Altenew Stamps/Dies/Die Cutting Machine Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to the Altenew Blog hop! To start at the beginning, please go here to the Altenew Blog. You should have arrived to my blog from my dear friend Nicole Picadura’s blog.   Today I have two cards to share with you using some amazing stamps and dies from the new release! I’m also using the brand new Altenew Mini Die cutting Machine (Demo Video below), which I absolutely adore. It’s pretty and portable and cuts like butter.

Let’s take a look at my first card! I used the Frosted Garden Stamp set and coordinating die.  This is a GORGEOUS stamp set. The florals images are stunning and life like.  Altenew inks react beautifully with water so I inked up the images with Altenew Inks (I have all the mini cubes), spritzed with water and then stamped! I linked the colors I used below in the supply list!

Using the coordinating dies with some of the florals really took this card to a deeper level with the pops of dimension scattered about. I used the new Mini Die Cutting Machine, which now is permanently housed next to my desk. It’s lightweight and easy to grab and use.

And now for my second card.  I used the Wild About You stamp set and coordinating die. I created a watercolored background using the Altenew inks. I again inked up the stamps with the Altenew inks and spritzed with water and stamped.

I again added some dimension by popping up some of the images with foam tape.

Now let’s check out the new mini die cutting machine! You can watch the video HERE or watch it right below.

Isn’t it adorable? It’s weighs only 2 pounds! The Machine size is 6″ x 4 1/2″ plus handle, the cutting plate size is 3″ x 6 1/4″.


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 Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, December 15th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, December 17th.


How about a chance to win a $30 gift certificate? Simply leave a comment on my blog to be entered! I’ll announce the winner on 12/16.

Next up on the hop is the Altenew Scrapbook blog!

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    Hello Laurel, two beautiful cards for us, both are pretty with the colours used & the tropical card gives you the early morning sunrising feeling as it just starts to heat up x

  2. Kris Schleich says:

    You have created beautiful samples! Thank you.

  3. wow your cards are stunning!!! that little die cut machine is adorable

  4. mjmarmo says:

    Love the cards! This new machine looks wonderful!

  5. Love both of these cards!

  6. Oh boy! that new little machine is SO ADORABLE! It’s definitely going on my “wanna get it” list. It’s my favorite product in this release.

  7. Beautiful watercoloring! Love your work 🙂

  8. Donna Gourley says:

    Thanks for sharing your projects today. Lots of fun inspiration!

  9. Your cards are stunning. One of these days I am going to try and replicate them. Hopefully I get the stamps and can come back and use your inspiration!

  10. Rita Montgomery says:

    That mini machine is so cute. I haven’t invested in a machine so far but now may be the time. Oh, and your cards a beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win.

  11. Really Gorgeous cards!!!!

  12. Such pretty cards. I love the dues popped up. Adds so much to the card and that little machine is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Your cards are so pretty!

  14. Iris M Soscia says:

    Such pretty cards – love the soft colors.

  15. Lynda Eickhoff says:

    Love the watercolor effect. I’m new to this creative medium and enjoy seeing the different interpretations by individuals. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Francine says:

    Beautiful card ideas..That new die machine is the bomb!

  17. Heather Nelson says:

    Beautiful Cards!! Love your flowers!! Your background is so pretty!

  18. donna mikasa says:

    Your cards are so pretty, Laurel! I love the watercolored look and thanks for a review of the cute machine!

  19. DAWN SPENGLER says:


  20. Two beautifully watercolored cards! I seem to fall deeper and deeper in love with Altenew each new release! This release has set the bar very high though! The Blossom machine is in my cart awaiting the rest of my order then it will be on its way to me! I can’t wait! TFS!

  21. Dee Earnshaw says:

    love both of your cards – they are just stunning especially the second – the sponging is just fab:)

  22. Denise Bryant says:

    Lovely cards with such beautiful colors! I especially love your floral card!

  23. Tara Prince says:

    lovely little machine!

  24. Jeanne Beam says:

    Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing…

  25. Beautiful cards and designed so perfectly, really love seeing your stunning work. Wow isn’t the new release totally awesome, I need them lol! Keep up the the great work xx

  26. Sue LD says:

    Very pretty card designs. I like the colors and dimension.

  27. These are so gorgeous!! I love the colors and designs of each one!! So beautiful!!

  28. Carla Hundley says:

    Beautiful flowers and
    lovely coloring. I like
    the size of this die
    Carla from Utah

  29. Karen Hale says:

    Wow, beautiful water colored florals. And that little die cutter is a gem!

  30. beautiful cards, Laurel – am loving all the cards made with the frosted garden stamps – that and the die cutting machine are on my christmas wish list!!

  31. Your cards are beautiful. The Stunning Cosmos stamp set is my fav of this release.

  32. Maggie B says:

    The sentiment on your second card about sums up the year we’ve had around here! Here’s to a bright 2018! Your cards are beautiful Laurel and I love the watercolor look you’ve given both of them. Like I said on your YT post….watch that cute little machine….if it turns up missing check on Lily. lol….I know my daughter would have snatched that right up when she was younger. haha Have an awesome weekend. ~HUGS~

  33. Denise Kasbohm says:

    These flowers with the water colored look are soo pretty.

  34. Jennifer Gallagher says:

    Love the jewel tones on the flower card

  35. TracyM #6773 says:

    BEAUTIFUL cards Laurel, LOVE your colours, designs and dimension!
    My favourite is your GORGEOUS hello card … Frosted Garden is up there on the top of my wishlist, right beside Flower Arrangement 🙂
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

  36. Maria B says:

    I like the way your flowers are colored.

  37. Wow these cards are absolutely gorgeous.. love these two the flower and the first one are so cute..

  38. geri S. says:

    Beautiful cards, cute machine – terrific release!

  39. Tracy DeLoach says:

    That was a great video Laural and really did demostrate how easy it is to use & how well it cuts. The Frosted Garden set is so pretty. Thank you for the chance to win your generous giveaway. Merry Christmas!

  40. Your cards are really beautiful. I love the beautiful colors. Time for spring. Thank you for sharing.

  41. ambecoming says:

    Love both cards–great idea to combine stamping on the background with popped up images–I am lovin’ that look. And the bamboo is stunning on that background! I need to win that machine. (Packing up to move, but can’t do without my stuff!!!) Thanks so much.

  42. love how you used the latest release stamp set to make your beautiful card

  43. Jennifer Mitten says:

    Love your cards and the embossing machine is pretty stinking cute!

  44. Gorgeous creations! I especially love the bamboo scene card! Great release!

  45. Carrie Erickson says:

    Beautiful cards Laurel. Thanks for sharing!

  46. Both of your cards are simply beautiful ! margessw@icloud.com

  47. Both stunning cards!! I LOVE the colors you used on both of them!!

  48. suzvit says:

    Your card is GORGEOUS! I love the layering.

  49. 3kidmama says:

    I love the way you’ve added such gorgeous color to these two stamp sets – most others seem to start with heat embossing them, but you’ve come up with a completely different way to showcase them! LOVE these cards – and what a fun little die machine. Great for those of us who have limited space to craft in! 🙂

  50. Patt H. says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Laurel! I love everything about your gorgeous card!

  51. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the layers of the flowers and the trees.
    Fantastic cards.
    thanks for sharing..

  52. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Gorgeous cards!

  53. Nives K says:

    Great card, Thanks for sharing!

  54. I love that there are elements stamped directly onto the card stock as well as die cuts. Adds nice dimension and interest!

  55. Great card – TFS!!

  56. Debbie says:

    Very nice!

  57. Holly Paplow says:

    WOW! I love your flower card! I LOVE this technique that you used ,so very pretty!

  58. These are beautiful!

  59. Carol K says:

    Lovely! Like the bamboo pop …

  60. Cindy K says:

    Great cards! I love the water coloring and the dimension you added to both cards.

  61. Tracy A says:

    I love the bamboo card.

  62. melissaf123 says:

    Beautiful cards, the Frosted Garden set is my fave and your bamboo card is so pretty too. Thanks for showing some die cutting with the mini die cut machine, it looks awesome

  63. Beautiful cards! Love the colors and the background of the second card. So pretty!

  64. Margery C says:

    Love both your cards. I like your stamp and spritz technique with the Frosted Garden stamp set. Most have used embossing but I like your method too!

  65. Heather King says:

    Thanks for sharing!
    I absolutely adore the flower stamps and am inspired by your examples!

  66. Judi Szyndrowski says:

    Both of your cards are beautiful. I love the soft color palette on the tropical card. Makes me want to hop on a plane and head somewhere where the palm trees are swaying in a warm breeze. TFS

  67. jan metcalf says:

    Great cards! Loving the new Altenew release!

  68. Michelle Hackett says:

    Very unusual color scheme, but I like it. Great job.

  69. jlingraham says:

    Fabulous colors and blending

  70. Miriam Prantner says:

    Beautiful cards! Especially loving the florals and how you used them to frame the card!

  71. Stef Perry says:

    Both cards are lovely!

  72. Christine Bell says:

    Mini Blossom die cutting machine will become a basic tool for everyones craft room. I need to try Altenew ink pads as I’m loving the vibrant colors! TFS

  73. Such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

  74. Stefanie White says:

    These are great! I like the idea of spritzing before stamping, its a whole different look that definitely stretches your stamps use! Thanks for the inspiration!

  75. MARCIE LOVETT says:

    Lovely coloring!

  76. Your cards are just beautiful!……and love that Little Blossom machine, too!

  77. cyndi morris says:

    Beautiful cards. I love the Frosted Garden set, and your layout and coloring is gorgeous.


    Always so nice to see others ideas and the different way they use the stamps and colors. I love the water color look on the flower card.

  79. Teresa Godines says:

    Awesome projects. I am in love with your flower card. The grouping of colors are so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration

  80. These are absolutely beautiful! I’d be floored to have one of these grace my mailbox!

  81. BEAUTIFUL cards…Love the background on the second card…

  82. Jacqueline Koenig says:

    Zomg! I’m just starting to get into calligraphy, scrapbooking, and card making. I can only wish to create half as beautiful work as you. 💛💛💛

  83. Jennifer g. says:

    So many great products with this new release. Your cards are beautiful!

  84. Aimee LaCroix-Slocum says:

    Stunning cards! You really gave the flower card a beautiful, soft look with that spritzing technique

  85. Cassie D says:

    You made such beautiful cards! I’m very excited about the mini blossom!!!

  86. Kristine Boydstun says:

    Gorgeous cards!!!

  87. Nandini says:

    Very pretty cards from an awesome release!

  88. Beautiful cards

  89. F. Andre says:

    Beautiful florals as always from Altenew. The background on your second card is lovely.

  90. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the dimension!

  91. Christine says:

    The frosted garden flowers look amazing with that technique.

  92. Cute cards! The new mini die cutting machine is too cute!

  93. I certainly is an adorable cutting machine. Your cards are lovely too

  94. Beautiful cards. The Beautiful Destinations (sentiment) card is my favorite – Something about it really speaks to me

  95. Beautiful cards!! Love those bright colored flowers on first adn the second card looks so so elegant. 🙂

  96. Liron Alush says:

    Great cards!

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