Altenew September 2018 Holiday Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Welcome to the Altenew September 2018 Holiday Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway! Here is the layout I created with the new supplies:
Merry Christmas by Paige Evans
You can watch the process video to see how this layout came together:

I started with the Bountiful Branch stamp set. There are 7 layers for the berry branch and I stamped a whole bunch of them in a whole bunch of different color combinations :) This took awhile, but I wanted them to be the main focus of my layout. Once I had all of the images stamped I took some time to fussy cut them all out (hopefully there will be a coordinating die in the future!)
Then I needed to figure out what to do with all the berry branches! I picked a gray patterned paper from the Reflections collection which sort of looks like it has snow falling - perfect for Christmas and winter! I arranged the berry branches into a border and glued them with foam tape and left the edges free to bend up and create lots of dimension.
To decorate inside the frame, first I die cut the Cozy Flannel Cover Die from kraft cardstock and used it as a stencil to apply modeling paste. Once that dried I spritzed and splashed Iridescent Spray mist on top. Then, I die cut a few Creative Edges: Evergreen Die border and tucked them into the bottom.
Then I got a bit technical to make the title - I love the "Merry Christmas" sentiment in the Mini Christmas stamp set, but it was too small for this page to be the title - I needed it big! So I took a picture of it and then used Photoshop and Illustrator to turn it into a cut file. I hand stitched through the custom title die cut using all six strands of white embroidery thread and then adhered them next to a photo.
To finish I typed, printed, trimmed, and adhered journaling between the title and the die cut evergreen tree borders. I had tons of fun making this layout and love the pops of color the berry branches provide! I thoroughly enjoyed combining lots of the new holiday products from Altenew to create this festive page and hope you'll check 'em out too!
To celebrate this release Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 9/19/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/22/2018!
Here is the hop list:

81 comments

  1. oh my...such texture and depth. Amazing work!

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  2. Oh wow! I love how you used those beautiful holly branches on your layout- just stunning!

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  3. You fabulous Altenew scrappers always make me wish I scrapped! How wonderful!
    =]

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  4. Gorgeous layout! That stamp set goes perfectly with your picture!

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  5. Amazing. Love the use of stamps on your layout.

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  6. I am stunned by the amazing work on your layout. Beautiful.

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  7. gorgeous layout - thanks for sharing:)

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  8. This is such a beautiful bright creation. Wonderful.

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  9. WOW, just look at these colours! And how many of these did you make?! :-) Wonderful layout!

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  10. Love the tree cutouts and how you let them hang a little to actually create a forest effect! The shadows make them look very realistic

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  11. Beautiful layout! Love the colors you have used.

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  12. Wow!! What a gorgeous layout!! Love those branches!

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  13. Beautiful layout! I love the colors and all the pretty branches to give the look of a wreath!

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  14. Wow, the time & effort was well worth it - this is just stunning!
    And the photo is pretty awesome, too. Cute.

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  15. What a PHENOMENAL LAYOUT! This needs to be FRAMED!

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  16. Wow, I am loving that set so much and way gorgeous colors!!!!

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  17. Wow what a gorgeous layout! I just love the mixture of colors! Just so vibrant and cheery looking!

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  18. Wow Paige! Beautiful layout! I can't believe you fussy cut all of those branches! Hurts my hands just to think about it!! Thanks for the inspiration today!

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  19. Wow, that must have been a lot of work! Love how it turned out!

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  20. The inspiration layout is really, really gorgeous! I love that delicate frame you have created.

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  21. wonderful layout for those cute little kids!

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  22. Your layout is Awesome! I love the different colored branches. Beautiful!

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  23. That is a lovely layout. It will be a beautiful memory.

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  24. Amazing layout with my absolute favorite set: Bountiful Branches. I love your design!

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  25. Awww!!! I'm melting down for this beautiful, gorgeous layout!

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  26. So pretty! I love everything about your cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. Such a lovely, vibrant layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. Such a beautiful layout. Love the vibrant colors.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  29. I love all the texture & layers in this stunning page! Wonderful design!!

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  30. Beautiful page with awesome colors and details, and a sweet pic! Love the textures! I love all this Christmas inspiration along the hop!

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  31. I love how you combined so many items from this release in your layout, it is gorgeous! The Christmas jammies are very cool and your children are beautiful, great picture.

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  32. Your scrapbook layout I gorgeous and the children on it are darling. I love how you used the stamp set to frame your children and the title of the page. The colors are fantastic and match the colors of their pajamas so well. Thanks for sharing your design with me.

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  33. This is sooooooo gorgeous! LOVING that adorable photo, the floral wreath and you KNOW I always LOVE your stitched titles!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!

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  34. Such a lovely layout! Great job!

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  35. Whoa! This is one amazing layout! So much texture & colour, not to mention a super cute picture. Thanks so much!

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  36. What a cool layout! Love the berry branches frame and how you anchored it with the die cut tree borders.

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  37. Wow - what work you put into this amazing layout - thanks for sharing!!!

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  38. This is another wonderful release from Altenew with great variety, but I really love those Bountiful Branches and the Blessings stamp set. What an absolutely stunning layout!!

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  39. Absolutely beautiful page. Great job!

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  40. Gorgeous layout! My hand would have definately been tired after all that cutting. I love the layers and textures. The kids are adorable!

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  41. Super fun! I love how you stamped the branches out of of colors to match the pajamas then kept the rest of the background to light neutrals. It makes for a really striking page. And the Merry Christmas is a labor of love, but so worth it! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  42. Yes, I love the texture! You never disappoint!

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  43. Your layout is stunning! I hope they come out with a die as well. I can't believe you cut them out by hand.

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  44. Wonderful layout--love the berry branch framing.

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  45. I am loving the Bountiful Branch set more and more . . . I could never do all that cutting, but your layout looks AWESOME with all the colors! WOW!

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  46. Love how you created a frame with those wreath pieces and the stitching and stenciling add such a great texture!

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  47. Fabulous layout, I love the stitching.

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  48. What i love about scrapbook versus cards is the much larger space for your creations! Love this page, thanks for sharing.

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  49. This is a beautiful layout! I love the pretty colors and all the magical details!

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  50. what a great design! luv the depth created with all of those branches!

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  51. I really like how you framed your layout. It looks neat! :)

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  52. Beautiful layout, the holly branches are lovely!

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  53. What a gorgeous and detailed LO Paige! Love the colors and all accents. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  54. Wow, amazing layout. So much fabulous movement, depth and texture.

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  55. Such a gorgeous page. The Bountiful Branches offer so many possibilities.

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  56. What a fun, bright and colorful scrap book layout! You put a lot of work into this project!

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  57. Beautiful designs and layouts! I can't imagine how long these take, but the results are wonderful.

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  58. Fabulous. Love the colors
    and the design. A page to
    keep forever. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. Truly a wonderful and creative layout. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Wow Paige! It must have taken forever to fussy cut all those branches but they do make a beautiful border :) Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

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  61. Your layout is so pretty! I love how you used all the berry branches as a border. :)

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  62. Very colorful layout which support the pix.

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  63. Am in love with your beautiful holly layout and white trees! So beautiful and love the stitching on the title!! Great dimension and so colorful!

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