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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marye342 April 25, 2022 - 09:09

Wow! All the products look amazing. I love flowers and these look like they will make beautiful cards!

joni52 April 25, 2022 - 09:29

Wow, what a fabulous release. I want it all!

Lori Hothan April 25, 2022 - 09:41

Hi Emily, after viewing the beautiful cards that you showcased above, I know I personally love that you used teal & coral for colors – great for spring and/or summer. I also love the dimension that comes off of the cards as well. Please keep bringing your great ideas to the for front, you really do nice work in the stamping world of things. Thank you ~ Lori Hothan from Minneapolis, MN.

ShayCreating April 25, 2022 - 10:01

Beautiful projects! Loving the new foil plates and the ornate door die!! Gorgeous!

lynn12173 April 25, 2022 - 10:21

Love the colors in these ! Peach is my favorite color !

Greta H April 25, 2022 - 10:34

First release in awhile to really grab my attention–beautiful products! Love Emily’s cards!

Eva Bussom April 25, 2022 - 12:11

Gorgeous cards

Liz O. April 25, 2022 - 12:13

Beautiful inspiration, love everything in this release! Thanks for the inspiration!

Janice Buol April 25, 2022 - 12:17

Love all your new releases! Can’t wait to get my hands on them! Love your blog hops! So many fresh ideas! Thank you!

lapdjagmailcom April 25, 2022 - 12:44

Beautiful cards!!! I love the tone on tone on the first card and the pops of gold on the second!! Love them both!

Sheri Kempke April 25, 2022 - 14:26

Thanks for showing us the great new collection of dies, stencils and tape! So many great and awesome things, how in the world can you release so many products in such a short time? Simply amazing!

Alexandra Y April 25, 2022 - 14:37

Such lovely products and wonderful inspiration from your design team!

Bridget N April 25, 2022 - 15:47

Wow! Your cards are next-level amazing! Thanks so much for sharing :-)

Meghan Kennihan April 25, 2022 - 17:28

HOLY MOLY! This release is amazing! I LOVE the cards above with the scripty sentiments! Gorgeous dies, stamps, and the new tape looks awesome!

Donna L Walls April 25, 2022 - 20:23

Amazing Release containing so many gorgeous products. Emily’s cards are lovely and wonderful inspiration.

Joy Meadows April 25, 2022 - 20:26

LOVE these cards!! The new release is fabulous!

Carmela Hubler April 25, 2022 - 20:49

Your blue card is gorgeous. Love the new hot foil plates!

Marisela Delgado April 26, 2022 - 02:19

So pretty!

Denise Bryant April 26, 2022 - 03:09

Fabulous new designs! So many wonderful ideas and samples… thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Anderson April 26, 2022 - 07:15

Love this new release! “itty bitty branches”,” wonderfully made” sentiment and the hot foil plates are my faves so far. Thanks for sharing.

Becca Yahrling April 26, 2022 - 09:08

Beautiful cards, Emily! Love seeing inspiration with no coloring (since I’m not good at it). Loving all the new products, but esp. the dies.

Kim U April 26, 2022 - 10:19

What a great release and beautiful cards for spring!
Love the Itty Bitty Branches!

Nandini April 26, 2022 - 10:47

I love the new release! And the Bountiful Bouquet stamp set is just amazing!

Dianne Bennett April 26, 2022 - 11:36

Stunning makes

Heather April 26, 2022 - 12:00

These designs are absolutely stunning! I just love these new releases and will getting a number of them!

Sharon Brand April 26, 2022 - 12:07

This Spring Garden collection is magnificent!

Jeanne Beam April 26, 2022 - 12:39

What a wonderful spring release! Gorgeous cards!
Thanks for sharing.

Carol McCready April 26, 2022 - 12:43

Amazing new release! Love the new hot foil products. Thank you for the wonderful card inspiration.

Betty Helpa April 26, 2022 - 13:08

Wow! You guys have been busy. What a way to celebrate such a beautiful season! Love it all.

Robi Wax April 26, 2022 - 13:27

I’m so excited by the new foil plates! Beautiful.

Kim Wilson April 26, 2022 - 13:30

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the new collection.

Regina M Kahles April 26, 2022 - 14:50

How beautiful your cards are Emily, I luv this new collection, it has so many awesome items to use! Thank You for sharing & inspiring us all!

Dana Piazza April 26, 2022 - 15:35

Love the new release!

LINDA FILLDS April 26, 2022 - 16:08

WOW thats a lot of work ..You did an amazing job with all of your cards. tyfs :)

Isabel Z April 26, 2022 - 16:40

Your florals are always so lovely!

Angela Hayes Hall April 26, 2022 - 16:45

So many awesome products

Karen Schroeder April 26, 2022 - 16:47

Love the new products and the awesome creations of your design team!

raupai April 26, 2022 - 16:48

Love this release! I’m so glad there are more stencils…and those hot foil plates…..oooh!!

Debbie J. April 26, 2022 - 17:22

Such lovely projects!

Jeanne Rice April 26, 2022 - 18:20

Great release. Love the itty bitty branches card. So pretty.

Melissa Leftrick April 26, 2022 - 18:51

Beautiful release! I love stand alone dies! I wish I had a hot foil system. Love the inspiration!!!

Sandra Baggarly April 26, 2022 - 18:56

Thanks for sharing your lovely card!

LAURA CASSELMAN April 26, 2022 - 19:02

Every release yo have I keep wondering how you can keep making so many beautiful things!

kathy camp April 26, 2022 - 19:31

Beautiful Cards. Love the Peach card stock you used on the first card

Sandy Anderson April 26, 2022 - 20:01

As usual, now I want to buy it all!! I just started foiling, so I am very interested in the new foil plates. All of the cards are just beautiful!

Sue McRae April 26, 2022 - 20:49

Such gorgeous and elegant cards by Emily! I’m loving the greenhouse dies!

Vickie Davis April 26, 2022 - 21:12

Truly beautiful cards! And another great release from Altenew!

stacey carpenter April 26, 2022 - 21:40

nice release, love that cute cover plate!

Marty Harris April 26, 2022 - 22:34

Wonderful release! I think my favorite is the chevron plate. I love all these beautiful cards.

Janet Sisk April 27, 2022 - 00:54

Fabulous new release! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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