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Altenew June 2020 Stand Alone Die Release

Fancy a bit of die-cut and washi tape magic to finish off this hop? I have two striking card designs for you featuring 3 of my favorite dies from Altenew’s stand-alone die release!

Altenew June 2020 Stand-Alone Dies Release

If you made your way here from Kymona Tracey’s blog, you’re right on track. To start at the beginning, head to the Altenew Card Blog.

Fine Flora Stand-Alone Die Full Release

Click on the image to take a closer look at the full release. While I focused on the word dies for this post, there are so many wonderful goodies.

Altenew Fine Flora Full Release

All the details to make these quick and simple die-cut and washi tape hand made cards are in this short cardmaking video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share with friends!

Waterbrush Hello Die

Are you a word die junkie like me? Word dies are so versatile and can totally save a card design when you don’t plan your sentiment placement ahead of time. Ask me how I know, LOL!

Waterbrush Hello Die | Die-Cut and Washi Tape Magic

This card comes together quickly with the help of Waterbrush Hello Die and two washi tapes: Many Dots Washi Tape and Block Rainbow Washi Tape. I adore the size and style of this hello die and I’m certain it will make many appearances of future projects!

Many Dots Washi Tape & Waterbrush Hello Die

To help the Block Rainbow die-cut stand out I added a drop shadow and a vellum circle backdrop. Be sure to watch the video for a tip to pop up your vellum with ease!

Wide Washi Tape Cards

Need a card quick? Washi tape is exactly what you need!

For more inspiration, check out this post/video from the release hop.

Bitty Bloom 3D & Bold Thanks Die Sets

Hello, Bold Thanks Die Set! I love word dies that come with a shadow die. While you can create a drop shadow as in the previous card, the shadow die give the die-cut a border all the way around.

Bitty Bloom 3D Die Set & Bold Thanks Die Set | | Die-Cut and Washi Tape Magic

Bold Thanks Die Set, another new favorite, is perfect for everyday cards and masculine cards too. The font is modern with a bit of sass that’s not too frilly and feminine.

Altenew Bitty Bloom 3D Die Set | Altenew Bold Thanks Die Set

While these Bitty Blooms may seem understated as a lone flower, grouped together they make an ideal arrangement for this Many Dots Washi Tape backdrop.

Here, I watercolored them with Winter Wonderland Brush Makers in Mountain Mist, Lagoon, Emerald, Citrus Burst, and Silver. Although I painted four of them, I used the leftover bitty bloom for a card on the Altenew Educator Hop. Gotta use those pretty leftovers!

3D Layer Die Hacks

Add gorgeous dimension to your 3D layer dies with these simple cardmaking hacks.

Visit this post/video to learn cardmaking hacks featuring Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Lily.

That’s all for today guys! Short and sweet with some quick die-cut and washi tape handmade cards to spark your creativity. What techniques will you try with the new release? Let me know below. Giveaway info, the next stop, and supplies are below!

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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 6/22/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll 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 blogs on 6/25/2020. 

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  1. Maureen Hampshire says:

    Beautiful cards and the video was a surprise bonus!

  2. Dianna L Jacobs says:

    I learned something new from your video. Lovely cards.

  3. Sharon Gullikson says:

    The HELLO looks really cool. Love the idea…

  4. Wonderful cards! You make it look so effortless! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  5. Danyelle Dillon says:

    Gorgeous cards as always! Love the stand alone dies! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Maryam Azhar says:

    Perfectly made. Very nice ideas.

  7. Maryam Azhar says:

    Beautiful cards. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Lovely cards and great ideas!

  9. Kathy Dippner says:

    Fabulous cards! I think I’ll pull out my word dies and just create cards with them. Thank you for the inspiration.

  10. Judy Price says:

    Nice cards – quick and easy! Such a great way to use this fun new release. Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! I have some new ideas for using my dies. I love the new release. It is fabulous!

  12. Melissa M says:

    Great uses of washy tape. The tape with all of the dots on it is a very cool pattern. I really like it. I absolutely love the thanks die on the second card though. I just love that font. It’s very cool and super versatile.

  13. Mary-Anne V says:

    I love how you combined the washi tape with this new die release…fabulous results.

  14. So very nice. Thanks for sharing

  15. Beth Merrill says:

    Many cards to be made with Many Dots washi tape! It’s classic and beautiful!

  16. Carmela Douglas Hubler says:

    Love your card with the hello die!

  17. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    You’re right- those bright colors look gorgeous with the Many Dots washi tape! Love the tip about adding the die cut words on the back of the vellum to give some lift- so much easier that tape! Great video- thx!

  18. Totally incredible cards Amber. The rainbow hello looks amazing. The dies are all so awesome. I wish I could get them all….

  19. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Nice combination of elements. I like the mix to create the designs.

  20. Mendy Crumpton says:

    Love what you created with the washi tape. I need to try that now. 🙂

  21. Carol Wortman says:

    Such terrific cards! I love these! This has been so fun. This die release is awesome! Love the vellum on that dotted tummy background. Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Wonderful cards with these dies and the washi tape.

  23. Dawn Jones says:

    I always forget about using washi tape for a quick and beautiful background. Altenew has some great washi tapes. Thanks for reminding us of this great idea.

  24. Isamar Pares says:

    Awesome cards! Love the way you color the layer die flowers!

  25. Great cards – I love the contrasting layers. It looks great graphically, and is a fun look!

  26. I love your vibrant colors so much!! Beautiful cards and wonderful ways to use the new products!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  27. Dawn Tooley says:

    What a cool idea using the washi tape! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Penny Klie says:

    Awesome cards…. this Washi tape makes a great background.

  29. Kristin M. says:

    Love the card with the water brush hello and the wide washi tape!

  30. Ruby Miner says:

    Great cards. Thanks for featuring the washi tape as well as the dies. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Lori Lehnen says:

    Thanks for the inspiration on ways to use my Washi tape.
    Great job!

  32. Susan Babcock says:

    Yep, I’m a word junkie too, I always struggle with the sentiment on a card, so a word die is a great way of adding a focal point and a sentiment. I haven’t tried using washi tape, your cards may actually get me to finally try them.

  33. Gorgeous creations and I enjoyed your video showing your process.

  34. Cyndi Eberhart says:

    Great cards. Simple but beautiful.

  35. Dorothy A says:

    It’s so worth stopping the hopping, and watching your video! I too now love that dotted washi tape, the thanks die cut, and how you arranged everything. Thank you!

  36. Michelle Brown says:

    My soul sister!! I’m a not-looking-to-be-rehabilitated word die-aholic!! The water color hello is great, but I think I love the thanks even more. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE a shadow word dies, but this has that twist of being able to make each letter a different color if you want. Genius!!! Great cards, just great 💗💗💗

  37. Kristine Boydstun says:

    Fabulous cards!! I love the washi tape ideas.

  38. Annette Gordon says:

    That little layered flower is beautiful! I really like the poka-dots! Beautiful cards!

  39. Tessa Serrano says:

    I love your modern style! Definitely sophisticated. Thanks for sharing.

  40. VICKI SMITH says:

    My favorite washi tape, also. Your cards are wonderful!

  41. Talitha Wright says:

    Love how you used the Washi tape.

  42. Cyndi Morris says:

    Love your cards and love this fantastic release! I really need to order some of Altenew’s washi — using it for the background of your projects is gorgeous.

  43. Karen Hale says:

    Amber, love your beautiful cards. Thanks for the great tips using washi tape on your cards. Just starting
    to use washi in my projects and enjoying my results.

  44. Shelley C says:

    Bright, cheerful, simple cards – love them all!. Now I’m gonna have to get some washi tapes too. With a great release from Altenew and all the great designers, my bank account is goint to be shrinking fast.

  45. Love the look of both your cards Amber! The black dotted washi tape makes the first card perfect for a man as well as a woman. I struggle with ideas for cards for men. Thanks for the video as I always enjoy yours.

  46. Yvonne Boucher says:

    Excellent tutorial, Amber. Love the results you achieved using the Rainbow Washi tape. So very cool! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

  47. Bethany Bachman says:

    Love the modern look your cards have!

  48. Catherine L says:

    Great modern cards. I especially love the vellum circle on the hello card!

  49. Joanne M Hoffmann says:

    What beautiful creative, inspiring projects…color palette and project design are awesome!

  50. Wow! Your cards are so eye-catching! I love the effect of the combination of washi tape and these great new dies! Thanks so much for the inspiring video! 🙂

  51. Erika Crawford says:

    This has been a fun hop with so much talent!!

  52. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome cards! Love the die cut sentiments and the adorable little 3D flowers! Great look with the b&w washi!

  53. Valerie Hayden says:

    I love your cards, they have such a modern feel. Also I appreciate seeing people use washi tape in creative ways, I have a collection but never seem to fit it in. Thanks for the inspiration.

  54. The washi tape is such a great foil for these die cuts!

  55. Patricia Beck says:

    Your cards are striking!!! Thanks for the videos as washi is totally new to me. I have been flip flopping on what die to purchase with my budget, and now am thinking I should start with washi tape!! Thanks for sharing!!

  56. Fabulous idea with the washi tape!

  57. Fabulous idea with the washi tape!

  58. Kathy Eddy says:

    Gorgeous cards! Can’t wait for my order to arrive!

  59. Christine A says:

    Lovely cards. That dotty washi is the perfect background.

  60. Heather DePasquale says:

    Such fun cards. And I love the flower die. Can’t wait to get some of these dies. So many creative ways to use them!

  61. Marisela Delgado says:

    Beautiful colors!

  62. Marisela Delgado says:

    Beautiful card!

  63. Melissa Friedrich says:

    Wow, gorgeous cards and so many brilliant ideas for die cuts and washi tape…. I love the new hello die and the black and white dotty washi, both at the top of my wish list.

  64. Patty A Eifert says:

    Bold and colorful cards as usual !!

  65. Tamala Priebe says:

    Gorgeous cards!! I think that Thanks die is one of my favorites also. Definitely a must have.

  66. Sweet Sarah says:

    Really great cards. Love how you used the washi tape -now I will have to get some!

  67. hmmmm, how many sentiment dies does one need???

  68. Denise M Freeman says:

    Hi again Amber! I can’t believe I’m buying another Thanks and Hello dies again and again. ….and I said no way, I’m not doing it, I don’t care – well until I saw your take on everything!! My, My so well done. Thank you, Denise

  69. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

  70. Karen Walker says:

    Love the die cut words with Washi tape—just gorgeous!

  71. Shaunette Onuska says:

    Love your backgrounds! Thanks fir the inspiration

  72. Barbara Gallagher says:

    These are both bold and beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.

  73. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love how those BRIGHT sentiments just pop from the dots! Great cards!

  74. Bonnie Johnson says:

    Very nice samples, thanks for sharing!

  75. I adore the graphic feel your cards have. The way you used these new dies is amazing!!!

  76. Anne Sturgeon says:

    Thanks Amber! I purchased several of the wide washi tapes and just didn’t realize how great they would work for card fronts. These are fabulous. I’m definitely going to break them out…

  77. I watched your video, thank you for using washi tape in the background with the text dies. All your cards are fabulous.

  78. I like the washi tape you used and the vellum is a great idea. I appreciate the inspiration.

  79. I love your cards, Amber! Black & White combinations are my fave & The Washi tape is perfect. I have both on my next order list!!

  80. Bernadette says:

    Liked the way you used washi tape with the sentiments

  81. BECCA YAHRLING says:

    Love that polka dot washi – have to put that on my wish list!
    Your card designs are always so fun.

  82. Carolyn R says:

    Great ideas using the Hello and Hello die with washi tape.

  83. So BOLD! I was surprised by how much I loved the black and white and pops of color. So creative and gave me lots of ideas! And yes! I totally get what you mean about word dies and I couldn’t agree more 😀 This Bold Thanks die is definitely a must-have.

  84. Katy Glenn says:

    Love the black and white dots. It brings so much to the cards. Beautiful!

  85. Linda Peix says:

    I never think about the wide washi tapes, but now I see yours and I’m inspired! Very nice!

  86. NatQuebec says:

    Bbeautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  87. Linda Rodgers says:

    Love the use of the washi tapes.

  88. wonderful inspiration ! Thanks for sharing !

  89. Kristi H. says:

    These are striking! The black-and-white was a great choice. Thank you for sharing.

  90. Love the washi incorporated ideas.

  91. Anny Hale says:

    Very clever and pretty!

  92. Sherrie Dowdy says:

    Thanks for sharing your cards.

  93. Penny Pynnonen says:

    My two favorite things you did is the offset drop shadow and popping up the velum. Thanks.

  94. sharon gullikson says:

    I like the non-typical colors you chose for both cards. I like DIFFERENT

  95. Wanda S Radler says:

    Beautiful cards and I love the die cut washi tape hack – it make things so easy and quick.

  96. Such fantastic cards! Love this new release but the washi tape is the star of these cards!

  97. Great cards. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.