Altenew August 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Welcome to the August Subscription Blog hop! If you are following along you have come from the marvelous Mugdha Gujarathi. Your next stop is Jenny Martin or you can start at the beginning at Altenew Card Blog.

My two favorite subscriptions with Altenew are the Craft-A-Flower and the Craft Your Life Project Kits – such a great value for your money. You can see all of the Monthly Subscriptions available here: https://altenew.com/collections/marvelous-monthly-series-august-2022  

This month I have a very bright and sunny card using the Craft Your Life kit: Magnolia & Blooms. I created a slim line card an coloring with the stencil to get three different colors in the flowers and two colors in the leaves. Just following the stencil guide I completed the card front. I likes the sentiment from the stamp set that says : “let you light shine through” but I modified it slightly by die cutting the word Shine with the Shine Die Set. First I cut one layer with green glitter paper and also three layers of white cardstock. I offset the green on top of the white to help give more dimension and create a small shadow on the main word of the sentiment. The rest of the sentiment was stamped from the set and just cut out.

My second card is from the Craft-A-Flower: Open Peon Layering Die Set. It’s rather unusual to see yellow and pink peonies but I have a plant received through my local Master Gardeners Club called the Itoh Peony pictured below. Every petal and every bloom is a bit different but the plant is magnificent when in bloom –usually in June.

I tried to capture this gorgeous flower thru this set by highlighting the edges of the flowers in Buttercream ink and then using the Woodless Coloring Pencils pink pencil to draw in the texture of the petals. After layering the flower I also added a few more petals floating in the air as if the wind caught the flower. All this was added onto a white card front splattered with blue for texture and some bling.

I hope you enjoy these cards.

Giveaway Prizes

$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 08/18/2022 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 08/20/2022.



Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Amy Hill

Therese Calvird

Teri Wilson

Nathalie DeSousa

Fiona Duff

Maryám Pérez

Lorena Brougher

Michelle Short

Soraya Maes

Jenny Colacicco

Michelle Burnier

Svitlana Shayevich

Bobby Hagen

Virginia Lu

LauraJane

Tenia Nelson

Caly Person

Lilith Eeckels

Kari VanNoy

Emily Midgett

Angela Brennan

Terri Koszler

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Linda Westfall

Annemarie Caister

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

Mugdha Gujarathi

Penny Pynnonen

Jenny Martin

Karen Brown

Teresa Litchfield

Bridget Casey

Altenew August 2022 Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Welcome to the August release for Altenew’s Bold and Beautiful! You are getting here from the wonderful Reiko Tsuchida and your next stop is the very talented Tania Ahmed.

If you’d like to start at the beginning click here Altenew Card Blog

Do you like to garden? Do you like to visit beautiful gardens? Altenew has a multitude of beautiful flower stamps and dies and this release gives you a GORGEOUS flower with the Dazzling Dahlia Stamp, Die and Stencil. Dahlia come in lots of different colors, shades, and petal counts. You can plant them as just plants but also from bulbs. I would love to have a garden full of them to brighten my yard! You can google them for a wide variety of colorings. For my Dahlias here I started with pale shades and went to deeper colors on the tips. I stamped the two flowers in Altenew Firebrick as I wanted to use that for the deepest color. The center was blended with Warm Sunshine and Frosty Pink for the middle. On the yellow I added Citrus Burst on outside, Frosty Pink for middle and the center of Sunray. These were free blended…not using the stencil as many dahlias vary. For the leaves here I used the Altenew Hanging Garden Die (see my post from Aug 27, 2020 for more info on this). The butterfly is also a stamp with the Dazzling Dahlia set. I had in my stash some blues and green alcohol ink over Sparkle Yupo paper so I just die cut an area that would look good as a butterfly and used Altenew Obsidian ink for the outline.

The greeting is from the One-Go Birthday Greetings stamp and die set.

I made several dahlias at once as described above. For this card I took a deep red card stock and embossed it with the Angled Mosaic 3d embossing folder. I sprinkled some metallic gold paint on this then added the flowers and leaves in the corners. Then sprinkled the whole thing with white paint and added the Happy Birthday flag from the One-Go Birthday Greeting die set.

After I tended to my Dahlias in my garden I switched to more delicate wildflowers with the Arch Flowers Stamp, Die and Stencil set. The larger flowers are colored with Velvet and Firebrick ink. All centers are colored with Paper Bag ink. The small yellow flowers were colored with Chamomile ink and the tiny three button buds are colored in Coral Berry.

For this little Wildflower Garden Add on stamp I really didn’t know what to do. So I just took black ink on the main stem and flower on scrap paper to see what it looked like. OOOH! I was surprised how much I really liked just the black and white look. Thus this card was really easy. A trio of flowers with an extra stem set against the white cardstock became very striking. Again, another greeting from the One-Go Birthday Greetings set and finished off with some white sequins. The greeting is from the One-Go Birthday Greetings stamp and die set.

Thanks for visiting today. Let me know what you would do with any of these stamps, dies, stencils. If you make something, please tag me @pennypynnonen. I’d love to see your creations, too.

Don’t Forget the Giveaway Prizes

$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 08/10/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 winners randomly from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/11/2022.

Here’s the full list for the blog hop:


Altenew Card Blog

Virginia Lu

Kari VanNoy

Laurie Willison

Caly Person

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Martin

Agnieszka Małyszek

Bobby Hagen

Mindy Eggen

Teri Wilson

Jaycee Gaspar

Terri Koszler

Annemarie Caister

Nichol Spohr

Therese Calvird

Angela Brennan

Lorena Brougher

Tenia Nelson

Nicole Watt

Lilith Eeckels

Mugdha Gujarathi

LauraJane

Maryám Pérez

Teresa Litchfield

Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Burnier

Jenny Colacicco

Fiona Duff

Svitlana Shayevich

Karen Brown

Laurie Patterson

Linda Westfall

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

Penny Pynnonen

Tania Ahmed

Dana Joy