nature snippets

Welcome to a fun blog hop! The December Altenew release is here and we celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways.

The release is once again packed with lovely stamp sets and dies. Plus this month they have also release 5 pads of 6×6 papers in a variety of colors.

For today’s blog hop I used my most favorite stamp set from this release. It’s the Nature Snippets Stamp Set ( ALTN | SSS ) stamp set. A must have for me since it’s so unique and perfect for clean and elegant cards. I love this stamp set so much that I couldn’t say with sharing just one card… I had to create 3 just to share some extra ideas on how you can use it!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

Here are some close up photos on all the 3 cards that I made for today.

the flower card

In this card I kept everything in blue and brown with touches of gold. A really clean and elegant looking card that works as a masculine card too. Just change the sentiments and you have a card for any occasion.

the bird card

How sweet and romantic looking is this card? It’s a thank you card but it would also make  lovely birthday card. I kept everything in pink with touches of gold on the bird, the branches and the sentiment. The lovely lace border was cut out using the Creative Edges: Lace Die( ALTN | SSS ).

the butterfly card

My last card is a window one. I created a panel with three cut out circles and you can see the lovely nature snippets through them.


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Nature Snippets Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Wispy Begonia Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Deep Blue Seas Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Red Cosmos Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Coffee Break Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Creative Edges: Lace Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
[ ALTN | SSS ]
My Sweet Petunia MISTI – Mini
[ ALTN | SSS ]


There are many ways to win a prize in this blog hop:

  • Leave me a comment below for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on my winners page by 12/18/2018
  • To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please visit Altenew Card Blog for more details
  • There are giveaways on every stop of the blog hop so make sure to leave comments along the way!

next stop

The next stop on the blog hop is Rubeena Ianigro


  1. Your cards have a very delicate and slightly Asian look to them. Reminds me of the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC.

  2. I always loved your work. And you have been a great inspiration for me in starting YouTube. For these 3 cards, they are simple,elegant and amazing. I loved them. <3

  3. These cards are beautiful Vicky. They are so delicate and lovely. I also love watching you create your cards using all the different techniques.

  4. The cards are beutifully as always.
    For the next cards l would like you to try the black and white cardstock. I think it can be a challange for anyone to not use so many colurs. Just stick with black and white. But l think you excell as always.

  5. I love the colors you used … am fond of blue and brown together. That “Thanks” card is so elegant and I can see that this stamp set would make beautiful sympathy cards. My favorite, though, is that lace edge die!! Thank you, Vicky. (I agree with Laurie that there’s something about your cards that remind me of the cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. as well.)

  6. Hi, THANK you for showing us to to make such beautiful items, you make it look so easy. The stamp sets are gorgeous,and would make a great addition to anyone’s collection.

  7. These cards are so pretty. What a unique stamp set. I can’t wait to see what you do with the rest of the release. The paper packs look beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. The cards really are gorgeous. ???

  8. Hi Vicky, I love these cards, and a lot of your cards, simply because they are so simple yet beautiful. I tend to making my cards so complicated, but you prove time and again, they don’t always need so much effort. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  9. I absolutely love your cards, art journals and more. I look forward to all of your videos. Your cards today are gorgeous! Love Altenew!

  10. Vicki you inspire me! Beautiful ideas using a beautiful stamp set! Think I’ll order it for myself for a Christmas gift to me!

  11. Lovely cards. The snippet set so far is my favorite and I love our presentation and colors of the set.

  12. Such beautiful cards!! I love the embossing powder you used. It adds some extra elegance. I can see these stamps are going to be a big hit!!

  13. Your cards are exquisite! The border would be a great die to have to make the sweetest cards and the pattern paper you shared looks beautiful! Thank you, Vicky.

  14. Light blue and brown is one of my favorite color combinations and I love how it was used in the first cards. Simple stunning! Thank you!

  15. So beautiful. I’d love it if you could do a video incorporating the galaxy looking paper pad that’s just released. Whatever stamp set you choose I know it’s going to be a beautiful card.

  16. These are all so lovely! This is a really nice set. And I am always happy to see a birdie. Love the touches of gold.

  17. These are just lovely cards, as always, Vicky! Your creative ideas are so inspiring! I agree with you, this new stamp set is so different from anything I have. Can’t wait to try it out! ❄️?✨

  18. I loved the third card: Thinking of You. It took some planning but well worth the time invested because of the final lovely outcome. Thank you for sharing this technique!

  19. Your cards are simple, elegant, and absolutely stunning!! Thank you for sharing your creative process in the video. I enjoyed it very much 🙂

  20. Your cards are simply lovely, and I am so glad you made a video for how this set work. I wouldn’t have imagined just how lovely the images could be if I hadn’t seen you use them. Because they are layering stamps, they don’t look like much until you put them all together. And when you, you get something really special. 🙂

  21. Vicky more gorgeous cards off you. Love how soft, delicate you have made these cards look. My favourite, I know shouldn’t have favourites, must be the card with the three circle window cut outs.

  22. Your cards are simply gorgeous–that lace edge is stunning! Your video’s are always amazing Vicky, thanks so much for sharing your talent!

  23. These stamps are really beautiful and you did a lovely job showcasing them on your cards! I love the colors and the inlay technique on the last card!

  24. These are simple and elegant. I love what you created with this stamp set, though I wasn’t too sure about it when I first saw it. 🙂

  25. I wouldn’t have picked that stamp set, until I saw you use it, of course now I want it, good job Vicky! The cards are beautiful.

  26. how creative you’ve been with these nature stamps – thanks for all the inspiration for using them and love the soft colors you’ve used!

  27. Vicky, the moment I saw your cards, the Natures Snippets stamp set went on my must have list. I love the different colors and embossing you combined to get such elegant, pretty cards!

  28. I haven’t seen gold embossing for a while. Thank you so much for the beautiful inspiration. Fingers crossed….

  29. I love how you used one stamp set and created 3 different, unique and beautiful cards. I especially love the elegant pink bird card!

  30. Thanks for sharing these various ways to use this stamp set. Each is so lovely yet so differently designed from each other. I like that!

  31. Three great cards. They are all beautiful but I’m slightly partial to the pink card. Which is not usually my thing yet I am just drawn to this card. Loved all of the techniques that you used. Lots of ideas now. Wispy begonia is my favorite from this release. Thanks so much for sharing your art.?

  32. Beautiful cards Vicky! I especially love the first one, such a unique set, and I love how you used it. I’d love to see you using the paper pads, they are gorgeous! TFS

  33. Hello Vicky! Beautiful, just absolutely wonderful cards – and such a versatile stamp! Altenew is outdoing itself – I’m impressed. Thank you, Denise

  34. Hi Vicki,
    I love the way you used the one stamp set to create three very different cards. Thanks for the video too, it’s really helpful to see the creative process.

  35. Gorgeous cards. The Nature Snippets stamp set seems to be the favorite of many designers. I guess that because you can use bits and pieces as you see fit. Thanks for the inspiration.

  36. Beautiful cards! I love all of them and appreciate how you show 3 totally different styles. I will have to get this set now! Thanks for the inspiration ?. Cheers, Dotty

  37. A lovely set of cards. You always make such beautiful things and explain everything so well that I know I can do them too. Thank you so much for sharing

  38. I guess no one’s an exception here now that everyone’s favorite is Nature Snippet stamp set and the inspiration is amazing. Love your CAS style.

  39. Ohhh Vicky, your cards are so pretty. I do believe that I am in love with the Nature Snippet stamp set. Thank too for the great video.

  40. Great cards. I love all three of them. I think my favorite would be the card with the bird. love the soft pink and the touches of gold. It is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing these and thanks, too, for the video. I so appreciate when artists share their talents with us so that we can learn their techniques.

  41. Nature’s Snippets is definitely my favorite set. Look forward to seeing how you use their new patterned paper. Love the idea of a heavier patterned stock.

  42. Hi Vicki, I love your videos besides the cards the art journal pages. You do inspire me. If I looked at those altenew stamps, I never would have seen the great potential they have. Thanks for showing us! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!lee

  43. Gorgeous cards Vicky, this stamp set asked for soft colours isn’t it. Love also the touch of gold you used and the window topper on the last card. Thank you so much for sharing and showing how to stamp this set. Have a nice weekend.

  44. Hi Vicky. Greetings from India! Have to say, I have to be your biggest admirer. I love your use of Distress Ink and stamps. I show your videos to my friends and my students at school. Keep inspiring us with your artwork!

  45. I love this release. There are so many different ways these stamps can be used.Thank you Vicky for showing your inspirational video. Beautiful.

  46. My favorite stamp from this release is Nature Snippets and I am happy to see so many inspirations using the same. Each one of your card is lovely.

  47. I love the cards I really couldn’t tell what the end result would be from just seeing the stamps but the are beautiful.

  48. Wow Vicky! Three gorgeous cards! I love all the different techniques you used for each card! It just shows how many ways you can use one stamp set! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  49. I wasn’t all that fond of this snippets set, but then I saw your cards. I love the pink card. It is both elegant and romantic. That lace die really adds to the appeal. Your window card is pretty also. I can definitely see using the Brown and blue coloring for a more masculine look. Wonderful job with this set!

  50. Three beautiful cards! I can’t pick a favorite because I love them all. I started out this blog hop not really caring for the nature’s snippet set but it is now going on my wish list. Thanks for sharing your amazing art!

  51. hello, I love all the cards you make. Where are you still getting all that inspiration? they are refreshing again. I would start doing that. Greetings Helga

  52. You’ve created three beautiful cards with one of my favorites from this release – the Nature Snippets set. They’re all gorgeous.

  53. All 3 cards are beautiful, my favorite is the Butterfly card. This stamp set will be so versatile just as you’ve shown with your cards, I love it. Thanks for sharing and the always awesome inspiration. ([email protected])

  54. You were right..on its own the stamp set doesn’t look like much. But your beautiful cards show how I could make elegant and versatile cards with this set . I always love your cards, Vicki. Thank you for the inspiration.

  55. Beautiful cards, I have never seen a stamp set like this one and its great to see how to get the most out of one supply x

  56. Vicky, thank you so much for sharing your three beautiful creations. The cards are so clean and delicate. I am new to card making and love seeing inspiration like the cards you make!

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