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!


  1. Tracy Ercole January 12, 2018 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Love all your cards!

  2. Stef Perry January 12, 2018 at 2:33 am - Reply

    Wow, all your cards are just so beautiful! Thanks for the great video and all the amazing inspiration!

  3. Vickie Thornton January 12, 2018 at 2:06 am - Reply

    Thank you for showing us these beautiful cards.

  4. Mary Doyle January 12, 2018 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Your card designs are amazing. My Altenew shopping list is growing longer & longer.

  5. Angela Person January 12, 2018 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Great wonderful cards!! So beautiful.

  6. Jodi Warren January 11, 2018 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Nina – great idea with the Cube die especially the idea of using up scraps. We all save the paper pieces, but we all don’t always know what to do with those scraps.

  7. Diana Hernandez January 11, 2018 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Darling cards, awesome job. tfs

  8. Cynthia Cole January 11, 2018 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    So many great projects!

  9. Janet Ingraham January 11, 2018 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    You sure know how to do gorgeous!!!

  10. Carol Kerr January 11, 2018 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Wow I just love your peony card it is stunning.Using markers for extra depth is so effective,clever.The whole arrangement is so eye catching.I love this new Altenew release.

  11. Angela R. January 11, 2018 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    All the cards are amazing. But I love the thinking of you card the background using the lace edge border die is very pretty

  12. HelenK January 11, 2018 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Such a bright and colorful card!

  13. Laurie Brown January 11, 2018 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    So very pretty!! All your cards are so creative and fun!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  14. Anniek January 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    So beautiful, your cards are absolutely stunning!

  15. Cassandra January 11, 2018 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Great use of all the dies! Love the colors in the first one. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  16. Linda M. January 11, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful assortment of cards! I especially love the first one. Thanks for providing the video!

  17. Janelle January 11, 2018 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    The silver, glitter letters really make the card pop!

  18. Ericka Strange January 11, 2018 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous cards! Love this Peony die and the colors you used so pretty!

  19. Lisa January 11, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Beautiful cards! My fav is the peony card but they are all great! This is another great release, so much variety from graphic to floral1 Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Yulia LeLuar January 11, 2018 at 11:51 am - Reply

    The last postcard especially me has subdued – an openwork layer and a gentle ombre!

  21. Jean Chaney January 11, 2018 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Lovely! I especially love those bold letters!

  22. bev p January 11, 2018 at 11:34 am - Reply

    I love the bright colors and rainbow effect: perfect with the bold letters and black sentiment strip! The other cards are wonderful also. As it is now tomorrow, I will check the video on YT as soon as I finish the hop! The rose gold on the last one is just gorgeous. Thank you for SO much inspiration!

  23. Lynn Brown January 11, 2018 at 11:21 am - Reply

    I like the second card in these as wel l. This was a nice thing to look at especially since I’m not feeling good today. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Nazneen January 11, 2018 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Aww Nina-Marie!!! Gorgeous Set of Cards! Wow! each is so beautifully crafted, Loved all of them!
    Thank you so so much for inspiring as always!

  25. Kelly Martin January 11, 2018 at 10:44 am - Reply

    SQUEEEE!!! Your cards are absolutely stunning, and I am a total crazy-girl fan of EVERYTHING you make. What a great release–you showcased the products really well! <3 Hugs!

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