Craft-A-Flower: Orion Geranium Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

by Lydia Evans

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Hello Altenew friends, and welcome to the Altenew Craft-A-Flower release for January 2022! This month's featured flower is the Orion Geranium! Lydia here with a sample card to share along with some blog hop and giveaway details!

Craft-A-Flower: Orion Geranium

The Orion Geranium is the latest floral layering die set in the Craft-A-Flower subscription series. Craft-A-Flower layering 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 to add is colored cardstock and a die-cut machine!


This stunning die set features the lovely Orion geranium, an easy-to-assemble purple flower with 3 layers each for the petals and centers. The blooms come with a large two-layer leaf to help fill out your arrangements.


With this die set, you can create a gorgeous floral bloom with nothing more than paper and your die cut machine! Watch as the separate elements perfectly fit together to compose a blooming Orion Geranium flower. It's just like making a puzzle!

Ready to add our new Craft-A-Flower: Orion Geranium Layering Die Set to your collection? Then, take advantage of our subscription promotion.

Newsletter Subscription 1Get our newly released Craft-A-Flower Layering Die Set each month at a discounted price when you subscribe to our Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription PlanFrom an individual price of $35.99, the subscription reduces the price by nearly 20%, to $29.99! Don't worry if the set goes out of stock! When you are subscribed to the monthly subscription, you are guaranteed a spot in our NEW Craft-A-Flower Layering Die Set each month. And if you need to pause your subscription, you can simply re-activate when you’re ready.

Craft-A-Flower: Orion Geranium Project Inspiration

Today, I'm excited to be sharing a card project with our newest Craft-A-Flower set!

20211208 131024 1I'm just in love with Altenew Blends 6×6 Paper Pack – these papers make it so easy to create a gradient look with no inky mess! To start, I trimmed a few of the papers to 3″ x 6″ – a pink, a green, and also a yellow.  I then cut all of the image layers from Craft-A-Flower Orion Geranium Layering Die Set from the trimmed pieces of patterned paper. Once all of the images were cut, I adhered these together using glue tape for the larger layers, and then a little liquid glue for the flower centers.

20211208 131030 1To add a little extra to the background, I also trimmed a blue gradient paper from the same set to 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. This was added to a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ white card base before adding the layered die-cut images into place. I used foam tape for the flowers and a little glue for the leaves. The sentiment is from Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set.

20211208 131035 1To see how this card came together please watch the video below or over on YouTube:


Giveaway Details

Blog Hop Giveaway 2

$200 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 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/13/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/15/2022.

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Blog Hop List

Altenew Card Blog  <- You are here!

Jenny Colacicco <- Next stop!

Danielle Dunlop

Jaycee Gaspar

Teri Wilson

Michelle Short

Nathalie DeSousa

Colleen Balija

Tenia Nelson

Teresa Litchfield

Maryam Perez


Virginia Lu

Terri Koszler

Penny Pynnonen

Erum Tasneem

Natasha Davies

Reiko Tsuchida

Annemarie Caister

Nancy Souza

Pam Boedeker

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the hop!

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Billie Sue Woolley January 7, 2022 - 9:14 AM

This is such a pretty die set. I like building an image with layering dies

Ann Apolito January 7, 2022 - 9:14 AM

What a beautiful layering die set. Your card looks awesome Lydia.

Meri McGraw January 7, 2022 - 9:19 AM

Absolutely beautiful colors. I need to try out these new sets.

LaQuieta Gibson January 7, 2022 - 9:23 AM

One thing I love about Altenew is the layers no one does flower like Altenew with the life like layers!

Kelly Booth January 7, 2022 - 9:24 AM

Love your flowers so much ❤️

Donna Payne January 7, 2022 - 9:31 AM

That is just lovely. I would love to win it. I am never sure if I am doing this correctly or not lol.

Linda BL January 7, 2022 - 9:43 AM

The Orion Geranium card is lovely. Thanks for the video— looks easy to layer and it looks like that gradient paper pack is the way to go!

Janice Berbin January 7, 2022 - 9:55 AM

Lovely card, Lydia. Love the gradient papers!

Heidi Foil January 7, 2022 - 9:57 AM

Beautiful floral design, love it!

Sharon Brand January 7, 2022 - 10:09 AM

What a gorgeous flower and super variety of examples!

Leslie Miller January 7, 2022 - 10:10 AM

Gorgeous flowers…..these are perfect for card making and scrapbooking!

Martha Aschenbrenner January 7, 2022 - 10:13 AM

Beautiful set!

Vicki January 7, 2022 - 10:17 AM

Altenew has the best florals hands down!

cakewizzardhotmailcom January 7, 2022 - 10:21 AM

This is one of your prettiest flowers I’ve seen. Mind you it Altenew never makes choosing easy.

rvsonnen January 7, 2022 - 10:29 AM

Such an awesome new set and the card is just perfect.

Jessica Yoder-Jones January 7, 2022 - 10:35 AM

So beautiful! I can’t wait to see all the examples!

Shellie H January 7, 2022 - 10:36 AM

I love this card & set! I can’t wait to get mine & try to recreate it.

Dorothy Mutafopulos January 7, 2022 - 10:48 AM

Beautiful layering flower . Huge fan of all the layering flowers too! They are so easy to assemble and create beautiful cards with them.

Regina Washington January 7, 2022 - 10:52 AM

Beautiful card !No ink!

Shay Ward January 7, 2022 - 10:56 AM

Such a gorgeous new addition to the craft a flower line!

Teresa+Durn January 7, 2022 - 11:02 AM

I love this new set, simply beautiful!

TERESA A MACKLEY January 7, 2022 - 11:03 AM

I just started card making and got a few of your stamps. I am in love! They stamp so clearly and the dies cut the heavier card stock! Great job!

Patti D January 7, 2022 - 11:08 AM

I am new to this and so excited!

Melissa Leftrick January 7, 2022 - 11:11 AM

This is so gorgeous! I love this set. Thank you for beautiful inspiration.

Rose Bass January 7, 2022 - 11:16 AM

Love these die sets. The flowers are gorgeous.

Chris Dring January 7, 2022 - 11:25 AM

What a gorgeous die set! The examples by the DT are all so amazing!

Terri Galindo January 7, 2022 - 11:25 AM

I love geraniums! Thank you for choosing this beautiful flower for this month’s set.

Karen Mayo January 7, 2022 - 11:35 AM

Such a lovely die set and your cards are beautiful.

Garrett Penn January 7, 2022 - 11:46 AM

Beautiful! Love how each die set is so unique, yet you can still coordinate multiple different flowers on the same card!

Gayle Bond January 7, 2022 - 11:55 AM

Such a beautiful card! The gradient papers make it even more beautiful!!

Stacey Kowbel January 7, 2022 - 12:17 PM

Wow, so beautiful! And the inspiration from the team is just gorgeous!

Dayle Y Shimamura January 7, 2022 - 12:19 PM

Beautiful card, and a great die set. I can’t wait to play!

Joy Mendez January 7, 2022 - 12:19 PM

Boy, you are going to blow my art budget this year as every video I see has stamps or dies I want!! This geranium is no exception.

Kathy Ekstrom January 7, 2022 - 12:27 PM

I love all of these cards and the die set. It’s wonderful to see these lovely colors during this dreary time of year. Thanks!

sweetknits January 7, 2022 - 12:28 PM

Beautiful card Lydia! I like all the craft a flower sets, but I am really intrigued with the leaves in this set. I think they make a large flowing base perfect for most if not all the layering flower dies. Once I get mine I will be looking over past flower sets to see if I can get a completely different finished look from them. Thanks Altenew!

Kelly W. January 7, 2022 - 12:42 PM

Oh my, this is such a beautiful flower! I actually grow this one in my front flower bed and the image is spot on! The designers have encouraged me to put this set at the top of my wishlist with such pretty inspiration today! 😉

Carole Stalcup January 7, 2022 - 12:43 PM

So beautiful And wonderful instructions

Monika Davis January 7, 2022 - 12:50 PM

Beautiful! Great layers and love the size of the blooms! Lovely samples team!

Kristi H. January 7, 2022 - 12:51 PM

Very pretty! I love seeing the unique flowers you guys pick. The designers did an outstanding job!

Abbigale Joseph January 7, 2022 - 1:25 PM

So pretty, can`t wait for my set!

Greta H January 7, 2022 - 1:27 PM

Really love the look of this set & your card is beautiful!

Sheri Kempke January 7, 2022 - 1:34 PM

What a lovely die set and so many wonderful examples! Just gorgeous!

Nancy Wilcox January 7, 2022 - 1:35 PM

Stunning die set!

barbara lassiter January 7, 2022 - 2:01 PM

This is a gorgeous card and you make it look so easy to create with this set. I love these wild geraniums and they come back each year in my yard!

Sandra Baggarly January 7, 2022 - 2:13 PM

gorgeous new set!

Jayne Xavier January 7, 2022 - 2:38 PM

I know I have been “out of the loop” for 2 years-but I find these new techniques amazing!

Billie Harvey January 7, 2022 - 2:56 PM

Y’all make the most stunning layered florals, my mother adores geraniums

Jean Marmo January 7, 2022 - 3:17 PM

Simply gorgeous. You have introduced me to many new flowers.

Jessica Yoder-Jones January 7, 2022 - 4:21 PM

Beautiful card! Just wonderful!

Kelli S January 7, 2022 - 4:39 PM

Lovely die set! And I love the 6×6 paper pads so you don’t need all the ink colours, easy peasey!

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