Altenew Educators’ "Secret Card Recipe" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway
My secret to get a lot of use of my supplies! Join me and the other Altenew Educators in today's Secret Card Recipe blog hop! You should have come from Nancy's blog on this hop, if not, please start at the very beginning at the Altenew Card Blog. There's loads of great inspiration to see!
When I sit down and craft I sometimes do not have a specific card for a specific person or event in mind. That for me is a good occasion to take out any one stamp set to have a really good look at all the images and try and figure out new ways to use them.
To do this I usually stamp out all those individual images on to card sized pieces of scrap paper that I keep next to my work area. I might for example try and stamp out rows to make a border or background pattern or try out color combos. I then store the most promising "scrap cards" in the plastic pocket together with the stamp set to serve as instant inspiration the next time I take that set out.
Often I try to stamp those smaller images into a wreath shape because I feel it's such a useful shape on a card. This is what I have done today.Majestic Bouquet stamp set for these cards.
If you want some more inspiration using this beautiful set check out this post from the Majestic Bouquet release hop.
That's the Majestic Bouquet set that you see in the background of the pic above, it's the largest stamp set that Altenew has ever made and it came out to celebrate their 8th anniversary last April!
So what do you think of my secret card recipe - which card do you prefer? Please leave a comment below and you might just win one of these great prizes from Altenew!
On this blog hop Altenew is offering $130 in total prizes; a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! For a chance to win, leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer's blog post by October 30, 2022. Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on October 31, 2022.
There's more - join our party! We have included an Inklikz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your own beautiful, Altenew "Secret Card Recipe" creations. We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party, and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!
Here is the list of all the blogs on this hop :
Altenew Card Blog
Helen Kalb - you are here!
Anna Patricia Mahtani
Love your cards. Helen! The rainbow one is my favourite!ReplyDelete
Beautiful wreaths, thanks for sharing your secret card recipe!ReplyDelete
I do love the green card best of all. So nice with the little bird to make it more three-dimensiontional. The wreath theme is always a favourite to me as well. They are all very welcoming. Giod job!ReplyDelete
Very pretty! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Love these wreaths! So creativeReplyDelete
Love the wreath cards, especially the rainbowReplyDelete
Love what you did here! Great job. The green leaf one is my favorite but they are all very lovely and clever!ReplyDelete
Beautiful wreath cards to inspire others.ReplyDelete
Great idea to use a circle die to get the wreath to look right.ReplyDelete
I like the orange the best. It's my favorite color.ReplyDelete
I love wreaths! The rainbow wreath is my favorite.ReplyDelete
This sounds like such a fun way to spend an afternoon. I will take a look at my stamps with this "recipe" in mind and see what sparks the imagination!ReplyDelete
Beautiful. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
I love these CAS cards! Great idea to use one stamp to make a wreath!ReplyDelete
What a clever idea Helen, using individual stamps to create a wreath, thank you, this opens up another window for me.ReplyDelete