Altenew March 2022 Whimsical Fairy Tale Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in prizes)


Hi crafty friends!

Today I am thrilled to be participating in the Altenew's Whimsical Fairy Tale Blog Hop, where they are celebrating the release of new stand alone embossing folders & stencils.

You may have found your way here from the super talented Jaycee Gaspar if not, you can start at the beginning of the blog hop which commencing at 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 certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/31/2022 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 04/02/2022.


Let's Look at my Designs


Scalloped Frame 3D Embossing Folder

This 3D embossing folder, Scalloped Frame is going to be a staple in my stash. It forms a fantastic backdrop for a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card. I used it here to frame the Fancy For You Die with a little bit of pink ink blended colour. I added some bling to compliment the colour and voila! This simple design can be made to any colour you like, with any die cut sentiment you like and be ready to go for whatever occasion. What more inspiration do you need?


Sylvan Baroque 3D Embossing Folder

Well, isn't this folder a beauty? I love the swirls, its so pretty. For my design, I added some ink to the inside of the embossing folder. Only on the raised edges. I swept the ink pad across, so it would give a distressed finish look. It was an experiment, but it worked!. I then ran the Sylvan Baroque embossing folder through my machine with some heavy weight cardstock. I only ever use heavy weight cardstock, minimum 100lb. I finished with a sentiment that had a mixture of fonts which complimented the design. To finish, I added some black enamel dots to the centre of the flowers. Simple, but effective.


Peony Sunshine 3D Embossing Folder

Okay, this design took a bit more time to create than my previous two cards. This was because I decided to cut alternated strips of cardstock and place them in the Peony Sunshine embossing folder before I ran it through my die cutting machine. I was curious how this would turn out, but it looked pretty cool actually. It was a challenge to get a picture that could really show up the definition of the folder, but thankfully as its a 3D embossing folder, you can see it not too bad.

As with my other designs, you can mix and match this technique with any of the embossing folders in this release. And, all different coloured cardstock!


I hope you enjoyed visiting today? You are welcome to stop by anytime for further inspiration or you can visit my Instagram @cherylespiecreates as I try to post new designs 3-5 times a week.

Your next stop on the blog hop is the amazing Jenny Colacicco so go show her some love and support.

Until next time....








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