31 August 2022

Altenew | September 2022 Winter Magic Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome to Altenew's Winter Magic Release Blog Hop! I have two cards to share with you today using the new Winter Magic release. 

We love celebrating the winter season, and this release includes everything you need to do just that! Let your holiday cards shine with trendy typography, classic poinsettias, or a modern tree. A timeless wreath of mistletoe (with coordinating embossing folder and stencils!), winter florals, and hot foil plates and dies to finish off the release. 'Tis the season!

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For my first card, I am using the new Mistletoe Wreath set. There is a stamp set, a die set, matching stencils and an embossing folder in the collection, so you can mix and match to your heart's content with this one! 

I started off by stamping the wreath from the Altenew Mistletoe Wreath Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. I set it aside to dry for a few minutes while I grabbed the Altenew Mistletoe Wreath Simple Coloring Stencil Set

I placed the stencils over the image, one at a time and blended inks on top to colour in the image. I used Altenew Grass Field, Forest Glades and Volcano Lake for the foliage and Misty Morning for the berries. I also added a dot of alcohol marker to the berries for some added interest. 

The wreath was die cut out using the Altenew Mistletoe Wreath Die Set. I took a panel of white cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Altenew Deck Planks 3D Embossing Folder. It was then adhered to the front of a US sized A2 card base with tape runner adhesive. 

The wreath was adhered on top with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. The sentiment from the stamp set was stamped on to black cardstock with Altenew Embossing Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more foam tape. 

To finish off, I added Nuvo White Blizzard Crystal Drops to some of the berries and embellished with Little Things from Lucy's Cards Bubbles. 

My next card uses the new Altenew Gingerbread House 3D Embossing Folder which was run through my die cutting machine with a panel of brown cardstock. 

I added white pigment ink to the raised areas and then splattered it with Altenew Pure White Ink Spray before setting it aside to dry. 

I took the 'winter' sentiment from the new Altenew Winter Typography Die Set and die cut it three times from white cardstock and once from Altenew Topaz Glitter Cardstock, layering them up with adhesive one on top of another for dimension. 

I stamped the 'wishes' from the Altenew Winter Typography Stamp Set using Altenew Embossing Ink and applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder. It was heat set until melted and then cut in to a strip. 

I adhered the embossed panel to a US sized A2 white card base with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I added the winter on top with liquid glue, followed by the wishes strip below. To finish off, I added  a couple Altenew Antique Gold Sequins



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This post is part of a fun, inspirational blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Mindy Eggen. Next on the hop is the wonderful Terri Koszler. If you get lost along the way or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog



$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 6th September 2022, 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 7th September 2022. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day! 


  1. Michelle, First, Your cards are so beautiful. I love the muted color. Second, thank you for the instructions. They are wonderful.

  2. I love the gingerbread house card! Would be a great one for mass producing.
    Thanks for the idea!

  3. Very pretty cards. I love the wreath.

  4. Hi, Michelle - Both of these are pretty, but I ADORE that first one w/ the wreath. The colors, the very subtle "plank" background, the way the sentiment was situated and applied... you name it, I liked it! The gingerbread house looks so fantastic - almost good enough to eat! TFS!!
    Lori S in PA

  5. Oooo I love what you did with the embossing folder and kraft paper!

  6. I'm in trouble. I absolutely love a wreath set and this wreath is a beauty! And it comes with layering stencils too, definitely a win. Gorgeous Gorgeous wreath card Michelle, it's really stunning. The gingerbread house card looks amazing too - I love how the white ink makes it look like its been dusted with sugar! Beautiful and inspiring. I'm so late with my Christmas cards :( xx

  7. Your mistletoe wreath card is gorgeous! Love the colors.

  8. Two fabulous cards and love the turquoise and green combo on your wreath.

  9. Michelle, I just love all your texturey goodness!!! Beautiful cards! Thanks for inspiring me :)

  10. Great cards! That gingerbread house is adorable.


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