

    Your embossed card with the layered diecut lily is wonderful. It is full of clever ideas!

  22. Great layers for the flowers. Nice use of the space for the longer card.

    1. Thanks so much. I'm having fun with slim lines these days.


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