Love & Friendship Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by nathalie

Feb 2021 Altenew Blog HopWelcome to our LOVE & FRIENDSHIP STAMPS/DIES/STENCILS/EMBOSSING FOLDERS COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY! We are so excited about the new products, and we are sure you are going to love them. Let's start with a look at the new release:

@altenew_ Love & Friendship bundle

You can check the entire collection here.


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:


@altenew_ Our Friendship Blooms stamp set_ Nathalie DeSousa

For today's celebration hop, I have 5 card projects to share with you. The release is so filled with beautiful designs that it was hard to pick a favorite!

@altenew_ Our Friendship Blooms stamp and die set_Nathalie DeSousa

The new Our Friendship Blooms Stamp Set is gorgeous and so simple to layer. The blooms come to live with bursts of pink and light greens (Cherry Blossoms Crisp Dye Ink Mini SetSpring Bouquet Crisp Dye Ink Set); while the embossed  background – Organic Linen Embossing Folder – adds dimension to the card. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set. Simple but colorful!

@altenew_OUR FRIENDSHIP BLOOMS STAMP and DIE set_Nathalie DeSousa

Since I love the first card, I just repeated the same setting for my next project. However, this time, there are pops of deeper pinks and a smaller textured background. This time, I am using a small tag to attach the sentiment to the floral bundle. For this, I am using a sentiment from the Tall Foliage Stamp Set and a bit of twine to tie the tag to the die-cut.


@Altenew_FRESH CUT ROSES Stamp set

The new Fresh Cut Roses Stamp Set is beautiful. There are so many ways to personalize it using your favorite coloring medium. For this card, I am adding texture to the panel with a bit of Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder and then detailing the flowers with Altenew's Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set. I used a sentiment from the Fresh Cut Roses Stamp Set to finish the card.



Lastly, I am sharing this set of cards (and video tutorial) using a combination of products from the Love & Friendship release.

020321 TALL FOLLIAGE Stamp and Die set FRESH CUT ROSES Stamp set OUR FRIENDSHIP BLOOMS Stamp set Mixed Media inks Grid Stencil Leaf Bed Stencil Ink Blending tool ND 4

I am using soft mixed media backgrounds for the cards (Mixed Media Inks, Grid Stencil), then pairing them with simple stamped images. This card features images from the Tall Foliage Stamp Set and a sentiment from the Our Friendship Blooms Stamp Set.

020321 TALL FOLLIAGE Stamp and Die set FRESH CUT ROSES Stamp set OUR FRIENDSHIP BLOOMS Stamp set Mixed Media inks Grid Stencil Leaf Bed Stencil Ink Blending tool ND 3

This card features a soft mixed media background (Mixed Media Inks, Leaf Bed Stencil). The Fresh Cut Roses Stamp creates the focal point of the card. A bit of shading with the Altenew Fine Liner Journaling Pen Set just adds dimension to the flower. The sentiment is from the Tall Foliage Stamp Set, and it is set on a vellum band at the center of the card panel. You can see how these cards come together in the following video. Watch it here or in HD on Altenew's YouTube Channel:

Of course we are celebrating our release with PRIZES:

$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 02/08/2021 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 02/11/2021.


Blog PostHere are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity!

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Your first stop of the hop is the always inspirational Laura Bassen. Below is a list of all the hop participants for your convenience. Remember to leave them some love in a comment at each stop.

Altenew Card Blog

Laura Bassen

Kelly Griglione

Emily Midgett

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Terri Koszler

Lilith Eeckels

Michelle Short

Laurie Willison

Amanda Baldwin

Svitlana Shayevich


Jaycee Gaspar

Jenny Colacicco

Maryam Perez

Verity Biddlecombe

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Christine Pennington

Dana Joy

Nicole Watt

Justine Hovey

Tania Ahmed

Cheryl Espie

Reiko Tsuchida

Preeti Chandran

Amber Rain Davis


Kelly Latevola

Anna Mahtani

Rosie Neustaedter

Teresa Litchfield

Erum Tasneem

Tina Smith

Yoonsun Hur

Karen Brown

Therese Calvird


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melissaf123 February 8, 2021 - 8:30 AM

Such gorgeous cards and amazing release AGAIN! Love that organic linen texture embossing folder, the Tall Leaves (LOVE the stencil pairing with this!) and the hummingbirds, they are my faves this minute.

Laurel LaJoie February 8, 2021 - 9:13 AM

A lovely dose of inspiration, can’t wait to get started.

Sue Whitcomb February 8, 2021 - 9:18 AM

I so love Altenew products! They make it so easy to create a spectacular card. Just create a background (or not), stamp a flower using the wonderful ink cubes that are thoughtfully sold in color ranges that take the frustration out of trying to find multiple colors that will work, die cut the image and stick it on the card. Every time I use my Altenew products on a card, the recipient raves about how beautiful the card is and how talented I am. I don’t know about the talent but I do know that using Altenew products always results in a spectacular card. And the endless examples provided make it impossible to lack for an idea.

Carol B Winburn February 8, 2021 - 10:15 AM

Beautiful designs and colors. I haven’t tried the Altenew inks that I purchased yet. Still idea surfing.

Cris Randall February 8, 2021 - 11:00 AM

The Fresh Cut Roses Stamp Set is calling my name. I have been looking for a large stamp set that would allow me to do some coloring. Thank you Altenew for bringing such great products and monthly inspirations.

Alina February 8, 2021 - 11:34 AM

These are all beautiful

Angie Dixon February 8, 2021 - 12:37 PM

I love this whole release! One of my most favorite for sure!

Shawn M. February 8, 2021 - 1:40 PM

Great card designs and a great release!

maria f. February 8, 2021 - 2:02 PM

Those tall leaves… gorgeous!

Anna Schneider February 8, 2021 - 3:44 PM

Such a gorgeous release. There are sure a few things that will move in with me. Love it!

Janice February 8, 2021 - 7:21 PM

Excited to see my favorites hummingbirds in the new release!

Cynthia Storer February 8, 2021 - 7:41 PM

The friendships bloom and Linen 3D embossing folder are my favorite of this release. I hope the embossing folder comes back in stock!

Deborah February 8, 2021 - 11:24 PM

Hello, I’d first like to say Altenew’s product are great. Love the layering flowers. Makes creating flowers so much easier.
I would be great to win the ice-cream stamp and die . I don’t have anything with ice-cream. And the fonts. You can never have enough fonts.
Thank you for sharing your cards and inspiration with us.

Leigh Gardner February 9, 2021 - 11:49 AM

Love the embossing folder with the linen look and sentiments in the foliage set

Carol Wortman February 9, 2021 - 1:55 PM

Beautiful! My first wishes were for the friendship bloom and the linen texture folder, then seeing them in this example sealed the deal!! Gorgeous!

Tricia Davis February 9, 2021 - 2:34 PM

Altenew products are so amazing! The new releases are spectacular. The gorgeous cards are such an inspiration. So many items to add to my list. Thank you!

Carole Wolford February 9, 2021 - 8:57 PM

Viewing these leaves me more inspired than ever. Can’t wait to get started. With the design work already provided for us, we get to just do the fun part. Wheee!

Sue D February 9, 2021 - 9:20 PM

So many wonderful items in this collection.

Jackie Posnansky February 10, 2021 - 8:15 AM

Beautiful cards and great inspiration!

Deb Reeps February 13, 2021 - 4:47 AM

Great collection

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