Altenew July 2022 Summer Sunshine Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Welcome to my Blog and Altenew’s Summer Sunshine release Blog Hop. I hope you’ve had fun along the way. If you’re following along on the hop you’ve arrived from the talented Maryam Perez. If you’d like to start at the beginning of the hop go to Altenew’s Blog.

Today I have 4 cards I want to share with you. I hope they will inspire you to create something for this wonderful release. Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs to have a chance to win prizes. (More information below)

My first card uses the Captivating Blooms Stamp and Stencil set. I stamped the large flower cluster on white layering weight card stock the colored only the center with Volcano Lake and Hunter Green die ink. So the sentiment would stand out better over the “busy” background, I stamped it on some vellum, created a window, and foam mounted in the center of the card.

My second card used the same Captivating Blooms stamp set, but this time I stamped it on watercolor paper and heat embossed using Platinum embossing powder. I used a variety of pinks and purple watercolors from the 36 pan set and the Metallic watercolor set to color the image. Finally, I stamped “Thank You,” from the Monsteras and Quotes stamp set, and “for your generous hospitality,” from Hello and Hugs, on vellum and heat embossed using Platinum embossing powder and it added to the center of the card.

I’ve been using more and more layering die sets or Craft-A-Flower sets. Sometimes I think, after you put all the layers together, it seems too thin for my taste. So I’ve tried using vellum to create the flowers. This next card uses the Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set.

After I die cut all the flowers I used Altenew’s Rock Garden Alcohol Markers to color the flowers. I chose Volcano Lake die ink to stamp the Mosaic Diamond pattern on half of the white cardstock. I then stamped the sentiment using the Mosaic Diamond stamp set with Lagoon die ink, and stamped it again with embossing ink and heat set it using Crystal Clear Embossing Powder.

My next card uses the new Monstera Frame 3D Embossing Folder. I love the look of the 3D embossed image. It adds so much texture to a card.

This was a quick and east card to make. After embossing the Monstera Frame I used Bamboo die ink to lightly color just the raised images. I colored the flowers using Parrot and Olive inks and the Thank You using Moss all from Tropical Forest die ink set. Just to add a pop of color I mounted my sentiment piece on a bright piece of pink cardstock to show just a thin frame.

I also have a bonus card today. I used the Linear Life: Tropical Garden stamp and die set as well as a 3D embossing folder that will be released on July 22. So you’re getting a sneak peek at an up and coming embossing folder.

I hope you enjoyed my cards and found some inspiration for yourself. Now for the good stuff.

  • Get a FREE brand new Summer Sunshine  Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 07/01/2022 through 07/03/2022. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Summer Sunshine  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 Summer Sunshine  Stamp & Die Release Collection from 07/01/2022 through 07/07/2022. Shop HERE!

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 07/17/2022 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 07/19/2022.

Your next stop on the hop is Svitlana Shayevich. Hop on over.

And here is the entire Hop list.

Altenew Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Erum Tasneem

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco

Caly Person

Nathalie DeSousa


Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Karen Brown

Laurie Willison

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Lilith Eeckels

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

Michelle Burnier

Agnieszka Małyszek

Angela Brennan

Emily Midgett

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Laurie Patterson <—you are here—>

Svitlana Shayevich <—go here next—>

Annemarie Caister

Tania Ahmed

Penny Pynnonen

Adriana Arminio

Berina Rajakumar


  1. Kathy Raker

    July 15, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    I love to see vellum on cards, touch of elegance! All are beautiful, always drawn to leaves. Thanks for sharing.

  2. roxanne tellini

    July 15, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    Hey Laurie. Just so you know- the link from the Altenew sight to your page for this hop is a bit wonkie. I got an error message saying it was high risk. Might want to take a look at that. PS that Dear Friend card is really cool.

  3. Twana Griffin

    July 10, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    I love all of your cards so much that I can not pick a favorite. The vellum you added to the CAPTIVATING blooms cards is so elegant looking. So gorgeous!

  4. Angela Hayes Hall

    July 6, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    wonderful cards

  5. Audrey

    July 5, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    The turquoise color really caught my attention. Gorgeous!

  6. Susan Solbrig

    July 5, 2022 at 11:01 am

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Denise Bryant

    July 4, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Awesome leaves and flowers! Love these pretty designs you used on your cards!

  8. Lissette Long

    July 3, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Great cards. Love the monstera. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Jeanne Beam

    July 3, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Gorgeous cards! Tlove the colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Marisela Delgado

    July 3, 2022 at 2:15 am

    So beautiful.

  11. Donna L Walls

    July 2, 2022 at 11:43 am

    Great cards and inspiration Laurie. On another note, the link provided for you in the Hop Line-Up takes me to some wierd site. May wanna check that out.

  12. Jennifer Forster

    July 1, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Love your Monstera card!!!

  13. Sharon Gullikson

    July 1, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    I like how you inked the embossed leaves in the background. NICE how it goes with the stamped leaves, too.

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