Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway




 



 Hi Crafty Friends!

Thanks so much for hopping by today! 

I am so super excited to be joining in on the fabulous 

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

The monthly Build-A-Flower releases are an Altenew favorite of mine, and this month's Fashion Monger Dahlia is an absolute must-have for your floral stamps collection! 

Huge thanks to the amazing Dana Joy for sending you to my blog today. 
If you didn't arrive here as part of this awesome blog hop, you can visit the Altenew Card Blog to get started! 

As always, there are some fantastic offers and giveaways happening...

Like $200 USD in total prizes! WOW!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/09/2021. Good Luck!


Blog Hop List:


Start here --->  Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Jenny Colacicco

Virginia Lu 

LauraJane

Jaycee Gaspar

Mindy Eggen

Emily Midgett

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Seeka

Tenia Nelson

Dana Joy

You are here --->   Amanda Baldwin

Verity Biddlecombe

Carol Hintermeier

Sandhya Iyer

Linda Westfall

Keren Baker

Daniel Diaz

Erin Thompson

Joylita Dsouza

Nenette S. Madero

Natasha Davies

Joy Baldwin

Linda Westfall


Wow! What a line up! There's so much inspiration along this hop! 

Plus, don't miss out on these great offers...

Bundle & Save!!! Receive a 5% discount when you purchase this amazing set! 
It includes the BAF  Fashion Monger Dahlia Layering Stamp & Die Set plus 8 coordinating mini ink cubes to ensure you have everything you need to create beautiful blooms! Shop this deal HERE

Or, if you're like me and never want to risk missing out on this exclusive stamp, 
why not join the Build-A-Flower Club?


You'll save money and never suffer FOMO again! Yay! 

Here's what Altenew shared about this fabulous new Build-A-Flower bloom,

"This set features one six-layer flower and two three-layer leaves. The leaves have a delicate and lacy feel to them to help you achieve a richer look on your projects. The included sentiments feature a gorgeous pairing of fonts to accompany your floral creations."
 
And here's what I created with this stunning floral....

"Affection" - 12 x 12inch scrapbook layout


Oh.my.heart!
Those Dahlias are show stoppers!!! Absolutely gorgeous!
Here's a closer view...


Just stunning! 



Such a cherished moment with my sweet boy! 
Those Fashion Monger Dahlias are so beautifully detailed. They help to emphasize how special this memory is to me! 


Did you spy that I used the flower center stamp as my Rubellite Ink splatter? 
Such a clever way to use those stamps for a mixed media look! 
And how about the sentiment stamps...


I couldn't resist using the 'Affection' stamp for my layout title - too perfect! 


Simple, beautiful memory keeping with the Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia!

I really hope my scrapbook layout has inspired you today!

***Please remember to leave a comment on this post to be entered into the giveaway & Good Luck!***
Time to send you hopping over to the wonderful Verity Biddlecombe's blog, as always, she has something amazing to share with you! 
Thanks so much for stopping by, 
til next time, 


Elle's Studio: Five on Friday Inspiration!




 


Hey Friends, Happy FriYAY!  

Welcome back for more Elle's Studio July Kit inspiration!

I can't wait to share what I've created using the exclusive July 2021 Kit and new release items! Today's post is all about highlighting 5 of the new products - hence, 5 on Friday! 

Let's get started! 

Firstly, here are the 5 products I've chosen to highlight...

1. July 2021 Kit die cuts

2. Adventure 6x 8.5inch Paper Stack

3. Cardstock Die Cut Tags

4. Navy Puffy Alphabet Stickers

and last, but by no means least,

5. Summertime Tabs Stamp


Wow! SO much awesomeness to craft with! Some might say the Fantastic Five! 

Here's what I came up with, 

"Vacay & Good Times" 



How awesome is this?! 
Five products, and five stars! You'd never know that this page was limited to only five products - so many wonderful details to admire! 

Other: White Bazzill cardstock, black stamping ink, machine stitching. 

Let's take a closer look...



Firstly, let's talk all things pattern paper! 
I think it's only fair to say that the new Adventure 6 x8.5inch Paper Stack is a serious 'must-have' item! With 2 sheets of 15 designs it's easy to create the illusion of full size 12inch papers. I butted together two 2inch strips of the striped design paper and adhered them to the back of my distressed white cardstock base to form a 12 inch background paper. So cool! 



On the opposite side of my page, I layered two 6inch squares of the yellow striped paper over the top of my white cardstock. To build on my design, and to enhance my sunset photo I also machine stitched a pattern paper sunburst design over the striped yellow section. Plus, I even backed my photograph onto a paper base too! Pattern paper is definitely for the win!




And speaking of winning, how about the versatile use of the Navy Puffy Alphabet Stickers? Apart from the obvious title, I also used these stickers to emphasize the sunburst rays! Such an inventive way to utilize the exclamation marks! 


The June 2021 Kit die cuts were the perfect embellishment for adorning my photo, as well as filling some negative space. I combined the two tone banner with the Summertime Tabs Stamp to add a snip-it of storytelling to my page. 


To fill more of the negative space, I shadow stamped the 'fun in the sun' sentiment - also from the awesome Summertime Tabs Stamp.  


The Cardstock Die Cut Tags could be used in a myriad of ways, but I tucked mine beneath my photo to create even more visual attention. 


Really simple, and such effective approaches for maximizing 5 products! 

I hope my project has inspired you today! 

***Shop ALL the new Elle's Studio products HERE***

Thanks so much for stopping by, 

til next time,

Happy Arty Days, 

Amanda xo 


Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway




 


Hey Crafters & Altenew Friends! 

Thanks for hopping over to the Happy Arty Days blog! 
I'm so thrilled and delighted to be joining Altenew for this fabulous 

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Enormous thanks to the amazing Jaycee Gaspar for relaying you here! 
If you haven't arrived here as part of the blog hop, or you're feeling a lil lost, please visit the Altenew Card Blog to get started! 

Like always, Altenew are celebrating this release with some amazing offers and giveaways...

Like $200USD in total prizes!
Yes, you read correctly! Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/28/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/30/2021. Good Luck!

Blog Hop Order List:

Start here --->   Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

You are here --->   Amanda Baldwin

Erum Tasneem

Carol Hintermeier

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Tenia Nelson

Sandhya Iyer

Nathalie DeSousa

Terri Koszler

Emily Midgett

LauraJane

Norine Borys

Verity Biddlecombe

Seeka

Daniel Diaz

Nenette S. Madero

Bridget Casey

Tina Smith

Justine Hovey


Wow! What a line up!

Plus, don't miss these great offers...

Save with the Paint-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia & Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set Bundle


Or, if you're like me and never want to miss out on another Paint-A-Flower release, why not join the exclusive Paint-A-Flower Club?



With the formalities taken care of, let's take a look at my project with the beautiful Paint-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Outline Stamp Set...



You'll spot that I colored mine with the gorgeous Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set F, before fussy cutting out the Dahlias. I arranged the Fashion Monger Dahlias over the Dancing Peacock 3D Embossing Folder base using foam tape. 
Simple, but so elegant!



Really stunning cardmaking with this month's gorgeous Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Outline Stamp Set! 

I hope my card has inspired you today! 
Please remember to leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway draw, 
& Good Luck!
Time to send you hopping over the amazing Erum Tasneem's blog - she will surely mesmerize you! 
Thanks so much for visiting, 
til next time, 







Hip Kit Club: June 2021 Main Kit Only




 Hi Crafters!

Welcome back for more Hip Kit Club inspiration & awesomeness!

Today I'm sharing how I've incorporated punches and metal dies from my stash into a 

June 2021 Main Kit Only layout. 

Yay, such a fun challenge!  

Oh, and if you're a mom of boys (or simply just wondering how such a pretty kit can work for boy pages), read on!

Here's my darling son's newest page with the June 2021 Main Kit Only...

"Happy Memories"

 

Whoa! How awesome is this?! Super cool &  perfect for documenting my sweet boy!

You'll spy punched stars and semi circles, as well as die cut foliage pieces too! 

And my favorite die cut? Well, that would definitely be the diamond die that I used to shape my photograph with! 

Here's a closer look at it...

 

 

So super awesome! That diamond photo is really somethin'! To be honest, it dictated the vertical page arrangement and overall design of the layout. I even aligned my border papers (B sides of Hip Kit Club's Delightful: Lemon Parfait and Pinkfresh Studio's Happy Blooms: Garden) with the diamond photo before I zig zagged them into place.

 

 

The blue, teal and purple tones of this layout are so cool and refreshing that they simply add to the chilled out, Summer vibes theme. This contemporary color scheme is then balanced out with pops of striking black & white embellishments. The black and white details really cut through the 'softness' of the colors,  giving a stronger & more masculine feel. You'll notice that I've featured lots of textural elements such as messy machine stitching, distressed cardstock, those amazing Hip Kit Exclusive Wood Veneer Buttons, lots of foam tape and even curled, folded and raised embellishments for the same effect.

 

 

The Hip Kit Club Delightful Ephemera  leaves inspired me to create more foliage die cuts to anchor my photo with. I cut these leaves from the B side of Pinkfresh Studio's Happy Blooms: Garden paper, and arranged them with the Delightful leaves, as well as the banners from the Pinkfresh Studio Happy Blooms: Journaling Bits.  The Delightful Wood Veneer Buttons were perfect for added dimension and interest, but I felt like my page needed more black and white details. The solution? I used an old star punch with the B side of Hip Kit's Delightful: Strawberry Crush Paper (white paper with black dot pattern) and sprinkled them throughout the vertical design (because he's my lil super star, of course!).

 

 

My semi circle punch was used to support the two die cut clouds. A simple mirroring technique, but so effective!

 

 

All the Hip Kit Club Main Kit awesomeness!!! Love it!

I hope my layout has inspired you to get creating with the June 2021 Hip Kits today!

til next time,

Happy Arty Days, 

Amanda xo