Today we celebrate the Altenew January release with a fun blog hop! Lots of inspiration and giveaways along the way so make sure to visit all the blog stops. You can start the blog hop from the beginning HERE.

For my card today I combined 4 different dies from this release! The flowers were made using the Peony Dream 3d die set ( ALTN | SSS ). It is a layering die set where you cut all the pieces and stack them one on top of the other to create this gorgeous look. You can either die cut everything from colored cardstock or like I did, use white cardstock and then with your markers color everything.

For the beautiful lace detail at the bottom of the card I used the Creative Edges Lace die ( ALTN | SSS ). The lace is so detailed and gives that extra elegance that I absolutely adore. I know I will be using this die a lot!

For my flower composition I also used a branch die from the Create a Wreath die set ( ALTN | SSS ). It didn’t color it since I just wanted some extra detail and dimension but not too much, since I already had lots of colors on my card.

The sentiment is just the negative of die cutting the word “HI” using letters from the Caps Bold Alphabet die set ( ALTN | SSS ). Te panel is raised with foam tape and although the sentiment is white on white, that shadow makes it easily readable.

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel here


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Peony Dream 3d die set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Create a Wreath die set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Caps Bold Alphabet die set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Creative Edges Lace die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Thinking of You die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Artist Markers Set A
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Artist Markers Set B – Altenew
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Artist Markers Set C – Altenew
[ ALTN | SSS ]
3 Pack Glue Tape
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]


There are many ways to win goodies in this blog hop!

  • Leave me a comment below for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate. I will announce the winner on the 16th of January!
  • 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 Monday, December 15th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 1/17/2018.

  • More giveaways are available on every stop of this blog hop, so give some love to everyone!

Next stop:

The next stop on the blog hop is Miriam Prantner! Happy hopping!


  1. Beautiful card. The little die cutting machine is cute too. Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques.

  2. Thank you Vicki for always inspiring me! I always learn something fun from you and your creative posts… Thank you for sharing and teaching. I appreciate the opportunity to enter the giveaway. Diana O [email protected]

  3. Hi Vicky, this is so beautiful and fresh! Would also make a great spring/summer card,which we here in South Africa, currently have. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

  4. That is a great set. Great idea especially for those who may not have markers but lots of card stock. Or you could use paint of your choosing on white paper. Lots of ways to get the desired color and have pretty flowers. It would be a great card for Mother’s Day.

  5. Thanks so much for this video! I received a die cutter for christmas and I was at a loss on how to stack. This gave me some ideas!!

  6. What beautiful flowers and card! I like the idea of cutting in white and coloring … so many creative possibilities. Great release and many are on my wish list. Really great idea by Altenew!!!! Thanks, Vicky.

  7. Hi Vicky, Happy New Year! I love the colors you choose for the flowers and the fact that you stayed white on white with the word.

  8. What a lovely card. You could use this card for many occasions. I love how you added that gorgeous little border.

  9. How absolutely adorable,that defiantly was inspirational ! Can’t wait to create with them, oh and the colors are endless??

  10. WOW! Gorgeous cards; your showcases of the amazing 3D dies has made my wish list *very* long! The peony card..oh my! Swooning; perfect for brightening this very cold, grey wintry day!

  11. Your card is Beautiful. I love how easy you make it look to make such a beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Such a wonderful idea to have layering dies! Buying stamps and dies gets so expensive – this eliminates a good part of the cost. And to do it on white paper and color it! Wow, that’s genius too. 🙂

  13. Your card is so beautiful! I’ve been following your YouTube channel recently and you are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us!

  14. I look forward to your Altenew creations and this one did not disappoint. Amazing dies and lovely ideas from you.

  15. What beautiful dies. Altenew does it every release…..absolutely in LOVE! Beautiful card Vicky, as always!

  16. Wow! Gorgeous cards, really love the flowers, awesome new release. Thanks for sharing and the video.

  17. As always, you never disappoint! Your work is extraordinary, thank you so much for the inspiration you give me and all the people who follow you!

  18. Such a beautiful floral card! I am loving that peony dream 3d die. I just love your videos, it is so wonderful to see you create and see how the dies fit together. thank you for always having such informative and inspiring videos.
    ~Gin K.~

  19. Oh wow! Wow! Wow! I love my Fantasy Floral layering die so much and these new dies are amazing. Wonderful release and beautiful inspiration!

  20. I have a few Altenew stamps which i love but no dies and these 3d dies are just amazing. Beautiful card Vicky and a great giveaway.

  21. Holy WOW! Your talent showcases the amazing combination of the 3D dies. The peony card, is gorgeous when combined with your talents.

  22. Loving all the new flower layering dies and the cards are so beautiful too!!! It’s a whole new way of adding that wow factor to any project!

  23. Vicky, your card is so elegant, you make cards with such ease. These dies are simply gorgeous and you have certainly brought them to life. Very nicely done, as always.

  24. Beautiful card. I recently received the flower die set but haven’t used it yet. I love your idea of using white card stock and coloring. I do need that boarder die.

  25. Your work is always so exquisite, and a really perfect match with Altenew’s beautiful florals! I don’t think any other company comes close to what they do with flowers.

  26. Your card is beautiful, Vicky! The lace edge is gorgeous! I enjoyed your video too – thank you for inspiring!

  27. Your card and technique are wonderful…I always appreciate the practical way you approach beauty. Thanks. (I have a tendency to complicate things. lol)

  28. I am totally in love with this gorgeous card! You have melded tother four dies that look as if they were meant to be together! TFS!

  29. I love this new die! Altenew keeps coming out with new flowers I really want! Your card was wonderful and your comments so very helpful. Thank you.

  30. I’ve never had the pleasure of using Altenew products, though I have seen you use many. You make them look beautiful! I very much would like to try them out in the near future, thank you so much for introducing me to them.

  31. Love this beautiful floral card. The colors you chose and the layout are lovely. Thanks for the video.

  32. How lovely are these layering flower dies.
    You have much patience to colour your design.
    Love your card, but then I love all your cards.
    Thanks for inspiring

  33. Very pretty card Vicky…you do such a lovely job…Altenew is a great company always coming out with new ideas.

  34. I love this set of dies! It will make my flower making and card making easy. Your creations are always beautiful and thanks for the chance to win

  35. What gorgeous does! I love your idea of colouring the white cardstock. I know I have matching Copics but not so much matching cardstock!

  36. I just adore this die, since my favorite craft is paper piercing. All the job done without the cutting. Beautiful card Vicky.

  37. Wow! I love it. I wasn’t so excited about the 3D flowers until you showed NO COLOR BLENDING! YAY! Thanks so much for your, as always, wonderful video.

  38. Just love your card and how easy you made it look to make—thanks for showing and sharing all of us–love when there is a video as makes it much more easy on details. Look forward to newsletters each day as always wanting to learn something new.

  39. I am also in love with the Creative Edges Lace Die and am thinking that it will work with so many different occasions and cards. Both the Thank You Die and Peony Dream floral set are on my list of must-haves and you’ve used them both beautifully. Thank you for sharing such a lovely card. I hope you’re having a wonderful week. ~HUGS~

  40. How easy to make such lovely flowers and leaves. With all the papers they have today I can see a lot of flowers with some crazy wonderful looks! Vicky your card was beautiful as usual!

  41. What I love is all the dimension but also how you incorporate the other stamp sets. I love the effect of the bold “HI” with the delicate flower and trim! Genius at work I’d say!

  42. As usual, lovely technique and thank you so much for making this card look so easy. Really love this die set.

  43. Love your Card & your work !!!!! It’s very inspirational and thanks for your info on products and techniques . Thank You !!!! Happy New Year !!!!

  44. I love this card. The hi in the corner doesn’t take away from the flowers. I also love that dyed glitter to the center to make the flower pop even more.

  45. What a lovely card! I’m so happy you used that die. It is so much better to see it used than in a package. It is really SO pretty.

  46. I love your idea of cutting with white card stock and coloring it. So much easier to decide which colors to make it. Your card is beautiful…as usual.

  47. Mi piace sempre tantissimo guardare i tuoi video, si impara sempre e la card è una meraviglia, adatta ad una amica che mari è da tempo che non la si vede. ?

  48. Such a beautiful card!! I love the beautiful colors you chose for this floral arrangement! Not only is pink my favorite color but it also gives a fresh feeling of spring when we need it so much during these cold winter months. Thanks for sharing the card as well as the video!

  49. I love how you combined the peony 3D die set with the lace edge die. The alphabet die set you used looks like it would be a great addition for any crafter. The white on white effect of the cardfront and lace edge is really pretty!

  50. I really like the size and style of the Caps Bold Alpha and the Create a Wreathe set looks very desirable, but you showcase all the dies so beautifully, your card is simple and so stylish, Dx

  51. Beautiful card! The 3D Peony dies are my favorites from this Altenew release and I love how your coloring really brings the flowers to life!

  52. I hope I don’t need to just pick one favorite in this release because I want several of these dies after seeing all this inspiration!

  53. Vicky thank you for your videos. They are truly inspirational. I usually can’t wait to get home whenever I’m having a rough day because I know ill have the opportunity to watch your beautiful creations and find joy in my craft room…. So thank you!!!!

  54. This is a beautiful card. Love the colours, the Peony Dream die is stunning, and I really love the Lace Edge die at the bottom.

  55. Oh, I was going to try to show restraint in 2018 but then all these great products come out!
    Another beautiful card Vicky.

  56. Hi Vicky, Particularly like the soft colors with the die cut and the edging on the card is beautiful giving the whole card a delicate look.

  57. Dearest Vicky, I am ALWAYS inspired & motivated while watching your incredible videos. I love you style and choice of designs and colors. Always impeccable!!! Have a great 2018!!!

  58. I love the layering dies. Altenew is amazing at coming up with new ideas and making them look amazing.

    I love your card!!!!

  59. It’s a gorgeous card, Vicky. I think the new layering dies are fantastic and I think it will be a lot of fun to use them. I adore peonies, so it’s easy for me to choose a favourite this time. Thanks.

  60. Another beautiful card! I love how the added gems on the ends of the branches just give it some added sparkle.

  61. This card is so beautiful Vicky! I love the dimensional flowers and the border die. Thanks for a chance to win.

  62. Your card is very elegant ! I love the way you left the sentiment simply white, it makes the flowers even more beautiful.

  63. Love this beautiful card, Vicky! The lace edge border die is so pretty and the peonies look very life-like!

  64. This card is decidedly feminine! It has wonderful detail, dimension, and a soft palette of calming pinks.

  65. I love that border die. If I win, that’s the first thing I’m going to use my gift certificate on. It contributed to a very lovely card.

  66. Beautiful card, Vicky! You always inspire me and I love these new dies. Thank you for the change to win this lovely set!

  67. I just started watching you in Dec; and you are so versitile! I love your accent and your talent for coloring, card making, and die cutting. You are so very inspiring!!! Thank you for sharing and now I am starting an addiction to a new company with Altenew.

  68. Your card is lovely. When I first saw the lace die I didn’t like it. After seeing how you incorporated in your design I have to have it.TFS

  69. very beautiful card and love the layered flowers and great idea of coloring white card stock yourself instead of finding color card stock to match.

  70. Hi Vicky. My husband gave me the Big Kick for Christmas and I’m very excited about collecting dies for card making (and art journaling ?). I’ve been watching your you tube channel for a couple years and enjoy using the techniques you have been teaching. You truly inspire creativity!

  71. This is so beautiful and elegant in design.. I have the Fantasy Floral Layering die and love it. I’m exited to see these new floral dies from Altenew. I love this Peony Dream Layering die and I think it will go on my wish list! One of the reasons I love these dies is that there are many possibilities for use, such as colored card stocks or one of the many coloring techniques.

  72. Hi Vicky, A beautiful card as always, lovely die set from altenew it has great dimensions on the flower and leaves. TFS, Cheers Anna.

  73. Wow that was a wonderful way to create gorgeous cards.. pretty and cost effective . I would definitely try it out .

  74. You’ve selected a great combination of dies for this card. The design is so cohesive, so beautifully created. tfs

  75. Vicky as always you leave me breathless with your creativity!! The dies are fantastic and I would love to play with them. Thank you for your time to teach us!!

  76. I love the lacy card edge with the flowers,so pretty. I’d love to have those dies.Well done Altenew and Vicky.

  77. This card is stunning. Love your coloring on your flowers and the shimmer is awesome. Fantastic job. tfs

  78. I am so inspired by you, I’ve learned so much from your art journal and card videos. Thank you so much

  79. What a beautiful set and amazing die too. So many ways to use both. Lovely card and a great tip to use our markers and dies. I need to think about coloring my dies for a change.

  80. Stunning use of those die sets, the entire card looks so delicate and delightful. The colours you’ve used defiantly say spring to me.

  81. What a pretty card!!! And, the lace border adds the perfect touch! Thanks so much for your wonderful videos – always inspiring!!!

  82. I love watching all your videos! 3D peony dies are amazing! Love the lace border too! Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us!

  83. Oh my! Love these die cuts and even more so your gorgeous creations! Watching your videos truly inspire me to play in my craft room. Thank you Vicky!

  84. Beautiful job. Of course I want everything you showed today! Your final project ended up with pure perfection–love the white on white elements and how they have just enough presence while still allowing the floral elements to star! Thank you.

  85. Gorgeous card! I love that peony die cut set, it’s so pretty! This is another great release from Altenew, so much variety from graphic images to beautiful flowers! Thank you for sharing and for great inspiration!

  86. At first glance I was not interested in this set BUT watching you has changed my mind. Your card is wonderful. Thank you for the video.

  87. So beautiful, Vicky! I went to go buy that peony die and it’s sold out already! That’s what happens when you make such beautiful cards I guess….♡♡♡

  88. Love watching you make your magic, Vicky! This card is just so beautiful. I am gong to use your ideas with an Altenew Stamp that I own, and hope mine turns out as lovely as yours! Thanks for the inspiration.

  89. Beautiful and elegant card… I love peony with lace border, soo stunning! Perfect work, as always, thank you for the inspiration!

  90. The AltNew collection looks awesome… totally inspired to make some cards. Your card is beautiful… thank you

  91. Beautiful card.. I can’t wait to get my hands on some Altenew dies and stamps after watching your videos.. Thanks for the inspiration, and the enabling! 😉

  92. Vicky – Love your creations. This is no exception. Peonies is going to be a great addition to my die inventory. Thanks for the great ideas.

  93. I love the idea of cutting it from white and coloring it. The colors coordinate so well that way. Great job!

  94. Simply amazing! I thought the layering stamps were beautiful. This die is definitely a must have. No more worrying about having coordinating cardstocks. Also, the lace die really added an extra oomph to your card.

  95. Hello Vicky!! Lovely projects… I really enjoy every single one video!! So inspiring…thank you for sharing!

  96. Hello Vicky,

    Your creations are just BEAUTIFUL and very INSPIRING !!! Love to watch your video and thank you for sharing your creations !!

  97. Hello Vicky. I’ve been watching your YouTube videos for inspiration and directions. You are amazing!! This peony layering die set is such a great idea and your card is beautiful.
    Thank you!

  98. Thanks for sharing another beautiful card. I’m at fan of their inks and markers too. I love the beautiful layering of their inks.

  99. Hi Vicky, I am new to card making and journaling. I love your videos and watch them while I am at the gym on an eliptical machine. The time flies by and I am so jazzed by the time I get home. Then I go out and buy supplies and have started on an art journal. I want to make cards too because I have so many family members and birthdays to remember–my husband and I have 12 children combined and 43 grandchildren….So the cards will be endlessly necessary. Thank you so much for all your lovely videos and beautiful products!

  100. Inspirational card…in the heart of winter romantic flowers blossom….thank you for sharing your ideas ! Thank you for the detailed list of supplies and the chance to win !

  101. Thanks so much for taking the time to make a video for us to see how you made your beautiful card. I really love the card and can’t wait till the peony die comes back in so I can try making these beautiful flowers myself!

  102. Hi Vic…
    I love the inspiration you gives me, it coold be a day where ir don’t have to be to maney bumbs before one give opp, and another day one can handle more, and inn youre spase there is some for all kind off days and moods ;o)
    And i LOOOVE that you take time to say hi to the beatifull playfull cat off yours… That tell a lot on a human to me…. A person who loves animal, have loveable heart.
    Thanke for all that inspiration and funny times in 2017…….
    Hope for a ton more at that inn the new and fresh 2018……..

    Is it for all to try to winn theese wonderfull GIVEAWAYS ???????

  103. What a lovely stamp set and what a beautiful job you did with it. Your placement is already just right, really pleasing to the eye.

  104. This is lovely! The more projects I see the more I want to buy these great dies. I really appreciate seeing all the different ways that all of you have used these products.

  105. I am in LOVE with these layering dies, they look amazing!! Your work keeps inspiring me daily, Vicky, I love watching your videos and getting new ideas!

  106. Such soft, pretty colours used on your card today. The edges lace die is just lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.

  107. you seem to have so much fun.. thank you for all of your great ideas. I have been following you for awhile and LOVED it when you took everyone on a tor of your town. What a wnderful place to live1

  108. Thank you so much Vicky for your inspiration on these wonderful new products! I love the beautiful flowers and so simple to do even for a beginner like myself.

  109. Vicki, you are such an artist with die cuts. This card is truly elegant – and you just convinced me I need to add more dies to my shopping cart. I hope they get them back in stock quickly. Such a wonderfully release, but you worked magic with these products. Thanks for participating in the blog hope today!

  110. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity! These are so beautiful and I love these !I can’t get enough of those flowers!

  111. Thank you for showing how to make these flowers by colouring them without having to do shading. Me & shading don’t get along well. I know, practice, practice. This peony set is brilliant & I’d love to have it & the dies as well. My wish list is growing.

  112. I love all the flowers that are being shown now. You can have two completely different looks depending on the colors you use. My favorite part of the card is the lacey edges.

  113. I love the simply colored flower layers which defy the idea that coloring with alcohol inks is difficult. Use of the edge die adds elegance.

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