April 16, 2018

Altenew April Release Blog Hop! + A Video!

Hello everyone,

I am so excited to be part of Altenew April release blog hop.

This is my first release blog hop with Altenew. So excited to share with you a few projects using the products from the new release. I also have a video today on how I made one of the cards. This is going to be a bit of a long post. So make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy.

Before I go into my projects, if you are here from Sandra Dietrich’s Blog, then you are right on track on the blog hop. If this is your first stop, then do not worry, towards the end of the post I will provide the list of all the participants and details of the blog hop for you.

So my first card features the new Happy Heart stamp set, its coordinating Happy Heart die set and You Are Loved die. I paired these with the new Peach Gold Washi tape release last month.

I used the Peach Gold Washi on the background panel. I stamped the images from Happy Heart stamp set using Altenew’s Permanent Black Ink and coloured the images using copic markers. Details of the marker colours are listed below in the supplies. Die cut all the coloured images using the coordinating Happy Heart die set.

For the sentiment, I used the new and beautiful You Are Loved die. I love this die. Perfect in every way. Beautiful sentiment, perfect size, lovely font. I die cut this die using the gold matt glitter paper from Glitzy paper pad. I love the matt finish on these glitter papers.

To assemble the card, I clustered the coloured images from Happy Heart stamp set into two. I tucked one cluster on the top left of the sentiment on the panel and the other on the bottom right of the sentiment. I used foam adhesives to adhered the cluster as well as the sentiment die cut to give dimension. The panel is adhered on the white card base using foam adhesives.

Here are some closeups of the card.

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below. Love how this card turned out particularly the colour combination, the sentiment die cut in matt gold and how they all coordinate with the background washi tape.


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My second project or should I say projects uses the new Watercolor Dots stamp set. I love this stamp set for its watercolour dots background. But more so for the small accent images to be used on the dots. I went to town with this stamp set. My first card uses the heart shape accent image from the stamp set to create a one layer card.

Here is video tutorial on how I made this card.

This is my attempt at making a video after a very long time. Hope you like it. Here are more closeups of the card.

And like I said I made couple more cards using this stamp set as I love it so much. On this card I used the heart shape accent image along with the scribble round image and tiny dots accent images to make flowers.

I randomly stamped the flowers using the three accent images from the stamp set on the card panel. Coloured the images using blue and yellow alcohol markers, added shimmer using Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen. The sentiment from the same Watercolor Dots stamp set is white heat embossed on a strip of white cardstock, trimmed and sponged with Altenew’s Lemon Crisp ink to coordinate with the yellow on the background flower on the panel. The strip is adhered using foam adhesives and embellished with sparking clear sequins.

Here are some closeups of the card.

When doing a one layer card or nearly one layer card, the choice of colours make a big impact. Choosing bright colour combo or a unique colour combo makes the background. I love colouring but I also love stamping to create a background. Smaller images in a stamp set makes both happen and that is pure joy for me.

This third card uses the large watercolour dots from the stamp set. This is clean, simple and easy to make card. There are so many sentiments in the stamp set. So with changing the colours of the watercolour dots on the background and varying the sentiment, you can easily make a set of card to give as gift.

I used MISTI to stamp the background because I wanted even coverage of the watercolour dots. I stamped the dots twice on a white panel using MISTI. I trimmed the panel to a quarter inch smaller than the card front. Then used the heart shaped accent image from the same stamp set to stamp three heart images on three dots using Altenew permanent black ink. I brushed the image with shimmer to highlight them. The sentiment also from the stamp set is simply white heat embossed on a strip of white cardstock and sponged the strip with Altenew’s Lemon Crisp ink. I matted this sentiment strip with a black cardstock strip slightly larger in size. This black matt ties in with the black outline heart shapes stamped on the background panel and brings the card together. The card panel adhered on the card base using foam adhesive and embellished with sequins.

Here are some closeups of the card.

Again, being clean and simple nearly one layer card, the key is choosing the colours. High contrast, fresh and light makes a huge difference. But if you like rich colours, go for it. Again the watercolour dots background can also be heat embossed and sponged with colourful inks or watercoloured for emboss resist background. Love the versatility of this stamp set.

All the supplies used to make these cards are listed below.


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Hope you enjoyed all my projects today using some of the Altenew’s April release products. All the release products are available at Altenew Store HERE. Here are all the products in the release for your convenience. All are affiliate links for which I get a small commission with no extra cost for you.

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Here are the list of all the participant of the blog hop.

Altenew Card Blog

Erum Tasneem

Kay Miller

May Sukyong Park

Nina-Marie Trapani

Svitlana Shayevich

Lilith Eeckels

Jenn Shurkus

Agnieszka Malyszek

Lydia Evans

Jennifer McGuire

Flora Monika Farkas

Janette Kausen

Sveta Fotinia

Lydia Fiedler

Debby Hughes

Virginia Lu

Laurie Willison

Kymona Tracey

Keeway Tsao

Sandra Dietrich

Gayatri Murali 

Vicky Papaioannou

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Therese Calvird

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Nicole Picadura

Justine Hovey

Reiko Tsuchida

Amber Rain Davis

Enza Gudor

Kelli Cool

Laura Bassen

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018. That is not all. I am also giving away a $30 gift certificate to one lucky winner. So make sure you leave a comment here by Friday April 20th to enter a chance to win. I will announce the winner on Saturday April 21st.

You next stop is to Vicky Papaioannou’s Blog. Thanks so much for visiting me today.

Happy Hopping!


  1. Debbie Rumpza says

    I really love your falling hearts card! Captivating!

  2. Love the cascade of rainbow hearts! Beautiful.

  3. I love them all!! I really love the use of the tiny hearts.

  4. Adorable! So cute!

  5. AWESOME creations! I am totally loving the Mega words and the Happy Hearts set!

  6. So many things that I love about your cards today! Wow! I have to get some gold glitter cardstock – as I’ve been hopping around this morning I keep seeing gold (and silver) glitter sentiments. Somehow, I don’t have any glitter paper. I love love love your yellow watercolor dots card. I actually was pretty sure I didn’t need this set…til I got here. You’ve convinced me that I’m in love! And you are just SO great at taking a few small stamps to make an amazing card! I just love visiting your blog. I leave inspired every single time!

  7. Lisa Scanlon says

    Hearts! Follow the hearts as well as your arrow into crafty goodness!

  8. Julie Haedtke says

    Very creative cards, I love the Dot Set and totally want it!

  9. Mary Lee Makinen says

    Thank you for the inspiration. I learn so much from these hops and blogs.

  10. Julie Shaw says

    Love the 2018 release, beautiful projects TFS

  11. Kristen Schneider says

    I love your X’s and O’s card!

  12. Sandra Farnham says

    Thanks for sharing

  13. so bright and cheery love it lifted my heart and made me happy

  14. How fun are the falling hearts and the yellow dots designs?!

  15. I love your work! Thank you for the inspiration.

  16. Michele Bovero says

    Love the way you used the hearts to make flowers!

  17. What a fabulous release! Love your cards.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. Tara Prince says

    Love your cards! The heart card is amazing!!

  19. Becca Yahrling says

    Thanks for so much awesome inspiration using these new sets. I love how you made your own flowers with the hearts. Adorable.

  20. These are all so bright and cheery! Really loving the many colours of the hearts!

  21. HOLLEY DOWNS says

    Omg! What beautiful cards! TFS! Love Altenew and this new release!

  22. Jennifer Rasnick says

    Love all of your projects!

  23. Laura Casselman says

    Thank you for showing the versatility of the dots stamp! Beautiful colors too!

  24. Deepa Lakshman says

    Oh my, love what you did with those little hearts. I also like the first card.

  25. Oh, I love how you used those circles and hears Gayatri! Such clever ideas! Pretty cards!

  26. Adore your out of the box use of my favorite stamp set of this release. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Rema DeLeeuw says

    Beautiful inspiration!

  28. Dee Earnshaw says

    your cards are just gorgeous 🙂

  29. Aimee LaCroix-Slocum says

    Your cards are so very fun! I love the that you used some very happy colors to go with the fun stamps!

  30. Very pretty flower card but the dots are so bright and cheerful. Love it.

  31. loving those dots!!

  32. Wow! I love this stamp set and I love what you did with it. Thank you for the inspiration.

  33. Terrific cards! I really like the Watercolor Dots set and your cards using it are awesome!! So creative and unique. I envisioned many possibilities using this set, but you have expanded my horizons! TFS your talent and inspiration.

  34. I love how you used the big scripty dies from the new release- they are my favourite!

  35. Stacey Kowbel says

    Fantastic cards! Your XOXO card is so much fun!

  36. Gorgeous cards!! Love all the beautiful details and color combination, so pretty. 🙂

  37. Love that you thought outside the box and used the stamps differently!

  38. Hearts and polka dots. Two of my favorite shapes and you made beautiful creations using them both.

  39. Congrats on these beautiful cards and thank you so much for the video 🙂

  40. These are all so gorgeous!! I love the designs of each one!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  41. Thank you so much for jumping right outside the box! I might not have noticed the heart in the watercolor dots set if you hadn’t done that, and what a fun card. The “flower” card is also fun. The first card is so elegant.

  42. I really love all your cards .. These are so gorgeous.You are my inspiration.i always follow you on Instagram.ThAnk you so much …

  43. Awesome cards! I love how the details you put into your one layer cards created such fantastic results.

  44. Beautiful cards Gayatri! Great to visit your blog again and see what you’re up to.

  45. Very creative and you have shown us some wonderful ways to use these new items. The hearts really pop!

  46. Theresa Petermann says

    great use of the watercolor dots stamp set. so much variety. thanks as always for sharing.

  47. I love all of your cards! The first one is especially gorgeous! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  48. So pretty. Like that you kept your cards fairly simple and focused on the beauty of these new stamps and used bright fun colors!

  49. Margaret B says

    Awesome designs and thanks for sharing!

  50. Awesome cards! The first one is gorgeous, the last is yummy (love all that yellow)….All the hearts, oh my,…just love all these ♥

  51. Jane McGill says

    My favorite card is the one with the falling colorful hearts.

  52. Brenda Kuder says

    I love your floral card. Very pretty.

  53. Jeanne Beam says

    Such gorgeous cards. Thanks so much for sharing…

  54. Kelsey Thomas says

    Beautiful cards! 🙂 Love the colors.

  55. Fantastic cards! All so beautifully composed. Love them all but the falling hearts caught my eye.

  56. WOW.. how totally creative of you! I love how you used the heart to speak to us. Lovely!

  57. Love all of your cards! Such fun designs and I really admire how much you pay attention to little details. LOVE!

  58. Gayle Bartholomew says

    Wonderful cards, love how creative they are. Thanks for sharing.

  59. joy meadows says

    this stamp set is my favorite of the release and you have used it beautifully!!

  60. The watercolour dots is my fave from this release and I love what you did with it! Thanks for sharing!

  61. Great cards and awesome way to use the Whole stamp set!! TFS!!

  62. Great new release–such a diverse selections–I love what you did with this release!

  63. Your cards are so pretty! Love all the colors you used.

  64. Kathy Ferguson says

    Your cards are beautiful. Love the heart ones.

  65. Beautiful cards!! They are all so pretty, good job!

  66. beautiful floral card and the others are so cute and whimsical!

  67. Glenda Lee Nutting says

    Your cards are wonderful, and I quite enjoyed your video!

  68. I love all of the new ideas!

  69. Teresa Doyle says

    Gayatri, your cards are all wonderful. The first one is a real stunner, I might add. A beautiful job on it.

  70. Michelle Hackett says

    I love the bright colors of your designs. Beautiful

  71. Cynthia Cole says

    Love all your creative cards!

  72. Love your dot card! The use of yellow is awesome on this.

  73. Donnalee Boisseau says

    Super cute cards!!!!

  74. Really nice cards! Thank you for the inspiration and chance to win!

  75. What’s fabulous quartet of cards! The first is so elegant while the other three are whimsical and delightful! TFS!

  76. Anushree Vaish says

    Beautiful,Cheerful cards!!

  77. Marcie Lovett says

    The first one is so beautiful and I love those watercolor backgrounds.

  78. Beautiful cards and I love the bright and colorful hearts and how you also made them into flowers. So pretty and such bright, cherry cards. Great job!

  79. Cynthia Martin says

    I love all your cards. They are colorful and so pretty and cute.

  80. Sam Burnett says

    Your cards are just gorgeous! I especially like those you made using the Watercolor Dots set; sooo pretty!

  81. Sue Smith says

    WOW !! You have been busy. I love your cards. They are bright and inviting. I really like the die “You Are Loved” from this fantastic release.

  82. Rachel Palitto says

    I love the way that you used the heart image from the watercolor dots set! It is so creative and inspiring!

  83. Karen Hale says

    Love your cards especially the way you used the Watercolor Dots to create flowers. Just beautiful and a creative use of a background stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.

  84. Lauryne Cunningham says

    Thank you for the video! It was fun to watch you color the little hearts. I love the cards that have the bright yellow colors.

  85. Linda Miltzow says

    You’ve had fun with this new release. Your cards are wonderful examples and fill with such cheer! Thanks!

  86. cyndi morris says

    Beautiful, colorful cards. This release mixes beauty and fun. Love it.

  87. Kathy McCluskey says

    Gayatri, your cards are so beautiful! I love that first “you are loved” card…your flowers are gorgeous and I love your layout for the card!! Your falling hearts card is so fun and colorful! Thank you for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

  88. Love, love, love the watercolor dots. All of your cards are truly beautiful!

  89. Super fun cards!! Love your cascade of hearts!!

  90. Beautiful cards, love all the ways to use that cute heart!

  91. Kim Salito says

    Love the blue and yellow. Great cards, thanks for sharing.

  92. Your card is so beautiful ! I love the various styles and ideas

  93. Super Stick Chick says

    Gorgeous cards! Love all your creativity with these stamp and die sets. Great coloring and designs too!

  94. Isabel Greholver says

    Great release! Your cards are beautiful! I especially love the one with small hearts. TFS and the inspiration!

  95. Sharon L. says

    Very lovely cards, love how you did the cascade of hearts.

  96. I really like your colorful heart card. That was so nice!

  97. beautiful cards! love your style and esp your bold colorful rainbow cards! Thank you for the inspiration

  98. Very beautiful cards. The colors are gorgeous and adore the use of the small heart. Love the new release, especially the huge sentiments.

  99. Kris Reeves says

    This release ROCKS! I love your clean and simple cards!

  100. i love the dots set. especially like how you used the sketched flowers with it.

  101. Sophie Farah says

    These cards are just beautiful and so creative!! I especially love the watercolor dots – they might be my favorite from the new release! I love how you are so good at making clean and simple cards so elegant – I’ve gained so much inspiration from you thank you for sharing! 🙂

  102. Beautiful cards! I love the watercolor dots 🙂

  103. Beverly Jordan says

    Wow! Love all of your cars but especially the Happy Heart stamp one!! Love everything about it!!!

  104. Cindy Miller says

    What beautiful and vibrant cards, really like how you used the heart, thanks!

  105. Iris Soscia says

    Such pretty cards – love the flowers and the colors you used.

  106. Cathy Lillie says

    Great cards! I love what you’ve done with the Watercolor Dots set! What a fun idea to use the hearts as flower petals and the circles and swirls for the centers. Such bright and cheerful colors, as well.

  107. Gorgeous work!!

  108. Love your cards! I was already crushing on the Watercolor Dots and your cards pushed me over the edge. I cannot wait to start playing with this set! Thanks for the inspiration.

  109. Wendy Lambert says

    Such bright and fun cards!

  110. LSuch pretty cards. I enjoyed your video. Tfs

  111. Denise Ward says

    Your cards are a great example of all the variety in this release!! Congratulations to Altenew for a great collection of products!

  112. Colorado Crafter says

    Such beautiful cards!!! I’m sure you are having a wonderful time using all the amazing products in this new release from Altenew!!!!! I’m so crazy about this release!!!!!

  113. Kim Faucher says

    What a truly amazing set of cards!!! I love each one but I can’t get that falling hearts one out of my head! 😍

  114. Denise Mlady says

    I love your colorful cards. You really showcased how versatile the Watercolor Dots set is. I think it is my favorite from this release. Thanks for the video. I love how you used the small stamp to make a beautiful card!

  115. Denise Mlady says

    I love your colorful cards. You really showcased how versatile the Watercolor Dots set is. I think it is my favorite from this release. I love how you used the small stamp to make a beautiful card!

  116. Teresa Godines #6857 says

    Fantastic projects. I love the flowing hearts. Thanks for sharing

  117. Catherine D says

    What fun cards, I like the cascading hearts and I really like the originality of the heart flowers. So much fun!

  118. Miriam Prantner says

    Such fun cards! I am loving all the ways you used the hearts from the dot set, so clever and creative!

  119. Karen Rice says

    So cool! I love your creativity!! I was looking at the products you used on the 2nd card and said, “That’s is a fabulous stamp but it’s not from Altenew’s release, is it?” I then noticed the watercolor dots background stamp behind the card and realized it was just one heart from that set!! So clever!

  120. Carol Rossouw says

    Beautiful inspiration! This is another wonderful release with some lovely sentiment dies and more beautiful layering flowers. Love it!

  121. Raga Senthil says

    Ohh wow I just love your use of hearts. So clever and how fun they are!!! Fantastic creations.

  122. Pretty, cute and fun cards!
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  123. Gorgeous colours on these fab cards.

  124. Love all the cards you have made, great design and lovely colors. This new release by Altenew is terrific.

  125. Heather DePasquale says

    Beautiful cards! What an incredible release! Amazing what you can do with one small heart stamp! Thanks for sharing!

  126. Anne Roberts says

    The Altenew washi tape makes a subtle backdrop for the mega sentiment on your first card. Love the way you nestled that sentiment between the Altenew Happy Heart stamp and die set. Also, love the tumbling hearts in your card. Such a crisp clean technique. Thank you for inspiring me!

  127. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing!

  128. Yasmine Omar says

    Wow!! Absolutely Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

  129. Denise Bryant says

    Awesome cards! Love what you did with the hearts!

  130. The first card is my favorite, love how you used all the different elements.the colors ans the washi tape are a great combination

  131. TracyM #6773 says

    WONDERFUL cards!
    The colours and designs are so cheery 🙂

  132. Beautiful cards… I love the bright and cheerful colors!

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