Altenew June 2022 Fine & Dandy Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Hi crafty friends!

Today I am participating in a wonderful Altenew blog hop to celebrate a huuuuuuge release called

Fine & Dandy!

In this release, there are stand alone dies, hot foil plates and stencils.


You may have found your way here from the amazing Terri Koszler if not, you can start at the beginning of the blog hop on the Altenew Card Blog

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 certificates to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post by 06/27/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/29/2022.

Let's Look at my Designs


Where do I start with these cards? I used lots of different paper crafting delights here.

Altenew were kind enough to send me some brand new cardstock for this release. I received two shades Brushed Copper Metallic Cardstock & Brushed Rose Metallic Cardstock. The shades are beautiful and so it made sense to me to die cut a whole background from each colour using the Scallops Cover Die which is also in this release. By the way, this cover die cut so well and I will be using it again!

Remember the Belladonna Lily Stamp? Well, I stamped it twice and here I did some simple Copic colouring to compliment the cardstock colours. For the brushed rose I used E70 & E74 and for the brushed copper G24 & YR24. To separate the sentiment and Lily, I used one of the dies from the also newly released, Stitched Scallop Circles Die Set


So, it's just been Father's Day but knowing this release was coming out near it, I decided to design some cards that would be helpful for the guys in your life. I know cards for men can be challenging, so I thought you would appreciate some inspiration for them.



I think (or assume) guys wouldn't be too keen on a fussy floral card....step in the Fine Rings Hot Foil Circles!

I used gold and black hot foil as they give a strong contrast. I had to do a a bit of on/off the hot plate but it is worth it for the effect. I then die cut the Essential Sentiments Strips Die set in black and gold cardstock. That wonderful 'happy thoughts' sentiment is from previously released stamp Fragrant Florals that was in the Craft Your Life Project Kit. To finish I matted on black cardstock and popped up the panel for some dimension.


Now, how fantastic does that Exquisite Marble Hot Foil Plate look?!

This hot foil plate is a beauty. It transferred the foil so well and the effect was outstanding. I can really see this in different colours, which I intend to try, but for today's card and matching tag, I wanted to keep the gold and black theme. For the 'DAD" sentiment I used the Fine Alphabet Die Set and cut the letters out several times with shiny black cardstock. I glued three laters together for each letter. Loved how they turned out. The tag was cut from the new Labels & Tags 1 Die Set also in this release, after I had hot foiled the Exquisite Marble plate again on white cardstock.

To finish, some black dots to tie it altogether.


Oriental Poppy Project Bundle


Now for something very special......The Oriental Poppy Project Bundle!!!!!


I have written separate blog post for this beauty because it's so gorgeous and it took a long time to create as it's a trifold card with a matching belly band. So, if you want more details, you are welcome to check out my next post, but make sure you comment on this blog post as it's part of the hop and I would not want you to miss out on your chance chance to win!


Well friends, I hope you enjoyed visiting today? You are welcome to stop by anytime for further inspiration or you can visit my Instagram @cherylespiecreates where I try to post new designs 4-5 times a week.


Your next stop on the blog hop is the super talented Nathalie DeSouza so go show her some love and support.


Until next time....




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