Die Cutting with Scraps + Altenew’s January Release Blog Hop

Die Cutting with Scraps + Altenew's January Die Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone, welcome to my stop in the Altenew January Release Blog Hop! If you are just joining in, you should have arrived from Enza Gudor’s blog. Today I am sharing some projects I made using the new release, plus a video!

My main project feature for this hop is the card I created with the Cube Cover die and the Caps Bold Alpha die set; both of these are new die sets from Altenew’s January release and I was super excited to work with them!

The Cube Cover die sports a very geometric and modern design, which I love because these types of dies make great cards for just about anyone! I cut the die from lots of cardstock scraps I had; a bonus, because it made a nice dent in my scrap stash!

Die Cutting with Scraps + Altenew's January Die Release Blog Hop

The Caps Bold Alpha die set is a new favorite of mine, as I love a great letter die set; custom greetings are so much fun to add on your cards! I cut the top layer of these letters using a bit of Tonic Studios Silver Screen glitter cardstock; the shine is so pretty! The additional greeting I placed in between of my glittery letters is from the Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set, my absolute favorite greeting set from Altenew!

Die Cutting with Scraps + Altenew's January Die Release Blog Hop

You can see how I created this card by watching the video above! In the video, I shared my tip for creating in lay die cut backgrounds like this in no time at all; if in lay die cutting seems daunting to you, I would encourage you to see how I did this one. It was really fast to put together!

Below is the complete list of supplies I used to make this card.


Layered Die Cut Flower Arrangement + Altenew's January Release

I created a few other projects with the new release! This one here with the stunning Peony Dream die set reminds me of a tropical paradise on a card! It was especially cold here when I made this card, so I enjoyed the warm feel of this design. I’ll be posting a full video tutorial on this card tomorrow morning, so make sure you come back here or visit my YouTube channel to see the creation-process!

Layered Die Cut Flower Arrangement + Altenew's January Release
Layered Die Cut Flower Arrangement + Altenew's January Release

I used a beautiful assortment of colored cardstocks from Colossal Colours collection from DoCrafts. The pack features multiple tones of the same hue, which makes this set of cardstock PERFECT for layering dies like Peony Dream! You may also notice the pretty watercolor background behind the flowers; this was created with the oh-so-pretty Watercolor Stripes die, also part of the new Altenew release. This die creates the perfect watercolor  background that looks like you actually painted it!

Layered Die Cut Flower Arrangement + Altenew's January Release

Again I used my favorite, Heartfelt Sentiments for the “prayers and hugs” greeting along the bottom of the card. For embellishment, I tucked a few Moonshine confetti sequins from Simon Says Stamp around my floral arrangement.

If you want to see the full supply list for this card, I have everything listed below. Also remember that I will be posting the video tutorial on this tropical-beauty tomorrow, January 11th; I hope you will stop back to see it!

Layered Die Cut Flower Arrangement + Altenew's January Release


Layered Die Cut Flower Arrangement + Altenew's January Release

The final project I have to share with you today is this delicate, thinking of you card. I adore the new Lace Edge border die from Altenew and thought it would look gorgeous as an ombre, lacy background! I cut the die with three colors of pink cardstock, and adhered them from darkest to lightest down the entire card front.

Layered Die Cut Flower Arrangement + Altenew's January Release

After building the background, I die cut a greeting with the new Thinking of You die (also from Altenew) from Tonic Studios’ Burnished Rose Mirror cardstock. The beautiful rose gold tint to this cardstock looked amazing with all the pinks on my card. I also did a bit of embellishing with Lucy’s Cards Ice Cube gems and Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops; Antique Rose and Ivory Seashell were the colors I used and helped carry the elegant feel of the design.

Layered Die Cut Flower Arrangement + Altenew's January Release

I really loved how these products came together on the card! You can find everything I used in this design listed below…



Die Cutting with Scraps + Altenew's January Die Release Blog Hop

Don’t forget that I am just one of MANY stops in this awesome blog hop! Your next place to jump over to is Dana Gong! Or you can reference the entire hop order below.

Altenew is celebrateing this release, by giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Monday, January 15th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on January 17th.

Also! I have a $30 gift certificate to give away to one of YOU here on my blog! Please leave comment on this post to enter into this giveaway. I will email the winner after the 15th.

Thank you all for visiting me today for this fun blog hop! I will be back with lots more tutorials this week, so stay tuned!

175 Responses

  1. Karen L K says:

    What nice cards! I just love those layered flower dies and what you did with them. The ombre lace card is very creative and so pretty.

  2. Cindy K. says:

    I love all of your cards! And I enjoyed your video.

  3. jenny stratton says:

    I really like the lacey design you used on your thinking of you design. The layered flowers are beautiful and would a pretty Mothers Day card.

  4. Laura Miller says:

    I’ve noticed the lace die cut on previous cards – – really love what you did with it here. Gorgeous samples.

  5. Teri S. says:

    You have put so much thought & time into these cards & it sure shows! Love your videos too. I would so like to have the 3D peony set & dies as well as a cover die. My wish list is growing.

  6. Love the inspiration cards. I really love this release especially the Peony Dreams die set.

  7. Ann K. says:

    Very nice — really like the new lace border die. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Liz O says:

    What can I say, LOVE them all Nina! As always you did a fabulous job showcasing the new products! Thanks for all you share! Happy and prosperous 2018!

  9. Marilyn says:

    Very nice loving this release

  10. Shawn Wenrich says:

    Love them all, very nice work!

  11. Heather P. says:

    Amazing cards!! Love how colorful the first one is and I can’t say enough good things about the peony die!

  12. Karen P says:

    Love the awesome cards and dies.

  13. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Such beautiful cards!

  14. Karen Rice says:

    Oh my freakin’ goodness! Your cards are gorgeous! I love the colors you chose!

  15. Heather King says:

    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity! These are so beautiful and I love the flowers dies! Your cards always have the most wonderful color combinations

  16. Judie Attard says:

    Super awesome bright cards!!!

  17. Kris Reeves says:

    That cube die is my favorite of this release! Love your card!

  18. 3kidmama says:

    Amazing cards! I love the soft nearly tone-on-tone you achieved by using that light bluish-grey yardstick with the watercolor stripes background die – it doesn’t compete with your design but creates such an elegant texture in the background. The peach colors you chose with the peonies are stunning as well. The cheerful colors in your cube die background are so fun and this girl is always happy to see some “bling” with the letters. That card just makes me smile!

    Beautiful work with these products – so glad you participated in the blog hop today. Great inspiration!

  19. Monique York says:

    Awesome samples. Love the color combinations you used. Thanks for sharing.

  20. jean marmo says:

    Such wonderful inspiration! Love the Peony!!

  21. F. Andre says:

    Your cards are so beautiful. I just love the Edges lace die. Thanks for sharing the tips video.

  22. Patt H. says:

    Love these gorgeous cards! The Peony die is calling my name already!

  23. Mary-Anne V says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the gorgeous colours on the first!

  24. Love your cards and the fact that you used scraps in the first one. Very clever! The peony card is gorgeous! Looks painted, rather than colored – Stunning! Thanks you for the instructional videos!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

  25. Carol Rollings says:

    Gorgeous cards. I absolutely love the peony dies.

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