Happy new year crafty friends! I hope you will all have a healthy 2020, full of love, happiness and creativity! I like to take a break from blogging and social media when kids are out of school so we can spend time together. Hope you all had a lovely holiday season too !

Join us today on a fun blog hop! The new Build-A Flower set has been released and Altenew has put together an inspirational blog hop with lots of giveaways.

Build-A-Flower subscription

You can get a monthly subscription plan for the Build-A-Flower collection. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 →$29.99). You can get the set without being a subscriber but without the discount.

This month the set is called Triumph Tulip, a layering stamp set and matching dies that create gorgeous tulips.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

Here are some close-up photos on the card that I made using various inks this month’s Build A Flower set. Make sure to check the video above for step by step instructions.


Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Build-A-Flower: Triumph Tulip — Altenew
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Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan
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Pocketful of Sunshine Oval Set
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Warm & Cozy Oval Set
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Cherry Blossom Oval Set
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Green Valley Oval Set
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Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die
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Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
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Therm O Web – iCraft – Purple Tape -…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz -…
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Studio Katia TRIANGLE TRAY sk2119
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
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Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die…
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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. They will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 01/14/2020.

blog hop order

Altenew Card Blog
Mindy Eggen
Virginia Lu
Lilith Eeckels
Jenny Colacicco
Norine Borys
Vicky Papaioannou
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Keeway Tsao
Jaycee Gaspar
Therese Calvird
Caly Person
Laurie Willison
Maryam Perez
Ashlea Cornell
Nathalie DeSousa
Kelly Griglione
Svitlana Shayevich



  1. This card is really beautiful and you always inspire! The tulips are gorgeous and this card could be used for many occasions!

  2. Beautiful card. Love the idea of the window with these gorgeous tulips coming out of it and the dotted swiss cover plate added the perfect amount of texture. These tulips are beautiful. I think this may be one of my favorite Altenew stamp sets … at least until the next one is released. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and for the helpful video!

  3. Oh my goodness I love watching you create cards Vicky and your creation with the Triumph Tulips layering stamp set is absolutely beautiful.

  4. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and I’m wishing you and your’s a very Happy New Year as well. Also hope you had a good break (from videos) and enjoyed the time spent with your family. Tulips are absolutely one of my favorite flowers and I love what you did with these. As always, I appreciate the video. If you’re heading to Phoenix, AZ for Creativation this year I hope you have a safe and easy trip and that the event is one that is inspirational and a whole lot of fun for you! Wish I could drive up there (takes a little over 1 hour) to meet you and others to say Thank you in person, but since that’s not possible please know that you are definitely much appreciated. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

  5. You really did an awesome job on your card! I love how you created the circle opening and layered the tulips inside!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

  6. This card is so lovely. The colors are bright and the water droplets add so much. So inspirational!

  7. I adore flowers & Altenew makes so many gorgeous floral stamps, I’m totally addicted to them! Your card is stunningly beautiful (like all your cards), so grateful you shared it!!! Hugs!!!

  8. Terrific card — lots of thinking behind it, which I love. And thank you again for your videos — they are always the most helpful

  9. What a pretty card! I love the tulips popping out of the circle window, love the colors you chose, too!

  10. Hi Vicky – beautiful card as always.
    My husband and I were lucky to travel to the Netherlands last spring to see all the beautiful tulips. Looking at this card brought back many wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Love the idea of the window with these gorgeous tulips coming out of it and the Dotted Swiss cover plate add the perfect amount of texture!

    Thanks for the video and tips. Thank you for sharing and creating!

  12. Thank you Vicky and a very happy, healthy and creative 2020 to you and your family too. Your card is so elegant and beautiful – LOVE Altenew’s build-a-flower sets as they are so lovely and very realistic – just wish I could afford to have them all. I also love that Altenew grade their colours into sets to make combining of colours so much easier. I need to go to their store to see if they make the sets in mini cubes as well as the larger pads. Also, can you please tell us the lbrand and size of the little dew drop gems you use please. I’m not keen on the larger ones but the small ones look gorgeous on flowers and look just like dew drops. Thanks for sharing Vicky.

  13. Vicky, amazing card and color palette. You are sooo amazingly talented and creative. Love your tutorials as always learn something and always inspired.

  14. Your tulip bouquet card is just so lovely and reminds me of the Spring which, at this moment, seems very far away from all the snow and ice we’re having! Thanks for sharing!

  15. I love how you made the flowers pop through the circle window. Tulips are one of my very favorite – love this set! Nice work!

  16. I absolutely love your use of the new tulip release. Your bouquet is beautiful, and the fact that you have the flowers coming out of the center is awesome!! Soooo beautiful!

  17. Beautiful card and great colors! I love how you made the flowers pop out of the circle. It really adds a fun touch!

  18. LOVE this gorgeous tulip bouquet explodin from the card center, such pretty spring color combo too. Love the Dotted Swirls background too.

  19. Another amazing card/work of art! Love the colors and how you made them pop by coming out of the circle. Reminds me of a bouquet of flowers wrapped in tissue paper!

  20. Vicky, your card is just adorable! Thanks also for the video and listing your supplies, I love the touch of the window, and the dew drops!

  21. My daughter, Annie, absolutely loves tulips. I can see making tons of cards with this great set from Altenew Stamps! I can’t wait

  22. I always get inspiration from the cards that you make. I just love the way you design the layout and placement of your pieces.

  23. Enjoyed the video and your tip on darkening the 4th ink to serve as the fifth layer. I like the circle and the flower pop outs. Thanks and happy new year to you too.

  24. Vicky, I really like the contrast of the dotted swirls surrounding the pretty tulips that you put on your card. Such a wonderful variation and the use of the gray really makes the tulip colors pop! Like they are ready to burst on out of the bud!

  25. I’m not a lover of flower stamps (unlike you), but you certainly have a way of making a person want a certain stamp set! Your tulip card is beautiful (I do like tulips).

  26. Oh my goodness!!!! These flowers have me longing for spring!!!! We cannot grow bulb flowers in Arizona but in my youth I had a yard full of tulips! So marvelous. ??

  27. I’ve just gone through the whole list of bloggers – thanks so much. This was an eye-opener – so many nice interpretations of what you can do with a stamp set. I wish I could join the monthly subscription, but it wouldn’t be a fit for me. I’m a procrastinator and the months go by very quickly.

    Hope I remember to check out the winners on the 14th! 🙂

  28. Love this gorgeous card you made Vicki! I can’t wait until I get this set in the mail. It’s so pretty.

  29. I watched your video the other day when I subscribed. I learned so many tips. I’m a fairly new stamper and this is wonderful checking out all these blogs. Exactly what I need to learn more. Thank you.

  30. Altenew has such amazing stamp sets! This is a beautifully simple card. Its quite elegant. Thanks for sharing!

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