Yay, A New Mini Delight: Happy Birthday Release Instagram Hop + Giveaway

by Virginia Lu

hop 12

Hello, Altenew friends! Welcome to our Mini Delight Release post.

We are back with another fun Instagram Hop!!! Please check out Altenew's Instagram page at 9 AM EDT today. We hope you enjoy what our designers have created.  

The Mini Delight Stamp and Die Sets are part of our fast-growing selection of paper crafting products. Our Mini Delight: Happy Birthday Stamp & Die Set is the latest in this exciting new collection.

Send sweet and silly birthday messages with this cute stamp and die set! The set includes a two-layer balloon animal in the shape of a dog that can be stamped with surprisingly realistic results! We have also included the sentiment “happy b-day” that you can use on your DIY cards, tags, and gifts.

This mini stamp really packs a ton of details. It is effortless and fun to create! How delightful is that!?

md 1 scaledThese small but terrific sets are every month, so make sure to look out for them in our store.

Don't want to miss out on our NEW monthly Mini Delight Sets? Subscribe to the Monthly Subscription Plan NOW!

md 2Be among the first to get our newly released Mini Delight set each month at a discounted price (from $9.99 –> $7.99)! Subscribe to our Mini Delight Monthly Subscription Plan NOW! Learn more about it HERE.

Before we move on with today's Instagram hop, check out a new project made with the latest Mini Delight: Happy Birthday Stamp & Die Set.


I started out with the lovely Bunches of Balloons 3D Embossing Folder. Using a 3D Embossing Folder will take your card designs to new heights!

Altenew-MD Happy Birthday-Bunches of Balloons 3D Embossing Folder

Be sure to use heavier cardstock such as Classic Crest Solar White (110 lb) so the letterpress effect will be more defined and the paper will not tear.

Altenew-MD Happy Birthday-Bunches of Balloons 3D Embossing Folder -002







For the three animal balloons, I stamped in Pink Diamond, Mountain Mist, and Sea Breeze Crisp Dye Inks.  As for the highlighted shading, I stamped multiple times or used one shade darker.

Altenew-MD Happy Birthday-Bunches of Balloons 3D Embossing Folder -001

You can use foam tape to pop up the cute animal balloons. I adhered three die-cut pieces together and that really helped with adding the dimension.

Altenew-MD Happy Birthday-Bunches of Balloons 3D Embossing Folder -003


To make this card a bit more sophisticated, I used Pale Gray Cardstock. White and gray cardstock are definitely essential for cardmaking. Don't forget the finishing touches by adding some Enamel Dots.

hop 13


Please leave a comment on each stop on the Instagram Hop by 8/20/2021 for a chance to win one of 4 $25 gift cards to Altenew’s store. Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on each participating designer’s post. All winners will be announced on our Mini Delight Instagram Hop post on Altenew’s Instagram account by 8/22/2021.


Please leave a comment on each stop on the Instagram Hop for a chance to win – NOT in this blog post.


Altenew (@altenewllc)

Nathalie DeSousa (@tachita55)

Tenia Nelson (@tenianelson)

LauraJane (@mammacooksalot)

Amanda Baldwin (@happy_arty_days)

Sandhya Iyer (@sanjuscreations)

Jenny Colacicco (@jenccards)

Seeka (@skypaperscissors)

Reiko (@scrapbooking101_jp)

Tina Smith (@cardsandcoffeetime)

Daniel Diaz (@danieldiazb88)

Terri Koszler (@altenew_planner_girl)

Nenette S. Madero (@mylittleatticstudio)

Joy Baldwin (@createwithjoy)

Linda Westfall (@awlthatglitters)

Natasha Davies (@handmadebytasha13)

Joylita Dsouza (@handcraftedbyjoy)


You may also like


Peg Frushour August 15, 2021 - 11:03 AM

Cutest little stamp and die!! Love what everyone did with it! By the way, the Altenew link to Instagram doesn’t work.

Virginia L. August 15, 2021 - 11:23 AM

We appreciate your the sweet comment, Peg! The IG link has been corrected. Thank you!

Brenda S. West August 15, 2021 - 2:13 PM

Cute small stamps and dies. They remind me of when I was a kid and visited the circus. There was always a clown building balloon figures.

Beverly Jordan August 15, 2021 - 9:41 PM

This little stamp adds such fabulous impact and is so cute!! Love your adorable card, Virginia!

Linda BL August 16, 2021 - 9:06 AM

Love your card. The new stamp is so precious! I love the balloons with the embossed balloons in white. Wouldn’t the pastel balloons make a sweet baby card!

Donna Walls August 16, 2021 - 1:32 PM

Cute and versatile little stamp set! Great inspiration project Virginia!

Karen Letchworth August 16, 2021 - 7:57 PM

What a FUN card using this darling new set.

Jennifer Williams August 17, 2021 - 12:01 PM

That is the cutest ! Love it! Cannot wait tooo make a kids card with that balloon figure on it!

Maureen Reiss August 17, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Super cute!!! Off to Insta Hop!!!

Tara September 15, 2021 - 10:55 AM

so fun and cute


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.