Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes)

by Erum Tasneem

April 2021 Blog Hop

Hello friends! Erum here, and I welcome you to another fabulous Altenew release and blog hop, the Suddenly Spring Blog Hop!

Let's not keep you waiting, shall we? Look at all the amazing goodness Altenew has come up with for you!

It's suddenly spring! The long winter is over, and warmer days are ahead. This release celebrates the season with fabulous florals, leaves and swirls, a cheerful mantel display, and a die inspired by water reflections. A truly unique and innovative banner die and versatile sentiments finish off the release. We can't wait to see what you create – happy crafting!

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Check out our new stand-alone dies and foam tape HERE!


Check out this quick unboxing video to see the creative possibilities of our NEW products! You may also watch this on YouTube HERE.

And to jump-start your creativity, I have several projects + a video to share with you. Let's begin the party!!!

Project 1: Whimsical Garden and Fancy Kisses

Altenew Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set and Fancy Kisses Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

As you can see, my first card is an odd combination, but I really wanted to use as many dies as I could in this release so I combined the two together :) The card features the Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set and the Fancy Kisses Die.

Altenew Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set and Fancy Kisses Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I added a light color wash of rainbow colors on A2 Watercolor Cardstock using the paints from the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set. Once this was dry, I added splatters of white chalk paint and black paint.

Altenew Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set and Fancy Kisses Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Next, I die cut the outline dies out of cream-colored cardstock and the base layers out of vellum. You cant see the vellum, but it's there and adds a nice softness to the card.

Altenew Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set and Fancy Kisses Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

The Fancy Kisses Die was also die cut out of the same cream-colored cardstock. For interest, I added a gold glitter offset to it. To finish, I adhered a few Antique Gold Sequins.

Project 2: Mini Flower Cluster and Circular Elements

Altenew Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set + Circular Elements Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I used the Gradient Cardstock to die cut the Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set. I like how easy it is to create a quick card with this set. But of course, I have to complicate things for myself and can't be satisfied with CAS cards. Therefore, I chose to die-cut a panel using one of the dies from the Circular Elements Dies.

Altenew Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set + Circular Elements Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I am still using the leftover butterflies from the Radial Butterflies Cover Die from that one project I made a while ago. Can you imagine that? In the photos, it shows that my green watercolor doesn't match my leaves. But you know me right? I wouldn't let that happen, so that did NOT happen. It matches perfectly and goes well with the leaves in person ;) Take my word for it. Please.

Altenew Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set + Circular Elements Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

To finish, I added some controlled splatters with a black marker.

Project 3: Mantel Decor Spring Die

Altenew Mantel Decor Spring Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Look, Altenewees! My version of a clean and simple card! All that white space. I am SO proud of myself :D My card features the elements from the Mantel Decor: Spring Die Set.

Altenew Mantel Decor Spring Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

If you know, I don't have the Halftone Nesting Circles, and I always forget to order them and end up cutting my circles by hand. So here is a hand-cut circle which I dry embossed using the Organic Line 3D Embossing Folder.

Altenew Mantel Decor Spring Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I adhered it onto my card base with foam tape. Over it, I arranged and adhered the watercolored elements. Then, I stamped the sentiment from the Sentiments Strips 2 Stamp Set in Obsidian Pigment Ink. To finish, I adhered a few Satin Gold Sequins.

Project 4: Decorative Swirls and 3D Baner Die

Altenew Decorative Swirls and 3D Banner Die Set Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Before I begin, I have to tell you that I got the banner wrong on my card. But I had SO MUCH FUN creating this card, you guys!! SO MUCH FUN!! I even filmed it! Because I knew it would be something mesmerizing to watch later at high speed! So yeah! It was messy watercolor goodness, I tell you!

My card features the Decorative Swirls Die Set and the 3D Banner Die Set. I only used the two gorgeous leaves from the Decorative Swirls Die Set. For this, I colored a whole 9×12 cardstock from the 9 x 12 Watercolor Cardstock Pad. I used a bunch of Watercolor Brush Markers and Liquid Watercolors. I can list the liquid Watercolors as I only have a few, and I only used two of them: Ultraviolet and Ultramarine (both SO GORGEOUS). Then I also added splatters of the bright green from the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set, Iridescent Shimmer Ink spray, and Metallic 14 Pan Watercolors.

Altenew Decorative Swirls and 3D Banner Die Set Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Once dry, I die cut a whole bunch of leaves and set them aside to work on my card front. Do you see the brushed metal look to my background? It is so cool! I used the Jet Black and the Silver Metallic Watercolor Brush Markers to get the look. Once the panel was dry, I adhered the leaves.

Next, I stamped the sentiment and adhered the banner onto the card front.

Project 5: Mini Flower Cluster 2.0 + a VIDEO

Altenew Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set + Garden Trellis Cover Di | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

When you are having fun, why not create one more project?! Absolutely!

So you have seen me share several videos showcasing layering florals that I often watercolor. In this one, too, I will watercolor my florals, but it's a tad different.

As I had to die cut so many floras to make my floral garden, I needed to think of an efficient way. I cut 4 panels out of 9 x 12 Watercolor Cardstock. These ended up measuring 3″ x 9″ and would fit perfectly in my Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine. But I ended up using my other machine as I couldn't find my metal shim.

Next, Panel 1 needs to be the darkest so I started by applying water and then applied Ruby Red and Purple Wine pigment from the Watercolor Brush Markers. For Panel 2, I applied a lighter concentration of the same pigments. And for the third panel, I used up the leftover pigment on the watercolor palette and also added a bit of Rouge Watercolor Brush Marker pigment to add a bit of a coral hue.

Altenew Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set + Garden Trellis Cover Di | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For my fourth panel, I started by applying water just like all the panels and then Emerald, then Just Green, and Lime Watercolor Brush Marker Pigment. I kept this mostly towards the top of the panel. Then I used a wet paintbrush to create an ombre look. Once all my panels were done, I dried them with my heat tool.

Now, I wanted to switch up all my layers and not follow any rule of dark to light or vice-versa. Therefore, once dry, I adhered Double Sided Adhesive Sheets behind my panels. Then I die cut all my floral layers out of all the pink panels. Next, I adhered the layers randomly, switching them up.

So, as you can see, some of my flowers will have darker top-most layers and lighter bases, and vice-versa. This added to the variation without the extra work of additional watercolor.

Altenew Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set + Garden Trellis Cover Di | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I added a light color wash of Just Green pigment to the card front and then adhered the Garden Trellis Die with Glue Tape. Over it, I placed the florals after removing their backing. After this, I added white chalk paint splatters and then stamped the sentiment.


You can watch the process video below or on YouTube.


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Here are TWO ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically.

  • Get a FREE brand-new Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Die Release Bundle. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand-new Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 04/19/2021 through 04/21/2021. Shop HERE!

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$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 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 04/25/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/27/2021.

Blog Hop!

Your first stop on the hop is the one and only Nathalie DeSousa. Below is the complete hop list for your convenience. Don’t forget to leave a comment on every stop of the hop!

Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Emily Midgett

Amanda Baldwin

Amber Rain Davis

Michelle Short

Therese Calvird

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Laurie Willison

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Kymona Tracey

Carol Hintermeier

Nicole Watt

Joylita Dsouza

Keren Baker


Reiko Tsuchida

Sandhya Iyer


Agnieszka Małyszek

Teresa Litchfield

Tenia Nelson

Svitlana Shayevich

Terri Koszler

Tricia Schaden

Yoonsun Hur


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Gayle Hicks April 22, 2021 - 10:33 PM

Just love those mini flower cluster cards. Thanks for the video.

Pauline Abeysekera April 22, 2021 - 11:24 PM

Great selection of cards to showcase this release! I love your CAS card – good for you!

Andre M. April 23, 2021 - 1:08 PM

So many gorgeous cards with these fun new products!

shawninaz April 23, 2021 - 10:11 PM

Erum it’s so fun reading through and seeing all of your beautiful creations, you always inspire me! I loved this release so much I ordered the bundle, wow can’t wait to start creating!

SSchmidt April 24, 2021 - 9:19 AM

Got to have that banner die. Love the cards

Kathy April 24, 2021 - 9:30 AM

The new release is so beautiful. I love the stand alone die – trellis. Can’t wait to add to my collection

Sandy Booth April 24, 2021 - 9:33 AM

Love those little mini dower die cuts!!! The whole release is awesome!

Sharon Schatzke April 24, 2021 - 9:37 AM

Beautiful products!

Kathy T April 24, 2021 - 9:39 AM

I just bought the sentiment strips die set. I think this will be such a unique die to have!
Love the new Spring release. It is so uplifting to see the beautiful sentiments and card ideas!!

Sharon Schatzke April 24, 2021 - 9:42 AM

Absolutely inspiring!

Cindy C. April 24, 2021 - 9:49 AM

I love the title of this release! And it sure conveys the message of Spring!

Kathleen Groot April 24, 2021 - 9:52 AM

I love the layered stamp sets bd just learned a trick for easier place,ent. Can’t wait to try my new Altenew stamps and get the beautiful results meant for these floral stamps.

Lubin Helen April 24, 2021 - 9:57 AM

Beautiful card. Thanks for the video!

BeverlyBL April 24, 2021 - 10:08 AM

Love the visit my crafting Stash site. Hadn’t noticed it before. Genius idea!

So many beautiful cards. Can’t wait to get started. Have my gradient CS and a couple of layering dies.

Ann Hilton April 24, 2021 - 10:44 AM

Love the mini cluster flower die and the banner die/sentiment set and a lot of other Altenew products!

Tammy Perkins April 24, 2021 - 10:46 AM

LOVE this!!!!

Shelley Schultz April 24, 2021 - 11:06 AM

Thanks for the chance! I love your products

Stephanie Basile April 24, 2021 - 11:17 AM

Love the Whimsical Garden die!

LORRAINE DIILIO April 24, 2021 - 11:26 AM

If I could choose only one item (never happened yet) from this set it would be 3D Banner Set; already in my wish list for next order.

Leslie Thompson April 24, 2021 - 11:48 AM

Oh boy. I’m in trouble. *reaching for credit card*

Karina Davis April 24, 2021 - 12:18 PM

I love the gold foil die cut over the watercolor background! That’s so beautiful!

Jen Aultman April 24, 2021 - 12:37 PM

So many beautiful things in this release… As always!

khcamp April 24, 2021 - 12:37 PM

Beautiful cards. The release is so awesome.

FRANCES REID April 24, 2021 - 12:49 PM

Always anxious to see the new release from Altenew. I especially love the Fancy Kisses die and the Whimiscal Garden Layering Die Set.

Jacinda April 24, 2021 - 1:23 PM

Beautiful release and inspirations!

Maureen Wong April 24, 2021 - 1:35 PM

Loved Erum’s video!! In case you don’t have just the right colors of cardstock, you can paint your own – what a great idea! And you get that watercolor look in addition!

Denise Sullivan April 24, 2021 - 2:46 PM

All of your cards are beautiful and it was so fun to read your descriptions of your work. You really made it seem easy to recreate your wonderful cards. Thank you!

Lurdez Castello April 24, 2021 - 2:48 PM

Such an awesome bundle. Eye candy, eye candy!!!!!

Sandy Phillips April 24, 2021 - 3:35 PM

Spring is always a favorite!

Margaret Jordan Brown April 24, 2021 - 4:00 PM

Love the Kisses card!

Ann April 24, 2021 - 4:01 PM

Love the mini cluster flowers!

Katrina April 24, 2021 - 4:43 PM

I LOVE the Whimsical Garden Layering die set! Another great release – you guys are so talented!!

Wanda K Glenn April 24, 2021 - 5:08 PM

Everything is fantastic!

annette3478 April 24, 2021 - 6:11 PM

These are beautiful cards. These products look lovely. I really like the swirls set.

Rochelle Dalton April 24, 2021 - 6:19 PM

The cluster card using the stand alone flowers is absolutely stunning!! I HAD to watch the video to see how it was made.

M.FATEMA April 24, 2021 - 6:31 PM

Love the new flower cluster dies and gorgeous cards as always!

Sue D April 24, 2021 - 7:52 PM

Wonderful dies and cards. Dies make it so easy to make cards.

kellenamo April 24, 2021 - 7:55 PM

Love that dark background with the leaves!

Amy Cooley April 24, 2021 - 8:21 PM

The new products look fabulous! I’m especially excited about the massive roll of foam tape!

Janice Berbin April 24, 2021 - 9:41 PM

Love the watercolor leaves!

Cynthia Johnson April 24, 2021 - 10:17 PM

My favorite is the fancy “Kisses” die!

Paula Penninella April 25, 2021 - 12:19 AM

I love this release. So much inspiration and fun.

scrappingsweetpea April 25, 2021 - 1:41 AM

I love absolutely everything in this release! Altenew, you’re making me poor LOL

momentsofcrafting April 25, 2021 - 3:47 AM

These inspiration cards are truly amazing!! These stand alone dies are a wonderful mix suitable for all occasions!! :)

Phyllis Miller April 25, 2021 - 6:06 AM

Can’t wait to check out them all.

Pai April 25, 2021 - 8:56 AM

lovely! i love the mini flower clusters!

Amy Brown April 25, 2021 - 9:50 PM

What a wonderful batch of cards for this hop! I’m so inspired!

Vickie S Davis April 26, 2021 - 4:25 PM

Such a fun technique and video.

Cheryl Dietrich April 27, 2021 - 10:12 AM

How wonderful are all these. They are perfect for my simplistic cards

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