Exotic Garden Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by nathalie

 Exotic Garden Blog Hop 1

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.

050421 ENCHANTING BEAUTY stamp die set BLOOMING TULIPS Stamps set card1 2The 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.

050421 ENCHANTING BEAUTY stamp die set BLOOMING TULIPS Stamps set card1 1

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.

050421 SWEET GINKO Stamp Coloring stencil SIMPLY SPRING stamp set SEASHORE SLIM Washi tape set card2 2

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.

050421 DOVETAIL BUTTERFLIES Stamp die set BLOOMING TULIPS stamp set Ink Blending tools card3

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.


Blog Post

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.

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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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Meghan Kennihan May 4, 2021 - 9:02 PM

What an outstanding release! I LOVE EVERYTHING! Especially the succulents! The pink card above is stunning!

Berina May 4, 2021 - 9:02 PM

Wow!! This release is amazing!! The Tropical Jungle is my favorite!!

Sue McRae May 4, 2021 - 9:10 PM

Loving the ginkgo stamps and all the embossing folders!

Andre M. May 4, 2021 - 9:58 PM

Fab folders and florals, I adore the first peachy pink card! Thank you for sharing this lovely inspiration!

Cath T May 4, 2021 - 10:15 PM

Those embossing folders are great, and the stuff your artists do with them — wow!

Amy Cooley May 4, 2021 - 10:21 PM

So many fabulous new goodies to play with!

Marisela Delgado May 4, 2021 - 10:37 PM

So beautiful!

Margaret Brooks May 4, 2021 - 10:53 PM

Great new release. Love the different stamps and dies.

Janet Ranieri May 4, 2021 - 11:18 PM

So much temptation! I have to have Simply Spring but how will I resist the rest?

Tracy Frizzi May 5, 2021 - 12:33 AM

Love everything in this release!

MaryAnn Merrill May 5, 2021 - 12:51 AM

Can’t get enough of these stencils!

scrappingsweetpea May 5, 2021 - 1:08 AM

Yet another fantastic release Altenew!

Mary Lee Makinen May 5, 2021 - 1:19 AM

I always enjoy learning techniques and designs from this blog hop. Thank you.

Virginia Burns May 5, 2021 - 1:23 AM

Wonderful sets and great projects! Esp loved Vicky’s shadow box!

Virginia Burns May 5, 2021 - 1:36 AM

This is a great collection. Loved the shadow box done by Vicky especially, but all the projects were terrific!

Debbie Anderson May 5, 2021 - 1:55 AM

Love the new release!

Ddmac58 May 5, 2021 - 4:18 AM

Great release. I love the butterflies and the tulip stamps, beautiful!

fondarush May 5, 2021 - 4:39 AM

What a wonderful release! Everyone had such nice examples of what could be done with the released goodies!

Kiara-lee Abel May 5, 2021 - 6:20 AM

Such a gorgeous release.

Maureen McDevitt May 5, 2021 - 9:04 AM

These are absolutely stunning projects and I am so inspired by the artists! Very hard to know where to start!

berryblue May 5, 2021 - 9:27 AM

So glad to see the expanded embossing folders offerings! Love those leaves! Another great release!

Deneen Ritter May 5, 2021 - 11:56 AM

I love this collection, i am so excited to see so many beautiful possibilities!

Mary G May 5, 2021 - 12:16 PM

This release is absolutely incredible! I am used to incredible releases from Altenew but this one really blows me away — the tropical leaves and embossing folder??? WOW!

Silvia Hutchinson May 5, 2021 - 12:52 PM

Oh mu gosh!!! Amazing release!! I LOVE the new embossing folders~ especially the monestera leaves.
Fabulous hop~ my brain is overloaded with beauty!!

Rema DeLeeuw May 5, 2021 - 1:05 PM

Beautiful release!

Veronica L Hunt May 5, 2021 - 1:17 PM

What a wonderful release. It is always so exciting to see!

Jacinda May 5, 2021 - 1:24 PM

Love, love, love this release!

Mirella Rogan May 5, 2021 - 2:34 PM

Another great release, I like a lot of the products! Great inspiration, too!

Sandra Krouse May 5, 2021 - 2:44 PM

I am so excited about this Exotic Garden Collection!!
I cannot even begin to choose just a few favorites, I love them all equally!

Patty A Eifert May 5, 2021 - 3:11 PM

Looks like another awesome release!

Jes May 5, 2021 - 7:01 PM

These are fabulous release!! I love the ginkgo stamp set the most.. 🤩

Sandra Baggarly May 6, 2021 - 7:00 AM

This is probably my favorite release ever! I just love every single item.

Haris May 6, 2021 - 2:43 PM

So beautiful!

jshixon May 6, 2021 - 5:33 PM

Love all these cards but the butterfly card is just stunning. Can’t wait to try it.

Lois May 6, 2021 - 7:19 PM

What a great release. I love the enchanted beauty stamp and die set.

Lauryne Cunningham May 6, 2021 - 8:32 PM

Wow! Awesome release! I love the succulents!

Karen Letchworth May 6, 2021 - 8:35 PM

Such a fabulous new release. I’m off to HOP and see all the wonderful inspiration.

Kathy R May 6, 2021 - 9:11 PM

The cards are beautiful! The first is my favorite but each one has it’s own unique qualities. Thanks for sharing!

Patt H. May 6, 2021 - 10:22 PM

What an awesome release! I want it all!

Elizabeth Kuhn May 7, 2021 - 12:55 AM

I’m so excited to see these new embossing folders! So many leaf designs that have caught my eye ❤️

M.FATEMA May 7, 2021 - 1:43 AM

Loving the embossing folder designs!!

momentsofcrafting May 7, 2021 - 4:14 AM

Wow! This new release has so mnay wonderful new products! I just love the Jungle stamp set!! So different and so striking!! Well done!! :)

momentsofcrafting May 7, 2021 - 5:08 AM

Wow! What a wonderful new release! So many great new products! I just adore the Tropical Jungle set! So different and eye-catching!! Well done!! :)

Barb in Kazoo May 7, 2021 - 6:57 AM

Wonderful release. Your embossing folders are so thoughtful. Love the designs

Dhruvika May 7, 2021 - 8:46 AM

Such a Preetttyyyy one!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Dhruvika May 7, 2021 - 8:48 AM

Such a prettyy release!!! Am super excited to see the videos of what the artists have done with them!!!

shawninaz May 7, 2021 - 5:46 PM

Great release I feel like there’s something that will appeal to everyone! Looking forward to the hop full of Altenew inspiration!

dorothyayotte May 7, 2021 - 11:34 PM

I finished this blog hop and am absolutely enamored with this release! There were so many beautiful inspirational cards and journal pages made by talented artists- I can’t wait to receive my newly ordered products. My number one picks are the embossing folders but I will be trying other products as well. Thank you Altenew!

Mary May 8, 2021 - 1:17 AM

Absolutely love the Tropical Jungle stamp set and banana leaves folder.

Catherine L May 8, 2021 - 2:27 PM

Lots of gorgeous products in this release!

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