Altenew August 2022 Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Be bold, and be beautiful! This release includes fabulous florals, a geometric background, and even a set of sentiments perfect for the bibliophile in your life! We know you will love creating all kinds of inspiring projects with the stamps, dies, stencils, and embossing folders in this release. It’s time to get crafty!

Welcome, welcome, welcome. I’ve got several cards to share with you today. I used ink blending, stencil coloring, colored pencils (first time for me), dry embossing, heat embossing and of course stamping on my cards. I hope you enjoy them. Feel free to give constructive criticism, I’m always looking to get better. Also leave a comment at the bottom to have a chance to win prizes. If you’re following along on the hop you just came from Karen Brown’s Blog. If you’d like to start at the beginning of the hop head on over the Altenew’s Blog.

My first card uses the Happy Flowers stamp and die set as well as the new One-Go Birthday Greetings stamp and die set.

The birthday greetings stamp set stamps several sentiments at one time and the die cuts them all out individually. It’s great. I used the Square Weave stencil and the Tea Party set of die inks to ink part of the background. I also used the Tea Party inks to color the flowers along with Green Valley inks for the leaves and Summer Afternoon inks for the centers. I added some Enamel Dots which I colored with a Coral Berry alcohol marker to match the flowers.

Card number 2 is a CAS, Clean and Simple, card.

I used one of the Well Read sentiments. I really love this sentiment set and I thought the two little flowers reminded me of two friends. The flowers are from the Wildflower Garden add-on stamp set. I already own the Wildflower Garden set, which has 22 stamps and dies for the flowers and leaves and two sympathy sentiments.

Card 3 was very easy to make but I think it looks quite lovely.

I used navy cardstock to emboss using the Floating Feather embossing folder. I then used white pigment ink to carefully swipe over the raised image. I stamped the sentiment, from the Well Read stamp set, on vellum, using sticky ink and heat embossed using Pure White embossing powder. I cut the vellum into a strip and adhered it over the Floating Feather.

Card number 4 it my favorite of the bunch, I think, because purples/pinks are my favorite color.

This card uses the Dazzling Dahlia Stamp, Die and Stencil bundle for the focal point flower and leaves, as well as the sentiment. I used the Wildflower Garden Add-On stamp in Evening Grey die ink for the background. I heat embossed the stamped image as well as the sentiment with Rose Gold embossing powder. Shades of Purple die inks and the coordinating stencil was used to color the flowers.

I have two more cards to share with you, the first one uses the stencil to color in the Dahlia and the second one uses Altenew’s Woodless Coloring Pencils to color it.

I have a ton of colored pencils. I really didn’t need any more, but because the colors of Altenew’s pencils match their inks I just had to get them. I really like the way they blend. For the first card, above, I stamped the image and very carefully used the coordinating dies to cut out just the right side.

You can sort of see, in the last photo, I put some Stickles on the center of the flowers to give a little shine. I hope you enjoyed looking through my creations. You’re next stop on the hop is Linda Westfall.

Now for the good stuff.


  • Get a FREE brand new Bold & Beautiful Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 08/04/2022 through 08/06/2022. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Bold & Beautiful Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide e-book (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Bold & Beautiful Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.
  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Bold & Beautiful Stamp & Die Release Collection from 08/04/2022 through 08/10/2022. 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 08/10/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 winners randomly from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/11/2022.

Altenew Card Blog

Virginia Lu

Kari VanNoy

Laurie Willison

Caly Person

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Martin

Agnieszka Małyszek

Bobby Hagen

Mindy Eggen

Teri Wilson

Jaycee Gaspar

Terri Koszler

Annemarie Caister

Nichol Spohr

Therese Calvird

Angela Brennan

Lorena Brougher

Tenia Nelson

Nicole Watt

Lilith Eeckels

Mugdha Gujarathi


Maryám Pérez

Teresa Litchfield

Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Burnier

Jenny Colacicco

Fiona Duff

Svitlana Shayevich

Karen Brown

Laurie Patterson <—-> You are here

Linda Westfall <—-> Go here next

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

Penny Pynnonen

Tania Ahmed

Dana Joy


  1. Sue D

    August 10, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    I like the pretty variety you created.

  2. Janet

    August 10, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Great cards, especially the purple embossed flower!

  3. Nandini Karmarkar

    August 10, 2022 at 6:33 am

    Gorgeous cards. I love the amazing coloring!

  4. Kathy Raker

    August 9, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Great cards! The last one seems to jump right off the page, bold and cheerful! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Amy Solovay

    August 9, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Wow, you have shared so many amazing projects! LOVE them all, but your cards with the dahlias stand out as being particularly spectacular. Awesome work!

  6. Orit Viderman

    August 8, 2022 at 6:42 am

    Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Dorothy Ayotte

    August 7, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Your cards are lovely, but I am blown away with the purple Dahlia card. I just love the many shades of purple on the petals and the soft subtle background. You have inspired me to buy this set!

  8. Lauryne Cunningham

    August 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Gorgeous cards! I love the rose gold embossing powder on the purple flowers!

  9. Lori Podolsky

    August 7, 2022 at 8:34 am

    What truly lovely and colourful cards, Laurie. Love them all! Beautifully done. Thank you for such amazing inspiration.

  10. Marisela Delgado

    August 6, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    So gorgeous!

  11. Sandra Baggarly

    August 6, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Love your coloring! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

  12. Preciosa Alvarado

    August 6, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    I love the purple flower with the gold emboss. Lovely.

  13. Amber Bissonnette

    August 6, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    Your cards are so pretty!! I am loving the gold heat embossing

  14. Donna L Walls

    August 6, 2022 at 10:43 am

    Beautiful inspirational projects. I love using colored pencils but forget I have them, you’ve inspired me to get them out this weekend and use them.

  15. Twana Griffin

    August 5, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Thank you for sharing several cards on this hop. Each of the cards are lovely but I have to say the ones with the dazzling dahlias are just gorgeous. Purple is my favorite color so you can guess which one I am partial to.

  16. Carol L McCready

    August 5, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Gorgeous cards! Love the feather with that quote.

  17. Sarah B

    August 5, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    Lovely cards all and your color choices really appeal to me. Lots of eye candy!

  18. Karen Erickson

    August 5, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    Beautiful cards

  19. Karen Erickson

    August 5, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    Beautiful cards

  20. Liz O

    August 4, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Beautiful cards Laurie! You did an outstanding job showcasing the new products! Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. Jeanne Rice

    August 4, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Beautiful cards and rich colors.

  22. Verna Angerhofer

    August 4, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    The coloring is so gorgeous on each of your beautiful cards!

  23. Sharon Gullikson

    August 4, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    The peachy pinky look is really sweet. I just love this look.

  24. Tarina K Holloway

    August 4, 2022 at 9:08 am

    LOVE them all!! Your coloring and detail is amazing.

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