6 November 2023

Altenew | November 2023 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew today to celebrate the November 2023 release, which is out now! There are lots of stamps, dies, embossing folders, Press Plates and organisational labels. 

I have a lot to share today, so I hope you will grab a drink and a snack and enjoy the inspiration! 

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I started off my first card by taking a panel of white cardstock and placing it inside the Altenew Whimsy Motif 3D Embossing Folder and running it through my die cutting machine. I placed it on my Sticky Mat and then placed the Altenew Whimsy Motif Simple Coloring Stencil Set on top (one by one).

I added ink blending with Altenew Mini Ink Blending Tools to colour the flowers and leaves. I used Altenew Rose Petal Fresh Dye Inks for the flowers, Sunray (Altenew Golden Sunset Fresh Dye Inks) and Pumpkin (Altenew Fall Harvest Crisp Dye Inks) for the stamens and Altenew Rock Collection Fresh Dye Inks (Limestone and Silver Stone) for the leaves. 

The panel was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with foam tape. I then stamped a sentiment from the Altenew Classic Greetings Stamp Set onto 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 a few Bubbles embellishments.

My next few projects use new Press Plates that work with the Spellbinders Betterpress Letterpress System. For my first card, I pressed the Altenew Hummingbird Nectar Press Plate using the cardstock and ink that come with the Betterpress System.

Using Altenew Hawaiian Shores and Zanzibar Brush & Fine Tips Pens, I watercoloured the hummingbird and flowers. I used Teal Cave, Ocean Waves, Ultramarine and Nimbus for the hummingbird and Ultraviolet, Ultramarine, Maple Yellow, Firefly and Teal Cave for the flowers and leaves.

I fussy cut the images out using Altenew Fine Blade Scissors and adhered them onto a US A2 sized white card base with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I stamped a sentiment from the Altenew Classic Greetings Stamp Set onto white cardstock using Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. I die cut it out using the Altenew Classic Greetings Die Set. It was adhered to the card and to finish, I added a few Bubbles embellishments.

For my next card, I pressed the Altenew Wild Daisies Press Plate using the same cardstock and ink. I die cut the panel using an Altenew Ornate Nesting Die and then added ink blending to the panel with Altenew Golden Sunset Fresh Dye Inks and an Altenew Small Ink Blending Tool.

I splattered on some water and once dry, adhered it to a US A2 sized white card base with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I die cut the 'hugs' word from the Altenew Versatile Greetings Die Set three times from black cardstock. I adhered them together one on top of another and then onto the card. To finish off, I added a few Bubbles embellishments.  

I have also since made another project using the Altenew Wild Daisies Press Plate (shown on the Altenew blog on Saturday), so thought I would share that here too. I pressed the plate using the same cardstock and ink that comes with the Spellbinders Betterpress Letterpress System

I then die cut the panel using an Altenew Terrific Tags Die. I coloured the image using Altenew Woodless Coloring Pencils. I used Midnight Violet, Rubellite and Sapphire for the petals, Maple Yellow, Ochre and Fresh Lemon for the centres and Grass Field, Limeade and Shadow Creek for the leaves and stems. 

I cut the hole reinforcer piece from the Altenew Labels & Tags 2 Die Set from black cardstock and adhered it to the tag. I die cut another tag and adhered that to the back (for added stability and also to have somewhere clean to write a personal message). I stamped a sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set onto 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 tag using Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. To finish off, I added a few Essential Black & White Enamel Dots (just the black ones), followed by twine through the top of the tag and tied in bow. 


Here is the video showing how I made the tag:

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Before I go, I have some organisational products to share with you. You may or may not know that I am a huge fan of organising craft supplies. So when I saw that Altenew was releasing new ink pad and blending tool labels, I was super excited! 

There are labels for the new round ink pads - Red Sunset & Sweet Dreams, as well as Small Ink Blending Tool Label Set (all Crisp Dye Ink colors). 

These labels are vinyl so hard wearing. They also remove easily, so if you change your mind or need to move the label for perfect placement, it is easy to do! 

There are also new round ink pad labels, as well as mini and small blending tool labels for the Deco Garden Collection.

As well as round ink pad labels and mini & small blending brush labels for Blue Mountains, Frosted Foliage & Woodland Escape Collections.

Plus lots more including mini ink cubes labels, mini blending brush labels, labels for the Amy Tangerine colours (round and mini cubes) and alcohol marker labels too! 


This post is part of  a fun, inspirational blog hop with prizes. Please click the links/pictures below for all the participants in the hop.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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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 $50 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12th November 2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 14th November 2023*The winners of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog. 



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If you have made it this far, thank you so much for sticking with me, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful time on the rest of the hop. I will be back later with another post but in the mean-time, I hope you have a great day! 


  1. I love organizing too! Love the ink blending on the daisies panel.

  2. LOVE your florals and ombre colors!

  3. I’m pretty sure I would love to CASe every one of your gorgeous cards!

  4. Love these beautiful cards. They have a soft, warm feeling. Thank you

  5. A wonderful assortment of projects, I especially love the bright colors of the flowers in the first card!

  6. When I see your cards and tags, I think color, color, color. They are all beautiful! I especially love the gorgeous pink flowers & the bright humming bird.

  7. Beautiful cards and tag! I'm in love with the labels too. This is a great release!

  8. Love. Love, Love your beautiful cards. Your cards are so awesome. I like using your csrds for inspiration.

  9. Hi Michelle. I am always inspired to craft when I see your post. The colors you chose for the Whimsy Motif flowers are gorgeous. I have trouble knowing with colors to put together. Your hummingbird is very pretty. Thank you for sharing your organization tips with the Altenew labels too.

  10. Very pretty cards. The humming bird card is my favourite.

  11. Your hummingbird is perfection, Michelle!

  12. Gorgeous cards and tag! Love the colors.

  13. The whimsy motif card is stunning. Love the simplicity and colors.

  14. The stenciling on these embossed flowers is awesome, Michelle! And your pressed flowers all have my jaw dropped! So much inspiration!

  15. Of all the projects I have seen today, your Whimsy Motifs card is my absolute favorite! Gorgeous work on all of your projects as well.

  16. These are so beautiful! I love the tag! Excited for the labels

  17. Your c\projects are beautiful! I especially love the pink flowers!

  18. Beautiful cards with these lovely floral designs! Love the pretty ink colors!


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