Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

by Emily
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Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and we have a spectacular new Craft Your Life Project Kit for you today: Garden Rose! This month's kit is a stunning combination of beautiful outline and layered stamps, coordinating dies, coordinating stencils, and some extra sentiment and stripe stencils! Here's a peek at the kit:

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The kit features two beautiful roses, both with their outline stamps as well as layered, multi-step stamping, an array of foliage, coordinating stencils and masks, a decorative stencil that includes three different stenciled sentiment options and diagonal stripes, and to top everything off- a gorgeous, super detailed 3D embossing folder.

Nothing is prettier than a garden rose! Enjoy our Craft Your Life Project Kit, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Featuring a 6×8 stamp set, coordinating die set, as well as a stencil and embossing folder to fit the theme, this project kit has almost everything you need to start crafting. Just add ink and cardstock, and you'll be good to go! This kit features a stamp including two beautifully drawn roses with three layers each and four leaf outlines. Leave these unfilled, or add color with the stencil set! One stencil acts as a coloring/mask stencil, one includes bold stripes, and the third contains three words that go with the sentiments in the stamp set. Finally, add texture with the 3D embossing folder for a stunning project!

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Project Inspiration

I have a pair of projects for you today featuring the stencils and layered stamping found in the Craft Your Life: Garden Rose kit, so let's get started with the details!

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I love a crisp sapphire blue. It's so classy and timeless, and paired with the right accent colors can be absolutely stunning. Both of my projects feature roses from the Craft Your Life: Garden Rose Project Kit created by combining the stencil base layer and the stamped detail layers. When working with images like these, I like to start by stamping/stenciling a big bunch of them, and then playing with a variety of arrangements until I find just the right one. For these projects, I began by stenciling several base layers of the roses using Rose Quartz Crisp Dye Ink on white cardstock, and then adding the stamped detail layers using Puffy Heart and Purple Wine Crisp Dye Inks. I did the same with the foliage, stenciling the solid base layers with the Sweet Leaf Crisp Dye Ink and adding Just Green Crisp Dye Ink stamped details. I die cut the finished flowers using the coordinating dies included in the kit.

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The first project features a veritable garden of roses on my white card base. I knew that I wanted to cover the bottom half of my card front with colorful flowers, so I stenciled and stamped a few roses and foliage on the white A2 card base itself to allow very little white space on the card front once my die-cut flowers were added. I also used the sentiment stencils to blend the crisp Azurite “thanks” sentiment using blending tools.

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Once I had finished stenciling and stamping the images on the base, I arranged the stamped and die cut flowers on the card front, adhering them with Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I love the combination of the layers stamped on the base as well as popped up with the foam tape; the two heights help to add so much extra detail to the card front, in my opinion.

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I stamped a greeting (included in the Garden Rose Stamp Set) on a strip of white cardstock, again with Azurite Crisp Dye Ink, and popped it up above the garden of roses using a double layer of foam tape. So many different heights and layers on this card! The final touch was to add some sparkling sapphire gems to the card front for some sparkle and shine.

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My second card is made with the stamped die-cut “leftovers” and the super fun diagonal stencil included in the Garden Rose kit. I began by taping down my white A2 card base to the diagonal stripe stencil, and then blending some more Azurite Crisp Dye Ink to create crisp blue and white stripes. They remind me of beautiful fabric from the early 20th century! I wanted to have a complementary piece of solid blue cardstock peeking out from behind the stripes on one side, so I swiped the Azurite Crisp Dye Ink along the edge of a second piece of white cardstock. I trimmed one side down the striped panel slightly, and then adhered it over the edge of the solid blue panel.

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I stamped another greeting on a strip of white cardstock, and then created a little cluster with the leftover rose and foliage around the sentiment strip. I adhered them all with some more foam tape, and then added a few sparkly gems to help draw the eye down the card front and fill in any design gaps.

Well, that's all for my projects today. Now for some fun giveaway information:

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Giveaway Prizes

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$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 10/18/2021 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 10/20/2021.

Your next stop on the hop is Jenny Colacicco. Here's the full list in case you get lost:

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Vicky Papaioannou 

Terri Koszler


Nathalie DeSousa

Daniel Diaz

Amanda Baldwin

Dana Joy

Michelle Short

Verity Biddlecombe

Tenia Nelson

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu


Emily Midgett

Joy Baldwin

Therese Calvird

Erum Tasneem

Linda Parker

Reiko Tsuchida

Nenette S. Madero

Maryam Perez

Lilith Eeckels

Laurie Willison

Amy Hill

Preeti Chandran

Rosie Neustaedter

Bridget Casey

Sande Woodson

Colleen Balija


Joylita Dsouza

Natasha Davies

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!

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Sarah October 12, 2021 - 8:05 PM

I’m relatively new to card making and started my subscription for the Craft your life card kit in August after missing the first one. Which Ofcourse I vowed to never miss another kit:). They have been an all in one inspiration for beautiful, professional cards. I can’t get enough! I love Altenew:)

Lisa Reyes October 12, 2021 - 8:09 PM

Beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration!

Robin Frechette October 12, 2021 - 9:46 PM

Love the stencils in this kit!

Lauryne Cunningham October 12, 2021 - 10:17 PM

What an awesome kit and gorgeous cards! I love the bold blue Thanks sentiment!

fondahilburn October 12, 2021 - 10:19 PM

Beautiful!! So versatile.

Linds BL October 12, 2021 - 11:19 PM

Gorgeous roses! With all the Altenew roses I have, looks like I might need to make room for another.

terriavidreader - terri scott October 12, 2021 - 11:50 PM

So very beautiful.

Jeanne Rice October 12, 2021 - 11:52 PM

Great kit. Thanks for the inspiration

L Christine Holmes October 13, 2021 - 12:15 AM

Absolutely beautiful! I love the layered stamps with coordinating dies….so many possibilities!🥰

Nandini October 13, 2021 - 1:15 AM

Gorgeous cards! And I love this kit!

Inkin' Chickie October 13, 2021 - 1:58 AM

Great layers for the flowers. Nice looking kit.

dorothyayotte October 13, 2021 - 2:39 AM

What a beautiful new kit! Roses are so amazing and I can’t wait to see all the inspirational makes.

Cheryl Van Venrooij October 13, 2021 - 5:20 AM

Very pretty. Looks easy enough.

Drue Peters October 13, 2021 - 5:48 AM

Gorgeous card! Love the new kit

Kim Laverze October 13, 2021 - 5:51 AM

I love the new kit. So versatile and amazing roses. Great inspiration too.

Isabel Z October 13, 2021 - 6:49 AM

What a fabulous kit!

Kelsey Thomas October 13, 2021 - 8:11 AM

Gorgeous cards! :)

Sadia Ashraf October 13, 2021 - 8:14 AM

Amazing release! This rose stamp is so beautiful!

Donna Walls October 13, 2021 - 11:45 AM

Gorgeous card Emily – the colors are beautiful and this kit is gorgeous!

Sue McRae October 13, 2021 - 12:45 PM

Loving all the sneak peeks with this gorgeous bundle!

Barbara October 13, 2021 - 1:43 PM

Just love this set. Striped stencil and beautiful blue are my favorite

LaVonne Ruter October 13, 2021 - 1:56 PM

Beautiful! I can’t wait to try out my new kit!

Monika Davis October 13, 2021 - 3:02 PM

What a gorgeous kit! I love roses and these are so pretty! The coordinating 3d embossing folder is amazing! Beautiful samples team! Thanks for the inspirations!

Sandra Baggarly October 13, 2021 - 8:53 PM

Pretty set, I especially like the embossing folder.

Pat Bethke October 13, 2021 - 9:13 PM

I can’t wait to use this kit, thanks for all the inspiration.

Amy Cooley October 13, 2021 - 9:40 PM

Beautiful new kit and great inspiration projects-

Amy N. October 13, 2021 - 11:53 PM

The roses are beautiful!

Jenna B. October 14, 2021 - 11:48 AM

I am loving these Craft-Your-Life Kits. I love how they include everything you need to make so many projects. This Garden Rose Kit is amazing!!

Joanne Lowe October 14, 2021 - 3:05 PM

This is my second kit as part of the subscription, but I was able to get the first two kits (I was especially keen to get that first Seasonal Blooms kit!!!) when they were back in stock, and I thank Altenew for restocking both kits. I am not a real lover of roses, although I think that I’m in the minority, but I do love flowers. I thought that the diagonal lines stencil was cool but I would have liked to see more detailed coloring stencils vs the sentiment words and even the diagonal stripes as neat as they were. I struggle with coloring and so having more detailed stencils for coloring appeals to me, but likely lots of crafters have more ability here. I think that the detailed coloring stencils are extremely popular for most crafters as they find they are easily and quickly colored in a beautiful way. Emily, your work is always admired, and I’m so glad to see you here on this blog hop, I am a huge admirer of your coloring especially flowers!!!

Altenew October 15, 2021 - 8:21 AM

Hi Joanne! Thank you so much for that feedback and thank you for your support! We’ll keep this in mind! ❤️

Jade October 14, 2021 - 3:35 PM

Wow, I’m a rose lover and this set has it all! Fantastic design. Lovely, lovely roses.

Jennifer H. October 14, 2021 - 11:29 PM

Totally in love with this!! 🥰

Denise Bryant October 15, 2021 - 1:52 AM

Gorgeous kit with these beautiful roses! I am seeing so many lovely creations along the hop! Awesome cards from Emily!

roxanne tellini October 15, 2021 - 2:54 AM

Stunning layers of pink.

LizD October 15, 2021 - 2:09 PM

What beautiful cards. Love the blue stripes with your gorgeous pink roses!

Shasteen Murphy October 15, 2021 - 6:05 PM

I really like the embossing folder this month.

Maureen Wong October 15, 2021 - 10:22 PM

This set is absolutely gorgeous!!

Maggie October 16, 2021 - 1:26 AM

Beautiful inspiration, thank you!

Rosali B. October 16, 2021 - 2:04 AM

Love this new kit! As every kit! No thinking required about what goes together-just get the kit and everything will fit and look great combined! 😍

Mirella Rogan October 16, 2021 - 9:59 AM

Wow, absolutely fantastic!

Beth October 16, 2021 - 5:23 PM

I love all things Altenew! You never disappoint. The artists are so talented, Tham you all for your inspiration.

SabineVDK October 17, 2021 - 9:30 AM

So many fantastic creations!

Cyndi Morris October 17, 2021 - 3:06 PM

That rose is absolutely gorgeous. I’ve fallen in love with these Craft Your Life kits. I’ve been making cards with the Hello Beautiful kit since I received it. No end to the possibilities.

Pai Meng October 17, 2021 - 4:11 PM

Another amazing kit!

Li Cous October 18, 2021 - 9:35 PM

I am excited to play with my kit when I get a few hours!

tara prince December 1, 2021 - 1:28 PM

so pretty

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