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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Don't worry if the project kit goes out of stock! When you are subscribed to the monthly subscription, you are guaranteed a spot in our New Craft Your Life Project Kit each month. A new kit comes out on the 12th of each month.

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

Cathy McGuire August 12, 2021 - 14:31

This is a fabulous kit!

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Raveena S Lobo August 12, 2021 - 14:34

Absolutely love that this kit is a complete set with embossing folder, stamp, dies and stencils. Totally awesome 😍

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Michele F August 12, 2021 - 14:50

Just loving these gorgeous large blooms! and another fabulous embossing folder as well? You’re too good to us, Altenew!
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A Mullins August 12, 2021 - 14:51

Truly a great kit! Love the stencils to use with the embossing folders. What a great idea to do that, I hope you do more with. Love the yellow color on the flowers.

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Nan August 12, 2021 - 15:13

Stunning cards! Makes for happy, happy, happy! Beautiful kit.

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Janice Buol August 12, 2021 - 15:15

You keep blowing me away! Love the kit! I missed out but you still have plenty of lovelies to buy! Thank you!

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roxanne tellini August 12, 2021 - 15:16

Yellow is both mine and my husband’s favorite color. It is a wonderful anniversary card.

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Nicki Baxley August 12, 2021 - 15:17

Excited for the rest of the hop. These look like awesome projects

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Donna Griffin August 12, 2021 - 15:30

Wow what an amazing kit!! So many great elements to play with!

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Sharon Brand August 12, 2021 - 15:30

This is a gorgeous set! I love the card examples!

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Kathy Eddy August 12, 2021 - 15:36

This kit looks fabulous!

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Jennifer Williams August 12, 2021 - 15:42

OMG!! What beautiful Forals… that Kit is so Rockin” I Love IT!!! love how she created the card by using the embossing folder on the corners

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Linda Price August 12, 2021 - 15:49

So many beautiful cards and great ideas. Unfortunately the kit sold out within a couple of hours so I wasn’t able to purchase one. Hopefully they will restock?

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Victoria August 12, 2021 - 15:58

Oh my these are spectacular!!! Just went to purchase and it’s sold out!! I’m so saddened by this I’m literally in tears!! 😭 PLEASE restock this exceptional set!!! I wanna play!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Anna Moreno August 12, 2021 - 16:11

This is such a unique and beautiful kit. I love that the embossing folder has a stencil with it! So creative and unique, I can’t wait to use it!

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Jeanne Rice August 12, 2021 - 16:11

Great set. Can’t wait!

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LA Wesson August 12, 2021 - 16:12

I am loving these new kits. They provide endless possibilities!

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Maria del Valle August 12, 2021 - 16:18

Beautiful card and love the yellow color used

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Mary August 12, 2021 - 16:21

So excited for this kit! I was so happy I was able to get it before it sold out, I think I need to sign up for the monthly subscription!

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Erin August 12, 2021 - 16:25

So excited to get this kit and start using it!

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dorothyayotte August 12, 2021 - 16:40

This is such a beautiful, amazing kit! And I love your slimline card! Looking forward to joining the club!

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Meghan Kennihan August 12, 2021 - 16:53

I LOVE the yellow! What a gorgeous kit! The embossing is soooo cool and the flowers are stunning!

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Maureen Reiss August 12, 2021 - 16:58

These kits are really Amazing!!!! Gorgeous!!

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a August 12, 2021 - 17:14

Beautiful! Love the slimline card and the way you used the embossing folder for a stunning background to set off the flowers. This is such an awesome and versatile kit and I can’t wait until I get the note that the subscription is back in stock. All of the participants did a fantastic job of showcasing this new kit. Thank you for the inspiration and for continuing to create incredible products.

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Bev Karolak August 12, 2021 - 17:31

Gorgeous card Emily! This kit is amazing! 🥰

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Arlene Thomas August 12, 2021 - 17:43

This kit looks absolutely fabulous. I’m going to have to get it! Beautiful cards I saw on Jennifer McGuires video. I would love to win I have a wish list a mile long.

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Lindar C August 12, 2021 - 17:52

This is a subscription, but there is no way to sign up for it, the “notify me” link doesn’t do anything. It would be nice to be able to sign up for future kits.

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Altenew August 14, 2021 - 00:27

Hi Lindar! Kindly send us us a message on our social media accounts or email us at support@altenew.com so we can help you sign up for the back in stock list ❤️

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Altenew August 14, 2021 - 00:27

Hi Lindar! Kindly send us a message on our social media accounts or email us at support@altenew.com so we can help you sign up for the back in stock list ❤️

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Arlene Thomas August 12, 2021 - 17:52

Oh no! It’s sold out. The horror, now I’ll become obsessive with I have to have it LOL

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Becky Egecrone August 12, 2021 - 17:55

This is beautiful. On my must have list!

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Laraine August 12, 2021 - 18:08

Gorgeous! Fabulous kit!!

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Talitha Wright August 12, 2021 - 18:14

Gorgeous projects! This kit is just great.

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Becky Egecrone August 12, 2021 - 18:31

So beautiful. A must have set.

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Sheri Kempke August 12, 2021 - 18:44

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous new kit–so pretty!

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knurse22 August 12, 2021 - 18:56

Well, I had to order last month’s it at full price because it was sold out in two hours. Today, I tried again to get this kit, but again it is sold out. So those of us who work for a living and don’t access our email during work miss out. My email is timed 10:06 am today, and now at 5 pm they are all gone. I have purchased so many of Altenew’s goodies over the years, but I am about ready to say ‘adios’. This kit thing is infuriating. Why don’t you make more? Why don’t you offer the next kit first to those of us who had to order last month’s at full price. Very unfair.

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Altenew August 14, 2021 - 00:26

Hello! We’re sorry to hear that you weren’t able to get the kit before it gets sold out. We have prepared more kits this time compared to the last month, but the demand this time was still higher than expected. We are trying our best to have this restocked as soon as we can. Please bear with us. ❤️

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carolblaisdell August 12, 2021 - 19:01

The images in this kit are fabulous!

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Carolyn Wetzel August 12, 2021 - 19:02

I just subscribed to Craft Your Life and I cannot wait to receive my kit

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beccab33324 August 12, 2021 - 19:34

Love all the beautiful inspiration. I need to get my floral products out to play with …

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Janet Sisk August 12, 2021 - 19:51

Oh, so pretty! Love the flower in yellow! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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Lissette August 12, 2021 - 19:55

Absolutely beautiful! I love everything about the card and this set. You’ve inspired me. Thanks for sharing.

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Mary M August 12, 2021 - 19:59

Just got my 1st kit today….have been stalking the website with a crafty friend….then we stalked it until we could get the monthly subscription. SO EXCITED! You ladies come up with the most amazing stuff.

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Ann Apolito August 12, 2021 - 20:13

What a wonderful kit. You can’t go wrong with flowers!

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momentsofcrafting August 12, 2021 - 20:25

Wow! An amazing kit! I lov eall the wonderful cards created by the wonderfully talented team. Loing all those stunning flowers!!

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Jeanne Beam August 12, 2021 - 20:34

What a wonderful card kit! The card kit makes it so easy to create such gorgeous cards!
Thanks for sharing.

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Michelle August 12, 2021 - 20:37

This is the most amazing set you’ve done! I’m now convinced I need to subscribe to craft your life kit, just wish you were in Australia or had an Aussie distributor we could get the kits from so the shipping wasn’t so much….. definitely worth it with this one tho!

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joni mastronardi August 12, 2021 - 20:45

Fabulous kit, love it, can’t wait to play with it!

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Toni Harris August 12, 2021 - 21:00

I have fallen in love with this set.Hope it comes back in stock.

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Allison Denny August 12, 2021 - 21:08

An absolutely fabulous kit! Tons of potential!

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Tammy Perkins August 12, 2021 - 21:48

Gorgeous set!!!

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Irene Sterquelle August 12, 2021 - 21:49

What a beautiful kit! Love the flowers. The cards are amazing!

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Lisa Nelson August 12, 2021 - 22:02

Absolutely beautiful! So bright and cheerful. And very clever placement of the flowers and embossing

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