Classic Imagery Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Virginia Lu

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Hello, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. It's an exciting day because we have a brand-new release with Embossing Folders and Stencils! These have been the popular items that you love. We think you'd love these well thought-out designs as they make your crafting life more fun and beautiful.

This release will help you recreate classic images and textures on your paper crafting projects! Traditional quilt blocks, delicate fabric, intricate tile, as well as stone and wooden flooring patterns are all represented in our stencil and embossing folder designs. Of course, we have also included timeless floral patterns and arrangements to satisfy your need for gorgeous botanical inspiration. This is a release you are sure to reach for again and again. Happy crafting!

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Check out our full Classic Imagery Stand-Alone Stencils & Embossing Folders Release Collection here.


Watch the video below or over on YouTube to take a closer look at the amazing stencils and embossing folders in this release:

Let's get down to the projects, so you can get a quick peek of this release.

First up, we have the intricate Henna Square Stencil. Whether you use a part of or the entire stencil, you will add some amazing patterns to your projects.

Altenew-Henna Square Stencil-Mix & Match Mariposa Die Set-PAF Clematis

If you love a delicate look without tons of effort, this stencil does not disappoint.

Altenew-Henna Square Stencil-Mix & Match Mariposa Die Set-PAF Clematis -002

I started out with a piece of white cardstock. After positioning the stencil, I inked it up with various colors. I then gave it a spray with Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray. Altenew-Henna Square Stencil-Mix & Match Mariposa Die Set-PAF Clematis -001

Not only does this spray give it a gorgeous shine, but it also tones down the colors a notch. I thought it was a tad too bright at first! The sentiment from Paint-A-Flower: Clematis Outline Stamp Set was embossed onto the vellum paper. I topped it off with a butterfly from Mix & Match Mariposa Die Set and Antique Gold Sequins.

Altenew-Henna Square Stencil-Mix & Match Mariposa Die Set-PAF Clematis -004

The next card is featuring the Greenwood Flowers Stencil Set with the sentiment from Bouquet of Love Stamp Set.

Altenew-Greenwood Flowers Stencil Set-Bouquet of Love Stamp Set


Of course, the Altenew Ink Blending Tool makes all the stenciling easy. The colors blend like butter!

Altenew-Greenwood Flowers Stencil Set-Bouquet of Love Stamp Set-002

If you have not yet tried color layering stencils, this new Greenwood Flower Stencil Set will amaze you! It has two large flowers and you can customize your own colors!

Altenew-Greenwood Flowers Stencil Set-Bouquet of Love Stamp Set-001

In this card, I used two different colors for each flower. The leaves are so detailed and interesting thanks to the layering.

Altenew-Greenwood Flowers Stencil Set-Bouquet of Love Stamp Set-003


My next card is definitely unique and eye-catching. The Charming Mandala 3D Embossing Folder is absolutely glorious.

Altenew-Charming Mandala 3D Embossing Folder-Slim Sentiment Die Set-Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set (2)

I took out the Jet Black Cardstock and ran it through with Charming Mandala 3D Embossing Folder.

Altenew-Charming Mandala 3D Embossing Folder-Slim Sentiment Die Set-Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set-001


I then painted the dry-embossed surface with the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set (Gold Pearl, Enchanted Gold, Rose Quartz, Aquamarine, and Jade).

Altenew-Charming Mandala 3D Embossing Folder-Slim Sentiment Die Set-Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan SetThe thin sentiment strip (Slim Sentiment Die Set) fit in this design perfectly. 

Altenew-Charming Mandala 3D Embossing Folder-Slim Sentiment Die Set-Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set-002

The last card I share is a sweet and a cozy one.

Altenew-Dreamy Tile 3D Embossing Folder-Tea For Two Stamp & Die Bundle (2) The Dreamy Tile 3D Embossing Folder reminds me of French country decor. I thought it was perfect to pair it up with Tea For Two Stamp & Die Bundle.

Altenew-Dreamy Tile 3D Embossing Folder-Tea For Two Stamp & Die Bundle-002

To add the blue color on the tile, I chose the mini ink cube (such as Deep Blue) and gently touched all of the surface. You can use a piece of hard craft foam for this purpose.

Altenew-Dreamy Tile 3D Embossing Folder-Tea For Two Stamp & Die Bundle

The tea set was stamped all in the same shades of blue to keep the theme cozy and cohesive.

Altenew-Dreamy Tile 3D Embossing Folder-Tea For Two Stamp & Die Bundle-001

Now that you got a peek at this release, you must check out today's blog hop for more inspiration. I am certain that you will be wowed by our talented DTs and guest designers!


$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 05/24/2021 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 05/26/2021.

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Blog Hop!

Your first stop on the hop is the one and only Nathalie DeSousa. Below is the complete hop list for your convenience. Don’t forget to leave a comment on every stop of the hop!

Altenew Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Terri Koszler

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Colacicco

Emily Midgett


Norine Borys

Sandhya Iyer

Lilith Eeckels

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Maryam Perez 

Teresa Litchfield

Carol Hintermeier

Joylita Dsouza

Virginia Lu


Nandini Karmarkar

Christine Pennington

Tricia Schaden

Helen Kalb


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mandalj May 18, 2021 - 6:53 PM

Wow! I love the Henna Square stencil and the Dreamy Tile 3D Embossing Folder! Your cards are beautiful.

Geri S May 18, 2021 - 8:35 PM

Oh my! Those projects are amazing! So many ways to use stencils and folders that make it hard to choose which to get first!

Denise Bryant May 18, 2021 - 9:17 PM

Awesome cards! Love the newest designs! The Dreamy Tile 3D embossing folder and Greenwood Flower stencil set are my faves so far!

Sue D May 18, 2021 - 9:34 PM

Wow–wonderful variety . My fave is the one with the tea pot.

Sandra Baggarly May 18, 2021 - 9:49 PM

Another hit! Thanks for the hop!

Maureen Wong May 18, 2021 - 10:23 PM

All wonderful cards from a fantastic release! I’m especially loving the tile embossing folder – so cool!!

Anne-Marie A May 18, 2021 - 11:02 PM

Looking forward to getting lots of inspiration from the blog hop!

Altenew May 19, 2021 - 10:04 AM

Awesome! Glad to know that! ❤️

Marisela Delgado May 18, 2021 - 11:29 PM

Wonderful cards!

dawnnz May 19, 2021 - 3:45 AM

Virginia… you have outdone yourself here with all these stunners. Great release Altenew!

fondarush May 19, 2021 - 4:35 AM

What a lovely release!

leighgardner1 May 19, 2021 - 8:13 AM

Embossing folders are so great – easy way to dress up a card.

Pai Meng May 19, 2021 - 8:15 AM

Virginia, that is gorgeous!

GLenda M Sultan May 19, 2021 - 8:15 AM

It’s hard to choose a favorite card as all of them are beautiful. You inspire us.

momentsofcrafting May 19, 2021 - 8:26 AM

Gorgeous cards as always Virginia! I love the effect you get with these lovely embossing folders! My favourite is the wall tiles with the little blue teapot!! So cute!Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

Stacey Kowbel May 19, 2021 - 10:16 AM

Fantastic release of stencils and embossing folders! Such great inspiration Virginia!

Maria del Valle May 19, 2021 - 11:48 AM

Stunning cards! So much inspiration

Liz O. May 19, 2021 - 11:53 AM

💕Another amazing release! 🤩Fabulous cards Virginia! What a fantastic collection of stencils and EFs! Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!

Renee VanEpps May 19, 2021 - 12:16 PM

JUST WOW!!!!!! Incredible cards!!

Jade McClung May 19, 2021 - 12:51 PM

I love the new stencils and embossing folders. Awesome!

Janice Berbin May 19, 2021 - 1:50 PM

Love the card with the Dreamy Tile embossing folder and Tea for Two stamp!

Angela C. Posch May 19, 2021 - 4:46 PM

I look forward to trying stencil layering.

Lauryne Cunningham May 19, 2021 - 5:16 PM

Wow! I love everything!

Inkin' Chickie May 19, 2021 - 8:03 PM

Great to see all the great folders added. I like the tiles and leaves.

Berina May 19, 2021 - 8:20 PM

Beautiful cards! I love Altenew’s 3D embossing folders!

Sue McRae May 19, 2021 - 8:52 PM

Great release! Love the Deck Planks embossing folder and the fun Illusion Twist Stencil! They go to the top of my wish list!

Cordelia Alderman May 19, 2021 - 8:56 PM

I love Altenew stencils and 3D embossing folders. My list of wants is growing.

Cindy H. May 19, 2021 - 9:37 PM

What a terrific release! TYFS ❤️🦋💜

soalea17 May 20, 2021 - 6:01 AM

Fabulous cards. Love the stencils.
~Leanne S

M.FATEMA May 20, 2021 - 6:16 AM

I’m absolutely loving the embossing folder designs by altenew! Another great release and stunning cards!

Andre M. May 20, 2021 - 10:57 AM

So many fab products released, my fave are your last two cards. The tea pot design paired with that background is so dainty. The metallic colours created such a stunning card. Thank you for sharing this lovely inspiration!

Maureen Reiss May 20, 2021 - 11:59 AM

WOW!!!!!! I want them all!!!!!! Fabulous release!!!

Donna de Gale-Kalloo May 20, 2021 - 5:24 PM

Love it all! Great release!

Liz Kuhn May 21, 2021 - 1:01 AM

I am so excited about all of the new embossing folders! I just watched Lydia’s live this afternoon showcasing some of the folders, and stencils. Just blown away with the beauty and detail Altenew always puts into their products 😍

Altenew May 21, 2021 - 10:12 AM

Awesome! Thanks for joining the Live ! 😊

Nandini May 21, 2021 - 2:05 AM

Amazing release! I really love the new stencils.

Craftingwithacatonmylap May 21, 2021 - 5:23 AM

I love how the embossing tiles really do look like a kitchen. So many themes I could use this for.
And then the clever way you’ve attached the butterf,y to stick down the velum- genius idea x

Kinjal Trivedi May 21, 2021 - 10:35 AM

Always such amazing product line Altenew! Love all the cards

Lindsey Fabian May 21, 2021 - 11:07 AM

So many creative cards! My favorite products so far are the 3D Tile Embossing Folder and the flower stencil. Now on to fall in love with some more😊

Silvia Hutchinson May 21, 2021 - 11:45 AM

Awesome release!! I LOVE the stencils and tiles!!!

dorothyayotte May 24, 2021 - 12:27 PM

This was such a fun bloghop! (I always wait till the end to leave a comment here) I just love all the wonderful inspiration and I love Altenew’s embossing folders- truly my favorites.

Altenew May 24, 2021 - 2:26 PM

Awesome! Glad to know you enjoyed the hop! :)

Pauline Abeysekera May 24, 2021 - 9:33 PM

Thanks Virginia – you’ve really made beautiful use of the new products! Love how you combined the dreamy tiles with the teapot! The metallic watercolours on the mandala really highlight the design! And the Greenwood stencil looks versatile and fun.

Catherine Labbé May 27, 2021 - 8:42 AM

Such elegant flowers!

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