Oct 5, 2020

Altenew Cozy Creatures Stamps/Dies/Stencils Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi there!

Welcome to ALTENEW's COZY CREATURES STAMPS/DIES/STENCILS COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.  You are arriving from the always inspiring Jennifer McGuire's blog (OMG). You can find a list of all the blog participants at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

Today, Altenew is releasing a new set of stamps, dies  stencils and a few other fun items.  This new release is beautiful, and so versatile!  Let me show you what I have created with them:

Let's start with some cards for a change! The new FESTIVE CLUSTERS DIE SET is just beautiful, and  so perfect to create Holiday cards.

For the first card, I simply weaved a few pieces of color paper on a card panel, and then used the FESTIVE CLUSTERS DIE SET to create the die cut ( from white cardstock).   A few sequins for shine and to finish a stamped sentiment from the Holiday Sentiments Stamp set.

For my second card, I chose to partially cut the FESTIVE CLUSTER Die set to create the card panel.  Then used colorful paper strips on the background and added the partial die cut atop.  A  few white sequin and a stamped sentiment -Holiday Sentiments stamp set- complete the card.

Now onto a new card idea featuring the new BIRCH FOREST Stamp set.

For this card, I reached to the new mini SMALL INK BLENDING TOOLS to add color onto a piece of heavy cardstock.   I let the ink completely set before heat embossing with forest image from the stamp.


The sentiments in the BIRCH FOREST stamp set are amazing.  I simply used black ink and created the small sentiment strip for my card.

Now, let's look at a few memory keeping layouts

The new HELLO HYDRANGEA Stamp and Die set is gorgeous!  I quickly combined a bit of the Essential watercolor and the stamp to create this entry in my journal album.

I stamped, and color one of the blooms and used it to create my title page. Then I chose to use the same colors but in a more abstract way for the picture side of the layout.  This time, I watercolored the page to then stamped the florals onto the background. I even added one of the sentiments to the pictures just to complete my page.

I am a coffee lover, so when the new FRIENDS FOREVER stamp and Die set, I knew it will perfectly fit my coffee addiction.

This time, I created a pocket spread.   I kept the page rather simple, but had to stamp the large takeout coffee onto white cardstock, so it could be detailed with the Artist Markers and use it as the major embellishment on the spread.

Finally, my last project is all about the new  SIMPLE ROSES stamp set.  The shape of the blooms is perfect for no line coloring.

This time, I used the Artist Watercolor palette to carefully color the flowers and create my cover page.  It was so relaxing to just color away all the blooms.

To finish the page, i added  a  title -created using the Sweet Rose stamps set, and the FRIENDS FOREVER stamp set.   I hope these have inspired you to take a closer look at this new release.


To celebrate the new release, Altenew is giving away prizes...

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/11/2020 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 Winners Page on 10/14/2020.

Good Luck everyone!!

Now it is time to continue being inspired.  You are off to visit Tenia Nelson's blog.  Remember you can always visit the Altenew card blog to start the hop.  Here is a list of all the participants for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Amber Rain Davis

Jenny Colacicco

Jaycee Gaspar

Nenette S. Madero

Nicole Watt

Jennifer McGuire

Nathalie DeSousa  <<< YOU ARE HERE

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Emily Midgett

Tania Ahmed

Amanda Baldwin

Laurie Willison

Mindy Eggen

Lilith Eeckels

Vicki Finger

Therese Calvird

Dana Joy

Maryam Perez


Norine Borys

Kelly Griglione

Svitlana Shayevich

Keisha Charles

Thanks so visiting!


  1. ❤️ the hydrangea. Beautiful cards and an amazing stamp release!

  2. Beautiful projects! Your hydrangea is so gorgeously coloured and I love the first cards made with the festive clusters - the cards look like gorgeously wrapped presents!

  3. Wow - your projects are amazing. I love your hydrangea coloring and use in your journal.

  4. What incredible cards and pages! Your pages are the best! So exquisite and exciting! Thank you.

  5. love your journal pages.

  6. Oh boy, great cards once again! I love them all.

  7. Your cards and projects are so beautiful. I especially love what you did with the Festive Clusters die set, simple elegance.

  8. Beautiful projects. I love your creativity. Thanks for sharing

  9. I love your journal pages and that ALIVE card is amazing!

  10. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! I really love the second card with the Birch Forest stamp set! The inked background is stunning!

  11. So many beautiful projects. I love the partially cut die cut card and the coloring on the simple rose layout is amazing! Thank you for your inspiration!

  12. You have been so busy!
    Wonderful job on all of your projects, the layout pages are beautiful!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. I really like the weaving idea. It reminds me of the placemats we made in elementary school. I LOVE the look!

  14. Marisela Delgado said: Gorgeous colors! So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  15. You sure have been busy, Nathalie! What gorgeous creative projects...cards and layouts!! I love your colored strip backgrounds! What a creative inspiring way to create a very simple but elegant look! I LOVE them!!

  16. These are all beautiful. I especially like the flowers page in your journal

  17. Great projects! Love the woven card the best. TFS

  18. So many wonderful ideas! Love the flowers on your pages. And my favorite is the pieces woven together with the die on top- fantastic!

  19. Super cards Nathalie! I love the layouts with the coffee cup & the last with the Simple Roses the best. What a wonderful way to start your day with your bible & your pup.

  20. Amazing cards and layouts! Love the techniques. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  21. What beautiful designs! I especially love the partial die cut festive clusters card. I'm always looking for ideas to use up paper scraps and this background is well suited to that mission!

  22. Very lovely -- my favorite is the very first one.

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  24. Fantastic cards! I love your ink blended background!

  25. all soooo pretty...love them all

  26. Pretty cards and beautiful journal pages, especially the Simple Roses pages.

  27. OMG Nathalie! You did an outstanding job showcasing the products on this release! Love them all! your cards are very pretty and your book pages are fabulous too! Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. So many wonderful projects! I like the incorporation of the weaving and the partial cut of the dies. Such a lovely look.

  29. Gorgeous projects! I love the colors on your Christmas cards!

  30. Beautiful projects. I especially love that first card -- the Festive Clusters Die set is definitely one of my favorites from this fantastic release -- so delicate and gorgeous.

  31. Wow so many beautiful projects! I love the layouts, especially the Hydrangea one! Great inspiration!

  32. Your journal pages are so sweet. The hydrangea is so huge and easy to color. The coffee cup is perfect for journal entries.

  33. I love when you showcase your journal in your blog posts. Anytime Altenew has a release, I come to your page first to see what you did with the stamps.

  34. Wonderful variety of projects with these new products.

  35. I love your Festive Cluster cards! And love your journal layouts!