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

by Emily

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Hi, there! Emily Midgett here with you today sharing some inspiration using our newest Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos Layering Die Set!! These wonderful layered floral die sets are so versatile and so very detailed, and you can come up with tons of different ways to create the variations of color on each layer!

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!

caf scaled 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. caf 1

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

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Ready to add our new Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos Layering Die Set to your collection? Then, take advantage of our subscription promotion.

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For this project, I kept things relatively simple, allowing the details on the blooms themselves to really shine from a deep green background. Let's get started with the details!

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I began by creating the flowers from Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos Layering Die Set using three different shades of coral cardstock: light, medium, and dark, as well as some foliage cut from some deep green cardstock. These dies are so easy to put together, made even simpler when referencing the color layering guide included in the packaging for each die set. I adhered all of the layers using liquid adhesive, adding some bright yellow centers to maintain a fairly realistic aesthetic.

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Then, I trimmed down an A2 card base from the same deep green cardstock from which I cut the foliage. I used the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan set to flick some random, artistic gold speckles on the card base, which adds a bit of shine as well as some interesting texture and helps to differentiate the background from the foliage. I kept the card base the same color as the foliage to make certain that those beautiful Cosmos blooms popped off of the page!

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Next, I adhered the Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos die-cut blooms in a cluster using foam adhesive, and then added the foliage using liquid adhesive. I only adhered the very center of each foliage die-cut, and then curled up the edges of each leaf to help make them pop up off of the background a bit and add even more texture to the card front. I added a Simply Hello die-cut, which I cut from some matte gold metallic foil, again using foam adhesive. Finally, I added a few metallic gold gems to help complete the “rule of three” for the metallic accents.

Well, that's all for my project today! Now, to celebrate this release, we have a blog hop full of inspiration and prizes!

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Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/12/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/15/2021.

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 Terri Koszler.

Hop List

Altenew Card Blog

Terri Koszler


Nathalie DeSousa

Tina Smith

Therese Calvird

Preeti Chandran

Rosie Neustaedter

Michelle Short

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Verity Biddlecombe

Justine Hovey

Erum Tasneem

Kelly Griglione

Anna Mahtani

Laurie Willison

Amanda Baldwin

Emily Midgett

Christine Pennington


Tenia Nelson

Teresa Litchfield

Karen Brown


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Vickie Davis February 7, 2021 - 6:08 PM

Another great die set and such beautiful colors on your card!

Renee February 7, 2021 - 6:13 PM

This is a beautiful layering set and with cosmos, the possibilities are endless!

Sheri Kempke February 7, 2021 - 6:23 PM

Very pretty–what a lovely new layering set from Altenew!

Kamodio February 7, 2021 - 6:31 PM

Such a great rendition of Cosmos! Lots of possibilities with this set.

Kelly W. February 7, 2021 - 6:46 PM

Love this beautiful card! The colors are stunning together with the pretty peach and dark green background! ❤️❤️❤️ Love this dainty gorgeous flower!

ava gavloski February 7, 2021 - 6:53 PM

Cosmo layering is very pretty.

Melanie K February 7, 2021 - 7:11 PM

I love these dies and inspiration! The peach on dark green is just gorgeous.

wanda B smith February 7, 2021 - 7:27 PM

These dies are beautiful and look like a lot of fun to work with!

Michelle Pokorny February 7, 2021 - 7:30 PM

Absolutely stunning colors for this card. Pure love!!!

Marisela Delgado February 7, 2021 - 8:23 PM

So beautiful, Emily! Just gorgeous! 💜

Joy Meadows February 7, 2021 - 8:24 PM

A very pretty card, Emily! Love the colors you used.

Susanbcards February 7, 2021 - 9:07 PM

So spring-like, so beautiful! Love the gradient cardstock!

llong932 February 7, 2021 - 9:20 PM

Cosmos are like comfort food for the eyes! These are very realistic in their uniqueness.

Amy Barker February 7, 2021 - 9:25 PM

This is just beautiful!

Greta H February 7, 2021 - 9:38 PM

This is one of my favorite sets–beautiful! And so is your card!

Nandini February 7, 2021 - 10:14 PM

Love the new CAF set. It is an absolute must-have! And thanks for the amazing blog hop. The DT inspiration is awesome! Never would’ve thought to use a single die-set in so many different ways!

Meghan Kennihan February 7, 2021 - 10:19 PM

These are my favorite! I LOVE the Craft-A-Flower dies and this Cosmos is SOOOOO COOL!

Lisa February 7, 2021 - 11:12 PM

Very pretty die set – it’s nice seeing all the different ways the same set is used by different people.

Cosmos is one of my mom’s favorite flowers, so they always remind me of her. :-)

Lois K February 7, 2021 - 11:32 PM

Beautiful cards. Another pretty die set.

Kim Walth February 8, 2021 - 12:34 AM

I fell in love with this die set the minute I saw it and placed my order! Can’t wait to get it!

dorothyayotte February 8, 2021 - 12:52 AM

Wow, what a wonderful new die set! I am amazed that you can keep coming out with more. This is one of my favorite CAF sets. The leaves are so delicate and the flowers have such interesting, fun layered shapes. Every card on this hop is so lovely! I have confidence I could do the same with this set!

Brandi Case February 8, 2021 - 12:56 AM

I love the shades of coral on that dark green. Very nice!

Kristine Boydstun February 8, 2021 - 2:24 AM

Simply gorgeous!!

Denise M Freeman February 8, 2021 - 2:39 AM

Love your card Emily – very nice! Great release too Altenew, Thanks, Denise

Renee Rodriguez February 8, 2021 - 3:18 AM

Love your new die set as the Cosmos flower is actually one of my favorites so I so want this set. The gradient colored paper used for the flowers on the dark green card stock is a beautiful contrast and I love the gold accent word and paint splatters!! Thanks for this giveaway!

JesusRedeemed February 8, 2021 - 3:29 AM

Such a lovely die set that creates stunning cards! TFS!

Yuliya M February 8, 2021 - 4:16 AM

The flower looks so real! It’s a great card! I would love to create something like this!

Dina Anber February 8, 2021 - 6:38 AM

what a lovely die set ! I love cosmos flowers so much. And the colors of this card are stunning.

momentsofcrafting February 8, 2021 - 6:44 AM

These cosmos flowers are stunning! Such a clever layering set! Well done!!

Theresa L vinson February 8, 2021 - 8:28 AM

Another gorgeous die set to put on my wish list.

Lori February 8, 2021 - 8:39 AM

Beautiful card!
Love this new release from Altenew!
Thanks for sharing.

Vikki H February 8, 2021 - 10:05 AM

Ah, Emily, I loved your color choices today! This flower will be a favorite for sure.

Lindsey Fabian February 8, 2021 - 10:07 AM

Dear Altenew,
How do you come up with so many different ideas every month? Amazing! You keep my mind active. Which is a very good thing at my age. 🤟

Sharon Gullikson February 8, 2021 - 10:14 AM

Oh, I really love this die set. It is different from all the others, and I think that I will need it….

Tara Prince February 8, 2021 - 11:19 AM

so very pretty!!

Shawn Harcrow February 8, 2021 - 11:26 AM

Love these color choices!

Deepa Lakshman February 8, 2021 - 11:27 AM

This is a beautiful card. Love the rich tones of the green and such a pretty flower too.

beccab33324 February 8, 2021 - 11:27 AM

Not only do I love the flower, but even the leaves are pretty! Lovely card.

M.FATEMA February 8, 2021 - 11:29 AM

Wow!! What a lovely new CAF set and an absolutely gorgeous card!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Rosali February 8, 2021 - 11:37 AM

These are gorgeous!! I looove Cosmea flowers so I was super happy to see you come out with this set! And the layering didn’t disappoint, I adore all of Altenew’s 3D dies!

Amy Adams February 8, 2021 - 1:38 PM

Wish the Cosmos in my garden were as pretty as these!!! Mine always get stepped on my by giant fur babies!

Sadia Ashraf February 8, 2021 - 2:25 PM

By seeing the beautiful flower structure of the dies and all the dt projects I feel this is a must have dies. It’s truly beautiful.

Mallory D February 8, 2021 - 4:39 PM

I love this!

Isabel Z February 8, 2021 - 4:47 PM

LOVE Altenew’s version of this beautiful flower.

Alexandra February 8, 2021 - 5:04 PM

So pretty! I love the dark green with the gold, it is such a nice colour combination!

Darlene De Sario February 8, 2021 - 5:08 PM

The set is , as always, beautiful. The card also is very lovely, love the touch of gold.

Bobby Hagen February 8, 2021 - 5:23 PM

I’m so glad you turned the Cosmos into a Craft-a-flower.

Astrid van Beusekom February 8, 2021 - 5:35 PM

Love this new flower

C February 8, 2021 - 6:12 PM

This new die set is absolute stunning what a beauty!!!😍😍😍
Altenew is my most favorite site/shop for al the crea stuff. But this is absolute my favorite i hope it come’s also in the Netherlands. ❤

Sue February 8, 2021 - 6:28 PM

Another one to add to my flower collection. 😍

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