Welcome to a fun blog hop! The new Craft Your Life Project Kit by Altenew for August just been released. We joined forces with lots of designers to give you ots of ideas on how you can use the kit and to get you inspired. Join us to win lots of prizes and watch the video below to see the products in action.

Here is what you get in the kit:

– one 6″ x 8″ clear stamp set containing 24 stamps

– four coordinating dies

– one simple coloring and layering stencil which coordinates with the stamp set

– one 6×6 3D embossing folder

– one simple coloring stencil set (3 stencils) which coordinates with the embossing folder


These products are NOT sold separately and you don’t have to be a monthly subscriber to get the kit. But subscribers get a 14% discount and they are guaranted a set. Keep in mind that last month’s kit was sold out within a few hours of the release.

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.

Craft Your Life – Lush Garden
[ ALTN ]
Craft Your Life Project Kit Monthly…
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Fancy Hugs Die for Die…
[ ALTN ]
Ink Blending Tool – Small (Set of 4)
[ ALTN ]
Bearly Art glue – fine tip
[ SPL | SSS ]
low tack craft tape
[ SBC | SSS ]
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
[ SBC | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Paper Comfort Trimmer
[ SBC | SSS ]
Glass Media Mat
[ SBC | SSS ]

giveaway prizes

$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 08/18/2021 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 08/20/2021.

blog hop list

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Norine Borys

Vicky Papaioannou –> you are here

Therese Calvird

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Daniel Diaz

Tenia Nelson

Michelle Short

Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Erum Tasneem

Amanda Baldwin

Jenny Colacicco

Emily Midgett


Laurie Willison

Terri Koszler

Reiko Tsuchida


Dana Joy

Erin Thompson

Nenette S. Madero

Tina Smith

Anna Mahtani

Linda Westfall

Natasha Davies

Joy Baldwin

Joylita Dsouza



  1. Beautiful card. I wish the embossing folder and matching stencils were sold separately. I don’t own any layering stamps, butI do like the more natural effect of layering stencils on this card.
    Hope you and your family are safe.

  2. Three-D embossing folders will be on my next order….love the stencils that match it. Beautiful product and the finishing results are beautiful!!

  3. What a lovely card, I’m so happy I signed up to receive the kits, they are beautiful and I had to wait for 5he second order on the first kit…not again. You have made it look so easy as usual.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Vicky! I love that you left some areas of the flowers without ink for that natural highlight!

  5. Such a clever and unique idea! I hope they come out with more of these sets that aren’t included in a kit. (The kit has already sold out.) What a pretty, easy to make, and dimensional card! Thanks, Vicky

  6. Beautiful card! Thank you for including a video showing how easy the embossing folders and stencils are to create a fabulous card. This really demonstrates how versatile this Altenew kit is!
    Very inspirational!

  7. Your work is always so interesting and different-I love that you’ve colored the embossed card. Beautiful!

  8. I struggle to pick products that look great together. This kit will make it so easy to quickly assemble lots of cards. I can’t wait for mine to arrive so I can recreate the cards from the blog hop.

  9. Vicky, I love this card sooo much, it’s so beautiful and I love that the embossing folder has its own stencil, what a creative product.. I can’t wait to use it too.

  10. Stunning! Love the kit and the colors you used.
    P.S. Hope you and your family are safe and far away from the fires.

  11. Thanks Vicki for your inspiration, your card is gorgeous! This new kit from Altenew is terrific, so many different ways to create beautiful cards.

  12. It really is a stunning EF Vicky! The detail is amazing and to have the stencils for colouring is amazing! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Stay safe! 🙂

  13. Thank you for the video showing us how you made that lovely card. I was surprised that you used only a few colors. The stencil with the embossing is a genius idea!

  14. I live the idea of coloring over the embossed flowers! It turned out so beautiful. Thanks to Altenew for this kit and thanks to you for sharing.

  15. Beautiful card. I think these kits are well worth the money. You can see so many videos using the products in multiple ways. Nobody does flowers as well as Altenew does!!!

  16. Your card is stunning! While I love this entire kit, I agree with you — in my opinion, that embossing folder and the layering dies are the stars!

  17. Absolutely gorgeous card! And thanks for the video. You make using the stencil with the embossed card look so easy!

  18. I have really enjoyed this new (well, new to me!) technique. Adding color to these stunning 3-D embossing impressions is genius! The end result is stunning! Thank you for sharing these lovely ideas so that my own cards can have that extra special something!

  19. A stencil that matches an embossing folder….a 3D embossing folder at that….mind blown. So glad I was able to subscribe to this kit. Thanks for the beautiful card Vicki.

  20. Thank you, Vicki! I am also very excited to try the embossing folder WITH the matching stencil. You make it look so easy!

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