NEW Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes!)

by nathalie

Blog Hop

Welcome to the brand NEW BUILD-A-GARDEN: MAGNIFICENT BRANCH RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY! It's Nathalie here, and I'm sharing two cards created with one stamped image from the new set. 

The new Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch is sure to become a favorite!  The delicate and detailed image is large and beautiful so you can easily create many different paper crafting projects with it or split the image into two equally beautiful cards.  Let's take a quick look at the new subscription set!


Build A Garden: Magnificent Branch stamp/stencil set

Love genuinely, and bloom with grace. Create two card fronts at once with this first-of-its-kind floral stamp set! The imaginative set features a magnificent tree branch bearing flowers that you wouldn't normally see together in nature. Cut the design just right for a card featuring the cupped rose and another card featuring the flat rose. Stamp the heartwarming sentiments and quotes to inspire your loved ones. We hope you love this stamp set as much as we do!


Enjoy our Build-A-Garden project set, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Each month includes a stamp set along with a coordinating stencil set and/or die set PLUS a customer-favorite Mini Blending Brush! Build your collection of brushes from month to month so you will never be left looking for the perfect tool while crafting.


This set contains the following products:

  • one 6″ x 8″ stamp set containing 10 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer
  • one layering stencil set containing 4 stencils that coordinate with the stamp set
  • one Mini Blending Brush for ink blending

Note: These products are NOT sold separately. 

Project Inspiration

The new Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch is gorgeous, and due to its larger size, it can easily yield two cards from one stamped image.

Build-A-Garden: Magnificent BranchMy starting point for these cards was one full stamped and colored image (see supply list of ink colors used).  I carefully cut the large rose bloom from the image, thus creating two separate images from the original one.

@altenew_ 2cards with Build-a-Garden: Magnificent Branch by Nathalie DeSousaFor my first card, my inspiration comes from the trifold insert guide in the Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch Outline Stamp Set.

I simply trimmed the cardstock to 4″ x 5.25″ to form the card panel. I love the sentiments included in the stamp set, so I used Obsidian Pigment Ink to add my sentiment, then sprinkled a few gems to complete my card.

@altenew_ 2cards with Build-a-Garden: Magnificent Branch by Nathalie DeSousaFor the second card, I am using the larger floral image from the stamped Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch. 

After carefully cutting it out from the cardstock, it can easily be transformed into a large embellishment/focal point for the card panel. I created a bit of interest in the background of the card panel using the Reflections Die and Rounded Rectangles Die Set.  I also used the delicate Handwritten Hello Die Set to create the card sentiment.  

You can check how these cards come together in the following video.  You can watch it here or in HD at Altenew's YouTube channel: 

I hope this inspires you to explore all the possibilities you can create with the new Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch set.

@altenew_ 2cards with Build-a-Garden: Magnificent Branch by Nathalie DeSousaCannot wait to see what you create!

Giveaway Prizes!

Blog Hop Giveaway 1

$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 05/07/2022 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 05/09/2022.


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Here's a complete list of all the fantastic designers joining our blog hop today. Leave a comment on each stop for more chances of winning in our giveaways! First up is the amazing Vicky Papaioannou!

Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou 

Emily Midgett

Cheryl Espie

Jaycee Gaspar

Carol Hintermeier

Jenny Colacicco

Natasha Davies

Laurie Willison

Nathalie DeSousa

Rosie Neustaedter

Terri Koszler

Bridget Casey

Virginia Lu

Sande Woodson

Michelle Short

Nenette S. Madero

Colleen Balija 

Tenia Nelson


Maryam Perez

Amy Hill

Mindy Eggen

Hussena Calcuttawala

Laurie Patterson 

Nandini Karmarkar

Susan Busada

Katrina Howe

Ann Taylor

Eva Bussom

Linda Westfall

Susan Stagno

Preeti Chandran

SathyaKala Sankaran

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the hop!


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Andre M. May 2, 2022 - 11:07 AM

So lovely, thanks for sharing the process video!

raupai May 2, 2022 - 11:07 AM

Oh my, thay magnificent branch is truly magnificent!!

Jennifer Barkdull May 2, 2022 - 11:15 AM

This is a gorgeous release and the examples are, as always, stunning!!

Michele F May 2, 2022 - 11:16 AM

Nathalie, they are both so beautiful! Look at you bring your scrapbooking skills to card making! You can do it all!

Nancy Wilcox May 2, 2022 - 11:44 AM

Love the 2 for 1!

Jan Baker May 2, 2022 - 1:09 PM

This is a beautiful stamp and stencil set. I love the stencil to help me color the image. Its so much easier as I’m not a good colored

Sheri Kempke May 2, 2022 - 1:33 PM

Beautiful cards made with this new garden project collection. Love that it includes the brush too!

Nancy May 2, 2022 - 2:07 PM

Oh my!! This stamp set is right up my alley! Love, love, love the beautiful images!! Thank you!

Bridget N May 2, 2022 - 2:14 PM

Your cards are beautiful, as is the new set. Thanks so much for sharing!

Brenda Lee Kuder May 2, 2022 - 3:36 PM

A great stamp set with so many options.

MAUREEN MACLEAN May 2, 2022 - 4:51 PM

Beautiful release and card. Thanks for sharing it with us..

Bobbie Pearson May 2, 2022 - 9:10 PM

What a beautiful stamp and your soft colors are stunning.

Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet and Crafts Blog May 2, 2022 - 10:26 PM

I LOVE the garden theme, and I really enjoyed seeing the lovely projects the design team has made with these wonderful new supplies. They’re fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandra Baggarly May 2, 2022 - 11:29 PM

What a pretty new set!

Lauryne Cunningham May 3, 2022 - 7:38 AM

Wow! This is a beautiful set! I love Nathalie’s cards!

Sue McRae May 3, 2022 - 3:24 PM

Wow, what a gorgeous big bloom!

Amy Cooley May 3, 2022 - 6:28 PM

The inspiration with this new set is beautiful!

Sandra Baggarly May 3, 2022 - 8:19 PM

I love this new set. It’s something a little different and the concept is clever. You guys always have exciting new ideas.

Audrey May 3, 2022 - 9:49 PM

Beautiful image!

Sara Fail May 5, 2022 - 2:58 AM

Beautiful cards!

rhea ann inocian May 5, 2022 - 9:47 PM

lovely cards and such an inspiration in making one.

Barbara Whiting May 6, 2022 - 9:53 AM

Love this! What a great idea, 2 for 1!

Inkin' Chickie May 7, 2022 - 2:09 PM

Interesting addition to the collections. Looking forward to seeing more of the set and ideas for use.

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