Altenew June 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Welcome to June’s Marvelous Monthly Release. If you have found this Blog Hop starting from my website you’ll want to start at the beginning at Altenew’s Blog. If you’d like to see all the products in this release please visit here. Just a reminder, the Craft Your Life Project Kit is only available via the Ultimate Subscription Plan or Craft Your Life Project Kit Monthly Subscription Plan.

Giveaway Prizes

As usual Altenew is offering a Giveaway with the blog hop, so be sure to visit everyone and and leave a comment on their site.

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $40 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/21/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 6 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/23/2023.

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

I very much enjoyed crafting with this month’s release. My first card was created with Build-A-Garden Japanese Anemone. The set comes with a stamp set which includes the flower stamp as well as 6 sentiment stamps, a die that cuts out the flowers and a coloring stencil. I chose to watercolor the flowers using Altenew’s watercolor paper and their 24-color pan set. I used the die to partially die cut the edge of the front of the card base and place my watercolored piece along the edge so you could see the inside of the card. I chose a metallic pink cardstock to line the inside of the card. If you’ve followed me for a while you might have guessed that pink and purple are my favorite colors.

My next card uses the Craft-A-Flower: Saffron Layering Die. Oh dear, there are those purples again. Well, in this case the Saffron Crocus is purple in real life so I had a good excuse to use purple! I had painted the back ground using watercolors a long time ago is it was in my “I want to be a card” file and I though the purples matched pretty well. As I was looking for the perfect sentiment I ran across Altenew’s Well-Read Sentiment Stamp Set which included, “There is always light behind the clouds.” I thought the top of the watercolored background looked like clouds so this was the perfect sentiment.

My last card uses the Craft-Your-Life-Project-Kit: Botanical Line Art. The Craft-Your-Life-Project-Kits are a great bang for your buck because they come with so much product. This one came with a stamp set, coloring stencil, die cut, and a 3D embossing folder. For this card is used the embossing folder first. That embossed the tallest leaf. I used the one of the stencils to color that leaf, then I used one of the other stencils, that was designed to go with the stamp set, to color the leaf that is bending to the left. Because I didn’t stamp the image, the leaves had no stem, so I used Altenew’s Woodless Coloring Pencils to draw the stem and add the details to the leaves. The sentiment came from this stamp set and I stamped it first in a coordinating green color then with Versamark embossing ink and clear heat embossed it. I thought it created an elegant, simple sympathy card.

Thanks for joining me on this Marvelous Monthly Blog-hop. I hope you were able to get some inspiration. Be sure to leave a comment on my blog as well as the other blogs in this hop. You’re next stop on the hop is Virginia Lu.

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  1. Becky Gregory

    June 21, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    My favorite is the Japanese Anemone

  2. Vita Thai

    June 21, 2023 at 2:14 am

    Beautiful cards! Love the Anemone the most. Just stunning!

  3. Patty A Eifert

    June 20, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    Beautiful cards!! I love all the craft a flower sets and the flowering stamp sets that come with a stencil to color!

  4. S. M.

    June 20, 2023 at 7:41 am

    Love all three cards – so beautiful!! The watercolour background fit the saffron card perfectly as did the quote. A simple but classy sympathy card!

  5. Jeanne Rice

    June 20, 2023 at 4:58 am

    I’m in love with your botanical line art card. Stunning!

  6. Nandini Karmarkar

    June 19, 2023 at 9:49 pm

    Love these cards. Especially the last card. It is so dreamy and delicate!

  7. Jami Myers

    June 19, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    All of your cards are inspiring. The sympathy card really caught my attention though because of the softness in the color blending. Beautiful job Laurie!

  8. Dorothy Ayotte

    June 19, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    All of your cards are wonderful. My favorite is the botanical line art card. It is so elegant, and I am , sadly, in need of many sympathy cards.

  9. Lisa P OConnell

    June 19, 2023 at 10:43 am

    Beautiful cards. Particularly like the sympathy card. Purple is an amazing color! Great job!

  10. Verna Angerhofer

    June 19, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Beautiful card designs and your watercoloring is gorgeous!

  11. Geri S

    June 19, 2023 at 2:03 am

    Beautiful cards and lovely colors! I love the line art leaves the best. They just look so peaceful. Great release!

  12. Debbie Frank

    June 19, 2023 at 12:21 am

    Love all three of your cards! So beautiful!

  13. Donna L Walls

    June 18, 2023 at 10:14 pm

    I adore purples so your cards are definitely a fav. Also, the Sympathy card is just lovely.

  14. Shawna j eddy kissell

    June 18, 2023 at 8:38 pm

    I love the sympathy card. I’ve had to make several recently and am trying to find additional ideas

  15. Jeanne Beam

    June 18, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    Such gorgeous cards! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Deb Drake

    June 18, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    I really enjoyed the layout of the Japanese Anemone….it’s so striking….your sympathy card using the embossing folder is ethereal, just lovely….

  17. Laurie Black

    June 18, 2023 at 6:13 pm

    Spectacular cards! Beautifully colored.

  18. Deborah Hellman

    June 18, 2023 at 4:58 pm

    Wow… they are all wonderful.. I love the purple. ❤️

  19. Veronica Hunt

    June 18, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    I love your designs, especially the border cut with the flowers! ALso, the “sorry” card is very classy, I love it.

  20. Tina Kahles

    June 18, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    Laurie, I am amazed at all 3 of your Beautiful Cards! I love this new collection and can’t wait to make my own cards with it! You have done a fantastic job on all three of yours. Thank You for sharing your Talent and inspiring us with your Beautiful cards!

  21. Theresa M Petermann

    June 18, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    so much purple this month. must be the hot color. Thanks as always for sharing and all the inspiration.

  22. Michelle Pokorny

    June 18, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    Wow, stunning cards – I love them all. And the saffron layering die set is perfect in the card base you already had. 🙂

  23. Dee Earnshaw

    June 18, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    your cards are so pretty – thanks for sharing

  24. Maureen Reiss

    June 18, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    Wow!!! Really Beautiful cards!!! I love the sympathy leaf branch one!!

  25. Denise Bryant

    June 18, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    Gorgeous cards! I especially love the way you partially die cut the flowers on your first card and used a colored cardstock piece to line the inside of the card! So attractive!

  26. Lauryne Cunningham

    June 18, 2023 at 10:14 am

    Gorgeous cards! I love the partial die cutting on the first card and the soft colors and ink blended leaves on the last!

  27. Meghan Kennihan

    June 18, 2023 at 8:33 am

    Gorgeous purple flowers! I LOVE your cards! So elegant!

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