July 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew has THE best subscriptions every month.  You can choose to “Build-A-Garden”, “Craft-A-Flower”, “Paint-A-Flower”, Mini Delight”, and the great “Project Kit”.  You can mix and match your subscriptions and put something on hold or get them all every month! To see the full collection this month click here: https://altenew.com/collections/marvelous-monthly-series-bundle-july-2022. This release celebrates friendships with its charming images, flowers, and heartfelt sentiments. Show your bestie how much you care, or reach out to a long-lost buddy! We can’t wait to see how you use the products in this collection.

If you are following along on the blog you got here from Mindy Eggen.  Your next stop is Nathalie DeSousa. To start at the beginning, please go to the Altenew Blog.

I am pleased to be a part of this month’s release and my projects will highlight four of the possible subscriptions. The first one is Build-A-Garden Tulips and Friends. I created this card by first stamping the outlines on white cardstock with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink. Then cut them out…I had to fussy cut them as the die was not yet available.  Now you can also get the die!  For the leaves I used Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf inks.  The little yellow flowers are in Fresh Lemon ink.  My daughter’s favorite colored tulips are white…not an easy color to create on a card.  I chose to stamp the flowers in a pale gray to give some shape and shading. Then I used clear Altenew embossing ink over the blossoms and heat embossed with Altenew Translucent Pearl powder.  It didn’t look as good as I wanted so I again did just the blossoms and cut the out.  I glued two on flat but used foam squares to pop up the left one. These were then added to a Reflections shimmer cardstock piece 4”X5.25” which was splattered with Forest Glades spray ink.  Then the whole card front was adhered to a green card base.

The “Craft-A-Flower” subscription is my favorite.  I love the easy way of die cutting pieces and putting them together to make gorgeous flowers of all kinds.  This Garden Rose is a magnificent example.  The dies now have an added feature…either a keyhole with number or an arrow with a number.  Die cut them all then match all the keyholes and all the arrows, then just stack and glue with each piece, starting with 1 and working your way up.  SOOO easy to put together.  For my roses I chose a deep red cardstock but ink blended with some light pink ink to give some additional texture.  The hummingbird is from the Painted Hummingbirds stamp and Die set colored with Mountain Mist ink.  The sentiment is from the Always Sunshine set gold embossed with Antique Gold powder. The background was debossed with the Dotted Swirls Debossing plate and a few Kat Scrappiness gems added for the final touch.

This month’s Paint-A-Flower is the China Rose.  For this beauty I used the Altenew watercolors in Coral Berry and Cotton Candy after stamping.  Warm Sunshine graced the flower centers.  The leaves were colored with Forest Glades and Bamboo.  Again, I fussy cut the flowers. The navy background cardstock was embossed with the Always Sunshine embossing folder then splattered with white paint.  The sentiment from Block Sentiments was white heat embossed on the same navy cardstock.  I thought the pink flowers were striking against the navy blue.

Lastly, I used the Always Sunshine Project Kit.  On watercolor paper I used the wet on wet technique to create a rainbow.  Once dry I sprayed it with some Perfect Pearls in water but it’s hard to see the shimmer. I set this on the black card base then used the stamp and die to stack the black and white images.  The long trailing leaves fit well on a slimline card.

I hope you like this selection…there are so many ways to use these subscription items you will never go wrong investing in them.  They really give you a great value.


$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 07/18/2022 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 07/20/2022.

Altenew Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Soraya Maes

Emily Midgett

Karen Brown

Caly Person

Adriana Arminio

Virginia Lu

Verity Biddlecombe

Jaycee Gaspar

Berina Rajakumar

Agnieszka Małyszek

Laurie Patterson

Erum Tasneem

Annemarie Caister

Reiko Tsuchida

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Michelle Burnier

Michelle Short

Tenia Nelson

Linda Westfall

Maryám Pérez

Amy Hill

Mindy Eggen

Penny Pynnonen

Nathalie DeSousa

Angela Brennan

Teri Wilson


Dana Joy

27 thoughts on “July 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

  1. Carol L McCready July 12, 2022 / 3:50 pm

    Very pretty cards. That slimline card is my favorite.


  2. Twana Griffin July 12, 2022 / 6:06 pm

    All your cards are fabulous. I did pick favorites though and they are the first one and the las one.


  3. Sharon Gullikson July 13, 2022 / 10:00 am

    These are all so different. I especially like the blue and peach


  4. Meghan Kennihan July 13, 2022 / 10:22 am

    Stunning flowers and backgrounds! LOVE the embossing folders! GORGEOUS!


  5. Carmela Hubler July 13, 2022 / 11:47 am

    Beautiful flowers!


  6. Lauryne Cunningham July 13, 2022 / 12:32 pm

    Beautiful designs! I love the colors on the first card and the cute hummingbird!


  7. Donna Walls July 13, 2022 / 7:45 pm

    Very pretty and love how the CAF card is so festive.


  8. Jeanne Rice July 13, 2022 / 11:57 pm

    Beautiful cards. The Garden Rose is my favorite.


  9. Marisela Delgado July 14, 2022 / 2:19 am

    So beautiful!


  10. Sandra Baggarly July 14, 2022 / 8:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! The little hummingbird is so cute!


  11. Orit Viderman July 15, 2022 / 3:22 am

    All your cards are stunning and pretty.


  12. Donna de Gale-Kalloo July 15, 2022 / 8:05 am

    Lovely cards!


  13. Kathy Raker July 15, 2022 / 6:52 pm

    Your tulips look marvelous, your daughter should be pleased with how you created a white version. All cards are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.


  14. Angela Hayes Hall July 16, 2022 / 11:13 am

    Love them


  15. SSchmidt July 16, 2022 / 1:44 pm

    Great variety in your cards. I love how the stamp works on the slimline card.


  16. Karen Schroeder July 17, 2022 / 7:58 pm

    Your cards are so pretty! My favorite is the first one!


  17. Margi Chesbro July 18, 2022 / 10:31 am

    All so lovely. The CAF card is so fun but the Always Sunshine kit may be my favorite in this release. It seems so versatile. Thank you for sharing your cards!


  18. Pat July 18, 2022 / 11:33 am

    Great colors used on these cards.


  19. Inkin' Chickie July 18, 2022 / 10:20 pm

    Great design shares for the sets. I like the coloring for the flower petals.


  20. Fairy Qu33n November 16, 2022 / 9:51 am

    I love flowers and these postcards are magically perfect 😍😍😍


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