Friday, April 20, 2018

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway



I'm honored to be a part of this Blog Hop Celebrating Parents
Creating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards seems to be an easy thing for me, as my parents are and have been very influential in my life.  As Mom and Dad grow older, I see our roles changing as caregivers.  A simple phone call or even a brief text means so much. Taking it a step further and sending an actual card showing appreciation and LOVE is the Sprinkle on top!

If you are hopping from the start, you are arriving from Laurie Willison's blog.

Altenew will be collecting handmade cards between March 14th and April 30th. Hope you join us and create something lovely for this special Celebrating Parents Card Drive

Here are some cards I made for the card drive. I'll give a short description on how to make each one, later in the post.


*20% of the profits earned from the following sets (Best Dad, Painted Rose, Penned Rose, Extra Special, and Best Mom) by 6/17/2017 will be donated to Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.


Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle is the star of my first card. Which I  enjoyed coloring with Artistic Markers after each image was stamped and cut out. Then I arranged them onto the Pegboard Canvas Cover Die
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Next I created another masculine card featuring Trigonometry Stamp & Die Bundle.
Stamped with Crisp inks Sweet Dreams Mini Cube Set and Maple Yellow from Pocketful of Sunshine Mini Cube Set. The sentiments are from BEST DAD stamp set. I randomly cut three dotted triangles on an A2 sized card front. Layered that panel onto a white cardbase and placed the other inked triangles around the sentiment. The main Thank you sentiment is heat embossed onto Gold Paper and popped up with fun foam tape.
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Moving on to some feminine cards:)
Extra Special Stamp & Die Bundle has such pretty floral layering images. 
  • I inked Two of the large spray outlined images with Bamboo crisp ink
  • Then I inked the layers of  EXTRA SPECIAL blooms with Dew Drops, and Aqualicious. 
  • The leaves and stem solid images are inked with Minty Mint and Sweet Leaf. 
  • To add a kiss of sparkle, I flicked an embossing pen over the blooms and heat embossed with platinum EP, a lesson learned in the Impressive Heat Embossing class at Altenew Academy.
  • Then cut both sprays out with the coordinating die and then cut the sprays into several pieces to make a custom swag arrangement

Mixed in my arrangement is the Leafy Wreath Die spritzed with DUSK metallic spray and smooshed some Just Green Crips ink onto the leaves. I then clipped it into smaller pieces and tucked them in and around the floral blooms. Those bits of Orange are from the Create-A-Wreath Die Set. one of my favorite filler die sets:)
Before placing the floral swag arrangement onto a card front:

  • Dry embossed the Halftone Cover Die onto white A2 sized CS
  • Splattered Aqualicious and Sweet Leaf smooched onto an acrylic block and flicked with a wet brush
  • Stamped the tiny flower and sprig images from DOT LABELS  in black
  • Created the Label by inking and sparsely embossing it with Platinum EP then cut it out with the die
To finish the card:
  • Matted the cardfront onto coordinating paper
  • Adhered the floral arrangement with foam tape and liquid glue
  • Embellished withBlack Nuvo dots

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For a more simple card using Extra Special Stamp & Die Bundle: I colored the sweet flowers and leaves with  Artistic Markers: B002, B201, B204, B227, B 313, G554, G702, G715
 After die cutting with the coordinating die, I layered up a pretty freestyle collage of goodness which included several triangles left over from the masculine card above using Trigonometry Stamp & Die Bundle.A blue Layered Rose die cut, and a tag from Handmade Tags die set.
The Dotted Scales Debossing Cover Die makes a delicate textured background for the collage:) and a simple Silver thread nest/bow are all that is needed for embellishment!
  
This card sports an element from the class, With a Twist, at the Altenew Academy, as the Triangles are often considered masculine, yet in this arrangement they add interest among the otherwise feminine collage.
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And my final card is a quick One Layer card using the Wildflower Garden Stamp Set.
Make this card:


Now, if you've made it this far through my post, Bless you! Hope you are inspired to create something you LOVE, for someone you love:)) and send in some cards for the Celebrating Parents Card Drive.

And in true Altenew fashion, there are Prizes! They are giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by May 6th at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 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 Mother’s Day, May 13th, 2018.

Your next stop is the fabulous Erum Tasneem!
Blog Hop Order:

Altenew will be collecting handmade cards between March 14th and April 30th. Hope you join us and create something lovely for this special Celebrating Parents Card Drive! Click HERE for more information.


Special Offer:Save 35% Off on the Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle from 4/20/2018 until 4/23/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed to enjoy this deal.







****I am part of Altenew's affiliate program. Which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you every time you click through and purchase product(s) linked in this post. Thank you for your support!

LauraJane:)

60 comments:

  1. What a wonderful cause. I really love these cards. They are really beautiful. Thank you

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  2. The "life looks beautiful on you" card is so pretty. I love the colors you used. They really pop together.

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  3. I love all of the new ideas!

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  4. Wonderful designs. Love the look of embossing powder.

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  5. Your cards are pretty and very creative.

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  6. Awesome cards!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Beautiful cards and I love all your backgrounds! So pretty and fun. Beautiful job.

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  8. All your flower cards are lovely but my favorite was your Father's Day card. Well done.

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  9. Love the triangle behind the flowers. I have to try that.

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  10. This trigonometry stamps and dies seem just great ! I particularly love the card you made out of them ! Congrats.

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  11. Lovely cards! the last one appeals to me the most.

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  12. Love Love Love the turquoises in your cards!

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  13. That trigonometry set really caught my attention- such a stunner!

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  14. Very beautiful cards. Love that wildflower stamp set. Love your geometic dad card.. Nice job.

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  15. All fabulous cards! Great designs! Love the peg board background without all the holes punched out. Great look! Love the florals!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  16. All great cards-hard to pick a favorite!

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  17. Ooh, i like the look of the peg board. Very cool!

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  18. Nice cards. I really like the masculine cards!

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  19. Wonderful cards! I love the special and unique touches you add to your cards!

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  20. Beautiful in blue, my favorite color

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  21. Amazing cards! Wow, just wow!

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  22. WOW LauraJane, these are all fantastic. Your Father's day cards are great, love the Best Dad set. Your feminine cards are gorgeous. I am esp. drawn to the card using the Wildflower Garden set.

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  23. Thanks for sharing your amazing cards. They are gorgeous....

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  24. Love the color pallet you used on these beautiful cards!

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  25. Wow love all your cards especially the father's day card - so creative and just gorgeous:)

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  26. Amazing cards Laura, pretty and cheerful,

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  27. Truly amazing cards!! Lots of blues, greens & yellows...very springy! I especially love the pegboard die with the father's day card...my late father was a woodworker/crafter & had tons of pegboards all around the garage holding all his wonderful tools & such!!

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  28. This is such a lovely idea from a super stamp company & I'm glad to be a part of this blog hop. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

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  29. Fantastic cards LauraJane. The pegboard background is amazing with the cool masculine images. The flower images are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. They're all wonderful, especially the pegboard.

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  31. Each and every card of your is just so so gorgeous and amazing,you truly create wonders with Altenew products.Thank you so much for always inspiring !

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  32. You're Father's Day card is perfect! Just love your floral designs. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. My favorite is the wild flower card. Love all the blue!

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  34. Wonderful cards. My fave is the first one with the pegboard.
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  35. Fantastic cards! I love the mothers day one! This is such a great cause! Thank you for sharing!

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  36. Wow . . . you were busy!! And these are all sooooo fabulous!!

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  37. Beautiful cards! Love the colors and the designs ♥

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  38. Wonderful set of cards!! Each one is lovely!!

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  39. Love your use of the pegboard die in the background of the first card! All of your cards are really great. Thank you for sharing.

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  40. The pegboard is perfect for the fathers day card! Your one layer card is gorgeous! The color is beautiful and layout perfect!

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  41. Love your cards they are beautiful.

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  42. Fantastic creations. Love the peg board die 💕

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  43. Your card is fabulous. Love the peg board die . Thanks for sharing

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  44. Such a pretty cards- love the colors and the layers.

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  45. Laura Jane, your cards are awesome!! Thanks you for giving us detailed directions for making each card...I really appreciate that! I think that gorgeous wildflower card is my favorite!!

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  46. Lovely cards and thank you for participating in this great cause. Thank you for the chance to win as well.

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  47. Wow!!! I don't know where to start. I really like how you used the peg board on the first card. But the floral designs steal my heart. The elements and colors work perfectly together. Thanks for sharing

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  48. These are beautiful - how clever to add the peg board!

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  49. I love the muti-layers you created for these cards. How fun! Thanks!

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  50. Your first mother's day card looks almost like an underwater scene because of the color and shimmer, and I love that you were able to do that with wreath sets. And I also love how you used the trigonometry set. I love geometric sets, and you really showed of why: they are just so versatile! Thanks for sharing and supporting such a fabulous cause!

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  51. I'm in such admiration of your cards and can't believe how beautiful they really all are!! Gorgeous turquoise choice and such a sweet cause for us to support!

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  52. Fabulous cards! The Mother's Day card is a favorite! I really appreciate the idea of this Celebrating Parents hop!

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  53. This is such a lovely set of cards. I so enjoy geometric design and the fab colour palettes on these cards.

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  54. Totally mesmerized by your beautiful creations! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

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Simply splendid to hear from you!

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