Welcome to a fun blog hop! Altenew October Release is here and we celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways. You should have arrived here from my friend Lydia Evans . If you want to start the blog hop from the beginning please visit Altenew Card Blog


The release is packed with awesome stamp sets just like every month that makes it difficult to choose what you “need”. To showcase the new release I have created 10 cards. Today I am sharing a video making the 5 of them and then tomorrow I will be back with the second part sharing 5 more. I hope the video will help you to decide what stamp sets are for you!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

Here are some close-up on the cards that I made for today

wreath card

For this card I used the Peaceful Wreath Stamp Set ( ALTN | SSS ). It’s a gorgeous stamp set with layers that gives you this beautiful outcome in no time! No nee to do anything more on a card with that, just add your sentiment and finish off with a ribbon!

For a touch of elegance I die cut a gold border using the Fine Frames Cover Die ( ALTN | SSS ).

mini stamp card

Here is a card where I used tiny little stamps to make it. We usually underestimate them but they can create lovely cards with really low cost! For the brunch I used the Season’s Greetings Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS ) ans you can also use the sentiment included. I wanted to showcase one more mini set so I used the Mini Christmas Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS ) from a previous release.

blooming branches card

For this card I used the Blooming Branches Stamp Set ( ALTN | SSS ). It’s a lovely flower stamp set with a very usnique design. You can stamp only the branches or add a second layer with the blooms.

playful bloom card

Altenew keeps coming up with wonderful flower stamps in every release. Here I used the Playful Blooms Stamp Set ( ALTN | SSS ). Instead of using the layering stamps with ink pads I worked with my Watercolor Brush Markers – Spring Garden Set( ALTN | SSS ).

potted plants card

Finally here is an earthy looking card using the Potted Plants Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS ). I kept the colors in shades of green and brown which makes the card perfect for men or women. The polka dot at the back is from the Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS ).


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Peaceful Wreath Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Peaceful Wreath Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Season’s Greetings Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Season’s Greetings Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Blooming Branches Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Blooming Branches Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Playful Blooms Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Playful Blooms Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Potted Plants Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Potted Plants Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Fine Frames Cover Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Mini Christmas Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Script Words Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Coffee Break Oval Set
[ ALTN ]
Green Fields Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Tropical Forest Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Cherry Blossom Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Tea Party Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Watercolor Brush Markers – Spring…
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Tonic ENGLISH MUSTARD Nuvo Crystal…
[ SSS ]
Tonic WHITE BLIZZARD Nuvo Glitter…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 126 3D WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
[ SSS ]


Leave me a comment below for a chance to win $30 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on my winners page on 17th of October 2018.

more prizes

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 10/17/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/20/2018.

next stop

I am the last stop on the hop. To start from the beginning please go to Altenew Card Blog

Happy hopping!


  1. Absolutely love the Playful Blooms card and the technique of using it as a border. Beautiful job as always!

  2. Stunning cards.. Number 4 is my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing. I always enjoy watching you create. ???

  3. Beautiful cards, LOVE them all but especially the Potted Plants! Thanks for your awesome tutorial and so many inspirations!

  4. I love all of them, but the playful blooms cards.is especially pretty with the panel.being Cricut at the side.

  5. You always get me thinking differently about stamps and layouts – thank you! These are all so sweet – I love the all!

  6. The single flower with the die cut, Nuvo drops and bow was my favorite card. I do love the strategy of die cutting, then stamping. Thanks for sharing your art with us. I also am so grateful to Altenew for making mini stamp sets and for you showing what a big impact they can make. Be blessed.

  7. These cards are all beautiful and show simple ideas that look so elegant. This is another great release from Altenew.

  8. Beautiful cards, great inspiration. The one card that
    says ‘you are my favorite’ is actually my favorite card.
    Love the pretty flower & the design.

  9. Stunning cards and you always make it look so easy! I love how you include some of your ‘after-thoughts’, like putting the bow on after the Nuvo drops instead of before. This makes me feel better that even an expert like you occasionally rethinks a process.

  10. I absolutely love your style. These cards are so beautiful and you make it look so easy. Can’t wait till tomorrow!

  11. Your cards are absolutely beautiful, unique and inspiring! You are so creative, but the ideas you give are simply awesome. Thank You!

  12. Wow Vicky, ten cards, if these first five are anything to go by you’ve had tons of fun & created amazingly beautiful cards. Current favourite is the simple blooms card, let’s see what the next five bring .

  13. Such a great set of cards!! The Playful Blooms card is my favorite. I like the colors you used and the way you cut the flower from the edge 🙂

  14. All of these are gorgeous and what a perfect way to end the blog hop. Great inspiration and thank you!

  15. All of your 5 cards are wonderful Vicky. I’m really liking the wreath as it is not overdone & too busy for my taste. I’ll look forward to seeing the other 5 tomorrow. Thanks.

  16. “You are my favourite” was my favourite card. I really liked the border cut effect. The potted plants was a close second. I especially liked the polka dot background on that.

  17. I love that you used those small stamps! All of your cards are fabulous Vicky! Thanks for the inspirations!

  18. I just love to see what you come up with out of all these new products. Its never disappointing! Love them all!!!

  19. I just discovered your youtube and I am simply thrilled. Thank you for sharing your creative talent. I can’t wait to start my new card making adventure! I am excited to find out about card making kits as well. Is there a way to use die cuts without having to purchase the machine? I am just starting out and some of the costs associated with creating lovely cards is a little overwhelming. Thank you for any information.

  20. These cards are absolutely gorgeous!!! My favorite is the card with the sentiment “You are my Favorite”. I love how you use the die. So clever. TFS!!

  21. Vicky you are amazing with all the glorious cards you design. I love what you have done with latest releases. Love the lot.

  22. WOW
    WONDERFUL cards and FABULOUS video – it was EXCITING to watch the new products in action and SO INSPIRING to LEARN as each design came to life!
    SO MANY new floral stamps and dies to tempt me and NOW I think I NEED the Fine Frames too => Thank You for sharing 🙂

  23. I really love the potted plants these are the only plants that i keep healthy 🙂 love how easy you make it look

  24. What great ideas and lovely cards~my favorite so far was with the tiny stamp set Seasons Greetings. Can’t wait to see the next five!

  25. I love all your cards and this release certainly is packed with wonderful stamps as usual! My favorite card among the first five was your “Playful Bloom” card. Water coloring is a little intimidating to me, but using the Altenew water color brushes directly on the stamp is something I think I could do! Your technique of using the negative space left from die cutting the flower was ingenious! You are such an inspiration, Vicky!

  26. Hi Vicky
    What an exciting release, & what a fabulous set of cards from you showcasing the same. All were beautiful, & also loved that you showcased the small stamps in the release, to show what great results one can achieve, at a great price. Really look forward to seeing tomorrow’s next 5 cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity, ideas & tips.

  27. What pretty cards! Thank you for your example of how to use mini stamps on a simple yet beautiful Christmas card. Great idea.

  28. Vicki, loved your release video of your first 5 card designs, waiting for the next 5. I especially appreciated the way you showed how to use the wreath stamp. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  29. As always…you crafted amazing cards to share on this blog hop. So happy I made it all the way down the list to the very sweet and creative showcased end! Thanks for sharing!

  30. I love the use of the small stamps. That card was particularly appealing to me. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  31. Five awesome cards, Vicky! Love every one. Thanks for the great detailed video, too. You always have such inspiring card examples for us.
    Love those nails, too!

  32. Years ago I purchased an expensive but beautiful layered snowflake embellishment. It was spectacular! The Altnew layered snowflake is even more beautiful and I can make it myself over and over again!

  33. I love the wavy panel edge on your gold Playful Blooms card. Such a unique detail. Thank you for taking part in the Altenew blog hop!

  34. These are all so pretty. I love the potted plants, they look so real! The wreath is gorgeous. The blooming branches is so delicate and elegant. So many beautiful new products.

  35. I’m a big fan of your videos and work. Your cards are always so creative and these are no exception. Thanks for always sharing work that inspires me.

  36. What an amazing new release by Altenew! So many great products to create with! Your cards are awesome! I especially love the first two ones that remind that Christmas is coming!!! ??????

  37. What a lovely and varied release with something for every occasion. Especially love those layered bloom dies, the swiss dots background and that gorgeous alphabet. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration! Can’t wait to see the other 5 cards!

  38. Hi Vicky, I’m so glad I made it all the way through the Altenew blog hop because they saved the best for last! What an incredible job you did on all these cards! I thoroughly enjoyed your video and all the tips and tricks you shared. Your cards are just wonderful! It’s hard to pick a favorite but I think your Merry Christmas card wins for me with its bold sentiment and bright colors, and because you make me look at those small sets in a new way. I am really looking forward to seeing the next five cards! I’m also subscribing to your blog because you’re a talented designer, a great teacher, and I loved listening to your video!

  39. Hi Vicky, Thank you so much for your wonderful video showcasing so many tips and techniques! All of your cards are beautiful. I’m going to watch the video again to make sure I didn’t miss anything! You showed some really cool ways to stretch the use of our stamps and dies! Looking forward to part 2 of your card video, too!

  40. Loved your video and especially the Peaceful Wreath card and Fine Frames new die!!! Want all of them but would be happy to start with those two complete set and dies!!! Exquisite dies like Peace have so many uses!!!

  41. I absolutely love your designs! I really like how you made the cutout on the white card stock for the Playful Blooms card!

  42. Fabulous cards! Thanks for the fantastic video showing how you created them. I never would have thought to use the new watercolor markers directly on the stamp but love the look you achieved. Thanks for all the tips and wonderful inspiration!

  43. Your cards are gorgeous and I truly appreciate all the time it took to create these wonderful inspirations. Thank for sharing your talent with us!

  44. I really like the graphic impact of the yellow Playful Blooms card. It’s the first time I have ever wanted a layering stamp set; usually I much prefer to color myself.

  45. These cards are wonderful! I love your use of color and all the little details that your use to put the finishing touches on the cards. Thank you for the inspiration!

  46. Once again your creative ideas inspire me to get some of the newly released Altenew sets. Love all your designs, especially your card made with the Potted Plants set!

  47. I loved ALL your cards!! What gorgeous cards you made!! I especially loved the card you made with the Blooming Branches stamp set! And I loved the way you offset the flower using the Playful Bloom die, by cutting it partially out of the card front. I would have never thought to do that! The colors you used on the Playful Bloom stamps were so bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing your ideas and talent!

  48. Beautiful card designs! I love your tutorials where you do multiple card designs. They always give me so many ideas. I love what you did with the blooming branches set and the potted plants set. So many creative ideas!

  49. Playful blooms and potted plants are my two favorites today. But as always you make such beautiful cards. The potted plants set will be on my wish list for sure!

  50. Really gorgeous cards Vicky and I love Part 1 of your video, you created so many beautifully designed cards with the new release. (I haven’t gotten to part 2 yet but I will)! Your Peaceful Wreath card is so gorgeous, I love the gold peace sentiment and the red ribbon is the perfect accent for the card. The Playful Blooms Stamp Set is one of my very favourite new stamps and your card is absolutely stunning. I am so happy you demonstrated your watercolour technique and I love how you added half of the negative from the die cut on your card front and placed the flower where it was cut from , it really looked fantastic! Thank you for all of your wonderful inspiration.

  51. Beautiful set of cards. I found the video really thorough. I really love the peaceful wreath set! Thanks for sharing.

  52. Absolutely love all the cards you make…. for this blog hop and in general. 🙂 It is always very difficult for me to pick a favorite when you make several at one time. But I do especially love this great new wreath stamp set from Altenew and the card you created using it. My second favorite is the card with the yellow background and the single flower silhouette-cut into the edge of the white card-stock.

  53. A plethora of beautiful cards! My favorite has to be the yellow one where you’ve trimmed the panel along the lines of that single beautiful bloom! Fabulous.

  54. Wonderful cards. Love the pots of
    greenery — the best way for me to
    get healthy plants. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  55. Thank you for the inspiration with all 10 cards! I watched both videos and I still can’t reduce my “need to have” list for this release, it’s all still on my list lol. ([email protected])

  56. Wow Vicky! Your cards are astounding! I love them all! I love that you keep them clean, simple and fresh! Thank you soooooo much for the inspiration!

  57. What gorgeous cards they’re simple and use only basic supplies no fancy techniques and yet they make a BIG impression!! This style of card making takes talent and you are definitely blessed with that. Great tutorial too and looking forward to seeing the next one. Wonderful inspiration as you reminded me to kiss (keep it simple, silly!)

  58. Great cards today….the Playful Blooms card was my favorite….but all of your work is awesome….thank you so much for sharing.

  59. I love your cards and videos and you are inspiring me to get going on my own Christmas cards! Thanks for all you share and the variety of all your beautiful cards!!!

  60. I love your cards and videos and you are inspiring me to get going on my own Christmas cards! Thank you so much for all you share and the huge variety in all your cards – they are all beautiful!!!

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