July 2022 Summer Love Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

by Lydia Evans

Summer Love Collection

Hello there everyone! Happy Friday! Lydia here, and welcome to the Summer Love Release Blog Hop and Giveaway!

I have a card to share with you, but first, let's take a look at this new collection of embossing folders and stencils!

Summer Love Collection

Summer Love Collection

‘Tis the season for summer love! This release includes stunning floral, geometric, and leafy embossing folders. They would each make a fabulous feature on your next project, or they can be used as a background element for added texture. We have also included a stencil set that can color in the different elements of one of the geometric embossing folders. For added versatility, this set can also be used on its own. You're sure to fall in love with this collection of goodies!

IG Friendly Crafters Essential Scoring Board

The icing on the cake is the new Crafter's Essential Scoring Board, complete with an innovative tool we customized ourselves! It is part ball stylus (for precise scoring) and part bone folder (for crisp folding). We can't wait to see what you create!

Summer Love Project Inspiration

Today, I'm sharing how to ink blend and 3D-emboss die-cuts using this release's new embossing folders and stencils.

Summer Love Collection Project IdeasI started by cutting Courageous You Die from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Then, I lined up the die-cut into place within the Sunshine Blossoms 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the design. I did this 3 times for the 2 cards.

For the first card, I added a base color layer to 2 of the embossed die-cuts using Sunray Ink all over and a little Pink Pearl Ink on the flowers.

Once the base had color, I then used Courageous You Layering Stencil to add a second layer. I used Chamomile and Coral Bliss Inks for the flowers and Grass Field Ink for the leaves. Snapdragon and Marigold Inks were used for the flower centers.

Summer Love Collection Project IdeasI didn't add a base layer of ink for the second card. Instead, I used the Courageous You Simple Coloring Stencil and inked through using pastel rainbow ink colors. I added Pink Pearl, Sunkissed, Chamomile, Firefly, Volcano Lake, Eastern Sky, and Hydrangea Inks.

The sentiments for the cards are from Courageous You Stamp Set.

Summer Love Collection Project Ideas

To see how these cards came together, please watch the video below or over on YouTube:

I hope you were inspired to create with the new products in our Summer Love Collection. Let's get on with the giveaway and blog hop!

Special Offer


We are celebrating this release with a FREE GIFT promotion!

Receive a FREE Ultra Sticky Double Sided Tape ($11.99 value) on orders over $79 from 07/22/2022 at 12:01 am EDT until 07/24/2022 at 11:59 pm EDT. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Get your FREE gift HERE.

Giveaway Prizes

Blog Hop Giveaway 2

$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 07/28/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 winners randomly from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/29/2022.

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Blog Hop List

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire


Maryám Pérez

Penny Pynnonen

Erum Tasneem

Teri Wilson

Virginia Lu

Dana Joy

Mindy Eggen

Laurie Patterson

Jenny Colacicco

Berina Rajakumar

Tenia Nelson

Adriana Arminio

Nathalie DeSousa

Angela Brennan

Terri Koszler

Bridget Casey

Michelle Burnier

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

Annemarie Caister

Linda Westfall

Karen Brown

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the hop!

~Supply List~

altenew stamp die stencil bundle courageous you stamp die simple coloring stencil bundle 29335588569145
Courageous You Stamp & Die & Simple…
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photocentric clear stamps courageous you stamp set 29335539712057
Courageous You Stamp Set
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photocentric stencil courageous you simple coloring stencil 29335555080249
Courageous You Simple Coloring Stencil
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part a glitz art craft co ltd dies courageous you die 29335552360505
Courageous You Die
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stewart superior inks pink pearl crisp dye ink 29328691560505
Pink Pearl Crisp Dye Ink
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stewart superior inks coral bliss crisp dye ink 29328692510777
Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Ink
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stewart superior inks sunkissed crisp dye ink 29327256617017
Sunkissed Crisp Dye Ink
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stewart superior inks sunray crisp dye ink 29331324272697
Sunray Crisp Dye Ink
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stewart superior inks chamomile crisp dye ink 29331325616185
Chamomile Crisp Dye Ink
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stewart superior inks snapdragon crisp dye ink 29331326599225
Snapdragon Crisp Dye Ink
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stewart superior re inker marigold dye ink re inker 29331434242105
Marigold Dye Ink Re-inker
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stewart superior inks firefly crisp dye ink 29330223431737
Firefly Crisp Dye Ink
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stewart superior inks grass field crisp dye ink 29330223759417
Grass Field Crisp Dye Ink
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stewart superior inks volcano lake crisp dye ink 29327146385465
Volcano Lake Crisp Dye Ink
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stewart superior inks eastern sky crisp dye ink 29331331743801
Eastern Sky Crisp Dye Ink
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stewart superior inks hydrangea crisp dye ink 29330284216377
Hydrangea Crisp Dye Ink
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stewart superior inks embossing ink 29328124444729
Embossing Ink
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stewart superior embossing powder pure white crisp embossing powder 29327626534969
Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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announcement converters cardstock navy cardstock 25 sheets set 29326905901113
Navy Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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announcement converters cardstock classic crest solar white cardstock 25 sheets set 110lb 29326644936761
Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock…
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kingzom adhesive tape co ltd adhesives instant dimension foam tape 29335724589113
Instant Dimension Foam Tape
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edna wells July 22, 2022 - 9:11 AM

I love your designs.

Sue Wisniewski July 22, 2022 - 9:19 AM

Beautiful cards! It’s fun to see how the embossing folder and stencil works together.
stamping sue

Pam July 22, 2022 - 9:19 AM

Omg, those folders are stunning!

hay2004 July 22, 2022 - 9:20 AM

Awesome cards and inspiration! I love your 3D embossing folders!

joni52 July 22, 2022 - 9:24 AM

Fabulous cards, love the multi colored flowers with the stencil

Liz O.Liz O. July 22, 2022 - 10:10 AM

Wonderful release! The Scoring board seems to be convenient for traveling. I prefer the ball point stylus over the regular bone folders 🤩. Beautiful EFs and inspiration from your DT. Thanks for all that you share!

Sue Wisniewski July 22, 2022 - 10:11 AM

So much talent on all the blogs. Rieko did lovely layouts.
stamping sue

Brandi Van Leeuwen July 22, 2022 - 10:49 AM

This release has some beautiful products!

Nancy Wilcox July 22, 2022 - 11:09 AM

I love Altenew products!

Bobbie Pearson July 22, 2022 - 11:30 AM

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards and including a concise video to explain your techniques .

cjcplank July 22, 2022 - 12:41 PM

Love the Crafter’s Essential Scoring board!!
The cards are Beautiful 😍

Dee Earnshaw July 22, 2022 - 2:37 PM

fabulous release

auntsherer/Sheri Willard July 22, 2022 - 3:35 PM

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards & instructional video.

Jeanne Rice July 22, 2022 - 3:49 PM

Great release. Love the cards.

Denise Bryant July 22, 2022 - 4:09 PM

I especially love the embossing folder designs, and the scoring tool looks fabulous! Lydia’s cards are just beautiful!

Kathryn Arvidson July 22, 2022 - 5:39 PM

Beautiful cards! I love the rainbow!

Meghan Kennihan July 22, 2022 - 6:10 PM

These embossing folders and stencils are STUNNING! Great job showing them off Lydia! The hop is magnificent!!!

michiganderintexas July 23, 2022 - 1:14 AM

embossing wow’s.

Andrea H July 23, 2022 - 8:53 AM

Wow what a gorgeous release and the design team have all out done themselves. What talent you all have. These 3d Embossing Folders are definitely going to the top of my wish list.

Greta H July 23, 2022 - 10:41 AM

Beautiful cards! Love having stencils that go with embossing folders!

Amy Solovay July 23, 2022 - 6:09 PM

LOVE this! The embossing and ink blending are simply gorgeous!

Lissette July 23, 2022 - 9:00 PM

Love those stencils. Next on my list are the embossing folders. Great cards!

Donna Walls July 24, 2022 - 12:41 AM

Congratulations on this new release! Excited to hop through all the inspiration!

Sue McRae July 24, 2022 - 7:20 AM

Amazingly gorgeous embossing folders!

Nicki Baxley July 24, 2022 - 7:50 AM

Love the new release! Can’t wait to see all the inpsiration

Haris July 24, 2022 - 9:42 AM

Beautiful products! Great cards!

Maureen R July 24, 2022 - 12:35 PM

Gorgeous cards!!! I really need the scoring board!!!

Sharon Gullikson July 24, 2022 - 1:10 PM

Really pretty flowers. I’m looking forward to seeing them up close.

Monica July 24, 2022 - 2:30 PM

Phenomenal release as always although its my first hop

Sharon Gullikson July 24, 2022 - 3:14 PM

I couldn’t comment on Laurie Patterson’s blog because it went to a weird page that asked me to ALLOW to show I am human. I hope that nothing bad happens!!! I hope that your designers will not use these on their blogs anymore because I won’t do it again. It went to a page that says I can win prizes–I won’t sign up. But I hope it didn’t cause problems because I clicked allow both times…

Virginia Lu July 24, 2022 - 3:22 PM

Thank you for sharing this info and bringing it to our attention. We will look into the designer’s blog setting and make sure it’s safe to visit. Much appreciated, Sharon.

gigi1754 July 24, 2022 - 3:22 PM

The embossing folders and stencils are gorgeous! I’m looking forward to all of the inspiration on the hop.

Sharon Gullikson July 24, 2022 - 3:49 PM

I went back to her blog, and it was normal this time. I don’t know why. I had tried 2 or 3 times previously, and kept getting the robot on a screen, and prompts telling me to click ALLOW. I wish I hadn’t clicked…..

Carol L McCready July 24, 2022 - 4:25 PM

Your cards are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the video. Love the new black scoring board.

Lauryne Cunningham July 24, 2022 - 4:53 PM

I love the texture and designs on all of these cards! Ready to start the hop!

Maria T July 24, 2022 - 6:52 PM

Another great release from Altenew!

abi lynch July 24, 2022 - 7:34 PM

I love your new 3d embossing folders!
Great news products (as always! )

Pai C Meng July 24, 2022 - 9:57 PM

Two very cool looks!

Melissa Leftrick July 24, 2022 - 11:56 PM

Love the cards!!! Always great releases!

Jeanne Beam July 25, 2022 - 11:14 AM

Such a wonderful release! Love the embossing folders.
Thanks for sharing.

Twana Griffin July 25, 2022 - 1:15 PM

I love your cards Lydia, they are so beautiful with the soft blended florals.

Linda Price July 26, 2022 - 11:20 AM

Congrats on another great release! I’m impressed with this variety of 3D folders-boy, I have so many “2D folders” but I will have to start saving for the improved 3D ones. They are so detailed. Plus, the layering stencils are great for card makers like me who are not coloring pros! I love the two cards created with th Sunshine Blossoms products-so many ideas for this, especially after going through the Blog Hop!

roxanne tellini July 27, 2022 - 12:55 PM

I am looking forward to seeing all the great cards.

Patricia L Persin August 27, 2022 - 8:01 PM

Love all the possibilities of alcohol inks.


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