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Altenew July 2023 Stamps, Dies, Inks, Betterpress Plates and More Release | Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY ($300 in Total Prizes)

July 6, 2023

Altenew July 2023 Stamps, Dies, Inks, Betterpress Plates and More Release | Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY ($300 in Total Prizes)

July 6, 2023

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to the Altenew July 2023 Stamps, Dies, Inks, Letterpress Plates and More Release Blog Hop!

** You should have arrived from the super talented Michelle Short’s blog. Next up on the list is Rosemary Dennis. **

** Affiliated links used where applicable at no extra cost to you. **

For my first project, I combined the gorgeous new Sketched Florals Collection along with the stunning Dotted Waves Stencil. I absolutely LOVE this stencil! To create my card, I first trimmed a piece of Kraft Card Stock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and lightly blended it with some pink Distress Oxide Inks. Next, I trimmed this piece down to 3.75″ x 5″ to remove any harsh ink stains on the sides of my card stock and used the Dotted Waves Stencil along with some White Embossing Paste to add some gorgeous texture to my card. Once this was dry, I layered this piece with some white and light pink card stock pieces to create a top-folding A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) vertical card.

Lastly, I added my florals (using the Sketched Floral Stamp + Die Set) with some 3D foam adhesive squares for added dimension.

Altenew Ink Colors Used:

  • Pinks: Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Pink Pearl
  • Beige Leafy Stems: Pink Sand
  • Greens: Jade, Eucalyptus

For my second project, I combined the new Wooden Rowboat Die Set along with the Pond Flowers Die Set and Boat Adventures Stamp Set. I die cut my boat from a variety of brown and Kraft colored card stock pieces and then lightly shaded them with some Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso Distress Inks to give them some depth.

Altenew Gradient Cardstock Sets Used:

For my final projects, I created six different cards featuring the new Dainty Flowers Collection. The first three (shown above) feature simple cards with the images stamped, colored, and die cut. For my background, I simply used the new Color Blobs Stencil along with a variety of Altenew Inks to create my cards. If you look at the photo below, I have three other options that are even more simple. All I did was ink blend one of the Color Blobs and then stamp my image on top of my stenciled portion with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $40 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/12/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 6 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/14/2023.

*The winners of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.


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Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by! I hope you enjoyed my projects today and will take a look at this amazing new release! Wishing you all a lovely day!


  • Michele F July 6, 2023 at 10:02 AM

    Lovely cards, Rachel – love the realism you brought to that sweet little boat!

  • Sadia Ashraf July 6, 2023 at 1:27 PM

    OMG! Your cards are super cool. Love those clean and simple look. Would have loved to receive one of those.

  • Alison Neet July 6, 2023 at 1:28 PM

    Love your cards and love that you used so many different products to make them!

  • Meghan Kennihan July 6, 2023 at 3:09 PM

    I LOVE the flowers and the boat! Great colors!

  • Jeanne Beam July 6, 2023 at 4:14 PM

    Such gorgeous cards! Love the colors and designs.

  • Deborah Hellman July 6, 2023 at 4:27 PM

    Gorgeous cards 😍 Awesome release… I love the new flowers and sentiments 😍

  • Stacey Kowbel July 6, 2023 at 5:41 PM

    Lovely cards! I really love the triple mat!

  • Samantha Pfrimmer July 6, 2023 at 6:38 PM

    You’ve made me fall in love with a rowboat. The dainty sprig cards are also so lovely.

  • Karen B Walker July 6, 2023 at 10:01 PM

    This was my first look at the. Dainty Flower Collection. I love your CAS cards, and these pretty florals went right on my wish list!

  • Janet Hopper July 6, 2023 at 11:13 PM

    Loving the dainty flower collection! Another item I must have…lol
    I do like the sketched flowers as well…beautiful cards!

  • Marisela Delgado July 7, 2023 at 3:28 AM

    What beautiful cards! And those colors….absolutely fabulous!

  • Birgit Norton July 7, 2023 at 7:08 AM

    Gorgeous makes all around!! I adore that sweet boat with the flowers. Absolutely fabulous!

  • Jeanne July 7, 2023 at 7:21 AM

    Oh Rachel, these are wonderful. That boat really stands out as colored beautifully. I adore the set of dainy flowers, though! Great job!

  • Nandini Karmarkar July 7, 2023 at 8:07 AM

    Beautiful cards. Especially the last set with the dainty flowers set.

  • Theresa Petermann July 7, 2023 at 9:27 AM

    your notecard set would make a great gift. something to keep in mind. Thanks as always for sharing and all the inspiration.

  • Jami Myers July 7, 2023 at 2:07 PM

    I love your projects! The stenciled Thank You card has to be my favorite. I love the way the white paste fades into the craft cardstock! Gorgeous all around! Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Lori Spitzer July 7, 2023 at 3:51 PM

    Your cards with the Pond Flowers and Sketched Florals are superb! I love them w/ the blobs behind them!! The Dotted Waves background is also amazing. Great cards, Rachel!!
    Lori S in PA

  • MARIA C. PATRICK July 7, 2023 at 4:34 PM

    Beautiful cards! I can’t wait to receive the dainty flower set! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  • Dee Earnshaw July 7, 2023 at 6:11 PM

    your cards are beautiful – I really love your boat card – nice to see a ‘feminine boat card

  • Liz O July 7, 2023 at 9:55 PM

    What a lovely and cheerful array of designs Rachel! Love them all! You did a wonderful job showcasing the new release. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Ann H July 8, 2023 at 10:07 AM

    Love the set of flower cards! Great idea!

  • Lauryne Cunningham July 8, 2023 at 1:20 PM

    Wow! So many beautiful designs! I love the dainty flowers cards and the rowboat would be a great addition to my stash!

  • R Sindhu Manokaran July 8, 2023 at 1:22 PM

    Beautiful cards…

  • Dawn Tooley July 8, 2023 at 1:35 PM

    Beautiful cards! I love the set of 6, which I think would be great as a gift. I never know how to create a card with some of my small sets. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Sheila Beasley July 8, 2023 at 3:01 PM

    These are such gorgeous cards and a super fun release. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  • Patricia Wood July 8, 2023 at 3:39 PM

    The rowboat is done so well…it looks real…pops off the card.

  • Becky Gregory July 8, 2023 at 6:11 PM

    That boat is so cute!

  • Jeanne Rice July 8, 2023 at 7:27 PM

    Love the dainty flowers with the blobs behind them. So clean and simple.

  • Donna L Walls July 8, 2023 at 11:29 PM

    Gorgeous cards!

  • Lorraine Lowe July 9, 2023 at 8:04 AM

    Loving this new release and your cards are so pretty!

  • Danyelle Dillon July 9, 2023 at 2:00 PM

    Oh I love your cards! My favorite is the boat one! I have got to get that boat die! It’s so cool!

  • Dorothy Ayotte July 10, 2023 at 1:27 AM

    Great cards! The background “blobs” and dainty flowers are perfect together, and spotlight the flowers. I really like the row boat- great shading and texture, and so fun with the pretty flowers.

  • Kathy Camp July 10, 2023 at 5:44 PM

    Love the cards with the simple ink blob stencil and stamped flower. Those would make a wonderful card set to give as a gift.

  • Sharon Gullikson July 10, 2023 at 5:48 PM

    I just love the little flowers. They remind me of the wildflowers we just saw in England. PRETTY

  • Denise Bryant July 10, 2023 at 5:57 PM

    Wonderful cards! Love the rowboat and the sweet flowers, and the stamped flower designs are so pretty also!

  • Laurie Black July 10, 2023 at 6:43 PM

    Lovely cards! The ink shading adds great detail on the rowboat pieces.

  • Andre M. July 12, 2023 at 12:24 PM

    Fun mix of the boat and the pond florals! The last batch are simple yet eye catching, thanks for sharing.

  • Sheri Kempke July 12, 2023 at 1:07 PM

    Thanks for inspiring us with your gorgeous cards! I love the row boat and also love your set of the sketched florals, it would make a great gift!

  • Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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