Let’s play with stamps, inks, stencils and embossing folders today!

Welcome to a fun blog hop as the October Craft your Life kit by Altenew is out! Join the blog hop to see the new kit in action, get inspired and to win prizes! Enjoy our Craft Your Life Project Kit, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Featuring a 6×8 stamp set, coordinating die set, as well as a stencil and embossing folder to fit the theme, this project kit has almost everything you need to start crafting. Just add ink and cardstock, and you’ll be good to go!

You don’t have to be a monthly subscriber to get the kit but a subscription plan guarantees a kit for you and 14% off per kit.

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You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

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Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit -…
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Craft Your Life Project Kit Monthly…
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Altenew Glacier Caves Bundle
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Bearly Art glue – fine tip
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Tim Holtz – Mini Scissors
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Tim Holtz – Large Scissors
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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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Altenew – Mixed Media Ink Pads – Arctic
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$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 10/18/2021 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 10/20/2021.

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  1. Vicky, your designs are always so beautiful and your tutorials are so easy to follow. I love your YT channel so much. Thanks for making such interesting projects for us.

  2. I absolutely love the shape of your card and I also like how it’s embossed of the bottom!! Wonderful card!

  3. Wow! This card is fantastic! It has such a wow factor with the embossing below. Love your work and this set.

  4. Gorgeous card! I love your color combinations and the hint of silver is so perfect. Thanks for another inspiring video too ?!

  5. I love roses and find blue ones gorgeous and unexpected! Very pretty winter card! Could you at some point maybe explain what mixed media ink pads are and why they’re called “mixed media”? Do they do something special? Or is it just that they are a pigment ink? I’m confused and curious about this. Thank you for the video and for sharing this lovely — and unexpected (colors) — card design.

  6. I love that you think outside the box when choosing colors for your cards. Blue roses in the winter seem both unexpected and perfectly appropriate!

  7. Wow! What a stunning card! I love the blue and silver color combination! The embossed image is beautiful!

  8. Beautifully done!!!!! TFS!
    I would really like to see Altenew design an embossing folder that can emboss the actual die cut that has been colored with the stencil and/or stamped for the individual flower(s). It would add sooooo much dimension! Now the embossing folder is a different design so can only be used as a background or separate focal point..
    Paper Hugs,

  9. Your card is stunning Vicky! These kits from Altenew are so lovely–and allow you to do projects so many different ways.

  10. Ahh!! Super awesome tutorial, very easy instructions with stunning results! Thank you for the inspiration. It’s extremely versatile and I’m imagining several stamp kits and embossing folders I can use with this technique. Thank you again Vickie.

  11. I just watched your video tutorial and enjoyed seeing both cards created. I absolutely love the contrast of the gorgeous blue cardstock vs the deeply embossed roses white cardstock on the same card, so lovely!!! Your rose is beautifully shaded and colored. You never fail to interest us in what you’re creating, and I look forward to seeing you next month on this Craft Your Life subscription kit.

  12. The thing I love about altenew products and how people use them, is that I was never a fan of large images and I would never step out of my comfort of coloring flowers in ways that I wouldnt see them in nature. Altenew and these amazong artists/designers have changed my mind this year and I am so inspired. I need to color a rose blue.. ? this is very pretty color!

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