Altenew Cozy Creatures Stamps/Dies/Stencils Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi Altenew Friends! 

Welcome to the Happy Arty Days blog! 

I am so super excited to be participating in today's fabulous

Altenew Cozy Creatures Stamps/Dies/Stencils Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

If you just arrived here from the crazy talented Tania Ahmed's blog, then you're in the right place! If not, or you're feeling a lil unsure, here's the full blog hop list for you....

Start here---> Altenew Card Blog 

Vicky Papaioannou

Amber Rain Davis

Jenny Colacicco

Jaycee Gaspar

Nenette S. Madero 

Nicole Watt

Jennifer McGuire

Nathalie DeSousa

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Emily Midgett

Tania Ahmed

You are here ---> Amanda Baldwin

Laurie Willison

Mindy Eggen

Lilith Eeckels

Vicki Finger

Therese Calvird

Dana Joy

Maryam Perez


Norine Borys

Kelly Griglione

Svitlana Shayevich

Keisha Charles

Like all good blog hops, there are some amazing giveaways happening....

Giveaway Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/11/2020 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 (featured above).

All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/14/2020.

And as if that wasn't enough, Altenew have a few special offers & promotions too! 

There are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! 

  • Get a FREE brand new Cozy Creatures Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Booklet (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Cozy Creatures release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Cozy Creatures Stamp & Die Release collection from 10/05/2020 through 10/11/2020. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Cozy Creatures Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Booklet with every order from 10/05/2020 through 10/07/2020. Shop HERE

Plus, you can always visit the Altenew Promotions page for the very latest deals and promotions!

With all the blog hop details taken care of, it's time to get onto the inspiration!

Here's what I've created with the amazing new products! 


Oh my heart! Absolutely stunning!!!

Let's take a closer look at this pretty page....

I instantly fell in love with the Simple Roses Stamp & Die Sets as soon as I laid eyes on them! 
I heart them so much that they are my #1 must-have items from this release - SO good! 
I used Permanent Black Crisp Ink to stamp the roses around the edge of the Enjoy The Ride scrapbook paper. I also stamped up an array of the roses and leaves onto some smooth white paper, and proceeded to color them in with artist pencils. Once colored, I used the Simple Roses Die Set to cut them out, and arranged them in a wreath style, around my darling girl's photo. For added interest & dimension, I foam mounted my photo wreath into the center of the Enjoy The Ride paper. 

SO gorgeous! 

I used the fabulous Enjoy The Ride Chipboard Alphas to form my curved title, 'Darling'. I love how effective this title looks!
Beneath my photo wreath, I stamped the sentiments, 'never forget that you are amazing' and then finished my layout with a sprinkling of the Warm & Cozy Enamel Dots and Rubellite watercolor splatters. 

Those hand colored Simple Roses are errrrything! 
SO incredibly beautiful! 

Such a simple page design, but oh-so-beautiful! 
The Simple Roses Stamps & Die Sets are really something!!!
Get yours HERE before they sell out! 

Next up is another gorgeous floral page, 

Oh how pretty!!!

Here's a better view....

Wow! Those Sweet Flowers are perfectly named, don't you think? Super sweet, indeed!
I stamped up 3 of them using a mix of the Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink and the Cherry Blossom Mini Cubes, before die cutting them with their coordinating metal die. I also stamped (& die cut) up a ton of the smaller bloom as well. 
I arranged them horizontally across my lilac cardstock base, and then layered my photo onto the Sweet Flowers. SO pretty!!!!
For added interest, I also trimmed around the edges of my cardstock base with one of the spectacular Enjoy The Ride Washi Tapes. 

I stamped the Sweet Flower sentiments around the floral cluster, added an Enjoy The Ride Chipboard title and a scattering of the Shades of Purple Enamel Dots. For finishing touches, I flicked some white acrylic paint splatters around the Sweet Flowers too!

Here's a few close ups for you....

Those flowers are just divine!

So very beautiful! 

And last, but by no means least, here's a couple of elegant Christmas Cards.....

Just stunning! 

The new Ink Blending Tool is aah-may-zing!!! 
Super silky, soft bristles and an absolute joy to use! 
I used mine to create that beautiful blue base for both my cards, & the end result: a creamy blend of dye inks that are simply perfection!
Here's a few close ups of both cards....

The Festive Clusters Die Set is so intricate, and yet it cuts like a hot knife through butter - yay! 
I love intricate dies, but I especially love when they are a dream to use! 
I cut a couple of them with dark red card and then fussy cut them to trim the edges of the ink blended paper. I also cut one in gold glitter cardstock, and then paper pieced some of the segments to 'fill' the poinsettia. I love how elegant this looks!

For this CAS (clean and simple) card, I used the same techniques but reduced the color scheme to make the gold Festive Cluster an even greater focal point. 

So.much.gorgeousness in this release! 
I hope I have inspired you! 

***Please remember to leave a comment on this post to go in the draw to win an Altenew gift certificate***

Good Luck! 

Time to send you hopping over to the super inspiring Laurie Willison's blog HERE!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, 
til next time, 

Leave a Comment

  1. I love your layout with the roses! Beautiful!! The blending with that blue is gorgeous, just gorgeous!! Love those cards!!

  2. Lovely projects. I love the gold over the blue with the holiday cards. The layouts are great - love the soft, blurred dreamy quality of the one with the Simple Roses, and adore the colours the second one, and great flow with that swathe of Simple Flowers.

  3. What darling and incredible scrapbook pages and pretty cards! I especially like your pages! Fantastic layouts!

  4. I love both your scrapbook layouts and those gorgeous cards!

  5. Beautiful layouts! Perfect pictures! I LOVE your coloring! Great cards!

  6. Your scrapbook pages are just stunning! Love that rose stamp/

  7. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! I really love the second layout!!

  8. I like how you made a wreath with the flowers. It looks so pretty and different.

  9. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful!

  10. Beautiful layouts...wonderful memories!

  11. Love the scrapbook page with "happy" on it

  12. Great projects. Love the coloring of the flowers. TFS

  13. The simply rose stamped pages are so pretty! The holiday cards are happy- I really like the backgrounds and the die cut flowers are beautiful.

  14. Beautiful scrapbook pages~ I LOVE the flowers. Great holiday cards.

  15. Gorgeous pages and colorful cards! Love the Festive Clusters die!

  16. Pretty!! Love these sets!!
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  17. Beautiful pages, lovely Simple Roses and Sweet Flowers, pretty cards, love the color combo

  18. Gorgeous layouts and cards! Such a great use of the new products!

  19. Fabulous LOs Amanda, love the floral compositions you created in them. You did an amazing job creating your cards with the pretty Festive Cluster. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Such beautiful floral sets. Your layouts are beautiful!!!

  21. Nice projects shared. I like the happy page's layout.

  22. Beautiful layouts Amanda! I particularly like the first one with the roses wreath & the picture in the middle. Also really liked the colours you used on your cards. So pretty.

  23. Gorgeous projects. The florals in this amazing release are so beautiful.

  24. Your projects are gorgeous! I love the wreath you created on your first layout!

  25. Your pages are amazing! My favorite is the purple/lavender one using the new flowers- just gorgeous!

  26. Pretty layouts and wonderful cards.

  27. I love your layouts! They would look great framed, too! And I love the blue you chose for your cards; so rich and bright!

  28. Beautiful! I love the red and blue cards -- usually only use that for summer or 4th of July or whatever -- this is very inspiring.