Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Therese Calvird

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Hi, it's Therese and I have a card and video to share using the Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set.

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!


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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Don’t want to miss out on these fun layering sets? Subscribe to the Monthly Subscription Plan NOW!

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Be 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.

But wait – that's not all!

Today, we are also releasing brand-new gradient cardstock sets to use with your favorite layering dies. Introducing Modern Colors Gradient Cardstock Bundle featuring Gradient Cardstock in Red Sunset, Coffee Break, Rose Petal, and New Purple colors.

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Today's Projects

Let's take a look at how I used the new dies from today's release.

I decided to use the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set to add an easy wash of color to the flowers.

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I added some Pale Gray Cardstock to my card front as well as a popped up panel of Dark Gray Cardstock. My bouquet was attached to this.

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And finally I added a sentiment from the Airbrushed Flowers Stamp Set. This was die cut with the Featured Sentiments Die Set.

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To see how I created this card you can watch my video here or watch it in HD on YouTube.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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 04/13/2021 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 04/15/2021.

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 LauraJane

Hop List

Altenew Card Blog


Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Short

Jaycee Gaspar

Keren Baker

Emily Midgett

Tina Smith

Nicole Watt

Amanda Baldwin

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Laurie Willison

Jenny Colacicco

Norine Borys

Verity Biddlecombe

Lilith Eeckels

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Joylita Dsouza

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Nichol Spohr 

Erum Tasneem

Teresa Litchfield

Svitlana Shayevich

Christine Pennington

Agnieszka Małyszek


Yoonsun Hur

Preeti Chandran


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Donna Walls April 9, 2021 - 10:57 PM

Gorgeous florals and card. Altenew has hit it out of the Park with this release!

Inkin' Chickie April 10, 2021 - 12:33 AM

I like the white flower created. Great layers. Can’t wait to see the other projects shared.

Aya Bandk April 10, 2021 - 7:17 AM

You guys impress me always with your flowers dies and stamps ! HATS OFF TO YOU

Sheila April 10, 2021 - 10:21 AM

You guys are amazing, your products, your designers, your ideas!! Thank you so much and I love love this new flower, such lovely detail. Can’t wait to get it.

khcamp April 10, 2021 - 4:07 PM

Beautiful Flowers. Love the water coloring

Sarah B April 10, 2021 - 8:29 PM

What a pretty card! Your video is great.

Lindsey Fabian April 10, 2021 - 10:20 PM

Gorgeous card. Thanks for the video.

Stacey Kowbel April 11, 2021 - 7:33 PM

Beautiful new craft a flower! Love Therese’s card!

Vikki April 11, 2021 - 11:26 PM

I absolutely love this die set. The flowers are beautiful! Ordered it tonight and got in on the happy7th shipping! Thank You and congratulations!

Linda Clark April 12, 2021 - 10:23 AM

I really love this new die set, and the way you’ve used it reminds me of orange or lemon blossoms. Absolutely love this card!

Audrey Peterson April 12, 2021 - 10:35 AM

I love these layered flowers! Beautiful cards!

Linda K Jones April 12, 2021 - 12:48 PM

Love all the layers of the beautiful flowers!

Carol Wortman April 12, 2021 - 2:13 PM

That was fun, inspirational, and just plain gorgeous! The Cistus flower is beautiful and looks a bit of a flower I think the squirrels planted about 2 years ago and has become my favorite spring bloom. I cant wait till they bloom again to check it out! I love that the gradient cardstock packs have a darker choice too, and such great quality too. Thanks for the hop!

FRANNIE R April 12, 2021 - 4:03 PM

I am always excited to see any new products from Altenew. The flower die set looks amazing. I am currently obsessed with the metallic watercolors.

Elizabeth Kuhn April 12, 2021 - 8:27 PM

This set is so gorgeous, and I love the tropical vibe. So excited to see what everyone comes up with ❤️

Pauline Abeysekera April 12, 2021 - 11:17 PM

Wow, Terese, your design is gorgeous and really shows off this lovely new CAF die set beautifully.

Kelsey Thomas April 13, 2021 - 7:51 AM

This is beautiful!

Laura-Lee Audit April 13, 2021 - 3:28 PM

Wow! New to Altenew and I am falling in love! Thank you for all your ideas and workshops. I am looking forward to our creative relationship :)

maria f. April 15, 2021 - 7:56 AM

OMG so gorgeous, Therese. What a beautiful flower. And your grays… totally Michele F style.

Gloria Rowden May 7, 2021 - 11:14 AM

Craft-a-flower is always my favorite Altenew release because they are easy and make stunning cards which recipients seem to love. Thank you for the fabulous buttercup that will get many unrealistic color combinations!

Anne May 7, 2021 - 11:18 AM

Such a beautiful combination of colours and the watercolour softens everything. It is beautiful and the die is simply gorgeous!

beccab33324 May 7, 2021 - 11:25 AM

What a beautiful flower!! And I love the gradient cardstock, too.

Sam Dawkins May 7, 2021 - 12:19 PM

Lovely flowers. Very pretty cards.

Hailey S. May 7, 2021 - 12:20 PM

I WANT THEM I WANT THEM I WANT THEM!!!! These look so so much prettier than even the layering stamps. What a fantastic design idea.

Jenna Batik May 7, 2021 - 12:41 PM

Every month you out do yourselves. Altenew, your products are amazing as well as your classes and customer service. Keep it up!!

Sharon May 7, 2021 - 1:10 PM

Such beautiful florals!

Sallie Robinson May 7, 2021 - 1:15 PM

Such gorgeous stamps!!

Ruth Nava May 7, 2021 - 1:16 PM

Wow! ..just Wow! Such a beautiful color combo and the flowers are lovely. I recently purchased some altered stamps and was so impressed by the quality.

Margaret May 7, 2021 - 1:29 PM

The flowers look so realistic and have depth. My skills so need to improve! Gorgeous.

TJ Miller May 7, 2021 - 1:49 PM

I absolutely LOVE Layered Flowers. Thank you for sharing this.

Virginia Chapman May 7, 2021 - 4:11 PM

It’s hard to find flowers more beautiful than those by Altenew!

Jennifer Leonard May 7, 2021 - 6:41 PM

I look forward each month for the new artwork! This is a beautifully designed card!

Kathleen Groot May 7, 2021 - 10:22 PM

Altenew has some of the most beautiful cards.

Yvette Williams May 8, 2021 - 12:00 AM

Altenew is just amazing, so much talent.

Colleen Janatpour May 8, 2021 - 12:29 AM

So talented – I absolutely love the 3-D look and the color cardstock used! I have been extremely happy with Altenew products and their great customer service!

Jan Woods May 8, 2021 - 3:54 PM

Love the Craft-a-Flower dies. Just purchased the daisy’s. Can’t wait to use it!

Jessica Yoder-Jones May 10, 2021 - 1:54 PM

Wow is this so neat! I love flowers that have a raised look!!

Marla Gygax May 11, 2021 - 9:55 AM

awesome floral, love the 3D look

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