Welcome to a fun blog hop! Today we celebrate the new release by Altenew, join us to see the new products in action, to get inspired and to win prizes!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos


Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you. Also check out the free gifts below to take advantage of the current offers while you shop.

Altenew Fresh Bloom Stamp Set for…
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Altenew Fresh Bloom Coordinating…
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Altenew Crystal Wall 3D Embossing…
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Altenew From Summer to Winter Mixed…
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Altenew Summer Afternoon Mixed Media…
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Altenew Glacier Caves Mixed Media Ink…
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Bearly Art glue – fine tip
[ SPL | SSS ]
WOW Heat tool
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MISTI stamping platform
[ SBC | SSS ]
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
[ SBC | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Paper Comfort Trimmer
[ SBC | SSS ]
Glass Media Mat
[ SBC | SSS ]


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/10/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/12/2021.


blog hop order

 Altenew Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou  –> you are here

Norine Borys

Jenny Colacicco

Erum Tasneem

Michelle Short

Nathalie DeSousa

Amanda Baldwin

Laurie Willison


Therese Calvird

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Terri Koszler

Tenia Nelson


Nicole Watt

Keren Baker

Erin Thompson

Amber Rain Davis

Verity Biddlecombe

Reiko Tsuchida

Sandhya Iyer

Tania Ahmed

Joy Baldwin

Emily Midgett

Keeway Tsao

Maryam Perez

Tina Smith

Svitlana Shayevich

Anna Mahtani

Daniel Diaz

Nenette S. Madero

Joylita Dsouza

Linda Westfall

Natasha Davies



  1. Vicky, I just adore your voice and watching you make such stunning cards. You make it look so easy! Hugs

  2. Beautiful blue combination! Great use of the embossing folder to let the flowers stand out. Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. My weakness is Altenew’s 3D embossing folders, I’m trying so hard not too look at them too long:) Your card is so beautiful. I love the blues of the beautiful flower against the white background.

  4. Your use of the embossing folder as a background truly enhances the details of the flowers. Thanks for the inspiration

  5. Lovely! The card makes me feel calm and wanting to start to create,
    The blue colors are so sensetive.

  6. So impressed by the number of scheduled YouTubes you got ready before leaving on vacation! It’s nice to be able to continue being inspired by you both for your artistry and for your commitment to rest and relaxation. The card was beautiful and I look forward to hearing more about the inks you introduced.

  7. Hi Vicky
    Glad you are able to have a holiday
    Card is gorgeous as always
    Awesome collection & those colours are gorgeous x

  8. Hi Vicky,
    The flowers gorgeous. I like the way in which you explained that it’s okay if it isn’t lined up correctly. I know the flowers in my garden aren’t perfect but still beautiful like your.
    Also, I didn’t know Altenew had mixed media ink pads. I must try one or two,

    Erica K.

  9. Love the color combination of those flowers! I’ve been seeing “mixed media ink” around, but I don’t really understand the difference. Do I understand that it’s mixed media ink because it’s permanent and can be used on different surfaces??? And yup! I’m one of those who won’t buy another layaering stamp set because I have a hard time lining them up! One of the internal issues I have and find difficult to overcome is being literal. The idea of something being outside the line (for example) drives me nuts. I’m aware of this about myself and find that art can be a great way to unwind that issue … it’s just deeply ingrained! Anyway, thanks for the scheduled video. And, again, I hope you’re having a great vacation. Have heard about the major heat wave in Greece and have thought about you at the ocean. Stay cool and enjoy!!!

  10. Lovely card, beautiful colors, MUST HAVE background. Don’t know how you always manage to make things easy and try to de-stress us while creating such gorgeous stuff.

  11. Fresh Blooms is another lovely layering stamp from Altenew. Crystal Wall reminds me of organic linen but with a more structured feel.

  12. Hi Vicky! You are so talented! Love your YT videos! I hope you’re ok. I saw in news where there are fires. Be safe!!!

  13. Vicky, your card is STUNNING ! I love the composition and the coloring you used is wow!
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all !

  14. The Crystal Wall Embossing Folder caught my eye right away and your use is beautiful. Also like the gorgeous blue flowers.

  15. Such a beautiful card! Love the blues that you used for the flowers and the lovely textured background created with the Crystal Wall embossing folder. Thanks for sharing!

  16. The new embossing folder, Crystal Wall, really adds a lot of visual interest without competing with the stamps. Thank you!

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