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

by Therese Calvird

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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


Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set
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Airbrushed Flowers Stamp Set
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Featured Sentiments Die Set
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Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set
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Artists' Watercolor Brushes – Round
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Crafter’s Essential Stamping Mat
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Dark Gray Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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Pale Gray Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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Jet Black Cardstock (15 sheets/set)
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Embossing Ink
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Nandini April 7, 2021 - 16:43

Beautiful! The flowers look amazing! I love this new set.

Vickie S Davis April 7, 2021 - 16:47

Beautiful card and another fantastic set from Altenew!

Janelle Stone April 7, 2021 - 17:14

This is why you’re my fave crafter to watch, Therese. You make me want to try different things. Really… black water colour, to make white flowers! Lol. Just love your gorgeous card, thank you!

dorothyayotte April 7, 2021 - 17:38

This is a wonderful blog hop! I love this Cistus die set and I think it is one of the most beautiful BAF sets I’ve seen. There are so many amazing cards made- I can’t wait to get this set!

apalmer2019 April 7, 2021 - 17:41

Love the card and the idea of color your own flower coloring. Great set, awaiting for mine to arrive.

Meghan Kennihan April 7, 2021 - 17:54

I Love all the Craft-a-flowers! But this one is FABULOUS! I love the gradient cardstocks too! BEAUTIFUL!

dejantoi April 7, 2021 - 17:59

Just love the ingenuity here at Altenew! Everytime I think I’m finished, I’ve only just begun!

Marisela Delgado April 7, 2021 - 18:08

Such beautiful cards.

Sharon Dolan April 7, 2021 - 18:19

Love this set. Your color choices are interesting. You are broadening my creativity!

Kailash April 7, 2021 - 18:36

Gorgeous card, love it!

Ann H. April 7, 2021 - 18:51

One of the prettiest die sets yet!

Maureen Reiss April 7, 2021 - 18:52

Such a Beautiful card!!! My craft a flower kit is my favorite every month!!

DonnaLee Williams April 7, 2021 - 18:53

I am truly enjoying my subscription to the Craft A Flower products. These dies are fabulous. And I look forward each month to the blog hop and delight in all of the creative ways your design team uses the dies!

Sherry Shumay April 7, 2021 - 19:10

I love that white shading on the flower, so pretty!! Definitely makes a beautiful statement.

Angie Baumer April 7, 2021 - 20:30

Beautiful card! I love this set! Great job!

Mary Ann Merrill April 7, 2021 - 22:23

The white to cream to yellow is a knock out!

Pyng L April 7, 2021 - 23:49

What a beautiful flower ! I love this card – so elegant!

mypapercraftworld April 8, 2021 - 01:02

A gorgeous new CAF … and such a beautiful card … elegant and so chic! Anita :)

Helen Kalb April 8, 2021 - 02:48

This is so absolutely lovely, I am breathless…

Andrea H April 8, 2021 - 03:51

Wow I watched your video last night (3am in the UK lol) and couldn’t get over how easy you put this card together! Your watercolouring is perfect and I loved the design. I don’t know how to follow your blog but I’ve made a note of your link so I can find you easily.
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card. X X

Bev Karolak April 8, 2021 - 04:39

Beautiful card Therese! I love the new papers. 🥰

Cathy W. April 8, 2021 - 04:49

Another beautiful card. The black is awesome.

Sue McRae April 8, 2021 - 06:24

What a gorgeous flower! Love the elegance of the white-on-white layering!

flanx April 8, 2021 - 07:39

Always impressed by the CAF die sets and the design team’s interpretations!! All beautiful but Agnieszka Malyszek’s design in just amazing!!

Annette Hindes April 8, 2021 - 08:17

So pretty! Love the gradient colors!

Mary Pizzimenti April 8, 2021 - 08:28

Such a clever design, making some beautiful flowers.

Berina April 8, 2021 - 11:17

Such a beautiful flower!! Love the colors you have used!!

Andre M. April 8, 2021 - 11:49

This is a beauty, this is a new-to-me flower that’s oh so lovely!

M.FATEMA April 8, 2021 - 12:42

Simple yet striking card!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Subhashini S April 8, 2021 - 13:26

Yet another stunner by Altenew!! As beautiful as could be

Shawn M. April 8, 2021 - 13:38

Love your card!

Pai M April 8, 2021 - 13:54

LOVE this set!!!

Janice Berbin April 8, 2021 - 15:02

The new cardstock is beautiful!

Jade McClung April 8, 2021 - 15:16

So pretty! What a versatile and lovely die cut!

Sharon Gullikson April 8, 2021 - 17:05

I like the white on white. and the only mostly colored leave with white peeking out. I am excited to see more…

Bunny Hoyle April 8, 2021 - 17:52

Thank you for the hop. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us to view.

Sandy Knecht April 8, 2021 - 18:22

Fabulous card and stamp set.

Patt H. April 8, 2021 - 20:43

Another gorgeous Altenew set! I love, love, love that stunning flower!

Nicki Baxley April 8, 2021 - 21:01

This card is gorgeous and so excited about these new flowers!

Liz O. April 8, 2021 - 23:33

This is a gorgeous CAF set, love the soft coloration you added to the pretty blooms. Thanks for the inspiration Therese!

Vee April 9, 2021 - 08:22

Stunning!!! Wow, absolutely love it!

Marianne Barone April 9, 2021 - 09:12

Beautiful card and set!

Debbie Witt April 9, 2021 - 09:19

Very striking card! (Hi from Freeland, Michigan)

Mirella Rogan April 9, 2021 - 12:01

Beautiful, love that die set, and the cardstock sets sure do make the layering job easier!

Elizabeth Marsh April 9, 2021 - 12:22

Thanks for the beautiful example and for the chance to win a prize!

kjwinston April 9, 2021 - 12:44

I recently bought 2 CAF sets and I am dying over them! The results are just gorgeous and they are so versatile — everything you do to the pieces gives you a different look. I love this set!

Miriam Prantner April 9, 2021 - 14:46

I am really loving this month’s crat a flower and, and that white on white flower look is so stunning!

Lauryne Cunningham April 9, 2021 - 16:00

What a gorgeous flower! I’m in love with Therese’s card!

Linda Conway April 9, 2021 - 18:16

Your card is beautiful in its simplicity of white on white and just the right accents! Thank you

Cheryl Cain April 9, 2021 - 20:50

Therese, I love this card, the way you shaded it gently with the gray and how the top white layers add a highlight effect. If I was to use one word to describe this, I would have to say “gentle”.

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