April 2022 Spring Garden Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

by Emily
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Hi there! Emily Midgett is here with you today to kick off the blog hop celebrating the gorgeous new Spring Garden collection!

This new collection features an incredible variety of stand-alone dies, hot foil plates, and stencils. We are hopping along today to give you tons of inspiration using these beautiful new products!

First, here's a quick peek at the fantastic NEW products in this collection. You can shop them now HERE.

Altenew Spring Garden Dies & Hot Foil Plates Release

This trendy release includes everything you need to create your own warm spring garden! The dies, hot foil plates, and stencils in this collection work together beautifully – the design styles are varied, yet complimentary. Let a friend know that they are wonderful with a charming phrase die, or delight them with the intricate beauty of an ornate door or doily. As you may have come to expect from Altenew, the true standouts are the garden floral designs. We can't wait to see what you create!

We're also finally releasing a residue-free and easy-to-peel-and-stick Ultra Sticky Double-Sided Tape in 3 different sizes!

Bundle ALT7027BN5 Ultra Sticky Tape Complete Bundle

This double-sided tape is just the thing you need in your craft room to easily and permanently adhere cardstock, embellishments, and more onto your projects! Simply cut or tear your desired length, adhere it to your surface, and then peel off the floral release paper.

We're also excited to share with you the featured products of our Craft Your Life Retreat – Fabulous Florals 2022, the Calming Cluster Full Product Bundle

ALT6976BN3 Calming Cluster Full Product Bundle

Create larger-than-life projects with this stunning yet playful floral cluster. The large floral arrangement in this set features a whimsical starflower and rose with delicate foliage all in one image. As this is a large outline image, this is a great one to color with all of your favorite coloring mediums. Pair the floral design with the accompanying sentiments to create a beautiful heartfelt card.

Wait! There's more! We couldn't let our anniversary month go by without releasing another 8″x10.5″ stamp set, the Bountiful Bouquet Stamp & Die Bundle

Bundle ALT7152BN Bountiful Bouquet Stamp Die Bundle

Take your projects to the next level with this stunning layering rose cluster.Drawn with bold brush strokes, this unique artwork will make you feel like an instant artist. Each flower has four coloring layers that will add gorgeous depth to the outline strokes. However, you may also choose to stamp the layers without the outlines for a soft look. What are you waiting for? Start stamping, and bring out your inner artist!


Spring Garden Project Inspiration

I have two projects to share using some of the new stand-alone dies in a beautiful spring color palette. Let's get started with the details!

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My cards use a beautiful springy color scheme to fit the beautiful floral dies that are utterly reminiscent of spring: Antique Blossoms and Itty Bitty Branches. I kept the color palettes simple, using peach, coral, and a lovely sage green, but added a few touches of shimmering gold to help add a bit of luxury to the projects.

ALT Antique Blossoms Fancy Thanks 1

The first project uses the beautifully intricate Antique Blossoms stand-alone die. It is pretty large; one die-cut can cover almost an entire card front! I chose to allow the focus to remain almost entirely on the stunning die-cut, die cutting it three times from some soft peach cardstock and adhering the pieces together to create a dimensional die-cut.

ALT Antique Blossoms Fancy Thanks 2

Next, I used an ink blending tool to blend some Rouge ink on an A2 card base of the same soft peach cardstock used for the floral die-cut.

To add a bit of extra texture and some shine to the background, I splattered some gold watercolor from the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set. I adhered the dimensional die-cut to the sparkly blended card front using some liquid adhesive. The subtle ink blending in the background provides just enough contrast to make that dimensional die-cut pop, even though they are all cut from the same shade of cardstock!

ALT Antique Blossoms Fancy Thanks 3

Finally, I die cut the Fancy Thanks die out of some gold glitter cardstock from the Gilded Cardstock set. I adhered this sparkling die-cut in the center of the card using some liquid adhesive.

I love the contrast of textures that the gold glitter provides to the card! The beautiful Antique Blossoms is such a showstopper that you don't need anything elaborate to create a beautiful card.

ALT Itty Bitty Branches Fine Frames Fancy Hugs 1

My second card features the delicate and beautiful Itty Bitty Branches dies.

I began by die-cutting several of the dies from solid-colored cardstock in a muted springtime color palette. These dies are so intricate… I love how dainty and feminine they are!

Branches Fine Frames Fancy Hugs 2

I very lightly blended a touch of Just Green ink slightly to the right of center on a muted sage green A2 card front. I wanted to provide a very subtle contrast between the sage green of the foliage and the background. I also added a double frame, cut out of matte gold foil cardstock using the Fine Frames Cover Die.

Branches Fine Frames Fancy Hugs 3

Next, I arranged the floral die-cuts in a swag over the top of the ink blending in the background, then adhered them using liquid adhesive. I added a Fancy Hugs die-cut, cut from the same matte gold foil cardstock as the double frame. The subtle touches of gold really make those beautiful blooms pop so elegantly!

Well, that's all for my card projects today! Now, Altenew has some generous giveaways to help celebrate this new Spring Garden collection release!

Giveaway Prizes

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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 05/01/2022 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 05/03/2022.

Altenew Spring Garden Dies & Hot Foil Plates Release

Here are your blog hop stops!

Your first stop is the incredible Jaycee Gaspar! Make sure to leave everyone in the blog hop lots of love!

Altenew Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Cheryl Espie

Terri Koszler

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco

Katrina Howe

Nathalie DeSousa

Nicole Watt

Virginia Lu

Carol Hintermeier

Laurie Willison


Keren Baker

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post. 

Preeti Chandran

Tenia Nelson

Nenette S. Madero

Agnieszka Małyszek

Colleen Balija 

Teresa Litchfield

Natasha Davies

Rosie Neustaedter

Ann Taylor 

Sande Woodson

Linda Westfall

Nandini Karmarkar

SathyaKala Sankaran

Susan Stagno

Bridget Casey

Eva Bussom

Amy Hill

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nichol Spohr

Daniel Diaz 

Thanks for stopping by! 

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Sherry April 27, 2022 - 4:16 AM

Hi, amazing new release products. I love your cards. Peach one is my fav.

Jodi Wall April 27, 2022 - 8:54 AM

Beautiful work!

Sue D April 27, 2022 - 9:00 AM

Great release and pretty examples.

Jen Petersen April 27, 2022 - 10:56 AM

This release is chock full of beautiful products! Love seeing the beautiful inspiration everyone is sharing.

junemcarlile April 27, 2022 - 2:10 PM

I love this blog and all of the inspiration I get from it. Thank you!

Monika Davis April 27, 2022 - 7:21 PM

Fantastic release! I love those stand-alone dies… especially Antique Blossoms. Those cards are so pretty. Love the tone-on-tone look! Thanks for the inspirations!

Amy Cooley April 27, 2022 - 7:23 PM

Excited to see all these beautiful spring-themed products and the double-sided tape looks awesome also.

Lauryne Cunningham April 28, 2022 - 8:27 AM

Wow! Emily’s cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love this release!

Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet and Crafts Blog April 28, 2022 - 8:35 AM

LOVE the new spring garden release! Wow, so many amazing products!

Theen April 28, 2022 - 9:38 AM

amazing output

Cyndi Morris April 28, 2022 - 3:53 PM

This is such an amazing release! I’ve always adored Altenew floral sets, and these are outstanding. The dies, the stencils…my head is spinning!

Yasmine Omar April 29, 2022 - 2:18 AM

Beautiful release! Love the Bountiful Bouquet Stamp & Die Bundle.

Elizabeth Maracin April 29, 2022 - 7:57 PM

These are beautiful!

Liz E April 29, 2022 - 8:04 PM

What a wonderful release ! Love the floral images!

Becky Schurman April 29, 2022 - 8:15 PM

Love Altenew!

Karen Erickson April 29, 2022 - 8:33 PM

Beautiful cards

Chris' Cards April 29, 2022 - 9:13 PM

Wow, such fun new products.

Pai Meng April 29, 2022 - 9:34 PM

love those itty bitty branches and the pretty card!

Mary Ihada April 29, 2022 - 10:14 PM

Altenew flowers are amazing! Love it! 💛

Karen Erickson April 29, 2022 - 10:32 PM

Beautiful cards

Lois Springer April 29, 2022 - 10:54 PM

How exciting! I just recently found Altenew… I’m so pleased to see all the florals.

Tiffani D Hawkins April 29, 2022 - 11:17 PM

Love the hot foil plates as well as the calming cluster bundle!!!

Theresa April 29, 2022 - 11:30 PM

Great new release! I’m looking forward to seeing all the ways to use the new products!

Evelyn Sanabria April 29, 2022 - 11:31 PM

Great cards!

Katy Kauffman April 30, 2022 - 12:05 AM

Bountiful bouquet is amazing. Thank you for these ideas and products. And of course, the tour and goodies.

Cheryl Coutu April 30, 2022 - 1:13 AM

What a beautiful new release! Love the inspiration cards!

Manetta Dillingham April 30, 2022 - 1:44 AM

Wow! Those are beautiful!

Cindy Medici April 30, 2022 - 7:10 AM

I often forget how ink blending part of the background makes images pop. Thanks for the pretty reminders!

Ann Murphy April 30, 2022 - 8:22 AM

Love the products and card ideas!

Lorelei Scotto April 30, 2022 - 8:57 AM

Beautiful cards!

Goldie Lenca April 30, 2022 - 9:01 AM

Looking forward to some great inspiration and new ideas. Let’s get hopping!

Vicky Leed April 30, 2022 - 9:22 AM

Love the floral and leaf dies!

Constance Pentzer April 30, 2022 - 10:39 AM

Wow! Such texture! The dies take the cards from flat to enticing dimension.

Susan Stoddard April 30, 2022 - 10:57 AM

So many beautiful things to create with so little time😉 can’t wait to dig in with card artistry!!

Anne Sturgeon April 30, 2022 - 1:49 PM

Both are beautifully done. I love how much dimension is achieved by stacking the die cuts. Beautiful colors on both and I love the gold frames on the second card. Great release!

Katy Kauffman April 30, 2022 - 6:00 PM

Such great products! I love them and all these designs I’m seeing. I didn’t get a confirmation with my first comment so I’m trying again. Thanks!

Julee Ipsen April 30, 2022 - 9:15 PM


Laraine Randall April 30, 2022 - 9:23 PM

Fabulous release! Gorgeous creations!!

Luene Maxwell April 30, 2022 - 10:44 PM

That monochrome one is a stunner!

Sue McRae May 1, 2022 - 5:01 PM

Wow, beautiful and elegant cards! Fabulous release, as always!

Mirella Rogan May 2, 2022 - 4:34 AM

Another great release, I love all the inspiration!

Tara C Prince May 16, 2023 - 2:12 PM

so beautiful

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