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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Susan McKee September 3, 2021 - 22:54

I really like the layered bird stamp set b

Marisela Delgado September 3, 2021 - 23:17

So wonderful!

Maureen R September 3, 2021 - 23:33

Absolutely Gorgeous products!!!!

Nancy Wilcox September 4, 2021 - 00:39

Fantastic new products – another win for Altenew!

Michele K. Henderson September 4, 2021 - 02:08

This is a gorgeous new collection with so many pretty details! I love the bird – -fun and fresh!

Sue McRae September 4, 2021 - 06:51

The embossing folders are on my wish list and the bird stamp set is so adorable…must have it!

momentsofcrafting September 4, 2021 - 08:28

Wonderful!!! I love these amazing new goodies. A great hop to see all the super inspiration! :)

Susanbcards September 4, 2021 - 08:38

This Thanks stamp is a unique idea, to layer around the letters. I never would have thought to add shading to the colors, great technique.

Brenda McKinley September 4, 2021 - 08:54

I love the new sets. The bird is so easy for such a intricate looking result!

TrudyBarker September 4, 2021 - 09:32

I like doing the blog hops;however, some stops are difficult to leave a comment on or has no place to leave a comment 😕

thetrailerites September 4, 2021 - 10:31

I had to order this stamp after seeing how easy it was to layer. I love your color choices and I write them down. Just perfect.

Janice Berbin September 4, 2021 - 12:26

The blessings and thanks dies are great!

Linda BL September 4, 2021 - 13:00

What great products in this release. Traditional and modern, something for everyone!

Traci Starkweather September 4, 2021 - 14:09

I love your blog hops when you have new releases! Your DT is just amazing and so creative! Of course, they get to use the very best of products!

Thank you!
Traci Starkweather

roxanne tellini September 4, 2021 - 14:23

I like how the “thanks” is on the same layer as the florals. That must have been some tricky masking.

Sheri Kempke September 4, 2021 - 14:33

I’m in love with those birds–I’ve watched a few video’s featuring them, they are awesome! Congrats on another amazing release!

Cyndi Morris September 4, 2021 - 14:38

Such an exciting release — my wish list is LONG! At the top of the list is the Cartoon Tulips set — think that one mat be a “must have.”

Janelle September 4, 2021 - 15:47

Too much goodness to decide for my wish list….. yet again! 🥰

Julie Miller September 4, 2021 - 15:50

This is an amazing release. Can’t wait to get my hands on these!

Kris Reeves September 4, 2021 - 15:56

I adore birds and this set is adorable!

Theresa September 4, 2021 - 19:54

Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

Jeanne Rice September 4, 2021 - 20:07

Beautiful release

Vikki H September 4, 2021 - 20:50

Your new 3D embossing folders are great! They make card designs easy.

Heather B September 4, 2021 - 22:06

The Bird of the Woods is very sweet. Thank you for the giveaway.

Donna L Walls September 4, 2021 - 22:29

Lovely release with so many gorgeous products!

Kim Clark September 5, 2021 - 03:36

Loving the bird stamp and die. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Bev Karolak September 5, 2021 - 06:33

Amazing release! Great products and projects! 🥰

Lauryne Cunningham September 5, 2021 - 08:14

What a fantastic release! I love the colored pencil shading you did on your stamped image, Lydia! Gorgeous card!

Patty Folkenroth September 5, 2021 - 09:01

I have finally found my nitch. I love card making. I just started this and trying to get all the supplies I need. I would really appreciate and love to win a prize. Thank-you so much. Patty

Kath Forder September 5, 2021 - 09:16

Lovely card, Lydia. That embossing folder makes all the difference – can’t wait for mine to wend its way over the pond….

Stacey Kowbel September 5, 2021 - 09:40

Fabulous release! Lydia’s card is gorgeous!

Julie Gaynor September 5, 2021 - 11:20

Super ideas. Would love to win $$ for my amazing Mom.

Stephanie Basile September 5, 2021 - 11:33

Love the bird stamp in this release!

Anita September 5, 2021 - 11:34

I have finally given in and resolved to just make an Altenew monthly budget. There’s no way to choose, Everything is so beautiful!

Jane-ellen Weidanz September 5, 2021 - 12:13

I love the new release, especially the geo diamond 3d Embossing Folder.

Pai Meng September 5, 2021 - 12:26

More great products!

Judy Miller September 5, 2021 - 13:20

Love all the new items. Can’t wait to get mine

Kay Furnish September 5, 2021 - 13:32

I never ceases to amaze me how many different cards are made with one stamp or die set. The talent is truly inspiring! Thanks for another great blog hop. I’m ready to hop along!

Janice Harrison September 5, 2021 - 13:51

I forget about using other mediums for shading. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pauline Abeysekera September 5, 2021 - 14:08

Great variety in this release with some really unique products. The bird is so charming.

Kimberly Hopper September 5, 2021 - 15:03

I love this release. So many tools to choose from!

Carrie Doty September 5, 2021 - 16:21

I simply love 💕 Altenew Products! I love 💗 the beautiful Bird. Altenew has knocked it out of the ballpark again.

Krc September 5, 2021 - 16:31

Altenew, your designs are wonderful. Your selection, unmeasurable. I am an avid stamper and am so happy for your company. Great work, great team.

shannonsstampinsoiree September 5, 2021 - 16:31

I love the Altenew products. I get a build a flower each month and love love love them!!

Joan Kamper September 5, 2021 - 16:46

Love the little bird. He is really delightful.

Inkin' Chickie September 5, 2021 - 17:56

Another great set of folders. I like the style for the poinsettia.

Debbie Witt September 5, 2021 - 19:26

That set is on my wish list! Love how it goes around the sentiment!

Stacy Tiffin September 5, 2021 - 22:04

I am so impressed with your amazing line of products and this release is no different. I can’t wait to order even more!!

Sandra Baggarly September 5, 2021 - 22:35

Another great release!

Bobbie Gonzales September 5, 2021 - 23:36

Love this set.

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