Altenew | Build-A-Flower: Crocus | Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends!

I’m so thrilled to be participating in another blog hop for Altenew today! I know you’re going to love this new release, so let’s get right into it!

This release blog hop is all about the brand new Build-A-Flower set – Crocus. These images are to die for, so get ready to be inspired. Every time you order an Altenew stamp set the layering guide is included – so you’ll always know how to line up those images perfectly. I find this super helpful, especially when I’m using the stamps for the first few times.

You can also bundle up and save! This Build-A-Flower can be purchased with a set of 8 coordinating ink cubes and the coordinating dies. If you purchase the bundle, you save 5%. There is also an option to sign up for a monthly subscription plan for the Build-A-Flower sets. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Build-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 β†’ $29.99)

For today’s hop, I have created two projects for you to help showcase the versatility of the stamp set. My white-on-kraft card for last month’s Snapdragon hop were a big hit, so I decided to do another one with the Crocus. I heat embossed the sentiment in the center and used one of the crocus layers to repeated stamp a frame for my card. I used a gel pen to draw in some accents and inked the edges for a little interest.

For my second project, I did a bunch of masking and layered stamping in purples and yellows. Then, I die cut a few flowers and leaves and popped them up in front for some extra interest and dimension. I added a crisp black sentiment up top and a sheer ribbon for a touch of elegance. I added clear droplets to the flowers to make it look like dew. I love how this one turned out!

You can check out the video tutorials for both of my cards below or HERE and HERE on YouTube!

Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Therese Calvird

Nathalie DeSousa

Virginia Lu

Svitlana Shayevich

Laurie Willison

Ilina Crouse

Jess Francisco <— you are here!

Ashlea Cornell <— Next stop!

Patricia Roebuck

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Maryam Perez

Jaycee Gaspar

Amber Rain Davis

Kelly Griglione

Teri Wilson


Emily Midgett

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/09/2019.

Thank you so much for hopping with us today! I can’t wait to see all of the amazing projects you guys create when yours arrives. Be sure to share them on social media and tag Altenew (and me if you’d like!), so I can see what you’re up to.

Hugs and love,

126 thoughts on “Altenew | Build-A-Flower: Crocus | Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Dawn Jones says:

    I love the white heat embossing on kraft, this really made the flowers look very different from the traditional stamping. Beautiful cards.


  2. Darlene DeSario says:

    Your kraft card is lovely. I love the bright colored one! The dimension and colors are just stunning. Tyfs and inspiring us with tour creativity!


  3. sandy m says:

    Both of your cards are amazing. I especially love the Kraft card. That is my favorite color of cardstock so anything done on it is fine with me.


  4. Jenrescuemama says:

    The more I see these stamps on paper, the crazier I am about them. Love your white on kraft cardstock. Simply beautiful!


  5. Helen says:

    Jess, these are such lovely cards. Like that you’ve used a more traditional crocus image on one card and the classically artsy design on the other. It demonstrates the versatility of this set so well. tfs


  6. Lisa Byers says:

    I love your cards. The second one is my favorite. I lean towards bright colors and this card is gorgeous. Wonderful design!!


  7. OliveM says:

    The first card is really different (I didn’t see your previous card), and I really like it. Absolutely love the colors you chose for your second card, they are the perfect crocus colors. Thanks for the inspiration.


  8. Cyndi Morris says:

    Beautiful cards. I love the styles and the colors. This crocus is gorgeous and offers so many possibilities for different techniques and designs.


  9. Beverly Jordan says:

    I so in love with your first card that shows off the beauty of the new crocus silhouette! Two beautiful cards and so many gorgeous ideas to try!!


  10. Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    I am loving that white on craft card! Your other card is pretty cool too! Thanks for the video tutorials! They are always very helpful!


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