Altenew Rustic Charm Stamp/Die/Stencils/Embossing Folders/Washi Tape/Brush Marker/Fine Mister Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

by Norine

Hello Altenew friends, and welcome to the Rustic Charm Stamp/Die/Stencil/Embossing Folder/Paper Pack/Washi Tape/Brush Marker/Fine Mister Release Blog Hop, where we are sharing inspiration using the products released today in the Altenew store. As always, there are many new stamps, dies, stencils, embossing folders, and washi tape to show you, not to mention a brush marker and water mister bottle! You are at the first stop on the hop, with many more blogs to follow!

Nothing beats the rustic charm of a warm cabin, soft lighting, and cozy holiday scenes. This release ticks all of those boxes and more! You'll feel right at home with our collection of winter-themed stamps, dies, and embossing folders. Are year-round florals more your style? We have those too! Patterned paper with the look of gel printing and a versatile geometric stencil set finish off this warm and cozy release.


Check our new Stamps, Dies, Stencils, Embossing Folders, Patterned Papers, and Washi Tape HERE!

Unboxing Video

Check out this quick unboxing of our newest  release, and imagine all its creative possibilities. You can watch the video in HD on YouTube here:

Project Inspiration

My first two cards showcase the gorgeous new Gel Printing: Soft Washes Paper Pack. I love to create watercolor backgrounds, but I’ll confess, I sometimes go through a lot of paper and paint before I get results like these that please me!

I didn’t want to cover any more of the beautiful color blends on this paper than was absolutely necessary, so I opted to stamp a single, large outline image and let the paper provide the color. I used the previously released Simply Spring Stamp Set for the floral background and the greeting from the Bold You Stamp Set and coordinating Bold You Die Set.

I die cut the bold “you” from heavy-weight Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, and then stamped the Bold You word with Obsidian Pigment Ink and heat set with Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder. I added the “are the reason I smile” sentiment, also from the Bold You Stamp Set, directly onto the colored paper and over the stamped floral design.

I added a mix of Altenew Enamel Dots to match the colors in the background paper.

The background paper for my second card also comes from the Soft Washes Paper Pack, and I chose this one in particular to accompany the stamped image from the Cozy Winter Vibes Stamp Set because of the way it reminded me of a sky full of electric Northern Lights!

For both cards, I used Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink to stamp the images and sentiments, as the paper has the slightest sheen to it and I wanted the ink to dry quickly and not smear accidentally.

I die cut some simple white cardstock snowflakes using the Layered Snowflakes Die Set and added them to the card front, allowing that to be the only embellishment to this card.

The Cozy Winter Vibes Stamp Set is amazing. It has 3 large outline images that can be coordinated or can stand alone. I chose to make a slimline card so that I could combine the two images with people enjoying a frosty winter day, and I stamped them onto watercolor paper with Obsidian Pigment Ink. I gave the ink a quick blast with my heat tool to help it dry, and then used Altenew watercolor paints to add color.

I kept the coloring quick and simple, using the new water brush pen and doing very little shading and no color mixing in order to make it more basic and “homespun”. I added some very dilute blue/gray paint to create shadows in the snow and a suggestion of sky, and then added black paint splatters and white gouache splatters.

I stamped the greeting from the Cozy Winter Vibes Stamp Set with Obsidian Pigment Ink and heat set with Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder. Finally, I used Fine Liner Pens to add the double wonky outline around the whole card panel and adhered some clear sequins to complete the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Jennifer McGuire’s blog, but before you go, take note of the gifts and prizes being offered!

Free Gifts

  • Get a FREE brand new Rustic Charm Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 10/05/2021 through 10/07/2021. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Rustic Charm Stamp & Die Release Collection from 10/05/2021 through 10/11/2021. Shop HERE!

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 10/11/2021 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 10/13/2021.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog – You are here.

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Dana Joy

Laurie Willison


Jenny Colacicco

Erum Tasneem

Daniel Diaz

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Joy Baldwin

Michelle Short

Virginia Lu


Amanda Baldwin

Emily Midgett

Reiko Tsuchida

Agnieszka Małyszek

Nenette S. Madero

Svitlana Shayevich

Lilith Eeckels

Maryam Perez

Bridget Casey

Tania Ahmed

Zinia Redo

Sandhya Iyer

Sande Woodson

Linda Parker

Amy Hill


Joylita Dsouza

Natasha Davies

Rosie Neustaedter


Simply Spring Stamp Set – Floral…
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Layered Snowflakes Die Set
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Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock…
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Embossing Ink
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Watercolor 36 Pan Set
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Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set
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Soothe and Smooth Watercolor Paper…
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Watercolor Paper Set (A2 loose sheets)
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Watercolor Paper Pad (9
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Wondrous World Enamel Dots Release…
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Year-Round Color Release Enamel Dots…
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Serenity Enamel Dot Release Bundle
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Fine Liner Pen Set
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rhea ann October 5, 2021 - 10:14

i love the color blend of your watercolor background.. and the outcome it was perfectly nuce. 🥰

Megan Decker October 5, 2021 - 10:28

The backgrounds are very nice. I like the florals too.

Patt H. October 5, 2021 - 10:44

I’m in love with the gorgeous papers & cant wait to play with them! What a timesaver! The cards are all so beautiful & way too hard to pick a fave!

LRHP October 5, 2021 - 10:46

Here’s to another wonderful release! Looking forward to all of the inspiration in the hop.

Carol McCready October 5, 2021 - 11:07

Love the new release. Great inspiration cards. My favorite is that snowman building scene.

Janice Berbin October 5, 2021 - 11:33

I love both cards with the winter vibes stamp set! Great work!

Stacey Kowbel October 5, 2021 - 11:44

Fantastic new release! I love Norine’s cards!

barbara lassiter October 5, 2021 - 11:49

This is an awesome release. It will take me awhile to get through it all. I know there will be great ideas and inspiration along the way on the hop!

Kate OConnor October 5, 2021 - 11:53

So many great items. Love the paper.

Bonnie Jean Pleune October 5, 2021 - 12:18

This new Rustic Charm release has so much wonderful potential. I love it!

Robi Wax October 5, 2021 - 12:25

another beautiful release. I love the retro set and the house — which is so great for cards all year round.

Donna Degale-Kalloo October 5, 2021 - 12:27

Great release!!

Jeanne Beam October 5, 2021 - 13:17

Such a beautiful release! Love everything in it.
Thanks for sharing

melissaf123 October 5, 2021 - 13:21

Awesome new release! LOVE the Bold You and the Cozy Winter Vibes, and that new paper pad is gorgeous!

Angela C. Posch October 5, 2021 - 13:30

Cute cards

karen514 October 5, 2021 - 13:30

Another great–and huge–release! Love how many of the designs work well stamped in black on ink-blended backgrounds.

joni52 October 5, 2021 - 13:43

Wow! What a fabulous release!

kjwinston October 5, 2021 - 13:57

YIKES I love this release! My last order just came yesterday and I sense another order coming on

Linda BL October 5, 2021 - 13:58

The snow globe builder is my favorite of this fabulous release. Love all a of the rustic charm!

Nancy Wilcox October 5, 2021 - 14:25

Altenew does it again with a fantastic release!

Sheri Kempke October 5, 2021 - 14:31

Just smashing is this new release! I love the warm and cozy stamp and die set and the little house-just adorable! Thanks for creating so many awesome new products!

Jeanne Rice October 5, 2021 - 14:51

I love the watercolor backgrounds on the card. It goes so well with the theme. Love the new release.

Sandra Baggarly October 5, 2021 - 15:12

Love this release! So many items I want!

Meghan Kennihan October 5, 2021 - 15:55

Wow! 35 stops! Tons of gorgeous inspiration! I love your backgrounds above and cute snowman building scene!!!

Alexandra Young October 5, 2021 - 16:26

Such beautiful cards! I love the snowman card!

MarciaScantlin October 5, 2021 - 16:33

The gel paper pack is the perfect accompaniment to some of those stamps. It looks like you did all the hard work but really didn’t.

Barbara Kaja October 5, 2021 - 17:17

Loved all the cards you made!

Terri Sandoval October 5, 2021 - 17:29

What a huge (& awesome) release!

Maria Alder October 5, 2021 - 18:49

Fabulous cards and such a wonderful prize!

Anancy October 5, 2021 - 19:48

I love all the inspiration. Have to try more black background

Maria del Valle October 5, 2021 - 20:49

Wonderful cards!

Vikki H October 5, 2021 - 20:58

The gel press papers are wonderful. They’ll work well with your other products.

Marisela Delgado October 5, 2021 - 22:14

Beautiful cards!

dorothyayotte October 6, 2021 - 00:54

This is wonderful and fun! Your cards are so cool Norine, and I can’t wait to see everyone’s makes!

Cathy October 6, 2021 - 00:57

Love the ink blending and the stamps have a retro feel to me.

Denise Bryant October 6, 2021 - 02:23

Such beautiful cards! Love these pretty designs! Great release, and I already have several things on my wish list!

Susan Babcock October 6, 2021 - 04:59

Norine’s work is always a standout. The way the paper is used on these cards is gorgeous. I love the sweet mini slimline cards too!

Danyelle Dillon October 6, 2021 - 08:14

The new release is very nice. I like the people playing in the snow and the ornaments.

Danyelle Dillon October 6, 2021 - 08:16

Such a nice release

Danyelle Dillon October 6, 2021 - 08:16

Love the people playing in the snow and the Christmas ornaments too

Kailash October 6, 2021 - 08:17

Love all these beautiful cards!

momentsofcrafting October 6, 2021 - 08:22

Another amazing release with wonderful creations from the talented Design Team. Love them!

Danyelle Dillon October 6, 2021 - 08:36

Its hard to say what I like the most about this new release! There are so many wonderful products. I love the stamp set with the family playing in the snow. It is really nice. But I am also really liking the ornament builder set. I think you can make sure fast Christmas cards with them for sure. Thank you for these wonderful new releases and a chance to win! I love the cards, very cute!

Sue McRae October 6, 2021 - 11:10

What a festive release! Love all the options in the Globe Builder Set!

Chark October 6, 2021 - 11:37

Love that paper pack and washi especially! Great hop!’

Greta H October 6, 2021 - 11:51

Beautiful paper pad & love every single card, Norine!

Mirella Rogan October 6, 2021 - 13:29

So many fantastic new products & gorgeous creations!

Amy Cooley October 6, 2021 - 15:16

I love all this holiday inspiration! Beautiful new releases.

Beverly Jordan October 6, 2021 - 22:45

Norine, your cards are so gorgeous!! Loving this release with the fabulous snow scenes and all of the gorgeous papers especially!!

mandalj October 7, 2021 - 01:11

Your cards are lovely! I love the soft look of the last card. It’d be great to see what lovely things you’d make with the ornament set!

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