Altenew Seasonal Textures Stand-Alone Embossing Folder Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

by Lydia Evans

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Hello everyone! Happy Friday! Lydia here, and I'm so excited to be sharing my project with the new Seasonal Texture embossing folder release.

Celebrate the texture of the season with these fantastic embossing folders! We have a detailed pinecone folder in the popular slim size and a gorgeous tree for the upcoming winter holidays, as well as two stunning floral arrangements. A faux-letterpress debossing folder will help you create trendy cards year-round, and the last two 3D embossing folders feature versatile backgrounds for all of your paper crafted projects. It's time to start creating!

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Check out the entire Seasonal Texture collection of stand-alone embossing folders 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

Today, I'll be creating a card that has faux letterpress, selective stenciling, and ink swiping.

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I started with Classic Pinecones Slim 3D Embossing Folder. I added Antique Gold Pigment Ink to the inside front of the embossing folder before adding a 3″ x 6″ piece of Hunter Green Cardstock. Once embossed, this left me with green 3D images with a gold background. I then selectively ink blended the pinecone images using Classic Pine Stencil B and Espresso Crisp Dye Ink. To add the frosted effect, I swiped over some white pigment ink.

To add a little more shimmer to the piece, I added Iridescent Ink Spray and a few splatters using Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set.

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I then matted the panel using Velvet Cardstock before adhering it to a 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ white card panel.

For the sentiment I using Joy To The World Typography Die Set. I cut the ‘joy' 5 times from Velvet Cardstock and once from gold glitter cardstock. Then I adhered these together before adding them into place on the card base.

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To see how this card came together, please watch the video below. Or over on YouTube:

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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 09/23/2021 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 09/25/2021.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hop List

Here is the list of all the blog hop participants for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Laurie Willison

Verity Biddlecombe

Virginia Lu


Norine Borys 

Terri Koszler

Lilith Eeckels

Amanda Baldwin

Emily Midgett

Nathalie DeSousa

Jenny Colacicco 

Colleen Balija 

Dana Joy

Amy Hill

Joy Baldwin

Natasha Davies


Sandhya Iyer

Bridget Casey 

Joylita Dsouza

Rosie Neustaedter

Daniel Diaz

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Classic Pinecones Slim 3D Embossing…
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Classic Pine Stencil B
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Red Sunset
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Glitter Cardstock Set – Gilded
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Antique Gold Pigment Ink
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Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray
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Kailash September 17, 2021 - 9:10 AM

These folders are absolutely lovely!

Sharon Youngblood September 17, 2021 - 9:29 AM

These 3d embossing folder are so beautiful and really step up cards to new level! They just look so beautiful!

Lisa M Byers September 17, 2021 - 10:07 AM

MUST. HAVE. ORGANIC. STONE. EMBOSSING. FOLDER!!!!!! Absolutely stunning!!

Cindy C. September 17, 2021 - 10:24 AM

Beautiful textured card Lydia!! And all the embossing folders look fabulous!

Stacey Kowbel September 17, 2021 - 10:50 AM

Wow, those are great embossing folders!

Angie L September 17, 2021 - 11:07 AM

I have to say, I was not impressed with the beginning of the video. I thought the image looked really dark. But, WOW, once you added the white “frost” to the pine cones, what a difference it made. I absolutely love it Lydia! The trick you showed making the card stock fit was so helpful. It will stay in my mind forever!! Thank you.

Jade September 17, 2021 - 11:26 AM

Wow! I love the marvelous embossing folders.

Ellie September 17, 2021 - 11:30 AM

I am so new to all of this and I really don’t know where to start. I’m feeling that Christmas might be a good place to start. Thank you for all of your creativity, it is much appreciated.

Jeanne Beam September 17, 2021 - 11:54 AM

Love the new embossing folders! Looking forward to the designer’s projects….
Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Wilcox September 17, 2021 - 12:11 PM

Great new folders! I really love the pine cone slim one.

Carol McCready September 17, 2021 - 12:12 PM

Beautiful card! Love the seasonal embossing set; I want the whole collection.

Irene September 17, 2021 - 12:21 PM

Gorgeous! These are all so great!

barbara lassiter September 17, 2021 - 12:31 PM

Love these and embossing folders in general. I love how one can make a card go from just ordinary to extraordinary with them!

Pam Boedeket September 17, 2021 - 12:33 PM

Yippee! Slimline embossing folder. Now, Altenew, that makes me happy.

kjwinston September 17, 2021 - 1:03 PM

Lydia what a beautiful card! I am going to try that technique on the birdie/blossoms folder I just got

Janice Berbin September 17, 2021 - 1:23 PM

Pinecones plus more lovely folders! Love it!

mary jm September 17, 2021 - 1:36 PM

I love how the pinecones look!

Jeanne Rice September 17, 2021 - 1:43 PM

Love the classic Pinecone folder. Looks like a great release.

Denise Bryant September 17, 2021 - 2:10 PM

Beautiful new embossing folder designs! My favorite is the one with the pinecones!

Danyelle Dillon September 17, 2021 - 2:22 PM

Wow you do a bunch of hops! That is wonderful! I love your products

Kathy Eddy September 17, 2021 - 3:08 PM

Love the 3D folders! Already ordered a couple of them!

Danyelle Dillon September 17, 2021 - 3:13 PM


Sadia Ashraf September 17, 2021 - 3:23 PM

Beautiful release!

Greta H September 17, 2021 - 4:59 PM

Your card is gorgeous! Lots of wonderful embossing folders!

Monika Davis September 17, 2021 - 5:30 PM

Fantastic embossing folders! I love that pinecone folder… and how you added gold, brown, white… and that mat. Great idea! I haven’t had good luck with white and gold ink pads as they dry out too fast… but I haven’t tried Altenew yet…

Donna Walls September 17, 2021 - 5:35 PM

Wonderful folders! I love the 3-D effect and the Slimline is definitely a “must have”!

joni52 September 17, 2021 - 5:46 PM

Fabulous cards, love these new embossing folders

Sheri Kempke September 17, 2021 - 6:40 PM

Love the new embossing folders–the tree is awesome!

Mag September 17, 2021 - 8:11 PM

Lovely new embossing folders. Can’t wait to get my hands on the Winter Foliage!

Carmela Hubler September 17, 2021 - 8:37 PM

I love how you used the stencil with the embossing folders. The images look beautiful!

MarciaScantlin September 17, 2021 - 8:50 PM

The quality of the embossing folders is amazing. The new letter press one is intriguing and hope to see more.

Vickie Davis September 17, 2021 - 9:42 PM

Such a lovely card!

Meghan Kennihan September 17, 2021 - 10:20 PM

I love the texture the embossing folders provide! Just gorgeous! Your pinecones and JOY on your slimline look stunning!

Amy Cooley September 17, 2021 - 11:17 PM

Embossing folders are really underrated and I’m glad they are making a come-back! These are beautiful!

Maureen R September 17, 2021 - 11:49 PM

Wow!!! Amazing folders!!! those pine cones look so real!!! Loving the linked ovals too!!!

Cathy K. September 18, 2021 - 2:30 AM

This is a great assortment of 3D embossing folders!

Linda Anderson September 18, 2021 - 5:51 AM

Embossing folders are one of my favorite “go-to” crafting supplies. Really excited to see all the new inspiration here. Thanks.

Dawn Haddad September 18, 2021 - 6:24 AM

LOVE the pine cone/pine needle embossing folder!

Retta Lutte September 18, 2021 - 9:19 AM

Beautiful card! I am sure I’m only one of thousands who am obsessed with 3D embossing folders! Terrific release!!!!

ljutila September 18, 2021 - 11:17 AM

These 3D embossing folders are a game-changer! Wonderful samples!

Cyndi Morris September 18, 2021 - 3:40 PM

I absolutely love Altenew’s 3D embossing folders. These are so wonderful; think my favorites are the Linked Ovals and the gorgeous Frilly Peonies!

Neda September 18, 2021 - 4:20 PM

It looks great! Chique… Thanks for sharing 👍

Bev Karolak September 18, 2021 - 5:01 PM

Awesome embossing folders! I especially like the Classic Pinecones slimline folder. Great projects! 🙂

Andre M. September 18, 2021 - 5:04 PM

Gorgeous new folders, such an easy technique to add fab texture to projects!

Bridgitte M Veilleux September 18, 2021 - 5:43 PM

Absolutely love the pine one folder. So beautiful

Patt H. September 18, 2021 - 6:02 PM

I am completely in love with these amazing folders! The slimline pine is my favorite. All the wonderful inspiration cards are so impressive ! I cant wait to try out the new toys!

Audrey D Rodriguez September 18, 2021 - 9:11 PM

I really like the pine cones.

M.FATEMA September 19, 2021 - 7:33 AM

Lovely embossing folders!!

V Beighley September 19, 2021 - 8:16 AM

Such beautiful cards! Fantastic inspirational pieces for the rest of us to create from.

Marilyn Haselbauer September 19, 2021 - 3:08 PM

I love to do the inked background too! The gold was stunning. Altenew 3D dies are wonderful!

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