Altenew Storybook Fantasy Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello. I am super excited to be joining Altenew as a guest designer for the new Storybook Fantasy release.

You should have arrived here from Tenia Nelson

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/15/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/17/2021.

I was so happy when I saw the gorgeous new stamps and dies. I have five cards to share showing a variety of cards using the new products.

My first card showcases the gorgeous Once Upon A Time stamp set and coordinating dies. I used the stamps to make a scene card, adding some ink blending. I coloured the horse and cart with Altenew artist markers

For my next card I used the whimsical herringbone stamp set. This is a great background stamp with some wonderful sentiments. For this card I watercoloured the background, stamped in black ink and heat embossed the sentiment on to vellum

Here is the Books Are Magic stamp set and coordinating dies. I coloured the book image with artist markers, then lined the image back up with the stamp and heat embossed in gold. I blended the background in yellow and stamped some of the cute little images from the stamp set in the same inks to add some interest.

These beautiful floral images are from the Book Engravings layering stamp set and coordinating dies. There is also a colouring stencil for this set. I kept this card clean and simple with the focus on the flowers and leaves.

For my last card I coloured my image from the Tall Tale stamp with artist markers and used the book stamp to do some repeated stamping to make the background. Coordinating dies are available.

You can find all the products at the Altenew Store click here to shop.

Hop along to be in with a chance of winning and check out all the other designers beautiful projects and inspiration.

The next stop on the hop is Agnieszka Malyszek

Thanks for dropping by. Take care for now.


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Here is the blog hop line

Altenew Card Blog

Laura Bassen

Jaycee Gaspar

Amanda Baldwin

Emily Midgett


Nicole Watt

Norine BorysNichol Spohr

Erum Tasneem

Jennifer McGuire 

Therese Calvird

Yoonsun Hur

Svitlana Shayevich

Barb Engler

Virginia Lu

Michelle Short

Lilith Eeckels

Terri Koszler

Tania Ahmed

Jenny Colacicco

Laurie Willison


Kymona Tracey

Teresa Litchfield

Reiko Tsuchida

Karen Brown

Amber Rain Davis

Rachael Shedeed

Maryam Perez

Tenia Nelson

Katrina Howe. You are here

Agnieszka Małyszek

Keren Baker

Dana Joy

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Published by Crafty Lemur

UK based self taught crafter with a love of card making, cross stitch, art and design. Altenew Certified Educator. Follow me on instagram @craftylemur. Visit my YouTube channel Altenew affiliate link

51 thoughts on “Altenew Storybook Fantasy Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Absolutely amazing creations for this release! Great job! My personal fav is the “Books Are Magic” card. Thank you for sharing these.

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  2. Wonderful, wonderful cards. I love the gold, sparkling stack of books. And the wonderful saying with the girl reading. Reminds me of how much I loved and still love to read and dream…


  3. I really love the new herringbone stamp and your lovely rainbow background! I also adore that golden stack of books you made! Just perfect against that background.

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  4. You made a large group of cards for this hop and each one is just great! I love the horse and carriage card, the chevron card, the floral card, the reading card; everything! Thank you for so many great ideas.

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  5. Nice variety of cards. My favorite is the first one using the Once Upon A Time stamp set as I’ve not seen much of this on the Hop. I like the way you put together the scene and your coloring is vibrant.

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  6. Love them all! Especially love the rainbow colored background, I’m really into that right now. Wondering what die used for the third fourth and fifth cards around the outside edge?

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  7. Katrina, You are a real asset to this blog hop. All your cards are splendid. What an amazing creation that first card is! WOW. That horse and buggy looks like I was wearing 3D glasses. Awesome scene.

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