Fresh Start Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Virginia Lu

January 2021 Blog Hop GraphicWelcome to our Fresh Start Fresh Start Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop.  This is Virginia here, and I have 4 projects to share. We are super excited about today's hop, and we hope that this blog hop will jump start your creativity in 2021! Whether you are a beginner or long-time crafter, come join the Fresh Start Release Blog Hop and be inspired! We hope that you will learn new skills, gain knowledge, and have fun creating. Let's dive right in.

Every January, many of us feel ready for a fresh start. This release will certainly give you a creative fresh start, with innovative products and designs you haven't seen anywhere else! A unique take on layered flowers, floral typography, bold sentiments, stunning outlines, and original friendship/love images will satisfy your urge to try something new. Add in a few stand-alone dies, 3D embossing folders, enamel dots, and our signature Simple Coloring Stencils, and you will be ready to go!

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Check out our new stamps/dies/stencils/inks/embossing folders/decals HERE!


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

Project 1: Versatile Vases 2 Stamp & Die Bundle and Spotted Orchid Stamp, Die & Mask Stencil Bundle

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If you love the Versatile Vases Stamp Set, you know how versatile and fun it is to use these vases along with your floral creations. This Versatile Vases 2 Stamp Set will take your floral arrangement to new heights!

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For the vase, I clear-embossed it on Transparent Vellum. I then took Artist Alcohol Markers and colored the backside of the vase. Inside the vase, I also added some “dirt”, leaves, and stems. The coordinating die makes die cutting the vase a simple task.

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Let's not forget the obvious…. the Spotted Orchid Stamp Set is absolutely spot on. I cannot believe the realistic look these stamps can achieve! I stamped the orchid in Martian Terrain Crisp Dye Ink and used the Layering Stencil for the largest outer layer. The petals look even lighter and more realistic!

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Project 2: A Little Bit of Love Stamp & Die Bundle and Woven Heart Die Set

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As a fresh start, what could be more perfect to promote friendship and love with this “A Little Bit of Love” Stamp Set?

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I love that you now can coordinate ANY skin color based on your recipient(s) and yours…down to the finger nails!  The Woven Heart Die provides the perfect background for this design. Isn't that heartwarming?

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Project 3: Enchanted Rose Stamp Set and Illusion Heart Die Set

The Enchanted Rose Stamp Set is likely the largest outline stamp there is! If you love coloring, this is definitely worth considering.

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If you love embossing (like I do), this stamp set has gorgeous lines and details.  To top off the gorgeous backdrop, the Illusion Heart Die Set is sure to catch your eyes!

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This Illusion Heart Die Set can be used in so many ways. You can simply use just outlines, partially inlaid (as the example here shows) or completely inlaid!

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Project 4: Spotted Orchid Stamp, Die, Mask Stencil Bundle, Simple Greetings Die Set, Swirl Motif 3D Embossing Folder

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We all love the ease of using an embossing folder! This Swirl Motif 3D Embossing Folder provides that special touch of elegance. The motif is bold, and yet, subtle.

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The stamped, stenciled, and die-cut Spotted Orchid looks stunning against the motif and Gold String Washi Tape. 

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The die-cut “Thanks” from Simple Greetings Die Set conveys the message perfectly! Now you must check out today's blog hop as each designer has his/her own take with this refreshingly beautiful release.


$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 01/11/2021 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 01/13/2021.


Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity!

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Blog Hop!

Your first stop on the hop is the amazing Vicky Papaioannou. 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

Vicky Papaioannou

Jaycee Gaspar

Terri Koszler

Erum Tasneem

Jennifer McGuire

Tenia Nelson

Nathalie DeSousa


Therese Calvird

Amber Rain Davis

Dana Joy

Nicole Watt

Tina Smith

Norine Borys

Zsoka Marko

Virginia Lu

Amanda Baldwin


Laurie Willison

Michelle Short

Maryam Perez

Mindy Eggen

Teresa Litchfield

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Preeti Chandran

Reiko Tsuchida

Jessie Banks

Agnieszka Małyszek

Kelly Griglione

Lilith Eeckels

Cheryl Espie

Tania Ahmed

Jenny Colacicco


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Lori Herron January 6, 2021 - 8:09 PM

Love your stuff!

Subhashini S January 6, 2021 - 8:39 PM

A little bit of Love is all you need!! No pun intended, I indeed love that stamp set!!

Sheila Conolly January 6, 2021 - 8:57 PM

The vase stamped onto vellum – love it!

momentsofcrafting January 6, 2021 - 9:38 PM

Another amazing new release from Altnew!! Just love it!!

Jackie Peterson January 6, 2021 - 9:44 PM

I Just love your vases! and the flowers to go with. Can’t wait to try that technique!

Becky January 6, 2021 - 10:18 PM

Beautiful ideas!

lvngmydsh January 6, 2021 - 10:40 PM

I love this release. My favorite is the vases.

Kris Reeves January 7, 2021 - 12:07 AM

Those vases are phenominal!

Julie Greaves January 7, 2021 - 2:12 AM

Altenew has done it again! Another great release with something for everyone. Lovely blooms, great vases (to finish off the picture), embossing folders and dies and not forgetting that lovely heart die. So many designers with unique and wonderful ideas to inspire us. We are in Card Making heaven! :)

CATHY W January 7, 2021 - 6:01 AM

The swirl embossing really enhances the look. Very elegant. You are such an inspiration, Virginia. Love it.

Wanda S Radler January 7, 2021 - 10:20 AM

Another great release. Happy New Year! I love those bigger vases – so many possibilities.

Alli Marie January 7, 2021 - 12:52 PM

Love the two hands that make a heart! <3

karen514 January 7, 2021 - 3:26 PM

Another fabulous release! I don’t know how you do it time and again!

Mirella Rogan January 7, 2021 - 3:26 PM

Holy moly, how do you guys come up with so many awesome designs over and over again? :-) Love the hands in the heart shape!

Kimberley A Driscoll January 7, 2021 - 5:28 PM

Your stamps and dies in this release are amazing. Thank you. Also thank you for the inspirational videos. I have a couple of older sets that I haven’t used yet because I didn’t know quite what to do with them. Seeing what your designers have created with this set makes me want to start a project immediately.

Debbie Wagner January 7, 2021 - 5:59 PM

I am really, really enjoying the beautiful designs, colors! It’s winter, blah, and we are confined more than ever. That orchid, oh so beautiful!! Thank you for this great, inspiring release.

Kelly Joehrs January 7, 2021 - 6:39 PM

Beautiful ideas!

Jade McClung January 7, 2021 - 8:27 PM

So many goodies! Great new products! I can’t wait to see what the design team have created. I especially like the orchid.

Sadia Ashraf January 7, 2021 - 11:44 PM

I absolutely love this release and this cards are spot on!

Shar January 8, 2021 - 12:11 AM

The detail on that spotted orchid is incredible! ❤️

Yuliya M January 8, 2021 - 1:22 AM

The spotted orchid is simply stunning! Great stamp set!

Isabel Z January 8, 2021 - 10:48 AM

Another fabulous release!

Marina January 8, 2021 - 12:03 PM

This release is so beautiful, lots of beautiful things in it!
I love the airbrush flowers stamp set and those orchid stamps, OMG, I really love this stamp set!

Cyndi Morris January 8, 2021 - 4:02 PM

What a fantastic release! Since I’m addicted to Altenew florals, I think the Spotted Orchid may be my favorite!

Patt H. January 8, 2021 - 4:21 PM

Beautiful creations, Virginia, especially the stunning Versatile Vases!

Lauryne Cunningham January 8, 2021 - 4:23 PM

Wow! Amazing products and cards! I love the 3D embossing folders!

Kathy Camp January 8, 2021 - 6:05 PM

This release is amazing. Attention to detail is outstanding

Elizabeth Kuhn January 8, 2021 - 8:17 PM

I am actually pleasantly surprised at how much the heart die is growing on me! I wouldn’t have thought to use it as a frame for a sentiment. Very cute! I also love the embossing on vellum. That is one technique that is still on my to try list. Thank you for all the lovely projects!

Patty A Eifert January 8, 2021 - 9:33 PM

Looks like another fantabulous release!!

Penny McRobert January 9, 2021 - 2:45 AM

What a start to 2021, wonderful release.

Meryl Halpern January 9, 2021 - 10:34 AM

OMG – these products are so gorgeous! I love the Versatile Vases.

Barb Dare January 9, 2021 - 2:53 PM

I can’t pick a favourite they are all such stunning stamps and the cards are all beautiful.

Lori January 9, 2021 - 6:22 PM

What a great release! The A Little Bit of Love stamps and dies are a favorite!

Cindy C. January 9, 2021 - 8:12 PM

Virginia what amazing projects you’ve done!!! 💗 And what a wonderful new release!

Bonnie Seaton January 9, 2021 - 8:32 PM

I absolutely love the versatile vases on clear vellum. I can’t wait to order it!

Vennese Gordon January 9, 2021 - 8:58 PM

The illusion heart is great.

Linda Wood January 9, 2021 - 10:36 PM

I love the quality of all my Altenew stamps, dies and inks. This bundle is very appealing!

Deb Fries January 9, 2021 - 11:27 PM

The vase is gorgeous

Jennifer LaVite January 10, 2021 - 12:59 PM

I love all of the new release pretties. Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

Christie Brooks January 11, 2021 - 1:26 PM

Love the new release. The Versatile Vases 2 Stamp set is simply beautiful! Love the different sizes for different size cards.

Amy Bales January 12, 2021 - 1:22 AM

Love the dimensional orchid stamp!

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