September 2022 Winter Magic Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

by nathalie

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Hi there, and welcome to the Winter Magic Collection Release Blog Hop!

It is time for a new blog hop filled with beautiful projects and lots of inspiration featuring the new Winter Magic Stamps, Dies, Stencils, Embossing Folders, and Hot Foil Plates.  This new release is filled with beautiful florals, iconic winter designs, and versatile sentiments.

Nathalie here with you today to share a bit of inspiration featuring some of the new products from the beautiful Winter Magic Collection.

I just love how all these stamps/dies/stencils/embossing folders/hot foil plates are designed to work separately but can easily be combined together with amazing results. Let's take a quick look at this new collection!

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We love celebrating the winter season, and this release includes everything you need to do just that! Let your holiday cards shine with trendy typography, classic poinsettias, or a modern tree. A timeless wreath of mistletoe (with coordinating embossing folder and stencils!), winter florals, and hot foil plates and dies finish off the release. ‘Tis the season!

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Today, I have a set of cards filled with shine and glitter (I love the new hot foil plates in the Winter Magic collection). Let me show you.

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For my first project, I am using the new Tiny Festive Patterns Hot Foil Plate Set (4 in 1) to bring a festive feel to the card.    The detail in the small hot foil plates is perfect for creating a repetitive pattern for your card panels. I chose to add the small tree design in the top right and bottom left corner of the panel – think of it as a grid.

Once the panel was foiled, I trimmed it, so it could be framed with darker color cardstock. In order to add interest to the white spaces in the panel, I used the large plaid hot foil plate to create two panels.  These are glued as frames to the back of the white area of the card panel.

That small hot foil edge just adds that extra pop of interest to the card!

@altenew_winter magic release cards by Nathalie DeSousaI love the new Tiny Sentiments: Wishing Stamp & Die Bundle!

I cut the “wishing” sentiment three times from white cardstock – using the Tiny Sentiments: Wishing Die. These are stacked and glued together to add a bit of texture and dimension to the sentiment. I cut one more of the sentiments from gold cardstock and carefully trimmed the word from the strip.

Using the Tiny Sentiments: Wishing Stamp Set and Obsidian Pigment Ink, I added a sentiment to the strip, then glued the gold word to it. In order to break the straight lines of the card, my choice is to set the sentiment at an angle on top of the panel.

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The next two projects feature the new Magic Burst Hot Foil Plate as the background of the card panel. I am using the new Brass Hot Foil Roll to create the panel.

The center of the burst is the perfect spot to add your focal point, which makes creating easy and simple.

@altenew_winter magic release cards by Nathalie DeSousaI love the new Layered Snowflakes 2 Die Set; the design is delicate and detailed.

I am using white cardstock and Glitter Cardstock Set – Gilded to cut 4 of the die pieces. Once layered together, they create dimension and texture. I added the letter die-cuts (Classic Alphabet Die Set) next to the snowflake to create the card's sentiment.

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I am using the negative foil piece from the Magic Burst Hot Foil Plate for my last project. This time, I am reaching for the new Festive Tree Stamp & Die Bundle to create the sentiment and focal point of the card.

ALTENEW 083122 MAGIC BURST HFP TINY FESTIVE PATTERNS HFP TINY SENTIMENTS WISHING STAMP DIe Bundle FESTIVE TREE Stamp Die LAYERED SNOWFLAKE 2 Die set Classic Alphabet Die set Nathalie DeSousa 9I used tones of blue (Glacier Caves Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set) and the Festive Tree Stamp and Die bundle to create the tree.  I used Antique Gold Pigment ink, Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder, and the same stamp set to create the sentiment for the card.  Then, I added just a few gems for an extra shine.

@altenew_winter magic release cards by Nathalie DeSousaI hope these provide some inspiration and got you excited to start creating with the new Winter Magic Collection.

Now let's move on to the fun part of this blog hop, giveaways, and free gifts!

Free Gift Offer

Blog Post 1To celebrate the release, we are running a free gift promotion.

  • Get a FREE brand new Winter Magic Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 08/31/2022 to 09/02/2022. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Winter Magic Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide e-book (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Winter Magic Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Winter Magic Stamp & Die Release Collection from 08/31/2022 through 09/06/2022. Shop HERE!

Giveaway Prizes

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$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 09/06/2022 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 09/07/2022.

Blog Hop List

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Here's the complete list of amazing designers joining the blog hop. Make sure to drop by each stop and leave them lots of love. Your first stop is the lovely Laurie Willison!

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Laurie Willison

Adriana Arminio

Disha Jain

Agnieszka Malyszek

Amy Hill

Erum Tasneem

Berina Rajakumar

Emily Midgett

Caly Person

Lilith Eeckels

Bridget Casey

LauraJane Head

Jaycee Gaspar

Hannelie Bester

Tenia Nelson

Nichol Spohr

Virginia Lu

Michelle Burnier

Jenny Colacicco

Seeka Yang

Maryam Perez

Linda Westfall

Nathalie DeSousa

Mindy Eggen

Michelle Short

Terri Koszler

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Therese Calvird

I cannot wait to see what products from the new Winter Magic collection you will choose, and all the beautiful projects you will create with them!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the hop!

 — Supplies —

whitewood tools mini blossom die cutting machine
Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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stewart superior inks glacier caves crisp dye ink mini cube set 29326808219705
Glacier Caves Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube…
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock…
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Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder
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Antique Gold Pigment Ink
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Glitter Cardstock Set – Gilded
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Classic Alphabet Die Set
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Amber Bissonnette August 31, 2022 - 9:14 AM

Gorgeous cards!! Loving all the gold!!

Trudie Vick August 31, 2022 - 10:08 AM

Wow! What an awesome new release! Can’t wait to see it all.

LINDA FILLDS August 31, 2022 - 10:22 AM

Beautiful…… I love the cards and cant wait to follow the hop… tyfs :)

Lisa Petrella August 31, 2022 - 10:26 AM

Gorgeous cards! I especially LOVE the Joy one!!! The layered up snowflake and the hot foiled burst in the background—-perfection!!!!

Jeanne Rice August 31, 2022 - 11:15 AM

Great release! Love the inspiration. The Joy card is gorgeous.

Michele F August 31, 2022 - 1:07 PM

Oh, JOY! Nathalie, it’s my favorite sentiment of Christmas! It’s beginning to feel like I’d better get making my Christmas cards!
Another fabulous release, Altenew – and a gorgeous group of creators/creations!

Julie August 31, 2022 - 1:11 PM

Absolutely LOVE the JOY card – amazing work, great job and thank you!

dhell07278606bd August 31, 2022 - 1:29 PM

Gold foil and mistletoe… beautiful

Donna Walls August 31, 2022 - 1:32 PM

Congrats on another wonderful release! I am looking forward to hopping through the inspiration and Nathalie’s projects are lovely.

Isabel Z August 31, 2022 - 1:40 PM

These are stunning. I love the touch of gold.

susie sonnier August 31, 2022 - 2:38 PM

Great release and the designers have made beautiful cards

Nandini August 31, 2022 - 2:56 PM

Wow! Cool cards!

Ann Bedard August 31, 2022 - 4:27 PM

Gorgeous. I really like the Joy card

spilor August 31, 2022 - 5:15 PM

One of your best releases ever! Love the wreath and its ancillary products, the snowflake suite and the poinsettia. All of the items are good to excellent — the ones I mention just happen to be my picks. Thanks for the hop!
Lori S in PA

Meghan Kennihan August 31, 2022 - 6:36 PM

Gorgeous cards! I especially LOVE the Joy one!!! The layered up snowflake looks amazing!!!!

Sue D August 31, 2022 - 7:10 PM

So festive for winter.

Greta H August 31, 2022 - 7:45 PM

I adore the mistletoe wreath! Lovely release & cards!

Sharon Gullikson August 31, 2022 - 7:49 PM

I’m looking forward to seeing everything up close. I love the blue leaves so far….

Kathryn Arvidson August 31, 2022 - 9:18 PM

Amazing release! Can’t wait to get my order!

Janice B August 31, 2022 - 10:05 PM

Love the snowflake cards!

Linda BL August 31, 2022 - 10:48 PM

The Joy/layered snowflake card is my favorite. Great holiday release.

Marisela Delgado September 1, 2022 - 2:34 AM

I love the snowflakes!

Haris September 1, 2022 - 3:57 AM

Wow! so beautiful inspiration!

Lynne Robson September 1, 2022 - 6:23 AM

Fabulous cards and a wonderful collection!

JM September 8, 2022 - 4:48 AM

Amazing release!!

googletest September 8, 2022 - 4:49 AM

Amazing collection

Pai C Meng September 8, 2022 - 4:24 PM

i love snowflakes. beautiful! (and so glad you fixed the comments issue i reported ;)

Tanisha September 24, 2022 - 9:18 PM

I love the turquoise poinsettia! beautiful colors! you did a splendid job!

Chris B March 29, 2023 - 11:58 AM

I LOVE making Christmas cards in spring! Snowflakes are my favorite. Thank you for the inspiration to start my Christmas cards

Tara C Prince September 13, 2023 - 11:42 AM

gorgeous cards!!


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