poinsettia card

Welcome to another fun blog hop! The September Altenew products have just been released and we celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways. You should have arrived here from Kymona Tracey. If you want to start the blog hop from the beginning please visit Altenew Card Blog.

Here is the card that I made for today’s blog hop! A lovely holiday card using the Holiday Bow stamp set. I love that it’s one of the layering stamp sets, where you can get shading and depth on the poinsettias in no time!

This is my favorite from the release because of the poinsettias, the variation of leaves, the berries… you even get evergreen brunch layering stamps! It also comes with a bow, so can create lovely flower arrangements or wreaths.

I went with the Happy Holidays sentiment from the Festive Poinsettia stamp set. I embossed it with Antique Gold embossing powder to add touches of gold on my card. I love the fact that with this sentiment the card does not shout Christmas, it can be more versatile to give to others.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel


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Holiday Bow Stamp Set
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Festive Poinsettia Stamp Set
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September 2018 Release — Altenew
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Ruby Red Crisp Dye Ink
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Evergreen Crisp Dye Ink
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Leave me a comment below for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate for the Altenew website. The winner will be announced on my winners page on 9/19/2018.

other prizes

  • There is a giveaway on every stop of the blog hop so make sure to enter !
  • 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 9/19/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/22/2018.

next stop

The next stop on the blog hop is Lilith Eeckels . Happy hopping!


  1. Beautiful card Vicky. Love Altenew stamps. So beautiful. Loving the look of the new collection. Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity x

  2. I’m not a fan of layering stamps (I just can’t line them up properly), but this stamp set makes me want to try it again. What a beautiful card and the images in the set are really pretty and different. Thanks, Vicky!

  3. I absolutely love all of your videos. Your 10 cards 1 kit videos are definitely my favorite. I really like your art journal layout pages as well.

  4. Loved the card as always! And it was a great idea that you didn’t restrict it to only one holiday. Waiting for your next video!

  5. I really like how you use flat tape and foam tape on the pieces – giving a really cool texture. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of this before but it is such a great idea.

  6. I am a new subscriber to your,YouTube channel and a new reader of your blog. This card is particularly beautiful , the detail is fantastic.

  7. The embossed sentiment on your card looks as close to a commercially embossed image as I’ve ever seen. And, of course, poinsettias are so classic at this time of year. Just beautiful!

  8. Well done Vicky, I like how you made some of the images layered such a great look to the card.
    I love poinsettia flower….I hope you do a card with the bow stamp too…tfs

  9. Your card is lovely, as always. I do love poinsettias for the Holidays, but in this stamp set it’s the dark green leaf-pine? that has me wanting this set. Unfortunately it’s already sold out so I’m here waiting patiently

  10. You always make such beautiful cards Vicky and this one is gorgeous, love this time of the year when you start to post your fabulous Christmas cards and also know we have 3 more months of them to come

  11. You are so inspirational, and this card is stunning. Thank you for the chance to win a giveaway. Keep these great tutorials coming x

  12. My favorite part of this stamp set is the two stamp pine needles. I like the look of the brown stem with the green needles.

  13. Love that dimension!
    Wonderful card for the most wonderful time oft the year!
    Keep those great tutorials Vicky, I am stunning every time!

  14. Another lovely card. Thank you for sharing your creativity with everyone. Altenew has produced more gorgeous product.

  15. Hi Vicki, love your YouTube videos. I follow along and have some great altenew stamp now. I get them shipped to New Zealand

  16. This is just gorgeous; love the traditional Christmas colors and
    love Poinsettias. I always try to buy a red, pink & white one each year, but it’s not easy to find all three colors.

  17. I love the Christmas spirit in this card! I’ve been your fan since you started YouTube’s and look forward to many more videos, including your journaling!

  18. Wow, what gorgeous stamps and a stunning card from Vicky, you never fail to impress. Thank you for your inspiration and sharing and thank you Altenew for a beautiful collection.

  19. Wow what a lovely card! I just love all the layering going on! And I like how you have Happy Holidays done in gold embossing and that the rim around the card is also gold too! Just so gorgeous!

  20. Gorgeous card today as always! I agree with adding gold touches to all of our holiday cards! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  21. Really liking Altenews new release and how each of you are making totally different cards. I don’t have an antique gold embossing powder but rather like it so will be investing in some. Enjoy all you videos x.

  22. Vicky, Christmas/holiday cards are my favorite kind of cards to make! The one you made is gorgeous! Would love to have the stamp set! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Love poinsettias on cards and this is a beautiful card. Love the design and the colors used to create a more traditional card.

  24. Love the brightlycolored poinsettias! The evergreen branches and berries complement the gorgeous blooms! It has become trendy to use other colors st Christmas, but I still love red and dark green.

  25. You are a true artist in more ways than one. The art work is great but your presentation skills are excellent. I love to watch artists on YouTube, but some are hard to watch. Your videos are always so professional, your work area is neat, you move through the projects quickly, and you are a great instructor. To have all those elements in one person is amazing and very nice for the viewer. I have learned so much from watching all your videos I can’t thank you enough. You are really a gifted individual and I appreciate the fact you want to share your talents with perfect strangers. My favorite work is your art journals. I watch them over and over. God bless

  26. What a gorgeous card and fabulous stamp set. You make it look so simple and easy… I find your little suggestions like adding the red dots and gold drops really helpful, they made the card look complete. I need to try and remember that next time I think “something” is missing. Thanks for sharing Vicky, fab tutorial as always.

  27. I absolutely love this card and the latest Altenew release but what REALLY caught my eye was the instruction leaflet jam packed with ideas and the colours to use. Really useful for both newbies and experienced crafters alike.

  28. Your holiday card turned out to be very elegant. I love how you used gold embossing which really added a festive feel to the finished design. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

  29. I agree with you on the Holiday Bow set being a favorite, I can’t wait to get my hands (and ink) on it and start playing lol. I think I could make all my Christmas cards just using this set alone, it really is so versatile with all it has included. Your card is beautiful and is definitely inspiration for me. Thanks for sharing.

  30. I have been waiting for just the right stamp to use for my cards this year ,thank you . My cards will have yours on it ….Thank you again

  31. Vicky, you were the person who inspired me to begin cardmaking. Your presentations are full of artistry yet you make it seem effortless. You are right that the greenery in this set is the winner. Thank you for your ongoing instruction.

  32. Really beautiful card. You have the best taste of ideas, lovely and elegant. I agree, this stamp set is one of the best releases ever. Thanks for sharing. Look forward to your next post.

  33. Hi Vicky
    A really beautiful, elegantly designed card, especially when it comes to flowers. Definitely your forte when it comes flower design. Loved the red, gold & green touches which although traditional, somehow result in a fresh look. As always you are amazing, & I never tire of watching your creative process. Really brilliant!!

  34. I love the card. This is the first time I’ve seen the mini die cutter. I’m going to have to look for one of those. It makes the layering so simple.

  35. Love this set. The poinsettia is so realistic and the greens give so much variety.. quite lovely.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

  36. You always give encouragement when you show how to make your cards….thank you. The pine and berries will work well on gift tags.

  37. I love the dimension you achieved with this poinsettia. Lovely red color just like for sale in the stores. Really beautiful

  38. Beautiful! I’m in love with their other new poinsettia and the gift card would really help with that! Enjoy your blog, thank you.

  39. I love being able to stamp twice & get the variation of colors, would love to add this stamp & die to my collection. I could spend all day watching your videos. You are so inspiring.

  40. Such a gorgeous card you created! So many options with this lovely set I’d love to add to my collection. Thanks for inspiring so many of us, Vicky!

  41. This is another wonderful release from Altenew with great variety, but I really love those Bountiful Branches and the Blessings stamp set. Your card is lovely!

  42. Thank you for the video. I see you put each stamp back in it’s proper position as you use it, just like I do. This is a very versatile set. When I saw the bow, I just kind of bypassed it, but you’ve made me look at it again & I am impressed with everything in it. Thanks so much for your beautiful card!

  43. Thank you for the demonstration video… I’m a little embarrassed because I’ve never heard of Altenew company before. I really like the way you layer things and really give your project dimension and texture. I also really enjoyed Altenew’s ink color choices. Looks like I’m going to have to go shopping now. Happy Holidays and Thanks again! 🙂

  44. These are beautiful! Love Alta News floral stamps! I could use more! I also love watching you create, you are so talerted.

  45. I wish you could come to U.S. to lead classes! I’ve enjoyed some of your on-line classes and have recently discovered your You Tube channel (still want the sold out kit (no 12?) from Tonic Studios, absolutely ADORE your leaf card!)

  46. You make the most beautiful cards, and your voice is so soothing, especially after a hard day. Thank you for being here, and sharing your crafty goodness. 🙂

  47. What a beautiful card as usual, Vicky. The holiday bow stamp set is just lovely, so many possibilities. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!

  48. I think I need to add this to my collection. Love that there is so many bits and pieces in the set. Your card is fantastic as always.

  49. I love that you take the time to demonstrate all the cool products that are out there for crafting. I know which product will work for me before making a purchase. Thank you for sharing!

  50. Your poinsettia card is just beautiful! This is definitely my favorite stamp set from the release! I love just the general look of the card (and how the gold ties it all together). I agree this stamp set could also work well for maybe December birthdays. Thank you for sharing!

  51. I discovered your blog when I started doing art journaling a few months ago. I had never made cards before, but then I started seeing all of your card videos, too! Thanks for always putting together such great videos for everyone.

  52. This set is faboulos, I love the evergreen branches and the berries and your card is gorgeous!!! I Watch all your videos, thank you for sharing!

  53. This is so lovely. I love all the dimension that creates the shadows on the card. And the little pops of gold in the embossing and around the edge finish it off perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us!

  54. Absolutely fabulous release! Love the cover plate and poinsettia! Your holiday card is gorgeous Vicky!Thanks for the inspiration !

  55. Vicky, everything you do is just enchanting, be it simple or more elaborate. I just love the way you take us through the process. Charming card, as usual!!!

  56. Love all the details you put into this pretty card. Not only is this set great for the holidays, the bow will be useful year-round.

  57. This is the first video of yours I have seen. What lovely stamp sets! The poinsettias remind me of my grandmother and her love of flowers. The pine branches remind me of home – I grew up on a former pine tree farm. Our yard was filled with pine cones.
    I really enjoyed the card that you styled from these Altenew sets, thank you for sharing!!

  58. It’s a beautiful card Vicky! I’m rather fond of Bountiful Branches set, but you make a good point about this one having so many great pieces to it, that you can go in many directions with this set. You might have changed my mind, or do I now need them both!

  59. Hi Vicky, What a BEAUTIFUL card, I always love what you create you are one of my favorite designers, I am always especially thrilled when you have a post with your Art journals, I believe you are amazing at those!!! The stamp set you used the Poinsettia is my favorite from the release my second is the Bows, I love how you can layer them. I have another set of layering Bows from Altenew and I love them I use that stamp set all the time. THANKS for an AWESOME post today, enjoyed it!!

  60. Hi Vicky! Your card is magnificent! Your reds and greens against the gold….WOW 🙂 Thanks for sharing inspiration with us!

  61. Poinsettias are one of the highlights of the
    Christmas season. Love how you made
    a bouquet out of the flowers and greens.
    thanks for sharing

  62. Oh – I love your card! This set is another of my favorite from this release. Wait — how many times have I said that? I think I love the entire release!!!

  63. TFS the giveaway! I always look forward to your monthly release posts – I get so much motivation from them!
    Helen — Firenze Cards

  64. I love the Holiday Bow set. It reminds me of my grandmom’s poinsettia in her garden. I also loved your layout, it’s so Christmas!

  65. I love the rich colors you put into the poinsettias. They look so pretty. Seeing them always make me think of Christmas as we usually have several decorating our home each December.

  66. Vicky your card is so reminiscent of a beautiful centerpiece on a mantel & your colouring is wonderful, as always.

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