Exciting news! The new release by Altenew is out and it’s amazing! Today we celebrate the new stamp and dies release with a blog hop to inspire you and there are also lots of giveaways along the way.

If you want to see a close-up on the whole release you can watch the video here

You can start the blog hop from the beginning here

For my card today I used the gorgeous Hope Stamp & Die Bundle ( ALTN | SBC ) . This is a gorgeous flower that you can easily make by layering stamps. 4 layers with different inks and you get this beauty! How easy is this?!

When it comes to layering stamping I love the oval sets. for this flower I used the Altenew CHERRY BLOSSOM OVAL SET Crisp Dye Ink Pads ( SSS | ALTN ) The oval sets are great because they do all the work for you, 4 colors in each set that go perfectly together for the layering look. I also used the matching dies to cut out all my images on the Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine ( ALTN | SSS ). As small as it looks it’s amazing how many dies it can fit.

For that beautiful detail at the background I used the Dotted Scales Debossing Cover Die( ALTN | SBC ). It gives a really elegant look and just enough detail without making the background busy looking.

I also used the Altenew – Ink Spray – Metallic – Antique Gold ( SBC | SSS ) to give a touch of shine and elegance. The world “hope” on my sentiment is also gold so those little splashes really bring the whole card together.

You can watch the video below or at my YouTube channel


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Hope Stamp & Die Bundle
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Hope Die Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Dotted Scales Debossing Cover Die
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Cherry Blossom Mini Cube Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Tropical Forest Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Tropical Forest Mini Cube Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Pocketful of Sunshine Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Pocketful of Sunshine Mini Cube Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Warm & Cozy Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Warm & Cozy Mini Cube Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew – Ink Spray – Metallic -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
3 Pack Glue Tape
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Glue Pen – Large
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
[ SSS ]

Giveaway 1

Leave me a comment below and let me know your favorites from this release! I will draw a random winner to receive a $30 gift certificate. I will announce the winner on my blog on 3/30/2018.

There are giveaways on every stop of the hop too!

Giveaway 2

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 29th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2018.

Next stop

The next stop of the hop is Flora Monika Farkas



  1. Just elegant and it appears easy to do, especially for someone who doesn’t have the talent you possess.

  2. As usual, so difficult to choose! I do love florals, so the Sweet Rose Bouquet set , the Hope set and the Wildflower garden set are my favorites.

  3. I am loving the Sweet Rose Bouquet stamp and die sets. Also, the Doodled Dots cover die has so many possibilities!

  4. I think my favorite is the Sweet Rose Bouquet set. I have the Vintage Rose stamp set and the flowers are so lifelike. I think this one will be also. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us.

  5. The cherry blossoms ink set was amazing!! Goes so well with the hope stamp set!! Love seeing the magic unfold as you add more layers!! Just awesome!!

  6. My favorite is the neighborhood stamp set. Your cards are always beautiful! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me !

  7. I love all the posts and this New Altenew Collection is BEAUTIFUL and I LOVE all your creations and Videos .. I would LOVE to win one of these prizes.. Thanks for the Opportunity.
    Brenda Gallant

  8. I’m such a sucker for floral stamps and Altenew’s Hope stamp set is no exception. Your card is absolutely beautiful…. such inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

  9. It’s a very beautiful card. I love your creations. From the latest release I love the mandala die set as well as the mega succulent stamp set. Thanks a lot!

  10. I too appreciate the altenew ink groupings. I’m glad they’ve taken the guess-work out of the layering colors for me

  11. I really like the stamp set, die set and how you used them. Very elegant and understated, so right up my alley. Thanks!

  12. I love all their stamps and dies but I am very interested in that canvas cross stitch die. As always, love your inspiration.

  13. Lovely card. The layering you have done with the dye cuts and dotted scales background is simple but makes such an impact. Just beautiful!

  14. Your cards are always so nicely done, Vicky, and this one is no exception! Love the pretty flower layered onto the background!

  15. Beautiful card!! Love the background the new Dotted Scale cover plate die creates. So many great new products; so far my wish list contains the Sincere Greetings and the Mega Succulent stamp sets… but the more I venture into the blog hop, the longer the list is growing. Yikes!!

  16. What a beautiful color combination and such a wonderful design. I have such a tough time with layering stamps. Yu all make it look so easy. One of these days I am going to figure them out. My favorites so far is the cross stitch stamps and die. Cross stitch is my second craft love. And I love the dotted scales die too.

  17. I am in love with the cross stitch stamps and dies, and of course, the mega succulent stamp caught my eye right away since I love my own little potted succulent garden at my front door porch.

  18. Vicki, what a gorgeous card. I really love the layered stamp sets. Great release as always. (you have such a beautiful voice)

  19. Oh so many wonderful products to choose from but the hope flower set is awesome especially after seeing your video. Beautiful!

  20. Love your card, the flower look beautiful against the polka dots.
    I like Hope Stamp Set from this release.

  21. So so pretty. Just love the new cover plate release. It adds such a nice background and interest to your card!

  22. I can’t decide which one is my favourite as I could have them all! But I think the first ones to buy would be mandala die and succulent stamp. But Alphabet is so versatile and would be very usefull as well and “Dearest friend” brings me so many ideas! And I love cross-stitching so all of them dies to cross stitch are so good too! And “wild flower garden” – that one I imagine as a perfect one for silhouette pictures. If my budget let me to buy the whole release I would do that every month. But I live in UK and every time I order (no matter what price I’ve paid) from US website I have to pay duty what is additional £20-£30 before I can pick the parcel up from the post office, so that limits my shopping. But I am going to shop from Altenew this month no matter what! Just to make the choice will be very very difficult 🙂 thank you for beautiful videos and sharing the card ideas, always so neat and elegant, hugs! Adriana

  23. I love the scaled die cut! So pretty! I’m very new to card making and just love your cards. Very inspirational.

  24. This is a beautiful card. And the video was wonderful to see . Thanks for sharing. I really luv the layered flower stamps.

  25. layering stamps lend themselves so well to multiple cards. I love this flower. I need (well want) this one to join my ever growing collection!

  26. Beautiful card! I had overlooked the Dotted Scales die, but it really adds so much as a background. Love it.

  27. The Alte new is Sophisticate designs when it come to flowers ? I love they designs
    They ink pad colors combine very well. It just delightful ?
    Well done ?? Thanks ,Vicky for the inspiration on this release ?well done ✅ again

  28. A Beautiful and elegant card, those flower stamps are so versatile especially the sweet rose bouquet I can easily see how they could be used for every occasion. Love watching your videos as there so inspiration and you explain everything really well x

  29. Love the flowers there are so pretty. I am a sucker for flowers. I can’t wait to get home from work tonight and watch the video.

  30. As always such beautiful and inspiring ideas! Love the Dotted Scales die – I can see so many uses for it. Thanks again for sharing your talent with all of us!

  31. Wow your card is beautiful. The cover die adds a nice touch of dimension. My favorites in the release are the mandala die and the sincere greetings stamp set.

  32. I love the layered floral stamp, but I also really love the background die that looks like dotted scales! Thanks for the inspiration!

  33. You make card making / journal making so easy. Love all your videos and get inspired by them . The hope stamp is so beautiful. Thanks

  34. Gorgeous card Vicky! The cover die makes such a wonderful background to showcase the lovely blooms. What a fantastic release by Altenew.


  36. WOW! What an amazing release! I absolutely love the floral stamps – especially the sweet rose bouquet – and I love to stitch on cards, so I can’t wait to get the cross stitch die. Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

  37. Beautiful card, Vicky 🙂 My favorites are: happy new home stamps, hope die, hope stamps, mandala die and dotted scales debossing cover die.

  38. Wow Vicky, you used just the stamp set I love the most out of this release, its so gorgeous. Your card is awesome and so sophisticated with the touch of gold in it, great. I think everyone will love it to receive this card.

  39. Hey Vicky, I love your cards – beautiful and inspiring. I love the dotted scale die as it creates such beautiful but simple backgrounds to your cards and adds and elegant touch.

  40. Hi Vicky,
    Love the card – and love the dotted scale – so simple and yet so elegant. The Hope stamp and die set is beautiful.

  41. Gorgeous card! The stamps are really pretty, but my favorite things are the new ink colors that you used for this card.
    Thanks Vicky

  42. This stamp set is beautiful and you achieved some gorgeous flowers for this amazing card. My favorite stamp set in this release is the Mega Succulents.

  43. Beautiful card, I love all of the items released by altenew it was hard to decide what my favorite item was, but if I had to pick one it would be the dot cover plate. Thanks for the inspiration.

  44. Hi Vicky! Lovely card. I adore the new alphabet. I think the folding letters is really unique. They are my favorite. Thank you for your videos.

  45. nice card (as always)Vicky! My favorites from this release are the Focus on You Stamp Set
    (with matching dies) and the Dotted Scales Debossing Die. Both are a must have for my collection!.. thanks for inspiring us!

  46. The dotted scales backdrop adds an extra something to an already lovely card. Altenew does make such beautiful flower stamps.

  47. Stunning card, love the layering stamps and the Altenew flowers are gorgeous. The background die is fantastic too. The new stamp pad colours are fantastic also.

  48. Oh, I LOVE the effect of the layering stamps. Such a wonderfully detailed image after using them all. Thank you to Altenew for the blog hop giveaway. Very generous. I would have to pick the Sincere greeting stamp as I really do NEED something like that but it’s a hard choice between so many. All wonderful. The rest are on my want list for now. Thanks again for the opportunity x

  49. Stunning card ? Wildflower garden stamp set and dotted scales debossing covet die are my two faves from this release.

  50. Altenew has the best layering stamps. I cannot believe how dimensional the flower looks. I’m wondering how it would look if you used Distress inks and a water brush. I might have to try that!

  51. What a beautiful card, Vicki, Altenew sure doesnt disappoint when it comes to floral stamps, amazing!!!

  52. Than4 for sharing your beautiful card. Really difficult to choose one favorite, Hope set certainly one of the favorits.

  53. I love the cross-stitch flower stamps and dies, and the cross-stitch canvas cover die. But I also love the mega succulent stamp set and the mandala die.

  54. I really like the mega succulent stamp and those washi tape (sheets) are stunning too. Love your collection of ideas today..

  55. Beautiful card as always! The look of the layering stamp is just stoning.
    I wish I could have the oval ink sets:) it makes life easier! The altenew hope set is my favorite.

  56. Vicky, your card is just beautiful! The touch of gold in the sentiment and the splattering is perfect! Thank you for your inspiration.

  57. Love your card…it would be a great Mother’s Day Card
    I love the Dotted Scale Plate……tfs

  58. Oh Vicky, it’s hard to pick a favourite, but alright, I will. The Mega Succulent stamp set. I’ve seen it coloured in so many beautiful ways & each time I think, “OH MY!”. Your layering floral card is so very pretty.

  59. The Sweet Rose Bouquet is my favorite from this release, but I love all of the gorgeous florals.

  60. Beautiful card-love the colors you used. Hard to pick a favorite, the very large background flower is great, love the the hope flowers stamp set and also the stitching die–with the whole thing stitching lines. What a terrific release from Altenew.

  61. So many good ideas here…loved the greens you used for the leaves, the splatters in your background, and obviously these gorgeous leaves and flowers. Yum!

  62. Fabulous cards!! Love this new release. My favorite stamp set from this release has to be the Sweet Rose Bouquet set.

  63. Wow! Wow!Wow!! Gorgeous cards!! I’m loving the stamp and die set so much with this release but totally need it all!!

    Thank you for always inspiring me!!

  64. The flowers in the Hope stsmp set are so pretty! They look so pretty in the. Cherry Blossom Ink colors. Lovely card!!

  65. Beautiful card! I love the mandala die, peg board die and the cross stitch die and stamp! ♥ Thanks for the inspiration. ♥

  66. My favorite from this release was the Mega flower one. Jennifer McGuire did beautiful rainbow background with that flower emboss on it and it was gorgeous!

  67. Love this! Fabulous design. Love the touch of gold, the subtle background, and of course that gorgeous flower. Beautiful card ♥

  68. I love the whole release but that cover die is wonderful. And your floral arrangement is so pretty! Thanks for the reminder that Altenew sells
    their ink in sets perfect for their layered stamps. I need to get some of those; I’m forever looking for just the right colors to layer and have ended up with pigment, dye and even distress inks on a single image!

    1. BTW, I really enjoy your videos and try not to miss any. I’m especially fond of tor create 8 series.

  69. This set has to actually be my favorite from this months release, I love layering stamp sets but this one is so beautiful.

  70. Vicky, I simply never get tired of watching your videos! This simple but beautiful card has inspired me! I love the way you use the stamping a platform to do several projects at the same time. I had not thought of doing that! My favorite stamp set in this collection is the “hope” set, and I really like that dotted scales cover plate die. It really makes the cards look beautiful!

  71. The floral card you made was amazing! My favorite is the Dearest Friend stamp set which is so practical as well as beautiful.

  72. I love that card, the oval pads are a fabulous idea for layering, but I think my favorite is the scalloped die to give a different background for a card front x

  73. Beautiful card. I don’t have any layered stamps because I love to color images in a variety of media. My favorite stamps from this release are the mega succulent and Wildflower Garden sets.

  74. The new altenew release is very beautiful…….the dear friend stamp set is one of my favourites I even liked the mandala die cut ❤

  75. BEAUTIFUL card Vicky!
    LOVE your scalloped background, layered flowers and sentiment, it is sure to bring a smile!
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING 🙂
    PS – I had two favourites from this release (the Cross Stitch Canvas Die & the Dearest Friend stamp set) but have to confess that the more I hop along, the longer my wish list grows

  76. I really like the raised look and the beautiful tones of pinks. I need to pick-up one of those stamping platforms. (hum, Mothers Day is coming soon, I’ll have to drop some hints,LOL)

  77. I really loved all the cover plate dies and the mandala. The only die that I didn’t like was the alphabet. A few of the stamp sets spoke to me too, like the Sincere Greetings and Dearest Friend. I already have too many flower sets for the time being so I’m passing on those… for now 😉

  78. This Hope stamp set is beautiful and I love that Altenew has set of inks that go with the layering stamps. Your card is a beauty.

  79. What a beautiful card. I really like these layering stamp sets too. I have to remember to use them more often.

  80. Hi Vicky! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely card. My favorites from this release are the Wildflower garden set and the Hope stamp set. They would both make such lovely cards for spring and for Mother’s Day.

  81. So, so beautiful Vicky. This bloom looks amazing on the Dotted Scales background. The colour layering is kind of like heat embossing to me, I never tire of seeing it done as you watch it come to life.

  82. Love the new set from Altenew, which card do I like the best?,very difficult I love the dotted scale background with the flower !! But honestly I love them all. Thanks Vicky xxxx

  83. Love the Cherry Blossom colors . So much inspiration thank you for sharing your beautiful creations. I am just loving all of the new release but Hope Stamp and Die set is my favorite and Cross Stitch Canvas Die and Neighborhood Home and all of them.

  84. Gorgeous card! The background is so elegant and the colors are so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  85. Lovely card! These layered stamps come out so beautifully! I really like the layout and colors you chose for your card.

  86. The flower is looking so beautiful. Love the stamp set & your elegant work .Thank you so much for sharing !

  87. Beautiful! When I win the lottery and get to build my craftroom, I want all those inks in every color! And of course, I want the stamps too! Thank you so much for this wonderful example.

  88. Hi Vicky! love the card you created, the Cherry blossom ink set is a favorite of mine. Love the gold splashes you used to bring out the hope word, stunning!

  89. I love this card design. No one holds a candle to Altenew in terms of layering stamp sets – and this one is so beautiful! I love the colors you’ve chosen and your use of those sweet buds too = such an elegant card – it feels happy and hopeful – just like Spring is finally coming!

  90. I love the layered stamp sets, your card turned out beautifully. I also like the wildflower garden set. Thanks for the great video.

  91. Always love your cards, Vicky! I have already purchased my initial faves from this release: the roses stamp, the scallop debossing coverplate, and the wildflower stamps…….but now, seeing you use it, I want that hope flower stamp set too! And the succulent! My wallet will be crying this month……

  92. I love Altenew’s layered Floral stamps they are just so beautiful. Your card design with the layer stamp is gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing your creative inspiration with us.

  93. Stunning card, Vicky. You make stamp layering look effortless. My fave is the dearest friend stamp set.

  94. I love the dotted scales cover die and the card you created with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  95. You create the most beautiful cards, Vicky. Thanks so much for giving us such inspiration. I think my favourite, although it’s so hard to choose, is the hope stamp set. Just love it! TFS.

  96. It is so hard to pick a favourite. This release I could really see myself using all of them. I currently picked up the sentiment one as I was looking for one. However, I think there are two I would pick as impulse purchases the stitched layered flower and the cover doted scales die. Thanks for the chance to win.

  97. Beautiful card! Really love that new coverplate and Altenew does florals better than anyone, such a pretty bloom!

  98. Vicky, I am in love with your ethereal and delicate first card!! Agree to have the oval inks for doing the depth of the flower. Your second is so gorgeous with the crossstitching which adds so much to the dimension!! You do such creative and feminine work and I love it!!

  99. Your card made with the Hope set and Cherry Blossom ink set is sooo pretty! And the scale cover plate adds just the right amount of subtle background texture.

  100. This card is amazing! I love this stamp set, the flower is gorgeous!. Love the builder stamps. tfs

  101. Hi Vicky…as always this card is awesome….Love your Art…Altenue is amazing with their stamps …Thank you ?

  102. Very beautiful, delicate looking card, I’m loving the die you used as background and I see so many uses for it. The colours you chose are beautiful and blend together so well, that’s one of the many things I love about Altenew inks.

  103. Gorgeous card. My favourite product from this release was sweet rose bouquet. However the more I see the dotted scales cover die the more I like it. It added a touch of elegance to every card.

  104. Your card is so beautiful, I love the scalloped white background, it really makes the gorgeous pink rose pop! My favourite products from this release have to be the Wildflower stamp set, the Mandala die set and the Dearest Friend stamp set. Thank you for a great video tutorial and a chance at winning the give-away!

  105. My favorites of the release are the cross stitch and the canvas dot cover dies because I think that they are so versatile. I love how realistic the cross stich looks when it is stamped on. I have been a cross-stitcher for many years, so what a fun way to combine both creative arts.

  106. I love layering stamp sets, but I’m also partial to a background die……… Your card is gorgeous!

  107. Beautiful color choices for the hope stamp set, your card turned out amazing. I especially love the dotted scallop like shape debossing background look. I want to make the card too and I could think of many recipients for the lovely card inspired by your work, thank you for sharing!

  108. Pocketful of Sunshine & Tropcal Forest are my assets …

    Your ideas are born out of this world, and your products are made for one of the kind! I would love to accompany you forward on this journey! Thank you for including me to make it happen!

  109. I really love the March selection! I really love the “Hope” and “You are in my prayers” encouragement, too. That is how I survive day by day. Your choice of colors and presention are eye-catching! Thank you

  110. I am loving the dotted scales debasing die all the more as I see it being used. My wish list is getting long. I love the way you have coloured the hope sentiment in gold as it just pops out.

  111. this is a very pretty stamp set and I do plan on getting it very soon, thank you for your creative genius!!!

  112. Absolutely gorgeous! The March release is fantastic, so it’s hard to pick a favourite. I really like the dearest friend set and the dotted scales though.

  113. I love the large floral of the hope set and also the sentiments it contains. A very stunning card. The focal pops off of the subtle background die. Thanks for sharing.

  114. Beautiful card, lovely colors. I am getting a big collection going of their stamps, they really are awesome. I really enjoy your blog, I love when you do the journaling and the mixed media, you are totally amazing at that, and your coloring is awesome girl!!!

  115. Love the card you made with the Hope Stamp set with the Dotted Cover die. So pretty! The Dotted Cover die is very useful for a background. Many of the designers are using it on their cards. Going to have to put that die in my cart! Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win.

  116. I love that Hope set. The flower is gorgeous, and the little buds are so sweet too! I really like how you added the gold splatter and sentiment; it makes the card feel extra special. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us and being willing to design for so many teams! I always learn good things from you, and I appreciate it.

  117. Gorgeous card! I love that background die, it is very elegant and adds that touch to the card! Thank you for the inspiration!

  118. Oooh love your layout. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card! I love the new Hope Stamp Set. Such pretty flowers!

  119. Your card is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing. As for my favorites from this release – there are so many but the stitching stamps and dies are probably at the top followed by the sweet roses and the lovely hope set that you used today.

  120. Love this release from altenew. This stamp HOPE has already delivered to my house.. Love the colors you used!

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