Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Lush Garden Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Emily

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I am so pleased to be helping introduce Altenew's latest Craft Your Life Project Kit: Lush Garden!

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 project kit contains the following exclusive products:

  • one 6″ x 8″ clear stamp set containing 24 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer
  • four coordinating dies
  • one simple coloring and layering stencil which coordinates with the stamp set 
  • one 6×6 3D embossing folder
  • one simple coloring stencil set (3 stencils) which coordinates with the embossing folder

Note: These products are NOT sold separately.

Here's a peek at the kit itself:

Such a stunning addition to the Craft Your Life Project Kit line, right? I love those new stencils for use specifically with the embossing folder! So creative and innovative! I have a sunny yellow project for you today, so let's get started with the details!

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Project Inspiration

I have been using an abundance of pink lately, so I thought I'd try some sunny yellow for today's project! For some reason, August automatically makes me think of golden yellow and burnt orange. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the crops surrounding my Midwestern town are starting to dry out and turn yellow and brown. I began my project by using the stencils in the Lush Garden kit on some plain white cardstock to create the solid backgrounds for the layered stamped images.

The kit contents work together seamlessly to give you so many different options for creating! The solid, open stencils act as the first layer for your multi-layered stamps, but I was able to stretch my four inks from the Pocketful of Sunshine ink quartet by lightly blending the lightest color with my stencil to create the base layer for the larger blooms from the Lush Garden stamp set, then stamping the layers with the three lightest colors in the group, saving the darkest color for the flower center.

I stenciled and stamped the smaller flowers with the same Pocketful of Sunshine inks, but stenciled the lightest layer with the lightest shade and then stamped with the three darkest colors to create more intense yellow flowers.

I stamped the foliage from the Lush Garden stamp set using the lighter shades of the Warm Gray ink quartet. Once I had stamped all of the components, I die cut them with the coordinating dies included in the Lush Garden kit. I love that you have the option to add an extra layer of color with the solid stencils, or you can allow the stamped layers to have super intense highlights by stamping just the details on the white cardstock!

I also used the layered blending stencil included in the Lush Garden kit to blend some orange “filler” flowers using the Golden Sunset ink quartet. Because there are no coordinating dies for this floral cluster, I used my sharp scissors to fussy cut the floral cluster.

For the card base, I wanted to take advantage of the giant, detailed bouquet in the 3D embossing folder included in the Lush Garden kit, so I cut a slimline card base (3.5″ x 8.5″) from some plain white cardstock, and then selectively embossed opposite corners of the long card base. I love the subtle, detailed texture that this adds to the card base!

The edge of the embossing folder did cause a bit of a crease on the card base, but once I arranged and adhered the stamped, die cut florals on the card base, you'd never know it was there. I used Instant Dimension Foam Tape to add lots of dimension to the card front, adding a greeting from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set over the top of the floral arrangement. The final step was to add some warm rose gold gems (to pick up the warm tones in the stamped images) for a touch of sparkle!

Well, that's all for my project today! Now, for some fun giveaway information!

Giveaway Prizes

$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 08/18/2021 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 08/20/2021.

Blog Hop

Here's the full hop list:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Norine Borys 

Vicky Papaioannou 

Therese Calvird

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Daniel Diaz

Tenia Nelson

Michelle Short

Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Erum Tasneem

Amanda Baldwin

Jenny Colacicco

Emily Midgett

LauraJane

Maryam Perez

Laurie Willison

Terri Koszler

Reiko Tsuchida

Seeka 

Dana Joy

Erin Thompson 

Nenette S. Madero

Tina Smith

Anna Mahtani

Linda Westfall 

Natasha Davies

Joylita Dsouza

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174 comments

Sandra Baggarly August 14, 2021 - 17:18

Such a pretty kit! Thanks for 5he hop, I always get so many great ideas!

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Joanne B August 14, 2021 - 17:26

Gorgeous. I always love florals best

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Terri D. Scott terriavidreader August 14, 2021 - 21:24

Just gorgeous. I hope i can get this, or win it.

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Lauryne Cunningham August 14, 2021 - 23:09

These flowers are gorgeous!

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Sarah Ashley Posch August 14, 2021 - 23:36

These are gorgeous!!!

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SabineVDK August 15, 2021 - 09:56

Gorgeous kit! so glad I ordered it and I can’t wait to receive it!

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Isabel Z August 15, 2021 - 11:12

Amazing kit!

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Cyndi Morris August 15, 2021 - 14:38

I admit I’ve never met an Altenew floral image Ididn’t love, this one stands out! So beautiful — love every bit of it.

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Diane M. August 15, 2021 - 17:21

Love these kits! They totally inspire.

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Talitha Wright August 15, 2021 - 18:49

This is a great kit and the projects are beautiful!

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Jeannine Davis August 15, 2021 - 21:30

So excited to see all the ways people have used this set in wonderful ways. Mine just arrived in the mail–Lucky me!!

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Carol Bellenfant August 16, 2021 - 01:58

Hope this is where I enter. I just love the beautiful things you come out with.

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Kelli Byrom August 16, 2021 - 15:50

What a beautiful kit1

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M.FATEMA August 17, 2021 - 05:57

Absolutely beautiful!

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llong932 August 17, 2021 - 08:56

I love the bright, cheery yellow! Thank you, Emily!

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Mary M August 17, 2021 - 19:52

Love the Craft Your Life Kits…..Great versatility, amazing designs and wonderful price. Best value kit! So glad I was finally able to order the subscription. Thanks!

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Lisascreativeniche August 17, 2021 - 21:50

What a fun kit! I love the flowers and various products in this kit!

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Beth August 18, 2021 - 22:12

What a as beautiful. The kit looks so versatile.

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Kirstynn Williams August 20, 2021 - 12:33

Beautiful!

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Angela C. Posch August 25, 2021 - 18:21

What a beautiful kit.

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tara prince September 13, 2021 - 10:53

such beautiful cards!!

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