Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hey Crafters! 

Welcome to the Happy Arty Days blog! 

I am so thrilled to be joining in on today's 

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Yay! I LOVE the monthly Craft-A-Flower releases, and this one is no exception! SO good!

If you just arrived here from the amazing  Nicole Watt's blog, then you're in the right place! 

If not, or you're feeling a little lost, you can always return to the Altenew Card Blog where the fun all begins!

Like always, Altenew has some amazing offers and giveaways to share with you all...

Bundle & Save! 

You can also Bundle & Save on the Gradient Cardstock collection too!

Or, if you're wanting a much bigger discount why not join the

This monthly subscription plan guarantees you a spot in the monthly Altenew Craft-A-Flower releases, plus you'll receive the set at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99)
Yay! Super savings plus never suffer FOMO again! Join HERE

As always, Altenew are celebrating with some terrific giveaways too! 

Like $200 in total prizes!
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 04/13/2021 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 04/15/2021.

Blog Hop Order List:

Start here --->   Altenew Card Blog


Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Short

Jaycee Gaspar

Keren Baker

Emily Midgett

Tina Smith

Nicole Watt

You are here ---> Amanda Baldwin

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Laurie Willison

Jenny Colacicco

Norine Borys

Verity Biddlecombe

Lilith Eeckels

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Joylita Dsouza

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Nichol Spohr 

Erum Tasneem

Teresa Litchfield

Svitlana Shayevich

Christine Pennington

Agnieszka Małyszek


Yoonsun Hur

Preeti Chandran   

Wow! That's quite a talented list of creatives! You'll be so inspired by all their amazing projects! 

Speaking of inspiration, time to share my two projects with you...

"Oh Happy Day" 8.5" x 11" scrapbook layout

Oh happy day, indeed! The Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set was perfect for documenting my daughter's recent birthday celebrations with!

Altenew SuppliesCraft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set , Essential Sentiment Strips Die Set, Cherry Blossom Enamel Dots, Delicate Dots Washi Tape & Enjoy The Ride Chipboard Alphas.

Let's take a closer look...

There's no denying that the Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set is an absolute show-stopper! 
Layered in soft purple tones, the Cistus blooms are light and joyful and perfect for my sweet photo! Such a fresh and contemporary floral!

SO pretty!

As well as that stunning Craft-A-Flower: Cistus floral cluster, you'll also spy the lovely Essential Sentiment Strips Die Set, Cherry Blossom Enamel Dots, Delicate Dots Washi Tape & Enjoy The Ride Chipboard Alphas on my page. The Delicate Dots Washi Tape really enhances that clean and contemporary feel! 

So beautiful! 

For my second project, I've created a sweet thankyou card that features both the Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set  & two of the new Gradient Cardstock Sets...

"So Grateful" Thankyou Card 

Oh how lovely! And such a different look with the Craft-A-Flower: Cistus flowers! 
The Red Sunset Gradient Cardstock really evokes those warm, & tropical vibes! Love it!

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

The Coffee Break Gradient Cardstock offsets the Red Sunset tones beautifully too!

So grateful that you visited today! 

I truly hope my creations have inspired you!
Please be sure to follow me on my Instagram HERE for more Altenew creations & inspirational ideas! 

***Please remember to leave a comment on this post to be entered into the giveaway draw***
Good Luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by today & for all your kind comments!
Time to send you hopping over to the incredibly talented  Sandhya Iyer's blog! 

til next time, 

Leave a Comment

  1. Your purple cistus flowers are pretty but the red sunset mini slim is my favorite. This card gives me a warm feeling.

  2. so pretty on your page and I love the colors you used in the card!

  3. I love the layout you used and the purple colour of the flowers... So delicate. ♥

  4. Lovely layout but the card is my favorite. So happy to see the new colors and you used my favorites.

  5. Your layout and card are simply beautiful using the new Cistus Layering Flower dies! Good job making each of your creations with different colored flowers!

  6. Incredible projects. Colors are absolutely gorgeous!

  7. These are my favorite flowers! Such beautiful BAF!

  8. Beautiful! The flowers look amazing! I love this new set.

  9. Darling layout and card! I LOVE the bright colors!

  10. Love the layout and your card, very pretty!

  11. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful!

  12. Really Beautiful card and page!!!

  13. These card stocks are so versatile.

  14. Very nice! I love both combos but I really like how you did your scrapbook page.

  15. Sweet page layout, but amazing colors on the card! Wonderful Die Set!

  16. Hi, from Gainesville, FL, USA! Love your designs!

  17. Hi, from Colorado! Love your blog and projects!

  18. Hi from Greenville, SC. Love the layouts and the creativity you used in coloring the flowers.

  19. Hi from Waretown NJ, the coloring is so vivid, I am horrible at it, so I avoid it by just stamp and let the ink do the color....very nice designs

  20. Hi from Santa Ana,CA. No wonder you picked the purples, they look HAPPY!!!

  21. A beautiful layout and card.

  22. Very, very pretty! A joy to look at! Thanks for brightening my day!

  23. Such a pretty scrapbook page using the CAF set. The card is just as pretty. Very nice showcasing the set.

  24. Beautiful projects. The gradient paper is so impactful paired with the layered dies!

  25. What a surprise to find a scrapbook page among all these cardsters! You show how beautifully Altenew products can be used in other artisan projects. Love the color scheme you used on your card sample!

  26. Hi from Southern California! Your layouts are easy on the eye and a beautiful way to capture special days!

  27. Hi from Castro Valley, Ca! Love your layouts!

  28. Love your scrapbook page and card! Beautiful color combos!

  29. Hi from Brighton in the UK. I think you've just twisted my arm to start scrapbooking. What a gorgeous lay out that is. Beautifully crafted and coloured. Thank you for the inspiration X X

  30. You did a beautiful job using the gradient card stock! Thanks to Altenew for the opportunity to win.

  31. Gorgeous projects! I love the cluster of purple flowers on the layout and the color combination on the card!

  32. Love you layout and card, and the kids are pretty cute too!! Thank you

  33. Nice design with colors of the new cardstock

  34. Love the reds and browns on the card and the soft purples in the scrapbook page. Thanks for the inspiration.

  35. First glance at your “Oh, happy day!” page, I thought you had pinned real flowers to show us what a Cistus looked like! Love it!

  36. Nice page arrangement. Great frame for the picture.

  37. Hi from Eastern Oregon. Beautiful layouts. Thank you for sharing ☺

  38. Hello from Lafayette, Indiana! Love this.

  39. Beautiful colors. The gradients leave the guessing behind!

  40. Both your layout and your card are beautiful (and the card is striking, too--love the overall design)!

  41. Each of your color schemes for the cistus flowers are so gorgeous! So vibrant and fun 🤩