Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Elegant Motifs Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi friends, and welcome to the Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit release blog hop for November, showcasing the Elegant Motifs kit! You should be arriving here from Jennifer McGuire’s blog, and if not, you need only to click back to the start at the Altenew Card Blog to not miss seeing anything! If you’re looking for the Simon Says Stamp Handmade Holiday Release Blog Hop, you can find it here.

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This lovely kit release includes, 5 large outline stamp sets, and coordinating stencils, embossing folder and dies.

I selected two of the images to use on my card, stamping them above and below an imaginary diagonal strip.

To emphasize both the blooms and leaves as well as the layer of flourishes below, I decided to do a partial coloring technique, so I used the matching stencils with Buttercream, Sunkissed, Blush, and Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye inks to create a base layer of color and left the outer edges of the designs uncolored.

You might be wondering about the coloring pencils in the photos. We got to try some prototype products and these were one of them. Hopefully they will be released in the near future because they are fun to work with. I used them to add the color shading on all the blooms and leaves. Of course any kind of coloring pencils will do the same thing, but it’s a super quick way to color images when you start with a base so easily done with stencils.

I used the Sentiment Strips stamp set to stamp the greeting on a piece of scrap watercolored paper in my stash. I backed it with a slightly larger strip of green cardstock and adhered it across the front of the card panel. I added some black enamel dots because I felt guilty about how easily this card was finished, lol!

Your next stop on the hop is Jaycee Gaspar’s blog, but before you go, be sure to check out the prizes on offer.

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 11/18/2021 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 11/20/2021.

Blog Hop Order:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Norine Borys – You are here.

Jaycee Gaspar

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Michelle Short


Tenia Nelson

Emily Midgett

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco

Nathalie DeSousa


Erum Tasneem

Therese Calvird

Teresa Litchfield

Virginia Lu

Lilith Eeckels

Daniel Diaz

Maryam Perez

Reiko Tsuchida

Joy Baldwin

Agnieszka Małyszek

Colleen Balija

Bridget Casey

Eva Bussom


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