Altenew is introducing today a new kit! The Craft Your Life Project Kit is a monthly package that includes:

  • one 6″ x 8″ clear stamp set containing 13 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer
  • nine coordinating dies
  • one coordinating simple coloring stencil set containing 3 stencils
  • one 6×6 3D embossing folder

 Just add ink and cardstock, and you’ll be good to go! The contents of the kit are not sold separately.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

In the video I share a lot of ways to use your 3D embossing folders. Just with one embossing folder you can get so many different styles of cards!

card 1 – inking the embossing folder

card 2 – using wax over the embossed design

card 3 – embossing on foiled cardstock

card 4 – embossing on craft core cardstock

card 5 – bonus card stamping & stenciling


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

Keep in mind that if you get a monthly subsciption you get a discount on these kits.

Craft Your Life Project Kit Monthly…
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Craft Your Life Project Kit
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white pigment ink
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Pinkfresh Studio – Essentials…
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Altenew – Ink Blending Tool – Small
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Bearly Art glue – fine tip
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Tim Holtz – Large Scissors
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gem pick up tool
Tool N One – Rose Gold
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low tack craft tape
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MISTI stamping platform
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Neenah Solar White Cardstock
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Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die…
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Paper Comfort Trimmer
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Glass Media Mat
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  1. Such lovely examples! You have always been a favorite artist & have great examples! I hope to win!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Vicky! The white ink emboss is so dramatic! thank for the inspiring tutorial!

  3. These are all awesome. I love them but the wax over the embossing is my favorite of these! I bought the wax because of another project of yours and this reminds me to actually use it. Lol!

  4. Wow! I love every card but that distressing on the TH Craft Core stock is stunning! The wax…oh my! And that silver mirror card…ALL OF THEM! Beautiful job representing Altenew’s newest subscription. My bank account is screaming!

  5. The inked embossing is terrific! Love all the products in the kit, they coordinate so well…but it’s sold out! ARRRRGH!

  6. I just got a shipment from Altenew, I wish I had ordered this because it is sold out now. I will just have to figure out how to use your techniques on supplies I have on hand. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Oh, these cards are so beautiful! The tips you gave on using embossing folders are greatly appreciated as I never seem to know how to make the best use of them. I really like the items in this kit. Three of my favorite flowers are used, so I’m an instant fan.

  8. I love what you’ve done here Vicky! What an amazing kid!! Can’t wait to get my hands on it! I love this company, and this just looks like so much fun. Beautiful! And so versatile!

  9. All the cards are definitely so different! It’s amazing how much one can get from one embossing folder or one stamp set (or one kit)!

  10. Vicky, your cards are stunning! The embossing, color selections take my breath away! Hats off to you for the great inspiration and to Altenew for the awesome new kit!

  11. Vicky, your cards are always so polished and pulled together! I especially love the ones you created with the embossed detail and the metallic looking finishes!

  12. Thanks Vicky for sharing all these techniques to use an embossing folder. Love the colors you choose at the end to do the stamped image. Reminds me of fall even though here in Canada we will be reaching near 40 degrees celsius with the humidex this week.

  13. Beautiful cards! I love this 3D embossing folder. So many great looks for such a small price tag.

  14. I can hardly wait to get my kit! I always forget the embossing tricks (and I have a TON of embossing folders!), so I am making a promise to myself, that when I get my kit, the first cards I make will be with the embossing folder. Thank you for inspiring me to climb out of my “box” and do something I haven’t done on a long time.

  15. I love the soft effects on these cards. Thank you for the inspiration on how to use the embossing folder

  16. So many great ideas for embossing folders. Love them all. Thanks for the video tutorial and for sharing your ideas!

  17. Oooh, Vicky! These cards are stunning, classy and so you. I was delighted that you were in this blog hop. Can’t wait to try your embossing folder techniques with this kit. Thanks

  18. Wow! These are terrific designs. You always have a special treat for us. I’m going to go look through my embossing folders now. The dishes can wait…I see that the kit is sold out already. Looks like Altenew has a hit idea!

  19. Beautiful cards Vicky! It is amazing how an embossing folder can create these images looking as pieces of art! Thank you for all the possibilities you showed in your video. Not a surprise this kit sold out so fast!

  20. Vicky, great tips….just love how you used the embossing folders in so many ways. I have some gilding wax and always forget to use them!!! Thanks for all the reminders as I also love to make a mess, lol.

  21. Thank you so much for focusing on an embossing folder. I struggle to use the couple of 3D folders I have and so they sit there. These are some great ideas on how to give them some love(!!). Using the wax is a great idea (you’ve shown it before but I haven’t tried it yet) and since I don’t use waxes that often it would be a great way to use them. Thanks so much, Vicky!

  22. Wow, so pretty and all different using the same kit. Altenew has brown my mind with this kit. Hope that they get more in soon.

  23. Beautiful cards created, Vicky! Cards #2&#3 were my favs technique-wise. Thanks for posting the YouTube vid! ?

  24. Vicky you are such an enabler…I was not even considering this kit, but now it is on my mind, on my mind. I just might have to purchase it after all. What lovely cards

  25. Wow! Those embossed cards are sure something special, loving the look and the effect of the embossed cards with the ink.

  26. Love your creative embossing ideas for all your cards, and the stamped and stenciled one is just awesome! So sad the subscription option is not available, nor is the kit. Sad. Hope they come back in stock!

  27. Beautiful cards and techniques shown here. Lovely set with lots of options year rounds. Thanks for sharing your artsy talents.

  28. Great ideas (as usual)! I have struggled with putting ink on embossed images so I think I will try my finger as you did! I also love the look of the metallic wax paste!

  29. I just love all the different looks you got with the embossing folder. I’m going to pull out some of mine and see if I can get close to the same look? The kits sold out so I have to try using what I have but thanks for the great ideas.

  30. This is stunning! I cannot believe the kit is already sold out. I really would like to have it so hope it will come back.

  31. This is a fabulous kit. Thank you for showing us how to make elegant quick and simple cards with this kit.

  32. I am so sad that I missed this kit, it is a beautiful collection! I love your color choices, beautiful work! The embossed images look amazing.

  33. I absolutely all the creative cards you made with Altenew’s new release! Thanks so much for sharing all your beautiful ideas!

  34. Wow, love these cards! Would love to have this kit but these are also great ideas for other 3d folders, with or without stencils ?

  35. OH. MY. GOODNESS. Vicky, you just blew my mind, girl! The metallic cardstock looks AMAZING embossed. Wow!

  36. Lovely Card Kit, you always do a great job Vicky – thinking outside
    of the box -just love what you created with the Embossing Folder.

  37. Thank you for this wonderful video! So fun to see how you made all your beautiful cards with the same embossing folder. I had a few surprises! Can’t wait to try your techniques!

  38. WOW! Vicky you did a wonderful job showcasing this new kit! It includes a few of my favorite flowers and that makes me really happy ?, I just tested the embossing folder and absolutely love the embossing detail! Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

  39. The cards are beautiful and I love the simplicity! Making a set with the different sentiments would be a great gift!

  40. I love all of the different ways you used the embossing folder. Beautiful cards!! I love to use mine, I think they are one of my favorite craft items.

  41. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for all the tips on using embossing folders. I can’t wait to try them out.

  42. You have inspired me to have a crafting session with only one image and see if I can come up with many different ways to create with it. Your cards are beautiful, as always!

  43. I am going to have to try the colors you used with different embossing folders until I can get my hands on this kit. I really like your color choices.

  44. You are so creative! All of these cards are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your designs and techniques!

  45. Wonderful. Such a great kit. I’ve got my name o the notify me list. They hope to have more in 2-3 weeks depending on suppliers of course.

  46. I’m somewhat addicted to Altenew’s 3D embossing folders and the one in this incredible kit is amazing! Your cards are gorgeous. I love to watch you create.

  47. Beautiful cards. Loved the various embossed cards and the stamped and stenciled bonus card. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  48. Vicky!
    These cards are absolutely gorgeous! Your creativity just amazes me!
    Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  49. Hello Vicky
    It’s been a long time since I’ve commented.
    The cards are fabulous. I the new music in the video every time I hear it I start dancing. I know, i know the song but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
    I hope you are enjoying your days at the beach. I’m so envious.
    Hoping your family is doing well including Ginger.
    I love forward to watching another video.
    Until then take care

  50. These cards are beautiful, as usual! I do have a question, what black ink did you use before you stenciled the flowers. I would think the black ink would smear while you’re adding the color on top. Thanks for your help!

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