Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey Crafters & Altenew Friends! 

Welcome to the Happy Arty Days blog! I am so super excited to be participating in today's amazing

Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

If you just arrived here from the awesome  Jaycee Gaspar 's blog, then you're in the right place! If not, or you're feeling a lil lost, visit the Altenew Blog HERE to get started! 

Like always, Altenew are spoiling us with some incredible offers, and prizes to celebrate this release! 

Like these FREE gifts...

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity!
*Free gift will be added to cart automatically.*
1. Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Exotic Garden release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

2. Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Storybook Fantasy release collection from 05/04/2021 through 05/10/2021. Shop HERE

3. Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 05/04/2021 through 05/06/2021. Shop HERE!


And to make things even sweeter, there's also a terrific giveaway happening with an amazing $300 in total prizes! Yes, you read correctly! $300 in total prizes - wow!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/10/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/12/2021. Good Luck!

Blog Hop List:

Start here --->  Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar 

You are here --->  Amanda Baldwin

Nicole Watt

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett 

Carol Hintermeier

Norine Borys 

Erin Thompson

Agnieszka Małyszek

Helen Kalb

Amber Rain Davis 

Jenny Colacicco

Svitlana Shayevich

Erum Tasneem 

Kymona Tracey 

Keren Baker

Virginia Lu


Lilith Eeckels 

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Michelle Short

Therese Calvird 

Verity Biddlecombe

Tania Ahmed 

Sandhya Iyer

Reiko Tsuchida


Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Laurie Willison

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Tina Smith

Tricia Schaden 

Joylita Dsouza

Nandini Karmarkar

Wow, what a talented list! You'll be so super inspired by the end of this hop! 

Speaking of inspiration, here's what I've created for today's release...

"Favorite Person" - 8.5 x 11inch scrapbook layout 

Oh how adorable, indeed! 

Let's take a closer look...

So sweet! 
The Simply Spring Stamp was the perfect base for layering my diamond cut photograph onto! & where there's flowers, there's always butterflies! 

The  Dovetail Butterflies are quite possibly my favorite from this release - so beautifully detailed, and perfect for all kinds of crafty projects! I hand colored mine with the purples from the Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers (Set G) So soft and delicate!

I used the same stamp set to add my title & journaling. I just love how crisp & clear Altenew stamps are! 
For finishing touches, you'll spy two of the Cherry Blossom Slim Washi Tapes trimming the top and base of my layout. Simple, & really beautiful memory keeping! 

My second project also features the same products from this release, but with very different results...

"Enjoy Every Moment" - 12 x 12inch scrapbook layout 

Oh wow! So different from the previous page, but really stunning! 

Here's a closer view...

I just adore this bright & beautiful mixed media page! 
The Simply Spring Stamp is quite the show stopper in all it's colorful glory!

I used the Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set F to color this floral beauty! 

The warm Spring blooms really pop against the Tide Blue Crisp Dye Ink background!

Just gorgeous! 

The detail of the Cherry Blossom Slim Washi Tape peaking through the distressed edges is a really cool look too! Just the right amount of pink to cut through the yellow and blue. Love it! 

Speaking of blue, how about a 'sea change'?....

"We Sea You" - 12 x 12inch scrapbook layout! 
I can't even begin to tell you how much I adore this ocean vibes page! 
Or how awesome the  Sea Shore Slim Washi Tape Linear Pathway die cut alphas are!?! Such a fun way to incorporate more washi tapes into your designs! 

Here's a better look at this page...

The Sweet Ginkgo Stamp is really somethin'! 
So pretty stamped in the Deep Blue Seas Crisp Dye Inks

So detailed, and just a bit special, even if I do say so myself! 

It really is a gorgeous stamp set! 

Just awesome!!!

And here's a sneaky peek at just one more project I may have created with this release...

I'll be sharing this one as part of a fun video hop happening on the 14th! 

Keep your eye on the Altenew YT channel for more, or better yet 

Subscribe to my channel HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really hope my memory keeping projects have inspired you!

***Please remember to leave a comment on this post to be entered into the giveaways***

Good Luck! 

Time to send you hopping over to the amazing Nicole Watt's blog! She always has the most incredible projects to share! Enjoy! 

til next time, 

Happy Arty Days, 

Amanda xo 

Leave a Comment

  1. Very nice layout page shares. I like the framing for the pictures.

  2. The subtle flowers are wonderful. I like the soft colors

  3. I like the smaller layouts and yours is beautiful, Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  4. Nice layouts. Love the use of the butterflies

  5. Such Beautiful pages!! Love them all!!!

  6. Love the incorporated into scrapbook pages looks you created!

  7. Fabulous LOs Amanda! Love how you incorporated the new products on your pages. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. I love how you inserted the picture into the Simply Spring stamped image.

  9. Beautiful layouts. I love the gorgeous colors.

  10. Love each layout! You are very creative.

  11. Beautiful layouts, I really like the cut out center photo peeking through like a small glimpse on a special moment. The butterflies work perfectly with the photos.

  12. Thank you for reminding me to use my stamps on scrapbook pages, not just cards!

  13. All the variety in your layouts really highlights the variety and versatility of this new release. Love what you did with the washi tapes. Thanks for all the inspiration

  14. Gorgeous layouts! I LOVE the butterflies!

  15. These layouts are so gorgeous!

  16. Such stunning and creative layouts! I am sitting here drooling over them. Every one is a fave. I am going to try your ideas out on my next scrapbook page! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful!

  18. Such beautiful color choices on all of the layouts!

  19. Your layouts are beautiful, love them all!

  20. Beautiful layouts indeed!!

  21. Fabulous pages!! I love the last one

  22. I love seeing the products used in scrapbooking because I am a scrapbooker; having said that, I hate to say it, but I love the last lay out best too -- I hate to say it because I know it took the least effort! Oh dear! But it's also the one I never would have thought of, so that's probably why! :) TFS!! I definitely need to come by more often.

  23. What a wonderful release. It is always so exciting to see!

  24. How creative and fun! Love these pages and the way you used stamps featured this release.

  25. Cute pages! Thanks for sharing.

  26. This feels like the year of the butterfly! Your layouts are lovely!

  27. Such gorgeous layouts! Thanks for sharing...

  28. Such gorgeous layouts, Amanda. What a great way to showcase this FAB new release from Altenew. I'm loving this release.

  29. Great layouts with fun and creative ideas. Perfect to display the special ohotos.

  30. Gorgeous layout. Thanks for sharing

  31. Those butterflies are so versatile! I love how you paired them with so many different layout themes!

  32. Beautiful pages. I love that you used the butterflies 🦋. They are my favorite in this release.

  33. Gorgeous layouts! Love the blue background!

  34. I love your layout using the Sweet Ginko Stamps!

  35. Amanda you work is always so inspiring, thank you!

  36. Pretty layouts! I love the butterflies and the ginkgo leaves!

  37. All I can say is lovely, lovely, lovely!

  38. Great layouts! Love the washi tape letters, great idea!

  39. Gorgeous pages! And those butterflies! I see lots of lovely butterfly sets but this one is spectacular!

  40. Lovely scrapbook layouts! Great memories!

  41. Such unique and lovely pages!

  42. Impressive layouts; I need all the inspiration I can get.

  43. I absolutely love the ginko leaves! Who knew they could be so versatile. The ocean blue page... Wow! It looks like coral. Beautiful choices. Oh and I haven't used washi before but your use of them is gorgeous. I have to try them.

  44. So gorgeous and creative!!!

  45. Beautiful layouts, and I'm totally in love with the third one! Thank you for sharing :)

  46. Such sweet, beautiful pages. Love the layouts.

  47. Simply gorgeous! Another wonderful release!

  48. Thank you for another beautiful release, Altenew! I love how you used the butterflies on your layout, Amanda!