18 July 2023

Altenew | July 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew today to celebrate the release of the July 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series sets. There are lots of sets releasing today - Craft-A-Flower, Build-A-Flower, Mini Delight, Dynamic Duo, plus lots more!

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Today I am using the July 2023 Build-A-Garden and Craft-A-Flower set, plus the August 2023 Craft Your Life Project Kit. 


My first card today uses the beautiful Altenew Build-A-Garden: Sweet Lilies. The set consists of a stamp set, coloring stencils and a mini blending brush. There is also a coordinating die you can purchase separately or as part of the bundle. I started off by stamping the large image from the stamp set on to white cardstock using Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink

Using the stencils and Altenew Mini Blending Brushes, I blended on inks to colour the images. I used Altenew Cherry Blossom and Golden Sunset inks for the lilies, Altenew Enchanted Garden inks for the purple flowers and Altenew Green Valley inks for the leaves. It was then die cut out using the coordinating die. 

I adhered it to a US A2 sized white card base using Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape, cutting of the excess using scissors. I stamped the 'sending' sentiment from the set on to white cardstock using Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. It was die cut using the coordinating die. I then stamped 'birthday wishes' from the Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set and cut it into a strip. Both were then adhered to the card. To finish off, I added a few Bubbles embellishments. 


I started off my card by die cutting the Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Stargazer Lily Layering Die Set from white cardstock. I then added ink blending on top using Altenew Mini Blending Brushes. I used Altenew Cherry Blossom inks for the petals, Golden Sunset inks for the stamens and Green Valley inks for the leaves. 

I adhered the leaves first, to a panel of white cardstock and then the flowers on top using foam tape. I added a panel of paper from the Altenew Essential Black & White Paper Pad on to the front of a US A2 sized white card base and then added the panel on top with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape

I stamped a sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set on to black cardstock using Altenew Embossing Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and adhered to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added white gel pen dots to the flowers and embellished with a few Bubbles. 


My last card today uses the Altenew August 2023 Craft Your Life Project Kit: Tropical Vibes. This kit consists of a stamp set, coordinating dies, embossing folder and stencils. This kit is now only available via subscription. To receive this kit, you will need to subscribe by August 3rd 2023. Subscribers can cancel or pause their subscription at any time.

I started off by stamping the toucan from the stamp set on to white cardstock using Altenew Obsidian Pigment, Sunray and Marigold inks. I then stamped the branch using Mocha ink. They were die cut out using the coordinating dies. 

I ran a panel of cardstock through my die cutting machine using the 3D embossing folder in the kit and then one by one placed the stencils on top to colour the leaves. I used Altenew Green Valley and Sea Shore inks. The panel was adhered to a US A2 sized card base using Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape and the bird and branch adhered on top. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set and fussy cut it out using scissors. It was adhered to the card with more foam tape. 


This blog post is part of a fun blog hop with prizes. Please click the links below for the other participants in the hop. 

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$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 24th July 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 26th July 2023*The winner of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog. 


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


  1. These are all awesome! I LOVE the leaves and toucan! So unique!

  2. I always love your color combos Michelle, these are so pretty!

  3. Wow! You did an amazing job creating these 3 gorgeous cards! They are all lovely! My favorites are the lilies as I especially love floral cards!

  4. Thanks for sharing these beautiful inspirations!!

  5. Every card is so beautiful. Great job!

  6. So bright & beautiful! Love them!

  7. Gorgeous card. Love the last card.

  8. As usual pretty cards. I love the second on most, the border really made it so unique.

  9. Each of your cards are so lovely! The toucan is precious. My favorite, tho, is the Lillies on the black & white background. It really adds so much interest to the bright card. Just wonderful 💜💜💜

  10. I love the Tropical Vibes card. The coloring is great.

  11. Such fantastic cards! I really love all of your ink blending!

  12. lovely work - the lilies are amazing - love the texture and coloring

  13. Gorgeous cards, gorgeous colors -- I love this fantastic release and you've showcased it beautifully!

  14. Fabulous cards! I love the floral designs and your color combos! The toucan is awesome and I love the tropical leaves for the background!

  15. The bird is so cute. It makes me want to visit the zoooooooooooo

  16. Such gorgeous cards! Love the vibrant colors of the flowers.
    Thanks for sharing.

  17. As always, your cards are wonderful! I am totally smitten by those Stargazer Lilies!

  18. Nice color combinations and layout ideas. I like the leaf panel for the bird.

  19. Great card shares. I like the layout and color use. I like the smaller panel behind the bird for framing.

  20. I like the colors on your wonderful cards.


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