Altenew April Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello and Welcome to my stop on the Altenew April Release Blog Hop.  If you are hopping along, you should be arriving from Yoonsun Hur's Blog.
I had the pleasure of creating with 4 of the New Layering Dies! These layering dies are sure to be a hit! 
I found them to make Quick cards that look as if it took a long time to complete, but really didn't:)
I also LOVE these intricate cover plate dies because, as you will see, they make SUPER masculine cards...which are very difficult for me to come up with!
Layered Medallions CoverDie A
Layered Medallions CoverDie B


Starting with my Masculine/Boy cards using Layered Medallions CoverDie A and Layered Medallions CoverDie B:)
 I simply cut each cover die Layered Medallions CoverDie A and Layered Medallions CoverDie B from two different shades of blue CS, layered them together on a Black card base and added the Die Cut Happy sentiment. Easy Peasy!!

For the next card I Pieced the tiny bits back together from Layered Medallions Cover Die A cut from several different colored CS...My kiddos, ages 11 and 12, LOVED doing this technique! On the very center, I layered several of the floral shapes and a few pieces from Layered Medallions CoverDie B for a more layered look. Finished with a few sequins and a sentiment from Happy Mail. My DH gave a big thumbs up for this one:)))

Now for a more feminine approach using the Layered Medallions Cover Die A:  
I cut one die from White CS and another from light blue CS and stuck them together with spray adhesive slightly miss aligning the top layer so a 'shadow' of blue is showing:) I think it ever so Lovely this way! Then I added a Build-A Flower: Camellia at the corner. It is inked in shades of blue from the Cool Summer Nights Collection. the leaves are inked with Tropical Forest mini ink collection. The sentiment is from Label Love stamped on a small tag from Handmade Tag Die set. Inked with the beautiful DUSK crisp ink. Made a little thread nest to go under the tag and embellished with clear sequins:))

     

Moving on to Floral Cover Die A I just adore the lacy look of this one! Coloring it with the Artistic Markers set A was super easy.

While I was at it, I decided to continue coloring with the markers on the Floral Cover Die B. Adding some MORE color with the crisp inks and mini blender tool.

Both of the Floral Cover Dies are lovely on their own....  However LAYERING them makes for a Stunning Presentation! EEEEK! I'm giddy over the dimension :))

To complete my card, I layered a sheet of vellum between Floral A and Floral B panels. Then added a Tag created with  the Handmade Tag Die set.  The sentiment is from Floral Frame.


Hope you enjoyed seeing my cards today. Your next stop on the Hop is the amazing Debby Hughes.
Don't forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win a Prize!

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, April 14th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, April 15th.

AND I will be choosing a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate from Comments left right here on my blog:)
I will announce the winner April 14th so make sure to leave a comment by midnight EST on the 13th.

Altenew is also releasing a NEW Card KIT!! 
The NEW DAY Card Kit is something you are not going to want to miss out on!! Take a look at the goodies inside:)) Some of the gals on the hop are sharing projects using the kit. So GET HOPPING!


Blog Hop Order:


Have a FABULOUS day!
LauraJane:)
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191 comments:

Terri Koszler said...

Another amazing release, I love all of your projects.

Shelly said...

Oooh, FABulous cards! So pretty!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Very nice cards today. Love the release!

Stacy said...

Beautiful cards! Loving this release!

Susie, Clermont FL said...

Such a unique release, so excited to try these dies.

I Card Everyone said...

LauraJane your cards are amazing... as always! xx
=]

Erum Tasneem said...

LOVE!!!

Debra said...

Wow!!! I love your style. Beautiful designs.

Unknown said...

Wow.. Such Lovely and fun cards.. All of them look beautiful.. Thanks so much for inspiring..

Beth H. said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! Love that layering die set!

Kaypossum said...

Beautiful Cards!!

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous!!!

Deb Selby said...

So many beautiful samples. Thank you.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness LauraJane your cards are lovely. These cover dies are beautiful!

Lori P. said...

Love your samples! Love this release!

Virginia L. said...

Excellent take on the Altenew layering dies! Love them all, LauraJane!

Unknown said...

Love the dies and your cards!

Carol D said...

Beautiful cards!! I'll bet it was lots of fun doing the "puzzle" with the inlayed die cuts!

A Shaw said...

Really lovely creations. Thank you for the great ideas.

Katy said...

Love all the cards but especially the masculine one!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!! You've given lots of inspiration for using these terrific new layering die sets. Really love the card with your "feminine approach" to using the Medallion die; awesome background effect!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful projects! Fabulous release from Altenew once again!

Teena said...

This release is simply awesome!

Kjudy1 said...

Beautiful card designs using this new fabulous release!

Sandra said...

There is so much versatility with these dies. Your cards are beautiful.

Unknown said...

Great release and beautiful cards you created with it. Would love to win :-)

dligon said...

each card is very beautiful and unique

Karen R said...

Love your cards, and love all these new dies. The card kit is awesome! Altenew rocks!

Leslie said...

Amazing release! Love your cards - so clever.

Nikki said...

Fantastic release. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

Linda Kunsman said...

wow- gorgeous cards!! These new layering dies are going to be such a hit!!

Rachel Russell said...

WOW - your cards are beautiful. I love the one where you put pieces of another color back in; however, the last one is just amazing. So gorgeous. The vellum paper overlay makes it perfect.

Jennifer said...

Love the vellum between layers!!

Michelle H said...

Yes, WOW! These are amazing. What beautiful creativity you have. Thank you for your inspiring cards.

Mrsfish02 said...

Ms LauraJane these cards are so beautiful. I have to say the Floral dies A and B have really got me. Some others are showing some really lovely papers also. Thanks for sharing.

Stef Perry said...

All simply gorgeous!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Betty said...

more fantastic ideas for using these floral dies - love all your cards, LauraJane!!

loceanjo said...

Beautiful cards - it is hard to choose a favourite!! TFS!!

Unknown said...

Love what you did with the vellum on the last card x

Debbie said...

I'm in love with the floral die set!!! There are so many possibilities!!

Celyscrap said...


Wonderful all his cards

Sharie said...

Great release. Your cards are awesome thanks for sharing

Candi said...

Fun cards. Great release!

aasheeta said...

Beautiful new layering dies!

Daylene said...

So many possibilities with these new dies! Love your cards! Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

I like your feminine version that shows the shadow die behind. Looks so lovely! And, thanks for showing how you added extra colors with your markers. That turned out great!

Cindy C. said...

Love what you did with these beautiful layer cutting dies!!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous cards!

desperatehousewifecraft said...

Gorgeous colouring Laura, thanks for showing us the steps as it gives a clearer idea of what the dies do!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Your cards are so pretty - thank you for sharing them with us:)

Daša said...

Beautiful! I love how you colored the cards

Lisa Moline said...

Beautiful cards! Love the new layering dies, so pretty! Thanks for giving us inspiration!

Janet D. said...

The floral die is beautiful, love how you colored your cards!

Jayell said...

Love how you've used the layering dies. Fantastic cards.

Debbie Scassera said...

Wonderful cards. I love the coloring.

Lydia Lee said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaways!

Unknown said...

Lovely.

Mom and wife. said...

Great card building..

Carol Rossouw said...

This release is amazing! I especially love those layered dies. And your cards are beautiful xx

Julie from NZ said...

Beautiful. I just love the look of your layered medallions card.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Awesome projects!

nonnacindy said...

I love those layering dies and I want them all. You have the magic touch these are so beautiful.

Unknown said...

These layering dies are wonderful. The cards you created using them are stunning. The use of the vellum layer on the last card was a nice touch.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards and dies! Really lovely creations!

CrafteA said...

Your cards with the layering dies are lovely.

Unknown said...

These cards are so beautiful! Love all the different ways you used the background stencil dies - layered, off-center and coloring the stencil by itself. This background dies are just must-haves and you used them so gorgeously!

Diana said...

It's so interesting to see what different artists do with the same dies - these are wonderful, but that second card is just fabulous!

Gail said...

Love all of the color you used wit the layered flowering dies!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

stunning projects. Love how you layered all of your backgrounds. TFS

joy said...

Really beautiful cards. Love the layered dies.

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DGolly said...

What pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

michelle in mi said...

All so beautiful!

Jo Herbert said...

I love the colouring use of the markers on the dies, what a beautiful array of inspiration you have made. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. Hugs Jo

Lindarub said...

Love your cards.

Unknown said...

I love all the cards you made. So creative and inspiring.

Rose said...

Thank you for such lovely inspiration! All your cards are so gorgeous! I love these layering dies as there seems to be endless options for different looks.

Barbara said...

I love all the looks you can create with the layering dies, especially love the floral dies. Your cards are just beautiful and make me want these sets!

Lucille K said...

Your cards using the layering floral dies are so beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the layered medallion dies... so unique! The floral dies are lovely!

Sandy said...

Wow, these cards are stunning. Love your masculine card ideas, I get stuck on cards for guys.

Abby said...

I want to play with these dies!

Kailash said...

You have used the layering dies so creatively, gorgeous work, love!!!!

Leanne in Cali said...

Oh wow, I love your ideas! That paper pieced/pierced back together card is absolutely stunning! Maybe I can get my kids to help too. Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

Jaana said...

Gorgeous cards!

Kristine said...

Beautiful cards. So gorgeous!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards, love all the clever ways you used the diecuts.

Sue D said...

Beautiful--I like how you used these layering dies.

Becca-expressions said...

Your coloring on the floral die cut is just lovely. Wonderful inspiration.

Natalie said...

Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!
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stephanie said...

The color on the floral die is a great idea. Beautiful cards..

Astrid said...

Thank you for sharing how you made your gorgeous cards! I particularly love the floral layering die set and you've given me more incentive to save my pennies to get them!

Cynthia Cole said...

You did a fabulous job with the new release on your cards!

bluemoon said...

OMG!You gave me so many wonderful techniques to think about with you beautiful creations. Great boy/blue cards misaligned die images! Thank you.

3kidmama said...

You've really worked magic with these die plates. Such lovely cards and they all feel so different! Just gorgeous work = thanks for sharing them!

Ann K. said...

WAIT a MINUTE... did you design the tatted lace to match the die or is that just the most incredible coincidence ever?!?!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the gorgeous things you can make with these awesome die cuts. So pretty great job!

bdconklin said...

Beautiful cards! I love the layered floral set.

Linda Anderson said...

Absolutely stunning cards, I love each and every one!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great work there with this release!

Sandy Small said...

Your cards are great! I love how you colored and put vellum between the layers. The new Altenew background and alphabet dies are wonderful! Altenew has such unique and clever designs!
Thanks for the chance to win!

McStamper said...

Beautiful projects. Love the blue camellia.

Barbara said...

The layering dies are amazing!

Linda G said...

I just love the layering floral die card that you inserted the velum in. Just stunning!

Brandi R said...

Stunning! LOVE these dies ♥

Hussena said...

Each of your card is just gorgeous..You have shown so many variations using the same die.Absolutely in love with your creations..Wowww

Maricela Felix said...

Great release. All your cards are beautiful.

Chelle said...

Giddy is an understatement my dear hopper they are simply gorgeous and your choice of colors does make them eye catching. I am a bit intimidated by the complex design of some of the dies but once I have tried them sure they are harmless. What a great release this month.

Donna said...

Wow! There is so much to do with those layering dies. My head is spinning with ideas. I just love your beautiful creations.

Urban Mermaid said...

Fabulous new release and gorgeous interpretations! I love all your projects, especially the colring of the dies. Thanks for sharing.x

loulou said...

Fantastic cards. I love these layering dies, the creative possibilities are endless

Betsy said...

Gorgeous cards! I'm so excited for these layering dies! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

Beautiful!

barbara macaskill said...

Consider me awed and inspired! Your cards are all absolutely stunning and magnificent! The new
Aye ring dies are to die for! Pun intended! TFS!

Jen said...

Beautiful cards - I am loving these new layering dies sets

D.Phillips said...

Loved your ideas, just gorgeous!!!!

Sue Wareham said...

Everything you did is amazing, this is a awesome new release.

Robin P said...

Love your cards. I'm with you I find it hard to make masculine cards. Thank goodness I don't have to make too many.

SD pooja said...

Beautiful cards with layering dies !

liz said...

Fantastic release... as usual Love those dies!

tash310 said...

So pretty! I really liked what you did with the vellum and the floral layered dies. Thanks for sharing and inspiring

ljcasselman said...

You really make me want this new release! Beautiful!

Jenniferk said...

All of your cards are gorgeous and such wonderful inspiration!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

The layering dies are a welcome
addition to our bag of tricks.
Make such elegant cards without
a lot of extra work.
thanks for sharing some
wonderful cards.

D.Ann C said...

I'm overwhelmed by all the beautiful cards you've done with these fabulous new dies!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because I get so inspired by all of you amazing artists.

Denise Bryant said...

Amazing cards! I can't wait to try out these gorgeous layering dies! So many beautiful creations!

Merry Makewell said...

I love the way the vellum completely changed the feel of the last card. Really lovely.

Helen F. said...

Totally beautiful designs, LauraJane! Love the new Altenew products and your gorgeous cards.

Unknown said...

So beautiful - and they don't seem really hard (well all the piecing seems time consuming but not hard). Love that combination. And the floral cards. Wow!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful cards...love these new dies. So many ways to use them.

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Fantastic release, fabulous cards.

hilhashi said...

Stunning all of them! But, since pink and green are my all times faves, that's the one I have to earmark the best one!

Unknown said...

beautiful cards thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Wow! These are all so gorgeous!! These cover plates are amazing and you have showed them off so well!

Helen said...

What incredible cards you've created from these layer dies. I'm in awe at your creations and at the possibilities these dies offer. Thanks for sharing.

Sue McRae said...

You created some amazing cards with the cover dies!

Liz O. said...

Pretty cards Laura, I truly love the floral designs as always and the new cover plate dies are fabulous!thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

Marcia said...

Beautiful cards! What a great idea to color the die cuts! Gorgeous!

Marieitis said...

Your cards are amazing :)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic cards - these new layering dies are awesome !

Laurie said...

Gorgeous cards!! I love how you colored the pieces to give more dimension. So beautiful!

Jane S. said...

Beautiful cards. Those cover layering Dies are really neat.

fyk said...

Love all you ur cards but especially howyouve used the floral cover die!!

Tracy Hawkins said...

Gorgeous cards ! Love the floral layering dies x

Unknown said...

Such pretty cards! thank you for sharing!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is nothing but a big WOW! I totally love this! The color, the detail, it's all amazing! I am in awe!

Nox said...

Beautiful layered cards. I think I am in love with those layered flowers!

artful-notions said...

All gorgeous, Laura Jane! Love the effect of the layering dies! Your beautiful dies show them to perfection! Love your work!!!

Unknown said...

Great, I really like the flower layering die cut. You made great use of it!

Suzan Dorchik said...

stunning cards. I love the layered dies sets.

nannersmom said...

so pretty! Love the layering die. It really kicks up the cards a notch!

Debbie B said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love all the ways you used that floral layering die. It is a must have! Hope Altenew ordered plenty of those because it's a favorite by all! Great Altenew release! Loving all the talent and inspiration here. Thanks for sharing yours!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful designs. I love the new two piece floral dies.

Daria said...

Lovely cards! I love the way you slightly staggered the blue and white layers of Medallion A; that made such a beautiful background for your flower. I also love the look of Medallion A used alone after you had colored it with markers. TFS.

Jackie said...

I love the second one where you pieced back some spots with dad coloured cardstock. I also really like the shadowing with the layered dies! All your cards are beautifully designed!!
(I'm having trouble with my tablet so wasn't sure if my comment was posted so I commented again)

Jackie said...

And I couldn't see it anywhere

Kristine said...

Wow! Love the way you used the layering dies. What amazing ideas you shared! Thank you!

{S} said...

those dies are so cool!

Viola Leary said...

You had some fun with all of those dies. Your cards are great. Thanks for the inspiration, and a chance to win.

Hsin-Yi said...

Your cards are beautiful! Really love these layered dies! Thank you for sharing!

Vivian Foo said...

Refreshing lovely ideas for newbies like me, thank you!

Kari V. said...

Stunning work! I love the layering dies and what you did with them is just amazing!

Kris in Alaska said...

Those layering dies are incredible!

mandalj said...

You've done marvellous things with the layering dies - beautiful cards!

Marianne said...

Thanks for showing us how amazingly versatile these layering dies are. Such wonderful cards!

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

Karen Gerek said...

While all of your creations are lovely, the ones that you did with the floral cover plates blew me away. I'm not sure which one I liked better. The one that you colored with markers is sensational and I like that you showed what it would look like with the addition of vellum which completely softened the card. You're very talented and I enjoy seeing what you'll create each time.

Jane S. said...

I love your cards they're just beautiful the pastel pink and green one is my favorite these covering guys are too much !! I want them all
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Lisa A creations said...

Wow! You can do so many things with this new Layered Flower cover die. Thanks for sharing some inspiration!

Nandini said...

The cards are gorgeous. And the new dies are simply amazing. I also love the new kit, especially the pattern papers it has.

Dana M said...

Beautiful cards! I love the variety you achieved using the same products.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so pretty! I love the layers on the flowers!

Jean said...

So pretty

Jackie said...

Oh my, these layering dies are incredible! I will be putting them on my next order for sure.

Glorie said...

Love the masculine birthday card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Wow your floral layers cards are gorgeous! Love the colors

Jenni said...

The dies look like so much fun to play with! Love your soft flower colours.
Jenni

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Stunning cards!

Christy Borfitz said...

Beautiful cards! I love the layering backgrounds!

n56leiker said...

I loved the cards you did using the cover plate dies. I can't wait to get my set of cover plate dies and start designing my own cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Helen Kalb said...

I do appreciate that you made several versions of the cover die cards - very helpful to see how these can be used!

Angela Walters said...

Your cards are so pretty! It was great to see how the floral layering dies can be used separately as well as together. Your flowers are beautiful!

Jenny said...

Love your cards.
Love the floral layering dies.
jenny

mtscrapgal said...

Super cards. I like the different ways you used the cover dies.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for all the inspiration and to Altenew for the giveaway!! Your last card is my favorite, it is so dreamy - love the addition of the vellum and the tag!

Judie said...

Beautiful creations!!!

Kleri said...

Beautiful cards!It is really fantastic to be able to use one product in so many different ways!It's really inspiring :)

Laura said...

Thank you for showing the layers separate - - you can really use them as one layer. But they are really fantastic layered together. Beautiful color choice

Deb Kerns said...

Those layering dies are so pretty - love what you did with them!

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful cards. Can't wait to see your next project.

Barbara Hamilton said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them all.