Altenew June 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s June 2018 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing all of the new Stamps and Dies.  If you arrived here from the talented Chari Moss blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at my Pocket Banner layout:

pocket banner die

This new pocket banner die is super cute! Image making a complete photo banner as a gift for someone’s graduation.

Here’s how to created this Pocket Banner layout:

Die cut a piece of Our Family patterned paper using the Pocket Banner Die.

Set that aside.

Stamp the open leaves from the Leaf Canopy Stamp Set on to watercolor paper.

Watercolor the leaves green.

Die cut the leaves using the Leaf Canopy Die Set and a Big Shot.

Leaf Canopy Die Set

Print a 2 x 3 photo with a border.

Adhere the flowers and photo using foam adheasive.

Stamp the sentiment from the Leaf Canopy Stamp Set using black ink.

Leaf Canopy Die Set

Thread ribbon through the holes and hang it on your wall.

Nice and easy.

Let’s take another look:

Pocke Banner Die

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!


  • Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, June 20th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, June 24, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Tuesday, June 19th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018.

    Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

    Joni Andaya

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

May Sukyong Park

Laurie Willison

Erum Tasneem

Anna Komenda

Laura Bassen

Karin Åkesdotter

Flora Monika Farkas

Kristina Werner

Rubeena Ianigro

Svitlana Shayevich

TaeEun Yoo

Nicole Picadura

Mona Tóth

Vicky Papaioannou

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Lydia Evans

Chari Moss

Kymona Tracey

Joni Andaya

Therese Calvird

Raquel Bowman

Yoonsun Hur

Lilith Eeckels

Miriam Prantner

Reiko Tsuchida

Lydia Fidler

Zinia Redo

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Debby Hughes

Enza Gudor

Agnieszka Malyszek

Janette Kausen

Virginia Lu

Sandra Dietrich

Kay Miller

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  The Altenew  products were given to me since I’m on the design team.  The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Leaf Canopy Stamp set Leaf Canopy die Altenew Canopy Bundle Pocket Banner Die black ink Our Family Patterned Paper

Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and Gray
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Rubber Dance Stamp July 2017 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Rubber Dance Stamp for the last time as a design team member!!  I had so much fun being on this team.  I’ve learned so much from the talented ladies on this team.  Their creativity is endless and beautiful and for that I’m grateful for the opportunity to work along side of them.

So Bibi, Susanne and the entire team – Thank You from the bottom of my heart!  I have a love for mixed media and can’t wait to play along with your challenges as a participant.

Now onto today, July 2017 Theme Challenge!

rubber dance stamps

Take a look at my tag:

Rubber Dance Stamps Beautiful Bugs

I had so much creating this tag.  I recently took an online class that taught me about the color wheel and how to use colors.  I created a postcard size switch using three colors next to each other.  I used blue, green and yellow green.

When I saw the theme for this challenge I knew I wanted to use this postcard.

Using Neat and Tangled Scalloped Die set cut out the tag.

Using the Mini Misti, stamp the Dragonfly and the sentiment from Rubber Dance Stamps Beautiful Bugs and Something Wonderful stamp set using black ink.

Rubber Dance Stamps Something Wonderful

Then use We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Power Punch to punch a hole in the tag.

Now it time to get the ribbon colored.  Using Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon, cut three pieces.

Spray them with Altenew Ink Spray Ocean Wave, Frayed Leaf, and Warm Sunshine. Crinkle in your hand and then dry it with a heat tool.

Add them to the tag and your done.

Crinkled Ribbon

I love how this turned out and I love that is is my last project as a member of this team.

What do you think?  Please let me know below.  I would love to hear from you.

Guess what!!!  If you like this stamp set or any other stamp set from Rubber Dance Stamp, use coupon code: KTFreeShip for free shipping!!  YES, Free Shipping.

Now onto the challenge prizes!

The winner will win five fabulous stamps fromRubber Dance Stamp!! Wait, if the winner used stamps from Rubber Dance Stamp, they will winner another five stamps! That’s a total of 10 stamps!! Wow!!!

You have until July 31, 2017, midnight Central European Time.  Which is 6:00 PM, July 31, 2017!! Please pay attention to this time. Here in NY, we are 6 hours behind Norway! 

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored. ) 

rubber dance stampsrubber dance stamps something wonderful We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Power Punch - 1/4 InchMini MISTI - Most Incredible Stamp Tool InventedNeat and Tangled SCALLOPED Die Set Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON TH93020 ink spray

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5 Minute Teacher Appreciation Gifts – YNS

Hello everyone!! This week Your Next Stamp Design Team is show you how to create Teachers Appreciation Gifts for any teachers in your life.  May 3rd is Teacher Appreciation Day this year and I’m going to show you how to make a 5 minute Teacher Appreciation Gift.

Take a look at the gifts I created:

Teachers gifts (YNS)

I think these little boxes are the cutes thing.  They are even easier to create.

Here’s how:

  1. Use Stampin’ UP! Baker’s Box Thinlits Die to cut out two pieces out of Neenah Desert Storm card stock.
  2. Assembly the box according to the score lines.
  3. For box 1: Cut out 2×2 square pieces of pattern paper and adhere it to the four panels of the box.
  4. For box 2: Cut 13inches of ribbon and wrap it around the box, adhering it at the bottom of the box.
  5. For both boxes: Stamp the sentiment from Learning is Fun and the sentiment from Spectacular Teacher onto black card stock.  Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set.
  6. Die cut each tag out and adhere them to the box using foam tape.
  7. Close Box 1 by string ribbon through the holes.

Nice and easy.  What do you think? What are you creating for the teachers in your life?  Please let me know below.


Baker's Box Neenah Desert Storm CS Learning is Fun Spectacular Teacher Recollections Black Heavyweight67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder

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Wedding Invitations

Hello everyone!!  I’m here to share with you some wedding invitations that I created for my cousins wedding in Jamaica, WI this July!!

I was commissioned to create 105 invitations with little directions.  The colors are blue, coral and white.  That was all I had to go on and i didn’t have a lot time to create them since they needed to go out so that people could make their travel plans.

Take a look at the invites:

Invitation complete

You have the invitation and envelope, reply card and envelope and a ribbon closure.

Check out my journey:

To create the invitation base, I used the envelope punch board to create an envelope but this is no ordinary envelope.

Invitation base

Once these card bases were cut and scored, the actually invite was created digitally and sent to print.

Once they printed, they were cut and adhered inside the blue base with Tombow Stamp Runner Adhesive.

Cut invites

Next up were the envelopes.  105 envelopes were cut using a Stampin’ Trimmer. They were adhered together with Tombow Extreme Adhesive.


Scoring the cardstock is up next.

envelope 2

The reply cards were created digitally as well.  Printed and sized perfectly.  The envelopes were created for those as well.

Once all of the paper was cut and put together.  The invitations were complete.

Invitation sets

I have to admit, I was given a month and a half to complete these and it was hard work.

105 cut invitation bases cut and scored
105 invitations cut
105 envelops cut and scored
105 reply cards cut
105 reply envelops cut and scored
105 ribbons

That is a lot of paper cut by hand!!

Here is some of the scraps left:

Scrap paper

This is just one table!!

I’m glad they turned out so pretty and that I was able to make my cousins happy!!

What do you think?  Should I go into the invitation business? Let me know below.

Supplies used:

Tombow Xtremeenvelope punch boardStampin' TrimmerRecollections White HeavyweightStamp Runner Dot Adhesive

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YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #26

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #26!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the sketch:


Take a look at the color combo:


I went with the sketch this time around.  I’m not sure I totally went with the entire sketch.  I have to admit, this one was hard.  I hope I inspired you.

Take a look at my card:

Hugs (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Sprinkles – Hoppy Holidays Stamp Set, Crystal Clear Gumdrops

What do you think?  Did I follow the sketch? Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until November 12th at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate fro a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

Supplies used:

clear gumdrops small Sprinkles-Hoppy HolidaysFaber-Castell Polychromos Pencils Bo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper Charcoal

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YNS – September Feature Day

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of every month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “School is Cool”!!  The DT created projects with a school based theme.

Now take a look at the gift bag I created to inspire you:

Thank you (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Cute Alpha Set, Dill-ightful
Other Supplies: We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board, We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board, VersaMark Ink, Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon, Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio

I used the Cute Alpha Set and created a couple watercolor background pieces like I did a couple of weeks ago. I choose to do that, because I didn’t have any other stamp sets that represented school.

Thank you 1 (yNS)

Gift bags are an awesome way to show your appreciate to those teachers that spend so much time with your children.  I love making things for my daughters teacher.  They are so happy to get tokens of appreciation.

What do you think?  Let me know below!!

Now on to that prize!!


All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by September 24th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Supplies used:

Dill-ightful Cute Alphagift bag punch boardBanner punch boardVersamarkCracked PistachoMermaid Lagoon

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


CS Make It Take It: Take a Stamp Inspiration Photo

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of September.

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!! Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

Merry Christmas (TIMI)

Man oh man, I love how this Christmas card turned out.  I didn’t want to use traditional colors, the black and white is so pretty!

  1. I knew I wanted to use Versamak Ink so I prepped my Hero Arts Black Note Cards before stamping.
    Prepping cardstock
  2. I used the new Hero Arts Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints Stamp Set and stamped it on my black cardstock using Versamark ink.
    Stamping with Versamark
    Stamped with Versamark
  3. I added Hero Arts Ultra Fine White Embossing Powder and heat set it.
    Heat set
  4. I cut my panel down to 3/4 and adhered it to the bottom of my card panel using Tombow Multipurpose Glue
  5. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Joy to the World Stamp Set on the top portion of my card using Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink.
  6. I added white ribbon to the card base and tied a bow.

Super easy but very elegant.  I love how crispy this card turned out.

I love how this turned out!!  Now its your turn to play along with us!!!

All of the Hero Arts supplies that I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of these supplies I used, please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.


We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for July is: STAMPlorations!

STAMPlorations have been incredibly generous and have supplied a coupon code for Craft Stamper challenge players to take advantage of free shipping from the store! The code is: CSTAKEITMAKEIT and is good for free shipping on orders over $20 (£12.90). The coupon will work all through September, and can be combined with any other STAMPlorations coupon.

Here are the prizes this month:New plate

2 Stencils: Bold Florals and Leaf Print
2 Stamp Sets: Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

I’m entering my card in the NBUS Challenge #5:


Supplies used:

Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold PrintsHA Joy To The World. jpgHero Arts Black NoteCards Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment InkVersamarkHero Arts Clear Embossing PowderTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive

Thank you so much for stopping by!!