Altenew | March 2018 Release Blog Hop (+ Giveaways)

Hello, friends! I am beyond thrilled to be back as a guest for Altenew! You should have arrived from the wonderful Laurel’s blog. Today, I am joining some talented designers for the March 2018 Release Blog Hop. Altenew has released some GORGEOUS new stencils, ink sprays, and washi tape. I am the next to last person on the list, but if you lose your way, you can start at the Altenew Card Blog or the Altenew Scrapbook Blog.


Check out the entire new release! What’s going in your cart?


Here’s are my projects. I have six cards for you today, using the new stencils, ink sprays, and washi tape.

For the first three cards, I used Floral Flurries Washi Tape. I taped the washi tape over a full sheet of white cardstock and then fussy cut all the images.


Since they had a vintage look, I decided to use the Creative Edges: Notebook Die to go with the look and blended Distress Oxide Antique Linen. I stamped a sentiment in the background in a very light ink and then the main sentiment from Sketchy Rose in a darker ink. I arranged the florals and mounted them with foam tape.


Next one I kept rather simple. I sprayed both Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray and Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray onto my white card base. I die-cut Thinking of You in metallic gold cardstock and black foam tape and mounted it over my base. I arranged more florals and mounted them with foam tape right below the sentiment. The shimmer on this card is GORGEOUS! I wish a photograph could do it justice.


I incorporated three new products for this card. I laid down the Classy Stripes Stencil onto watercolor paper and used the Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray to “watercolor” in the stripes. I wanted to mute the background a bit but still have some of the beautiful gold showing so I decided to add some vellum. Again, I went with a “vintage” look and die-cut both sides of the vellum with Creative Edges: Lace Die. I glued it down and then added the florals, die-cut hearts, and sentiment (from Everything About You).

Altenew - Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray - Classy Stripes Stencil - Floral Flurries Washi Tape - Rubeena Ianigro

For next my two cards, I used the Peach Gold Washi Tape and cover plate dies. I covered A2 white cardstock with the washi tape and then die-cut them.


For this one, I used the Layered Blossom Cover Dies. I used Cover A for the peach gold washi. For Cover B, I used watercolor cardstock and watercolored with my Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors. Then I added some of the Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray as “watercolor” and oh my, the shimmer is GORGEOUS. I stamped the sentiment in a coordinating coral ink and mounted it over the layers.

Altenew - Peach Gold Washi Tape - Rubeena Ianigro


For this one, I kept it super simple! I die-cut using Doodled Lace Cover Die and mounted it to my white cardbase. The sentiment is from a recent release set, Wings of Hope. I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in white. Then I blended the background of the sentiment in Distress Oxide Tattered Rose to go with the “peach gold.”

Altenew - Peach Gold Washi Tape 2 - Rubeena Ianigro

For my last card, I used the Watercolor Strokes Washi Tape, which screamed “party” to me so I wanted to create a shaker birthday card. I haven’t made a shaker card in over a year! I added vellum to tone down the background. I die-cut the Family Framed and Happy Birthday dies in metallic gold cardstock to frame the shaker components. Easy card that is pretty!



Hope you enjoyed my worked today! The next stop on the hop is Nicole!


Here’s the blog hop list:

Altenew Card Blog

Debby Hughes

Amy Tan

Lydia Evans

Jennifer McGuire

Virginia Lu

Vicky Papaioannou

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Laura Bassen

Paige Evans

May Sukyong Park

Svitlana Shayevich

Nina-Marie Trapani

Erum Tasneem

Karin Åkesdotter

Lilith Eeckels

Crystal Thompson

Therese Calvird

Laurel Beard

Rubeena Ianigro ** YOU ARE HERE **

Nicole Picadura


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, March 14th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on March 17.

Optional Giveaway: Altenew is also offering my readers a chance to win a $30 gift certificate by leaving a comment on my blog post. I will announce the winner here by March 16 (list of giveaways/winners can be found here as well). 

Thank you for visiting! ♡


Below are the links to products I have used. Affiliate links used where applicable. In plain terms, this means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. You can click on the logo to shop at your favorite stores. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were generously sent to me to use. If new products are not listed yet, they will be added later.


  1. Anja M.

    March 15, 2018 at 5:07 am

    Beautiful cards, love all of them!

  2. kanan0815

    March 14, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Super stunning cards!! Love how you have used those washi tapes on your cards, they look so elegant with all those details. Thank you so much. 🙂

  3. F. Andre

    March 14, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Lovely cards made with these beautiful washi and stencils.

  4. sewpaperpaint

    March 14, 2018 at 8:38 am

    These are incredibly beautiful! Love the new products. Hugs, Autumn

  5. sindhu

    March 14, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Beautiful array of cards…Loved it…

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