Welcome to another fun blog hop with giveaways and lots of inspiration! The new May Altenew release is out and packed with awesome products. You should have arrived here from Lilith Eeckels. If you want to start the blog hop from the beginning please go to Altenew Card Blog

my card

For today I wanted to create a summery looking and really fresh card. So I used the Main Squeeze Stamp Set ( ALTN | SBC | SSS ). This is a very versatile stamp set, you can customize the designs to look like lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruits … so many different options!

I went with a monochromatic, yellow card but think of all the possibilities of mixing more colors and stamping wonderful fresh backgrounds! In this card I wanted a clean white background but with some interest… so I went with the Pegboard Canvas Cover Die( ALTN | SBC | SSS ). It’s not just for cross stitching! You can use it for really subtle backgrounds but with a touch of something! And I love how that yellow cardbase picks through those little holes.

The set is a layering stamp set but you can use it any way you like! Be creative! Here I used just one of the layers and it looks awesome too. The lemons are embossed with clear embossing powder and are very shiny and textured in real life.  On top I added some dots with Crystal Drops Gloss – Morning Dew( SBC | SSS ).

video tutorial

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


Links to multiple online shops provided below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Main Squeeze Stamp Set – Altenew
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Main Squeeze Die Set – Altenew
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Pegboard Canvas Cover Die
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Pocketful of Sunshine Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Maple Yellow Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN ]
Altenew CRYSTAL CLEAR Crisp Embossing…
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
May 2018 Stamp & Die Bundle – Altenew
[ ALTN ]


Leave me a comment below and I will draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate. I will announce the winner on my blog on May, the 26th. The giveaway is open internationally. And there are more giveaways on every stop of the hop too!

UPDATE: The winner has been announced HERE.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is also 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 Friday, May 25th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/27/2018.

next stop

The next stop on the hop is the talented Therese Calvird

Happy hopping!


  1. I love your lemony card! Something about citrus just shouts SUMMER! And we need a bit of that here in WA state!! (another gloomy looking morning outside)

  2. I like the taste and flavour of lemons and citruses as a whole. The card is encouraging and pretty fresh. Great set!

  3. Oh how I love this card! (What Greek girl doesn’t love her lemons?) Your use of the perforated background panel added just another wonderful layer to this card that was pure summer! Thank you for sharing, Vicky!

  4. All of your creations are beautiful. I look forward to every one of your videos. You are so talented and creative.

  5. Aww makes me think of my childhood Teddy bears picnics with my dad while sitting in the garden drinking a refreshing glass of his home made Lemonade. Happy Days !! ? We Loved how you teamed up the Lemons on the white peg board card you created. Simply perfect. ?

  6. Hello again….another great video….love the stamps as well as the beautiful inks used, and the die that cuts the background is something to go on my wishlist for sure…thankyou again for sharing. K.

  7. Love your bright and cheerful card using this cute set. Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

  8. Lemon card is great. I’d make lots of cards for the cancer research ch@llenge with this set!

  9. Great card. The colours are so mouth-wateringly zesty and summery. Love the way you used the Pegboard background die. Just gives the composition mor dimension. Thank you.

  10. Very beautiful card as always.. I always draw lots of inspiration from you. Thanks for sharing your talent with us

  11. I love this clean and fresh card…looks so real! Such a versitile stamp set since you can turn them into lemons, limes, and grapefruit! Altenew thinks of everything! And you make their designs shine! Thanks, Vicky!

  12. Love your card! It is so summery and fun, and it make me want to have a tall glass of lemonade.

  13. Those dew drop accents are perfect! Love the monochromatic color choice and the texture you gave with the embossing and canvas background. Fantastic card and very inspiring!

  14. Oh I LOVE citrus prints. I Iike how you have so much texture on this card yet it was easy. Great card ?

  15. I love how this stamp set will allow you to make your slices be whatever fruit you want to get more from the set. I love your yummy lemon card with fresh yellow slices. I really like how the drops pick up the yellow color on the card too!

  16. You are one of the most exquisite card makers blogging today! Your cards are always amazing and I love your style.

  17. This is a cheery card, perfect for early summer (or the prospect of it..it’s a bit grey and drizzly here in NE Scotland right now).

  18. Hi Vicki! Beautiful card! I love how the lemon card ends up making me want fresh lemonade, mixed with a bit of fresh orange juice. I swear I can taste it! As for the stamps from Altenew go, how

    I love how fresh the new Altenew stamps are. They are truly developing a bright new palette. I can’t wait to see the others in this release look like.

  19. What a bright, cheerful card!!!I love your idea for the background!!! Just gorgeous, right down to the last juicy drop! 🙂

  20. Love your colorful, dimensional card and, as always, your video.
    The navy/white striped top you’re wearing in the video is so pretty (I love the sleeves!) Is it a brand available in the US?

  21. I love how you always add something extra to embellish! Those Crystal Drops make the card so bright! I love your work!

  22. Lovely card–love the lemons! I have a lemon tree in my yard, we get lots of lemons when they are in season. What a great stamp set from Altenew!

  23. Vicky, that’s so awesome and fantastic and beautiful….. I really love ? those lemons ? they looks so real. Thank you so much

  24. Darling card. The stamp set really intrigues me. It is the only “fruit” stamp set I have seen that accurate represents what fruit – in this case a lemon, or lime, or orange slice – really looks like. I guess it means that if you want it done right, leave it to Altenew!

  25. what a fun card for this beautiful weather. Makes me want to have a lemonade. Great job Vicky.

  26. Love this card! So fresh and so nicely done. Altenew has done it again with this new release.

  27. Love the video., the stamp is so cute. I love your videos and have learned so much. Thank you1

  28. Vicky your lemon card is marvelous and so fresh! I love how realistic you got those lemons to look. A great job. Looking forward to your video! Cheers and happy spring. I am thirsty now for some lemonade!

  29. Those droplets just take it to the next level! I also have never seen that pegboard stuff before, it’s such a nice change to the traditional backing.

  30. I left a comment on to utube but I just wanted to say, I love the lemons stamps which is so versatile…Thank you Vicky for doing cards that can be also applied to my scrapbooking pages.

  31. You always make the most amazing cards and projects. You’re my favorite artist and I love watching you and your cat.

  32. Your gorgeous card reminds me of hot summer days ahead. Just lemonishous:) I cannot wait your next card. Thanks for sharing your inspirations!

  33. I look forward to all your card making videos. I love your style. Loved your tour in Greece. You should do more. Thanks for the many hours of inspiration and enjoyment.

  34. Absolutely gorgeous card!! I was hoping someone would use this yummy stamp set! I love the citrus stamps! Thank you for the great inspiration!!

  35. I can almost taste the lemons . Such a cute idea to use the die so the color peeks through the dots.

  36. Not sure where my comment went… love this squeezed lemon and the fact that you can make them oranges or limes too ; cool crystal drops ! Okay canvas cover die awesome… what awesome things you can create with it… gotta add it to my wish list 🙂

  37. Love your lemon card. The pegboard cover die makes the perfect background for your card and adds such a nice contrast to the shiny lemon slices.

  38. Love that this stamp can handle the whole citrus family. I really love the drops you added, just right!

  39. I am a huge fan of Altenew’s florals, but this fruit set with its bold images and very cute sentiments has caught my eye. I love your choice of the yellow colors. The card is cheerful, sunny and bright. The droplets add just the right touch.

  40. It is an amazing background with those excellent lemons, the result: a gorgeous card.

  41. I love your card, Vicky! Those lemon slices are just so fun and summery! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!!

  42. Love your card! It looks so summery! I can’t believe how good the lemons look with just one layer. The clear drops make the lemons look so juicy!

  43. Hi Vicky, As always, your card is nice, fresh, clean and juicy looking, love the lemons stamps, Cheers Anna.

  44. Love this card! You did your job well…I will definitely be buying this stamp set! Thanks!

  45. Your card is amazing! This set is my favorite from the release. The embossing and crystal drops really set it off.

  46. A beautiful and happy card! The lemons look fresh sliced on that great white pegboard background!

  47. Love how real the fruit segments look…doesn’t make a difference if lemons, limes oranges or grapefruits!

  48. WOW! Wonderful showcase of this stamp set and I just love the background interest of the pegboard die!! WOW!!! I HAD to see all of the inspiration with these amazing NEW products!! So great to have taken part as a guest with you on this Release!

  49. A fun and bright card! Love it, and all your cards and journal pages. You are so very good and talented and inspiring. Thank you.

  50. I really enjoyed your video as well as the beautiful summery lemon card you created. Thanks for sharing.

  51. What a lovely card!!! I love these lemons, they look so fresh! Amazing background with the pegboard die too! What an amazing idea, thank you.

  52. I’m new to card making and love your approach. So bright and refreshing. Makes me thirsty for lemonade. 🙂

  53. Very cute, Vicky. I love how shiny the lemons are, and I appreciate your showing that you can use just one layer.

  54. I love the Altenew fruit stamps and dot background die. The fruit looks so juicy with the Tonic dots!

  55. Hi Vicky
    Loved your fresh lemon designed card today, so clean fresh & summery!!!
    Such a pretty stamp from Altenew .xx

  56. Beautiful, cheery card! You did a fantastic job with the lemons… they look so life-like, and I bet they are just gorgeous in person. TFS your talent and inspiration.

  57. This is another fabulous release with some unique florals and more spectacular layering stamps again. Love the thin alphabet dies as well. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  58. i really think this monochromatic card is striking and stunning. yellow is such a fresh summer color and very cheery.

  59. Love this card! Nice to get away from flowers once in awhile. The lemons are so real looking! Thanks for the inspiration.

  60. Your card is full of color and fun!! I really like the new fruit-themed items in this Altenew release. They seem perfect for summer cards!

  61. This is gorgeous, and so relatively simple! Since you only used the one layer of the citrus fruit, I really think that the crystal drops bring those slices to life. Thanks for sharing this lovely card and including some of the previously released products. I always like seeing how they go together!

  62. I love the freshness of this card and so doable. The clear drops are such an attractive finish. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  63. Love this cheery card, Vickie! The glossy drops on the lemons make them look so real & the background is perfect!

  64. This card is so refreshing! The lemons have really come to life. I’m off to make a tall glass of lemonade!

  65. Oh yummy. I love this fresh bright card. The background die really makes the lemons stand out.

  66. Those lemons look good enough to eat. You really captured the essence of the Main Squeeze stamp set. I love the morning dew drops. A perfect card! Thanks for sharing!

  67. I didn’t realize it was the same stamp, being able to use it as a orange or a lemon! Pretty in both colors. I think I will make a card using a couple of yellow color combos. I like the drops too!

  68. I absolutely love this card! Yellow is one of my go to colors. The cross stitch die works great with the lemon slices!

  69. What a unique card..makes a difference.And the Nuvo Drops really pick up the colour and indeed is the perfect finishing touch. amazing!

  70. Vicky this really makes me feel like I am in the middle of summer! Bright and beautiful card. So clean and bright. Great job!

  71. now who is craving a glass of lemonade i know i am. vicky made those lemons look delicious!!!!

  72. Hi Vicky, I live in Cape Town South Africa. I had a very bad car accident 4 years ago, which left me wheelchair Bound! Having studied art many years ago, I search for inspiration luckily I live in the world of change ..technology is Awesome! I found you, I watch your tutorials every Day!
    Thank you for Sharing!
    You inspire Me!

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