Hello there! Hope you are having a great first month of 2017 so far. I am so excited to be sharing projects and new products with you today, especially because I’ve been waiting to spill the beans for so long!!
Altenew just released a bunch of hot and fresh stamps, dies, and inks – and TWO of the stamps are designed by me! Woo Hoo!
If you know me well and follow my Instagram – you already know I am a planner lover. I’ve been searching for the perfect planner stamp in the market and couldn’t find anything that really spoke out to me. What a girl to do? I went and designed not only one, but two!
This Basic Headers stamp set (on the left) focuses on very simple and basic things you would use in a planner. I thought really hard to create something clean so it can be used on all sorts of planners, journals, notepads, and diaries. Also, these designs fit any hand-writing styles perfectly! I will share a planner set up video soon (once I get over this horrible cold) so you can see this stamp set in action!
The Basic Borders stamp set (on the right) is not only great for marking multiple days in your monthly calendar (like vacations, business trips, special days, etc) but also great for scrapbooking and cardmaking.
This card was made using the Basic Borders stamp set along with the Label Love stamp set. I partially stamped the heart border image to create a focal point. Some hearts are even upside down to create some interest. These images were stamped using the new ink colors, Sunkissed, Bamboo, and Limestone.
Then I stamped the “Love U” sentiment from the Label Love stamp set using the Dusk crisp dye ink, cut it with some white border and mounted on the card layer with foam tapes. To add some fun final touches, I added a natural twine, clear sequins, and clear droplets.
See those blue splatter in the background? I used the Dusk re-inker and clean water and splattered it over the card layer. So much fun!
This card was created using the Basic Header stamp set. Yes, you can use the planner stamp set on a card! Isn’t this so cute? I paired it with the Coffee Love stamp set – mixing and matching different stamps can certainly maximize the use of them. I just love how this turned out!
Using the circle mask on the card layer, I first stamped the coffee mug image with the Coffee Break ink set to give a various shading effect.Then I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment using the Jet Black crisp dye ink. I also added some gray splatter for a coffee stain look.
I hope you enjoyed checking out these projects using my very first stamp sets! It was nerve-racking trying to figure out how to make my ideas come to life, but I am so happy with these. I hope you are as well, and I cannot wait to see what you create with them.
See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!
Giveaway #1 — Enter for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate! Leave me a comment below by sharing your excitements on this new release! I will announce a lucky winner on Feb 4th, 8am EST.
Congrats, Nandini!!! You are the lucky winner of the giveaway! (And thank you for your lovely comments!) Please email Altenew at firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject “January Release Blog Hop Winner From Nicole’s Blog” to claim your prize!
Giveaway #2 — To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, February 2nd at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, February 4th.
I am participating in a special blog hop to celebrate this fun release! Next stop on the hop is the amazing Marika, and you can check out the full blog hop list below.
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Laura Bassen
- Virginia Lu
- Simon Hurley
- Lydia Evans
- Heather Hoffman
- Ashley Horton
- Kelly Latevola
- Debby Hughes
- Suzy Plantamura
- Eunyoung Lee
- Erum Tasneem
- Lilith Eeckles
- Emily Leiphart
- Yana Smakula
- May Sukyong Park
- Aimee Dow
- Agnieszka Malyszek
- Sveta Fotinia
- Nicole Picadura —> You Are Here
- Marika Rahtu
- Jennifer McGuire
- Therese Calvird