Altenew Educators’ "Clean and Simple" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

 Today I am very happy to be participating in the Clean and Simple hop at Altenew - CAS is one of my favorite styles so this theme was a lot of fun for me! 

And look! Altenew used my fruit for the blog hop banner, yeah!!!

Since it is summer time in Germany where I live I was inspired to use the Simple Fruit stamp set and my gorgeous Altenew Crisp Inks for my cards. 

The first cards I made for this hop were the two strawberry ones, because we had just eaten some sweet and delicious strawberries after dinner, I felt super inspired!

For a good color gradation and making these strawberries look a bit more realistic; I first stamped the fruit in the lightest color then partially over-stamped  in one or two darker colors, sponging away some of the ink from the stamp every time. Please note that for the strawberry I cut off the leaf part to stamp that individually in several shades from the Green Fields family.

For the card above I used the Red Cosmos color family and for the next card below the Red Sun family.
I absolutely need to use a stamping tool for this kind of stamping since I over-stamp each image up to 5 or 6 times!

I cannot decide which combo I like the most so please tell me in your comments below which one you prefer!

The next card features the orange slices from Simple Fruits here I used the orange inks from 

Here I tried to concentrate the darker colors on the peel of the orange - it does not have to be perfect and I do not even own the ink cubes - I always use my oval inks.

The last card I made using what I decided was a kiwi - maybe it's another fruit altogether? Here I used several random green inks from my collection until I was pleased with the result.

To complete these cards I stamped Thank You from the lovely Baby Zoo set - one of the first that I bought back in 2015 and still a favorite!

To finish these cards I cut the panels slightly smaller than an A2 card base to have a fine border and a tiny bit of height. To some I added a strip of washi  but not sure if I should have - CAS or not CAS?

You should have come from lovely Joylita's blog and your next stop is Lana who I am sure have some beautiful CAS  creations to show you as well!

As usual Altenew is very generous with prizes! This time they are giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 certificate to 4 other winners! To win, please commet on the Altenew Card blog and/or each designer's blog post by July 3, 2022.

Also join the party using the Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew CAS creatiobns.

They will pick their favorite handmade creation from those who joined the linky party and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate.

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from comments left on each blog stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on July 4, 2022.

Michelle Burnier
Annemarie Caister
Kari Vannov
Susan Stagno
Ann Taylor
Susan Busada
Nenette S. Madero
Irina Fonina
Eva Bussom
Rosie Neustaedter
Helen Kalb - this is me!
Neha Aggarawal
Penny Pynnonen
Karen Brown
Bridget Casey
Nandini Karmakar
Nancy Souza
Pam Boedeker
Tenia Nelson
Rachael Shedeed
Virginia Lu
Amber Rain Davis
Roteja Galvan
Laurie Patterson

Thanks for stopping by, have a look around while you are here!

Disclosure: Please note that I do not participate in any affiliate programs and do not receive any payment for producing this or any other blog post. I only post about products I love and provide product links purely for the convenience of my readers. All the products used in this blog post were purchased by me personally.


  1. AnonymousJune 27, 2022

    Less is really more in your hands!

  2. Verna AngerhoferJune 27, 2022

    I love those yummy fruit card designs !

  3. AnonymousJune 27, 2022

    Such adorable cards!!!

  4. These are some cool stamps. They look like they were hand carved. LOVE it.

  5. Great stamp set and great CAS cards.

  6. I love these CAS designs! I have this stamp set- thank you for the inspiration!

  7. AnonymousJune 29, 2022

    You make me want this set!

  8. Absolutely perfect summery cards! Love the designs!

  9. AnonymousJune 30, 2022

    partial to the strawberries, but all colors work, I like when you added the color stripe behind card.


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