Feb 25, 2022

Altenew February 2022 Flowers & Swirls Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Hi there!

Welcome to ALTENEW FEBRUARY 2022 FLOWERS & SWIRLS COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.  You are arriving from Laura Bassen's blog. A list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this page for your convenience

There is so much to love in this new release from Altenew;  from layering flower dies to a complete gorgeous flower suite, it was easy and hard to pick what to work with... Let me show you what I have created:

I love the new MAGNOLIA BALLERINA Stamp/Die/Coloring Stencil/Embossing Folder Bundle, and use all of the suite to create this new spread in my daily journal.

I love how the die set and coloring stencil fit the embossing folder perfectly; this means I can create a dimensional embellishment for my project in a few steps. Plus the MAGNOLIA BALLERINA Stamp set has the best sentiments -perfect to create titles, too-

I am a fan of partial die cutting elements; so the new EDGED WILDFLOWER DIE was one I wanted to use  for this page( boys and flowers match perfectly!!!).

Once again, I reached for the MAGNOLIA BALLERINA STAMP SET for some of  the sentiments to  create the title for this spread.


I love geometric/graphic dies, and the new STARLIGHT DIE combines those two qualities.  The shape reminded me of  a snowflake; so, it made it so easy to use to document the weather here in Toronto, lately!

And of course, I made cards!!!

The new WISPY FEATHERS LAYERED DIE SET is one I loved as soon as I saw the design of the feathers.  I wanted to keep the card light and airy as the feathers.   So, I cut the feathers from white cardstock, and the backing shape from vellum.

I used a WISPY FEATHERS DIE SET to cut one of the outline shapes from metallic cardstock, and used it as a middle layer in the top feather... The hint of the color adds dimension and definition to the card.  Did I mentioned, I am loving all the sentiment in the MAGNOLIA BALLERINA STAMP SET!

For my last project, I am using the new DAINTY LEAVES DIE SET to create my card, and I love how this turned out. I cut a few of the leaves from vellum and white cardstock, then bundled them together inside a small tag (Terrific Tags Die set, colored with Liquid Watercolor refills)

One last time, I am using the MAGNOLIA BALLERINA stamp set to add the sentiment on the card's tag.  Just love how this turned out, and might mass produce this design!

I hope these have given you some inspiration for your future projects with today's release.   I cannot wait to see what you create.

Of course, Altenew is celebrating the release with a fun 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 03/03/2022 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 03/05/2022.

Good Luck everyone!

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

Altenew Blog 

Jennifer McGuire 

Laurie Willison 

Vicky Papaioannou

Jenny Colacicco

Yasmin Diaz 

Norine Borys


Jaycee Gaspar

Nicole Watt

Erum Tasneem

Isha Gupta

Michelle Short


Mindy Eggen

Terri Koszler

Laura Bassen

Nathalie DeSousa << YOU ARE HERE

Virginia Lu

Colleen Balija

Tenia Nelson

Amy Hill

Emily Midgett

Therese Calvird

Maryam Perez

Bridget Casey

Reiko Tsuchida

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Gorgeous creations... Thanks for sharing...

  2. Wow! These are gorgeous! You have such a beautiful style! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  3. Wonderful projects!
    My favorite is the Pink card, so pretty!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I always love to see how you incorporate these products in your journals. I love the wildflower edge die and the starlight die that you had go across two pages - beautiful!

  5. Great cards! Thanks for sharing! I really like how Altenew creates a bundle that has everything you need to make a wonderful card!

  6. lovely card & page designs

  7. Your pages are always an inspiration!!! Beautiful projects!!!

  8. Gorgeous cards. Love the wispy feathers. Its so clean and pretty.

  9. Love your journal pages and gorgeous feathers!

  10. I love all your creativity, your cards are all beautiful

  11. Love your journal pages!! I wouldn't have thought to use this release this way.

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

  13. I love the variety of ways you’ve used this set.

  14. Your projects are beautiful! I love the green and white layout!

  15. Gorgeous!! That edged wildflower die is my favorite!!

  16. I am flipping out over all these new dies & stamp set!! Your journal pages and cards are just gorgeous!! Your first two journal pages are my favorites!

  17. Love the edged wildflower with the sage green

  18. love how you have used these products in your journal - very creative

  19. A large variety of inspiration here and they are all very lovely.

  20. Your page layouts and cards are easy to take ideas from, for my own cardmaking. I love the versatility of this release.

  21. Gorgeous layouts and cards! Love the designs…
    Thanks for sharing.

  22. Pretty projects! Thanks for sharing.

  23. Very nice job with your cards.... My favorite is the dainty leaves . Love the pink... So pretty tyfs :)

  24. Beautiful pages and cards with these products.

  25. All your projects are amazing. As always, I'm inspired by your journal pages.

  26. WOW! You have really showcased these new products with your beautiful projects, Nathalie! Love each and every one of them.

  27. Love the way you incorporate these wonderful products into your scrapbook pages. Your card with the Dainty Leaves is fabulous!

  28. All of your cards are beautiful! I love the different shades you used on the magnolia! Lovely! I really love the dainty leaves die! It seems as if it could be used on just about any card! I love your journal idea, too!

  29. Lovely and inspiring, as art should be. LOVE.

  30. Great layouts! I always look forward to seeing your use of the release in scrapbooking!

  31. Thank you for sharing such pretty designs. Thanks too to Altenew for your generous contest!

  32. Very enjoyable pages and cards. I like how both sides of the album work together.

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