Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Hello Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey, hi! Welcome back for the Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit blog hop for September – Hello Beautiful! If you’ve arrived here from Erin Thompson’s blog, you’re right on track and if not, you can simply click back to the start at the Altenew Card Blog and not miss a thing!

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I used this month’s kit subscription set of stamps, dies, embossing folder and stencils to create 2 very different cards. These items are not sold separately, but you can acquire the complete kit, either through the subscription plan or directly from the store.

For my first card, I stamped one of the floral clusters onto watercolor cardstock with Obsidian Pigment Ink and heat set with clear embossing powder. I painted the image with a combination of Woodless Watercolor Pencils and Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers before die cutting with the coordinating dies.

I trimmed a card panel of pale gray cardstock slightly smaller than A2 size and stamped a background design using the large floral image in the Fairy Tale Florals stamp set. I also stamped a sentiment from the Just Jasmine stamp set and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Loving the clean, graphic design, I decided to leave it at that and not even add any embellishments.

For the second card, I used the matching Hello Beautiful 3D embossing folder with watercolor cardstock. Then I used the Woodless Watercolor Pencils to color most of the design, following the textured pattern for a guide.

By the time I got to the background painting I needed more intensity, so I used the much more intensely pigmented Altenew Watercolor Brush markers again, scribbling ink onto a watercolor palette and adding water to dilute as needed. Once the painting was dry, I added paint splatters in black, blue and white.

For the greeting, I used two different word stamps from the Thank You Builder stamp set and heat set with Platinum embossing powder. I found a scrap of patterned paper that matched nicely, in my stash and adhered it along the bottom of the card.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Verity Biddlecombe’s blog but before you go, here are a couple of things to check out.

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 09/18/2021 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 09/20/2021.

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Hello Beautiful Product Description: 

There is nothing like a bouquet of flowers to bring you joy and contentment! Enjoy our Craft Your Life Project Kit, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Featuring a 6×8 stamp set, coordinating die set, as well as a stencil and embossing folder to fit the theme, this project kit has almost everything you need to start crafting. Just add ink and cardstock, and you’ll be good to go! This kit features a gorgeous stamp set with three beautiful floral clusters. The flowers and leaves were drawn with great care, giving special attention to the folds and curves of the petals. The set includes eight messages great for everyday occasions. The kit also features FIVE coloring stencils which will allow you to color the floral clusters in two coloring layers. Furthermore, there is a matching die for each of the floral clusters and an embossing folder featuring an elaborate version of one of the floral clusters from the stamp set. Pair them together for the best results.

If you’re interested in the Craft Your Life Subscription option, you can check that out here.

Blog Hop Order:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Laurie Willison

Erum Tasneem

Daniel Diaz

Virginia Lu 


Therese Calvird

Dana Joy

Emily Midgett

Amanda Baldwin

Nathalie DeSousa

Erin Thompson

Norine Borys – You are here.

Verity Biddlecombe

Therese Calvird

Terri Koszler

Maryam Perez

Nenette S. Madero

Michelle Short


Joy Baldwin

Rosie Neustaedter

Jenny Colacicco

Amy Hill

Anna Mahtani


Joylita Dsouza

Natasha Davies

Sandhya Iyer

Colleen Balija

Bridget Casey

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop!


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