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

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

For my projects today I went with 2 die cut panels that are so pretty, they are the Dog Rose panel A and the Dog Rose panel B. You can get them separately or as a bundle and can also be used together or alone. Below I have 3 card examples on how you can use these panels and how they would look in any combination.

card 1 – using both panels

For this card I combined both panels and used a “gradient layering die cuts” technique.

card 2 – using panel A

For this card I used only panel A and the “inlay die cut” technique

card 3 – using panel B

Finally, I went for a shaker card using just panel B


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Make a Statement Release – Altenew
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Dog Rose Panel A & B Die Bundle
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Dog Rose Panel A Die
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Dog Rose Panel B Die
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Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set
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Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die
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Make a Statement Sequins Bundle
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Sequins – Satin White
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Sequins – Antique Gold
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Sequins – Satin Gold
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Green Meadows
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Cherry Blossom
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Antique Gold Pigment Ink
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Metal Shim
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Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
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Foam Mounting Tape – 36 Yards | ARTEZA
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz -…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Non-Stick…
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There are many ways to win 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 Mixed Media Blog by 4/23/2020 for a chance to win.
  • They will also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 blogs on 4/26/2020.

blog hop order

Altenew Card Blog
Amber Rain Davis
Terri Koszler
Jaycee Gaspar
Kelly Griglione
Jennifer McGuire
Virginia Lu
Alex Syberia
Nathalie DeSousa
Mindy Eggen
Nicole Watt
Laurie Willison
TaeEun Yoo
Altenew Mixed Media Blog
Emily Midgett
Norine Borys
Laura Volpes
Nicole Picadura
Tania Ahmed
The Hedgehog Hollow
Ashlea Cornell
Vicky Papaioannou
Maryam Perez
Sveta Fotinia
Reiko Tsuchida
Erum Tasneem
Ivana Camdzic
Kymona Tracey
Christine Pennington
Therese Calvird
Neha Aggarwal
Lydia Evans



  1. Simply gorgeous! I just absolutely love the pink/gold inlay card. Love the inlay look and it’s so much fun to do. The pink with the gold makes such an elegant card!! Thank you, Vicky

  2. Vicki’s inspirations are my favourites. I love watching her videos.
    Some more goodies from Altenew! Love them.

  3. These are all gorgeous cards! I love how you use a product in different ways to get different looks. So inspired by your work!

  4. I love the gold ones! The last one is so beautiful and looks like you spent much more time on it than you really did.

  5. Wow! I’m not sure that I can pick a favorite- they are all absolutely beautiful! I love the texture on your first one, the pale pink and glitter on your second one and the gold shaker is so elegant!

  6. These cards are all gorgeous. I cannot pick a favorite from these although I do like the golden one.

  7. Hi Vicky, this is the first time I’ve ever been to a blog, I’m very much enjoying this experience. I had no idea you had so much more wonderful projects ,products and such amazing work to look at. I will be returning soon I also enjoy watching you on Youtube and are just amazed by your beautiful craft. Jeliena from Tasmania

  8. Well these are truly stunning!! And of course I wanted those dies more than anything and of course they are already sold out!!

  9. I am absolutely in love with these dies! So gorgeous. Love the size of them. That last one is my favorite, love the mix of gold and the crystals inside!

  10. Gorgeous loved all of your cards today, I like the inlayed one because you only used some of the pieces and used the glitter. I have another die from Altenew that I am going to try this on.

  11. What an amazing set of cards! I am so inspired, I love the foiled layers. Very elegant! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  12. These cards are so beautiful. I like die cut cards and these are so elegant. I couldn’t pick a favourite, they are all great.

  13. Hi Vicky ?
    I love your fabulous cards ? The card with white glitter is my favourite ❤ Thanks for sharing your creativity Hugs xx

  14. Hi Vicky! Simple yet very elegant cards – really love them all – the gold “just for you” is fabulous! Thank you, Denise

  15. These are so pretty! I love the Gold one, I even like it so the shaker element. Altenew has such beautiful floral products.

  16. Hi Vicky
    Beautiful florals as always!, My favorite was card 2 with inlayed die cutting….really elegant, especially with the added glitter. Always inspiring to watch your card tutorials.Have a lovely Easter tomorrow with your family.

  17. Always beautiful cards. Love them all, but if I’m pushed to choose it would be the Best Wishes card. Love the colours ❤️

  18. Good morning from Fort Myers, Florida! I absolutely love the new flower stamp. I also really enjoy going through the blog hop presentations. All are soooo different and it really gives us a ‘big picture’ view of what we can do with each of the new items! Thanks so much for sharing!

  19. Your cards are stunning! I love how different your designs are using the same die. The 2nd card with the in-layed die cutting is my favorite!

  20. Lovely examples of using the layered dies Vicky! I really like the inlaid one with the bit of glitter & the shaker card is truly elegant. Thank you for the video too.

  21. These are all stunning. I cannot pick just one favorite. I ordered this die bundle as soon as I saw it, but alas, it was already out of stock. I think it will be worth waiting for and when I get it, I will watch this video again! Thanks and stay well!

  22. As always, your cards are gorgeous. I love the Dog Rose dies! (And I really need some of the gradient card stock.)

  23. So, so lovely! Enjoyed your video. I loved the gold shaker card best- so elegant and special for a wedding or other very special occasion.

  24. Vicki.. your cards are so gorgeous.. cant just pick one.. and the inspoirations are so alluring.. that i think the wait for the bundle die will be worth waiting for.. beautiful cards.. XOXO

  25. Hello Vicky,
    the cards are beautiful as always. I love all of them. You are so inspiring to make something beautiful yourself.

  26. All three cards are great, but since you asked us to pick, I have to say I like the inlaid die cut card the best. I like to do the inlaid ones as well but struggle with the little pieces. Your idea of the glitter for the tiny pieces is the perfect solution. Thanks for the tip and the great video!! The Dog Rose Dies are really versatile and showing us 3 ways to use them helps.

  27. These cards are stunning! I love how you used the dies by themselves and together. I also thought it really neat that you used glitter to fill in some of the spaces. When I have tiny inlays to do I go crazy! This is such a great idea. Going to be using this on my next inlay card!

  28. Vicky for cards like your first card, try using sheet of sticky micro dots – so much easier than glue and no mess, Enjoyed the cards and video. I had really overlooked this product but you made it a must have; so, on my list to purchase it goes. Thanks for the tips and inspiration and the coupon – a bonanza!

  29. WOW. The gold is just incredible in this panel die. I didn’t think to use anything so bling for a main part of the image and I LOVE it! It’s modern and natural at the same time. thanks for opening my mind to a new idea.

  30. Wow! These cards are amazing. It’s hard to pick a favorite but I think I will go with the pink and gold inlay card. These dies are already on my wishlist because they were out of stock when I went to order them but you have given me even more ideas as to how to use these truly versatile dies. Thanks for the inspiration!

  31. OMG!. I loved seeing this Dog Rose Die Set!. I love how you showed how you could make three different cards using the Set. So versatile and beautiful. Happy Anniversary!. Stay safe.

  32. Beautiful cards! I love the second card on the sticky paper and then the glitter. I looks awesome and less fussing with the tiny die cuts. Thank you for sharing.

  33. Wow! Your cards are so unique! I love the beautiful ways you used gold as an outline. And great idea creating a gradient card!

  34. Full card fronts are so stunning. Now add gold and glamorous and WOW. Thanks for the inspiration and please be healthy !

  35. Hi and I’ve been a fan as well as follower of yours for years now. Beautiful work as always and you never disappoint me.
    Stay Safe,
    Sue Ann

  36. Eww La La Vicky 🙂 These cards are absolutely gorgeous and look sooooooo totally different from one another! These are most definitely winners! They’re so elegant and sophisticated! Love’m! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

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