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Altenew Stand Alone Dies Winter Essentials Blog Hop + Giveaway

Rev up your die-cut machine and Mini Blossom! The Altenew Stand-Alone Dies Winter Essentials release is chock full of goodies to delight you. Plus there’s a new 2-in-1 Glue Pen!

Altenew Stand-Alone Dies Winter Essentials Blog Hop + Giveaway

Big thanks to Keisha Charles for relaying you over to my blog. To start at the beginning of the hop visit the Altenew Card Blog.

Check out how I use some of my favorites in this short cardmaking video. Wath here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, share it with your crafty friends.

Winter Essential Full Release

First, let’s take a look at the new 2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen! This little beauty has a ballpoint nib for effortless detail. Simply write with a bit of pressure to release a fine glue line. Adhere when wet for a permanent bond. For a temporary bond, adhere when tacky.

Altenew 2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen

This stand-alone die release covers a variety of celebrations from holidays, birthdays, new baby, graduation, and more.

Altenew Stand-Alone Dies Winter Essentials Full Release

Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set

Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set and Essential Sentiment Strips Die Set are two of my favorites from this release! So of course, I had to start with those.

Altenew Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set

This layering die set is huge and well thought out. Instead of individual dies, 3-4 bloom layers are included on each die which reduces the time and effort it takes to cut all the pieces.

Altenew Stand-Alone Dies Release | Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set

Believe it or not all the elements fit on one card panel. I watercolored the layers with Altenew Artist Watercolor Set.

This awesome sentiment die-cut is from the new Essential Sentiment Strips Die Set. I totally dig the negative space cut out letters.

Altenew Essential Sentiment Strips Die Set

Linear Pathway Alpha – Solid & Outline Die Sets

There are two new alphabet dies in town and when you use them together they look like neon lights. Here I created a message board with the Classy Stripes Stencil.

Altenew Linear Pathway Alpha Solid & Outline Die Sets

The message board is so light in the photos, I think white pigment ink on black cardstock would have pulled off the look better. But nonetheless, these letters are fun and you can fit a ton on your cards!

Happy Holidays Script Die Set

Use one or both of the Happy Holidays Die Set on your cards for greater versatility. Here I used the script Happy die-cut as my color palette didn’t really bring holiday vibes to mind.

Altenew Happy Holidays Script Die Set

The background is ink blended with Rose Bouquet Stencil and the Altenew Ink Blending Tool – Small set.

Altenew Stand-Alone Dies Release

Special Offer

To celebrate this release, we are offering a free gift for a limited time. You are encouraged to include the promotion info on your blog hop post. I’ll add promotion banners HERE by 10/06/2020. 

  • Receive a FREE Gift (brand new Winter Essentials release mini inspiration guide) with every order from 10/19/2020 at 12:01 am EDT until 10/21/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last. Shop here –>https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products The free gift will be added to the cart automatically. *Not valid on online class, workshop, print media orders. 
Altenew Stand-Alone Dies Free Gift


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/25/2020 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 Winners Page on 10/27/2020.

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Altenew Stand-Alone Dies | Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set

Next Stop

Don’t miss any inspiration these talented artsits’ have to offer! Emily Midgett is the next stop and the full list is below.

Altenew Card Blog https://www.thepapermint.com/post/altenew-winter-essentials-stand-alone-dies-release-blog-hop-giveaway
Jennifer McGuire
Norine Borys
Laura Bassen
Kelly Griglione
Therese Calvird
Jenny Colacicco
Vicky Papaioannou
Nathalie DeSousa
Keisha Charles
Amber Rain Davis <<< You Are Here
Emily Midgett
Virginia Lu
Amanda Baldwin
Jaycee Gaspar
Dana Joy
Lilith Eeckels
Tania Ahmed
Nenette S. Madero 
Nicole Watt
Tenia Nelson
Reiko Tsuchida
Vicki Finger
Maryam Perez


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  1. Carmela Hubler says:

    Love the flower card and the gorgeous colors!

  2. Victoria Milam says:

    I love this new release, especially the layered florals! Your use of the new die cuts in your designs is fabulous! Very inspiring!

  3. Julie Greaves says:

    Beautiful! Love your use of the dies etc. The watercolour flowers are a very nice idea – something I may try soon. Thanks for inspiring us to try new things. Love the new flower layering dies from Altenew – so many possibilities. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. Lori Lehnen says:

    Love this new release!
    Very pretty cards!

  5. Diane+Zalusky says:

    i love all of Altenew’s layered floral dies, this one is no exception. your card is just gorgeous.

  6. I just about drooled over the ink blended card hahaha!! So pretty! Thank you for sharing, Amber!

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    Such pretty cards! Love the floral card and the colors you used!

  8. Jeane Campbell says:

    Have to say that I think we all appreciate the change that Altenew has made to their layering die sets. This is so much better and takes the guess work out of the layering. Every one of you designers seems to agree on this.And the flowers are so beautiful.

  9. Your cards are so lovely – I love those beautifully coloured florals.

  10. Gorgeous cards! I love watching you work and really enjoyed seeing how you put the layering die together. Really good idea to watercolor the layers to get such a variation in colors. I will have to try this!

  11. Love what you created with these new dies.

  12. Ummekulsum+Kutub says:

    Such pretty cards. Love the

  13. Those jumbo pick dies really do create the most fabulous flowers! I like that they do more in one pass now; really helpful when it comes to die cutting! Your card is breathtaking! Love all the yellow hues!

  14. Beth Merrill says:

    These dies are delicious! You have used them to create loveliness!

  15. Beth Merrill says:

    This release is full of delicious dies and your creations are great examples of how to use them in beautiful ways.

  16. Beth Merrill says:

    This release is full of delicious dies and your cards are great examples of ways to use them.

  17. Tarina Holloway says:

    Those 2 are the first ones in my cart! Thank youf or showing how you watercolored them all before removing them from the paper. I love your watercolor techniques!!

  18. Love these bright and beautiful cards!!!

  19. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    The Jumbo Garden Picks is my favorite, too! Your cards are so beautiful! I love the way you watercolored the die pieces!

  20. Love this release and so many wonderful ideas and beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I KNEW your 3D flowers would be amazing, and they are. The different colors look awesome. I will try that color combo…

  22. Love the cards here and love your work and helpful techniques. Inspired me to step up and I’m happy with the outcome. Thanks for sharing your skills and talent. .

  23. Sandhya Iyer says:

    Absolutely gorgeous cards Amber! The jumbo flowers are my favorite too!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Jennifer Taylor says:

    Gorgeous cards! The watercoloring adds so much to the layering die set.

  25. Dorothy+A says:

    Lovely cards! I especially like the jumbo garden flowers you made- the colors are all so beautiful together.I don’t own any layering dies yet buy this will be first on my list!

  26. Sherri Little says:

    Wow! Such unique colors in your 3D floral card.

  27. Beautiful cards with fun colors!

  28. As always your cards are stunning, Amber! I agree with you, my favourite set is the Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set. Maybe an addition to the Christmas pressie wish list!! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  29. Mary Ann Reilly says:

    Bright, beautiful, and fun cards! Thank you for sharing them.

  30. Beautiful card designs!

  31. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I ADORE the layered flower dies and the colors you used! WOW!

  32. So many pretty cards. Love all the combos of color. TFS

  33. Silvia Hutchinson says:

    Stunning cards!

  34. Marisela Delgado says:

    So beautiful! 💜

  35. Those layered flowers are gorgeous! I love those colors!

  36. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

  37. Laurie M Page says:

    I so enjoy your use of various watercolors for the flower layers. So much more dynamic than flat cardstock colors. Nicely done.

  38. Jessica Scott says:

    I love the beautiful water color style card!

  39. Retta+Lutte says:

    Thank you for reminding me that I don’t need dozens of coordinated cardstocks to make beautiful layered flowers! Just gorgeous! Love all your cards!

  40. Maureen Reiss says:

    Such Gorgeous cards!! I love both flower sets and the fireplace!!!

  41. Cyndi+Morris says:

    Gorgeous cards. I especially love the first one — the beautiful Jumbo Garden Picks set is my favorite from this fantastic release.

  42. Carolyn R says:

    I love your roses, such pretty colors. Great new alphabet should be really fun too.

  43. Joanne M Hoffmann says:

    AMAZING!! Absolutely gorgeous cards!!

  44. Kari DiBiaso says:

    The color combo on the paper pieced flower is so pretty!!

  45. Nicki Baxley says:

    I love your floral card

  46. Steffi H. says:

    Your stenciled card looks wonderful.

  47. Bonnie Johnson says:

    This is a shockingly beautiful release! Thanks for sharing.

  48. Great cards! Your floral arrangement on the first card is fabulous. The new products which jump out at me are the sentiment strip die set and the new glue pen. I am always looking for a glue pen which would help secure delicate die cuts.

  49. Beth+Bice says:

    Love the unique outline alphabet dies. Makes the font really modern!

  50. Jacqueline Clement says:

    Already put in an order. Love these! Your video was so helpful. Thanks!

  51. Kim M Jacobs says:

    Love your floral designs! Simply stunning. TFS

  52. Great video! Lots of information. I love how you watercolor the die cuts resulting in the most gorgeous flowers! I’ve seen you watercolor before and it never ceases to amaze and inspire.

  53. Jeanne Christie says:

    I love your cards!!

  54. Your layered watercolored floral die is stunning! Love that set and love the sentiments set — so easy to use.

  55. Dianna+L+Jacobs says:

    Love, love, love that watercolor card!!!

  56. Jan Castle says:

    Oh sooooo pretty!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  57. Laura+Casselman says:

    Oh these are so pretty! I can’t wait to try it out!

  58. Jan Metcalf says:

    Love the color choices on your flowers!!

  59. Carol DuBois says:

    Lovely cards. Thank you.

  60. Bernadette says:

    Really loved watching your water coloring process and how the flowers came out!

  61. Vickie Davis says:

    Love, love, love your cards & that you showed the diversity of these dies!

  62. Alicia Harper says:

    These are lovely!