Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Nicole Watt

Blog HopHello, crafters! It's time for the monthly Craft-A-Flower release! This month, the flower is the Antique Rose. Try our Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die Set here.

Our Craft-A-Flower die sets are released monthly and celebrate the beauty of a wide variety of flowers! Each set includes all the pieces you need to create a multi-layered floral arrangement, inspired by our popular 3D flower dies. All you need is colored cardstock and a die cutting machine. We can’t wait to see what you create!

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We can't wait for you to see how to use this gorgeous set; it is another stunner by Altenew! But first, here is the layering guide for your convenience.

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Save 5% when you buy our specially curated gradient cardstock bundle that comes with this die set!

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caf 2Be among the first to get our newly released Craft-A-Flower set each month at a discounted price (from $15.99 –> $12.99)! Subscribe to our Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan NOW! Learn more about it HERE.

I paired the new die set with a sketch to create two beautiful shaker cards for you! I wanted to create some unique looks and also wanted to experiment a little with an idea in my head to see if I could create a shaker card without acetate or foam strips! Here's a look at the sketch I used as my starting point.

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First Look

For my first take, I was really curious and wanted to create a tulle shaker, but I didn't want to use foam strips. I was amazed when I created this beauty, and it actually worked! You'll want to watch my latest Sketch Starters with Nicole video to get all of the details on how I created the shaker. I also give some tips on keeping the Framed Thanks Die nice and square.

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Don't you just love the new Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die Set? It is beautifully plump, and the leaf selection is so nice with both layered leaves and a single leaf trio stem with integrated embossing! Instead of using various colors of cardstock, I created an ombre ink blended panel on white cardstock and cut the layers from the ink blended panel. It's the perfect way to get just the right color without having oodles of different colored cardstocks!

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Second Look

I always do two different looks with a sketch, so for my second design, I went for a die-cut shaker. I was able to use the outline die to create the shaker hole, and then used the typical acetate and foam strip technique to create the window. By omitting the second die layer, I was able to create a few see-through areas with the two detail layers added on top of the acetate.

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To keep that wispy see-through look, I omitted the bottom layers on the leaves.  And, to give the leaves and flower an integrated look, I arranged the leaves on the card, and then used the flower outline die to cut off the areas that would overlap. Then, when I added them onto the card, they were cut perfectly to look like they are tucked behind the flower!

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Of course, to watch the play-by-play and get some additional tips on the die and these two shaker card styles, check out the latest Sketch Starter video!

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/12/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/15/2021.

Blog Hop

What is a release without a blog hop?! Also, don’t you want to be inspired by all the lovely creations our designers created especially for you? C’mon then, start hopping! The next stop on the hop is the lovely Norine Borys

Hop List

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Tina Smith

Jaycee Gaspar

Verity Biddlecombe

Virginia Lu

Keren Baker

Emily Midgett

Michelle Short

Amanda Baldwin

Erum Tasneem

Carol Hintermeier

Laurie Willison

Jenny Colacicco

Lilith Eeckels

Yoonsun Hur


Rachael Shedeed


SathyaKala Sankaran


Before you head out, check out the supplies used to create the projects above:

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Michele F March 7, 2021 - 9:16 AM

Nicole, I promise to watch your video – love the tulle! – but you won’t mind if I just sit and stare for a bit longer at your gorgeous white, and grey roses? LOve them! *happy sigh*

Lin Brandyberry March 7, 2021 - 9:31 AM

WOW, what a gorgeous die set! May be your best yet!

bernietk March 7, 2021 - 9:38 AM

What a unique shaker card! Really love the grayscale rose on both cards too

Maureen R March 7, 2021 - 9:49 AM

Gorgeous cards!!! Love the creative way you made these shakers!!!

Kelsey Thomas March 7, 2021 - 9:56 AM

That rose is beautiful!

Kristi H. March 7, 2021 - 10:04 AM

I love the antique look of this rose and the varied leaf selection. Your color choice really makes the layers pop! Thank you for the inspiration.

Ishani March 7, 2021 - 10:06 AM

I loved the delicate cards on the video with the tulle for the Shaker window.. so creative! Loved the play with the sketch too. That CAF – rose..makes me drool! Amazing design for a layered flower 💕

Kristi H. March 7, 2021 - 10:10 AM

Can’t wait to get this one! You can never have enough roses ☺️ The grey and blue really grabbed my attention. Thanks for the inspo

efrat123 March 7, 2021 - 10:13 AM

What a beautiful new die set!! love it and also love the white/grey roses – so elegant!!

Мария March 7, 2021 - 10:23 AM

maybe lucky this time

mypapercraftworld March 7, 2021 - 10:27 AM

What fabulous ideas for creating elegant shakers … such gorgeous cards with this new CAF! Anita :)

Lisa Lombardi-Bello March 7, 2021 - 10:29 AM

I love the color palette and the layering dies.

Inkin' Chickie March 7, 2021 - 10:37 AM

Nice to have the project combinded with a sketch example. Looking forward to the projects shared.

joni52 March 7, 2021 - 10:39 AM

Love this new craft a flower! Gorgeous projects!

Candy March 7, 2021 - 10:58 AM

Lovely cards. I think I understand the shaker idea. It is definitely worth trying. Thanks for inspiring!

Marilynn d-r March 7, 2021 - 10:59 AM

What a different and beautiful shaker card. The use of the tulle gives dimension and great design. Thanks for the inspiration.

MarciaScantlin March 7, 2021 - 10:59 AM

Simply stunning

Theresa March 7, 2021 - 11:03 AM

So beautiful Nicole and what a genius idea with the tulle shaker.

Kailash March 7, 2021 - 11:03 AM

Gorgeous cards, love the inspiration for this beautiful rose!

Liz O March 7, 2021 - 11:05 AM

This layered rose is very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration Nicole!

Sharon Gullikson March 7, 2021 - 11:10 AM

The grey looks especially gorgeous

Eva March 7, 2021 - 11:15 AM

These layering flowers are so beautiful, I’m in love 🥰

Jan Castle March 7, 2021 - 11:15 AM

Lovely rose cards… I can see this dice set in so many different colors!

Cindy Bonus March 7, 2021 - 11:26 AM

This past month has been the start of my obsession with floral cards… and you are definitely feeding my obsession! 🌸 🌺 For that I thank you. 😁😆

Margi Chesbro March 7, 2021 - 11:42 AM

Beautiful rose and thank you for the skinny shaker cards! Going to try this!

Nancy Wilcox March 7, 2021 - 11:50 AM

This rose is beautiful and I love having the card sketch included, thanks

Sarah B March 7, 2021 - 11:53 AM

Tulle shaker cards are a new one to me. So creative and feminine. What a great look omitting a layer from the rose and leaves! Thanks for the inspiration.

Alexandra J March 7, 2021 - 12:01 PM

Love this flower 🙂 I have the stampset and use it a lot 😊

Lauryne Cunningham March 7, 2021 - 12:22 PM

Wow! Fabulous ideas! I love all the texture (and tulle) on the first card. The inlaid rose is gorgeous! Beautiful color combinations, too!

Cathy Schwochow March 7, 2021 - 12:26 PM

The tulle shaker card turned out very pretty! I was very surprised by it.

Greta H March 7, 2021 - 12:26 PM

Gorgeous cards! I’ve always wanted to use tulle for a shaker! Love the new die set!

Karla L March 7, 2021 - 12:27 PM

Beautiful cards! The rose is fabulous.

Eva Bussom March 7, 2021 - 12:35 PM

Beautiful, simply beautiful!

beccab33324 March 7, 2021 - 12:56 PM

Love, love, love your shaker card! So very classy & pretty. Shakers are my fave type of card and I love the use of the tulle rather than acetate. The rose is gorgeous as are both cards.

RockSeaTea March 7, 2021 - 12:57 PM

This is the first I have heard of a tulle shaker card. That looks fun! Thank you for sharing with us.

Nandini March 7, 2021 - 1:00 PM

The new CAF die set is beautiful! This is probably the most realistic flower in this series! And the inspiration cards look amazing! The tulle shaker idea is great.

barbara lassiter March 7, 2021 - 1:04 PM

This is clever and creative and results in a beautiful card!

irenemendescrafts March 7, 2021 - 1:27 PM

Woooww Nicole this is absolutely beautiful 😻. Wen I need some inspiration I always came here and I kind find. Altenew, your Design Team are the best. Thank you so much 😊 hugs from Portugal

Alexandra March 7, 2021 - 1:30 PM

Wow! I love the idea of doing a tulle shaker card. So inventive and beautiful!

Linda BL March 7, 2021 - 1:47 PM

This rose is probably my favorite of all the Craft-a-Flower sets! The cards made with this new set are really classics!

Sarah S. March 7, 2021 - 1:53 PM

What absolutely awesome ideas you gave us today! Love the way you did the roses and the shaker card with the tulle was inspiring!

Jade McClung March 7, 2021 - 1:55 PM

Wonderful! The gray colors are fabulous!

Lila Wetzel March 7, 2021 - 2:01 PM

I Love these 2 cards. I can’t wait to get mine in the mail.

Patricia Wilson March 7, 2021 - 2:08 PM

The techniques on these two cards were wonderful. Thanks for bringing shaker cards up a notch and showing us how it is done.

Sharon Brand March 7, 2021 - 2:09 PM

This is a gorgeous set!

Laurie Bass March 7, 2021 - 2:19 PM

What a great new shaker idea! Also love this new stamp set!!!

melissaf123 March 7, 2021 - 2:26 PM

GORGEOUS antique rose CAF die set, LOVE the tulle shaker and the white/gray roses are sooooo pretty

Nicki Baxley March 7, 2021 - 2:31 PM

Love the shaker card

Retta Lutte March 7, 2021 - 3:00 PM

This rose is perfect for layering! Beautiful! Gorgeous cards, too!

Henriette Moelgaard March 7, 2021 - 3:12 PM

I REALLY love this layered flower die set!!!! The best from Altenew yet!! And I LOVE your layered flower die cuts :D

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