Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Altenew May 2022 Dreams Come True Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello, crafty friends!
I am excited to be joining  Altenew for their May 2022 Dreams Come True Collection Release Blog Hop! This release features so many beautiful new stamps and dies along with other wonderful goodies for your crafty stash!

If you arrived here from, Daniel Diaz's Blog, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog. We've got tons of inspiration and giveaways for you on the hop today, so keep reading till the end of this post for more information.

Stunning florals, elegant designs, unique sentiments, and more. This complete crafting bundle featuring the Dreams Come True stamp, die, stencil, and embossing folder release is full of beautiful inspiring designs to add to your craft room so you can create amazing paper crafting projects. Whether you enjoy card making, scrapbooking, or journaling, this bundle has something for you!

My first card features the Educators Rule Stamp & Die Bundle along with the Creative Edges: Notebook Die. I absolutely love this set!

To create my card, I stamped the the pencil and eraser images from the Educators Rule Stamp Set onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock using the exact recommended ink colors in the layout stamp packaging of the set. This made my job so much easier- I would highly recommend using the suggested ink colours if you want to create the same effect as depicted in the packaging. For the pencils themselves, I picked an ink slightly darker (or lighter) to act as the other coordinating shade in the pencil barrel and then stamped away with the help of my MISTI Stamping Tool. Once that was done, I used the coordinating die to cut out the pencils. 

Next, for my card background, I pulled out a ledger patterned paper from a very old My Mind's Eye Paper Pad and randomly stamped the 'A+' sentiment on the background using Crimson ink. Then, I die-cut Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and the patterned paper using the Creative Edges: Notebook Die to get that classic notebook page look, complete with perforation lines. Once that was done, I adhered the two layers together using Craft Glue.

I then stamped the apple onto a piece of White Cardstock using the Red Sunset Oval Dye Ink Set and cut out the image using the coordinating die, before popping it to my panel using foam tape.

Next, for my greeting, I used the large and cursive “teacher” from the Educators Rule Stamp Set. I stamped it using Obsidian Pigment Ink onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and then die-cut the image using the coordinating die. I also die-cut the sentiment from White Foam and adhered the layers together with Craft Glue for depth. Once that was done, I adhered the pencils clustered around the stamped sentiment using Craft Glue, then added a sentiment strip from Educators Rule, stamped on a strip of White Cardstock using Obsidian Pigment Ink and popped up using foam tape.

I then adhered the card panel to a top-folding A2- white card base using tape runner. I finished the design with some sparkling Antique Gold - Sequins to embellish.

My next card features the Wispy Joy Stamp & Die Bundle along with the Detailed Web Cover Die and the Mini Delight: Petite Reverie Stamp & Die Set.

I started off my card by stamping the Altenew Wispy Joy Stamp Set onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. I used Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink for the outlines and then Altenew Warm and Cozy and Rose Petal Crisp Dye Inks for the layers of the flowers, and for the leaves, I used Altenew Tropical Forest Crisp Dye Inks. I stamped the flower centers using Orange Cream Crisp Dye Ink and then die-cut the stamped images using the coordinating dies.

Next, to create my card background, I debossed a panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock  using the Detailed Web Cover Die in my Platinum 6" Die Cutting Machine, then used the Jet Black Ink Spray to add some splatters on the background. Then, I die-cut a frame out of the top portion of the panel using the Layer 3 Die from the Precision Layering Mini Slimline A Etched Dies. Next, I die-cut White Glitter Foam and Citrine Cardstock using the Layer 3 and Layer 4 Dies from the Precision Layering Mini Slimline A Etched Dies, then offset the gold glitter die cut to create a shadow, before adding it to my card front. Once that was done, I die-cut Citrine Cardstock using the leafy branch die in the Virginia Rose 3D Die Set for some additional foliage and assembled the flowers and leaves around the frame using foam adhesive.

Next, on another piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, I blended Orange Cream and Sunkissed inks with a Blending Brush to give the background panel more dimension. Next, I die-cut Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock  using the Detailed Web Cover Die and adhered it over the blended background panel using Craft Glue.

Then, to finish, I die-cut Black Glitter Cardstock and White Foam using the 'Thanks' die included in the Mini Delight: Petite Reverie Die Set, and adhered the layers together with Craft Glue, for depth. Next, I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the Castle Garden Stamp Set onto a strip of White Cardstock using Obsidian Pigment Ink and adhered it on my panel using foam adhesive

Once that was done, I adhered my card panel a top-folding A2 white card base using tape runner.

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 05/10/2022 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 05/12/2022.

Free Gifts
  • Get a FREE brand new Dreams Come True Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 05/04/2022 through 05/06/2022. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Dreams Come True Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide Ebook  (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Sweet Moments Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Dreams Come True Stamp & Die Release Collection from 05/04/2022 through 05/10/2022. Shop HERE!

Blog Hop Order:
Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the wonderful, Nandini Karmarkar's blog. Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Terri Koszler

Vicki Boutin 

Jaycee Gaspar


Nathalie DeSousa

Angela Brennan

Michelle Short 

Virginia Lu

Nenette S. Madero

Laurie Willison

Bridget Casey

Jenny Colacicco

Natasha Davies

Tenia Nelson

Linda Westfall

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

Rosie Neustaedter 

Emily Midgett 

Amy Hill

Maryam Perez

Sande Woodson

Susan Stagno

Katrina Howe

Mindy Eggen

Eva Bussom

Ann Taylor

Daniel Diaz

                         Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE)

Nandini Karmarkar

SathyaKala Sankaran

Susan Busada


Well, that’s all for my projects today! Thanks so much for stopping by and reading. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  1. Love the pretty pastel florals

  2. Gorgeous! I knew your cards would be exceptional! Thanks for sharing — Bridget N (

  3. Amazing designs! Love this release! I LOVE the teacher card!

  4. You did a wonderful job showcasing the new products! Love all your cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Great job with your cards. Your pencils look so real and I love the colors you chose for your flowers.... tyfs :)

  6. Megan ChristensenMay 5, 2022 at 11:42 PM

    Beautiful cards! I love these! 💜

  7. Wow! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  8. Beautiful floral card and perfect Teacher card.

  9. Nice card shares. Good frame and layouts.

  10. Beautiful cards... Love the floral card so much...

  11. Love your pencils card, so clever.

  12. stunning cards - love your samples

  13. gorgeous floral card and cute teacher card!

  14. Love the class /subject names on the pencils - a cute touch.

  15. Your cards are wonderful! I love them both, but especially the Wispy Joy one. I guess I just love florals! :-)

  16. Your pencils are fantastic. I love the labels you put on them.