Exotic Garden Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by nathalie


Hello, there! Welcome to Altenew Exotic Garden Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway. The new release is full of awesome products for all types of paper crafts. From washi tapes to detailed stamp sets, for sure you will find a new favorite in the release. Let's take a look at the collection.


Check our new Stamps, Dies, Stencils, Embossing Folders, Washi Tapes, and Decals here.

Unboxing Video

Check out this quick unboxing of our newest  release, and imagine all its creative possibilities. You can watch the video in HD on YouTube here.


Project Inspiration

The focus of my projects today is clean and simple cards with a touch of texture. Let's get started.

The inspiration for my first card is the Enchanting Beauty Stamp & Die Bundle. First, I am using Mixed Media inks to achieve the monochromatic look of the elements. Then I added shine and texture from heat embossing the images with Translucent Pearl Crisp Embossing Powder.

The sentiments in the new stamp sets are sweet and easy to mix and match to fit your project. This card features from the Painted Rainbow Stamp Set and Blooming Tulips Stamp Set. Just a few crystals complement the card.

@altenew_Clea and simple textural cards with Exotic Garden release by Nathalie DeSousa

For my second project, I am combining  the Sweet Ginkgo Simple Coloring Stencil and Sweet Ginkgo Stamp Set to create the card. First, I added a bit of color using mixed media inks. Then, I heat embossed the leaves with Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder.

A few strips of the new Sea Shore Slim Washi Tape Set provide the perfect spot for the sentiment. Sometimes, simple sentiments (Simply Spring Stamp Set) become focal points with some fussy cutting! Try it in your next project.

This is probably one of my favorite cards for this year! The detail in the new Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle is exquisite (and it is a layering stamp!!!). My choice to create texture and dimension for the card just adds to the ethereal look of the background. The final touch was a combined sentiment and a trail of gems. You can see this card come together in the following video.  Watch it here, or in HD in Altenew's YouTube channel.


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

  • Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Exotic Garden release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Storybook Fantasy release collection from 05/04/2021 through 05/10/2021. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 05/04/2021 through 05/06/2021. Shop HERE!


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/10/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/12/2021.


Your first stop along today's inspirational hop is the always amazing Jennifer McGuire.  Below is a complete list of the participants for your convenience. Don't forget to leave a comment at each stop.

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar

Amanda Baldwin

Nicole Watt

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Carol Hintermeier

Norine Borys

Erin Thompson

Agnieszka Małyszek

Helen Kalb

Amber Rain Davis

Jenny Colacicco

Svitlana Shayevich

Erum Tasneem

Kymona Tracey

Keren Baker

Virginia Lu


Lilith Eeckels

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Michelle Short

Therese Calvird

Verity Biddlecombe

Tania Ahmed

Sandhya Iyer

Reiko Tsuchida


Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Laurie Willison

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Tina Smith

Tricia Schaden 

Joylita Dsouza

Nandini Karmarkar

Have fun!




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kjwinston May 8, 2021 - 15:17

Well, I want them all. Sigh. YOU ARE KILLING ME

Sarina Parhawk May 8, 2021 - 17:50

Your newest release has me drooling, as always… I came here from Vicky’s mixed media post, but can’t wait to check out the rest of the projects along the hop!

Cathy W. May 9, 2021 - 05:32

Stunning new designs. So hard to decide which is my favorite. Love all the new embossing folders and butterfly. Great collection.

Sherri Schmidt May 9, 2021 - 09:32

Love that butterfly over the soft whisper of ink. And gingko leaves are my favorite, although in real life if you get a fruit-bearing tree, watch out!

Deborah Smith May 9, 2021 - 09:47

I believe this release is my favorite! Although all of the releases are great, this is absolutely gorgeous!

Yvonne Van Atten May 9, 2021 - 09:49

So many ides, and love all these cards, very artistic!

Tanya May 9, 2021 - 10:02

Love the new butterfly release. The designs are outstanding.

Victoria Milam May 9, 2021 - 10:03

Such a unions lovely release! Your card is beautiful! I love the idea of an embossed butterfly on vellum.

Carol Carrier May 9, 2021 - 10:09

As always another fabulous release. Thanks also for all the inspiration.

Pai Meng May 9, 2021 - 10:11

love the ginko leaf and the bitterroot and the embossing folders! happy mother’s day!

Mary ann Zander May 9, 2021 - 11:07

These are awesome!

Debbi S May 9, 2021 - 11:23

Great release, love the new embossing folders!

Shirley Galecki May 9, 2021 - 12:05

Stamps looks so fun to make cards with. Awesome collection

Jackie Posnansky May 9, 2021 - 16:42

I love the embossing folders! Altenew’s products are great!

Mary Ann Reilly May 9, 2021 - 17:53

Beautiful release with so much to see. I can’t wait to dive into the designer’s creations.

Cheryl Hackenson May 9, 2021 - 18:18

Love the simplicity and elegance of the Just imagine butterfly card!

Ivette Melzer May 9, 2021 - 18:38

Amazing release! Love the butterflies and the embossing folders.

Sherry Bee May 9, 2021 - 19:22

I’ll spend my entire Mother’s Day gift card on THESE!

Gayle Hicks May 9, 2021 - 21:24

Nice release al always. My favorites are the Bitterrood stencils and Simply Sprint stamp.

Carrie Arii May 9, 2021 - 23:56

So glad I watched your video! Love the butterflies!

Kimberly Murdock May 10, 2021 - 07:35


Renee VanEpps May 10, 2021 - 07:52

Beautiful cards, can’t wait to see all the projects using these new products!

Clara Riedl May 10, 2021 - 08:00

Amazing stuff!

Janice Berbin May 10, 2021 - 10:24

The Simply Spring stamp and die set is my favorite!

Rosali B. May 10, 2021 - 11:11

I’m so in love with the new Gingko stamps embossed in gold on Nathalie’s card! So elegant and special! And of course more EMBOSSING FOLDERS! <3 The ones with leaves are my favorites!

Margo Henderson May 10, 2021 - 11:47

It is hard to pick from all the delicious stamps. You guys make it hard but love seeing all the options!!!

Shawn Monninger May 10, 2021 - 13:44

Great cards! Love this release!

Cyndi Morris May 10, 2021 - 15:49

This is such a wonderful release. Altenew never disappoints.

Monika Davis May 10, 2021 - 16:33

Gorgeous release! I love those butterflies! Absolutely amazing! I also love the embossing folders! So cool! Thanks for the inspirations!

Miriam Prantner May 10, 2021 - 21:09

Gorgeous release! Especially loving the new embossing folders!

Karen F. May 11, 2021 - 18:11

Thank you for another beautiful release, Altenew!

mjmarmo May 11, 2021 - 20:31

Simply gorgeous! Another wonderful release!

Debbie Frank May 11, 2021 - 23:12

Fabulous release!

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