Welcome to a fun blog hop! The November 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

For all my cards today I used the same embossing folder and the same technique. However you can see that just by changing the color of your cardstock and the color of your ink you can get different looks.

Card 1 : tone on tone

For this background I did ink the top flap of my embossing folder with a darker shade of ink than my cardstock. This adds even more shadows to the embossed design and helps the flowers pop even more.

Card 2 : white ink on craft

This combinations gives you a softer look so you can easily add focal points on top without loosing the beauty of the background.

Love how my poinsettia focal point matches the background design!

Card 3 : gold embossing

Now how stunning is this one? Don’t cover this up! Just stick a sentiment and you are good to go!

So festive and shiny!

supplies & freebies

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity!

  • Get a FREE brand new Twinkle & Shine Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Booklet (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Twinkle & Shine release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Twinkle & Shine Stamp & Die Release collection from 11/04/2020 through 11/10/2020. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Twinkle & Shine Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Booklet with every order from 11/04/2020 through 11/06/2020. Shop HERE!

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

November Release
[ ALTN ]
Perfect Poinsettias 3D Embossing Folder
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Poinsettia 3D Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Fancy Peace Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Happy Holidays Script Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Holiday Script Words Die Set
[ ALTN ]
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
[ ALTN | SSS ]
2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
[ SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Gina K Designs WHITE PIGMENT Color…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
[ SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Glass…
[ SBC | SSS ]


There are many ways to win prizes:

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/10/2020 for a chance to win.

  • Altenew 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 11/12/2020.

blog hop list

Altenew Card Blog

Laura Bassen

Erum Tasneem

Kelly Griglione

Therese Calvird

Amber Rain Davis



  1. I watch every one of your videos and love them all! Especially when you make 10 cards from one card kit!

  2. I love the way you used this embossing folder – it really makes for versatility and your cards are wonderful inspirations!

  3. Love these cards and the simplicity in making them. Who knew embossing folders could be used in this way!

  4. All three of these are stunning. I love using embossing folders and I am glad to see they are trending back again. This poinsettia is a must have, I think!

  5. Love your Christmas ideas! I’m DEFINITELY going to try some. Thanks, as always, for the inspiration! ??

  6. Gorgeous cards – I especially like the red card. Looks like I need to order this embossing folder! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  7. Wow! You made some really beautiful cards with the 3D folder! I’m impressed with the dimension that you got and inking them first really made the image pop!

  8. Your cards are so beautiful and achievable especially for those of us who are just starting out. You are a gifted teacher and truly accomplished artist.

  9. Stunning cards with the ink embossing technique on the poinsettias embossing folder. You always inspire with your creations. And Altenew always delights with their additions. Thanks.

  10. Wow, Vicky – great inspiration as always. I believe I have found the product to create this year’s Christmas cards. I LOOOOOVE the embossing folder!!!!!

  11. What an awesome new release from Altenew! Love the projects you’ve created and love your awesome videos! Thanks!

  12. That is a beautiful embossing folder and I love the cards you did. I had done the inking on the folders but never thought about using embossing powder. Great idea1 THANKS.

  13. Beautiful cards! I always look forward to your videos, you always inspire me. Thanks for all you do and please keep it up.

  14. Hi, Vicky –
    I’ve been a little overwhelmed w/ being a teacher in the pandemic conditions of autumn 2020, so I have not visited as often as I would have liked. I’m glad I got to see this edition of your blog and the new Altenew release! Beautiful work from you – as always. Thanks so much for sharing the gorgeous items you made w/ the poinsettia folder.
    Blessings to you now and always –
    Lori S in PA

  15. Such lovely results from the folder. I’ve never tried inking a folder and I love the cards you’ve created!

  16. These are so pretty! I love the cards you created with this beautiful 3D embossing folder! Amazing detail!

  17. Vicky, these cards are simply stunning! The addition of the gold for the greetings and the gold embossing powder add an elegant touch to the beautifully embossed flowers! It is really difficult to pick a favorite design, but I have definitely decided the Poinsettia Embossing Folder is one of my new favorites!

  18. I am so much in love with this gorgeous embossing folder Vicky, and the cards you made with it were superb and so very beautiful. I think this embossing folder is even more beautiful that some of their stamp sets. Stunning! Love the new release, so thanks so much for giving us so much inspiration as always.

  19. Vicky,
    I love all 3 of these cards. The poinsettia embossing folder gives a beautiful impression. My favorite of the 3 is the red card. The little green leaf that you added is the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing.

  20. These are some of the most gorgeous cards. If you look at the red one it almost looks pierced in the center of the veins. Beautiful

  21. Wow! What amazing cards! I love your use of the poinsettia embossing folder. Outstanding video!!! I never would have thought of putting ink on the embossing folder. I love the effect! I can’t thank you enough for the video information. Happy Holidays!

  22. Great video! I didn’t need to Poinsettia Folder until I saw your techniques! It’s in my shopping cart now 🙂

  23. Wow! The red card is stunning! You could make all the holiday cards you need using this embossing folder, and still have time to wrap the presents. Thanks again, Vicky!

  24. So beautiful! After seeing your cards, I am definitely buying these embossing folders!The red card looks so dimensional it looks like you layered lots and lots of leaves! Thanks for the inspiration.

  25. Absolutely stunning cards. I appreciate you show casing embossing folders. I have some, but still get stuck on how to use them. This video was helpful. Thank you, Vicky!!

  26. Vicki, each of these three cards represent, to me, sublime elegance. Boy have you sold me on these 3d Embossing Folders. Thanks for the video too.

  27. These cards are lovely and different and still unified by more than just the fact that you used the same embossing folder. And thanks for the great video — I can’t live without videos!

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