Altenew Summer Adventure Stand-alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi! I’m so excited to be part of the Altenew Summer Adventure Stand-alone dies release blog hop! If you are following along the hop, you have just come from the wonderfully talented Joy De Souza. If you happen by chance, I hope you can join us on this wonderful adventure!

There are $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 06/23/2021 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 06/25/2021.

Whenever I make an investment into a new craft item like a stamp or die, I always try to find ways to stretch its uses. This release gave me that opportunity! Lately I have been creating mini slim line cards and I thought why not use this dies and try to use them on a mini slim line card.

This wonderful Peeking Leaves cover die was so perfect for this size and so easy to work it into a mini slim line. I used the die and die cut it on some matte gold specialty cardstock. And for the background, I chose one of the lovely papers from the Dreamy Sunset paper pack and cut it down to a 3.5″X6″ mini slimline size. I then adhered the die cut on top and trimmed off the sides. Using my paper trimmer, I trimmed off a fourth of an inch at the bottom and the sides and matted onto the coordinating gold cardstock which gave it an 1/8″ matting on all sides.

For the sentiment, I used the All About You Word die set, a set full of sentiment dies and their coordinating shadow die. I die cut the “hello” from jet black cardstock three times and adhered them together to create a little dimension. I cut out the shadow from the matte gold cardstock. I then adhered it to them lower bottom of the card. I finished it off with some sequins.

My second card is also a mini slim line, but this time I used the Rippling Rings Border Die. This die has a kind of retro vibe to it.

I placed the die onto a maroon pearlized specialty cardstock from my stash and did some partial die-cutting. I placed the top of the die-cutting machine plate only at the upper part of the die. I ran it thru my die-cutting machine and doing so only die cut the lower part of the die, leaving the upper part still attached to the cardstock.

I did this same technique on another piece to make two sets. I just use a craft knife to trim out some areas that were still attached to the die.

I used another paper from the Sunset Dreams paper pack, a beautiful green ombre watercolor wash. I trimmed it down to a mini slime line size, matted it with the same cardstock I used for border die. Then I added it to both sides of the panel, this time on a horizontal orientation.

I added the “hello” sentiment with matching maroon shadow. To finish it off, I added some black sequins which I think added to the mid-century feel.

I hope that these cards have inspired you! Next on the hop, is the lovely Keren Baker who has lots more inspiration for you!

‘Til next time!


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Jennifer McGuire

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Jenny Colacicco

Erum Tasneem


Nicole Watt

Simon Hurley

Therese Calvird

Amanda Baldwin

Tania Ahmed

Verity Biddlecombe

Emily Midgett

Bridget Casey

Virginia Lu

Victoria Calvin

Tenia Nelson

Colleen Balija

Nathalie DeSousa


Maryam Perez

Karen Brown

Michelle Short

Agnieszka Małyszek

Patricia Roebuck

Carol Hintermeier

Zinia Redo

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Kelly Griglione

Mindy Eggen

Natasha Davies

Joylita Dsouza

Anna Mahtani

Keren Baker

Laura Bassen

Sande Woodson

Raquel Bowman


42 thoughts on “Altenew Summer Adventure Stand-alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. I love the way you used the Peeking Leaves Cover Die to make a mini slimline card. It looks great. I must have this die!


  2. I agree with stretching the value of my purchases by using them in new ways. Love your mini slimline versions, showing the versatility of these dies.


  3. I thought you ink blended the background on first card then realized it was from paper pack, I guess that paper now goes on my wish list along with the die. Great job on both cards! Thanks for sharing!


  4. Two amazing cards! Love the colors you used and these two dies are two of my faves from this release. Thanks for you inspiration!


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