Welcome to the blog hop of the Altenew December release!

The release is packed with amazing stamps and dies and an adorable die cutting machine that I know you will all love! Hop along with us for tons of inspiration and amazing giveaways along the stops.

You can start the blog hop from the beginning here: Altenew Card Blog

The mini blossom die cutting machine is the perfect little companion to have on your crafting table when you want to cut out small thin waffer dies. It is also lightweight and portable in case you want to craft on the go.

Machine size: 6″ x 4 1/2″ plus handle
Cutting plate size: 3″ x 6 1/4″
Product weight: 2 lb 3 oz

Here is an unboxing video for a closer look on this machine.  I will be back with more inspiration using products from this release and putting this machine into use. You can watch the video below or at my YouTube channel

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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, December 15th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, December 17th.


Leave a comment below to receive $30 gift certificate. I will announce the winner on my blog by 12/16/2017.

Next Stop

The next stop on the blog hop is my amazingly talented friend Virginia Lu




  1. that machine is just perfect for folks who have little space or trouble lifting heavy machines…thank you for showing us

  2. I love my Sizzix Big Shot but I don’t have a very large crafting area. A smaller die-cutting machine like this would be perfect for my limited space! Thank you for always showcasing new products.

  3. I love the mini blossom die cutting machine review really detailed and interesting! Thank you for it !!! And thank you for the chance of winning one 😉 Christmas is coming 🙂
    Wishing you all the best in this holiday season !

  4. I looooove altenew stamps but the die cutting machine is what I’m really excited about! 🙂 Thanks for sharing Vicky!

  5. That little cutting machine is amazing. Seems like every time I make cards I end up with such an array of product that I was considering enlarging my work desk. That small cutter will cut down on all that clutter. It is just “adorable”. As Vicki would say.

  6. Great die cutting machine for crafting on the go! Recently had some time away and brought card making supplies . The Mini Blossom would have been ideal! ?

  7. Such a delicate, gorgeous little machine, ideal for me as I don’t have a craft area, I take over the table & have to pack away all the time, something this tiny would be fantastic to work on a coffee table.x

  8. I keep my Vagabond right on my work table, but I also have an original Cuttlebug for thick dies that I hesitate to use in my Vagabond. Don’t think I’d spend $50 just to have a small machine. Then you would need a smaller shim, etc and, eventually, small cutting plates.

    1. I agree. I do have a cuttlebug and two sizzix ones. This machine is not for everyone for sure! But it’s great for people with no other die cutting machines who don’t want to spend a lot, people with little space or who want to craft on the go. Hope the unboxing will help others to decide if this is a machine for them or not.

  9. I keep meaning to invest in Altenew stuff, I guess I know what I should be asking Santa to give me for Christmas!

  10. Thanks for sharing the new machine, great idea for limited workspaces! Look forward to the release video!

  11. This die cutting machine is a great size for someone who doesn’t have much space for big machines in their home. Such a great product.

  12. Tbat is a cute machine!! Personally I don’t own any yet and a small one like this can be a more affordable way to get into die cutting!

  13. Would love to add the mini blossom to my craft room. Your tutorials are always so instructive. Thanks for all you do!

  14. I appreciate learning about this new machine, and I’m really looking forward to seeing more of those flower dies!

  15. I have been quite intimidated by die cut machines and couldn’t decide which one to get. This looks like the perfect size to start with!

  16. Oh boy! that new little machine is SO ADORABLE! It’s definitely going on my “wanna get it” list. It’s my favorite product in this release.

  17. The die cutting machine is adorable and perfect or people who don’t have enough room for the bigger ones. Or for taking it on the go. Love your card, too.

  18. As always Altenew is a winner in my book, once again! Great products for everyone’s creative taste. I am so excited with your Mini Blossom die cutting machine, I can only fit a small one in my limited space. Your design staff is great!

  19. As always, you are an inspiration. I love the possibilities this little machine offers. Thanks for continuing to inspire creativity in us all.

  20. I always love your cards and art journals and wait every time to see your latest videos.You have inspired us a lot for doing creative things. I am really thankful that you share these videos and give us beautiful ideas.☺??☺

  21. Though I probably do not need a new die cut machine, I would love to have some of the new stamps Altenew is offering. Thanks for offering a chance to win.

  22. Thanks!! I have to say I think I may have cried a little when your video stopped after letting me see all the cool new Altenew things. Lol. I’m just kidding…maybe. I look forward to all of your videos every week!!! Can’t wait until the next one. Happy Holidays!

  23. What a great release! Love the ninja’s and Everything About You! The mini blossom die cutting machine is a perfect size for traveling or a newbie to die cutting!

  24. This new mini blossom die cutting machine is a wonderful machine for small projects and traveling projects. I love the new florals and would love to add them to my collection. Good job Altenew.

  25. Thanks for sharing the new release from Altenew. The small die cut machine would be great when you traveling. Thanks again…

  26. What an awesome release, I would love to have a small and pretty die cutting machine to leave out on my desk. The mini blossom is now officially on my wish list. 🙂

    1. Oh its so neat isn’t it? Its just perfect for the little things you want to die cut and it wont take as long to run through as it does the big one!

  27. Oh my gosh! There are so many wonderful products in this release I’m not sure what to get first!! I just LOVE the bee stamp & die set, also the honeycomb background stamp is just perfect for so many “Bee” spring cards & layouts!! I just love this release~! Your 8 cards were awesome! I enjoyed both videos so much I watched them more than twice! LOL!

  28. I love the adorable little cutter – such a great idea for quickly cutting something out without having to take up a large amount of space!

  29. I have been following your YouTube channel from your beginnings and love how much you inspire me in my paper crafting. Your presentation of this little machine was very good, it is the perfect machine to take along with me anywhere. Thank you for your dedication.

  30. this machine is just so CUTE – it will take so little space (I wonder if I can persuade my husband that i NEED it for Christmas lol)

  31. Hi Vicky
    As I have been a fan/viewer for a long time. True I may not always comment. I do love and look forward to watching you create and seeing Ginger. Since I’ve seen you using the Alte&New
    products I’ve been more interested I like the zippered bags they come in. When you put the dies in the bag it isn’t bulky.
    Surprisingly enough us crafters. I do have enough space on my table for the Mini Machine.
    Thank you for all you do.

  32. This die cut machine would be great for “on the go” die cutting. The stamps from this release are amazing!!!

  33. Excited to see a smaller die cutting machine, definitely easier to have on your table as you work. As much as I love my BigShot this smaller one will be so portable and easy to travel with. I love all the cards you make and enjoy your videos so much. You make it look way too easy!

  34. Hi! Thanks for doing a video to show the cutting machine! I am a visual person and it helps to see and hear about something! Happy Holidays!

  35. That’s handy, such a small machine and he looks so cute!
    I hardley can’t wait to see what gorgeous things you going to make with this great Altenew release.

  36. Vicky I really enjoy your videos. You are so creative and the videos of your projects look so easy.
    I love your accent too!

  37. That’s a clever little die cutting machine. I don’t own a die cutting machine because I got the Silhouette Cameo a few years ago and both the Silhouette and a Big Shot is quite the investment. But this little machine is affordable and so cute.

  38. It is so compact!! You can even travel with it?.
    And it’s also so cute with this gold flowers)
    P.S. Ninja stamp set is really cool, can’t wait to see your card using it!

  39. I love all that you make and do!! You have inspired me so much!! And your voice is very soothing to listen to!

  40. Got to get one of these machines, such a great idea for all those word dies and small dies, save time on die cutting means more time for creating ?!

  41. What a beautiful little machine, so cute too it looks like a toy, but a toy with muscle, would love to own one, so will have to start saving.

  42. oh I love this machine. I just bought a similar one from another company 3 weeks ago. I wish I had waited for this one but I didn’t know about it.

  43. This little die machine
    would be perfect for
    chops and using the
    little extra dies in
    the sets.
    Carla from Utah

  44. I am huge fan of Altenew stuff and Your work too Vicky – your creations always amaze me .. Have you used Altenew stamps and dies in your art journaling?

  45. I wish I had known about this a month ago. . . Bought something else which no longer works. Heartbroken. Trying to decide what to do about it.

  46. Gosh Altenew. You’re trying to make me break the bank again!!!!! So many beautiful stamps and dies and I love your cute little machine! SIGH!!!! Thanks for sharing the release with us Vicky.

  47. I have been looking for something just like this ?. Definitely will think about it. Hmmm, birthday coming up soon… thanks so much. It looks like the perfect size.

  48. I have been reluctant until now to consider buying a diecut machine since I have a Cricut. I may have to reconsider with this new mini die cutter

  49. What a pretty little die cutting machine. can’t wait to see the videos showcasing the new release. i love that ninja set. 2 new things on my wish list. 🙂

  50. Not only does Altenew make gorgeous stamps and dies, but now a pretty little die cut machine that can be taken to crops and events…yay!

  51. There are so many of these little machines out there, but, I like this one. I really like Altenew products. Thank you.

  52. That little die cutting machine is so cute! Love that it’s so small and doesn’t take up so much room on the desk top. Thanks for sharing!

  53. I’m thinking that if i buy a die cutting machine soon, it will be a mini one, like this one that is so cute & small !!!
    Also, more economic than buying a big one! xD
    Great video Vicky!!! Thanks again!!! ^_^

  54. Thank you for sharing your excitement of this wonderful new release!
    SO MANY stamps & dies to NEED and – WOW – the mini die cutting machine is s a cool tool! I didn’t realise just how handy it could be … now I think I NEED one too 🙂

  55. Such a cute machine but my Big Kick Vintaj is fine. I can’t wait to see your creations. Altenew makes beautiful stamps, dies, ink colors.

  56. Hi Vicky, That machine is so adorable, such a cute size you can leave it right on your desk, cool! I would love to see you do a Ninja card with it ( if those little guys fit in there) or something with the sign language letters, I think those are awesome also.Thanks and have a GREAT weekend.

  57. I bought several stamp sets, but that little die machine is really on my radar! Thanks for the unboxing video.

  58. No t only do I like that the Altenew Blossom is small and doesn’t take up a lot of room but the blossom design is so pretty. Thanks for a great giveaway & Merry Christmas Vicky.

  59. You’re an incredible source of inspiration, I’ll be so happy every time I see you posting a youtub clip.

  60. The smaller die cutting machine by Altenew is perfect for those of us with limited craft space. I think it would be so perfect for cardmakers!!

  61. what a cute little die cutting machine, the new release looks amazing and I look forward to seeing it in more detail in your next video

  62. I was concerned with the size of the mini blossom but there seem to be plenty to f dies it will fit. This would be great for crafting on the go!

  63. Loving the cutest cutting machine, love the flowers, they make it so much more fun to create, loving the artwork, and the new sets. x

  64. The mini blossom die cutting machine is just perfect for keeping within reach on your desk top. The three inch wide cutting pads are a good size. Too cute!

  65. Good evening Vicky flower,
    I don’t know if you had a “baby” before the blossom but i do and oh so many of our dies go through it . Fair enough it doesn’t do for the bigger dies that make the card or make the focal point if it is large, but you will be so surprised at just what it can do. I have a just over 2year old grandson who has his own die cutting machine that he sits and sometimes he will concentrate and do some cutting out, other times he just likes pushing the plates through and turning the handle but he is getting there. The look on his wee face when he sees that the plain piece of card is now a snowman or a rabbit, etc is just wonderful. He loves to tell everyone that he helps his granny make her cards. I let him cut out what he wants when he is here because being disabled i can’t get around much and he is a lively wee wire, so we colour in and draw and make things, surely there can’t be anything more satisfying than watching a wee one take pleasure and give pleasure in using his hands and active imagination.
    I look forward to your next video flower on the beautiful altenew goodies.
    Take care,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Central Scotland)

  66. Good to have another choice for die cutting
    machines. this one looks compact and
    ready to work.
    thanks for sharing.

  67. The new machine is nice table top size. I just don’t need to store one more thing. I think I’ll stick with my cuddle bug, and Big Shot.

  68. The little blossom machine is perfect for the things card makers did cut most often! For people like me with arthritis it’s exceptionally wonderful! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win! There are so many things released that just make me excited to create non-stop! Have a great evening!

  69. The perfect desktop machine…my other one is too big to keep close to where I usually work. I really like the florals in this new release!

  70. This looks like a wonderful little machine. It would be great to take along when travelling. I must look into getting one.

  71. The new Mimi Blossom looks interesting. I have a Bigshot which I love, but it takes up valuable crafting space. I have mine right beside my crafting table on a storage drawer unit with a sturdy top. It would be handy to have a smaller machine. Thanks for sharing your initial thoughts on the new machine.

  72. The new Mimi Blossom looks interesting. I have a Bigshot which I love, but it takes up valuable crafting space. I have mine right beside my crafting table on a storage drawer unit with a sturdy top. It would be handy to have a smaller machine. Thanks for sharing your initial thoughts on Altenew’s new machine.

  73. I have another compact die cutting machine that has a very tiny cutting area and is very limited . This new Mini Blossom machine looks like a great inbetween size. TFS. Time to hop!

  74. Glad to see that there are affordable options out there…I want it! Also, I was glad to see you had posted another holiday journal video, they’re great for inspiration.

  75. This little die machine would be fun to take with me when we vacation because I always do some crafting along the way and don’t want to deal with my Big Shot. LOVE the gorgeous floral stamps as always.

  76. Vicky – Love that Little Blossom die cutting machine – so pretty & handy to have on your craft table! Thanks for showing………& looking forward to seeing the cards you make from this Release.

  77. I love to watch and listen to your videos. I can’t wait to see what you make with the new release. Love the little die cutting machine. I will be asking for it for Christmas – I will be able to complete most of my die cutting on this machine alone.

  78. thanks for everything Vicky! You are such an inspiration. I don’t have to view any other crafter on You Tube since discovering you x

  79. So cute — and so useful to have a small local die cutter that doesn’t require clearing the decks for a little something…

  80. Altenew stamps and dies have always been my favorite. Now the mini die cutting machine looks like a “must have.”

  81. Looking forward to seeing videos of the new collection. That mini Blossom will make an ideal Christmas gift! Thanks for sharing!

  82. This is such a cute little maschine! Thanks Vicky for alll your blogs,videos and giveaways. Hope you and your family have an awesome Christmas and a Happy 2018.

  83. This small size die cutting machine would be perfect for cutting next to your work space. And, it is sooooooooo cute! Thanks sharing the info!

  84. I couldn’t wait after seeing this video! I should have that little beauty on my craft desk by Friday… Thank you Vicky for all you do for us crafters out here!!

  85. That little die cutting machine is so adorable. Love the floral design! It would look pretty anywhere in a crafting room. 🙂

  86. I would so enjoy to have this tool i dont have anything like it at all and this is jusy awesome Many blessings and good luck to all.

  87. The Altenew stamps are so gorgeous, and now this compact die cutting machine is a perfect way to use the matching dies! It looks like a must-have for any card maker! Thank you for sharing!

  88. Love..love those flowers! They look so clorful and soooo much depth. Hard to believe the colors are just from using so few stamp pads. Way better than trying to color with markers or pencils. Thank you!

  89. the new small Blossom machine is excellent! i have very limited space and that compact design has made me explore making a purchase.

  90. That is an adorable little machine. I do find that I don’t do as much diecutting even though I have tons of dies because I hate lugging out my heavy machine. hahaha This would be perfect.

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