Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Altenew

Blog Hop
Hello everyone and welcome to our special Build-A-Flower Release Blog Hop!

This month, we are introducing the gorgeous Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum!

It is such a delight to bring you a special release of a new Build-A-Flower Set every month so make sure to look out for these beauties for they are a definite must-have!

We know you are dying to take a closer look at the new Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum set, so here's a quick unboxing video for you! Watch it below or over on YouTube:

Each of these special releases will comprise of a 6×8 stamp set and a coordinating die so you can easily create your projects. Therefore, this will only be available as a set and not as individual products.

BAF Japanese Mum blog post

Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum

There are many varieties of chrysanthemums, many of which are native to Asia. Also known as “mums,” these flowers hold special significance in Japan. They are a symbol of the Emperor and bloom in many colors. This stamp set includes outlines as well as layering images, so you have many options for stamping and coloring. We can't wait to see how you use this gorgeous set!

Here's how the set layers:

BAF Japanese Mum Layering GuideWe also have a very special Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum and Ink Bundle to make it easier for you to start creating beautiful projects. Get the bundle and save 5%!

BAF Japanese Mum blog post with inkGiveaway!

To celebrate this special release, we are giving away a $30 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog and/or the Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced (three on the Card Blog and three on the Scrapbook blog) on Saturday, February 9th, 2019.

Projects Sneaks

Blog Hop!

We are celebrating this release with a fun blog hop! Some of our talented design team members and special guest designers have created stunning projects to spark your creativity using the new Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum. We hope you love what they have come up with! Your next stop is the amazing Vicky Papaioannou!


Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Kristina Pokazanieva

Zinia Redo

Rubeena Ianigro

Patricia Roebuck

Laura Jane

Reiko Tsuchida

Kelly Griglione

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Laurie Willison


Therese Calvird

Gayatri Murali

Emily Midgett

Svitlana Shayevich

There's more – some of our blog hop participants are also giving away a $20 gift certificate to our store! Make sure you check out their blogs for more inspiration and chances of winning!

Have fun hopping along!


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Sandhya Iyer February 1, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Gorgeous stamp set! And awesome inspiration from the design team!!

Dasha February 1, 2019 - 9:16 AM

I love these inspiration cards… Gorgeous

Tammy February 1, 2019 - 9:18 AM

I am completely hooked on the layering stamps. So beautiful.

Merrie February 1, 2019 - 9:29 AM

I am absolutely in love with this BAF set. It is gorgeous and I love how it looks in so many different colors.

Linda BL February 1, 2019 - 9:30 AM

The cards your designers have done with the new Japanese Mum set sure will make Altenew fans notice this set. Have always loved this type of big “fluffy” mum.

Elaine D February 1, 2019 - 9:36 AM

I love the layering stamps and dies, it makes it so easy to create beautiful cards.

Kailash February 1, 2019 - 9:37 AM

Beautiful layered flower stamp!

Bessie February 1, 2019 - 9:38 AM

How very exciting ! This is so gorgeous. Your Build-A-Flower releases are something we look forward to with great anticipation!

Claudia A February 1, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Thank you for always providing inspiration to go with your products! I love seeing how different everyone’s cards are!

Mary February 1, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Amazingly BEAUTIFUL! Especially love the provenance associated with the flower!!

Shana February 1, 2019 - 9:47 AM

Wow this is incredible. Once I’ve finished my Layering class, there’s definitely a whole world of opportunity, and a whole new level of development for me with these layering stamps !

Deborah LeMarbre February 1, 2019 - 9:48 AM

These are gorgeous. Love this flower. The layering makes it so easy to make beautiful projects.

Bobbey February 1, 2019 - 9:53 AM

What a gorgeous set and flower!!!

Lisa Galvan February 1, 2019 - 9:53 AM

What a beautiful set you can so much with.

hsmom24kids February 1, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Beautiful new set! Can’t wait to see what your design team does.

Barbara Poplin February 1, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Beautiful Mum. Question when I ordered monthly subscription does this include Mum, I thought it did not so I ordered Mum separately, was this correct or not?

Customer Happiness Team February 2, 2019 - 6:18 PM

Hi Barbara! The February BAF: Monthly Subscription already includes the Build-A-Flower: Japanese Mum. We have notified our Customer Happiness Team to refund the duplicate item from your order. If you have other questions, you can email them at Thanks!

Lori Blair February 1, 2019 - 10:03 AM

STUNNING flowers! The Build-a-Flower idea is genius!

Carole Celez February 1, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Beautiful, I will love to have it!

Sue D February 1, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Beautiful Japanese mum set and cards.

Kelsey Thomas February 1, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Such a pretty stamp set! :)

Tina C February 1, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Very beautiful flower set…love all the inspirations by the Design Team. :)

Christina Bodah February 1, 2019 - 10:08 AM

These new Japanese mums are just beautiful, it will be nice to have them in my collection, I will be so excited to use these in my card making and scrapbooking projects. Thank you.

kayethrasher1413 February 1, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Love the new stamp set. You make some of the most beautiful flower stamps. Can’t wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing.?

MKW_Cards February 1, 2019 - 10:16 AM

what a gorgeous, gorgeous floral stamp.

Sara Nelson February 1, 2019 - 10:16 AM

This mum is gorgeous!!!

Jo February 1, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Love it!

Saundtra Rega February 1, 2019 - 10:24 AM

This is gorgeous!! All of the examples are beautiful!

Maria Giselle B. February 1, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Congratulations on another great flower addition to your Build A Flower Sets! I really should try this out.

Nina B. February 1, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Amazing flowers with all the detail!!

Beverly Kozlowski February 1, 2019 - 10:30 AM

I just love the Build-a-Flowers, and this has to be one of my favorites! So beautiful! For card-makers like me who are artistically-challenged, the layering stamps are the answer to my flower-making prayers!

Nancy R. February 1, 2019 - 10:41 AM

This is such a gorgous flower set and I love the sentiments that go with it!

Nancy Penir February 1, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Simply exquisite bloom! The detail is amazing!

Roxana February 1, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Oh my goodness! This build-a-flower is gorgeous.

Esther Hernandez February 1, 2019 - 10:43 AM

Beautiful flower this one! I can’t keep up with everything new coming out….

Jayne X February 1, 2019 - 10:44 AM

Such a beautiful flower! I see where my next paycheck is going!

Lee February 1, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Love this set!

Kathy N. February 1, 2019 - 10:46 AM

These mums remind me of the ones we used to wear to our homecoming football games. The detail is wonderful.

micheleclay February 1, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Thank you, Altenew, for providing us with such gorgeous flowers!

Bethany Allie February 1, 2019 - 10:52 AM

I’m attracted to the dimension all the layers achieve with this flower set. So lovely.

Hannah Jones February 1, 2019 - 10:53 AM

Love your stuff! Thank you for the chance to win!~

Terri (Blindstamper) February 1, 2019 - 10:53 AM

That Japanese Mum is gorgeous! I love when you have the option to color the outline stamp or use the layers.

MaryAnn Fortunato February 1, 2019 - 10:55 AM

such a beautiful stamp! love the inspiration.

Brenda Kuder February 1, 2019 - 10:56 AM

This flower is a beautiful addition to your other sets. I have several of them.

Becky Eberts February 1, 2019 - 10:57 AM

WOW! This is so detailed and yet so simple to make. Thanks for another great layered set.

Sharon O February 1, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Beautiful addition to the Build-a-Flower family! Lovely projects.

Beverly Jordan February 1, 2019 - 11:01 AM

I love the free form flow of the petals of this Japanese Mum!! Gorgeous samples by all the talented designers!

dianne vescovo February 1, 2019 - 11:04 AM

These are beautiful.

Jan Hansen February 1, 2019 - 11:04 AM

Oh my gosh…..I just fell in ❤️❤️❤️Again with this new stamp set!!! I absolutely am in awe of the beauty of this Japanese miracle of nature!

Veronica Hunt February 1, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Beautiful flower. Will be a great asset to my collection

Pai February 1, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Another stunning set!

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