Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway


Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1!! Today we are celebrating Altenew turning 5 years old!!  If you’ve arrived here from Chameleon Art Products 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 Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Let’s take a look:

Live Your Dream Die Cut Embellishments

I created this cute photo card. Such a great why to showoff your latest adventure. I saw this idea a couple a month ago on YouTube and knew that I wanted to give it a try.

Let’s take a closer look:

To create the card with the closure, I used We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board.

Live Your Dream Die Cut Embellishments

To keep the card closed I used a retired Tombow Hook & Loop Tab. It’s a piece of Velcro, that does not tear the paper.

Live Your Dream Die Cut Embellishments

I used the Live Your Dream Puffy Alphabet Stickers to decorate the die cut embellishment.

Live Your Dream Die Cut Embellishment

For the photo, I created a tag using We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board. I used Altenew Gold Washi Tape from the New Day Card Kit to decorate it.

Then I adhered the photo on top and done.

Super quick and easy.

Let’s take another look:

Live Your Dream Die Cut Embellishments

I love how this photo card turned out. Big enough to display a photo and small enough to fit in you pocketbook.

So what do you think?

Would you love to pick up some of these amazing products?  Do not fear Altenew is offering free shipping!!

Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY9M or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING9M at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2019 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2019 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. (Include a promotion graphic if you’d like.)


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 5 $50 Altenew Gift Certificates

Altenew Academy: 10 Class Spots

Jennifer McGuire Ink: 2 $100 Altenew Gift Certificates

My Sweet Petunia: 1 Prize Bundle(Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align and a bar magnet)

Pretty Pink Posh: 2 $50 Gift Certificates

Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate $50 Gift Certificate

Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 Gift Certificate

Blitsy: $30 Gift Certificate

Online Card Classes: 3 Class Spots

Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate

Seven Hills Crafts: £25 Gift Certificate

Chameleon Art Products: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens

Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 Copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2019 Issue

WOW! Embossing Powder: $20 Gift Certificate

Simply Cards & Papercraft: 1 Copy of Simply Cards & Papercraft Spring 2019 Issue

Be sure to leave comments by April 12th, 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 33 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 20th, 2018.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Tania Ahmed

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:


Jennifer McGuire

May Sukyong Park

Simon Says Stamp

Lilith Eeckels

Alex Syberia

Kathleen Graumüller

Ellen Hutson LLC

Zinia Redo

Mona Tóth

Vicky Papaioannou

Keeway Tsao

Zsoka Marko

Kristina Pokazanieva

Amber Rain Davis

Chameleon Art Products

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Tania Ahmed

Bea Valint

Joni Andaya

Barb Engler

Isha Gupta

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.)

Live Your Dream Collection Live Your Dream Patterned Paper Live Your Dream Die-Cut Embellishments New Day Card KitWe R Memory Keepers - Tab Punch Board

We R Memory Keepers - Tag Punch Board Tombow Hook and Loop tab

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Your Next Stamp DT Dare- Paint the town red

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp and our DT Dare!!!

What is a DT Dare you ask? It’s a fun monthly challenge for the YNS design team to show case more fabulous projects using the new release products!!


Fun right!!

Wait there is more!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post you could Win a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!! 

Exciting right!!  It sure is for me!!

The DT Dare Challenge this month is Paint the town red!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the February release.  I went with a new die for my project.

Take a look at my project:

Heart Gift bags (YNS)

To create this little gift bags, I die cut once for each bag.  The beauty of this die is you only need one piece of paper.

I die cut a piece of retired Stampin’ Up! DSP, folded the score lines added some Tombow Extreme Adhesive and assembly the bag.

I cut a piece of Tombow Fastener Tabs to create a closure for the bag.

I added the small white heart to the cover of the bag to finish it off.

I thought about stamping a sentiment but changed my mind.  They look nice just as they are.

What do you think?  Please let me know below.

Super simple and easy.

So tell me what you think of this challenge? I would love to know, let me know below!

Don’t forget to head on over to the Your Next Stamp Store to take advantage of the online discount code below and save an extra 20% on everything in the store!!

Don’t forget we have Blog Candy for you!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog today you have a chance of winning the blog candy.


Supplies used:

Stripetastic Heart Scallop Treat Bag Die 2Tombow XtremeTombow Fastener Tabs

Thank you so much for stopping by!