Altenew July 2022 Summer Love Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)


Hello crafty friends!  Today is an exciting day, as I am taking part in a blog hop to help celebrate the Altenew July 2022 Summer Love Embossing Folders and Stencils Release. This release is filled with lots of gorgeous new designs and I am certain that you will be inspired by all of the incredible creations along the hop.  I hope you will join us and hop along to celebrate this fabulous new release!  We can't wait for you to see all of the amazing new products and what you can do with them!


Fantasy Emblem 3D Embossing Folder

 The Fantasy Emblem 3D Embossing Folder is such a beautiful and elegant design, I felt that it needed something as equally elegant.  I started by adding a layer of crackle distress paste and then embossing the entire panel once it was dry.  It is hard to see it, but I love the subtleness of it.  I then went over the embossed image lightly with a soft blue ink to highlight it and bring it out even more and then went over it all with a gold metallic wax to highlight the design even more and it also kind of sinks into the crackle paste as well.  I paired it with a gold embossed sentiment and more gold around the edges of both the embossed cardstock and heat embossed vellum.  I really love how this turned has a beautiful distressed vintage feel to it.  This is really a beautiful 3D folder!

 Flower Vines 3D Embossing Folder and Simple Coloring Stencil

Card #1

The Flower Vines 3D Embossing Folder is such a pretty floral design!  And to make this one even better, it has a coordinating Simple Colouring Stencil.  For both of my cards for this folder I wanted to keep them pretty and simple.  For the first I used a piece of light blue cardtsock and embossed it.  I then went very lightly over the top of it using a white pigment ink.  Once the pigment ink was dry....and that takes a long time lol, I went over the design with a bit of gold metallic wax.  That paired with the pigment ink highlights the floral design beautifully.  I paired it with a simple gold heat embossed sentiment and a touch of gold glitter and that's it.  Such a sweet floral design this is!

Card #2

For my second card again I kept it really simple, but wanted to highlight the stencil used with the embossing folder.   And super pretty is this folder and stencil combo!  The stencil aligns perfectly over the embossed image.  You can have a card knocked out in's that easy when you have products that coordinate so perfectly like these do.  All I added to it was just a sentiment and a few embellishments and added it to a soft blue cardbase and that was it!  I imagine this stencil would be super easy to use as well without the embossing folder...that'll be for another day.


Sunshine Blossoms 3D Embossing Folder and Courageous You Colouring Stencil

Who doesn't love a big and bold floral!  The Sunshine Blossoms Embossing Folder is just....filled with 2 big and beautiful blooms!  You can either use the folder as ir or you can pair it with the Courageous You Simple Colouring Stencil.  I made 2 cards using these products. The first one I did a bright pink ombré watercolour wash and simply embossed the panel and added a simple sentiment.  This is gorgeous as is!  

For my second card I embossed the cardstock first and then added in the gorgeous colour using the colouring stencil.  I first added a light layer of ink to the flowers without the stencil to just give it a base and then went over top of it to add the details using the stencil.  The  stencils make it so easy to add colour to the embossed image. All it needed was a sentiment and that was it. How gorge are these big bold blooms!

Geo Triangles 3D Embossing Folder and Colouring Stencil

 How fun is this Geo Triangles 3D Embossing Folder and coordinating stencil! This folder looks cool just as is or you can step it up a notch using the stencil.  Or you could even use the stencil on its gives a really fun effect!  For my card I decided to use both the folder and stencil.  Once embossed I added the colour using the 4 layer stencil in different shades of pink and added some gold heat embossing for the last layer.  I love how quick and easy this comes together and the colour combinations and possibilities are endless with this!  

Playful Circles 3D Embossing Folder

How fun is the Playful Circles Embossing Folder!  The name suits it perfectly!  This folder is covered with awesome 3D circles...but not just any circles.  If oyu look close enough (yes they are hard to see) but if you do, you will see that the circles kind of slant down on either side, which I think adds to the 3D look of it even more.  So I thought this called for a fun rainbow background! I simply just did some rainbow ink blending on a piece of  mixed media paper and then embossed it.  Added some white paint splatters and a fun sentiment and I called it done!  This one is really lots of fun and playful!

Tiled Chevrons 3D Embossing Folder

The Tiled Chevrons 3D Embossing Folder makes a beautiful background!  This folder is great because you can use it a nice and subtle background or you it can even be the main start. What's even better is that it is perfect for masculine cards too, just like I did above and paired it with a very yummy looking cupcake and a bit of ink smooshing.  It didn't need much more to make a fabulous birthday (or any other occasion) card.  The chevron design of it makes it appear as if it more 3D than it is really cool!

 Jungle Leaves 3D Embossing Folder

The Jungle Leaves Embossing Folder has a really fun stylised leaf pattern to it.  Big gorgeous loopy jungle leaves!  It is a really fun pattern and was the perfect backdrop for the inlaid diecut heat embossed hello.  It makes for a quick and easy but very effective card.  The big hello was a perfect match for the big leaves.  I love the not so simplicity (does that make sense lol) of this folder.  I can see this folder beong paired with so many other designs too.....very versatile!

The Summer Love release is filled with something for everyone!  You can check out the full release of products here.   From elegant, to big bold florals and also sweet and darling florals and geometric designs....they've got you covered no matter your style.  You can also click here for the Summer Love Release Mini Inspiration Guide.

Special Offer!

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Giveaway Prizes
$300 in total prizes!  To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners!   Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer's blog on the hop list below by 07/28/2022 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 10 winners randomly from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/29/2022.


Blog Hop Order

I hope that you have enjoyed the inspiration I shared today and feel inspired yourself.  Below you will find entire hop list. You should have started the hop at the Altenew Card Blog and then made it to me from Bridget Casey. Your next stop to head on over to on the hop will be Reiko Tsuchida

You should have made it here from 

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day!  Until next time,





  1. So many pretty cards and you used the cupcake ... one of my go to stamp sets. stamping sue

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. I love them all, but my favorite is the first one :)

  3. What wonderful design ideas!
    Sheri Willard (

  4. AMAZING job with the embossing folders! I LOVE your designs and colors! LOVE the pink one most!

  5. The cards are great. I especially love the two with the big florals - so pretty, and the ink blended dots card. Great ink blending with awesome colors!

  6. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful!

  7. Adore your Geo Triangles card.

  8. Your first card is so elegant and pretty. I LOVE the look--it is perfect

  9. So many beautiful cards! I love the soft colours, it’s so pretty!

  10. Wow! Beautiful designs! I can't pick a favorite- I love them all!

  11. Twana Griffin26 July, 2022 12:58

    Wow! All your cards are so beautiful that I could not choose a favorite. Thank you for sharing so many different designs and techniques.

  12. Nice variety of style and colors. My fav are the two using the Sunshine Blossoms folder. the ombre card is quite different than expected, and the one with the stencils is lovely. All your cards are very creative.

  13. All cards are beautiful! I like the geo triangles folder which includes a stencil. Cool idea! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Lissette Long27 July, 2022 03:29

    Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.