Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Vintage Tapestry Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes!)

by Jaycee Gaspar
Blog Hop

Hi there, Altenew friends. It's Jaycee, and I'm so excited to share the newest addition to the Craft Your Life Project Kit Subscription. This NEW go-to project kit is called Vintage Tapestry and I can't wait to share how this project kit pairs with other beautiful items in your Altenew crafty stash.

As with every Altenew release, there are tons of inspiration from our crafty friends and an opportunity to win an Altenew Gift Card to the online shop! Let's get on to the projects I made using this Craft Your Life Project Kit: Vintage Tapestry!

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Vintage Tapestry

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Vintage beauty in a classic style! Create gorgeous vintage print-inspired projects using this Vintage Tapestry kit! This kit contains a beautiful 3-dimensional embossing folder, a 6×8 layering stamp set, a 4-piece layering stencil set, and a matching die set to cut all the pieces from the stamp set and the layering stencil set.

Perfect Pairings with Jaycee | Video Tutorial

Did you know Perfect Pairings with Jaycee airs every second and fourth Sunday of the month? Fortunately, my video coincided with the release of the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Vintage Tapestry. In my tutorial, I share three card-making techniques to make your bold blooms stand out from your dark cardstock backgrounds.

Bohemian Floral Tapestry

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For my first card, I started with a cream-colored background. Dye inks still show through light-colored cardstocks but now I have the added benefit of a warmer tone to my flowers. I matched my floral die-cuts to my background for a seamless appearance.

“Almond Blossoms” Inspired Floral Card

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This card background with a medium hue was inspired by Van Gogh's “Almond Blossoms.” I used an embossed resist technique to ensure my white flowers do not get lost in the white space around the die-cut. I did the same technique for the leaves so my flowers take center stage on my card.

Dark and Moody Flower Bouquet Card

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Finally, I meticulously colored in the outline of the space between the stamped images and the die-cut edge. An alternative to this (if you have the patience) is to fussy cut all the floral elements. This way, white flowers stand out and have clear edges on a black background. I prefer this method over fussy cutting for complicated shapes like thin stems and branches.

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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.

Giveaway Details

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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 12/18/2021 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 12/20/2021.

Blog Hop List

Altenew Card Blog

Erum Tasneem

Teri Wilson

Nathalie DeSousa


Emily Midgett

Teresa Litchfield

Michelle Short

Danielle Dunlop

Tenia Nelson

Mindy Eggen

Virginia Lu

Fiona Duff

Jaycee Gaspar

Linda Parker

Jenny Colacicco

Terri Koszler

Rebecca Sogn

Laurie Willison 

Maryam Perez

Reiko Tsuchida

Svitlana Shayevich 

Nancy Souza 

Roteja Galvan 

Pam Boedeker 

Annemarie Caister

Colleen Balija

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joni52 December 12, 2021 - 09:28

These cards are amazing!

jazzyscrapper1 December 12, 2021 - 09:38

The kit looks amazing and the projects are absolutley beautiful.

Patricia Brown December 12, 2021 - 09:50

Pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Heim December 12, 2021 - 10:07

Absolutely love the first card with the creamy cardstock.

Melissa Leftrick December 12, 2021 - 10:12

Absolutely stunning!!! Love this so much!

nprobst55gmailcom December 12, 2021 - 10:23

I love all three of your cards. They are so beautiful. Thank you for all the great ideas and techniques you share with us.

joni52 December 12, 2021 - 11:23

What an amazing kit, can’t wait to get mine!

Nancy Wilcox December 12, 2021 - 12:45

So pretty!!

Janet C Gundrum December 12, 2021 - 13:38

I have always said that Altenew does florals the best! I subscribe to the mini stamp and die and I’m always amazaed at how much can be done with one little stamp, But seeing the blog, I began thinking about how many of these little ones I can combine to make a beautiful floral bouquet. Great ideas. Thanks so much.

vickiedavis77 December 12, 2021 - 14:26

Beautiful creations as always!

Jeanne Beam December 12, 2021 - 14:37

Such gorgeous cards! Love the awesome kit! Thanks for sharing.

Retta Rae Lutte December 12, 2021 - 14:39

I am in love with your first card, especially! Love this kit!

Denise Bryant December 12, 2021 - 15:42

Lovely creations with this pretty kit!

Sheri Kempke December 12, 2021 - 16:13

What a lovely new kit-gorgeous florals!

Sara Fail December 12, 2021 - 16:18

Such beautiful florals!

I especially adore the design on black, though I am also partial to the one with the lily.

Ann Apolito December 12, 2021 - 16:46

Love these kits.

Donna Walls December 12, 2021 - 17:06

Looking forward to hopping through the inspiration for this CYL kit. It looks like a good one and Jaycee’s inspiration are always!

Linda Lofton December 12, 2021 - 17:06

Love these gorgeous cards.

Jan Castle December 12, 2021 - 17:19

Great kit!!!! Do the stencils work to color a embossing folder card??? I’m waiting for you to come out with stencils that will color an embossing folder card.

Carol McCready December 12, 2021 - 18:14

Beautiful new set from Altenew. I love that dark and moody floral bouquet card.

sisapitabt December 12, 2021 - 18:30

Love this set!

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Inkin' Chickie December 12, 2021 - 20:32

Thanks for the chance to get a look at the kit with some project ideas.

Meghan Kennihan December 12, 2021 - 20:33

WOW! All the Design Team’s Inspirations are soooo elegant! What a gorgeous kit!!!!

Marisela Delgado December 12, 2021 - 22:02

So beautiful!

Lauryne Cunningham December 13, 2021 - 07:45

These cards are amazing! I love this kit!

Janice Berbin December 13, 2021 - 07:55

Striking cards!

Stacey Kowbel December 13, 2021 - 11:56

Such a beautiful kit! I love Jaycee;s projects – such great designs!

Cyndi Morris December 13, 2021 - 14:47

I adore these Craft Your Lift Kits and this one is exceptional! I have the Hello Beautiful Kit and I have used it so much. And in my opinion, these kits are amazing values!

Joanne Lowe December 13, 2021 - 15:23

I’m a subscriber, have all of the kits so far, but I’m on the fence about this one. I’m not a great colorist, and I like the idea of layering stencils to make it easier, but it’s also great to use the various stencils for other elements to help us grow in our artistic style, I know that I have much to l earn! This seems a lot like some early Altenew sets like Vintage Rose, Vintage Flowers that I have. That 3D flourish EF is lovely, very different from any so far. In past CYL kits, I’ve seen others use the stencils on the EF’s with a little finessing, and I’m wondering if this would work even though technically it doesn’t “go”. A very different look without the usual outlines.

I’m hoping to see some very different florals in this kit in coming months. My all-time favorite is still the very first kit, Seasonal Blooms, it is so fresh and cool, hoping for more in this vein along the way. It’s not easy trying to please everyone and I am always very excited to see what’s coming out each month on the 12th. I appreciated learning from Theresa’s video, she teaches concepts so clearly, I am extremely impressed and I will be back to watch her when she uploads, this was my first time watching her… These kits are truly wonderful!

Sandra Baggarly December 13, 2021 - 17:54

Lovely cards, especially the black one!

Sue McRae December 13, 2021 - 20:26

What a gorgeous kit! Beautiful!

mm9772 December 13, 2021 - 23:12

Another breathtaking kit! Way to go!!

momentsofcrafting December 14, 2021 - 07:32

Such beautiful cards! I’m loving the wonderful variety of flower and colour combinations. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration. Stay safe! :)

Monika Davis December 14, 2021 - 09:59

Lovely kit! The 3d embossing folder is such a lovely addition to the kit… love the elegant swirl! So, so pretty. Gorgeous samples team! Merry CHRISTmas!

jaime lynn hoover December 14, 2021 - 12:21

This is amazing!

Maria Giselle B. December 14, 2021 - 12:55

Love the vintage look! Not a layer stamping fanatic since I do poorly with this kind of stamp, but I am in so much awe to the designers who do such a good job with layering stamps. Congratulations on another release!

Jeanne Rice December 14, 2021 - 14:00

Great release. Great cards!

Clelie December 14, 2021 - 14:14

How beautiful and lots of fun and inspiration!

Tracey Allen December 14, 2021 - 16:55

These are gorgeous. I always learn so much from Jaycee’s videos. I love the way Altenew offers co ordinated products.

Laura Matthews December 14, 2021 - 17:20

Love all of them!

Karen+Mayo December 14, 2021 - 17:44

The vintage tapestry set looks beautiful.

Li Cous December 14, 2021 - 19:36

I am excited about the flourish EF. I need more like that.

Nicki Heckenlively December 14, 2021 - 19:51

So creative & beautiful! Sharing of ideas is so appreciated 👍

Amy Cooley December 14, 2021 - 22:33

This looks like another wonderful kit! I can’t wait to see more inspiration on the hop.

dorothyayotte December 15, 2021 - 00:48

I love this kit! I like to go through the entire blog hop before commenting on Altenew’s site. I am absolutely amazed at the variety of looks created by everyone. I love the vintage look, but was surprised how so many of the products can produce all sizes of cards with many different looks. I have many many Altenew stamp sets and embossing folders, even some stencils. I haven’t bought a kit yet but am seriously thinking about this one. I love how all the products together can produce a greater variety of looks without lots of time putting miscellaneous products together, which is usually a challenge for me.

Nandini December 15, 2021 - 03:02

Gorgeous kit! I love the vintage vibe.

roxanne tellini December 16, 2021 - 09:23

I like the “Dark and Moody” card; though I do not get a dark or a moody vibe from it. It is just pretty.

M.FATEMA December 17, 2021 - 19:45

Beautiful cards!

Vanessa Wachlin December 17, 2021 - 23:12

These are beautiful!!! Be proud of your art work!

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