Welcome to the Altenew Card kit Blog hop! Uou can start the blog hop from the beginning if you click here.

Today I am sharing ideas on how you can use the products included in the “New Day” Card Kit ( ALTN | SSS | ELH ). If you want to see what’s included I have already posted an unboxing video last week. You can find it in this post.

You will find links to these products at the bottom of this post along with details on the GIVEAWAYS!

I made 3 cards by putting the gorgeous paper pad into good use. I want to inspire you, to use more patterned paper in your cards. So I decided to make cards with the paper instead of stamping. Gorgeous, easy and quick!

The paper with the watercolor map is my favorite! All I did was adding a few of the die cuts included and thread a string. Plus it is easy to personalize as you can add that geo-tag anywhere in the world in makes sense to you and the recipient.

My second card is even quicker than the first. I paired the gorgeous patterned paper with the red carstock and added my sentiment using the alpha stickers included. A great reminder, that we don’t need to overthink the design every time. Go simple and let the patterned paper do the job for you!

And my last card for today looks stunning in my eyes! That gold and elegant frame on top of that gorgeous paper! And how I love that color combo! I actually framed one of the included die cuts and used my black marker to tick one of the check boxes. Go ahead and tick them all if you wish!

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel


If you get the Card kit from Altenew a free gift will be added to cart automatically.

New Day Card Kit
[ ALTN | SSS | ELH ]
6×6 Reflection Paper Pad
[ ALTN ]
New Day Card Kit Wood Veneer Frames
[ ALTN ]
New Day Card Kit Enamel Dots
[ ALTN ]
Altenew GLUE TAPE RUNNER 3 Pack ALT1548
[ SSS | ALTN ]
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]

Giveaway 1:

Altenew is generous enough to sponsor this blog post with a $30 gift certificate. Just leave me a comment below for a chance to win. I will announce the winner on Friday the 18th of August.

There are even more giveaways along the way on this blog hop! So make sure to visit all the stops and leave some love to everyone!

Giveaway 2:

Altenew is also giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, August 17th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on Saturday, August 19th.

Next stop:

The next stop is the super talented Galina Filippenko ! Happy hopping!


  1. I loved those pattern papers as soon as I laid my eyes on during your un-boxing and I’m so glad that you chose to focus on them in your video. Such beautiful and easy cards! Thank you!

  2. I love watching you create and would love to try these amazing products as I recently started crafting again.

  3. You made beautiful cards. I love the minimalistic embellishments on the map card and the frame that you die cut in gold. It’s perfect!

  4. I love your videos your card making ones and your art Journal ones. I think the paper in this kid is absolutely gorgeous. I look forward to watching more of your videos

  5. Lovely cards! I’m so glad you chose to showcase those beautiful papers making simple, yet perfect cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. The cards are beautiful. I’m so inspired everytime I watch you make them . One day I will have the courage to do this project. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love this card kit! I bought it when it first was released. So excited about more ideas for using it!

  8. Vicky !! me encantan todos tus videos, soy tu fan desde Venezuela… Súper hermosas las tarjetas con flores y mucho color. Gracias por el regalo. Éxito y suerte para todas.

  9. I just love your YouTube videos. Such inspiration! You were my inspiration in trying art journaling!

  10. Wow, the paper really looks cool. I love anything watercolour. The world map is gorgeous but I think my favourite is the 3rd card just because of that beautiful bird. It’s nice to see that cards can be made so quickly sometimes (makes for a nice change). 😀

  11. I absolutely love everything you make. You are so talented! I wish I could make all the things you do! I’m trying to build my stash of supplies but it’s so hard!

    Keep being amazing!!


  12. Brilliant as always! My baby also enjoys watching and listening to your videos, since your voice is the one she recognizes from the time she was in my belly (I was constantly watching you making cards 😀 )!!! I also wanted to thank you for the vacation video, Greece is our favourite place in the world, we travel to different destinations, but at least once a year we go to your beautiful country!

  13. Got the kit. Love the way it came wrapped..Will enjoy making some cards and also using it for my attempt at mixed media.

  14. Your 3 cards are so BEAUTIFUL. Those paper’s are just stunning. I love the color palate in the paper’s and in the card kit, I also love that they included more for cards in this scrapbooking kit that really is so cool. Thanks for sharing 3 awesome cards with us.

  15. For someone like me who doesn’t color much, your beautiful cards are very inspiring! I love the gold die cut frame with the gorgeous hummingbird paper (I’m a birdie lover!).

  16. I absolutely love your videos and your cards. You are very talented. Thank you for all of the inspiration.

  17. LOVE your design work! I have the kit already because I took the advice you gave on your unboxing video to buy the kit early, but now I see that Altenew is including a free stamp so I’ve missed out on that. It’s not your fault– just a tad disappointing…

  18. Received my kit yesterday and I am looking forward to all the great ideas. Got the kit for the 6X6 watercolor paper and stamp set and it is more beautiful than on the website. Thank you for the idea of coloring the paper!

  19. Your cards are so beautiful…always! Thank you so much for sharing all of your ideas for cards and journals. This kit looks fabulous!

  20. Your so right Vicki about using the beautiful papers we have available for us these days. I also over think my cards and forget that all that paper that I’ve been collecting for years is an easy way to make a card without stamping or die cutting.
    Thanks for that reminder.

  21. All of these cards are gorgeous! But the floral one is especially beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  22. I always love your cards !!! You are my biggest inspiration. Thx a lot for all the beauty you’re spreading ?

  23. WOW Vicky, I so admire your work, it really is awesome. I actually thought you had created the ‘world map’ on your first card

    The papers are so stunning, especially the last one!

    Thank you for sharing

  24. Hi Vicky, I always find happiness in watching you make your beautiful cards. It gives me so much inspiration to try and make my own cards to give family and friends. Looking forward for more of your inspirering cards 🙂

  25. Love all 3 cards but I think the 3rd one is my favorite. Love watching anything you create because no matter what it is it comes out beautiful.

  26. Hi Vicky, the cards came out gorgeous. I love the patterned papers and the watercolor look makes them that much more beautiful. Thank you for always coming up with new and inspirational idea’s 🙂

  27. I love you all creations. I would absolutely love to be able to buy more of the wonderful Altenew products. This company rocks!!!!!!

  28. Vicky, I always love your cards. The pattern papers are so beautiful — and you made such great cards with them today without detracting from the beauty of the papers. I love paper — patterned, textured, colored – you name it. It’s great when the paper can be the focal point of the design. Thanks.

  29. Thanks Vicky for the giveaways and for giving us an idea on how to use those beautiful patterned papaers…had been hoarding it for years. Always looking forward to your videos.

  30. I love all of your card designs and really alleviate you showing something quick and easy. I love the paper that was used in your video.

  31. I really love this kit and the cards you have made today are so nice, Vicky. I especially like the last one.

  32. After watching your “unboxing” video, I couldn’t wait to see what you came up with. I’ve never purchased a kit, but this one would be my first choice if I could afford it. The patterned paper is also tempting. Love the cards you made with this kit.

  33. All three of these cards are absolutely breathtaking! I especially love ❤️ the last one! The hummingbird paper is divine! Wishing I could get this wonderful kit! TFS!

  34. Love the colors in this kit and the cards you made. I, too, ordered it when you did the unboxing so it seems I missed out on the free stamp!

  35. Pure perfection! I love these gorgeous creations. Thanks for reminding me to use my patterned paper more often.!

  36. I love those beautiful pattern papers and I can’t stop watching your awesome videos. You really inspire me to try new things with my own cards. Thank you so much! 🙂

  37. I recently bought this kit…mainly for the 6 x 6 papers and the frame die. YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME with your beautiful, simple to make, cards!

  38. All three cards were so easy, yet so very beautiful! I agree, the pattern papers are amazing. I love the intricate die frame you did in the gold paper!

  39. You are absolutely right Vicky, the papers from the paperpad does not need any thing but a sentiment or a little thing on top. Your cards are gorgeous!

  40. I tend to shy away from using patterned paper backgrounds on my cards, but you made the papers the star! So pretty and classy looking! Thank you for sharing!!!

  41. I truly love the maps type card and I would probably not think of greens but I love it thanks for everything good luck to all and god bless

  42. I already have this kit, it is absolutely beautiful. Everything is quality and useful too. The cardstock and papers are gorgeous, so gorgeous I didn’t want to use them, but I forced myself to use one of the sheets to make a card for a close friend. Most treasured item is the die set, the frame is just adorable! Actually, the whole kit is!!!

  43. I love the new kit, but even more I love what you create! You always inspire my creativity! Thank you for sharing )

  44. Love your cards & your art journaling. I turn to you for inspiration often. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.

  45. Vicky as always your cards come to together so beautifully. I love the colors of the background paper on the third card. TFS?

  46. Love your artwork Vicki! I’ve been a fan for a couple of years 🙂 Thank you for the inspiration!

  47. You have done a great job on selling me this card kit. The papers you used are beautiful and you have made beautiful cards so easily using them. Love the frame die too

  48. you have tempted me enough to buy the kit, it looks great, so many easy options to make gorgeous cards, thanks for the inspiration.

  49. Love the detail you put into making cards. I’m just getting into cardmaking and starting to add to my stamp and die collection. Please consider me for the giveaway!

  50. Waiting for your videos every week. You have such a good ideas with everything that appears on your table. Thanks for your time!

  51. What an exciting blog hop. I love Altenew products! You are so creative with your card designs. Thanks for sharing!

  52. Lovely cards. It takes me so long to squeak a card out! My creativity is low and it hurts to try and come up with stuff. You make it seem so easy!! I am sure as I keep pushing myself it will become easier. Thank you for sharing your creations and giving me ideas.

  53. Such beautiful paper. Thank you very much for using patterned paper, so much lovely paper yet the trend seems to be to use a water coloured background and I need some inspiration on how to use all my paper. Thank you.

  54. I am definitely going to make these three beautiful cards with the kit I already have. You are a true inspiration to me with your beautiful designs each time I visit your blog. I also have Greek heritage but have never visited Greece.

  55. I always look forward to your projects, whether they are cards, art journal pages, or mixed media canvases. You never disappoint! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience with us!! ?

  56. I love the beautiful papers in this pack and the cards turned out lovely even though they were so easy …thankyou

  57. Vicky, your cards are beautiful! I only started making cards a year ago and your videos inspire me and show me all the possibilities! Thank you!!

  58. Hi Vicki, I just love your video tutorials! This one was no exception; it was so smart of you to do no stamping to show us how to use other elements to create stunning cards. Your results are stunning! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  59. Very beautiful cards…would love a kits but it’s so expensive but lovely just the same. Thanks for sharing your talent with us Vicky!

  60. You have convinced me that I need to use more patterned paper. That is just gorgeous and super easy. Thanks for sharing!

  61. Three very beautiful cards Vicky, I swear you could make a gorgeous card from the flap of a card board box. LOL

    BTW, did you draw for the Aug. SSS card kit? I have been checking but never saw who won. Just curious.

  62. Mwaaah thanks for all the inspirational cards and art journal ideas you giving us,, love watching your videos vicky,

  63. Welcome back from vacation!! Hope you had fun and got inspired!!!! Sure missed your videos! Those are lovely pattern papers. I especially like the last one … the flower and bird. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to what you come up with to share next!!!!!

  64. Loved all the cards,simple yet very elegant,not only me,but my 11 years old daughter also loves all your videos and gets inspired Vicky!
    Thanks a lot for all the efforts..
    Keep posting!

  65. Beautiful cards, I LOVE the Altenew patterned paper! The watercolor map is my fave too. Thanks for another awesome video.

  66. Thank you Vicky, you are so generous sharing your talent with us. I love all your projects and these cards are just simply beautiful and easy. Thanks again.

  67. Thank you for the ideas about using pattern paper. I have a ton of it and some times struggle to know to incorporate them into my card making.

  68. Love this kit! That hummingbird paper is so beautiful. Thanks so much, Vicky. ??? I love the die set. Perfect size for instamax polaroids.

  69. I am in love with that paper pad! Beautiful cards, although it is odd to see you avoiding a beautiful stamp set!

  70. Started to watch this video early in the mornig.
    Still in my bed in my holiday house in Toscany.
    I didn’t took anything with me to make cards.
    The only thing I can do now is watch some one els making cards. And I realy enjoyed it!
    The paperblock is beautiful!
    Very nice and easy cards!
    Really loved it!
    Thank you and lots of love from Toscany , Pisa!!

  71. Well you make it look so easy! I am a new follower of your blog and YouTube. Thanks so much for sharing your gifts in teaching.
    XO April

  72. Beautiful cards with an awesome kit. I ordered it before I even watched the whole unboxing! You have such creative talent. Thank you for inspiration!

  73. Hi Vicky! I love how simple and clean you made these cards! But they do still pack a punch. All to often I’m guilty of putting way to many things on my cards and make them just seem messy. Thank you for the great ideas! ~Ashley~

  74. Love these beautiful and simple cards. I have too much patterned paper in my crafting supplies because I think that I can’t live without, but I have a hard time finding ways to use them, so thank you for showing easy ways to use them.
    It’s a beautiful kit with their amazing flower stamp set.

  75. Loved your cards! You have been my favorite artist since I first saw your video 2 years ago.. Again you have shown that a beautiful card doesn’t need to be a difficult one!
    I will definitely try to make some cards inspired from these! ❤️

  76. Hi Vicky! I love your cards and am excited to get the kit. This is my first Altenew purchase and I look forward to using their products.

  77. The watercolor map paper is absolutely stunning. I love all the cards you have put together, thank you for being part of an awesome giveaway.

  78. You are a clever lady. To just make the cards with papers gives us all so many ideas. I just watched your video on YouTube, the cards turned out beautifully.

  79. Hi Vicky
    Loved how you so simply put together three stunning cards…..with only the elements of the kit. Also great to have you ‘back in action’, hope you had a lovely break . This really is a card kit worth having.

  80. You are so right, Vicky, about using our patterned paper. I know that I’ve gotten into the habit of making my own backgrounds and just never think to look through my paper stash. These cards are so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  81. Welcome back! I hope your vacation was just perfect!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards. I always enjoy your videos.

  82. Great card examples… since I’ve been watching your videos, I’ve been buying 6×6 paper pads just for the purpose of making cards. Quick and easy and the recipients love them!

  83. Vicky,

    I have been using your blog for Art Journalling inspiration. Today, you inspired me to make some cards. I especially love you favourite card with the watercolour map. So easy and yet so beautiful.

    I might just have to bight the bullet and order the kit!
    Moonstone, ON

  84. Your cards are amazing and made with so little effort! The card kit really helps to make things easy if you want to go that way. Hope you had a great vacation. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  85. Vickie, I love watching you make cards. Do you have time to make another video using the stamps in this kit instead of using just patterned paper? I sometimes have trouble using the Altnew layering stamps and was hoping you would give me some ideas.

    I get excited when I see your new video coming to my inbox!!!. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  86. I NEVER EVERRRR win anything so I stopped writing for giveaways but…that MAP paper is just to DIE FOR!!! ?

  87. Your ideas for using pattern paper are wonderful. I’m always afraid my card will be too blah using only pattern paper. Obviously, that’s not the case.

  88. Thank you so much for sharing your walk around your vacation spot! The water alone is breathtaking compared to Oklahoma water, and the village… Such a treat! Thank you, too, for continuing to share your creations with us while you are away.

  89. Great video, beautiful cards, lots of inspiration AND a giveaway–you can’t beat that! Thanks Vicky!

  90. Hi Vickie
    I hope you had a wonderful vacation 🙂
    Once again you have inspired us with 3 more lovely cards.
    This new kit with the beautiful paper makes the job so easy! It would be amazing to win it!
    I can’t wait to see more videos. It’s something that I always look forward to! Love your work!?

  91. Welcome back, loved your tour. Beautiful country. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED your cards. I guess we get so used to stamps, dies etc. we do not even think of all the *stuff* to use that is available to us.

  92. Welcome back! Thanks so much for sharing some videos of your vacation, it looked beautiful! As are your cards–and I love that watercolour map paper.

  93. LOVED seeing your vacation video walk about! Glad you are back in time to show us this hue-a-rific card kit!

  94. I missed your videos when you were on leave so welcome back. I look forward to all the creative cards and journals you do.
    I was thrilled to see that there was a new video by you on YouTube and didn’t wait to watch it.
    I love the cards you have created. A great help to me. The paper is great and your cards makes great use of some of the loveliest pages.
    Thanks again

  95. Welcome back! Thank you for thinking about us addicted fans that enjoy watching your videos daily. I sometimes forget to click the “like ” and will go back just to make sure I did. So glad you found your calling…sharing your creative inspiration with others.

  96. The dp paper is so very pretty–no wonder not need much added to make great cards as you did. Thanks for showing and sharing!

  97. Beautiful use of such lovely patterned paper. You have the most amazing talent…thank you for sharing it with us.

  98. I absolutely love what you do with cards. This particular set is really fascinating to me I love the details and the colors of this particular car kit and want to get started receiving the car kits. I follow your blog on a regular basis and I your channel I’m subscribed to on YouTube and thank you so much for your inspiration your techniques and I look forward to more videos. Thank you

  99. Love the three cards you made, it was so easy with the gorgeous papers you had to use. I find it too hard to pick a favourite because I love them all.

  100. Love the cards and loving this card kit!! The papers are beautiful! I’d love to get the 12×12 papers for scrapbooking! I’m so happy that a stamp company does this for scrapbookers as well. Thanks for sharing!

  101. Thanks for all the Great ideas. I have the kit and love it but have not been able to use that map paper so your idea is perfect!

  102. Wow…that’ s the fastest I’ve seen you create three cards….and they are lovely! I bought the scrapbook kit of this line, but I bought the 6×6 paper pad, too. Now I am very glad I did! Thanks for the inspiratio, Vicky!

  103. Fabulous kit! You were right in your video by saying (and I’m paraphrasing) if you don’t want the complete kit, the pattern paper is beautiful enough by itself and must be a part of any crafters collection! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations, as always! Hugs!

  104. Hi Vicky,
    Hope you had a wonderful vacation.
    Glad you are back making beautiful cards. I love how easy you make things look, but in the end every thing is so beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing .

  105. Hello Vicki, I love watching you inbox the kits every month, and how your kitty loves to see too! You make the most beautiful cards and you give me a lot of ideas from watching you. You are awesome!

  106. I saw your video on YouTube and I’m in love with this cardstock pad from Alt& New, absolutely gorgeous! And I liked how you used this beautiful paper to work, they don’t need much embellishment at all, that’s what make it so practical and quick to create. I’m planning on making a mini album out of it.

  107. So beautiful, Vicky! These papers are gorgeous and make for quick cards! Such an awesome card kit! Thanks for inspiring!

  108. I always love to watch what ideas you come up with, you give me some inspiration. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.

  109. Wonderful cards with a beautiful kit! I love the flowers from Altenew and now it looks like a beautiful pack of cardstock, too!

  110. Vicky, I adore this kit and especially the paper pad! Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration!

  111. Hello Vicky!
    Welcome back to us!I missed you and your videos, but now you’re here again. Finally! :-))
    Those patterned paper are gorgeous, really love the one with the map, but absolutely I fell in love with those “rubbery” letters 🙂
    As always, thank you for sharing!!

  112. Hi Vicky, I just found you on you tube and have been so enthralled with watching your process. It has helped me with my furniture painting. I needed some good background Ideas and you have so many great ideas, Thank you for sharing your talents with he world,
    Your newest FAN!

  113. Thank you for the encouragement to use patterned papers in place of stamping. My cards are usually quite involved, so I run out of time to get them done and now I have a growing pile of partially finished cards on my desk. The cards you show here are beautiful and I am now inspired to dig into my collection of patterned papers to try to create something similar. Thank you!

  114. I love how easy it is to make these cards and you got an amazing result with all three. I always watch your videos when i need inspiration! 😉

  115. Beautiful cards, and a much needed reminder to let the patterned paper take center stage.. I typically cover up my paper and need to remember less is more! Your cards are a joy to watch come together and very inspiring!

  116. Hi Vicky, Love the Altenew card kit, especially the pattern paper. Color combinations… and I loved, loved, loved your vacation video of Greece! I’ve always wanted to go to Greece, perhaps next year? The friendly dog walking along with you had such a special touch to your video as well… again thanks for sharing a part of you and your lifestyle with us…God bless you!

  117. I never miss a video of yours. I even went to Greece with you. Loved your walking tour. This will be the only way, I will get to see this darling town. Thank you so much

  118. Thank you very much for this opportunity and for your lovely videos and inspiring creations! I wish you all the best!

  119. I love your ideas!! I sometimes get so nervous when a begin a new project – once I’ve started I relax more but my anxiety comes from just starting!! Any helpful ideas?

    1. I am the same way but I’m getting better. I remind myself no one is watching me and if it really looks bad even after I leave and come back I just throw it away and start over. I just keep telling myself its just paper and some ink… I’ll never miss it. Most the time it works. I hope this helps you dear!

  120. Hi Vicky 🙂
    Beautiful video and cards as allways! I watch them over two years now and I am amazed every time I return to your channel! You actually got me into Artjournaling!

  121. I enjoyed all the cards you made. It is cool to see how to use the large lettering by Ulta New on a card.

  122. I agree with using the printed paper as a focal point. It’s so pretty. It is a shame to cover it up!

    Great designs Vicky!

  123. Thank you for sharing your ideas! A lot of my dissicions whearas to by a product is based on the inspirational card examples.

  124. She is just amazing ❣️Love the colors and can’t wait to get the stamps ‼️❣️❤️ Hopefully I will win ??

  125. Vicky you’re always a wonderful source of inspiration!! Hope you’re having an AMAZING break!!! XO, Angela

  126. Beautiful cards and beautiful papers . Thanks for all the inspiration and creativity of your art journal pages and lovely cards.

  127. I always have a hard time with paper that are to busy but at the same time pretty. I love how you show all that pretty paper with some dies and ready. Love this new kit. Thanks for sharing.

  128. As always, what you have done, exceeds my expectations. This designer paper, is the best! Thank you for sharing your talent.

  129. I love the cards made with the beautiful 6×6 papers. I’m always amazed how you use the contents of each kit. Thank you for your inspiration.

  130. Wonderful cards! Love how you brought in the different elements of the card kit and showcased them so beautifully!

  131. Thank you for the inspiration. I never thought about using design paper like this before, but I will definetly try it soon 🙂

  132. Where do we find out where the blog hop winners are listed? Please help. I’m so hopeful one day I’ll win something..

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