#AltenewLove …some more

I have had some fun playing with a free stamp set that Altenew sent out so generously to its Altenew Educators. I just love Altenew’s beautiful stamps but even more so, their wonderful staff and designers. They are such a wonderful group!

Here’s a second card that I made recently using their stamp set and their new “Be Kind” stamp.

This “A Gift For You” stamp set is so versatile and fun to play with. It pairs nicely with any kind of sentiment.

Supplies: Altenew A Gift For You stamp set, Altenew Be Kind stamp set, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Altenew Billowing Blossoms stamp set, Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew, Wink of Stella Glitter pen, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110.

#AltenewLove

Altenew is amazing and so generous!

Thank you Altenew for this free stamp set complete with a personalized “Handmade By” stamp!!! (see the card below with the stamp set, on the right, behind the card and the personalized stamp on the left, behind the card.) It was a wonderful surprise and a lovely stamp set to play with!!

Here’s a quick, easy, simple card I made with my new stamp set from Altenew paired with this wonderful sentiment stamp, Be Kind.

Supplies: Craft card stock, Altenew A Gift For You Stamp Set, Altenew Be Kind Stamp Set, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Sunkissed, Grass Field, Autumn Blaze, Snapdragon, Coral Bliss, Firefly, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Versafine Onyx Black ink, White Gelly Roll Pen, Black card stock, #110 Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock.

To Make This Card: I randomly stamped the different images in the “A Gift For You” stamp set, then stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed using Altenew Crystal Clear embossing powder. Using a white gelly roll pen I made white dots all around then mounted the craft card stock onto black card stock and then onto the card base made from Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #110.

Gina K Wreath Builder with a Die Cut Background

Today’s card is one of my favorite! I love the contrast of colors and the simple but wonderful Altenew background die.

This card features Altenew’s Gradient Stripes Cover Die

Supplies: Gina K Designs – Rina Krupsky Mandala Maker©, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Pinkalicious, Starlight, Razzleberry, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Rubellite, Pink Diamond; Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean, Studio G Glitter Glue VG0021, Lawn Fawn In/Out Stitched Circle Stackable Die, We R Memory Keepers Nesting Dies Circles, Altenew Gradient Stripes Cover Die, Wink of Stella Shimmer Pen, Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Card Stock #80, #110 and Craft Foam.

I used the negative stripe cut outs and colored them with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink -Razzleberry, then in-laid them back into the background to make the colorful stripes.

You Make Everything Better

with Gina K Designs Wreath Builder Set

Gina K Designs-Rina Krupsky Mandala Maker is so much fun to design with. You can do something simple like the two cards I have to share today, or go crazy (like I will share in the next couple of days). They are simple, easy and the sky is the limit to what you can design.

This card features Altenew inks and Studio K Glitter Glue (VG0021).

Supplies: Altenew Inks: Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight, Midnight Violet, Deep Iris, Lavender Fields; Gina K Wreath Builder Bundle, Gina K-Rina Krupsky Mandala Maker, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Black Card Stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Card stock #80, #110, Craft Foam, Studio K Glitter Glue (VG0021). Finished card size: 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.

Snow Day!

Good morning! Well, it is looking like March is starting out the same way as it did in 2018, with snow, and lots of it! Here’s what we woke up too in MA today.

I took these pictures from my sunroom window.
Isn’t it beautiful?!….at least for today. 😉
Only 17 days until spring!!

Here’s a card I made back in January and feel that it is appropriate to post today.

Supplies: Lawn Fawn (teddy bear on skates from my “stash”), My Favorite Things Stamps Stitched Heart Stax, Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter, Lawn Fawn Hillsides/Snowbanks Die, Lawn Fawn Winter Village Dies, Echo Park Winter Snow A2 Stamp, Ranger Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass, Quickie Glue Pen, Concord & 9th Snowflakes Turnabout Stamp, Copic Markers, Versamark ink, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Life Changing Blending Brushes.

This side view shows the sparkly touch that the Prisma Glitter gives this card.

Have a wonderful day….and be safe.

Valentine’s Day Cards

Hi there! Thank you for visiting Treasures In Letters today. I am just posting my Valentine’s cards now because I didn’t want to show them off and risk the recipient’s seeing them ahead of time. 🙂

Today’s cards feature a piece of alcohol inked background from my “stash”. Yes, I continue to work on using some of my stash.

The first card uses: Simon Says Stamp Cupid’s Heart Die, an alcohol inked background that has Ranger Watermelon ink and silver mixative plus a couple of other red-family alcohol inks (it was in my “stash” so I don’t have any notes on exact colors), My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Square STA, Altenew Pure White embossing powder, Versamark ink, and the sentiment is from The Stamps of Life Ice Cream Truck 2 Stamp. Other supplies include: Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock #80, #110, a bone folder and Scor-buddy and black card stock.

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Cupid’s Heart Die, Simon Says Stamp You Matter background stamp, alcohol inked background (from my stash…see supplies for card above this one), Black card stock, Altenew Pure White embossing powder, Poppy Stamps Scribble Love Heart, The Stamps of Life Ice Cream Truck 2 Stamp, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock #80, #110, Versamark ink.

Hello, Thinking of You with Altenew Frosted Garden Stamp Set

Today I am showcasing Altenew‘s Frosted Garden Stamp & Die Set. I have made 3 cards that all have a silver-gray stamped background in common. I hope you like them.

Supplies: Altenew Frosted Garden Stamp & Die Set, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks; Orange Cream, Silver Lake, Altenew Fine Alphabet Die, Altenew Pin Stripe Stamp, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels, Craft foam, Black card stock, gray card stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110

Supplies: Altenew Frosted Garden Stamp & Die Set, Altenew Crisp Dye Ink: Silver Lake, Firebrick, Autumn Blaze, Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder, Versamark ink, WPlus 9 Hello Die, Black card stock, foam tape, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock #80, #110.

Finished card size 5×7″

Supplies: Altenew Frosted Garden Stamp Set, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Silver Lake, Gray Denim, Rubellite, Altenew Thinking of You Die, Black Card Stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock #80, Mixed Media card stock (card base).