Welcome to a fun blog hop! Altenew has just released new stand-alone dies and we celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways.

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You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

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Check out the video for a tutorial on different ways to use outline dies, those dies that are delicate and look like a lace made out of lines! There are so many ways to use them and here are just a few of them to get you started!outline dies with patterned paper

1. outline dies with patterned paper

2. outline dies with windows

3. outline dies with inlay pieces

4. outline dies with watercolor


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Fine Flora Stand-Alone Die Release…
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Spring Roses Die Set
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Leafy Border Die
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Waterbrush Hello Die
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Hanging Garden Die Set
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Apothecary Labels Nesting Die Set
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Fancy Greetings Stamp Set
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Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set
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Pinkfresh Studio JEWELS MIX…
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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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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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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 by 6/22/2020 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 blogs on 6/25/2020.

blog hop order

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Nicole Watt

Nathalie DeSousa

Lydia Evans

Jaycee Gaspar

Laurie Willison

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Lilith Eeckels

Svitlana Shayevich

Tania Ahmed

Therese Calvird

Virgninia Lu

Maryam Perez

Reiko Tsuchida

Ashlea Cornell

Kymona Tracey

Amber Rain Davis



  1. The cards turned out gorgeous. I really like the first and last card the best but they all are good.

  2. Your cards are awesome. I haven’t tried the partial die cutting yet but this is gorgeous.

  3. I always love seeing what you create. These cards are beautiful and I love the various techniques you highlighted,

  4. Your plants look wonderful. I especially like the one that has the big flower, with the foreground cut out. Nice

  5. beautiful cards, lots of great ideas for different ways to use your die cuts. I will watch the video later
    thanks for sharing your skills, talent and creativity with us

  6. I’ve been working with a recently purchased outline die and after some beginner’s frustration am really enjoying it!! Thank you for some fresh and new ideas on how to use it. These dies by Altenew are very pretty and I really like what you’ve done. Thank you, Vicky.

  7. My favorite is the outline die with water coloring ! I am not a fan of water coloring but this looks fabulous !

  8. Thank you for the beautiful card ideas! And especially a big thank you for taking the time to share such a great video!

  9. All so beautiful! I especially love with green and gold. Thank you for sharing your creativity. I have lots of new ideas and hope I can use some of these dies!

  10. So many great cards! Thanks for showcasing all these wonderful techniques!
    I love the leavy border die, it appears so easily elegant.

  11. Gorgeous cards as usual. I really love the first card – those roses are a beautiful die. And the last card is my fave – your ink colors are perfection!

  12. These cards are beautiful Vicky–love your cards and your videos! Thanks for sharing these great new dies from Altenew.

  13. Wonderful array of cards showing a variety of ways to use the Stand Alone dies Vicky! I love the patterned paper with the top of the die cut away, then mounted on the card base. Your third card with the light woodgrain look behind the die would make a great card for a guy. Thanks for the video also.

  14. Great techniques showing how to use these as outlines. Yet able to created 4 different looks with these dies.

  15. Your cards are so beautiful that as soon as I stopped watching the video I went to Altenew and ordered my dies. Thanks Vicky what a creative person you are!

  16. Are you kidding these are beautiful so how can you pick just one favourite? I do like the second one and the water coulored one the most. You are so talented, I wish you lived closer! ? Hugs ? from North Carolina, USA.

  17. All lovely cards. I would be thrilled to receive any one of them. You showed a variety of techniques to use these new dies creatively. Thank you.

  18. Gorgeous cards, as usual! I love your Leafy Border die card and how you added the red glitter for the berries!

  19. Your cards are all stunning and I learned quite a few new techniques with your video! Excellent job, as always.

  20. These are wonderful, Vicky. I especially like the first one with the paper piecing. You always have such great ideas!

  21. All of these are beautiful, but the last one is my favorite. I messed up a background today but your last card has given me an idea for how to fix it! I do appreciate all the inspiration I find here on your blog. Thanks so much!

  22. Hi Vicky! Your cards are so awesome – I am glad to follow you all these years – your skills are so wonderful! And, Altenew’s Release is such a winner. Thank you Vicky & Altenew!!

  23. Gorgeous creations, Vicky! My favorite is the water colored beauty! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  24. Beautiful cards, especially love the outline dies with inlay pieces. Thanks for sharing several techniques for these gorgeous new dies.

  25. Your cards are lovely, and I love your watercolor with the Hanging Die! Thank you for sharing!

  26. I think my favorite is the soft pastel “just because” card. So pretty! Love these dies!

  27. Love all the dies in the new release, thanks for sharing great ideas for different ways to use these dies to create beautiful cards

  28. What beautiful creative, inspiring projects…color palette and project design are awesome!

  29. Just one word: wow!!! The way you use die cuts is very original. I love all the cards: it’s impossible to decide which one is the best.

  30. Again…. yet again….gorgeousness! Love them all….such good ideas! But you’re always full of great ideas! Thank you! ??‍♀️

  31. Your cards are absolutely stunning! I love all the new dies especially the Leafy Border die and the Hello. Thanks for the wonderful, inspirational videos.

  32. Your cards are gorgeous as always but I love the watercolor card. Your technique seems easy and smart. Thanks for the tips.

  33. Great cards. I have become a big fan of paper piecing and your video has sure given me ideas on how to make the process easier. Thank you!

  34. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! This is such a fantastic release — love these stand-alone dies!

  35. Hey Vicky – I get your newsletter and often watch your videos via those links without stopping here. Sorry about that! Love you videos and inspiring cards, these with new Altenew are no exception! Especially love the inlaid one with the watercolor wash!!

  36. Vicky,
    I am a big fan of being able to use inlaid dies. There are always so many color possibilities and it reminds me of putting a puzzle together, which is always fun! Of your examples, I love the card you did with the water colors most of all. It is so beautiful! This release by Altenew is fabulous!

  37. I loved the cards that you made with these new Altenew dies. I can’t pick a favorite. I love all four designs.

  38. Vicky, this is one of my favorite videos ever because each beautiful card is stunning but pretty quick to make. Your video was very helpful. And the Altenew dies are a wonderful size and very lovely.

  39. Absolutely lovely designs! I agree with you about the stamp set; the fonts and sentiments are gorgeous and add so much to the cards. I also really like these new dies. I think the green “hello” card and the watercolor “just because ” one are my favorite!

  40. Beautiful cards all! Been following you for a long time, you first hooked me with your wonderful artist journal pages….

  41. You had a very good idea to highlight all the ways these dies can be used, very versatile! I really like the look of the leafy border die, just a nice accent to a card.

  42. These are gorgeous! I esp love the one with the watercolored background. Such a pretty and soft look.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  43. Beautiful set of cards. I love the flow of the pink and white card, and love that gorgeous pairing of the green and gold with the leafy border die.

  44. As always your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing you ideas with us. I especially liked the inlay technique as I have not used that. But my favourite has to be the white over watercolour wash. So simple, but so elegant.

  45. Love the outline die with patterned paper cut half way across the page. So different! Thanks for sharing.

  46. While I love the inlaid look, my favorite is the watercolor background. I liked how you added a bit more depth to the leaves to really get them to stand out more

  47. These are so pretty? Love the spring rose die, especially the foreground you created love it! Love how delicate these cards are!

  48. They are all beautiful! I like the first one used on patterned paper, and the watercolor background on the last one.

  49. My favorite out of your cards this time is the one that uses the partial diecutting on the patterned paper. I love cards like that where you may have the white diecut that is completely cut out, but the paper behind it is only partially cut to match the die. It is a really neat technique and I always like cards that are made that way.
    The watercolor card looks really nice also. I am never good at doing that kind of loose style of watercolor myself.

  50. Beautiful cards! I love the first 2 with the patterned paper and the partial die cut. I’m going to try the partial die cutting.

  51. I love your cards! Partial die cutting is a favorite technique of mine, though I definitely need more practice. I love what you did with the glitter, too! I’ve got SO MUCH glitter from quite a while ago, so now I know what I can do with a lot of it! And I really liked your kind-of specific water color wash – that is another technique I will definitely be doing. I have a few birthday cards I’ll need to be doing, and your samples are perfect timing. Thank you for sharing, and stay safe!

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