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:

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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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Amy Cooley January 1, 2022 - 10:05

Beautiful build-a-flower this month! I’m looking forward to all the inspiration on the hop. Happy New Year!

Catherine Marie Derouche January 1, 2022 - 10:10

I just went through the whole hop, there were a few that I was unable to leave a comment on, post not available or could not find where to post. very talented ladies <3

Isabel Z January 1, 2022 - 10:17

Such a beautiful flower; I love the detail of the stamp.

Nancy Wilcox January 1, 2022 - 10:46

Another winner for Build-a-Flower!

joni52 January 1, 2022 - 10:55

Fabulous stamp set!

Patti Carr January 1, 2022 - 10:58

I love this stamp and die set. I am thinking about joining.

Barbara C. Unger January 1, 2022 - 11:13

The Candy-striped Cosmos is a very sweet flower. So pretty and delicate! I would enjoy making cards with it.

Laraine January 1, 2022 - 11:38

Gorgeous stamp & die set!!

Carol McCready January 1, 2022 - 11:53

The Candy striped Cosmos is absolutely gorgeous!

raupai January 1, 2022 - 12:05

Omg, this flower is BEAUTIFUL,!

Sharon Brand January 1, 2022 - 12:46

This is a gorgeous flower with so many colour possibilities!

Denise Bryant January 1, 2022 - 13:16

Beautiful new Build-A-Flower set! Lovely card!

Kathy January 1, 2022 - 14:02


Marehelm1 January 1, 2022 - 14:07

This is an vibrant flower design that transcends simple floral designs.

Claire Sherer January 1, 2022 - 14:08

Lovely card. This flower stamp is stunning and I love the Cherry Blossom enamel dots.

Shari 1062 Olson-Anderson January 1, 2022 - 14:13

I love the quality of your layering stamps, have not used one with cutting dies to layer after coloring. Also l I very the monochromatic effects.

Barb McCubbin January 1, 2022 - 14:15

Altenew layering stamps are the best. I have had some many compliments on my layered cards – thanks Altenew for making such a great product.

Linda Rodgers January 1, 2022 - 14:25

What a beautiful flower stamp and die. I’d love to have it.

Sheina Hosking January 1, 2022 - 14:26

The Candystripe Cosmos set is SO BEAUTIFUL!

Lisa Lombardi-Bello January 1, 2022 - 14:31

Love the new Candystripe Cosmo stamp set. Just received a set of watercolor pencils. I think they would work great with the cosmo flower.

smsuzs January 1, 2022 - 14:39

This is such a great design for a tag. It definitely highlights the beauty of the flower. I will be using this idea to put on a gift for a friend along with a coordinating card.

Karen Erickson January 1, 2022 - 14:41

Love the pinks

Madeleine Barnett January 1, 2022 - 14:48

such a pretty flower –

Shay Ward January 1, 2022 - 15:03

Such a beautiful tag! Can’t wait to see all the inspiration from the design team!

barbara lassiter January 1, 2022 - 15:03

Love the tag and this is a really pretty set!

Vickie Leeman January 1, 2022 - 15:20

I am so new to Altenew laying stamps and dies! I am looking forward to Viewing each video to decide which will be my 1st set to purchase. I love that you all make videos for ‘newbies’ like me! 😊

Cindy Hughes January 1, 2022 - 15:25

Love the colors you chose for the Cosmos tag!

Judy Allen January 1, 2022 - 15:31

Love making cards.

Sharon+schatzke January 1, 2022 - 15:53

Love that floral!

Cindy Mitchell January 1, 2022 - 16:11

This flower set is fabulous!! It will be my next purchase. I hope I am lucky enough to be a winner too!!

Julie Chudak January 1, 2022 - 16:14

This build a flower is beautiful and this tag card’s use of the Cosmos is wonderful. I know what I’m doing with the money If I win 😊

Karen Kelly Thomas January 1, 2022 - 16:41

Michelle’s tag/card is beautiful. The colors are so vibrant. Love it.

Sudan January 1, 2022 - 16:42

I love the colors of the onk

Jeanne Beam January 1, 2022 - 16:49

Such a gorgeous flower release…love the cards by the designers.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Vickie D January 1, 2022 - 17:00

Love all of your tags and this is no exception!

Debby Allen January 1, 2022 - 17:16

These flowers are so beautiful! I hope to learn more about them this year! They will make the most beautiful cards!

Pamela R Schultz January 1, 2022 - 17:28

The candystripe cosmos stamp and die set is gorgeous. Thank you.

Amy Solovay January 1, 2022 - 17:34

What a gorgeous stamp set, and how clever! I love everything about this. Bravo!

Stephanie Z January 1, 2022 - 17:47

Lovely flower as always :)

Laura Adams January 1, 2022 - 17:51

Such a pretty card! Love the shape idea!

Valarie Raven January 1, 2022 - 18:22

This is such a beautiful set. Love how elegant the flower is.

Greta H January 1, 2022 - 18:33

Fun to see all the different ways people have used this pretty flower!

Monika Davis January 1, 2022 - 18:39

Beautiful layers! So pretty and elegant… love the dainty look! Happy New Year!

Amy Applegate January 1, 2022 - 18:45

What a gorgeous stamp set! I love how the enamel dots match the colours used!

Pauline Abeysekera January 1, 2022 - 18:50

The frilly petal edges and pattern of the colour layers make this design a stand out. Love your choices Michelle.

Melissa Leftrick January 1, 2022 - 19:04

Gorgeous inspiration and such a beautiful flower!!

Linda Wood January 1, 2022 - 19:08

So much talent and so many ways to inspire all of us to make beautiful card creations. Altenew’s flowers are among the very best. Thank you for the chance to win.

Sheri Kempke January 1, 2022 - 19:09

How beautiful! I love your layering flower sets!

Marisela Delgado January 1, 2022 - 19:14

Gorgeous tag!

Bart Cost January 1, 2022 - 20:50


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