Altenew Fresh Start Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi Creative Friends!

Welcome to the Happy Arty Days blog! 
I am so super excited to be starting off 2021 as a Guest Designer for Altenew! Yayyy! 
It's no secret how much I love their products, and it's such an honor to be part of today's 

Altenew Fresh Start Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

If you just arrived here from the super talented Virginia Lu's blog, then you're in the right place! If not, or you're feeling a little lost, here's the full blog hop list for you...

Start here ---> Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Jaycee Gaspar

Terri Koszler

Erum Tasneem

Jennifer McGuire

Tenia Nelson

Nathalie DeSousa


Therese Calvird

Amber Rain Davis

Dana Joy

Nicole Watt

Tina Smith

Norine Borys

Zsoka Marko

Virginia Lu

You are here --->   Amanda Baldwin


Laurie Willison

Michelle Short

Maryam Perez

Mindy Eggen

Teresa Litchfield

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Preeti Chandran

Reiko Tsuchida

Jessie Banks

Agnieszka MaƂyszek

Kelly Griglione

Lilith Eeckels

Cheryl Espie

Tania Ahmed

Jenny Colacicco

Whoa! That's a whole lotta inspiration for you!

And like usual, Altenew also have some amazing giveaways and offers to share with you too...

Starting with $300 in total prizes! YAY!!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/11/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/13/2021.

Good Luck!

Plus here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! 

1. Get a FREE brand new Fresh Start Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Fresh Start release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

2. Get a FREE brand new online cardmaking class with every order from the new Fresh Start Stamp & Die Release collection from 01/05/2021 through 01/11/2021. Shop HERE

3.Get a FREE brand new Fresh Start Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 01/05/2021 through 01/07/2021. Shop HERE!

Now, time to share some inspiration of my own with you!

First up, I want to shine the product spotlight on something more decorative than crafty & it's totally winning my heart; the new Choose Happiness Decal Set!

Oh hello, 2021! I'm ready for you!
What a terrific way to personalize your planner & phone!

So pretty, and these sentiments really resonate with me!
And the best part?
The Choose Happiness Decal Set is completely resealable!
You can pull these stickers off, and re-use them again and again! Love it!

My second share for today is a super pretty mixed media page,

"Always Beautiful Moments"

Oh how beautiful, indeed!

You can see why it's called the Enchanted Roses Stamp Set! Such a magical stamp! Let's take a closer look...

Swoon! SO pretty!
It's a lovely stamp for cardmaking, but it's amazing for scrapbooking too!
I inked mine in Permanent Black Crisp Ink and then messily painted and splattered my enchanting roses with blues & purples from the Watercolors 36 Pan Set.

Those roses are so beautifully detailed!

I completed my layout with papers, washi tape and chipboard alphas from the Enjoy The Ride Scrapbook Collection, and scattered a few of the Shades of Purple Enamel Dots. Simple. Beautiful. Enchanting!

My last project for today is this light, fresh and contemporary scrapbook page,


Oh so pretty!!!

It may be called the Vintage Garden Stamp but don't let the name fool you! It's suitable for both classic and elegant projects, as well as fresh & contemporary ones like mine!

Such a pretty & versatile stamp set! I hand colored my vintage blooms with some gel pens from my stash, and I just love the result! To save my fingers from laborious fussy cutting, I used the coordinating Die Set to do all the hard work for me - bliss!

I also stamped falling leaves directly onto my Enjoy The Ride Scrapbook Collection paper base, and that beautiful sentiment too!

Simply Stunning!!!

I hope my projects have inspired you!
***Please remember to leave a comment on this post to enter the giveaway draw***
Good Luck!

Time to send you hopping over to the awesome Seeka's blog!
Thanks so much for visiting today & Happy Hopping!

til next time,

Leave a Comment

  1. I always like to see stamped photo pages!

  2. It's nice to see these used in projects other than cards!

  3. thanks for sharing! i'm hoping to start my first ever journal this year and loved seeing your page designs. happy new year :-)

  4. The stamps and dies in this set are beautiful. TFS!!!

  5. Beautiful designs. You were able to share so much inspiration with this release

  6. The way you colored the Vintage Garden is so delicate and beautiful. Great layouts.

  7. Fantastic ideas for these new sets!

  8. These projects are so beautiful. The stamp sets are amazing!

  9. Nice to see stamps used in so many ways!

  10. The Enchanted Roses are so lovely. Great creations you made. Happy New Year. [Bunny]

  11. Love the Vintage Garden flowers. Thanks for the beautiful layouts!

  12. The flowers look so pretty. I like the white added to the color....

  13. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty!

  14. Hi, Amanda - Your scrapbook / journal is among the luckiest in the land!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!
    Lori S in PA

  15. Thanks for the scrapbook ideas. Great

  16. What beautiful floral images and pages.

  17. What cool projects! LOVE the cell cover and DARLING LAYOUTS!

  18. Holy molly drippiness! wow!

    -- dalis

  19. I love how you have used these new sets - your projects are all lovely. I'm having a hard time choosing a favorite set.

  20. I do love the new decal set. I think my favorite from the new release may be the Vintage flowers.

  21. What a creative way to use the stamps. I love the idea of putting them on your phone for a reminder

  22. Nice page ideas. I like the alternative decor use.

  23. Beautiful use and showing of the many ways to use the great items in the new year release. Love your work.

  24. Great presentation of the new release.

  25. Love your "drippy" watercolor. It's as if the petals are cascading like a waterfall. Your second layout is just perfect and symmetrical. Love the soft pink with the black accents.

  26. Neat idea on the phone case. Love your layout! Great ideas and a great release.

  27. Love all your projects!! I love the rose stamps in black with all the mixed media & splatters!! Very neat idea I will have to remember!!

  28. Beautiful layouts! Wonderful new release from Altnew! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring! Take care! :)

  29. Wow, beautiful page layouts and phone and planner decor, brilliant!

  30. Awesome projects! Love the decals and your beautiful pages!

  31. Being a card maker I am always amazed and so impressed by layouts. These are so cheerful and love how you stickered out the box on other things. Great ideas!

  32. I always like looking at artists mixed media pages because I haven’t the vision to create them myself. Nice work.

  33. Love your pages and also the use of the decal set at the beginning of your blog. Altenew has brought out some really lovely items in this new release. Thanks for inspiring us. :)

  34. Incredible pages! What special memories! I’m excited by the stickers.

  35. Ooohhhh!!!! Gotta love decals! Super cute ways to use them too! I forget sometimes how lovely and personal adding a sticker can make an item :-)

  36. I love the decal on your phone- great idea! Wonderful texture and dimension on the first layout!

  37. Wonderful projects. I especially love those sweet, beautiful pages.

  38. The plaid background is very creative!