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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Maria Giselle M. Batan October 12, 2021 - 09:13

Congratulations on another Craft For Life Project Kit. I am sure this is going to be a sell-out just like your other kits.

Julie Breithaupt October 12, 2021 - 09:21

Beautiful! I love the Altenew stamp sets with matching dies & stencils!

Kathy Anderlini October 12, 2021 - 09:27

The roses are gorgeous. I love that they leave some white.

Barbara Fender October 12, 2021 - 09:41

This kit looks gorgeous! Can’t wait to get mine.

Carol McCready October 12, 2021 - 09:44

What a great see! Those cards are gorgeous! Love the roses.

Julie Reed October 12, 2021 - 09:46

Holy cow- these project kits just get prettier each month. Can’t wait for this happy mail subscription! Thank

Bobby Hagen October 12, 2021 - 09:47

Gorgeous roses!

Sharon Brand October 12, 2021 - 09:59

Beautiful cards and set! Love the different effects from the different colours!

Jeanne Beam October 12, 2021 - 10:12

Such a gorgeous stamp set! Love the cards..
Thanks so much for sharing.

Michele F October 12, 2021 - 10:12

Oh yes! Paper Roses! There have been songs written about these beauties!!

Daphne Hooyboer October 12, 2021 - 10:17

Beautiful cards

Patt H. October 12, 2021 - 10:42

What a gorgeous kit! I love roses & these are so true to life. The DT examples are definitely fabulous!!

Kailash October 12, 2021 - 10:46

Gorgeous cards, love the inspiration!

Nancy Wilcox October 12, 2021 - 10:49

Truely a beautiful kit.

Jeannine Davis October 12, 2021 - 11:13

Love roses so am happy with this offering. I like using stencils and appreciate the stripped background stencil.

barbara lassiter October 12, 2021 - 11:19

Another beautiful card and a kit packed to the brim with great products!

Greta H October 12, 2021 - 11:40

Love Emily’s cards with the new kit!

Amy N. October 12, 2021 - 11:41

The roses 3D embossing folder is absolutely gorgeous! It is on my wish list.

Megan Decker October 12, 2021 - 11:43

Terrific kit! thanks or coming up with this one!

Sheila Netti October 12, 2021 - 12:11

Such a beautiful kit! I can’t wait to get it. I love roses!

Jan Castle October 12, 2021 - 12:14

While this is a beautiful set…the embossing folder does not emboss the individual flowers or leaves. I am hoping Altenew comes out with a stamp, die, stencil, and embossing folder where the embossing folder is the exact same design and can be used to emboss the individual flower(s) and leaves of the stamp, die, and stencils set…(not just a separate design from the stamp, die and stencils).

Leslie Thompson October 12, 2021 - 12:20

Oh no. Just when I think I have enough flower stamps….. I’m toast.

Jessica Yoder-Jones October 12, 2021 - 12:27

Another lovely kit! Can’t wait to hop and see what everyone made

Marisela Delgado October 12, 2021 - 12:48

I love your hops, but why so many stops! Beautiful flower!

Stacey Kowbel October 12, 2021 - 12:54

Such a great project kit! And fabulous inspiration from the team!

Cindy M October 12, 2021 - 12:54

The Garden Rose kit is another winner. Love it!

Li Cous October 12, 2021 - 13:06

I am excited about the stenciled sentiment options and the background stencil being in the kit! Of course, the rest of the kit is beautiful too!

ritasangels October 12, 2021 - 13:15

Can’t wait till mine arrives! I have plans for it!

Sara Kelley October 12, 2021 - 13:15

I love how the products all coordinate!

Kathryn Gutierrez October 12, 2021 - 13:25

Lovely kit, so coordinated. Love all the supplies together.

Leonie Peters October 12, 2021 - 13:52

OK. This is the first time I made it through the entire Blog and I am glad I did. This a great kit and I am loving the 3D embossing folders from Alternew. What I really enjoy is how it can be a focal point and a background. The Hop gave great inspiration around the folder and for that my favorite was Ishani. I am going to try a lot of those ideas on some of the folders I have now. Second, I need to give shout out to Therese. I needed those marker tips. Great work everyone, I can’t wait to get my tips

erica rogers October 12, 2021 - 13:58

Love the florals, very pretty.

erica rogers October 12, 2021 - 14:02

I think the embossing is my favorite.

Judy Miller October 12, 2021 - 14:35

Beautiful cards. Love your kits. Great inspiration. Thank you for the offering.

Jennifer K October 12, 2021 - 14:44

The Craft Your Life Garden Rose is gorgeous and the design teams cards are incredible. I can’t wait to get mine 💜!

maxinerenee52 October 12, 2021 - 15:00

love the blue

Cheri Jeffries October 12, 2021 - 15:32

Absolutely Stunning!

Savannagh Kacey October 12, 2021 - 15:33

I love that you include EVERYTHING in your kits so that a crafter can stamp, die cut, color and emboss. It allows for so much versatility and creativity!

Ann Apolito October 12, 2021 - 15:57

I just love roses. This kit looks like a must have!

Meghan Kennihan October 12, 2021 - 16:03

I LOVE roses! This is gorgeous! I Love stenciling too… what a great release and kit!

vickiedavis77 October 12, 2021 - 16:42

Another great kit! I think I have found my new favorite blue ink.

Sandra L. October 12, 2021 - 17:09

This is really a gorgeous kit and the blue roses are so pretty. A nice change from pink all the time.

Yvonne Boucher October 12, 2021 - 17:25

Lovely card, Emily

joni52 October 12, 2021 - 17:46

Another fabulous kit, gorgeous cards!

logcreek October 12, 2021 - 18:22

I think I’m in LOVE! The card with the two roses is so gorgeous and sophisticated. WOW! You surely got my attention!

Sheri Kempke October 12, 2021 - 18:52

These cards are all gorgeous and this kit looks fabulous!

Pat Madison October 12, 2021 - 19:17

This new Garden Rose kit is so pretty. The cards made with this kit are so beautiful!

Susie Risk October 12, 2021 - 19:37

What a great kit. Roses are always special!

Janice Berbin October 12, 2021 - 19:46

The cards made with the embossing folder are lovely!

Talitha Wright October 12, 2021 - 19:48

This is a great kit and the card is just fabulous.

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