Craft-A-Flower: Carolina Allspice Layering Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

by May Sukyong Park

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Hello Altenew friends, and welcome to the Altenew Craft-A-Flower release for December, the Carolina Allspice flower! Norine here with a sample card to share along with some product and blog hop details!  

Craft-A-Flower Carolina Allspice

The Carolina Allspice is the December layering die set in the Craft A Flower subscription series. Craft-A-Flower die sets are released monthly and celebrate the beauty of a wide variety of flowers! Each set includes all the pieces you need to create a multi-layered floral arrangement, inspired by our popular 3D flower dies. All you need to add is colored cardstock and a die-cut machine. 

ALT6737 CAF Carolina Allspice Layering Die Set

The color layering guide makes putting everything together so much simpler. Just follow the pictures and you've got it!

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Ready to add our new Craft-A-Flower: Carolina Allspice Layering Die Set to your collection? Then, take advantage of our subscription promotion.

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Get our Newly released Craft-A-Flower Layering Die Set each month at a discounted price when you subscribe to our Craft-a-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan! From an individual price of $35.99, the subscription reduces the price by nearly 20%, to $29.00. Don't worry if the set goes out of stock! When you are subscribed to the monthly subscription, you are guaranteed a spot in our NEW Craft-a-Flower Layering Die Set each month. And if you need to pause your subscription you can simply re-activate when you’re ready.

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Now, on to my card sample.

Altenew CAF CarolinaAllspice SentimentStrips SketchyFloral 2

To create my card, I die cut all of the pieces in the layering die set from watercolor cardstock and then painted them with watercolor paints, using mainly the Grapevine paint color in the Watercolor 36 Pan Set, adding more water for a lighter paint color or some black paint to deepen the color, but using the package guide for help to know which layer to make lighter or darker. I did the same for the leaves, using shades of Evergreen and Tropical Forest in the 24 and 36 pan paint sets.

Altenew CAF CarolinaAllspice SentimentStrips SketchyFloral 5

I used the package guide again to know how to layer the flower and leaves, adhering everything together. For the background, I stamped a portion of the Sketchy Floral Stamp Set to stamp a loose arrangement onto a piece of pale gray cardstock, heat setting with Platinum Embossing Powder. Then I trimmed the bottom of the card panel to leave room for a secondary sentiment.

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I stamped a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set and heat set with Platinum Embossing powder again. Then I cut a narrow strip of colored cardstock to match the watercolor painted flower layers and adhered it below the stamped card panel with plenty of room for the stamped sentiment. I die cut 3 layers plus a partial layer of the “thanks” die-cut word to stack up and adhere over the edge of the layered flower and the colored cardstock strip.

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I left it plain to finish, foregoing even the usual enamel dots or splatters!  

Your next stop on the hop is Jenny Colacicco’s blog but be sure to check out the giveaways before you go!

Giveaway Prizes

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 12/13/2021 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 12/15/2021.

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Blog Hop List

Altenew Card Blog – You are here.

Jenny Colacicco

Kari VanNoy

Michelle Short


Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Tenia Nelson

Emily Midgett

Jaycee Gaspar

Natasha Davies

Maryam Perez

Svitlana Shayevich

Terri Koszler

Teri Wilson

Virginia Lu

Annemarie Caister

Roteja Galvan

Nancy Souza

Pam Boedeker


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Jessica Bay December 7, 2021 - 9:23 AM

This is so beautiful!

Michele December 7, 2021 - 9:57 AM

Allspice is a favorite spice in my kitchen! I love this gorgeous addition to the layering dies!

Nancy Wilcox December 7, 2021 - 9:58 AM

Gorgeous card and die set.

Shay Ward December 7, 2021 - 10:01 AM

Such a unique and pretty new craft a flower! Can’t wait to see all the inspiration from the design team!

Susan Livingstone December 7, 2021 - 10:14 AM

Stunning flowers

Stacey Kowbel December 7, 2021 - 10:24 AM

Beautiful new craft a flower! I love Norine’s project!

Diane Kivisto December 7, 2021 - 10:41 AM

Love the simple background of outline stamping and the strip of color to separate the main body of the card and sentiment. Lovely to accent the flower. Looking forward to playing with.

Sandy S. December 7, 2021 - 10:47 AM

I love the subtle look that watercoloring the diecuts gives!

Rema DeLeeuw December 7, 2021 - 10:51 AM

Lovely card and die!

Technicolor Chic December 7, 2021 - 11:05 AM

Awe, Allspice, reminds me of the season! Your card is beautiful and I’m looking forward to hopping around. Thanks Altenew and all the awesome designers for sharing their cards. Have a very happy holiday!

Jeanne Beam December 7, 2021 - 11:18 AM

Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the flower die…
Thanks for sharing.

dorothyayotte December 7, 2021 - 11:39 AM

This is such a pretty new CAF die set. Looking forward to this blog hop!

Greta H December 7, 2021 - 12:12 PM

Beautiful die set & love Norine’s card!

Kelly W. December 7, 2021 - 12:47 PM

Such a beautiful flower! I love the turned up petals and big bold presence! 💕

Melissa Leftrick December 7, 2021 - 12:56 PM

Oh my goodness this is such a gorgeous flower and amazing inspiration!!!

Janice Berbin December 7, 2021 - 1:07 PM

A new flower to me. Very pretty!

Martha Aschenbrenner December 7, 2021 - 1:28 PM

Beautiful flower!

Cyndi Morris December 7, 2021 - 2:07 PM

I love all things Altenew, and I think the Craft-A-Flower releases are my favorite. I have several CAF products (and I love them all!), but nothing like the amazing Carolina Allspice. Thanks, Altenew, for introducing me to another new flower!

Sharon Brand December 7, 2021 - 2:31 PM

This flower is so pretty , and I love the
design of Norine’s card!

Fredrick Pauly December 7, 2021 - 2:35 PM

Very nice. My wife is great at crafting. She’s the creative one out of us.

Carol McCready December 7, 2021 - 3:46 PM

Gorgeous flower!

Sara Fail December 7, 2021 - 4:18 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. I adore the watercolor too.

Sheri Kempke December 7, 2021 - 4:20 PM

Thanks for sharing this lovely little flower!

Meghan Kennihan December 7, 2021 - 4:27 PM

OMG! This is such a GORGEOUS FLOWER!!! Wonderful hop!

Isabel z December 7, 2021 - 6:40 PM

Such beautiful inspiration.

Patricia+ December 7, 2021 - 7:00 PM

Nice set and beautiful cards!

jgofftoledo December 7, 2021 - 7:29 PM

Norine! This is a beautiful card. I’d never guess it was water colored. I love watercolors and need to practice with the die cuts. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie Goff December 7, 2021 - 7:31 PM

Norine, this is a beautiful card! Would never have known that it was water colored. I need to practice on these die cut pieces. Thanks for sharing. Particularly love the background paper choice and the embossing powder color.

Linda Losee December 7, 2021 - 7:46 PM

Gorgeous! Such a beautiful card.

Pai Meng December 7, 2021 - 8:40 PM

What a cool looking flower!

Amy Cooley December 7, 2021 - 9:22 PM

This is another beautiful layered die set! The sample cards are gorgeous!

Marisela Delgado December 7, 2021 - 10:53 PM

So beautiful!

Connie Griffin December 7, 2021 - 11:41 PM

Gorgeous layering on this beautiful flower!!

Cathy December 8, 2021 - 12:11 AM

Love the deep color contrast in this set.

Jeanne Rice December 8, 2021 - 12:36 AM

Beautiful. Love the design and colors used.

helgasonlf December 8, 2021 - 4:00 AM

stunning flower.

joni52 December 8, 2021 - 6:07 AM

This is gorgeous!

Donna Walls December 8, 2021 - 10:34 AM

This is a stunning CAF this month. I don’t know how Altenew does it consistently month after month…but I certainly appreciate it!

Sue McRae December 8, 2021 - 1:28 PM

Wow, what a gorgeous and unique bloom!

kjwinston December 8, 2021 - 1:45 PM

Norine — what a fantastic use of the background stamp too. I have that stamp and it is one of my favorites but I always paint it. I love the idea of making it the background! Just gorgeous.

melissaf123 December 8, 2021 - 5:12 PM

Gorgeous blooms loving these layered dies, it really makes the beautifully layered flowers stand out on a card!

helgasonlf December 8, 2021 - 5:36 PM

The flower’s colors have no limits. Seeing the different color combinations created by each designer, whos the versatility of the dies. Your card is lovely.

Monika Davis December 8, 2021 - 8:14 PM

Beautiful layering die set… love the different layers and the details. Such pretty samples team! Happy holidays!

Denise Bryant December 9, 2021 - 3:09 AM

Gorgeous sample card by Norine! Beautiful design and colors!

Rita Krogsund December 9, 2021 - 5:38 AM

What a lovely flower die set, I love it 😍

Lauryne Cunningham December 9, 2021 - 9:07 AM

What a gorgeous addition to CAF! I love this flower!

Kelsey Thomas December 9, 2021 - 6:52 PM

This is gorgeous!

Sandra Baggarly December 9, 2021 - 8:14 PM

Using watercolor paper to create your palette is so fun! Your card is gorgeous!

Nandini December 10, 2021 - 1:08 AM

This is such a cute set! The flower is beautiful. I also love the gorgeous inspiration by Norine

Janelle Breson December 10, 2021 - 9:55 AM

I look forward to the craft-a-flower release every month. This one is stunning!

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