Apr 7, 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


 Hi there!

Welcome to ALTENEW CRAFT-A-FLOWER: CISTUS LAYERING DIE SET & GRADIENT CARDSTOCK RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.  You are arriving from Laura Jane's blog (aren't her projects amazing!?);  a list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.


The new CRAFT-A-FLOWER: CISTUS LAYERING DIE SET is the perfect addition to the CAF family.  The design is easy to layer,  very detailed, and just the perfect size for a variety of paper crafting projects.  Let  me show you what I created with it



I chose soft shades of pink and purple cardstock to create the Cistus flowers.  Having a layer of Altenew's Double Adhesive sheets make putting these flowers a breeze!



Once the flowers were ready, setting up the layout took no time.  I used the Delicate Mandala Die to cut the doily-like shape behind the photo.  I arranged the flowers in a small wave at  the bottom of the picture and added a sentiment from Block Sentiments stamp set.



To finish my page, I created a cluster of flowers in the next page ( opposite position to the one in the photo), added my lines of journal, and a title using the Sketch Silhouettes Stamp set.   Love how it turned out!


I think we all have been anxiously waiting for new GRADIENT CARDSTOCK SETS. So, having these new 4 shades is just amazing.  The new Rose Petal, Red Sunset, Coffee Break, and New Purple Gradient Cardstock are unique and just the best complement to all the Altenew dies.



What better way to show the colors of the new cardstock than to use them all in a layout.  This time, I am using Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos Layering set to create all the florals.  I cut a flower from the new ROSE PETAL Gradient Cardstock, NEW PURPLE Gradient Cardstock, RED SUNSET Gradient Cardstock, and the center of the flowers from COFFEE BREAK Gradient Cardstock.  




Oh the color! They are vibrant and unique,  just perfect for all types of paper crafting!  A MUST for your next project!



I am sure that you all are ready to start shopping. So, why not take advantage of the subscription program for Craft-A-Flower dies



Of course we are celebrating this release with a GIVEAWAY!

$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 04/13/2021 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 04/15/2021.

Good Luck Everyone!

Now it is time to continue with the inspiration.  You are off to visit Michelle Short's blog.  Remember you can always start the hop in the Altenew Card Blog.   Here is  a list of all the participants for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa  << YOU ARE HERE

Michelle Short

Jaycee Gaspar

Keren Baker

Emily Midgett

Tina Smith

Nicole Watt

Amanda Baldwin

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Laurie Willison

Jenny Colacicco

Norine Borys

Verity Biddlecombe

Lilith Eeckels

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Joylita Dsouza

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Nichol Spohr 

Erum Tasneem

Teresa Litchfield

Svitlana Shayevich

Christine Pennington

Agnieszka Małyszek

Seeka

Yoonsun Hur

Preeti Chandran


Thanks for visiting!!


46 comments:

  1. Ooo your Cistus flowers are really pretty in the lighter shades. I like that alot. It also makes me happy to see the Cosmos!

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  2. Pretty flowers. Like your layout.

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  3. Oh wow these look fabulous as an addition to your books!

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  4. I love the colors that you used to create the flowers. Beautiful.

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  5. Beautiful flowers used on your pages. And the gradient paper is awesome.

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  6. I love Altenew's craft-a-flower. the designs are beautiful. I love the way you used the cosmos dies on your cards.

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  7. Beautiful layout! I especially love how you did the new Cistus layering die cut flowers in different colors!

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  8. Fabulous layouts! I love that you show these flowers can be used on projects other than cards.

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  9. Thank you for sharing this scrapbook idea. I'm not a scrapbooker,but enjoy your designs and adapt when i can to my cards.

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  10. Very pretty. Never thought of using dies for a journal.

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  11. Beautiful! The flowers look amazing! I love this new set.

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  12. Lovely use of the dies! Perfect addition to the journaling pages.

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  13. Always a beautiful journal page. This one is gorgeous. So talented.

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  14. Gorgeous journal pages! I LOVE the colors you did the flowers in!

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  15. Beautiful layouts! Love those flowers.

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  16. Marisela Delgado said: SO beautiful. Cute dog with glasses. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  17. Love that you use these on journal pages. Nice choice of colors.

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  18. Beautiful pages!! Love the new colors

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  19. Oh wow I love seeing you use these flower dies on scrapbook layouts! Such great inspiration!

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  20. Love this journal page!! So bright and cheerful

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  21. Love your journal pages!

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  22. Gorgeous! I am always impressed by your pages. They are most wonderful! I love the flower colors!!!

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  23. Hi from New Jersey, the colors are beautiful and vivid and pop right off the base, coloring is not my strong suit, thanks for the inspiration

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  24. Your flowers look so pretty. I like your bright colors. Your dog is SO CUTE!!!!

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  25. Lovely journaling. It looks so beautiful how can you not love it? http://bunnyscards1.blogspot.com/

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  26. Very striking scrapbook page and journaling.

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  27. Oooo! Another scrapbooker! Oh my,you did use the flower dies and stamps so beautifully. Thank you for sharing your journal page with us - it was fun to read. Congratulations on your in house nurse in training. As a retired nurse, I wish her success and great satisfaction in her career

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  28. Hi from Southern California! So many beautiful elements on your pages! All are treasures for years to come!

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  29. Beautiful layering and colors! Love the way you dressed up these pages with the flowers!

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  30. So pretty! I didn’t know that Altenew had gradients papers as well as gradient inks

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  31. These flowers look gorgeous on your layout! Pretty designs!

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  32. Love your layouts and I especially love your dog with the glasses on, such a cute photo.

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  33. Love the colors of the gradient cardstock. Great pages you created.

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  34. Nice design with the new cardstock

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  35. These flowers look fantastic on your pages! Well done.

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  36. Great page showing. Nice arrangement.

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  37. Gorgeous layout with beautiful colors!

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  38. I love both of these dies--Cosmos and Cistus--and they're definitely on my wish list. Your layouts are both beautiful!

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  39. Wow! I love the pinks and purples you chose to make the flowers :-) The gradient Cardstock seems like it helps so much to make the process easier for assembly

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  40. Love love love your cosmos page Nathalie! Brilliant use of the new gradient sets!

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  41. Those page layouts are amazing!

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