Welcome to a fun blog hop! The October stand alone dies release by Altenew is out and we celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways. Join us to see all the new products in action and get inspired! Scroll all the way down for the complete blog hop list!


video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

I am sharing two cards using many of the new products. Check the video above for a step by step tutorial on both the cards as well as a quick walkthrough on all the new dies.

vintage flower card

Leaves and flowers are made with layering die cuts from the Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set( ALTN | SSS ).

The sentiment is from the Essential Sentiment Strips Die Set( ALTN | SSS )

For this card I went with a vintage look, that I absolutly love. A touch of Vintage Photo ink here and there can turn anything into looking vintage in no time!

Ho Ho Ho card

Slimeline cards are so popular lately so here is a Christmas one. I exchanged one of the “o”s with a wreath and my festive card was done!

Wreath and bow are from the Mantel Decor – Winter Die Set( ALTN | SSS ) and the letters are from the Linear Pathway Alpha – Solid Die Set( ALTN | SSS ).

Decorate the wreath with gems like I did, or use enamel dots.  As a finishing touch a added lots of white splatters for a snowy look and feel.

supplies & Free gift

Receive a FREE Gift (brand new Winter Essentials release mini inspiration guide) with every order from 10/19/2020 at 12:01 am EDT until 10/21/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last.

The free gift will be added to cart automatically. *Not valid on online class, workshop, print media orders.

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

Winter Essentials Stand-alone Die…
[ ALTN ]
Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Essential Sentiment Strips Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Mantel Decor – Winter Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Linear Pathway Alpha – Solid Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Linear Pathway Alpha – Outline Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Burlap Texture Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
PinkFresh Studio SLIM DIAGONAL…
[ SSS | PNK ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
[ SBC | SSS ]
Pure White Ink Spray
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Ink Blending Tool – Large
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Ink Blending Tool – Small
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Non-Stick…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Studio Katia LIPSTICK RED Crystals…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia TRIANGLE TRAY sk2119
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Crafter’s Companion – Gemini -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios 12 INCH SUPER TRIMMER 153e
[ SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Glass…
[ SBC | SSS ]


There are many ways to win prizes:

  • Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/25/2020 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 10/27/2020.

blog hop order

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Norine Borys

Laura Bassen

Kelly Griglione

Therese Calvird

Jenny Colacicco

Vicky Papaioannou

Nathalie DeSousa

Keisha Charles

Amber Rain Davis

Emily Midgett

Virginia Lu

Amanda Baldwin

Jaycee Gaspar

Dana Joy

Lilith Eeckels


Tania Ahmed

Nenette S. Madero

Nicole Watt

Tenia Nelson

Reiko Tsuchida

Vicki Finger

Maryam Perez



  1. Both cards are beautiful! You have the magic touch! I’ve been looking for Christmas slimline card ideas and I love this one. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Gorgeous cards! Both are lovely! I especially love the card using the floral die cuts. The flower colors are spectacular! And the arrangement of the flowers and leaves are amazing.

  3. The burlap die really enhances the overall composition of the card! The soft color for the flowers with the vintage accents make it really stand out. Thank you for your inspiration

  4. Oh Vicky, yours cards are gorgeous! The vintage floral card is so lovely with the very pretty big floral die and feminine colors. It reminds me of roses in a European garden and I just love it! The holiday slim line card is so much fun and I like the wreath in the middle. I haven’t tried making those yet but you give me great inspiration! ?

  5. I loved the HO HO HO card. I need to practice splashes. Mine always turn out to be to much or not in the right place. I’ll keep watching you, The Queen of the Splash for pointers!

  6. Both cards are lovely but the flower one is just stunning! I’ve got to get that burlap die! Its one of those dies that makes you think “why didn’t someone come up with this ages ago!”. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Lovely cards as always. The floral set with the burlap die go so well together and one of my favorites as well. Super release and lots of inspiration in the hop. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Wonderful cards. This is such an exciting release by Altenew and my favorite is the gorgeous Jumbo Garden Picks Layering die set. I really love that card.

  9. Two fantastic cards! The vintage floral card is my favorite but I’m betting you slimline holiday card looks even better win person when it’s easy to see the glitter of the letter outlines. Thanks for sharing and for the really helpful video!

  10. I can’t seem to catch the burlap die. It is a perfect background for a flower arrangement. I usually don’t buy alphabet dies, but I think I NEED the outline dies from this release! Beautiful cards, as usual!

  11. The fireplace and mantel die sets are great. I love the way you used the wreath, and I’ve been looking for a good alpha set.

  12. Beautiful cards. Your layered floral card is so perfect, and I like the arrangement with the other die cut. I also like your fun slimline card. Hurray for a wreath instead of an O!

  13. Your cards are stunning, Vicky!! I love them both but those pink roses are amazing! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  14. Hi Vicky, It is an excellent release, I find the connected dies are a very brilliant idea. I love the cards.

  15. I just love the “so grateful” card! The layered flowers die is way cool as is the burlap die. Putting it all together in vintage style is just stunning!

  16. Again , I am really in love with the Linear Pathway Alpha Solid and Outline dies. So many ways to use it. And I don’t have anything like it. Wish List time. Beautiful cards.

  17. I love these layering dies — have to try them – these 2 new set are gorgeous! Always enjoy watching you work!

  18. That linear pathway alpha set(s) are really starting to make me think I might need a new alpha set! I am in, swoon, admiration of the new jumbo garden picks die though! So fun! & vintage! One can never go wrong with vintage. 🙂 Great cards Vicky

  19. Beautiful cards!
    I like the snowy look on the wreath card and using the wreath for the O in Joy.
    Thanks for sharing.

  20. Very nice cards! Can’t pick a favourite as they are all so wonderful. Thank you for sharing your ideas with the Altenew stand alone dies.

  21. The “vintage” rose card is my favorite but the Ho, ho, ho is adorable too! You’re one of my favorite designers!

  22. Gorgeous flowers, wonderful HO HO HO. Very clear illustrations on how to use what looks like daunting components to create with layered die cuts.

  23. Diecuts are always my favorite and these dies are great! Love the fireplace and the cute little wreath.

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