Nov 4, 2020

Altenew Twinkle & Shine Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi there!

Welcome to ALTENEW TWINKLE & SHINE STAMPS/DIES/STENCILS/EMBOSSING FOLDERS COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.   You are arriving from Terri Kosler's blog.    You can find a list of all the participants at the bottom of this post.

It is time for a new release from Altenew, and this month's new products are sure to have you swooning for a bit.   There is so much to choose from that it was hard to pick a favorite!  Instead, I pretty much mixed and matched all the goodies in my projects.  Let me show you!

This is the only card created with this release.  I chose the SPARKLED STAMP AND DIE BUNDLE to create the flowers for the card using Sea Shore and Lapis Lazuli ink cubes.

The background for the card was created with the new BLUE WATERCOLOR WASHI TAPE, and a partial die cut from the Garden Trellis die.   The sentiment comes from the STRIPE CIRCLE STAMP SET, and sets perfectly in this card.

I used the new PEN SKETCHED SILHOUETTE stamp set to create this layout.  I used Coral Berry ink to create the florals behind the picture, and then accented the image by adding sentiments from the GOALS stamp set and the new EUCALYPTUS JAR Stamp set.

To complement the picture, I created a small pocket that houses my journal card.   I added a second stamped floral and a simple title using the stamps.   Then used the new ALTENEW FINE LINER PEN SET to add my lines of journal to the card.

My next project features the new MANDALA MAKER stamp set. I used this set to create a colorful background on my family album.   The new stamp set makes it really easy to create fun patterns on your projects. 

I paired the colorful background with sentiments from the EUCALYPTUS JAR stamp set, then used the new Fineliner pen set to complete my journal lines.  Love how easy it was to bring color to the page.

The new CARTOON ROSE STAMP and DIE Bundle  is  a must in your collection.  I kept the flowers fairly simple by adding the details in light shades of grey.  Then used them to decorate the title tag of the page.

The tag was constructed by covering an existing one with the new PINK WATERCOLOR Washi Tape.  IN addition, I  used the Eucalyptus Jar stamp set to add a few more details to the layout, and finished the page by creating the title using the Stripe Circle stamp and the Mega Brush alpha stamp.

My last project features the new STRIPED CIRCLE stamp set and 2021 Stamp set.    I used these to create a cover for my 2021 Album ( it is never to early to plan a bit ahead!).

I used Sea Shore mini cube set to create the ombre effect on the layout and contrasted it with the black lines of the 2021 stamp.  Just a small detail completes the page.

I hope these help to inspire you and give you a few ideas on what to create with your stamps.  But, I know that you are all waiting for the GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/10/2020 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will 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 11/12/2020.

Good Luck everyone!

Now it is time to continue with the hop, and you are off to visit Jenny Colacicco  and be inspired by her beautiful cards!  Remember you can always go to the Altenew Card Blog to start the hop.  Here is a list of today's participants - for your convenience-:

Altenew Card Blog

Laura Bassen

Erum Tasneem

Kelly Griglione

Therese Calvird

Amber Rain Davis

Tenia Nelson

Nicole Watt

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa  <<< you are here

Jenny Colacicco

Jaycee Gaspar

Victoria Calvin

Amanda Baldwin

Emily Midgett

Kymona Tracey

Dana Joy

Lilith Eeckels


Norine Borys

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Nenette S. Madero

Svitlana Shayevich

Keisha Charles

Maryam Perez

Vicki Finger

Laurie Willison

Reiko Tsuchida

Amy Hill

Agnieszka Małyszek

Anna Veach

thanks for stopping by!


  1. Absolutely beautiful. So many great ways to use these stamps. Thanks for sharing

  2. Great use of the release in your journal. Always looking for backgrounds, etc for journal pages. thank you for the inspiration.

  3. Beautiful journal pages!!!! I love your card!!!

  4. Lovely paper crafting projects!!

  5. pretty cards and fabulous pages!!

  6. Wonderful projects, I especially like the 2021 page layout!!

  7. Love the card and layouts. TFS

  8. I like how you put the green and blue flowers together. So bright and pretty

  9. Love your card and all those beautiful layouts!

  10. Oooooo your journal pages are phenomenal! I LOVE the different colors!

  11. Lovely pages and incredible card!!!

  12. Donna de Gale-Kalloo11/04/2020 7:02 PM

    Love your card! Beautiful! Lovely journal pages!

  13. Marisela Delgado said: Such beautiful colors and patterns.

  14. Gorgeous card and wonderful journal pages..
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. Love your card! You are so clever in your layering, especially only removing part of the garden trellis die cut behind the flowers. They are colored/stamped beautifully!

  16. I love how you used these beautiful tools in your planner. Very creative!

  17. love the flower card and your 2021 journal page

  18. Thanks for sharing all your ideas! I love seeing our different journaling pages!

  19. I love your card, it is so striking!

  20. Your cards and pages are so pretty, thank you for sharing.

  21. I love your planner pages! Beautiful!

  22. You've displayed products from this release beautifully in your card & your layouts Nathalie.

  23. Your designs and layouts are all so lovely.

  24. Wonderful pages and beautiful card.

  25. Love the card and layouts you created!!

  26. OMGosh! I love your card! It's so beautiful. What a great way to incorporate this release into your page layouts as well.

  27. Great use of the release items. Your journal is a star stopper. Beautiful work and colors used.

  28. This release is awesome, and your projects are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  29. Great projects. Nice look to the pages.

  30. Gorgeous projects! I love all the colorful mandalas on your layout!


  31. That card is gorgeous and your journal pages, as always, are amazing.

  32. Lovely card and your planner pages are gorgeous...

  33. Beautiful flowers! The way you colored and arranged them really displays the delicacy and elegance of these flowers and this craft a flower set.

  34. Oh my gosh that card is fabulous. LOVE the colors you chose and the really cool use of the trellis die