Altenew Sticky Essentials Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes) | Celebrate Your Fave Craft Adhesives

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi everyone! Svitlana here, and I'm so thrilled to kick off this special blog hop celebrating your fave crafting adhesives. Welcome to the Sticky Essentials Blog Hop and Giveaway! Make sure you hop along to get lots of inspiration and a chance to win $300 worth of prizes!

Altenew Adhesives Blog Hop

Today, I want to share a Christmas card made by implementing a couple of my favorite techniques and using wonderful sticky adhesives from Altenew.

The masking technique is a bit more time-consuming, but the result is always worth it.

I applied this technique to create a one-layer design of overlapping poinsettia and holly berry elements. I also cheated a bit, so cutting masks for this card wasn't very difficult.
Holiday card with Altenew adhesives

Holiday Card Project with Altenew Adhesives

I used the Poinsettia & Berries Stamp Set to create the one-layer design for my card.

First, I stamped the lighter poinsettia using Cotton Candy and Coral Berry Dye Inks. After that, I stamped the poinsettia outline image onto a sheet of Masking Paper, cut it out with my scissors, and adhered to the stamped image.

Then, I stamped the second poinsettia using Coral Berry and Ruby Red Dye Inks. I also masked off the second poinsettia using Masking Paper.

Holiday card with Altenew adhesives

Next, I stamped the holly berry leaves around the stamped and masked off poinsettias using the Ruby Red, Espresso, Lagoon, and Emerald Dye Inks.

I wanted to make the background non-white, but also, I didn't want to fussy cut masks for all the holly leaves. So I “cheated” by ink blending the same inks that I used to stamp the leaves – Lagoon and Emerald Dye Inks.

I blended them around the panel edges using the Large Blending Tool. As I was blending, I tried not to blend over the red berries as they weren't masked off. Overall it worked out fine, not having areas just around the poinsettias left white.

To bring more interest to the background, I also added Pure White and Antique Gold Ink Spray splatters.

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To make the sentiment, I used the Christmas Season Die Set. I die-cut each word of the sentiment out of a Citrine sheet from the Gilded Glitter Cardstock Set and five times out of a dark red cardstock. Before die-cutting each piece, I first applied Double Sided Adhesives onto the back side of the cardstock, so all die-cut elements have a sticky back. This really helps build up the dimensional sentiments.

I stacked all corresponding pieces – placing the glitter ones on top. After that, they were adhered to the card.

Next, I foam-mounted the panel onto a white card base using one of Altenew's bestselling adhesives — the Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

To accentuate the card, I added several gold confetti. I hope you got inspired to use your favorite craft adhesives and hop along with us!

Giveaway Prizes

Sticky Essentials Blog Hop Giveaway

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, 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 10/05/2022 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 10/06/2022.

Blog Hop List

Sticky Essentials Projects Collage 1

Altenew Card Blog

Virginia Lu

Helen Kalb

Lilith Eeckels

Teresa Litchfield

Laurie Willison

Bridget Casey

Tenia Nelson

Linda Westfall


Therese Calvird

Karen Brown

Sadia Ashraf


Erin Thompson

Terri Koszler

Amy Hill

Nathalie DeSousa

Marieke Slaats

Disha Jain

Maryam Pérez

Michelle Short

Berina Rajakumar

Teri Wilson

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

What are your go-to adhesives for crafting? Comment below! Enjoy the hop!


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Jayne Haumschild September 29, 2022 - 09:11

I was on your site last evening looking at adhesives. It really is confusing for someone just beginning on their card making journey. So excited for this blog. Thank you.

Altenew October 3, 2022 - 20:07

Hope this helped you identify which ones you need :D

Michele F September 29, 2022 - 09:42

Svitlana! I adore your bright pink Poinsettia!! What a wonderful ‘cheat’ that I’ll put into practice!

Bonnie Johnson September 29, 2022 - 10:06

What a beautiful card!

Carol L McCready September 29, 2022 - 10:37

Beautiful card. I love Altenew’s tape runner. I use it all the time.

Altenew October 3, 2022 - 20:07

That’s definitely a must-have!

Pai C Meng September 29, 2022 - 10:40

Beautiful projects!

roxanne tellini September 29, 2022 - 11:03

A blog hop for glue and tape? I am a little confused but I will give it a look.

Altenew October 3, 2022 - 20:09

Yes! A perfect way to introduce beginners on the different types of adhesives :D

Deborah Hellman September 29, 2022 - 11:15

Great idea… can’t wait to try!

Greta H September 29, 2022 - 11:27

What a gorgeous card–worth the time to mask!

Helen Kalb September 29, 2022 - 12:36

Svitlana’s cards are always beautiful!

Alexandra Y September 29, 2022 - 12:56

Lovely projects as always! Good adhesives can make or break a card project so I’ve learned (the hard way lol) to make sure I have some good ones on hand!

Altenew October 3, 2022 - 20:15

Mistakes really are great teachers!

Linda Lofton September 29, 2022 - 13:21

Beautifully created card!

Becky Wibbeler September 29, 2022 - 13:24

Love the colors you used on your cards. My go to adhesives are double side tape a liquid glue and 3D foam dots/squares

Maria Andino September 29, 2022 - 13:33

Love it!

Diana September 29, 2022 - 13:34

Really enjoyed the step by step. I’m all for doing “easy”. Appreciated the non traditional colors too!

Michele W September 29, 2022 - 13:39

Beautiful holiday card. Clever using the same color for the holly leaves and the background. Thanks for the step-by-step!

Brenda S. West September 29, 2022 - 13:55

I think it might be essential to purchase the “sticky essentials” masking paper.

Isabel Z September 29, 2022 - 14:09

What a stunning card and I am excited to learn more about adhesives. THank you.

Cindy C. September 29, 2022 - 15:13

Beautiful card without the bulk!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Dee Earnshaw September 29, 2022 - 15:13

love card – looking forward to more eye candy:)

Karen Schroeder September 29, 2022 - 15:56

Your card is absolutely stunning!

Linda BL September 29, 2022 - 15:58

Fabulous card! Love all,the brightly colored elements of your design.

Pam Jemmett September 29, 2022 - 18:07

Great colours. Looks fantastic. I love Altenew products.

Patricia Brown September 29, 2022 - 18:21

Great card! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sharon Gullikson September 29, 2022 - 18:30

Such beauty. I like the “different” color combo

Maureen R September 29, 2022 - 18:43

Really Beautiful card!!!!

Meghan Kennihan September 29, 2022 - 20:49

Beautiful poinsettia! I LOVE the colors! Gorgeous design! Thank you for the fabulous hop!

Denise Bryant September 29, 2022 - 22:57

Pretty poinsettia card! Love the color combo!
Looking forward to learning more about your line of adhesive products on the hop!

Jeanne Rice September 30, 2022 - 02:04

Great card. Thanks for sharing your process.

dawnnz September 30, 2022 - 03:35

awesome card. Love using the double sided adhesive for my die cuts, certainly makes it easier to stack them

Joni J. Seith September 30, 2022 - 10:07

I love your adhesives and the projects shown above!

Bonnie September 30, 2022 - 10:20

What a great concept, highlight an everyday supply category. Great inspiration and ideas.

Nancy Wilcox September 30, 2022 - 12:52

Love the bright pink Poinsettia!!

LAURA CASSELMAN September 30, 2022 - 14:56

I’ve missed your vivid colored cards. This is beautiful!

Vickie Davis September 30, 2022 - 16:31

Love the colors of your card.

Viv Tongue September 30, 2022 - 18:31

So festive and eye-catching – love the colors used!

Sandra Baggarly September 30, 2022 - 18:54

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card! I love your colors.

Vicky Hattingh September 30, 2022 - 21:26

Poinsettias are the quintessential Christmas icon. Love your pink ones! Gorgeous! TFS ❤️

Lea Ann T September 30, 2022 - 23:13

Really love the color combinations. Thanks for sharing all the techniques.

Janet Jennings September 30, 2022 - 23:19

On the Adhesive Blog Hop there was a funny statement: ”
Make sure to stick around for this blog hop, because many talented artists are bringing you stunning card projects to spark your inspiration!” STICK around? Made me laugh.
All the cards are gorgeous. Wonderful techniques. Looking forward to more.

Altenew October 3, 2022 - 20:22

Haha we’re glad you noticed that!

Kalpana September 30, 2022 - 23:59

Thanks for sharing great cards. Very inspirational

Lynn Chan October 1, 2022 - 00:31

Wow! I feel that adhesives are really important too because I want the card to last and not have stuff fall out from the card when the recipient opens it! :) I saw this mega foam tape roll and thought that is cool!

Kathy October 1, 2022 - 00:50

Loveliest poinsettia cards with lively and beautiful color shading. Favorite go to adhesives are foam tapes/strips and quick mounting squares for permanence and dimension. I find myself in sticky situations when crafting all the time so having dependable options is a key factor!

Susan Babcock October 1, 2022 - 01:04

Such a lovely poinsettia card! How cool to do a whole blog hop on adhesives! It would be so great to have a roll if that foam tape!

Beverley Matamoros October 1, 2022 - 04:08

I enjoy the step by step, my go to adhesive is double sided tape and liquid glue and to make things pop foam squares…

kandfdesignshop October 1, 2022 - 08:32

This is such a beautiful Christmas card.

Kelsey Thomas October 1, 2022 - 10:24

I love all of these cards! :)

Pam Baumgardner October 1, 2022 - 10:26

What a great idea!! Cannot wait to try these techniques.

Hideko October 1, 2022 - 10:34

What an unusual beautiful Christmas card!
I’d love to try your technique:)
My favorite glue is the pen kind. I can use it in big area and skinny thin lines both.

Jo Jo October 1, 2022 - 17:45

I love th color choices you uses on this gorgeous card! The techniques you uses are stunning. Thank you!

Liz O. October 2, 2022 - 02:15

Such a beautiful color combo Svetlana! Love this Christmas design. Thanks for the inspiration!

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