Welcome to a fun blog hop! Altenew has released new stencils and today we celebrate with a fun blog hop. Join us for lots of inspiration while seeing the products in action and for a chance to win one of the many prizes along the way!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

On all 4 cards today I am using the new stencils as well as ink blending techniques with Speckled Egg!

the alphabet stencil card

the feathery stencil card

the trellis stencil card

the cloud scene stencil card


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

The Alphabet Stencil
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Feathery Stencil
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Trellis Stencil
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Cloud Scene Stencil
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Ink Blending Tool – Large
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad May…
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Bitty Bloom 3D Die Set
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Balloon Bunch Stamp & Die Bundle
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Mega Label Love Stamp Set
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Build-A-Flower: Primrose
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Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Summer…
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Sea Shore
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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 – Non-Stick…
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PinkFresh Studio JEWELS MIX…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
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There are many ways to win prizes:

  • 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 or/and Altenew Mixed Media Blog by 7/23/2020 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 Winners Page on 07/26/2020.

blog hop order

Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou (you are here)

Amber Rain Davis

Amanda Baldwin

Therese Calvird

Kelly Janes

Laurie Willison


Norine Borys

Mindy Eggen

Ashlea Cornell

The Hedgehog Hollow

Altenew Mixed Media Blog

Elsie Robinson

Virgninia Lu

Terri Koszler

Lydia Evans

Audrey Yeager

Tania Ahmed

Amy Hill

Nikki Kehr



  1. Hi Vicky..these designs using the stencils are really great. I love the blending on the feathery stencil card. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Gorgeous cards Vicky! Love the new stencils, they certainly inspire me to feel serene, you did an amazing job showcasing this release, I am adding a few of your designs to my inspiration boards ☺️ Hope you don’t mind! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a superb weekend!

  3. These are so sweet! I love the color combos you used! That alphabet stencil is so versatile! Thank you for your inspiration!

  4. Your cards are beautiful as always. I love the alphabet stencil and what you did to highlight HI.

  5. Awesome video of these great products! Love it when you show your “boo boos” and how you fixed them.

  6. Really like the Let’s Have A Party card! Too bad there’s no way to make the strings three dimensional without interfering with the sentiment.

  7. The cloud stencil is odd looking at first glance but I love the realistic outcome, so it looks like it will be an addition to my collection.

  8. Such beautiful cards! Love the way you used these great new stencils. The cloud stencil is my favorite. It’s so unique. Thanks for the great inspiration and helpful video!

  9. Lovely cards highlighting the new stencils. I love the colors and layout of your alphabet card… clever! And the trellis stencil is definitely on my order list! Such a great background pattern for so many projects. TFS your inspiration!

  10. Absolutely love your cards today Vicky. The trellis stencil card is my favourite. Just love the colour combo. I need to buy the primrose stamp, somehow I missed that one. It’s so very pretty. Thank you once again for your amazing inspiration.

  11. I love your cards, I also love that you show your mistakes and that you can still use your panel. All of the cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  12. All beautiful! The feather stencil is absolutely stunning. I also love how you used the little primrose with the background stencil.

  13. Lovely cards! I ordered 3 of the stencils and look forward to using them on my own cards.

  14. ALTENEW has such wonderful products! I can’t wait to try these new stencils! Vicky, your cards are amazing as always! Thanks for all the inspiration! ???

  15. Such pretty cards. I really like the new stencils in the collection. I love the trellis and agree with you that the cloud stencil produces very natural looking clouds. Especially like the card you made with the trellis stencil–colors are wonderful.

  16. I really enjoy stencils & these would be perfect to add to my stash! I agree with you Vicky, about the clouds stencil being the most realistic I’ve seen. You’ve showcased these four beautifully!

  17. Gorgeous cards!! Love all of your color combos, but especially on the ‘amazing’ card. That’s a stunning card.

  18. Great cards! I really like the “HI” card and the floral one as well. And I see you’re using the new MISTI!! Thanks for spotlighting these stencils. I’m considering the mountain one … so unique. Been reading/hearing that covid is on the rise again in Greece(??). Hope you’re staying safe and healthy.

  19. Thank you for the tutorial. I have speckled egg too. I particularly paid attention to the colors you were using with them. Loved all the cards but really liked the hi card. I would have never thought to mask and use the letters to spell out hi. Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. I didn’t think I needed more Distress colors, but now I’m sold on speckled egg. Beautiful stencil backgrounds.

  21. Beautiful cards Vicky, I have speckled egg on order, I can’t wait to play with it — thanks for all the ideas!!

  22. GORGEOUS CARDS! I think my absolute favorite one would have to be the trellis stenciled one! I especially love the color combination that you chose for it! Very beautiful looking!

  23. Love all your cards. What color red inks did you use for the lovely red flowers on the trellis card?

  24. Great cards! I really like how you made backgrounds with the stencils, and used Altenew’s previous releases in your card as well!

  25. Very nice cards. I like the lattice stencil background and the cute balloon card. Think I want lattice stencil and the little balloon stamp. Great set so many ideas.

  26. I am loving the feathery stencil! Of course, I am partial to anything leaf or feather related!

  27. Vicky, all your cards are lovely. I would have never thought to block off the HI like that. And, I like how you even highlighted more with the flower.

  28. I’m not usually a fan of feathers, but love how you used the feather stencil. Your color combinations are great, too.

  29. Love all your cards! They are very pretty! The stencils look nice. I need those little balloons! So cute! Thanks for sharing! My birthday is in a few days so it would be perfect for it!

  30. Awesome cards! I love TH inks, so love this new speckled egg ink.
    I think the feathery stencil is my new fav.

  31. The trellis immediately caught my eye as super useful. But the cloud stencil , that I thought was a hole,is really useful as well. Great cards.

  32. Fabulous cards using these newest Altenew products, Vicky! I especially love your stenciling and inking. The Amazing card is my very fave! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  33. Your cards are fantastic. My favorite stenciled background is the one with those feathery leaves. Thank you for sharing the video.

  34. Beautiful cards! My favorites are the trellis design background with the flowers, and also the pretty balloons with the clouds! Fabulous stamps and stencils!

  35. Wow, really beautiful cards, love your ink blending tips with Altenew brush and how to cover an inky mistake. Thanks for another awesome video tutorial.

  36. Beautiful, as ALWAYS! Your cards always inspire me and give me a great boost! Thanks for some awesome inspiration!

  37. I appreciate the impact you get with such simple elements, like the “HI” with the alphabet stencil.

  38. Hi Vicky, I’m so in love with your blue ‘For You’ Feathery Stencil card. I watched your video on YouTube and that’s when I first fell in love with it…? I love it so much I’d even do a bigger one and make it a print on the wall. It’s that gorgeous. Perfect colours for me. Perfect stencil ???⭐️ Well done ?

  39. Love your art, you are so inspiring! You make this look so easy, can’t wait to try these techniques out.

  40. I love your cards, and your video! It is so nice to see that you make “boo-boos” too, and you shared how to cover them up rather than toss the card and start over. I think I would have used several trees by now with no finished cards if I didn’t work around the errors! 🙂 But I am finally learning that it’s no big deal to make mistakes; it may actually turn out to be a masterpiece – WITHOUT covering up the mistake! Thank you so much, Vicky, for sharing your talents and tips!

  41. Hi Vicky 🙂 Your cards are lovely!!! Great color palettes and compositions! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  42. Vicky,
    Thanks very much for the excellent ideas. I ordered the trellis stencil earlier today and now think I should have ordered the stencil bundle (serenity). I will contact Altenew and see if I can cancel the trellis only and instead get the bundle. I loved all four of these cards. You’re so gifted at what you do!!

  43. Very pretty cards. Loved how you showed different ways to use the stencils. Its good to see if a mistake is made and how you remedy that.

  44. Love this set, would love to win the Beauty Within Stamp and Die set. I could watch these video’s all day long!

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