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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Jeanne Beam May 18, 2021 - 9:18 AM

Such a wonderful release! Love the stencils and embossing folders…
Thanks for sharing…

ruthieaubs May 18, 2021 - 9:22 AM

This new release has some beautiful things that just may have to find a spot in my craft room!!

Monika Davis May 18, 2021 - 9:31 AM

Gorgeous embossing folders! I am in love with the daisy and leaves folders, but Henna Square is lovely too. So elegant! Lovely samples team!

Nicki Baxley May 18, 2021 - 9:33 AM

I’m so excited about all these new goodies!

Sherri Schmidt May 18, 2021 - 9:35 AM

Cool cards. I especially love the blue and white tiles with the teapot.

Shai C. May 18, 2021 - 9:53 AM

Such a lovely new collection. Thanks for the giveaway!

phylliszimm May 18, 2021 - 9:56 AM

Oh I love this release. The stencils are awesome.

Jenna Batik May 18, 2021 - 9:56 AM

I just adore the Greenwood Flowers Stencil Set and all of these new embossing folders; Which one to choose? You are amazing Altenew!

Jacqueline Hall May 18, 2021 - 10:18 AM

These are incredible. I just love the little tiles, and so many beautiful leaves❤

Kailash May 18, 2021 - 10:30 AM

Such beautiful and unique designs, love these!

Jan Knecht May 18, 2021 - 10:34 AM

I love the tile design with the teapot. Makes me think of the coziness of my Granny’s kitchen.

Lisa Lombardi-Bello May 18, 2021 - 10:35 AM

Love the above cards, very inspiring!

Isabel Z May 18, 2021 - 10:35 AM

These creations are stunning!

Jody Jensen May 18, 2021 - 10:36 AM

Knocked it out of the park! Great release! I love them all, how will I choose. Seriously, how!

janine amendez May 18, 2021 - 10:48 AM

your cards are so beautiful! I just love the tea pot . Crazy what results you can get from stencil/embossing folders. Just lovely

Joni J. Seith May 18, 2021 - 11:04 AM

I LOVE your new stencil release!

roxanne tellini May 18, 2021 - 11:06 AM

I love the primary colors on the Henna card. It commands attention.

Veronica L Hunt May 18, 2021 - 11:11 AM

What a versatile release! Love the use of stencils.

Cindy C. May 18, 2021 - 11:12 AM

Spectacular projects Virginia! Wow so many different techniques to use these beautiful 3D embossing folders!!

barbara lassiter May 18, 2021 - 11:16 AM

I love the Cheerful Blooms embossing folder and the Greenwood Flowers stencil! I love others too but at first glance these were my favorites.

Kathleen Stark May 18, 2021 - 11:22 AM

Love the Greenwood Flowers Stencil Set! I may have to add that to my collection.

Mary Wagner May 18, 2021 - 11:36 AM

Love all the new designs! You all are so creative.

Ang May 18, 2021 - 11:38 AM

Layering Stencils have become my new favorite tool. Love the look of all of these new items. Ang

Vickie S Davis May 18, 2021 - 11:45 AM

THis is a wonderful release! Each of your cards is so unique & totally awesome.

Jereena Ameen May 18, 2021 - 11:48 AM

Love these stencil collection and amazing projects.

Alexandra May 18, 2021 - 11:49 AM

So pretty!! I love the teapot so much, it is adorable!

Paula Brown May 18, 2021 - 11:57 AM

Love this new release!

Nancy Wilcox May 18, 2021 - 12:06 PM

Beautiful cards! I love the new embossing folders.

Greta H May 18, 2021 - 12:08 PM

I love embossing folders & am glad they’ve gotten popular! Beautiful cards, Virginia!

Sheryl B May 18, 2021 - 12:20 PM

Great release! Can’t wait to get my order to begin creating. Beautiful card examples.

em May 18, 2021 - 12:22 PM

I have been so pleasantly surprised how beautiful the layering stencils have worked for me. The dreamy tiles Embossing Folder is something I know I will love too.

Rosali Bartz May 18, 2021 - 12:23 PM

My favorite embossing folder release so far!! I neeeeed the Areca Palm one! But I also love the Wood Plank, Daisy, Balloons, Plaid, Cheerful Bloom ones … So basically all of them! :D

Brenda L Kuder May 18, 2021 - 12:24 PM

I love the layered stencils and I see one embossing folder that will be on my wish list.

Dee Earnshaw May 18, 2021 - 12:35 PM

wow what a fabulous release – I am off to hop and enjoy the eye candy

Sarah B May 18, 2021 - 12:50 PM

My favorites are the Greenwood flower stencil and the Dreamy Tile embossing folder. I like that you can create your own arrangement of the flowers with the stencil and that you did some partial leaves in the background. The dreamy tiles are just that. What a lovely combination with the earlier released stamps. Thanks for the inspiration

Beth Bice May 18, 2021 - 12:58 PM

Love this release! Stencils and embossing folders are at a price point that they are accessible and the designs are modern and awesome!

Annette Phillips May 18, 2021 - 1:07 PM

Wow! Really lovely!

Mirella Rogan May 18, 2021 - 1:20 PM

So happy to see embossing folders coming back, I love using them! So many options and techniques, at a great price point!

Sheri Kempke May 18, 2021 - 1:32 PM

Wow–love all the new stencils and embossing folders. Thanks for all the great new products!

dorothyayotte May 18, 2021 - 2:00 PM

There are so many beautiful products and makes! Love them all!

Cyndi Morris May 18, 2021 - 2:35 PM

Altenew has the most amazing 3D embossing folders (I have several!) and these are no exception — I love them all. I’ve been wanting some of the layering stencils and that Greenwood Flower set is absolutely gorgeous. Lots to love in this release.

Altenew May 19, 2021 - 10:06 AM

Aww! Thank you Cyndi! ❤️ We’re glad to know you love our embossing folders! ❤️

Carol McCready May 18, 2021 - 2:48 PM

I love this Classic Imagery release! Beautiful cards!

Dianna L Jacobs May 18, 2021 - 2:55 PM

Wonderful release! I want everything!

Sharon Gullikson May 18, 2021 - 4:16 PM

I really like the blue and white tiles. They look European.

Talitha Wright May 18, 2021 - 4:21 PM

Another great release! Love the cards.

Bev Karolak May 18, 2021 - 5:14 PM

Beautiful cards Virginia! I love the teapot card! 🙂

Peg Frushour May 18, 2021 - 5:37 PM

This is such a wonderful release! I’m going to go broke because I see many must-haves!!

Linda BL May 18, 2021 - 5:39 PM

What a great release! Virginia’s cards are fabulous. The Charming Mandala card is absolutely beautiful in the metallic gem tones! But my favorite is the card with the Dreamy Tile embossing folder. Definitely warm and cozy vibe!

Meghan Kennihan May 18, 2021 - 6:15 PM

Gorgeous embossing folders! I love all the designs by the DTs! So elegant and colorful!

Donna Walls May 18, 2021 - 6:49 PM

Lovely examples of the new release Virginia. Stencils and embossing folders are so popular right now, this release is so trendy!

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