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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Connie Griffin October 21, 2020 - 11:24 AM

I so love all the layered flowers in this set, Great video showing how to use them in home décor and love the look of the pieces watercolored!

Tarina Holloway October 21, 2020 - 12:00 PM

WOW, where does one begin with the shopping list! Beautiful new additions and inspirations, thank you!

Heather DePasquale October 21, 2020 - 12:20 PM

Beautiful cards. I usually don’t like layering dies but these are so life-like. The alphas are so functional. Great release… Fireplace! TFS Erum!

Sue D October 21, 2020 - 12:33 PM

Love crafting with dies.

Deepa LakshmN October 21, 2020 - 2:57 PM

I Love the Jumbo Garden Pick dies. I love the projects.created with it.

Maria C F October 21, 2020 - 4:44 PM

These are amazing! So glad I don’t have to pick a favorite!

lizbechtel69 October 21, 2020 - 6:37 PM

The Jumbo garden picks die set is SWOON, so amazing! I adore what I am seeing here and almost afraid to hop along; but not! Another great release Altenew!!!

Mirthe October 21, 2020 - 7:38 PM

Love it! Just bought a die cutting machine and can’t wait to try some of these out

Ummekulsum Kutub October 21, 2020 - 9:20 PM

Wow!!! I just cannot get over how awesome all the dies are! Stunning collection.

Bonnie E October 22, 2020 - 12:16 PM

I love seeing all these new die sets. I am also excited about the new glue pen – I hope it has a nice precision tip – that would be fabulous with all those gorgeous detail dies you have.

Giselaine Ellison October 22, 2020 - 2:06 PM

Love all of your creations with the new Altenew release. Awesome release.

Georgann S. October 22, 2020 - 3:52 PM

These die cut flowers are stunning. So versatile!

jcamp2020 October 22, 2020 - 3:58 PM

I love scrapbooking. I think this die set works on a scrapbooking page. Most stamps are too small. Your page is beautiful and simple.

Lori Lehnen October 22, 2020 - 7:27 PM

I am more amazed with each new release!
LOVE the tag dies, Cute add on for that special person!

Anneleise Hampson October 23, 2020 - 10:37 AM

What a lovely release. Definitely lots of inspiration with this wonderful hop!

Mary Holshouser October 23, 2020 - 12:08 PM

Love the layering dies. You get a lot
more depth to your flowers using them
(and it’s a lot easier). thanks for
having the hop

Sara Nelson October 23, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The jumbo garden dies are so beautiful… Lots of goodies!!!

Theresa R October 23, 2020 - 12:43 PM

So pretty. A spectacular release. The glue pen – yes. Please.

Karina D October 23, 2020 - 12:46 PM

Such unique products! These are absolutely beautiful!

Yvette Williams October 23, 2020 - 1:29 PM

Beautiful release.

dianezalusky October 23, 2020 - 1:45 PM

love the new flower dies. so versatile

Jenny D October 23, 2020 - 2:40 PM

Beautiful floral dies sets as usual!

Kelli Simpson October 23, 2020 - 2:47 PM

Lovely release for fall and winter. It is hard to decide what to order. Wish I could get it all. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa October 23, 2020 - 3:32 PM

Wow, can’t believe everything that is in this release. Would just love to win this.

Cynthia Wallbaum October 23, 2020 - 4:38 PM

I just love Altenew products and classes! They are full of so much creativity.

Lindar C October 23, 2020 - 5:46 PM

Very nice release, I like that your glue pen looks easier to squeeze.

Lori Lehnen October 23, 2020 - 6:03 PM

spectacular cards!

Kylie Z October 23, 2020 - 6:32 PM

SO many amazing new products!

Julie Greaves October 23, 2020 - 6:32 PM

I love all the Altenew products especially the layering stamps. The flowers are so realistic and really make my cards pop. I can’t get enough of them, I am slowly building up my stash of stamps and dies. Erum’s videos are so lovely and inspiring, she makes it look so easy – A very talented lady. Thanks Erum! Thank you Altenew for all the lovely products, also.

June Stengel October 23, 2020 - 7:19 PM

I LOVE the 3D floral dies! Now in Jumbo? WOW!! Thank you for placing the same layers on the same die so color layering is easier– and it fits in the Mini Blossom! BRILLIANT!

Barbara F. October 23, 2020 - 8:46 PM

Love these layering stamps- and I really like the watercolor card. So beautiful. TFS!

Marcia Morgenthaler October 23, 2020 - 10:43 PM

Love all the inspiration! I could look at these for hours!

Lydia Bagley October 24, 2020 - 12:57 AM

I just love the Altenew products, blogs, classes, examples…you name it. It’s fun to see what everyone is doing and I appreciate you, Altenew!

Sherie Black October 24, 2020 - 4:37 AM

An Altenew give away? Just amazing! Thank you for thinking of your customers.

Iggy October 24, 2020 - 6:50 AM

So many choices and the wish list grows!

Rosa October 24, 2020 - 9:13 AM

I am in love with the watercolor die set. You rock!

StampinElan October 24, 2020 - 10:24 AM

Love the new Altenew dies!

Victoria Milam October 24, 2020 - 10:31 AM

I would never have thought about using browns for flowers! But they are beautiful! I especially like the framed flowers! The flower dies just moved to the top of my wish list!

Evan October 24, 2020 - 12:47 PM

The fireplace die and additional add on for it are calling my name!

Cheryl B. October 24, 2020 - 6:15 PM

The Modern Fireplace has the fire box perspective I’ve been dreaming of. A must have!!!

Lee Miner October 25, 2020 - 2:53 PM

Thank you for all these wonderful examples and demos! Much as I love some of the layering flowers my favorite has to be the accessories to the fireplace set; wreath, candlesticks, stockings and all. Too cute, perfect for tags.

Chark October 25, 2020 - 3:43 PM

Great bloggers and projects!

Amelia October 25, 2020 - 6:21 PM

Lovely cards! Love those dies :)

Carmela Hubler October 25, 2020 - 10:18 PM

Love the fireplace dies! How cute is that.

Crimson Owl Creations October 25, 2020 - 10:35 PM

Wow! I just LOVE the amazing Jumbo garden Picks 3D! I think it’s my very favorite all year long! Thanks for some awesome new designs!

Scraps by Gracie December 17, 2020 - 9:19 AM

What a great release! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer Spence December 17, 2020 - 9:55 AM

Saving my pennies for the gorgeous jumbo garden picks set!

Roxanne Tellini December 17, 2020 - 9:56 AM

Love the rose die. It is so beautiful!

Anne Devin December 17, 2020 - 10:03 AM

Oh goodness! Is it a diagnosed illness to be dreaming of Jumbo Garden Picks? Asking for a friend. So gorgeous!

spilor December 17, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Thanks to you for organizing this hop. These items are beautiful and the things that can be created…! Wow! I can just imagine possibilities. Love the floral combos! Especially that Garden Picks set!
Lori in PA

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