Altenew Thanks & Blessings Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders/Washi Tape/Blending Brush/Palette Knife Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Lydia Evans


Hello there, everyone! Lydia here! Welcome to Altenew Thanks & Blessings Stamp/Die/Stencil/Embossing Folder/Washi Tape/Blending Brush/Palette Knife Release Blog Hop and what a fun release it is!

Count your blessings with this gorgeous collection of goodies! With unique flowers, sentiments, and even a little birdie, this release has something for everyone. Get a head start on your holiday cards, or simply enjoy our modern takes on typography! The texture lovers out there will adore our new 3D embossing folders, and our stencils are the easiest way to add color to any project. To top everything off, we have a couple of new tools and storage for your craft room!

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Check our new Stamps, Dies, Stencils, Embossing Folders, Patterned Papers, and Enamel Dots HERE!

Unboxing Video

Check out this quick unboxing of our newest  release, and imagine all its creative possibilities. You can watch the video in HD on YouTube here:

Project Inspiration

Today, I'll be sharing how to add beautiful shading, quickly and easily onto solid image stamps.

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I started by stamping the ever-so-cute sentiment from Floral Thanks Stamp Set onto a piece of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. For the sentiment outline, I used Obsidian Pigment Ink; for the flowers, I used Butternut, Pink Pearl, and Dew Drops Crisp Dye Inks, and for the foliage, I used Firefly Crisp Dye Ink. Once the stamping was complete, I then added pencil shading using Woodless Watercolor Pencils. For the pink flowers, I used Coral Bliss and Heart Beat Pencils; for the blue flowers, I used Dew Drops and Volcano Lake Pencils; for the yellow flowers, I used Honey Drizzle and Orange Cream Pencils, and for the foliage, I used Grass Field and Shadow Creek Pencils.

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Once the shading was complete, I cut the image using the coordinating dies. I added an extra sentiment from Greatest Blessings Stamp Set on the die-cut image. To add a little more interest, I also added a few Satin White Sequins.

The background was created using white cardstock embossed with Geo Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder.

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To see how this card came together, please watch the video below. Or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Free Gift


Here are TWO ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically.

  • Get a FREE brand new Thanks and Blessings Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 09/03/2021 through 09/05/2021. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Thanks and Blessing Stamp & Die Release Collection from 09/03/2021 through 09/09/2021. Shop HERE!

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Giveaway Prizes

$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 09/09/2021 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 09/11/2021.

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Hop List

For your convenience, below is the complete hop list:

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Jenny Colacicco


Virginia Lu

Verity Biddlecombe

Nathalie DeSousa

Terri Koszler

Laurie Willison

Michelle Short

Tenia Nelson

Amanda Baldwin

Norine Borys

Dana Joy

Erum Tasneem


Maryam Perez

Joy Baldwin

Svitlana Shayevich

Bridget Casey

Lilith Eeckels

Erin Thompson

Therese Calvird

Amy Hill

Zinia Redo

Tania Ahmed

Colleen Balija

Reiko Tsuchida

Natasha Davies

Anna Mahtani

Daniel Diaz

Joylita Dsouza

Nenette S. Madero

Sandhya Iyer

Rosie Neustaedter

Keeway Tsao


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Floral Thanks Stamp & Die Bundle
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Geo Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder
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Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock…
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altenew inks obsidian pigment ink
Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Buttercream Crisp Dye Ink
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altenew inks pink pearl crisp dye ink
Pink Pearl Crisp Dye Ink
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Dew Drops Crisp Dye Ink
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altenew inks firefly crisp dye ink
Firefly Crisp Dye Ink
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Woodless Watercolor Pencil 24 Set
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Sequins – Satin White
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Bobbie Gonzales September 5, 2021 - 11:48 PM

I liked the tea rose and the great idea of coloring first then cutting

Kailash September 6, 2021 - 12:11 AM

So many beautiful products in this release!

Denise Bryant September 6, 2021 - 2:41 AM

Wonderful assortment of new items! I’m excited to have a look!

Subhashini S September 6, 2021 - 3:16 AM

Wowsers! There’s indeed something for everyone!

Mary Ann Wotherspoon September 6, 2021 - 7:49 AM

I see that the 3D folders are so versible and make a quick card. You always come up with beautiful sets. And I really like how easy your website is to maneuver through, I can always find what I’m looking for.

Kallee LeCloux September 6, 2021 - 8:26 AM

Great new products! You guys always know it out of the park. The only thing I wish that you would do is some great innies to the cards. A whole stamp set for each occasion in your awesome scripty and lettered fonts.

Carolyn September 6, 2021 - 9:07 AM

What a beautiful release! So many card ideas.

Wanda S Radler September 6, 2021 - 9:14 AM

Wow – another beautiful release. I am excited about those mini blenders and the tulip stamp and die set.

Donna o September 6, 2021 - 9:20 AM

Your team is so helpful in giving great new ideas!

Annette Deardurff September 6, 2021 - 9:42 AM

I’m in love with embossing folders – I never thought about using them as much as I do now!!

Rosali B. September 6, 2021 - 10:26 AM

I am so in love with the cute bird set!!! I love how you can use several ink colors to color him with the stamping layers. The results look really amazing!

Kelsey Thomas September 6, 2021 - 10:29 AM

These are so beautiful!

jmbelina September 6, 2021 - 11:16 AM

Wow! Another gorgeous new release! I love the flowers!

Aia Magiera September 6, 2021 - 11:43 AM

I love this!!!

Monika Davis September 6, 2021 - 12:10 PM

What a fun blog hop! Loving those floral images. Lovely samples team! It’s such a feast for the eyes!

Winna Canady September 6, 2021 - 12:19 PM

Absolutely beautiful products teamed up with extremely talented creators and I love it!!! I can’t get enough!!!

FRANNIE REID September 6, 2021 - 12:20 PM

Wow… so many great cards to show off the items in this release. I especially like the Birds of the Wood and the Mini Blending Brushes!

Mirella Rogan September 6, 2021 - 1:37 PM

Gorgeous release, yet again! So many cool new products!

Karen L K September 6, 2021 - 4:35 PM

So many fun things in this release! I love that bird and of course the flowers are so pretty!

Page Adams September 6, 2021 - 8:43 PM

Beautiful!! The little bird is especially cute!!

Mely September 7, 2021 - 7:51 AM

Great new and incredible products!!!

Eileen C September 7, 2021 - 1:55 PM

Really love the hexagon embossing folder!

Mary September 7, 2021 - 11:30 PM

Absolutely love Bird in the Wood.

Justene Phoenix September 8, 2021 - 10:07 AM

another gorgeous release!

Jennifer Leonard September 8, 2021 - 11:56 AM

Lydia, the background on this card is terrific!

Maria del Valle September 8, 2021 - 6:56 PM

Lovely card! Love the soft colors

Chrys September 9, 2021 - 10:42 PM

I love the three-d embossing folders😃

Claudia Gassett September 10, 2021 - 12:23 PM

What a fantastic release! Love those Tulips!

Ruth Hiteshew September 13, 2021 - 3:16 PM

Jennifer McGuire brought me here! So many beautiful ideas for inspiration!!

Donna September 14, 2021 - 12:22 PM

So many great choices! I especially love the tulips.

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