Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Altenew February 2020 Stencils/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + 2 Videos!!

Hello everyone! 
Welcome to my stop on the Blog Hop celebrating the Altenew February 2020 Stencils/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release! If your hopping from the beginning you should be arriving from the blog of Ashlea Cornell...I have the full bloghop list at the end of this post.

I LOVE how easy it is to create with Stencils and Stand-Alone dies!! And I had a fabulous time working with the Decals... working outside of my comfort zone of cards for a few of today's projects:))

I have 8 samples for you..let's get started. Since I have so many samples from this release, I'll break it up into sections.

Using the Decals was my greatest fear...so I worked with those first..and to my surprise, they are my favorite projects and were pretty easy to complete.

First up: DECALS

Framed Foliage Decal Set - Medium

There has been a blank wall in our home's library for awhile. When I saw the  Framed Foliage Decal Set - Medium I thought this would look great, but can I use a decal on textured walls? After researching on Pinterest...I found with the help of a tennis ball, a decal can be placed on a wall with texture...easy peasy! Check out my video showing how I did it:))




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The next decal I used was the Crafty Talk Decal Set - Small 

I had a hunch, and it proved to be a successful one...that I could color the floral decals in the set with Artist Markers.
Watch my video of how easy it is to add color to the blooms.
Then true to my IG name @mammacooksalot...I placed those decals on my free standing Mixer. 
I LOVE how this looks:)))
The color stays on the decal until removed with alcohol or other strong detergent. Yet can be wiped clean with a damp cloth without disturbing the color.
Here's a video of the coloring process:


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Moving on to the Stencils:
I adore making cards with stencils because with a little bit of ink blending, and maybe added details with markersShazam! the card is done:))  The new stencils in this release are LOVELY!! 
Featuring:
Bursting Dahlia Stencil
 Crisp Inks:Warm Sunshine, Fresh Lemon, Mountain Mist, Lime
Artist Markers: C001, Y204, Y512, G915, G935, B802, B714
Sentiment: Paint-A-Flower: Rose
Obsidian Pigment Ink


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This gorgeous Tranquil Wings Stencil was singing to me with it's multi layers inked in Sea Shore collection; kissed with the Antique Gold Pigment ink and Embossing powder! The shape was easy enough to mask and stamp a background of roses.
Featuring:
Tranquil Wings Stencil
Crisp Inks:Volcano Lake, Lagoon, Sweet Leaf
Antique Gold Pigment ink
Antique Gold Embossing powder
Background stamped with Paint-A-Flower: Rose in Fresh Lemon Crisp ink
Shadow: WG03 Artist Marker

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This next stencil, Hand-Drawn Tile Stencil, had me playing all afternoon! Below is a photo of 3 out of the 6 different ways I created background panels using this Art Deco style stencil.

Featuring:
Hand-Drawn Tile Stencil
Bold Greetings Die Set
Crisp Inks: Sweet Dreams Collection
Enamel Dots

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Next up I have a few of the newest Stand-Alone dies

Soft ink blending with a brush brings out the elegant beauty of the Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die.
 Featuring:
Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die
Bold Greetings Die Set
Gold Paper
Crisp Inks: Cherry Blossom
Dots in Maple Washi Tape


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The Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die is a die that simply screams to be stitched! I like to use a regular needle to pre-punch the Debossed holes from the front of the panel before stitching with a beading needle and thread. This makes it easier to know were to stitch..like a lace card from back in the pre-school days:))
Featuring:
Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die
Crisp Ink: Pinkolicious


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And my final card features a new 3D floral die...Open Blooms 3D Die Set and Nesting Frames Die Set.

Featuring:
Gradient Cardstock: Cherry Blossom, Green Meadows, Sea Shore, Summer Afternoon


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That's all for me today. 

February New Release:


Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/3/2020 for a chance to win.

*******We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 3/6/2020. 
Your next stop on the hop is Kymona Tracey
Blog Hop Order:


Thanks for stopping by!
Hoping that my cards inspire your masterpieces!!
LauraJane:)


You can also find me on:
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YouTube: Mamma LauraJane
Pinterest: MammaLauraJane




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52 comments:

  1. Wow! You rocked this release!! Fabulous inspirations! I love how you gave a beautiful makeover to the mixer! And the dahlia card is just soooo gorgeous! Amazing details using the markers! <3 <3

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  2. The decaling looks great in both videos. I knew I like the dahlia stencil, but the tranquil wings is growing on me.

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  3. Wow, your use of the decal on the mixer is very creative - nice! Your other creations are inspiring too - thanks!

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  4. Wow - there is so much beauty here. Those decals are stunning. I love your hello and hi cards and the stitching you did too. Thanks so much for sharing all this wonderful creativity.

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  5. Wow - all of your projects are amazing. Thanks for showing the decals and I am glad to hear you can color those blooms. So pretty on your mixer. I do love the Dahlia stencil and the butterfly stencil. Your card with the 3D flowers is my favorite - it is so bright and cheery!

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  6. Wow these supplies would be so much fun to play with!! You are very talented!

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  7. Oh my goodness your mixer! It's stunning! Now I wish mine was white or at least a light color so I could do the same. Your other projects are great too. I love all the bright colors on your last card!

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  8. Now I wish my mixer wasn't cherry red, as your white one looks so nice with the decal on it! Love all the projects, thanks for all the inspiration!

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  9. Wonderful cards! I had to buy the 3D flower already.

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  10. Love your creations, Laura Jane! The mixer looks so beautiful with the decals added. And, I love the 3D flower card so much; must put that on my wish list.

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  11. love how the flowers and leaves are layered, also love that the blue leaves incorporated. Great cards!

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  12. Stunning use of the decals. Your mixer looks lovely and frilly. Your cards are very pretty. I love the large Dalia and your last card. They are beautiful.

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  13. Beautiful cards. I really like the one with the flower dies and the one with the yellow stenciled flower.

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  14. All of you work is lovely, but those decals on that white mixer is so pretty!

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  15. Wow, an amazing selection you have created. I love what you did with the decals on the mixer, very pretty!

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  16. I love your cards and your mixer is BEAUTIFUL!!! I may need to do this to mine!!

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  17. Thank you for so many examples of some of the new "toys". All of them are just gorgeous

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  18. wonderful use of the stencils and dies Laura Jane, the new Dahlia Stencil is gorgeous and the debossing plate are a great addition to any crafting stash! you did a fabulous job showcasing the new products, thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. I have never seen a stand mixer decorated before. It is simply AMAZING! I'd love one like that. Beautiful projects!

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  20. Oh my! Wonderful projects! The decal on the mixer looks fab! 😍

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  21. All your projects are absolutely amazing! Love the actual stitching detail you added to the second to last card!

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  22. Beautiful creations! And I love what you did with your mixer! I would never have thought of something like that.

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  23. Fabulous cards. LOVE what you did with the decals. What a fancy mixer you now have....Love it ♥

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  24. I love your creativity! For example, I would never think of putting a decal on a mixer! It looks beautiful! I also love how you continued the words off the large decal over onto the wall. Your cards are also gorgeous -- your color combinations, your use of the new Altenew products! Thanks

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  25. So many awesome projects! I LOVE the wall and the mixer!!! So fun! Great cards!

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  26. Absolutely love everything you did with the release but oh wow that mixer decal is amazing!!

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  27. Wow! What a variety. They are all so lovely. Great release!

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  28. You took a great mixer to a wow mixer! That looks amazing and really should brighten up your baking area. I love all your cards as well. The 3D bloom card is amazing!

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  29. WOW love the decorated mixer and your cards are beautiful!

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  30. Wonderful projects. I love the ways you decorated with those gorgeous decals, and the card using the Open Bloom 3D dies (my favorite from this fantastic release) is absolutely gorgeous.

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  31. What STUNNING projects!! I love how you used the decals and your 3D bloom die card is amazing!

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  32. Wow! I love everything you created. Can't wait for my order to arrive

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  33. All I can say is WOW! I really wasn't expecting so much crafty inspiration. These decals are fun and amazing. But your cards are gorgeous. I love the bursting dahlia and tranquil wings stencils and the cards you created with them.

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  34. ALL of your creativity with these newest releases is stunning! LOVE the mixer!

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  35. Wonder cards and your home decor is just WOW! Love your creative style!

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  36. Beautiful creation! Love what you did with the decals!

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  37. Wow! Love the decals on the kitchen aid! Cant wait to try this on mine.

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  38. You outdid yourself! What an amazing job of showcasing the latest Altenew release with all of these great ideas. Well done!

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  39. I'm in love with the Bursting Dahlia stencil card, but all the cards are beautiful

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  40. Love the home use of the decals, so pretty! But, your card with the bursting dahlia stencil was the one that caught my eye as I entered the blog hop. LOVE it!

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  41. Oh (sigh)....you are making me drool over all the items from this release that I want but can't afford right now! But I will get some of them! And you have used a couple of them here! I totally love how you decorated your mixer with the stencil, and now have to go look at that item, which is NOT in my cart right now! Love your cards, too. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  42. Beautiful projects. I was impressed and inspired by your coloring of the floral decals you applied to the mixer. Such a decorative feature and made your mixer one of a kind! Thanks for the great ideas.

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  43. Well done, Laura Jane, well done! I just adore your decaled mixer! It looks amazing, and certainly one of a kind! You are always the adventurer, coming up with new ways to use crafty things. I so love your rose card- classic Laura Jane, I would say. And your bit of thread to the Hello card is wonderful. Love your work, my friend!

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  44. Beautiful projects! Love the stencil card with the marker accents and that you added the decal to your mixer.

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  45. Wonderful projects. Love how you decorated the mixer.

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  46. What great cards and projects!! Really love the yellow thank you card!

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  47. Wow!! You were busy and these projects are all so beautiful!! I LOVE how you decorated your mixer!! I have a white kitchenaid, too and those flowers would look fabulous on it! ; )

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  48. Beautiful wall treatment and mixer, and the cards are just gorgeous! Lots of eye candy here!

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  49. OK, I'm officially drooling!! Oh my gosh, you've made everything so fun! I've been at a loss of what to do with stencils whenever I've seen them available, and you helped me see the possibilities with what you've done, especially the blender. And sharing your apprehension of using stencils really spoke to my heart. The cards that you used the dotted starburst DEBOSSING die helped me see the value of using debossing techniques on paper crafts, especially with the added touch of the stitching. I have REALLY got to get busy! Bye -- and thanks for sharing!

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Simply splendid to hear from you!

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