NEW Texture Adventure August 2020 Stand-Alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Therese Calvird

Altenew August 2020 Blog HopWelcome to our August 2020 Stand-Alone Dies Release Blog Hop post! We are so excited to share all of these new beautiful products that you can use for your paper crafting projects.

texture adventure dies

Geometric dies, floral cover dies, 3D frame dies, and more! Our August 2020 Stand-Alone Die release is just what you need to add some extra texture and dimension to your paper crafting projects.

Check out our new stand-alone dies HERE!

Unboxing Video!

Check out this quick unboxing video to see a closer look at each of the exciting new dies we have in this release:

You may also watch the video over on our YouTube channel HERE.

Free Gift!

Before we get on with our card tutorial and blog hop, we have a FREE gift for you!

free gift

From now until August 21, get our Texture Adventure Stand-Alone Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide for FREE with every order! The ideas and possibilities using our new cover dies are endless with this exclusive booklet, and you definitely will not want to miss out on this deal!

Card Tutorial

Now, it's time for an exciting card tutorial! Today, I have 2 cards to share with you featuring two of the new dies.

Altenew - Featured Sentiments Die - Stacked Diamonds Cover Die - Take 2 With Therese (card video)

First, I started with the Featured Sentiments Die Set.

Altenew - Featured Sentiments Die - Sentiment Strips 2 - Happy Birthday Die - Take 2 With Therese (card video) 1 copy

I coordinated it with the Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set to create a repeated sentiment background.

Altenew - Featured Sentiments Die - Sentiment Strips 2 - Happy Birthday Die - Take 2 With Therese (card video) 1 copy

Then, I added the Happy Birthday Die with a sub-sentiment from the Hello and Hugs Stamp Set.

Altenew - Featured Sentiments Die - Sentiment Strips 2 - Happy Birthday Die - Take 2 With Therese (card video) 1 copy

My second card has an ombre-style background created with the Stacked Diamonds Cover Die.

Altenew - Stacked Diamonds Cover Die - Featured Sentiments Die - Wallpaper Art - Take 2 With Therese (card video) 1 copy

I added some Wallpaper Art blooms.

Altenew - Stacked Diamonds Cover Die - Featured Sentiments Die - Wallpaper Art - Take 2 With Therese (card video) 1 copy

Then, I added an embossed sentiment from the Paint-A-Flower: Anemone Stamp Set which I die cut using one of the Featured Sentiments dies.

Altenew - Stacked Diamonds Cover Die - Featured Sentiments Die - Wallpaper Art - Take 2 With Therese (card video) 1 copy

You can see my video here or watch it in HD at YouTube.



To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 8/25/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 8/27/2020.

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Blog Hop!

Your first stop on the blog hop is the amazing Laura Bassen! Check out the full list below and make sure you stop by each blog!

Altenew Card Blog

Laura Bassen

Tania Ahmed

Terri Koszler

Jennifer McGuire

Nicole Watt

Nathalie DeSousa

Amber Rain Davis


Norine Borys

Dana Joy

Laurie Willison

Lilith Eeckels

Sidnie Desjardins

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Keisha Charles

Reiko Tsuchida

Kelly Griglione

Erum Tasneem

Have fun hopping!


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Elizabeth Kuhn August 21, 2020 - 2:34 AM

The mixed leaf dies are all so unique, intricate and gorgeous! I love the versatility they provide, and the colors used in the examples above 😍

Melissa M August 21, 2020 - 3:15 AM

I really like the leaves. What a pretty and unique bunch of dies. The layered Geo Cover dies are my favorite though! They remind me of the Spirograph we used when I was a kid. They are so cool and geometric!

Prathiusha August 21, 2020 - 8:37 AM

Mesmerizing dies!! Each of them are beautiful in it’s own way.

Julie Anderson August 21, 2020 - 12:27 PM

Love the layering dies and the leaves.

Carol McCready August 21, 2020 - 1:17 PM

Therese your cards are gorgeous! I think this die release is my favorite from Altenew.

Liz O August 21, 2020 - 1:52 PM

Awesome dies! Love them all but I am very excited for the frame and stars! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tammy Davis August 21, 2020 - 5:49 PM

Wow! I love these dies! Can’t wait to see the rest of the inspiration!

bhedgecock August 21, 2020 - 6:04 PM

Love the two toned background behind the flowers.

Lori Lehnen August 21, 2020 - 7:29 PM

LOVE this new release!
Can’t wait to be inspired seeing what the design team creates!

mjmarmo August 21, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Loving these stand alone dies! Wonderful inspiratioN!

Penny Klie August 21, 2020 - 9:52 PM

Wonderful release… love the left mix die set!

Elaine Creighton August 21, 2020 - 10:04 PM

Great looking new dies can’t wait to get my hands on the burlap one and all those leaves.

Heather Mills August 21, 2020 - 10:19 PM

These stand alone dies look fabulous!! I can’t wait to see what the designers have done with them.

Michele W August 22, 2020 - 12:54 AM

Another amazing release! I particularly love the leaves, burlap, and frame. That said I really like everything and the design team once again did a fantastic job of showing the versatility of these projects.

Leslie August 22, 2020 - 8:14 AM

Love all the new dies especially the background dies and the leaves!

Linda R August 22, 2020 - 8:38 AM

Great release! And these two cards are wonderful. How did you line up all those sentiments so perfectly. They look so great and the colors are wonderful.

Zlatka K August 22, 2020 - 9:33 AM

These dies are awesome! Love the Featured Sentiments die set.

Suzanne M. Leopard August 22, 2020 - 9:38 AM

I really love all of these dies! They add such interesting dimensions to the cards!

Laurie Brown August 22, 2020 - 10:04 AM

Wow gorgeous cards!! Just love those new dies-can’t have enough dies!

jintyoo7 August 22, 2020 - 10:30 AM

What a lovely “topic” for a die release. The dies themselves are extraordinary, and the inspiration is stunning. Fabulous cards, Therese.

Sue Rosa August 22, 2020 - 12:10 PM

This is a really nice release So many different uses for the dies. I several I would like to have.

Marianne Vakiener August 22, 2020 - 12:44 PM

I like the leaf dies! So many possibilities. I also like the stacked diamonds background die.

knurse22 August 22, 2020 - 2:21 PM

Always love your cards, Therese! The color blending is so lovely, and perfect for this new die! Love that you just left the Wallpaper flowers in black and white—perfect contrast to the soft blues and greens!

Erin Kreiter August 22, 2020 - 2:41 PM

Wow! This release is one of my favourite releases! I love absolutely everything in this release, and already have several items in my cart!

Nandini August 22, 2020 - 3:09 PM

All the projects are gorgeous! And the new release is amazing! I really love the 3D stars and the leaf dies. The new cover dies are also beautiful!

Deepa Lakshman August 22, 2020 - 5:36 PM

This release looks great. Love all the dies here.

Marianne Oar August 22, 2020 - 6:13 PM

I love dies – the burlap, leaf mix and simple nesting flowers are on my wish list

Carol E. Wortman August 22, 2020 - 7:15 PM

The stand alone are so exciting! Ideas started flooding in as soon as you see them. Ya, the mixed leaves and the waffle, tee hee okay burlap, and celebration loopies…top 3 dies for sure. These are fantastic Altenew. The designers team is going to have a blast with these….us too!

Inkin' Chickie August 22, 2020 - 7:23 PM

Interesting sets for the release. Looking forward to the projects.

Marni M Maxwell August 22, 2020 - 8:08 PM

Love these new dies! The Stacked Diamonds and the Leaf dies are my favorite! Can’t wait to order them.

Annalisa August 23, 2020 - 1:37 AM

I just love seeing your DT create. It really is something else. I think this time I’m most intrigued by the leaf dies. I just love how they look amazing in every color palette and design. But then, I love a good geometric pattern, and these are great, so maybe those are my favorite.

Carrie James August 23, 2020 - 3:58 AM

Absolutely adore these new dies, especially the Mixed leaf set & the Art Deco style Stacked Diamonds background. Would love to try those leaves with a background of a matte cardstock & a foil card decorative Leaf topper or vice versa.

Susan P August 23, 2020 - 10:55 AM

These dies are great. Definitely want a lot of them – the leaf dies and the burlap will be the first ones I buy

Linda Price August 23, 2020 - 12:29 PM

Intriguing cards-love the Happy Birthday with all the sentiment strips. I also think the ombre background stamp offers a lot of different card options. Thanks for sharing.

violaleary August 23, 2020 - 12:34 PM

How could you go wrong with a new release. I love background cutting dies.

melissaf123 August 23, 2020 - 3:05 PM

AMAZING die release, those MIXED LEAVES die set is my fave and the stacked diamonds too …. oh so many go to the top of my wishlist! These dies are perfect for so many different styles of cards!

Connie Johnson August 23, 2020 - 4:31 PM

WOWZA! WOWZA! WOWZA! Altenew and Therese you’ve done it again!!! Texture, color and composition are the top three elements of design that attract me like none other! WOWZA! What a spectacular release!

violaleary August 23, 2020 - 7:14 PM

What a great release. I love the leaf dies, the frame, the cover dies, and more. Wow!

Miriam Prantner August 23, 2020 - 8:49 PM

Great release! Especially loving that burlap grid and those leaves!

Sue D August 24, 2020 - 12:45 PM

Wonderful variety of dies. Off to hop.

Lindarub August 24, 2020 - 7:23 PM

Great release!

Julie Wexler August 25, 2020 - 9:38 AM

Therese, I really like this color combo,particularly on the first card with the repeat sentiments. This new sentiment die with rounded corners is a great addition to the line, and you showcased it beautifully !

Mary Pitman August 25, 2020 - 10:08 AM

I watch your amazing videos all the time. I thank you for all your inspiration and information with each card and journal page you do. Very enjoyable. Mary

Andrea H August 25, 2020 - 10:21 AM

I don’t know how you manage to bring such fabulous releases out every month. I absolutely love all these new dies Etc. The cards are fabulous too. Thank you for sharing all the DT’s ideas and tutorials X X

Sarina Parhawk August 25, 2020 - 1:16 PM

Stunning cards, and such a wonderful set of products… I love the mixed leaves die and the background dies as well as those unique 3D stars!

Megan W. August 25, 2020 - 6:08 PM

I absolutely love the creative and unique cards that your designers come up with! It’s hard to break out of the pink and gold peonies. Thank you for the refreshing inspiration.

Beth Merrill August 25, 2020 - 8:09 PM

Altenew has hit another home run with this release! So many great products!

Amy Klin August 25, 2020 - 11:06 PM

Love all the beautiful detail dies.

Susan powell April 18, 2021 - 1:56 AM

Hi our cards always blow me away Therese. So beautiful!!

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