Hi there! Today, I am super stinking excited to be helping Altenew introduce their newest monthly release: Craft Your Life Project Kits! We are, of course, celebrating this new release with a blog hop full of inspiration! You should have arrived here from LauraJane, and your next stop is Tina Smith. You can also start back at the beginning at the Altenew Blog. Monthly kits are so much fun, especially when they’re chock full of products like Altenew’s new Craft Your Life Project Kits. Here’s Altenew’s description for these new kits:
Introducing our first-ever Craft Your Life Project Kit an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Featuring a 6×8 stamp set, coordinating die set, as well as a stencil and embossing folder to fit the theme, this project kit has almost everything you need to start crafting. Just add ink and cardstock, and you’ll be good to go!
This project kit contains the following exclusive products:
– one 6″ x 8″ clear stamp set containing 13 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer
– nine coordinating dies
– one coordinating simple coloring stencil set containing 3 stencils
– one 6×6 3D embossing folder
Note: These products are NOT sold separately.
If you’re as in love with these kits as I am, you’ll definitely want to subscribe to make sure that you are guaranteed a kit each month! These products are only sold as a bundle, but they all work together so beautifully that you want to have them all! I have two projects to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details!
The products in the new Craft Your Life: Seasonal Blooms kit work so beautifully together or as separate pieces. One of my favorite elements in the kit is the die cut frame that you can use with the gorgeous main stamp image.
I stamped the main image using some no-line coloring ink, then colored all of the images in a colorful array of Copic markers, trying to keep the overall color palette a little on the cool side to keep things consistent, but lots of vibrant, eye-catching color. I die cut the finished image using the coordinating frame die included in the Craft Your Life: Seasonal Blooms kit.
Next, I heat embossed the greeting from the Craft Your Life: Seasonal Blooms kit (one of my absolute favorite quotes from Winnie-the-Pooh!! So excited to have this in stamp form.) using white embossing powder onto a rectangle of heavyweight vellum.
I added the floral frame to a vibrant pink A2 card base using Instant Dimension Foam Tape, then added the vellum sentiment panel with some clear dimensional adhesive. The final touch was to add some sparkling pink gems! I love the super saturated color on this one… so fun and happy!
My second card is much more simplistic, but so elegant, with so much texture! I am basically obsessed with the 3D embossing folders, and the folder included in the Craft Your Life: Seasonal Blooms kit is totally stunning in it’s incredible detail. It makes for such a simple, quick, sophisticated card.
I placed an A2 panel of lovely blue cardstock in the included embossing folder and ran it through my die cut machine. I then blended Sapphire ink along the edges using a small blending tool. I think this makes the flowers almost glow! I also splattered some white gouache on the panel to add even more texture and interest to the clean area of the background.
I die cut a “thanks” sentiment and its coordinating halo die from some of the newly released Dazzling Diamond glitter cardstock (which I believe is currently out of stock, but will be restocked soon, so be sure to sign up for email notifications when it returns to the Altenew store!) and some more heavyweight vellum. I adhered it to the embossed card front, then added a few iridescent gems to the card front for added sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. Altenew has some fun giveaways to celebrate this release!
$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 07/18/2021 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 07/20/2021.
Your next stop is Tina Smith. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Stacey Kowbel says
Such beautiful cards! I really love the thanks card using the embossing folder – wonderful design! And that the design around that quote is fabulous!
Anne Gozdowiak says
I am in awe of your no line copic coloring. So Beautiful!
Christine Winiecki says
Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.
Mary Ellen Guikema says
Such wonderfully dramatic cards. Great job.
Dyana Papenfus says
So very pretty! Love all of your projects with this kit
Marilyn Cline says
Your cards are awesome. I loved the vibrant pink card!
Laine Thomas says
Inkin' Chickie says
Great color shares. I like how the envelope matches.
This card is beautiful! And I am really excited about the new kit!
Brenda Lee N says
Oh my love the pretty pinks, and blues.
Catherine Milne says
Such bold colors! So cheerful!
Such a cute kit with so many possibilities.
So so beautiful!! The blue card is gorgeous!!
Linda Heithold says
Monica Schalk says
Beautiful cards!!!Thank you for sharing your creativity.
Sharon Gullikson says
Your coloring of the flowers and leaves—gorgeous!
Celeste Goff says
Such bold, beautiful colors you used on your gorgeous cards!
Angie L says
I love the vibrant colors on your first card. The bright cardstock behind the die cuts really make them stand out.
Sue D says
Beautiful colors and dimension.
Very vibrant cards using this new kit. Thank you for sharing.
Stunning samples from this amazing new kit!
Keely Jones says
Love the beautiful Blue embossed Thanks card! Thank you so much for sharing!
The coloring on your first card is outstanding! Both cards are awesome!
Barbara-Jean Kubik says
Beautiful cards, love the one with the sentiment, “you are……”
Jeanne Rice says
Loved the embossing and use of the sapphire ink. It does glow!
Meghan Kennihan says
Beautiful embossing folders and bright colors!
Lindar C says
Gah! These are stunning!!
Robi Wax says
These are so beautiful!
Tammy Hanson says
Great cards. Love the bold colors used for the background.
Donna de Gale-Kalloo says
Oh! That pink background with the bright coloured flowers is so outstanding! I love the colour of the embossed card as well.
Love the bright colors, fabulous cards!
Audrey D Rodriguez says
I like the way the flowers look on the brightly colored card stock.
Peg Frushour says
Beautiful cards! Love the vibrant colors!
Talitha Wright says
Great cards! I especially like the blue embossed one.
Maureen R says
Really Gorgeous cards!!!
Your colors are so vibrant and super pretty!
Great cards, My fav is the use of vellum on your card. Always my favorite item when used. Thanks for sharing all your pretty inspiration.
Missy Shrontz says
Absolutely STUNNING cards!!
That blue card is gorgeous!
That pink background makes everything pop! Gorgeous!
Bea Connor says
Beautiful cards-great kit!
That pink really makes the card pop!
kathy krug says
Love the bright colors on your designs. This is an amazing kit.
Donna Walls says
Gorgeous cards, I love the bright, saturated colors.
Louisa Mochizuki says
This is a beautiful kit. I really like the bold colors you used.
Carrie V Arii says
The embossed card is so elegant! The greeting is lovely also!
I am so sad that I missed this kit, it is a beautiful collection! I love your color choices, beautiful work!
Nice pops of colors!
Patt H. says
Truly gorgeous cards, Emily! I am obsessed with the fabulous embossing folder!
Marisela Delgado says
Such bright, happy cards! Love the variety this kit offers.
Stunning cards!!! Love the pink background
Jackie Posnansky says
Beautiful cards! Wonderful inspiration! Great kit!
Lisa Byers says
Your cards are so stunning!! The colors are bold and bright. I love the blue card, it is cheerful and soulful.
Liz O. says
Beautiful cards Emily! Love the detail of the 3D EF! Thanks for the inspiration!
Gorgeous cards! I love to see how different they all are and the technique you’ve used!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Stay safe! 🙂
Kelsey Thomas says
So pretty! Love the bold colors. 🙂
Yvonne Boucher says
Beautiful card. Love the vibrant colors as well as the lovely, simply embossed card!
Absolutely love your creations! Your blue card is awesome.
nancy f says
Awesome card kit!! Beautiful cards.
Love the first encouragement card with the bold florals, and the monochromatic blue embossing on the second card is just lovely!
Maria del Valle says
Stunning designs and bright colors
I love you choice of bold colours, they really pop!
Cyndi Morris says
Your cards are gorgeous! This is such an incredible kit with so many wonderful possibilities.
Sandra Baggarly says
Such bright and cheerful cards! Thanks for sharing.
Such beautiful vibrant cards
Both your cards are so lovely. Your background in the first card is so rich and really shows off the stamped image. your embossed card is rich too in a totaly different way. Loved all the details on that card. Thank you
Pat Bethke says
Both cards are beautiful. I, too, love the quote on the first card, I didn’t know it was from Winnie-the-Pooh. Thanks for sharing how you made these beautiful cards.
Blyss Capell says
Beautiful cards for inspiration and i learn new techniques.
Marie Hansen says
Such rich color! Beautiful!
Susan Babcock says
Your Copic coloring is amazing. So beautiful against that azalea cardstock. The blue card is so vibrant.
roxanne tellini says
It is a great quote, isn’t it? Hope your day is as sweet as honey 😉
Michele W says
Love your use of vibrant color for these gorgeous cards and your use of vellum for the sentiment on the first card. Thanks for sharing!
Judy Reeves says
There I see of this set, the more I like it!! Awesome iob!!
Carolee M says
Laurie Fleuette says
So sooooo pretty!
Dee Earnshaw says
fantastic cards – thanks for sharing
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! I love all the beautiful, bright colors! The blue card is fabulous!
Such beautiful deep rich colors on a gorgeous kit! I would love to win!
The pink background is stunning!
Kinjal Trivedi says
The stamp kit and your versatile talent is a great combo. Love the cards so much
Love the versatility of this kit.
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful cards with awesome colors!
Renee VanEpps says
WOW your Copic blending skills are AMAZING!!!!!! Beautiful work 🙂