Winter Essentials Stand-Alone Dies & Glue Pen Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Erum Tasneem

Altenew October 2020 Blog Hop Graphic

Hello there! Erum here! Welcome to Altenew Winter Essentials Blog Hop! I have a few projects to share with you, plus a video, so let's get started right away!

Altenew Winter Essentials Stand-Alone Dies and Glue Pen Release

You won't be able to resist adding some of these winter essentials to your stash! This release features amazing stand-alone dies including modern and versatile alphabet sets, gift tags, flowers, and even a fireplace to decorate as you wish! Words, sentiments, and an intricate panel die round out this seasonal release. We can't wait to see what you create!

Check out our new stand-alone dies HERE!

Unboxing Video!

Check out this quick unboxing video to see a closer look at each of the exciting new dies we have in this release:

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You may also watch the video over on our YouTube channel HERE.

Free Gift!

Before we get on with our card tutorial and blog hop, we have a FREE gift for you!

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From now until October 21, get our Winter Essentials Stand-Alone Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide for FREE with every order! The ideas and possibilities using our new stand-alone dies are endless with this exclusive booklet, and you definitely will not want to miss out on this deal!

Now, let's get on with our card tutorials and blog hop!

Watercolor Garden Die Set

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To begin, I die cut all the pieces of Watercolor Garden Die Set out of the Summer Afternoon Gradient Cardstock. There were a lot of pieces so I ended up making two cards! For the leaves, I used one of the browns from the Coffee Break Artist Marker Set to make the Paper Bag shade a tad darker than the one used on the flower. Then, I adhered all the die-cuts together.

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Before adhering the die-cuts onto the card front, I inked the border of my panel with Mountain Pine and Emerald Dye Inks. Once the floral arrangement was in place, I added splatters of gold from the 14 Pan Metallic Watercolor Set.

To finish, I adhered the Satin Gold Sequins.

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For my second card, I decided to use a cream-colored cardstock. And keep the arrangement simpler.

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So, I was able to create two cards out of one set of the die-cuts.

Essential Sentiment Strips Die Set

Altenew Essential Sentiments Strips Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

This is a super simple looking card but with my not-so-good measuring skills, I had trouble getting that panel cut straight. It still looks a bit wonky. But it's the message that counts! The die featured here is the Essential Sentiment Strips Die Set.

Altenew Essential Sentiments Strips Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

The top three colors are from the Gradient Cardstocks and the sentiment is from the Sincere Greetings Stamp Set. The card front is of Pale Gray Cardstock, another favorite of mine from Altenew.

Jumbo Garden Picks 3D Die Set

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You will find the video for this soon after the project photos end. Here we have the Jumbo Garden Picks 3D Die Set framed within the Thin Frames 3D Die Set.

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I used 24 Pan Artists' Watercolor to color the die-cuts. These were cut out of the 9×12 Watercolor Paper Pad. To color, I used the Red Cosmos, Warm and Cozy, and Tea Party Watercolors.

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After arranging the florals, I added fine splatters of white chalk paint.

You can watch the video below or on YouTube in HD.

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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/25/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 10/27/2020.

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Blog Hop!

Your first stop on the blog hop is the amazing Jennifer McGuire! Check out the full list below and make sure you stop by each blog!

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Norine Borys

Laura Bassen

Kelly Griglione

Therese Calvird

Jenny Colacicco

Vicky Papaioannou

Nathalie DeSousa

Keisha Charles

Amber Rain Davis

Emily Midgett

Virginia Lu

Amanda Baldwin

Jaycee Gaspar

Dana Joy

Lilith Eeckels


Tania Ahmed

Nenette S. Madero

Nicole Watt

Tenia Nelson

Reiko Tsuchida

Vicki Finger

Maryam Perez


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Watercolor Garden Layering Die Set
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Sincere Greetings Stamp Set
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Artist Markers Coffee Break Set
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Mountain Pine Crisp Dye Ink
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Emerald Crisp Dye Ink
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Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set
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Watercolor 36 Pan Set
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Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set
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Watercolor Paper Pad (9″x 12″)
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Pale Gray Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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deneen03 December 17, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Wow lots of fun to be had with these new goodies! Now I am off to hop along :)

Dwan Montgomery December 17, 2020 - 10:57 AM

I would be new to Altenew and would love to try out the see-thru card technique and dies!

Blyss Capell December 17, 2020 - 11:12 AM

I love the layering dies. So many ideas and so little time. I like how quickly they go together.

Mary Holshouser December 17, 2020 - 11:18 AM

Fun release. Great to have dies that don’t have
to coordinate with stamps. thanks for sharing

Barb Sabatini December 17, 2020 - 11:39 AM

I love the layered look of these dies!

Teres B December 17, 2020 - 1:55 PM

I LOVE these stand alone dies! Such a quick way to make beautiful cards :)

Martha Aschenbrenner December 17, 2020 - 2:06 PM

Love the new dies!

sgmom4 December 17, 2020 - 2:37 PM

Those Jumbo Garden Picks 3D dies are calling my name. Love them!

Mary Lamp December 17, 2020 - 2:40 PM

Awesome cards! The colors/dies used are so vibrant and yet very welcoming. Thanks got the idea/yips.

Donna Thompson December 17, 2020 - 2:56 PM

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the sentiment strips and the linear pathways dies! These are a great addition to my text dies for a new and different look.

Angie Latham December 17, 2020 - 3:04 PM

Love Altenew – especially their Obsidian Black Ink!!!

nkrodeberg December 17, 2020 - 4:25 PM

I love the floral layering sets, especially the Jumbo garden. Wow and to make it fine lined so we can do a bunch of the same color in different sizes as once is brilliant!

Margaret Breiter December 17, 2020 - 6:35 PM

Loving the new layering dies and those cool small background dies burlap twigged, lined…well I can’t remember the names yet but you get the message. Love 💗 them!

Geri S December 17, 2020 - 8:03 PM

Don’t know if I previously lest a comment as this looks like it ended in Oct! but I still think the stand alone dies are a fantastic idea with so much creativity possible in many ways and styles.

Maria E Harrington December 17, 2020 - 9:26 PM

I am new in altenew products and I love them I have a lot of the stamps and dies and stencils ❤️❤️

Naghma December 18, 2020 - 1:49 AM

beautiful work!

Sheryl P Cox December 18, 2020 - 5:11 PM

I love upping my card game.

_chevron2 December 18, 2020 - 5:28 PM

Another great release! lovely cards!!

Sandra Swayze December 18, 2020 - 6:45 PM

Thank you for another great release & another fun blog hop!

Laura Walls December 19, 2020 - 9:50 AM

So many dies and stamps! I don’t have enough time in the day to do all the crafting that I want to do!!

Marina December 20, 2020 - 2:33 AM

I love the sentiment sttips and the flowers, but these dies are all so beautiful!

klleach December 20, 2020 - 10:21 AM

Wow! So many beautiful ideas. The dies are awesome.

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