Mar 25, 2021

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

 


Hi there!

Welcome to ALTENEW CELEBRATING PARENTS CARD DRIVE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.  You are arriving from Altenew Card Blog.  A list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.


We all have been hit -in a way or another- by the world wide events.  However, it is our eldest who have  and are suffering the most.   So, what better way to bring a bit of hope, and happiness to their lives than  to receive a small token of our gratitude, love, appreciation, and constant regard for their well being.   It is with this idea in mind, that Altenew has started this PARENT CARD DRIVE and blog hop+giveaway. You can read more about the cause here.

Even, when I am not a full time card maker, I couldn't let the opportunity pass to be a part of today's hop, so let me show you what I have created:




There are so many Altenew products to choose from when it comes to creating cards. So, I decided on creating this set to celebrate moms and dads with pops of color.




For my MOM card I decided on a fuchsia/pink color palette.  Using the PEONY DREAM 3D DIE SET, I create the two flowers from pink shades of cardstock.  The florals are paired with gray leaves -created using the JUST LEAVES DIE SET.




These were set at the top of a white cardstock panel so that leaves cascade to the bottom of the card.  Here, I used the FINE ALPHABET DIE SET to cut the word "MOM" from white cardstock, twice ( a bit of   DOUBLE SIDED ADHESIVE SHEETS makes all of these come together easily).



To accent the color of the flowers, I glued the panel to a  top fold fuchsia A2 card base, and added a few color sequin  around the card. Just love the color pop on the card.




Of course, I had to create a complimentary DAD card for this set.  For this, I started by creating the sentiment of the card using  CAPS BOLD ALPHA DIE SET and COOL SUMMER NIGHT SLIM WASHI TAPE SET.  I cut the letters twice ( heavy white cardstock as the base of the letters) and stacked them to form my sentiment.




What makes the cards a set, is the use of the JUST LEAVES DIE SET as a repetitive element in both of them.  I cut the leaves from gray cardstock, and attached them to a white cardstock panel, so that they frame the sentiment  in the center of the panel.



In order to accent the sentiment, I attached the card panel with a bit of foam adhesive to an A2 teal card base, then added silver and color sequin throughout the card.   Simple, clean, and bold!



I love how these turned out, and cannot wait until they make their way to the Drive.   Remember you can also help to give back to Altenew's cause by joining the card drive.  Click here for more information, or by giving back through your purchases.

We have chosen a few Altenew products that are great for your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards (and other year-round projects)!

·         Simply the Best Stamp Set

·         World'sBest Dad Stamp Set

·         Thanks, Dad Stamp Set

·         ThanksAround the World Stamp Set

·         Courageous You Stamp Set

·         ArabesqueMedallion Stamp Set

·         ExtraSpecial Stamp Set

·         Precious Moments Stamp Set

Altenew will donate $1 with every order of the above stamp sets from 3/6/2021 until 5/31/2021 to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.


Of course there is always prizes to celebrate this amazing cause

$200 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 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/31/2021 for a chance to win. 

 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/2/2021.



Now it is time to continue checking all the inspiration Altenew has prepared for you today.  You are off to Tenia's blog to check her amazing project.   Here is a list of all the participants for your convenience: 

Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa  <<< you are here

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Alex Syberia

Carol Hintermeier

Cheryl Espie

Dana Joy

Eva Bussom

Helen Kalb

Hussena Calcuttawala 

Jenny Colacicco

Joylita Dsouza

Kelly Griglione

Linda Westfall

Nandini Karmarkar

Natasha Davies

Preeti Chandran

Sandhya Iyer

Seeka

TaeEun Yoo

Terri Koszler

Bridget Casey

LauraJane




Thanks for stopping by!

57 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards, great composition!

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  2. Both cards certainly have pops of color. I’m going to try that Dad card with some washi tape in my stash.

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  3. Love the textures in your cards!

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  4. Beautiful cards! Really love the first one.

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  5. Love these! Bright, cheerful and bursting with love.

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  6. Love your bright colors, very pretty cards!

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  7. You never know how a simple a thing as a card can touch a person just when they need it the most.

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  8. These are gorgeous! I love the mom one!

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  9. Beautiful cards! Love the pops of color.

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  10. I especially like your strips of washi tape on "DAD"

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  11. Beautiful cards! I especially love the peony!

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  12. Love your pretty pink flowers!

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  13. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  14. Both of your cards just stand out. I love the pinks and the pink flowers on the Mom card, it's so lovely for a Mother's Day card; the Dad card is clean and fresh, with the blue stripe, while being masculine. Thanks for making these for us to learn from.

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  15. Beautiful cards! Your peonies are gorgeous!

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  16. Two awesome cards for Mother's Day and Father's Day. I love the vibrant colors!

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  17. I love your bright, cheery colors. And the flower is so pretty! The Dad card is perfect for a man.

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  18. I love the pink and fuchsia combo!

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  19. Nice color combinations--not ordinary at all.

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  20. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the opportunity to win

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  21. Lovely! The Just Leaves set is perfect for many flowers and such a nice element for your card set. Thanks for the ideas and for participating!

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  22. So very pretty. Love the gray leaves.

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  23. Mom card is definitely my favorite! Love it!

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  24. thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Very pretty cards and sentiments to parents. I really like working with the 3D CAF set and the Peony Dream will make it to my must have list. Thanks for added inspiration list as well.

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  26. Beautiful! Love the die cuts and colors!

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  27. I love how you used basically the same products to make "his & hers" cards! They are both wonderful!!

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  28. The Peony Dreams 3D dies in shades of p ink are beautiful.

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  29. I'm obsessed with the leaves dies! Love your variegated DAD die cut in blues and love the pink & gray peonies card
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  30. Nathalie, your cards are so bright and refreshing! I love them both and the pink hues and beautiful flowers and the bold DAD - just perfection! TFS!

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  31. Both cards are very nice, love the blues used on the Dad card, Thank you

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  32. Love the flower cards and the inspiration to use washi to add colors to your letters.

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  33. Beautiful colors you chose. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. Such great cards, Nathalie---you ARE a card maker for sure! E especially love that big peony and the monochromatic sentiment!

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  35. Bright and bold - so much to love. Brilliant cards

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  36. Great use of the dies. I like the idea share for both cards.

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  37. Fantastic cards! I love the big pink flowers!

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  38. Such a pretty flower card. Love the pink.

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  39. Fabulous card! I would love to receive a card so beautiful! Those leaves really give it a kick. Thanks for inspiring!

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  40. Thank you for sharing!

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  41. Nathalie, your cards are as amazing as your scrapbook pages! Beautiful.

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  42. Wow! Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards! 💐

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  43. Oohhhh...the layered washi tape on the dad lettering is so cool! Love that idea :-)

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  44. Awesome cards! The Peony Dream 3D die set is a fave!

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  45. Love the pink and gray combo. The blues are nice too.

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  46. Very pretty! I saw someone use book print for one of the layers on the peony die, very pretty color combo! Love the washi too!

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  47. MIchelle Nolan3/31/2021 1:44 PM

    Great way to use Washi- I'm going to try that

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  48. Simply Wow! Both of your cards are fabulous. Totally loved the colors.

    The Spring Leaf

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  49. Gorgeous cards! I love the way you've done the washi tape :)

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