Altenew Educator “For the Love of Flowers” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Featuring Altenew’s Rose Flurries 3D Dies

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Hello, and welcome to Treasures In Letters. My name is Patty and if you are following along with the blog hop, then you would have arrived from Rosie Neustaedter’s page. I hope you have been enjoying the blog hop so far.

I was part of the very first set of students in Altenew’s Educator Certificate Program and I really enjoyed the challenge to increase my card making skills as well as to think “out of the box” using my stamps and dies. My entry into today’s hop is an example of that. I decided to make some home decor wall hangings for my entry, using Altenew’s Rose Flurries 3D Dies and Calligraphy Alpha Dies. I’ve got them hanging in our sunroom beckoning for springtime.

All the lettering is from Altenew’s Calligraphy Alpha Dies, cut 5 times and layered for depth.

Before I share about my blog hop entry, I just want to share that the AECP has been instrumental in building a strong foundation of resources that I can come back to over and over again for inspiration, direction, and instruction, as well as a wonderful support system and Facebook community to share ideas and ask questions. I really appreciate how Altenew is continually finding new ways to help the Educators use their skills and talents to reach out to their communities and to feel that they are a part of the Altenew family.

Altenew’s Wavy Grid Stencil and Limestone ink was used in the background of this wall plaque.

In preparing for this blog hop, I made close to 100 3D flowers in different colors and sizes and over 70 leaf sprays, so that I would have lots to choose from once I started making my projects. Rather than using colored card stock, each flower layer was first stamped out using a foam stamp that I made by die cutting the different shapes using the 3D dies. Each flower layer was then die cut and highlighted with a bit of white pigment ink and/or a deeper Altenew color than its original color, to add depth to the flowers. As you can imagine, it was a lot of work but I have lots of leftovers that I can use to make cards with now. 🙂

Altenew’s Leaves and Berries Stencil and Limestone ink was used to make a background for this wall plaque.
Each plaque has 3 layers to add depth and texture. The first layer is the leaves, the second layer consists of some of the flowers with foam tape on the back of them and the third layer is made up of some of the flowers with double layers of foam tape.
Hanging in my sunroom making me look forward to springtime.

What’s a blog hop without a card? I had fun making this one! 😉

Altenew’s Rustic Linen Stamp and Limestone Ink were used for the background on this card and their new Mod Vases Stamp & Dies.

I hope you enjoyed my projects. Below are the supplies I used and prize information.

SUPPLIES: Altenew Rose Flurries 3D Die Set, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Green Fields, Sweet Dreams, Tea Party, Rose Petal, Pocketful of Sunshine, Warm and Cozy, Enchanted Garden, Green Valley, Cherry Blossom, Tropical Forest, Golden Sunset, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Limestone, Obsidian Pigment Ink, Embossing Ink, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Calligraphy Alpha Dies, Wavy Grid Stencil, Leaves & Berries Stencil, Parlor Palm Die Set, Mod Vases Stamp and Die Set, Peony Spray Stamp Set, Rustic Linen Stamp Set, Craft Foam, Blending Brushes.

PRIZE INFO.: Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 3/11/2020 for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 3/14/2020.

There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 gift certificate to our store!

SPECIAL OFFER: Save 15% off on ALL Stamp & Die Bundles from 3/5/2020 at 12:01 AM EST until 3/6/2020 at 11:59 PM EST. No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. Excludes February 2020 release products.

SHOP HERE: https://altenew.com/collections/stamp-die-bundles

Your next stop is: Helen Kalb

Blog Hop Order:

Altenew Card Blog

Michelle Ochoa Murray

Nandini Karmarkar

Terri Marie Koszler 

Irina Fonina

Amy Hill

Vicki Finger

Laurel Beard

Teri Stokes

Neha Aggarwal

Nenette S. Madero

Nancy McClelland

Eva Bussom 

Amber Rain Davis

Rosie Neustaedter

Patty Mello

Helen Kalb

Teri Wilson

Christine Pennington

Maryam Sharara 

Nicole Watt 

Virginia Lu

“Caring Thoughts” Cards

Altenew Inks and Leaf Clusters Stamp Set

Hello All! Today I have a collection of ten cards that I made for my church. Every card starts out the same way, with a background stamped using the Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set and Altenew Inks, but then the fun begins…because every card is finished in a different way. Some are simple and some have more details but each one is beautiful and will be a welcome sight to someone who needs an encouraging word.

Base Supplies in all the cards: Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Morning Frost, Firefly, Shadow Creek, Grass Field, and Jet Black.

All other supplies: Altenew Thinking of You Stamp Set, Altenew Fine Frames Cover Die, Altenew Pinstripe Stamp, Altenew Halftone Squares Die, Altenew Wishing You Stamp, Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder, Altenew Layered Medallion Cover Die A, Rubbernecker Stamps With Deepest Sympathy, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangle Die, Craft Foam, Foam Tape, Black Card Stock, Versamark Ink, Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop Die, Sizzix Stitched Rectangle Die, clear flat sequins, and clear sequins.

Below is a list of the products I used in my card today. I am still new at all of this so bare with me. 🙂 Click on the links to go directly to the product. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase, receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!

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Altenew Crisp Dye Ink: Morning Frost
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Altenew Wishing You Stamp

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Altenew Jet Black Ink

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Altenew Half Tone Squares Die

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Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop

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Sizzix Stitched Rectangle Die

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Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder

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Altenew Fine Frames Cover Die

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Versamark Ink

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Altenew Layered Medallions Cover Die A

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Altenew Pinstripe Stamp

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Card Making Class: Stretching Your Stencils

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Welcome to Treasures In Letters!! Thank you for stopping by. Are you interested in having some crafty fun making some all occasion cards without having to make an investment in tools and materials? If so, Amy Hill of Sevenscrafts.com, and I are teaming up to present a “Make and Take” Stretching Your Stencils Card Making Class.

You don’t need any prior experience and you don’t need any tools. We will provide everything you need. You will make 5 all occasion cards and you will be able to choose your own color scheme where applicable.

See more details below:

Please note: this presentation is an on-location class.

STRETCHING YOUR STENCILS: featuring Altenew stencils

Amy Hill of Sevenscafts.com and I are offering a:

Stretch Your Stencils Card Making Class

WHEN: Saturday, October 19th FROM: 9AM-11:30AM

WHERE: Patty’s House, Norton, MA (address will be provided in confirmation email).

Cost: $30 (You will make 5 completed cards)

Why: To have fun!
All tools and supplies will be provided for you.
No experience necessary.
Space is limited. You must register ahead of time.
Refunds will be issued if more registrations come in than we have seats.

Purchase Your Registration Here

SORRY, REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Once you purchase your seat in the class, we will send you an email with Patty’s address. If you do not receive an email, please contact Amy at sevenscrafts@gmail.com or Patty at treasuresinletters@gmail.com and we will be sure to get you any information you need.

Amy and I are both Altenew Educators who enjoy paper crafting (card making, especially) and sharing our skills and tools with others in a comfortable setting where people can try something new, or build their skills, in an enjoyable, safe environment.

SAVE THE DATE: Sat. Nov. 16th
Holiday Card Making Class
More details coming soon 🙂

You’re the Friend Everyone Wishes They Had

Altenew Dearest Friend Stamp and Spring Shower Cover Die

Wouldn’t you agree, that we can never have too many good friends. They become an extension of our family and are there for us in the good times and bad. Today’s card honors special friendships. I had a very dear friend in mind as I created this card.

This card features Altenew’s Spring Shower Cover Die and their Leaf Burst Stencil.

Supplies: Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die, Altenew Leaf Burst Stencil, Altenew Artist Markers: Firebrick, Autumn Blaze, Orange Cream, Sunkissed, Ruby Red, Grapevine, Coral Berry, Frosty Pink, Midnight Violet, Deep Iris, Lavender Fields, Soft Lilac, Bamboo, Parrot, Olive, Moss; Altenew Dearest Friend Stamp, Vellum, Craft Foam, Purple card stock, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Versafine Clair Fantasia Pigment ink, Art Deco Double-sided Adhesive Paper, Clear Bubble embellishments, Vellum, Craft Foam.

Handwritten Thanks: The Stamp Market

2019 Using My Stash

I want to thank you for stopping by my blog here at Treasures In Letters. I appreciate that your time is precious and that you would spend some of it here, is a real blessing to me. I hope you like today’s card.

I made the background of this card quite awhile ago when I first received my Gina K Wreath Builder Stencil. I think I’ve got all the ink colors that I used to make the flowers in the supplies section below. Isn’t the scripty “thank you” perfect for the card?!

Supplies: The Stamp Market: Handwritten Thanks Stamp, Versafine Clair Fantasia Ink, Versamark ink, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder (3 layers), Gina K Wreath Builder Stencil, Altenew Vintage Rose Stamp, Altenew Inks: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Razzleberry; Nuvo Crystal Drops: Dandelion Yellow, Caribbean Ocean; Nuvo Glitter Drops Sherbert Shimmer, Studio G Glitter Glue (VG0021), Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110.

Day by Day, Inhale Exhale

Spotlight on Magenta and Technique Junkies Stamps

Well hello and welcome back to Treasures in Letters. Although I have been quiet on my blog, I have been very busy making cards. I’m someone who enjoys making cards so much more than writing about them ;). Now that I have a bunch of cards I will begin the process of sharing them all with you and in Virginia Lu’s Show and Share.

So today’s card was made for a friend who is going thru a tough time. I wanted to encourage her and let her know that I care about her. It features a stamp from the company Magenta (I believe they are located in Canada), Technique Junkies (the sentiment), and a Scripture sentiment on the inside, from the formerly, Our Daily Bread Stamps.

The watercolor effect on the card was made using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.

Supplies: Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye, Pine Needles, Forest Moss, Twisted Citron; Magenta Stamp C-0747-M, Technique Junkies Day by Day, Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Canson Watercolor card stock, black card stock, craft cardstock, Our Daily Bread Scripture Collection 3, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #110 card stock.

Thinking of You

Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout Stamp Set 2019

Hi there and welcome back to Treasures in Letters! Today’s card is another that I am entering in Virginia Lu’s Show & Share (May 2019). She was my mentor in the Altenew Educator Certificate Program and she continues to be a wonderful encourager and inspiration to me. 🙂

As you will notice, I have used the same stamp set as my earlier blog post only this time, I used various different colors rather than different shades of the same color. I hope you like it.

This card features outlined edges in both black multiliner and white gel pen for a more artistic free-hand look.
A vertical sentiment breaks with the traditional horizontal look and the pinstripe background adds a nice touch.

Supplies: Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout Stamp Set, Altenew Pinstripe Stamp, Altenew inks: Warm Sunshine, Pink Pearl, Just Green, Rocky Shore, Permanent Black, Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder, Black card stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #110 card stock, Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp, Copic Multilier .3, Gina K Designs Theresa Momber Vertical Greetings and Things, Recollections Adhesive Pearls, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Versamark ink.

How I made it: I followed Concord & 9th procedures for turnabout stamps and chose a different color for each turn of the stamp (see colors above). I then outlined all the larger images with a black copic multiliner pen. I then went around and highlighted the leaf images with a white gel pen. I white heat embossed my sentiment with Altenew’s Pure White embossing powder and mounted it on a piece of card stock that I had previously stamped with Altenew’s pinstripe stamp. I stamped a small coordinating sentiment on the bottom of my card and embellished the card with adhesive pearls and thin strips of (scrap) black card stock.