May 4, 2021

Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


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Welcome to ALTENEW EXOTIC GARDEN STAMPS/DIES/STENCILS/EMBOSSING FOLDERS COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.  You are arriving from Seeka's blog.  A list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

Today's new collection release is sure to get you excited about all sorts of paper crafting possibilities.  There is so much to choose from, and it is all so beautiful. I think is better that I show you what I created with the products I received...

The new BITTEROOT FLOWER STENCIL and DIE BUNDLE is amazing!!  All you need is ink blending tools, ink and you can achieve beautiful flowers for your next project.  I used the set to create a new entry on my Gratitude Journal.   

I added a few  die cuts (Hanging Garden and Mega You dies) to help me with the embellishing of the page. However, the sentiments in the new DOVETAIL BUTTERFLIES STAMP SET were perfect to create the title for the page!

One of my favorite stamps in this release is the new PAINTED RAINBOW stamp set. The possibilities with just one set are infinite.  This  time, I used it to create the background of this monochromatic layout in my Daily Journal.  

I used the new SEA SHORE SLIM WASHI TAPE SET to complement the colors in the background when building by journal and layering cards.   Then just added a title using the sentiments in the BLOOMING TULIPS stamp set.

When there are so many choices in one release, then you use as many of them in a single spread.   I started the spread by creating the die cuts for it. I used the new ENCHANTING BEAUTY STAMP & DIE BUNDLE and mixed media inks for the die cuts.   First, I used them to build my title page .

I used the largest die cut to create a large detail on the right of the page.  Then added my title using the DOVETAIL BUTTERFLIES STAMP SET, and also build one of the butterflies to complement this page.  

Since, I need to add more photos in this day spread, I chose to add a pocket spread on the back of the main photo.   Here I repeated the ENCHANTING BEAUTY Elements in the  journal card and sub-title card.   To complement the colors, I added a bit of the CHERRY BLOSSOM SLIM WASHI TAPE SET to the card, and then a sentiment using the SIMPLY SPRING STAMP SET.

My last project features the new SWEET GINKO STAMP, STENCIL, and DIE BUNDLE.  I fell in love with the leaves in this set, and had to use them in one of my daily entries.  I chose to use the stencil to create the shape of the leaves, then stamped the detailed outline on top of the colored shapes.

To complement my pocket page, I created two extra cards using the Ginko leaves. The sentiments in the SIMPLY SPRING STAMP SET were perfect to add the title and sentiment to the picture.

I just love how all these pages came together with goodies from the EXOTIC GARDEN collection...  Remember that to celebrate the release, Altenew is holding a series of promotions

Of course no Altenew celebration is complete until we have a GIVEAWAY

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/10/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/12/2021.


Good luck everyone!

Now it is time to continue the hop,  Your next stop is Teresa Litchfield.  You can always return to Altenew Card blog to start the hop,  Here is  a list of today's participant, for your convenience

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar

Amanda Baldwin

Nicole Watt

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Carol Hintermeier

Norine Borys 

Erin Thompson

Agnieszka Małyszek

Helen Kalb

Amber Rain Davis

Jenny Colacicco

Svitlana Shayevich

Erum Tasneem

Kymona Tracey

Keren Baker

Virginia Lu


Lilith Eeckels

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Michelle Short

Therese Calvird

Verity Biddlecombe

Tania Ahmed

Sandhya Iyer

Reiko Tsuchida


Nathalie DeSousa  <<<YOU ARE HERE

Teresa Litchfield

Laurie Willison

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Tina Smith

Tricia Schaden 

Joylita Dsouza

Nandini Karmarkar

Thanks for visiting!


  1. I like the arrangement for the pages. The swatches look like fun to add.

  2. I especially like the butterfly one. SO PRETTY

  3. Wonderful pages Nathalie, you did a wonderful showcasing the new products. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. All the projects are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I am really surprised at how much I like the ginkgo and the enchanting beauty sets. In the package they look a bit plain- but when they are stamped they are just magical. Goes to show you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover art.

  6. Lovely journaling pages, Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I LOVE THESE pages! Just stunning!

  8. Beautiful journaling pages! You have inspired me!

  9. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful!

  10. Beautiful pages. I love the flowers on the dog page

  11. What a wonderful release. It is always so exciting to see!

  12. Sweet and beautiful journal pages!!

  13. Wow, just stunning layouts, so beautiful. I love them all.

  14. Stunning art and a great new release from Altenew.

  15. Fantastic pages and use of these lovely new floral stamps! You have shown how beautiful the stencil and die set are, and I see how fun and versatile this set is. Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiration.

  16. Oh man...I think you just sold me on that bitterroot stencil and die bundle 😂 Your layout is too beautiful for words, and just score the color palette you used 🥰

  17. Preettyy love the collection and creations!

  18. Fantastic layouts! I love how the bright flowers look with the grey card stock on the first layout! Cute dog!

  19. Lovely layouts all! I am especially partial to the first one (and the photo subject!)It's my favorite :>). Thanks for all the varied inspiration.

  20. Wonderful layouts! Lots of color, thanks for sharing.

  21. You pages are lovely! The first is my favorite because it is gorgeous, I'm a dog person, and I just lost my little dog a month ago (old age) and he is always on my mind. Thank you.

  22. Beautiful pages! I particularly love the design with the ginkgo leaves!

  23. I always love your journal pages and these are no exception. Gorgeous!

  24. I love your layouts... Thank you for the inspiration!

  25. Simply gorgeous! Another wonderful release!