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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apalmer2019 February 8, 2021 - 9:11 PM

Looks like a lovely layering set. So many colorful options. Off to some happy hops for sure with the designers.

Donna February 8, 2021 - 9:12 PM

Your layering flower die sets are always so lovely!

Marilyn Haselbauer February 8, 2021 - 9:19 PM

Simply lovin’ it!

Stacey Kowbel February 8, 2021 - 10:33 PM

Such a pretty flower! And fabulous inspiration!

Angelin Kachor February 8, 2021 - 10:51 PM

Beautiful cards!

Priya Venkat February 8, 2021 - 11:17 PM

This flower is beautiful. The leaves are so delicate and I really like that too.

Deborah February 8, 2021 - 11:32 PM

Thank you Altenew for giving away your great products. Those although spring I can see being used all year round with different colors.
Thank for sharing for card.

Liz Kuhn February 8, 2021 - 11:52 PM

So lovely! The dark green and gold is such a beautiful combination! Looking forward to all the talent on the blogs 🥰

glspmichael February 9, 2021 - 12:26 AM

I love this set and can see a lot of ways to use it with prior releases as well.

Pauline Abeysekera February 9, 2021 - 12:31 AM

Beautiful card and beautiful CAF set!

Lori Lewis February 9, 2021 - 8:27 AM

Exciting color choices

Maureen Hampshire February 9, 2021 - 9:37 AM

I’m loving being a member of the CAF die sets and I’m only 2 months in! What a beautiful card, looking forward to creating some of my own!

Sheila February 9, 2021 - 1:55 PM

Absolutely beautiful design. But of course, I can’t think of an Altenew stamp that isn’t. ❤️

Cyndi Morris February 9, 2021 - 4:21 PM

I absolutely love Altenew’s Craft-A-Flower sets and this one is wonderful. I have the Stunning Cosmos Stamp set and it would make a lovely background for these gorgeous Craft-A-Flower dies.

Angela Restad February 9, 2021 - 9:01 PM

Great blog hope I love the all the inspiration and idea I get from each and everyone’s blog. Cannot wait to get this in the mail!

Sue D February 9, 2021 - 9:21 PM

Cosmos are one of my favorite flowers to grow.

Lauryne Cunningham February 9, 2021 - 11:21 PM

I love that gorgeous green background- the flowers really pop! What a pretty addition to the CAF collection!

Neha Choudhary February 10, 2021 - 3:58 AM

Lovely new collection. Simply love the colour pops that these elements bring to any project.

Julie Greaves February 10, 2021 - 4:16 AM

The Cosmos is a beautiful flower and comes in so many different colors. Can’t wait to see what each of the talented designers has in store for us. This layering set is lovely and sure to be a winner. Thanks Altenew! :)

nkrodeberg February 10, 2021 - 9:14 AM

I first noticed this beautiful die set on IG and had to head over to check out all the wonderful artists and their creations. Stunning!

Mirella Rogan February 10, 2021 - 11:24 AM

These are beautiful, I love cosmos!

Yasmine Omar February 10, 2021 - 2:58 PM

So Gorgeous!

Barbara A Van Meter February 10, 2021 - 4:02 PM

Love your mix of colors

Karen L K February 10, 2021 - 7:18 PM

Wow what I great card! Those flowers look great on that dark green! I would not think of that but it looks so good!

Brandee February 10, 2021 - 8:23 PM

Stunning background with this set!

Shari February 10, 2021 - 8:28 PM

Can’t wait to try this one!!!

Gail February 10, 2021 - 8:30 PM

Love the colors. Beautiful flowers!

Kristine Nyhan February 10, 2021 - 8:41 PM

Such a beautiful set!

Karen Edmonds February 10, 2021 - 8:45 PM

Love cosmos and love this set!

Marcia Fellner February 10, 2021 - 8:47 PM

This die set it amazing – your color choices bring the flowers to life.

Kirsty Elbert-Armstrong February 10, 2021 - 9:04 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. Every card is beautiful.

Karen Parker February 10, 2021 - 9:06 PM

Who doesn’t love a cosmos? This is such a pretty die set. Emily’s card is so fresh and pretty, can almost feel

Susan Carter February 10, 2021 - 9:11 PM

I love the layered cosmo flower. Thank you for this opportunity.

Mary Jo A February 10, 2021 - 9:23 PM

Wasn’t so sure I was going to like the layered flower but after seeing all the ideas I’m onboard any they are very lovely.

Renita wade February 10, 2021 - 10:21 PM

Such a beautiful idea! Layers and more layers ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Michelle C February 10, 2021 - 10:37 PM

Another absolutely beautiful craft a flower!

Cindy H. February 10, 2021 - 10:51 PM

Gorgeous card! Love how the base is same color as the foliage….very different. TYFS ❤️🦋💜

Kimberly Mitchell Glenn February 10, 2021 - 11:10 PM

Beautiful flowers!

Diana Cable February 10, 2021 - 11:21 PM

I love the peach/orange cosmos!!! A beautiful set!

Leigh Gardner February 10, 2021 - 11:26 PM

These floral are almost like floral fireworks

Debbie February 11, 2021 - 9:03 AM

The dies are amazing. Love the florals.

kjwinston February 11, 2021 - 4:05 PM

Okay, this Craft a Flower knocks my socks off. I have Cosmos in my yard and I love them. Might have to get this!!!

Claire Sherer February 11, 2021 - 5:45 PM

Love this Cosmos layering set…so different from the normal roses, peonies, daisies.

Lavina February 11, 2021 - 5:54 PM

I love cosmos flowers and the dies add an amazing additional dimension of creativity.

Libby Templeton February 11, 2021 - 8:20 PM

I love this Cosmos layering set!! So many options :-)

Michele W February 12, 2021 - 1:32 AM

Another wonderful layering die set! Love the look of those beautiful flowers against the dark green background of Emily’s card. The touch of gold is perfect.

Taniya February 12, 2021 - 3:48 AM

What a beautiful die set!! Love the colours of the card.

Janice Berbin February 12, 2021 - 2:16 PM

You can’t go wrong with flowers!

Jody February 12, 2021 - 6:30 PM

I’m a crafter on a budget but I have to have this! Cosmos are beautiful and so are the cards being created!

Maria C F February 13, 2021 - 7:49 AM

Altenew does it again with another gorgeous floral set.

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