Build-A-Flower: Candystripe Cosmos Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes!)

by Michelle

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Hello there and happy New Year to you! Michelle here today and I am excited to announce the release of the new Build-A-Flower: Candystripe Cosmos Layering Stamp & Die Set and share a fun, tag-shaped card I created with this beautiful set.

Build-A-Flower: Candystripe Cosmos Layering Stamp and Die Set

BAF Candystripe Cosmos Blog Post

You will be as happy as a kid in a candy shop when you play with these unique layering stamps! This set features a gorgeous, elaborately showy candystripe cosmos flower with a branch and a leaf that you are sure to love.  We have also included a few silhouettes of leafy branches perfect for adding stunning background patterns and foliage to your projects.

Creating a Project – Terrific Tags with Michelle

For my project, I wanted to make the flower the focus, it is so beautiful that I kept the rest of the card so clean and simple. I also thought that I would create a tag-shaped card today. So it is pretty much a tag but you can open it up and write a message inside like you would a card!

Candystripe Cosmos Tag Shaped Card

Creating the Focal Point

To start with, I stamped the outline layer of the Build-A-Flower Candystripe Cosmos with Obsidian Pigment Ink on Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock. I heat set it and then started stamping the layers of the flower head first.

I used Cherry Blossom Crisp Dye Inks in Pink Diamond for the first layer, Pinkalicious for the second, and Razzleberry for the third. For the flower center, I used Sunray and Snapdragon from the Golden Sunset Crisp Dye Ink collection. For the leaves and stem, I used Green Fields Crisp Dye Inks (all three green shades).

Candystripe Cosmos Tag Shaped Card

Creating a Shaped Card

Once the flower was cut out, I adhered it to a tag-shaped card. For this, I die cut two Terrific Tags from Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock. I scored one towards the top (with a scoreboard and the Crafter's Essential Bone Folder) to create a hinge. The top of the tag was adhered to the back of the front piece. Watch the video below to see this process in action!

Candystripe Cosmos Tag Shaped Card

The sentiment from the set was stamped with Obsidian Pigment Ink and the flower adhered on top with Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I tied twine through the top of the tag and then embellished it with Cherry Blossom Enamel Dots.

You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube.


Blog Hop Giveaway

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/07/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/09/2022.


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This release isn’t complete without a fun and inspiring blog hop! Our talented design team members and special guest designers have created stunning projects to spark your creativity using the new Build-A-Flower: Candystripe Cosmos Layering Stamp & Die Set. We hope you get plenty of inspiration here!

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Jenny Colacicco!

Blog Hop List:

Altenew Card Blog <- You are here!

Jenny Colacicco

Juhi Khanna

Jaycee Gaspar


Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Erin Thompson 

Virginia Lu

Danielle Dunlop

Reiko Tsuchida

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Lilith Eeckels

Annemarie Caister

Linda Parker

Natasha Davies

Teri Wilson

Rebecca Sogn

Pam Boedeker 

Nancy Souza 

Before you leave… have you heard about our Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan?!

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Be among the first to get our newly released Build-A-Flower set each month at a discounted price (from $35 –> $29.99)! Subscribe to our Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan NOW! Learn more about it HERE.

Have fun hopping along!

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Donna Payne January 1, 2022 - 8:55 PM

I love this flower 😍

Pai Meng January 1, 2022 - 9:04 PM

don’t know how you keep coming up with new and beautiful flowers to create with!

Liz O. January 1, 2022 - 9:24 PM

What a beautiful set! Lovely way to ring in 2022! Thanks for the inspiration Michelle! Happy new year!

Teresa McLellan January 1, 2022 - 9:34 PM

I only recently discovered Altenew and wish I had discovered these gorgeous stamps sooner. Another beautiful floral stamp!! I would love the chance to win.

Kristine Boydstun January 1, 2022 - 9:40 PM

Gorgeous tag card! Love the colors, and great tip about die placement.

Meghan Kennihan January 1, 2022 - 9:49 PM

What a beautiful flower! I love all the DTs designs! Stunning!

Jennifer Finch January 1, 2022 - 10:15 PM

Just received my candy stripe cosmos set and can’t wait to start using it.

Debbie Witt January 1, 2022 - 10:19 PM

Love the striped cosmos build a flower! So pretty!

Linda BL January 2, 2022 - 12:18 AM

What a gorgeous tag! the new Candystripe Cosmos is a great addition to the Build-a-Flower family!

katgalbasin January 2, 2022 - 12:43 AM

Perky flower, yet just right for a get well or sympathy card. Well done!

Jolene Osmun January 2, 2022 - 12:51 AM

So very cute, love them all

Vicky Leed January 2, 2022 - 5:28 AM

What a beautiful floral! 💓

Linda Anderson January 2, 2022 - 6:37 AM

Gorgeous layering stamp made into a beautiful shaped card. One of my favorite flowers come to life on paper!

Holley Downs January 2, 2022 - 6:53 AM

I love the stamp and the opportunity to win wonderful prizes…thanks Altenew for your inspiration as well as your wonderful products.

Linda Correa January 2, 2022 - 7:37 AM

I love the clean look on your tag. You have inspired me to take out some of my layered flowers and create some tags. Great post !

Barbara Kohn January 2, 2022 - 9:00 AM

I’m a sucker for pinks! Love how the cherry blossom inks came together for the candy stripe cosmos!

Linda January 2, 2022 - 9:27 AM

Such a pretty set!

Kate January 2, 2022 - 10:02 AM

I just love the Candy Stripe Cosmos set! Beautiful!

Pennie Stone January 2, 2022 - 10:29 AM

Gorgeous flower! Love the color combo!

Ann Taylor January 2, 2022 - 11:17 AM

Beautiful flower! I have some striped cosmos in my yard. Thanks for another great product!

Tina Kahles January 2, 2022 - 12:57 PM

I really love this tag Michelle, It’s so beautiful & modern looking, it could be used along with any gift or present for that special person. Your colors really pop. Thanks for sharing & Inspiring us!

auntsherer January 2, 2022 - 3:26 PM

This is a lovely stamp set & you created a beautiful card!

LaQuieta Gibson January 2, 2022 - 6:26 PM

This is stunning!

Angela C. Posch January 2, 2022 - 6:34 PM

Pretty new stamp

Linda H. January 2, 2022 - 7:37 PM

Beautiful tag/card, and it stands up too!! Thank you for the video.

karen514 January 2, 2022 - 9:34 PM

Fabulous card; love the colors and the crisp design!

Amber Bissonnette January 3, 2022 - 3:52 AM

Beautiful flower this month! Your tag is stunning!

Susan Joyce January 3, 2022 - 7:06 AM

Love this Cosmos flower and the fact that it is layered. Such wonderful inspiration thanks ladies!

Lauryne Cunningham January 3, 2022 - 8:12 AM

Your card is beautiful! I love this flower! I’ve made other shaped cards before but never a tag- I’m definitely giving it a try!

Sue McRae January 3, 2022 - 9:34 AM

Totally love this pretty bloom!

Jeanne Rice January 3, 2022 - 11:51 AM

Your tag is beautiful. Nice release..

Donna Walls January 3, 2022 - 3:02 PM

This is a beautiful floral and the Tag inspiration is lovely.

mm9772 January 3, 2022 - 7:55 PM

What an absolutely beautiful set! I’ve just added it to my wish list!

Lissette January 3, 2022 - 9:58 PM

Beautiful set. Love the colors on the tag.

Audrey Meyer January 4, 2022 - 5:41 AM

Stunning new flower! Love your color combination!

Stacey Kowbel January 4, 2022 - 9:11 AM

Beautiful flower! I really love Michelle’s tag – the overlarge flower on the tag is fabulous!

Sara Fail January 4, 2022 - 10:46 AM

This tag is awesome

Bev Chapman January 5, 2022 - 12:20 AM

I love cosmos of any kind. So much inspiration.

Sindhu January 5, 2022 - 1:56 AM

Beautiful flower…. Love the inspirations…

Fida January 5, 2022 - 2:42 AM

That’s a beautiful card. Love the layering Altered flower stamps.

roxanne tellini January 5, 2022 - 1:30 PM

Your cosmo is beautiful. Great work!

Sherre January 5, 2022 - 4:09 PM

I love your stamps and stencils. Gorgeous flower!

Sandra Baggarly January 5, 2022 - 7:52 PM

Another great one! Love it.

Haris January 7, 2022 - 3:50 AM

What a beautiful flower and tag!

Inkin' Chickie January 7, 2022 - 11:55 PM

Looking forward to see the ideas for this flower. A bit different since it’s just a single bloom. Thanks for the chance!

M.FATEMA January 8, 2022 - 10:56 AM

Lovely stamp set and such a pretty tag!!

Tara Prince October 19, 2022 - 12:14 PM

so beautiful

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