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Altenew Love & Friendship Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Foiled Marble Washi Tape and Red Sunset Slim Washi Tape Set is the star of these two cards.

Check out the NEW GOODIES at Altenew! You are going to fall head over heels with the Love & Friendship Release. Make sure to follow along the Blog Hop filled with inspiration from DT and Guests. I have the full List of creators at the end of the post.

For your convenience, I have FEATURING lists, for each card, of all Altenew products used. NEW products having * in front of them. 

Let's get going with the projects I have for you today!

Love & Friendship Full Release Bundle

It's never to early or late to say I LOVE YOU. These new Washi Tapes make it easy to create cheery cards for those you love.

To make the card:
  • I layered all four of the *Red Sunset Slim Washi Tape Set onto a 4x3.5 inch piece of paper
  • cut the 3.25 inch heart from panel
  • stamp and cut several of the Halftone Hearts
  • stamp with black ink and heat emboss sentiment with Clear EP
  • Die cut sentiment
  • Cover a 3.75x5 inch panel with *Foiled Marble Washi Tape
  • Layer all elements together and adhere to an A2 cardfront colored with the coordinating Artist Markers

Artist Markers: Velvet, Crimson

I created a second card using the scraps and negative from the die-cut Heart used in the card above. Getting a two-fer is always good!

For the next card I paired the *Our Friendship Blooms Stamp & Die  Bundle and *Organic Linen 3D Embossing Folder for a quick card.

To make the card:
  • Heat emboss *Our Friendship Blooms Stamp in the middle of  A2size white CS using Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
  • Die cut Bouquet with coordinating die, set aside bouquet
  • Ink blend Northern Shore Crisp Dye Inks onto the negative space of the above cut CS, set aside 
  • Tap ink from Northern Shore Crisp Dye Ink onto the inside of *Organic Linen 3D Embossing Folder, for a faux letterpress look. make sure to wipe ink off the Embossing folder
  • Place 110 lb white CS inside folder and run through die cutting machine with appropriate sandwich for Embossing
  • Trim Linen 3D embossed panel to 4x5.5 inches and adhere to A2 cardbase pushing the long edge up to the folded/horizontal  line of cardbase
  • Layer the top of the Blue ink blended panel onto the Linen Embossed panel
  • Place diecut bouquet, like a puzzle piece, into the groves of the Blue panel, remove the lower half of the blue CS 
  • Trim .25 inches from ink blended panel and glue that at the bottom of the card
  • Stamp the sentiment and add Sequins

Not wanting to neglect the Our Friendship Blooms Simple Coloring Stencil , I moved on to this sweet SLIMELINE card. I always add the Simple Color stencils to my card when they are available. They really are handy for quickly adding color to the coordinating stamps!
To make this card:

How scrumptious is the new *Slim Deco Cover Die Set?!? I had to create a stained glass window looking card featuring the intricate dies!
To make the card:
  • For the stained Glass: Vellum paper with drops of  Alcohol Ink re-fills and regular alcohol to move the color around 
  • smoosh embossing ink onto colored vellum 
  • add Translucent Pearl Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set for a yummy texture 
  • Cut both *Slim Deco Cover Dies from Gold Foil Cardstock,  In hindsight I should have added the Double-sided Adhesives Sheets behind the gold paper before cutting the DECO dies
  • Adhere the Gold DECO dies to the vellum, trimming excess vellum off edges
  • Cut smaller DECO die from white CS and stamp sentiment in the center piece and place on the vellum panel, set aside
  •  ink up *Painted Hummingbirds Stamp  with several crisp inks using tiny sponge daubers and die cut them out
  • add a kiss of sparkle to the wings with EP
  • adhere Humming birds to the stained glass panel, bending out the wings for a bit of dimension
  • Layer onto a slightly larger panel stenciled with the Leaf Drops Stencil
  • Place onto the Slimlione card base
  • Finish with Sequins


And for my last card, which was the first card I made from this release....The *Tall Foliage Simple Stamp & Die & Coloring Stencil Bundle is so graceful in it's design. I'm sur that I will be reaching for this set as filler for many projects in the future.

To make the card:


I hope you enjoyed my creations as much as I LOVED making them!
See you next time :)

Your next stop on the hop is to Jaycee Gaspar

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/08/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/11/2021.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Laura Bassen

Kelly Griglione

Emily Midgett

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

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I love slimline cards and yours are beautiful! TFS

ckd said...

All of your cards are fabulous. thank you

sharon g said...

I really like the strips of colors...not rainbow colors, so it's fresh and pretty. Really love it.

vickie said...

Oh my! I think you just shined with all your samples! Love them all.

Liz O. said...

What a fantastic array of designs! Love them all Laura Jane, you did an outstanding job showcasing the new products! Thanks for the inspiration!

Roxy T said...

I agree with Liz O ^; this is fantastic. Love the washi tape; everything I see with it is amazing. What really caught my attention though is your blue card. It is the first time I have seen the bouquet used horizontally and the stems almost look like a belly band. It's really pretty! Another thing I want to point out is how the Organic Linen embossing almost looks like text. I love that look!

Nora Noll said...

Oh wow!! Every single one of your cards is amazing. I cannot pick a favorite. I do like the lovely art deco borders with that green but your use of the gold on that little white bouquet jar is breathtaking. AMAZING design!

margaret said...

Oh how I love this array of samples and ideas. Thanks for sharing

Melissa E. said...

The stained glass card is stunning. I never tried using alcohol ink on vellum paper. Fun to learn a new technique! Thanks!

tinac said...

Fabulous release. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

anni said...

Beautiful cards! The hummingbird/stained glass is my favorite but all your creations are gorgeous!

Brenda Aplin said...

Wow!! They are all just stunning! Love all of them. You sure have been busy. Thanks for sharing!

Esther Asbury said...

Oh wow -- the inspiration just keeps on going! Love your cards - especially the floral ones!

Elizabeth Kuhn said...

In love with the washi ombré heart! So cool looking :-)

Jade said...

So many incredible and amazing cards! I am so impressed! The colors and layout have left me in awe.

Ms. Tamp said...

Interesting color mix. I like the teared look.

MadeByMeghanK said...

SOOOO many awesome cards! I LOVE the washi tape ones!!!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Wow, you rocked it with these fabulous cards!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely projects!

Julie W said...

My word you went to town! And such lovely designs all... I especially like how you used the marble washi tape- great touch!

Enna said...

Oh my!!! So much loveliness! The washi strips cards are good enough to eat! But you know I love the flowers! Thanks for the inspiration! Maybe this will give me the kick I need to make something!!

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Hummingbird said...

Lovely projects! Thanks for the chance to win.

Helen said...

Wow! What a wonderful set of cards, Laura Jane! All so cleverly designed! Your stained glass card is really amazing and so eye-catching!! I am going to try this technique! I just hope it works for me! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

Linda BL said...

Really like your floral cards. The stained glass card is amazing!

NickiB said...

The stained glass panel is amazing!!!

DorothyA said...

Spectacular cards. I especially like the navy blue card with linen white background.

Whiteibis said...

Your cards WOW me as I slowly scroll through all of your work as not to miss any of the great details. Just love the coloring and how you used each piece in great ways. I love this release set and your work gives added inspiration to keep creating. Love that little tasel embellishment.

Lois said...

So many beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

Pat Gasko said...

Words can't fully describe such beautiful cards and the colors you combine on them.

Peg Frushour said...

What a fabulous variety of projects! You are very talented!!

Julie Greaves said...

So many beautiful cards to inspire us. Love them all. Liked how you used the washi tape and the first 2 cards. Thanks for the inspiration and wonderful ideas. :)

MS Kraft Store said...

Beautiful Release. Your cards are so gorgeous. I Love the style of using Washington tapes. Wonderful..!
Thanks for the inspiration ❤
Miftail Ahmed.

Deborah said...

Your cards are stunning. I can see you had great ideas with the release.
Great job.

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are amazing! I love that new washi tape. :)

Dawn Tooley said...

Wow! I love all these cards! You are very talented! Thanks for sharing!

CraftyHounslows said...

Such stunning cards! I love the one where you heat embossed the bouquet of flowers and the art deco style one with the birds. They really are beautiful!

Katie Amodio said...

Those Art Deco frames are so cool. I love everything you’ve done. Such a great release!

Sandy Baggarly said...

Your cards are all so gorgeous! The deco style with the hummingbirds is awesome.

Lindsey NY said...

As usual, LauraJane, your prolific creativity blows me away!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely cards! The hummingbirds and Our Friendship Blooms bundle really catch my eye!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Your cards are all so beautiful! Love the torn edges on the Washi tape on the Valentine's card!

Michelle said... all the inspiration. The cards with the washi are fabulous! But I’m in love with the tall foliage set, so that stole my heart!

Kiwigirl said...

I love all the cards, you really show the versatility of the release. I especially love the first photo!

Unknown said...

You have been SOOO busy, what beautiful cards....You make it hard Not to want to get the marble washi tape...It is very effective on those two cards. Thanks for sharing...

Angie C said...

These are lovely and inspiring!

Kimberly said...

Okay over-achiever!!! I love those slimline cards you made, especially the hummingbirds and the gorgeous bouquet in the vase. I ordered the Deco frames and am going to try you "stained glass."

Brooke said...

I love the friendship blooms set. But I also am crazy about the art deco set.

Carol Wortman said...

Whew! Fabulous creations. All my favorites here plus more. Wonderful release! The marble washi is gorgeous and so unexpected.