Altenew Cozy Creatures Stamps/Dies/Stencils Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Encouragement Cards, Friendship Cards | 40 comments

Happy October! I’m back with a new Altenew release full of cool new stamp & die sets that I know you’re going to love! You should be arriving from Nenette’s blog. If not, you can track back to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning, or continue around until you loop back here.

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fuzzy, floral & fall

I love that Altenew is mixing it up this month with some new illustration styles! It’s what keeps all of us creatives coming back for more! #amiright? If you saw the heroes sets from earlier in the year, you’ll recognize the style in some of the animal sets. There’s also a bold and chunky line style which gives florals a whole different look, and is perfect for a new coffee themed set.

There’s also a few surprises for you! How about small ink blending brushes! A new, smaller size to work smaller areas and images. AND, labeling stickers for your Artist Markers. They’ll help you find the color you’re looking for more easily!

Of course, there’s bundles, so you have lots of options to pick up some of your favorites at a discount!

coffee & friends

Coffee and friends go hand in hand! This new bold illustration style is paired with fabulous handwritten sentiments that are just perfect for all the friends that need to hear from you! I thought the bold line style really called for bright colors, so all of my projects today feature a freestyle watercolor drip background and bold watercoloring of the images. I turned an oops into a design choice when the red went outside the lines on my hearts. I went with it and just exaggerated the look and made it intentional.

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simply beautiful

Another bold illustrated set is the Simple Rose stamp and die set. I really love the chunky lines as they make it super easy to color! The large, bold imagery means that you don’t need a lot to make a statement in your design. A little goes a long way!

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simply beautiful

Another bold illustrated set is the Simple Rose stamp and die set. I really love the chunky lines as they make it super easy to color! The large, bold imagery means that you don’t need a lot to make a statement in your design. A little goes a long way!

live on release day!

Join me LIVE on YouTube at 4PM US Central today, October 5th, to see these new products up close and personal! If you miss the live broadcast, the replay will be below, or on my YouTube channel!

Thank You!

Time is precious and I’m truly grateful that you chose to spend a few minutes of your day with me!
I would love to connect with you on Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest where we have the opportunity to share and interact even more!

Now, about that GIVEAWAY…

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 10/11/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll 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 10/14/2020. GOOD LUCK!

Time to hop along!

Be sure to hop over to Jennifer McGuire for more amazing inspiration. And don’t forget to leave comments along the way to enter all the giveaways!

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Virginia Lu
Emily Midgett
Tania Ahmed
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Vicki Finger
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Keisha Charles

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  1. Bonnie E

    Gorgeous cards – I love the graphic, drip backgrounds with the subtle patterns, and love the “oops” on the hearts – they look glowing and growing, and purposefully done that way.

  2. Linda BL

    Great cards with a modern look. I really like the forest scene with the birch trees!

    • Jade

      Fabulous cards! I really like your freestyle watercolor drip backgrounds. This technique makes a card very special and unique. I’m going to try it. Thank you!

  3. Lisa Byers

    Love that messy background look!! Terrific cards!! Great release!!


    Like your birch tree card

  5. Carolyn R

    Oh gosh I love your birch trees and roses. I must go watch your video!

  6. Terri W

    I really like your style so different from others. Love them all!

  7. Lois K

    Great cards. Love the different style. Thanks for sharing

  8. Meghan Kennihan

    I love the backgrounds you did! The coffee cup set is soooo cute!

  9. Vickie S Davis

    Love how you created each of your backgrounds & then tied in the stamped images!

  10. Angela C Posch


    • Ummekulsum Kutub

      Amazing cards!

  11. Nandini Karmarkar

    Thanks for the amazing inspiration! I really love the second card with the Simple Roses stamp set! I also love the bold backgrounds.

  12. Nenette

    Very unique backgrounds, Nicole!!! My fave is the birch tree😍 Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!

  13. Karen Campbell

    These are just awesome. I really like the coffee cup and the saying. They are all great! Thank you as always your wonderful selection.

  14. Michelle P

    Great cards—I love the freestyle watercolor drips that simple rose set is my fave!!!

  15. Peggy D.

    I like what you did with the birch trees. It could have just looked repetitive, but the bright blue and the stream of color gave it life and movement.

  16. NickiB

    Love these cards with the watercolor dripping effect

  17. Beth Merrill

    I love the birch trees card. The image, the color drip, and the awesome sentiment combine into a striking card.

  18. Amy H

    Your birch tree card is amazing! I love the grayscale contrast to the bright blue. 💙

  19. Marisela Delgado

    What beautiful cards!

  20. Sharon Gullikson

    Oh, I LOVE the comfort zone card!!! Not only is it gorgeous, but I ADORE the sentiment!!!!!!

  21. Paula Mellows

    Loving the silver birch stamp set – your card is so striking. Looks like it’s snowing in the background.

  22. Joanne M Hoffmann

    LOVE your cards! The watercolor drips are just up my alley and I never think to just “do it” and incorporate into my overall card design! You did it and achieved it and I absolutely adore the look!! Never would have noticed your “oops” until you mentioned it…Awesome cards!

  23. Debra W

    I love these cards! I hadn’t seen the watercolor drip technique before. It really made an amazing background for the birch tree card. Thank you for sharing!

  24. Juanita

    Great cards. Interesting effect with the watercolor drip backgrounds. TFS

  25. Dorothy A

    Thanks for sharing the technique. Like others, my favorite card is the birch forest. It is so cool! Great for a masculine card.

  26. Teri S.

    Thank you for the video Nicole. I’m sorry I missed the live chat. I really like the loose watercolour backgrounds & even the red bleeding out of the two hearts on the coffee cup looks like it fits right in. Your roses are lovely. Yes, I too like the birch trees card the best though.

  27. Cy Lee

    I love that you added a video thanks!

  28. Kimberly Ligocki

    Lovely! I already ordered the roses and can’t wait to get started.

  29. Stacey Kowbel

    Fantastic cards! I love the drip backgrounds!

  30. Dawn Cooksley

    Beautiful cards…love the loose backgrounds..

  31. Melissa Friedrich

    Wow, gorgeous cards and LOVE LOVE LOVE the backgrounds too! The birch tree card is my fave but I love them all. Thanks for another awesome video tutorial.

  32. pam carr

    beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration

  33. Liz O

    Fabulous designs Nicole! Love the mixed media touches, thanks for the inspiration!

  34. Inkin' Chickie

    I like the mixed media combination. The idea for the tree set is beatutiful.

  35. Lauryne Cunningham

    Great video- thanks for showing how you make the drippy backgrounds! Your cards are gorgeous!

  36. Cyndi Morris

    Beautiful, sweet cards. I totally love the florals in this release, and your second card using the Simply Rose set is my favorite.

  37. Heidi Rees

    Beautiful backgrounds! Very fluid and great color choices!


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