Thursday, April 11, 2024

Let's Get Crafty and Celebrate 10 Years of Altenew Crafting Fun! Altenew Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome here and I am super excited to share my projects from this fabulous April release! 

Before I get to the projects I want to say HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY and thank Altenew for inviting me to this release as the November Inspiration Challenge winner. If you haven't played along with the inspiration challenges I highly encourage you to do so and you will have the opportunity to join a new release reveal!

The hop starts at the Altenew Card Blog and you can find the entire April 2024 release right HERE !

Below is a glimpse of some of the projects I created for this release, scroll down to see them all full size!

This is a long post so relax and enjoy or feel free to view the round-up video instead!


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $50 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/17/2024 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/19/2024.

*The winner of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.


 Bouquet of Poppies Bundle is an 8x10 stamp set, coordinating die and colouring stencil!

This stamp is ideal for A7 (5x7) size cards as it fills up the card front completely! I stamped and heat embossed Altenew watercolour card stock with Altenew Embossing Ink and Antique Gold embossing powder. The blooms are water-coloured with Rubellite, Rouge, Midnight Violet, Ultraviolet, Autumn Blaze, Warm Sunshine, Moss and Just Green water-colour brush markers. The background is coloured with Desert Night water-colour brush marker and the "stars" in the night sky are spatters of Sterling Silver Metallic Watercolour.

Speaking of metallic watercolour...

I've stamped and heat embossed a portion of the poppies image on black card stock in Antique Gold embossing powder. I then colored with the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan and once dry, arranged the Rounded Rectangles Die set dies, holding in place with low tack tape and running through my die cut machine. I cut a few extra die cuts from black card stock to to create dimension with and pieced the image back together alternating stacking die cuts and gluing flat on the card front.

This is a great stamp set to use different colouring mediums with and practice your colouring. In addition to the large bouquet image, it also two individual poppy stamps your can stamp and die cut multiple image to craft your own bouquet.

After stamping the images I used the stencil to add Peachy Keen Fresh Dye Ink and Rouge Crisp Dye Ink to two of the blooms, then adding details with Cotton Candy, Peach Parfait and Blush Artist Markers. The red blooms were first inked with Blush Crisp Dye Ink and then the details were added with Blush, Coral Berry and (a little) Limestone Artist Markers. The centre red poppy also used some Crimson Artist Marker and the stems and leaves are coloured with Lettuce Celebrate and Forest Fern ink.

Sentiment is from the stamp set and heat embossed with Antique Gold embossing powder on a die cut from the One-Go Die.

I layered the poppies with Instant Dimension Foam Tape over a navy blue card front dry embossed with the Baroque Elegance Press Plate and completed with a spattering of Sterling Silver Metallic Watercolour.

I always love experimenting with inking the colouring stencils on their own and the lovely, soft feel of these cards is the result! It's great to be able to use your supplies in different ways for maximum value!

I inked the blooms with Peachy Keen Fresh Dye Ink and a touch of Rouge Crisp Dye Ink. Leaves and centers are inked with Lettuce Celebrate Fresh Dye Ink and Forest Fern Crisp Dye ink. I trimmed the panel, stamped the sentiment in Obisdian Pigment Ink and matted on black card stock. The panel is then adhered to an A2 card base and embellished with the BRAND NEW Smoky Quartz Gem Sparkles. You can see in the photo these range from an almost clear to a deep smoky colour. These add a lovely sparkle and shine to the card.

Below are a couple more stencil only cards and in the first image you can see a little bit of the brand new Micro Blending Brushes also brand new!

For this last stenciled card I inked the individual poppies and butterfly using the stencil, then die cut and added to a card panel, using Instant Dimension Foam Tape for the butterfly and embellishing with some Antique Gold Sequins.


You saw this next product in that navy embossed background earlier, say hello to the Baroque Elegance Press Plate

For this card I've used the press plate for it's intended purpose and inked with Be Grapeful, Ride the Wave, Lettuce Celebrate, Lemonade Stand, Tangerine Dream and Cherry Sweet Fresh Dye Inks on Betterpress Cotton Card stock.
I die cut a Timeless Sentiment 2 Die Set sentiment from the centre of the panel along with 3 more cut from plain white card stock. I adhered the panel to a black card stock mat, layered the sentiment die cuts together and topped with the inked die cut. I adhered the stack back into the die cut area and lastly added a few gems from Smoky Quartz Gem Sparkles.

If you also own a hot foil system you can get excellent hot foil results with your press plate!

I foiled some coloured card stock from my stash with gold foil and my Go Press and Foil system. After foiling, I fussy cut along the foiled pattern creating a diagonal edge. I then used my Big Shot and tan embossing mat to emboss a piece of white card with the press plate.

I adhered the foiled, fussy cut pieces on opposite corners with Instant Dimension Foam Tape and the sentiment from the Timeless Sentiments 2 die set cut from the same coloured card stock and Gold Mirror Cardstock between the foiled pieces. A trio of gems from Deep Blue Sapphire Sparkles complete the card.

Now the foiled card above means that your left with foil with the negative of the above pattern. You can also foil that piece if you have a solid foil plate but if you don't, grab some double sided adhesive and glitter! (It's tough to photograph foiling, my apologies for the sub-par photos.)

Trim a piece of double sided adhesive and white card stock to 4" x 5 1/4" and apply the adhesive to the card stock, peel off the release paper to expose your adhesive. Carefully lay your foil on top of the adhesive and burnish on to the adhesive. Peel off the release layer and you are left with the gold foiled pattern and the white "exposed" areas are sticky to apply the glitter to.

I pulled out some fine blue glitter from my stash but a fine white glitter would be stunning as well, sprinkled it over the entire panel, tapped off the excess and burnished with my finger.

This time I die cut the word from Gold Foil Cardstock and the shadow from coloured card, again I embellished Deep Blue Sapphire Gem Sparkles.


I die cut all the pieces from white card stock and then inked each with the Micro Blending Brushes and Dusk, Ocean Waves and a little Baby Pink Crisp Dye Inks on the petals and Jade and Eucalyptus Fresh Dye Inks on the leaves. I misted all the die cuts with Altenew Iridescent Spray Ink.
The key hole system makes it super easy and quick to line everything up and I used liquid glue to hold everything together.
I dry embossed a white card front with the Baroque Elegance Press Plate then added Coral Berry, Grapevine, Sapphire and Jet Black Mixed Media Ink direct-to-paper (rub the ink pads directly over the paper). I added the ink to the "debossed side"- pattern is pressed into the paper.

I again used the Baroque Elegance Press Plate for this background but I hot foiled it with black foil. You can get the exact same look using it with black ink and your Betterpress system.

I added the colour to the tulip die cuts with Artist Markers from the Altenew Water Garden set. I used my flower shaping tools to add some curve to the petals then layered together following the keyholes.
I die cut the frame with the Gold Foil card stock, white card stock and the oval from a die in my stash. I stacked the white die cuts and gold die cuts together and placed in the center of the panel. The bloom is adhered with foam tape just inside the frame. Sentiment is from the Timeless Sentiments 2 die set and the shadow is cut from card stock inked with the same green used on the leaves to tie it all together.

I added sparkle to the bloom and title with Stickles from my stash.


This kit is so easy to create a beautiful card that looks like it took hours to make but actually comes together very quickly!
I embossed the fence with the kit 3D folder and added Hazelnut Crisp Dye Ink with the kit stencil. The kit stencil adds so much colour to the birds, it was fun choosing colours to use. I used Eucalyptus, Lemon Ice, Dew Drops, Crimson, Buttercream, Sand Dunes and Alpine Aster ink colours for this bird along with the Micro Blending Brushes which are perfect for inking small areas!
After die cutting the images, stamping and heat embossing the sentiment with Obsidian Pigment ink and clear embossing powder, I layered them all with Instant Dimension Foam Tape over the fence and the sky inked with the Altenew Cloud Scene Stencil and Dew Drops ink.

This kit also features this beautiful floral image which I've coloured with inks and the colouring stencil and then die cut. I cut extra die cuts from white card stock and stacked them behind the image to avoid cutting teeny pieces of foam tape for the smaller areas as my background is dimensional too. 

I've cut branches with the kit branch dies from white card stock and arranged them on a white card front and trimmed off any overhanging pieces. After spattering with the Jet Black Water Color Brush Marker, I glued the stacked die cut image to the center, added the stamped sentiment with foam tape and finished off with Smoky Quartz Gem Sparkles, these are the lightest coloured ones in the pack.

This is one of my two favourites I made with this kit and it is so easy to create! I created my own hillside with masking paper and inked the grass with Lettuce Celebrate and then the sunset with Lemonade Stand, Peachy Keen, Tickled Pink, Ride the Wave and a little bit of Be Grapeful Fresh Dye Ink. I added a touch of Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink around the edges.

After embossing black card stock with the fence 3D folder, I fussy cut between the planks, then adhered to the inked card front. The branch and bird are stamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder on black card stock and then die cut with the coordinating die. Bird is adhered with Instant Dimension Foam Tape and the other die cuts are glued down with liquid adhesive. Sentiment is from the kit and stamped with Obisidian Pigment Ink. Dark coloured gems from Smoky Quartz Gem Sparkles complete my version of a silhouette card with this set.

If you've hung in there up to this point, my SINCERE THANKS as this is a long one! We've come to the last project, my second of two favourites created with this kit. 

I've created a vintage vibe with a Metallic 14 pan watercoloured panel, Motif Tile 3D embossing folder, Floral Lace Die and Antique Gold Embossing Powder.

I combined the kit colouring stencil, Water Hyacinth, Alpine Aster & Dusty Rose Fresh Dye Inks and Silver Lake, Gray Denim, Vanilla Cream and Sand Dune Crisp Dye Inks. I've added details with the Altenew Woodless Colouring Pencils. 

I've used a die from the Rounded Rectangles Die set to cut out bird and then inked the edges with clear embossing ink and heat set with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.

Sentiment is from the kit, stamped and heat embossed with the same powder, fussy cut and then popped up with foam tape over the background along with the focal image.

I hope you're inspired by something in this post and if so, please share that with me by tagging @rosieneust in Instagram or Rosie Neustaedter Papercraft Designs on Facebook!

Check out all the other projects via the link below!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday Challenge!

     Good morning and welcome to our  

Monthly Saturday Challenge Mid Inspiration Post

We are back today with an inspirational post showcasing more ideas to inspire you and help get your creative juices flowing!
We can't wait to see what you create!

This month our Saturday Challenge themes for you are:

Stitching and/or Cute Critters!

You can choose one or both - whatever inspires you!

Our Ink Of The Month, which will be on sale all month long is the gorgeous Mellow Mustard Ink Pad, Ink Cube and Reinker! Grab it now to add to your collection..

I've used both themes on this card!

I Copic coloured this cute image from Safari Fun and used the Summer Sunbeams stencil as a guide to pierce stitching holes with my craft pick.

I then handstitched embroidary floss and mounted the panel on a stitched rectangle die cut.

A few Studio Katia black crystals add a little shine to the card front.

 Every month we post a brand new challenge with two themes to choose from, and a mid month inspiration post with even more creative ideas! You are welcome to enter as many times as you like.

This month's challenge will remain open until the end of the month!

These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp, however, using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp products will earn you double entries!

Our Challenges are now combined with the 
Skrappy Challenge (first Tuesday of the Month)
and the Christmas Challenge In the Krafty Friends FB group! So feel free to enter any or all of these - the monthly prize is a $20 voucher to the Krafty shop!!!
Woohoo!  There are two ways to enter: you can link up your creation on the  Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page and if using KKS products, you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends FB group.  *These are all challenges we have done in the past but now when you upload them, please put them all in the one challenge album!

Be sure to check out all the fun projects the Design Team has come up with in the links below! Happy kraftin'!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Altenew March Inspiration Challenge!


There are so many different ways to use 3d embossing folders so I thought I'd challenge myself to colour the gorgeous Beautiful Bergenia folder for the March Inspiration Challenge!

I inked the flat side of the embossing folder with Altenew Buttercream Crisp Dye ink to create the soft yellow background and then coloured the raised areas with Artist Markers.

I kept it simple and finished off the card with a die cut sentiment from the Versatile Greetings Die set and stamped sentiment from the Bold Bouquet Outline Stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March Release Hop & Shop!



Today we are celebrating all the fabulous new goodies in our March Release that are NOW available in the

 Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!

and we're excited to share it ALL with you in a fabulous krafty HOP!

So let's check everything out as we hop around the Krafty Design Team's blogs today!  Grab a drink, sit back and relax while we take you on a krafty tour!

First up we have a beary adorable set for you,
designed by Neda Sadreddin,
 and it's called.....

Which I've used in the following card:

I inked up the Wonderful Wildlife Stencil with Sandy Shores, Crisp Crimson and a hint of Marvelous Mocha hybrid inks.
I die cut a circle from patterned paper and layered the Copic coloured pandas over top, grounding everything with a die cut border from kraft cardstock.

Our next stamp set by artist Sabrina van Vloten

We've got two brand new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help add some funky flair to your creations!  

They are called....


And.... if you need it all... 
We've got the March Gimmie Kimmies Kit

And don't forget our awesome Stamp Of The Month!! We have the fabulous Gnome One Like You stamp, which is FREE with your order of $75 or more before shipping/taxes all month (while supplies last!)

Now head on out on today's celebration blog hop and check out all the new products in action as the Krafty Team shares their incredible designs!  Then jump on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop and grab some of these fabulous goodies for yourself!

Happy Krafting!

PS. You can see everything up close in the Live Release Replay on Facebook!!

Friday, March 15, 2024

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March Release Krafty Peeks Day Two! Faires & Furries

  Today is our final day of Krafty Peeks for the March Release 

 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We are so excited to share a fabulous new set 

by artist Sabrina van Vloten


Fairies & Furries!

These fairies and their furry friends will bring a smile to everyone's face! And they are so awesome for your spring creations!

I watercoloured the background and then inked around the edges once dry. I die cut the leaves from dark green cardstock with the Altenew Berries & Branches die. The Copic coloured image is fussy cut and then adhered with foam tape over the leaves.

Check out Fairies & Furries in so many amazing creations today as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs!  You'll also see our beautiful new stencils, Swirling Stars and Wonderful Wildlife along the way! 

Everything will be released after our LIVE Online Release Party TOMORROW!  All the fun takes place in the Krafty Friends facebook group beginning at 3 pm ET!  See you there!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March Release: Krafty Peeks Day One! Stu-pand-ous!

        Who's ready for lots of brand new Krafty goodies?!

It's time for our March Release Peeks to begin 

Today we have a beary adorable set for you,
designed by Neda Sadreddin,
 and it's called.....

These cute red pandas are ready to make your creations panda-stic! The awesome accessory stamps are perfect to create amazing scenes!

I paired these Copic coloured red pandas with the brand new Wonderful Wildlife stencil and Cookie Dough Lunar Paste!

These are so fun to colour and I stamped the sentiment from the set with Sandy Shore Hybrid Ink!

As you hop around the design team's blogs today you'll be able to check out Stu-pand-ous in action in combination with our other new 
March Kraftin' Kimmie products!  

We've also got two new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help add some funky fun to your creations!  

They are called....
Swirling Stars!

Wonderful Wildlife!

They're perfect for all your cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media and more!

You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of the March Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Release Party 

on  Saturday, March 16th at 3 pm EST in the Krafty Friends group

For now, hop around and check out some amazing creations from the Krafty Team! Our fabulous designers can't wait to share their inspiration with you!
Come on back tomorrow for some more krafty fun and goodness!

Let's Get Crafty and Celebrate 10 Years of Altenew Crafting Fun! Altenew Blog Hop + Giveaway!

  Hello Crafty Friends! Welcome here and I am super excited to share my projects from this fabulous April release!  Before I get to the proj...