Altenew May 2019 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hi there and welcome to my stop on the Altenew May Release Blog Hop! I’m so glad you’re here.

I’ve got two cards to share with you today, both using the BIG, brand new A Walk In the Woods 6×8″ stamp set! I’ve always been a huge fan of woodgrain, and this stamp set is fast becoming one of my faves you all!

A Walk in the Woods stamp set — it’s 6×8 inches!

Here’s why I love this set:

  • The woodgrain stamp is big enough to cover your whole card! YES!
  • Those sentiments are so good.
  • You can use it for both masculine and feminine cards — sometimes masculine cards are so hard to make, but not with this stamp in your toolbox!

So first up, a card for the men!

Happy Father’s Day

Dad and I love to go hiking together, so this sentiment is perfect for him. I was hunting around in my collection for a tree stamp and then it dawned on me that I could use the Festive Silhouettes CHRISTMAS stamp — yeah!

Full confession here, I don’t have the matching Festive Silhouettes dies so I had to hand-cut the tree — I know, right? Better get on that, stat! (PS. You can pick them up together in a bundle and save!)

I used the Coffee Break mini cube set to ink this up — I just swiped the ink cube across the stamp instead of tapping it. Love all of the browns in this set — you can blend them together to make them look even more like woodgrain. I’ve got a video to share how easy this is in my instagram stories! I’ll also show you the best way I’ve found to stamp this — without using a MISTI. :)

To finish off the card, I added the Happy Father’s Day stamp from the Best Dad set and a few enamel dots and that was that

Happy Mother’s Day

Now how about a feminine take? This time I went with a Mother’s Day card featuring the Stunning Cosmos Bundle.

To add a feminine twist, I softened the woodgrain by swiping over it with a little watered down white acrylic paint! I have a lil video in my instagram stories for this as well.

Then to finish off the card, I decided to cut the woodgrain background into strips and then I inked the edges with some espresso ink. After I put it together I had another idea to make a picket fence out of some pieces — can’t wait to try this!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 5/15/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/18/2019.

Hop On

Your next stop on the hop is Enza Gudor’s blog— I can’t wait to see what she’s made! Here’s the full list in case you’re just now joining us or encounter a broken link:


Note that these are my affiliate links so if you make a purchase by clicking the link below I’ll receive a small commission at no charge to you — thank you!

Here’s the star of this post: A Walk in the Woods Stamp Set!

Here’s the full list of Altenew supplies:

Thanks so much for joining me and let me know if you have any Q’s! xoxo

66 Replies to “Altenew May 2019 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!”

  1. Dee Earnshaw says:

    sweet cards – love how you have used the new products:)

  2. Susan Strawser says:

    Love that woodgrain and the flowers


    Beautiful cards!

  4. Meghan Kennihan says:

    What a fun way to use that wood grain stamp! Beautiful!

  5. Jenrescuemama says:

    I love the flexibility of this stamp set! Both cards are lovely and perfect for the occasion.

  6. This is one of the nicer woodgrain stamps I’ve seen & I like how you incorporated it into a card for a man & a woman. Great way to show the versatility. I’m also taken with the sentiments. Thanks.

  7. Natalie Godfrey says:

    Adorable cards!

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  9. Kelly Kennedy says:

    Wow, this is a versatile stamp! Love the cards you created!

  10. Denise Bryant says:

    These cards are so pretty! A Walk in the Woods set has so many awesome sentiments to choose from!

  11. Gorgeous cards. I love how you used the wood grain. I also really love the cosmos. <3

  12. Nice card, like your card!

  13. Lisa Byers says:

    Love your cards!! Such great examples using Altenew’s new stamp set. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.

    1. Nice cards. I love that you showed a masculine and a feminine card using the wood grain background.

  14. Dee-Dee Riggs says:

    Right??! I love that wood grain stamp. You can use it in so many different ways and I’m learning color it in so many different ways I didn’t even know you could. And I love that you can use it for both male and female. Great cards!

  15. Maureen Ladd says:

    Such a pretty way to use the wood grain on a feminine card!

  16. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Beautiful cards! You did a great job showing how the woodgrain background can work for masculine and feminine cards. On your second card, I love how you cut the woodgrain background into strips! A Walk in the Woods stamp set is definitely on my wishlist!

  17. Carmela Hubler says:

    I do love the wood grain stamp! I love the texture and how you have used it as the background for your projects!

  18. 2 lovely cards using that neat stamp set!

  19. Great cards…I love the new products!

  20. Thanks for sharing the walk in the woods stamp and the espresso ink is beautiful.

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