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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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


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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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Buttercream Crisp Dye Ink
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Pink Pearl Crisp Dye Ink
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Dew Drops Crisp Dye Ink
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Firefly Crisp Dye Ink
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Woodless Watercolor Pencil 24 Set
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Sequins – Satin White
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Robin Nelson September 3, 2021 - 09:03

Great release! Looking forward to the hop for all of the inspiration.

Kate OConnor September 3, 2021 - 10:07

So many great things to select this month

Delia Wilkes September 3, 2021 - 10:25

Beautiful card. Love this release. I have a lovely long shopping list…again 😊

Megan Decker September 3, 2021 - 10:26

I really would love to win a gift certificate and the background on this card is really cool

Yvonne Boucher September 3, 2021 - 10:36

What a wonderful, versatile release! Thank you, Altenew for continuing to bring us products that encourage and inspire creativity regardless if experienced or a beginner. I have my list started and cannot wait to start shopping!!!

Karen Hale September 3, 2021 - 10:48

WOWZA!!!!!! My heart is racing there are so many fabulous items in this new release. Thanks, Altenew for always raising the bar in our inspiration!

Carol McCready September 3, 2021 - 11:20

I love all of this collection! Great unboxing video!

Michele S September 3, 2021 - 11:46

Such a pretty card. Love the geometric embossed background!

kjwinston September 3, 2021 - 12:16

I just love the effect you get with that stencil on the background of your card. I love a good geometry-flower pairing and that one rules.

Linda L. Tucker September 3, 2021 - 12:30

This new release is BEAUTIFUL as all your releases are. I am looking forward to seeing what all the hop participants have created!

Vicki Dutcher September 3, 2021 - 12:45

Such an array of awesome products! This hop is always so fun with so much inspiration!

Daria Z. September 3, 2021 - 12:47

Love that sweet little bird! Lydia’s card is just beautiful, too!

Lu T September 3, 2021 - 13:13

Gorgeous as always and goodness that embossed background is to die for, very versatile. We need more of that where a background can be used for many occasions as well as work for both men and women. GREAT release.

Christine Szekeres September 3, 2021 - 13:18

I am looking forward to trying the new blending brushes and I really like the Floral Thanks stamp set! A great release!

Christine Pilgrim September 3, 2021 - 13:35

Love all the inspirational examples given!

Alexandra Y September 3, 2021 - 13:42

Super beautiful card! Thanks for doing this hop!

Christine Pilgrim September 3, 2021 - 13:43

Love the inspirational examples.

Tammie Leavitt September 3, 2021 - 13:49

Love your new stamp sets and vibrant inks.

Barbara A Campbell September 3, 2021 - 13:50

This release is filled with wonderful things I want. Those background embossing folders and dies are so gorgeous.

Isabel Z September 3, 2021 - 13:56

So many amazing new products!

Joyace September 3, 2021 - 13:58

What a great release! Beautiful cards.

raupai September 3, 2021 - 14:02

Oooh, I love that bird!! I have to get him!!
Outstanding release! I love the tulips too!!

Alma Dirpaul September 3, 2021 - 14:08

What a beautiful release. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Christie Brooks September 3, 2021 - 14:33

Love the birdie! So versatile and quick to use. Can make so many color combinations with this layered set.

Retta Lutte September 3, 2021 - 14:37

I am a little confused about the release video, but the new release looks beautiful!

Lori Shad September 3, 2021 - 14:49

I love seeing all the new products!

dorothyayotte September 3, 2021 - 15:04

What a cool release! This is a beautiful card- love the background, and looking forward to another fabulous blog hop.

shannonlashley1 September 3, 2021 - 15:31

Birds and flowers are my WEAKNESS and you are speaking my language!! xoxo

Nandini September 3, 2021 - 15:35

This release is just amazing! And I loved beautiful inspiration in the blog hop!

Pip September 3, 2021 - 15:50

Omg that bird is so adorable!

Monika Davis September 3, 2021 - 15:55

Lovely floral images! I really like the sweet bird too! Thank you for the gorgeous samples team! Have a blessed weekend!

vickiedavis77 September 3, 2021 - 16:09

Oh My! I can’t wait for all the inspiration!

Brenda Kuder September 3, 2021 - 16:11

Great new release. I see several things that I would love to have.

Amy Cooley September 3, 2021 - 16:13

Beautiful collection! Love that bird!

gransarah September 3, 2021 - 16:52

You have some very interesting items in this release! Looking forward to getting my shipment of goodies!

JoAnn B. September 3, 2021 - 16:56

Great new release. Love all the new stamps and dies. My want list is long.

Angela C. Posch September 3, 2021 - 17:01

Looks wonderful. I want some of these.

Meghan Kennihan September 3, 2021 - 17:45

What a FABULOUS release! I LOVE the texture of your card above! Great background!

KarenW September 3, 2021 - 18:02

Thank you for the videos and sharing how you created the soft and lovely thank you card. The tip about adding colored pencil highlights to the stamped image was one I’ll have to try.

ionabunny September 3, 2021 - 18:24

Awesome release. Love the birds and the embossing folders are awesome. Hugz

Jeanne Beam September 3, 2021 - 18:25

Looks like a wonderful release! Awesome cards…
Thanks for sharing.

Debra Ross September 3, 2021 - 18:38

I love the look of your designs, especially the florals

Greta H September 3, 2021 - 19:11

Beautiful new release & love your card, Lydia!

Nicki BAxley September 3, 2021 - 19:17

Can’t wait to see all the beautiful examples from this release

Shai Ward September 3, 2021 - 21:31

Such a great new release- so many designs caught my eye but I especially love the little bird!!

Jackie September 3, 2021 - 21:53

I just love your bird layering stamp! Fun, useful, and beautiful!

Terri Scott - terriavidreader September 3, 2021 - 22:22

I love the Alte New products I own, I could always use more.

Allison Denny September 3, 2021 - 22:38

Gorgeous release. The bird stamp set is especially beautiful.

Kathy Eddy September 3, 2021 - 22:41

love these blog hops. Such a great release!

Monica Linerode September 3, 2021 - 22:51

Awesome products.

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