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

by Erum Tasneem

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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!

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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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Lagene October 19, 2020 - 9:31 AM

WOWZERS, I am in love with the Jumbo Garden Picks dies, gorgeous creations!

Alicia Harper October 19, 2020 - 9:32 AM

I love this entire set!! I cannot wait to get these! ❤️

Micha Bueno October 19, 2020 - 9:39 AM

That new Glue pen is amazing! I might have to buy that before anything else for sure.

Nicki Baxley October 19, 2020 - 9:43 AM

Excited about this release!

Kim Johnson October 19, 2020 - 9:49 AM

Love the new die release. The letters are fun and love they can be layered. The fireplace and accessory dies to compliment would make great Christmas cards. Love the the glue pen, I need to get one!

tamspiel October 19, 2020 - 9:58 AM

Awesome cards!

Anny Hale October 19, 2020 - 9:59 AM

I don’t even know how to choose! Everything is super! Love the new sentiment strips.

Jenna Batik October 19, 2020 - 10:00 AM

I am in love with the Jumbo Garden Picks Die and the Watercolor Garden Layering Die Set. I can’t wait to get my hands on them. Thanks for the amazing cards and inspiration. Your products are the best, Altenew.

Nicola G October 19, 2020 - 10:07 AM

Another beautify release

karla_yungwirth October 19, 2020 - 10:08 AM

Wow! Such a gorgeous release with awesome inspiration!!

Viv October 19, 2020 - 10:14 AM

Love the idea of flower layering without having to cut bits off yourself. Love the letter out lines too they are so different from standard out lines!

Debbie Wright October 19, 2020 - 10:18 AM

The glue pen look awesome, no more blobs of glue where you dont want them😁

Susan Babcock October 19, 2020 - 10:18 AM

Great video highlighting the new release! I love the Jumbo Garden dies and the Happy Holidays die, those are must haves for me. I’m going on the hop now to see the inspiration, love to see all the beautiful cards!

S. Gregg October 19, 2020 - 10:29 AM

Loving the new release! So many products to choose from, especially love the Jumbo Garden dies!

The Paper Orchard October 19, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Already placed my order. Terrific!

Beth Bice October 19, 2020 - 10:36 AM

Love the Jumbo Garden Picks example with the super bright colors!

Tana Keuck October 19, 2020 - 10:37 AM

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! I need it all!!!

Carol DuBois October 19, 2020 - 10:39 AM

Gorgeous release and beautiful cards.

Greta H October 19, 2020 - 10:41 AM

The flowers are beautiful & I love that you made them with plates instead of each individual die! Love the sentiment strips–probably going to be my first purchase! Clever tags, too–so fun to see the solid one as a card element!

Michele F October 19, 2020 - 10:44 AM

It’s Monday – I needed this beautiful distraction!! What a fabulous Winter release! There are several that MUST come home to mama, and your Design Team has demonstrated that beautifully!

Ashley Swan October 19, 2020 - 10:47 AM

What a beautiful release! Love all the cards!

Kim M Jacobs October 19, 2020 - 10:50 AM

What a great way to start my Monday! Love love love the fireplace. Those flowers are simply stunning…my wish list just got a whole lot longer.

justjingle October 19, 2020 - 10:53 AM

These are beautiful! What a great release! I really love the alphabet dies!!!

Vickie Davis October 19, 2020 - 10:59 AM

I love stand alone dies & this release is AMAZING!

Cricket October 19, 2020 - 11:01 AM

It is really nice to have your multi-step flowers and their corresponding dies for when I make cards.

barbara lassiter October 19, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Love the sentiment strips and the watercolor layering set! Oh and the glue pen, too! These are just for starters! LOL!

Brenda Aplin October 19, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Why an awesome release!! That large garden picks dies are beautiful!!

Andrea Fleming October 19, 2020 - 11:13 AM

Such a great collection. Love the cards.

Jan Metcalf October 19, 2020 - 11:15 AM

Gorgeous looks Altenew!

Peg Frushour October 19, 2020 - 11:26 AM

This release looks like it’s going to break MY bank! I love all of it!!

Sherri Little October 19, 2020 - 11:28 AM

Love that each layer of florals come on one die plate. Brilliant!

Stefanie Daughters October 19, 2020 - 11:34 AM

Love the flower dies!!

Avonlea October 19, 2020 - 11:35 AM

Oh my! What wonderful, colourful and inspiring ideas! I loooooove Erum’s first card! Fabulous colours and layering. The gold splatter is such a nice touch! I am most excited for the Jumbo Garden Picks and Watercolor Garden dies!

Andre M. October 19, 2020 - 11:45 AM

Gorgeous range of dies and such fantastic projects from the design team! oving the alphas and the Jumbo Garden Picks.

jessicashevonnescott October 19, 2020 - 12:01 PM

Oh I’m in trouble! Love all of these dies!

Patty A Eifert October 19, 2020 - 12:03 PM

Love this release! Love the little fire place set and layering flower sets. Love that they come in one plate!

Maureen Reiss October 19, 2020 - 12:06 PM

Wow!!! So many Amazing dies!!! The flower dies are a must have!!! Absolutely Gorgeous projects from everyone!!!

Linda BL October 19, 2020 - 12:12 PM

So many great new dies! The glue pen looks interesting as well. Love all of Erum’s cards and the decor piece.

Beverly Jordan October 19, 2020 - 12:18 PM

Wow! What’s not to love about these releases?!! I own the Garden Picks dies so this Jumbo set is even MORE gorgeous!! The Home decor piece is divine and my favorite!

KatherineS October 19, 2020 - 12:21 PM

Loving all these new dies, especially the florals. So versatile and they really add the wow factor to even the most simple card design.

Anonymous October 19, 2020 - 12:45 PM

wow..I see a lot of cool dies in this release…love way the layering dies are arranged such a good idea…and great cards…so many options..

Vicky O October 19, 2020 - 12:50 PM

Love the holiday dies! So versatile.

Dianna L Jacobs October 19, 2020 - 12:53 PM

Love the entire set! Amazing florals.

scrappyhourblog October 19, 2020 - 12:54 PM

Wow!! Great release!!

Sheri Kempke October 19, 2020 - 12:54 PM

What an awesome new die release–I love those large layering florals!

Jaycee Cooper October 19, 2020 - 1:08 PM

I LOVE the fireplace and mantel dies as well as the Happy Holiday words die. I think it’s such a great idea to create a plate to cut all floral/leave pieces out at the same time.

Mirella Rogan October 19, 2020 - 1:10 PM

Stunning, so many must haves!

bonnielovespurses October 19, 2020 - 1:11 PM

shockingly beautiful! Love the jumbo garden picks.

Crystal LeShae Evans October 19, 2020 - 1:11 PM

😍Love this amazing die release & all the beautiful creations for inspiration from all the amazing talented creators!😍 Now that the hubs bought me the die machine I can’t wait to add these to my collection as well! I am excited to try the gel pen, I really wish it was available last week when I ordered the makers & some of the ink pads! I am loving & enjoying every order; every product I have received from altenew! 😁

Jill R October 19, 2020 - 1:19 PM

Awesome! And love the die plates for each color…genius!

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