Altenew April 2019 Washi Tape/Embossing Paste Release Blog Hop + Giveaway





Hi Friends! 

Welcome to the Happy Arty Days Blog! 
I am so excited to be participating in the fabulous 
Altenew April 2019 Washi Tape/Embossing Paste Release Blog Hop!

There are SO many amazing new products in this release, and you can shop them ALL in the Altenew Shop HERE

To celebrate this fabulous release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners!

Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 5/1/2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will 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 5/4/2019.
If you have just arrived here from the amazing Lilith Eeckels blog, then you're in the right place! 
If not, or you're a lil unsure, here's the blog hop list to help you find your way....

Start here----> Altenew Card Blog
You are here----> Amanda Baldwin

With  the formalities taken care of, 
here are my creations with these gorgeous new products!

First up is this pretty page, 

"Love This Life"


Oooh! Isn't this pretty?!!


Here's a better look for you....


That Botanical Rhapsody Washi Tape is all kinds of awesomeness!!!
For this layout, I use it to completely cover my white 12" cardstock base, creating my own beautiful pattern paper base. LOVE!


With a busy pattern paper base, I simply fussy cut Autumn color blooms from the Alluring Blooms 
6 x 6 Paper Pack to support and embellish my darling photo. 
You'll also spy a couple of my fave Live Your Dream collection Chipboard Stickers! 
But it's that washi tape background that wins my heart!
It's so stunning you can't even tell it's tape! 
Just look at those intricate blooms! 


So divine! 

Next up is this stunner, 

"You Are So Special"


Whoa!!!
This.is.GOR-jus!!!


Let's take a closer view....


That Teal Shadow Washi Tape is simply mesmerizing!!! 
So.very.beautiful!
Like my previous layout, I apply the washi tape to create the illusion of pattern paper. 
I also apply the Teal Shadow Washi Tape, and the Botanical Rhapsody Washi Tape to smooth white cardstock and then fussy cut out all the leaves and floral blooms. I love fussy cutting, and by using the washi tapes this way, you're able to create your own die cut ephemera. So clever & oh so pretty!
And speaking of fussy cutting, I spy a gorgeous floral wreath framing my sweet photo! It's been cut from the beautiful new Summer Garden 6 x 6 Paper Pack. 


And I must make mention of the ahh-may-zing new Embossing Paste from Altenew!
I've used many pastes in my life, but none like this! 
It was like applying a whipped mousse to my stencil - even smoother and lighter than butter! 
And as for the result? Well, it speaks for itself! 
Those butterflies are perfection! 
I applied the Embossing Paste with a palette knife & the Flowing Butterfly Stencil. Love it!



Absolutely gorgeous!

Next up, is a more masculine approach to using these new products.... 

"Oh BOY!"


Oh boy, indeed! Such a cool kiddo! 


Here's a better view....


This is SO awesome! 
The Misty Meadows Washi Tape is really something - 
it even has gold foiling throughout it's pattern! 
To draw attention to that 'golden' highlight, I also trim it with the Gold Trim Washi Tape. So effective!
But it's that Embossing Paste that is really wowing me! 
I used a liquid ink to hand color the paste on a mixing palette, and applied it with a palette knife. The stencil featured is called Leaf Burst and showcases that Embossing Paste beautifully! 


That paste is so easy to apply and gives such a high end finish - I am SO impressed! 
Here's another look at it...


SO good!

And last, but by no means least, is this pretty page....

"Remember That Day"


Altenew does it again! 
All the pretty things for all our memory keeping whims! 


It's no secret that I love a good floral wreath design, and this is no exception! 
Just look at those fussy cut blooms!


Sigh! So very pretty!
I am loving the contrast between the sweet florals and the very contemporary Gold String Washi Tape! So striking! 


It's hard to believe it's washi tape, isn't it?! SO good! 


How sweet it that butterfly embellishment tucked beneath my darling photo?!
It's created from tinted Embossing Paste and the Flowing Butterfly Stencil - I simply fussy cut it out once dry. Cute! 

And there you have it! 
I hope my layouts have inspired you to get creating with all these fabulous Altenew products! 
I can't recommend them enough!

& remember to leave a comment to go in the draw to win a $15 Altenew Gift certificate from this blog!

Time to send you hopping to the incredibly talented Virginia Lu's blog HERE! 

Thanks so much for visiting, 
& for all your lovely comments - they really mean so much! 
til next time, 



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  1. Oh my goodness these are lovely! I want it all! I want the stencils, the paste and the washi.

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  2. Wow - your pages/layouts are amazing! I love to see these "cardmaking" supplies used for scrapbooking and memory keeping. Altenew products are so versatile!

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  3. OMG what beautiful layouts. Your work is so inspiring. Love the use of the washi tape.

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  4. All are beautiful layouts. I have to say that 'remember that day' is my fav with the gorgeous butterfly element. Kudos

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  5. Very sweet and so are the subjects in the photos! I like the different washi tapes that you used.

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  6. Oh my goodness! These are breathtaking! I love the way you used these new tapes. That wreath around the one picture is fantastic!

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  7. Cool way to frame the photos

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  8. I don't scrapbook but these are all so beautiful & great inspirations for cards.

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  9. Absolutely love the versatile outcome of these layouts! Gorgeous use of very many craft supplies and the layout designs are Oh SO Beautiful!!!

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  10. Beautiful layouts! I love the new washi tapes!

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  11. That wreath...beautiful! Amazing what one can do with washi tape!

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  12. Wow - those are incredible layouts - this washi tape release is incredible and I love the different ways you showcased them. It really shows their versatility!

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  13. I am totally drooling over every one of your gorgeous layouts! This washi tape release is awesome, and I have already ordered some. Also ordered the embossing paste, and glad I did after seeing what you did with it and the medallion stencil. Thanks for so much unique and amazing inspiration today!

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  14. Simply stunning work highlighting these products!

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  15. Thanks for sharing these beautiful layouts!!

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  16. Everytime i thought, Wow, this is the best layout, I scrolled down and the next was even more spectacular . What great designs!

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  17. Love the use of washi in your backgrounds. Great job.

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  18. Gorgeous work! So creative use of washi tape.

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  19. Beautiful way to showcase your photos.

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  20. INCREDIBLE layouts! you really know how to frame the gorgeous photos!

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  21. GORGEOUS layouts, love the Teal Shadow washi and the embossing paste with the Leaf Burst stencil especially.

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  22. Pretty projects! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. Beautiful designs on these lovely pages! I love the pretty washi tapes! The embossing paste adds an awesome texture... love those butterflies!

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  24. I love your layouts! The new washi is just lovely! Thank you for always inspiring me!

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  25. Love your layouts they are stunning!

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  26. Oh my! Your layouts are gorgeous! I love the ways you used the new awesome washi tapes! Your projects look fabulous!😍😍😍🤗🤗🤗

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  27. Dear Amanda
    Thanks for showing the many uses of washi tape. I never thought it cud be used to cover a page. I want to buy the teal color washi tape as my grand daughter loves the color teal. Wen I am gping back she even needed a teal color night dress. I am yet to figure out from where I can get teal color material.to compensate I will buy the teal color washi tape and make party invitations as she is waiting to celebrate her 7th Birthday. Thank u for the inspiration. Love and hugs

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  28. Your layouts are just beautiful Amanda! Love the use of the washi tape and embossing paste was used! They add so much interest! Thanks so much for sharing and wonderful inspiration!

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  29. Gorgeous layouts! Makes me want to scrapbook again.

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  30. Your layouts are spectacular!! I love the mix of Altenew’s papers, stencil, embossing paste, and Washi tape. Your designs are fabulous!!

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  31. You are so talented! These pages are the most wonderful keepsakes. Every page you make is gorgeous!

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  32. Such beautiful creations! Love each one of these gorgeous layouts. the new washi tapes are just so pretty.

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  33. luv the first layout! had you added a lot of color on the background, your photo would get lost. then you pulled the eye right in with the colored floral image. great creations

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  34. Well these are just stunning layouts!

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  35. I love how the background has a subtle or no color at all, ‘makes everything else pop!

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  36. So pretty!!!!!! You have shown so many ways to use these new products!

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  37. Stunning scrapbook layouts. I love how you used so many of the new washi tapes for your backgrounds. The wreath page is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. Amazing layouts must be liftes.Thanks for the inspirations

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  39. Oh what beautiful layouts! Stunning and creative uses of the washi tape.

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  40. Your layouts are amazing! Each one just as beautiful as the next. You really made the washi tape and new embossing paste work for you. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  41. What beautiful layouts, they will be treasured for years to come. All the gorgeous new washi tapes highlight your photos perfectly!

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  42. Beautiful pages! Can't believe it's washi tape! Love how you combine the new pattern papers, paste and washi!

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  43. Beautiful pages. I've never used washi on a scrapbook page, but the washi from this release is so gorgeous it is perfect for larger projects.

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  44. Marisela Delgado said: Great layouts. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  45. Oh my goodness, Amanda, your layouts are just stunning!! Your scrapbooks must be so amazing! I love all the different elements on each page...those embossed butterflies are just so sweet! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!!

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  46. You are a real artist with washi tape and stencils and paste. My favorite is the fussy cut wreath with the Delicate butterflies floating over it. Great job!

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  47. totally amazing Layouts. The washi, paste and Patterned papers are incredible together.

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  48. I LOVE your layouts! They are stunning indeed! I also never thought about cutting out something I had done with embossing paste! So Clever! Thank you for your inspiration!!!

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  49. Stunning layouts. This new washi release is amazing.

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  50. Beautiful layouts! I love how you transition from very dark colorful sections to very light ones.

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  51. Such gorgeous layouts! I love the wreath of blue flowers!

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  52. Wow, wow, wow!!! These are all so gorgeous!! I love the pops of color!

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  53. Such wonderful layouts with the washi tapes and stencils.

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  54. I love your layouts especially the wreath. I have to give you props for all that fussy cutting. I’m not very good at it.

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  55. Fabulous designs Amanda! The Washi Tape designs are gorgeous and a fabulous way to add backgrounds! You did an amazing job showcasing the new products, your LOs are absolutely scrap-lift worthy, I hope you don't mind. This release is full of fantastic products and inspiration as always! Thanks for all the amazing ideas you share!

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  56. The layouts are absolutely gorgeous! Love the new washi tapes. And the embossing paste looks fabulous.

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  57. I am not into scrapbooking, but these layouts are beautiful

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  58. Wow! It looks like those washi tapes were made just for your layouts. They work well as embelishments and backgrounds. Beautiful!

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