Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Lush Garden Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

The widely popular Craft Your Life Project Kit this month is so beautiful! These kits have so much value that it was immediately sold out when it was launched last month! I am almost sure that the Lush Garden kit this month will not ne an exception! It features a 6X8 stamp set with coordinating dies, a simple coloring stencil that coordinates with the stamp set, an embossing folder and a simple layering stencil that coordinates with the embossing folder! These items are exclusive to the kit and are not sold separately.

If you are following along on the blog hop, you have just come from the uber talented Tina Smith. If somehow you get lost along the way, you can start over at the Altenew blog. There you will find more information on this fantastic release!

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 08/18/2021 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 08/20/2021.

I have a three cards, one kit inspiration for you this month. I will also be using the Spring Garden Watercolor Brush Markers along with this kit for all the cards. I also made a video tutorial on how I created them.

Card #1: Scribble

I will start with the first technique which is a little more involved which involves scribbling the pigment from the waterbrush markers directly onto a heat embossed image.

Card #2: Smoosh

This technique is the simplest one of the three. Scribble the pigment onto a craft mat, spritz with water and smoosh your card onto the surface. I also added splatters of gold watercolor ink after dry embossing it with the 3D embossing folder from the kit.

Card #3: Stamp

This technique is, in my opinion, the most fun! I scribble the pigment directly onto the stamp and stamp it down on the paper. This creates a loose watercolor effect and is so easy to do!

If you would like to know more on how I made these cards, it’s all on my video tutorial linked here.

I hope you were inspired!

Click on the links below on more information about this months kit and the Craft Your Life subscription plan:

Next on the hop is the lovely Linda Westfall.

‘Til next time!



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Note: I am affiliated with some online stores including Altenew, Hero Arts, Concord & 9th, and Trinity Stamps. If you use any of the links below, I get a small commission from these wonderful shops at no extra cost to you. Thank you so very much for your support! I truly appreciate it!

Blog Hop List:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Norine Borys 

Vicky Papaioannou 

Therese Calvird

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Daniel Diaz

Tenia Nelson

Michelle Short

Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Erum Tasneem

Amanda Baldwin

Jenny Colacicco

Emily Midgett


Maryam Perez

Laurie Willison

Terri Koszler

Reiko Tsuchida


Dana Joy

Erin Thompson 

Nenette S. Madero

Tina Smith

Anna Mahtani

Linda Westfall 

Natasha Davies

Joylita Dsouza

48 thoughts on “Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Lush Garden Release Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. My favorite is the vellum cut flowers. You can still see all the color through them but it lets the eye rest too.


  2. GORGEOUS cards! They remind me of a field of poppies on a hot summer day. LOVE the techniques and the pops of gold, the use of water brush markers and vellum. Brilliant and such a great inspiration! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!


  3. Thank you so much for the informative and interesting video showing these techniques. Your cards are lovely. You made it look so easy, I’m inspired to try out your ideas.


  4. Awesome cards! Thank you for sharing your YouTube video demonstrating the techniques you used to create these cards – they’re wonderful.


  5. My dear friend, I am so behind in leaving love on blogs and videos, and I’m so sorry about that! Look at all this gorgeousness though!!! I’ll make time to watch the video later today (and hopefully all the others I have missed) but I wanted to drop in and tell you that your work is always so beautiful and your tutorials are always so inspiring. So happy to see your name in a list with JM!!! Wishing you all the best my squirrel sister! 😘


  6. Beautiful new kit, love all your cards. Great video showing how you made each card. Backgrounds are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.


  7. Thanks for sharing how you did your cards! Great inspiration! Your are the most unique techniques so far. Love them. Thanks


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