Thursday, September 5, 2019

Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop and Giveaway + Video


Hello and welcome to my stop on the Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop !! It's always an honor to be asked to join:) If you are hopping from the beginning you should be arriving from blog of May Sukyong Park.  The new goodies from Altenew are delightful to create with! Many are Holiday and Winter related, but others are going to be year-round favorites!

Take a look at what I've made for today's post. Then you can pop down to leave a comment and get hoppin' or read through for more details of each card.

You can find ALL the new September 2019 Release collection by clicking HERE:

September 2019 Full Release Bundle

You will adore this multi layer Telephone stamp set called It's for You :) stamped with the Cherry Blossom ink Collection plus Purple Wine and Industrial Diamond Crisp Dye Ink
Paper from the Celebrations 6x6 Paper Pack made a sweet wallpaper behind the classic phone image die cut with the coordinating die.


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This next card features the Birch Impressionism Stamp Set as a stamped background for the heart and Telly! Just because it is a tree stamp doesn't mean you can't use it as horizontal stripes...I LOVE how this looks:))
 I placed a tiny Heart from the Birch Impressionism Die Set in the center of the phone dial...wondering if my kids even know what a classic phone even looks like?!?!  The Antique Gold Pigment Ink makes that phone really shine! Incidentally, I chose to only stamped one of the detailed layers for this one.

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Moving on to my FAVORITE item in the new release...Candy Cane Stripe Cover Die. I just love the ease of creating with a cover die, don't you?

The Candy Cane Stripe Cover Die cuts like butter in a cutting machine after first inking up A2 sized white card stock with Rubellite and an other one with Razzelberry Crisp inks. Turning the second diecut arount I then layered both onto a white cardbase to get a tri-colored candy cane looking background
The new Happy Pomegranates Stamp & Die Bundle stamped with Antique Gold Pigment Ink and a few leaves in Razzelberry make a festive embellishment on top of the GOLD mirrorcardstock. Still inking  sentiments with the Obsidian Pigment Ink over the Antique Gold, both are my GO-TO sentiment inks.
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Using the die-cut SCRAPS for the next card:))
 In-laid Die cut piecing with a few snowflakes and the simple J-O-Y from Tall Alpha Die Set and WHOO HOO! my card is done!

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One more featuring the Candy Cane Stripe Cover Die along with a pencil colored Happy Pomegranates on Kraft CS.
 After coloring with Prisma colored pencils, I re-stamped the Pomegranates with anitque Gold for a nice crisp outline then Die cut them with the coordinating die. I like how the die cuts the spaces between the leaves for a more detail. A Fussy cut sentiment banner completes the card with a hint of GOLDEN Edge washi tape for more sparkle and shine!

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I made a bonus card with video posted on my IG feed. Watch is by clicking here: or the photo below :))

That's all from me. Hope you have been inspired by my creations today..leave me any questions in the comment section and I'll do my best to answer them.
There ARE prizes for leaving comments on all the blogs too! 
Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 9/10/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/13/2019.

Your next stop on the hop is Laurie Willison!
If you get lost you can start at Altenew Card Blog or Altenew Scrapbook Blog.

New release supplies used in this post:

Thanks for taking time to stop by. Hope you are inspired to create something you LOVE!
LauraJane:)
****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!


Limited Time Offer! Get a FREE mini inspiration guide with every order from the September 2019 Stamp/Die Release collection! Shop HERE: Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Free gift will be added to cart automatically. One gift per order. While supplies last! 


FREE U.S. shipping with code: USFREE
or $5 OFF international shipping with code : SHIP7OFF  at checkout. 
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Spellbinders September 2019 Card Kit

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing the new Spellbinders September 2019 Card Kit. This kit has the MOST beautiful pattern papers and Die Cut shapes! I really enjoyed putting together these quick cards.

Take a look:



Here are all the GOODIES included in the KIT:

Dies exclusive to the KIT:

Here's a closer look at each card:)) 









This one features the Exclusive dies from the kit, which make a FUN letter board with all the Alphas!





I made a sixth card..because I couldn't stop playing with the  PAPER PADDIE CUT SHAPES, and  CHIPBOARD STICKERS !! The GEMS that are exclusive to the kit are so unique in shape and with the kiss of glitter on top!



I think they make a pretty card set:))


I hope you liked my creations and are inspired to make something you LOVE today!


September Card Kit Exrtas: items that can be purchased separately from the kit, without a subscription.

SPELLBINDERS has a Club Kit of the Month for all kinds of paper craft needs!


And there are VALUE CLUBS for those who wish to join several monthly clubs for a great price!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today..Hope you are inspired to #NeverStopMaking!

Crafty hugs and paper kisses,

LauraJane :)


P.S. I am part of the affiliate program at SPELLBINDERS, so any purchase you make by clicking a link helps fuel my crafty addiction..at no extra cost to you!

You can also find me:
Instagram @mammacooksalot  
YouTube: Mamma LauraJane

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Altenew Projects- Dancing in the Rain: One set Four ways

Hello Cardmaking friends!
I have a fun post today sharing 4 cards created using the Dancing In The Rain Stamp & Die Bundle from AltenewThis stamp and die bundle is very different from all the flowery stamps that I usually create with..so I'm stretching out of my comfort zone with these.

Take a look:
Here is a look at the 

This first card took several tries to work out .. creating a Mandala using the large umbrella image.  What do you think? 
Choosing the RAINBOW of Crisp Inks was fun. 
The Wreath Builder Template from GinaKDesigns came in handy for stamping an almost perfect mandala:)) and a die cut umbrella mask was just the ticket for the slight overlap on the one side of each one.
These are the inks I ended up using to stamp the umbrellas:
*Hydrangea
*Puffy Heart
*Heartbeat
*Snapdragon
*Maple Yellow
*Grass Field
*Volcano Lake
*Ocean Waves
After stamping each umbrella in the 8 colors of the rainbow onto a 4x5.25 piece of 110lb cardstock, I went back with Artist Markers to quickly color the underside of each one. Not all the Crisp Inks have the coordinating markers, but I made due with what is available.
*R 820 Deep Iris
*R 603 Puffy Heart
*R 206 Crimson
*Y 514 Orange Cream
*Y 205 Warm Sunshine
*G 804 Bamboo
*B 714 Volcano Lake
*B 002 Caribbean Sky
TG 02 Limestone for a kiss of shadow
A fine Liner pen is all it took to add to each handle for more definition.

So now that the Mandala was completed, all I had to do was: 
  • Stamped the girl and puddles with Persian Blue in the middle of the mandala 
  • Stamp the dancing girl and smaller umbrella with my FAVORITE black ink...Obsidian Pigment Ink
  • Die cut them out
  • Cut a second layer of girl and umbrella from Silver cardstock (for that silver lining)
  • Color small umbrella with: Y 204 Mango Smoothie and Y 608 Autumn Blaze
  • Carefully stamp the sentiment with the rainbow colors and DANCE in black onto a white strip of cardstock using the MISTI tool
  • Matte the whole card front onto an A2  cardbase with the edges embossed with Antique SILVER  
  • Finished by adding a thin strip of silver underneath the sentiment strip
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Moving on to a very simple card for the next one:
To make this card: 
  • On an A2 cardbase, I repeat stamped the Rain image three times using Crisp Inks

*Caribbean Sky
*Ocean Waves
*Turquoise
  • Then I scored a single horizontal line at the end of where the rain was falling.
  • Scored more lines to the right as if to make a stone wall with bricks...(this is very difficult to see in teh photos)
  • Stamped the sentiment below the horizontal line using Ocean Waves and Persian Blue
  • Die cut the cat silhouette from white cards stock
  • Colored with Artist markers:
*Y 911 Sand Dunes
*Y 612 Caramel Toffee
*TG 02 Limestone
*TG 05 Industrial Diamond
*WG 07 Lava Rock
  • Glued the cat in to place
If you look close enough the score line can be seen in the photo below.
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I enjoyed some scene building for this next card:
Building this card:
  • Stamped some foliage in Turquoise and Persian Blue onto a white A2 cardbase
  • Trimmed pattern paper to 3.5'x5" and layered it onto the stamped cardbase
  • I stamped the Window image from Dancing In The Rain with the Obsidian Pigment Ink and framed it with the largest of the Fine Frames Rectangles Die.
  • Added more floral texture with the Antique Engravings Cover Die
  • Cut several cats out with the dies from White CS..layering/glueing them together to give more dimension...flipping one over to so the tail is going the other way:)
  • Stamp the tea cups with Turquoise and Persian Blue and cutting them out with the coordinating die
  • Tuck them in between the two cats on the window seat
  • stamp the sentiment onto a banner strip with the  Obsidian Pigment Ink and place it under the cats

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And for the final card I stamped a background for the dear couple under the umbrella.
Using these Crisp Inks:
*Hydrangea
*Puffy Heart
*Maple Yellow
*Grass Field
*Volcano Lake
*Ocean Waves

  • I stamped several of the smaller Umbrellas and Teacups onto an A2 cardbase
  • Cut masks for the Teacups and put them into place
  • Heat embossed the Raindrops image over the top with Antique SILVER EP, remove masks
  • Carefully remove unwanted powder from the umbrellas with a tiny brush before heat setting the Silver
  • Sliver Heat emboss the couple image in the center 
  • Stamp the Couple with Ocean Waves and Turquoise on a separate piece of white CS,use the die to cut them out.
  • Smoosh Turquoise onto a white sentiment strip, allow to dry
  • Stamp sentiment with Obsidian Pigment Ink
  • Glue both the die cut image and sentiment banner into place


And there you have four very different cards from the one Dancing In The Rain Stamp & Die Bundle. I hope you enjoyed them as I enjoyed stretching my imagination to work with them:)))
A big Thank you Altenew for sending the bundle and inviting me to create with it!

Thanks for taking time to stop by. Hope you are inspired to create something you LOVE!
LauraJane:)
****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!

FREE U.S. shipping with code: USFREE
or $5 OFF international shipping with code : SHIP7OFF  at checkout. 
Current Altenew Promotions Page: find all the current deals and promotions at Altenew in one place!


You can also find me:
Instagram @mammacooksalot  
YouTube: Mamma LauraJane


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