Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cosmos Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Justine Hovey
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For some reason, I just love metal dies. Sure, I realize there are alternatives out there with electronic machines and digital files. However, there is something about running a die manually through a machine and picking out the different types of paper to layer together, that I just love. Putting together 3D dies, for me, is a mindful activity and I just adore the end result.

For my first card, I die cut several flowers from the Craft-a-Flower Cosmos Layering Set( ALTN ) in using two different colours of cardstock. One in pink hues and the other in peach. I layered them on top of each other and adhered them down onto the background. Placing your flowers a little off-edge makes the background look more natural. TIP: when you trim off the flowers hanging off the paper, use the leftovers to fill more white space.

One thing I like most about these flowers, is that there is an optional Cosmos Layering Die Set + Gradient Cardstock( ALTN ) with cardstock in four shades, so you can easily get die cutting!

Giveaway

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 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 02/12/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/15/2021.

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The next person in the hop is Erum Tasneem and she will have some fabulous inspiration surrounding this layering set so you can gather even more ideas on how to use it!

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58 comments

Pam Boedeker February 7, 2021 - 3:59 pm

You are so right . . . putting these flowers together is mindful. Working with the colors you’ve chosen makes it feel like spring.

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Barbara-Jean February 11, 2021 - 6:48 pm

Love the cards and the dimensions created!

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dolly/scrapthat February 7, 2021 - 4:12 pm

I LOVE these!! They are gorgeous! TFS!

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Bernadette February 7, 2021 - 4:19 pm

Love that you just used the blooms on the first card.

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Deborah S February 7, 2021 - 6:21 pm

I have loved Cosmos since I was a child, my mom always planted one huge section of our garden with them. These dies perfectly capture the delicate beauty of the flower.

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Peg Frushour February 7, 2021 - 5:02 pm

Great job – love the texture!! Your cards are gorgeous!

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Tema February 7, 2021 - 5:36 pm

Stunning cards made with a gorgeous die set!Loveit all.

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Nicki Baxley February 7, 2021 - 5:41 pm

Beautiful card. Love how you made a background with the 3d flowers!

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Inkin' Chickie February 7, 2021 - 5:51 pm

Great ideas for the layers. It almost looks like they fall into the cards.

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CAROL SNEDDEN February 7, 2021 - 6:18 pm

great idea to cover the card in just flowers.

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Linda BL February 7, 2021 - 6:23 pm

Very pretty cards! Love the simplicity of each card–very effective.

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Maureen Reiss February 7, 2021 - 6:41 pm

Wow!!! Gorgeous cards!!!!

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Jan Castle February 7, 2021 - 7:08 pm

Oh so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing.

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Liz O February 7, 2021 - 7:40 pm

Gorgeous design Justine! Love this new CAF set, thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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Carolyn Reiners February 7, 2021 - 8:02 pm

I love both your cards. The mix of colors in the designs is very pretty.

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Maxine February 7, 2021 - 8:54 pm

I really like both of these cards! The one with several blooms just looks happy. The one with the stems is simplistic and elegant!

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Karen Hale February 7, 2021 - 9:18 pm

Awesome cards. The new Cosmos CAF is gorgeous with or without stems. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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Esther February 7, 2021 - 9:25 pm

Two beautiful cards! I love how you created a background with flower on your first card!

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Roxanne Tellini February 7, 2021 - 11:08 pm

Oh, I like that look. Those random blooms without any greenery, it looks like 3D patterned paper! Great showing.

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Shirley February 7, 2021 - 11:37 pm

Great job as always

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Vickie S Davis February 8, 2021 - 12:19 am

Love that you used just the flower die on your first card!

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Katie Amodio February 8, 2021 - 12:54 am

I absolutely agree. I also spend too much time cutting the layers in white and then painting or coloring them in some other way. It’s relaxing and focusing. Nicely done!

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ava gavloski February 8, 2021 - 2:14 am

Great striking presentation with the white background.

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Marisela Delgado February 8, 2021 - 2:41 am

Such beautiful cards, Justine! Just lovely!

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Michelle Pokorny February 8, 2021 - 2:51 am

Pretty cards! I love the CAS look of the second card.

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Susan Babcock February 8, 2021 - 3:39 am

Your cards are beautiful. I like how you spread the flowers on the first card, that’s a lot of work!

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Nandini Karmarkar February 8, 2021 - 4:09 am

Love the new CAF set. It is an absolute must-have! And thanks for the amazing inspiration. Your work is beautiful!

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Meghan Kennihan February 8, 2021 - 4:28 am

I LOVE both but the one where you did the whole background is my fav!!!

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Lisa February 8, 2021 - 5:31 am

You chose very soothing colors – lovely cards!

Cosmos is one of my mom’s favorite flowers, so they always remind me of her. 🙂

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Kim Walth February 8, 2021 - 5:58 am

Love the pink layers. That card stock was out by the time I ordered. when I get some I may have to case your card if that is ok.

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Dorothy Ayotte February 8, 2021 - 6:21 am

Both of your cards really display the beauty of this new craft a flower die set! Fantastic cards!

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Brandi Case February 8, 2021 - 7:26 am

You’re cards are beautiful, those flowers pop!!

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Denise M Freeman February 8, 2021 - 7:45 am

Love your cards Justine! The sunshine sentiment is just awesome – I didn’t see a link, I’ll be on the look-out now. I’m sure I’ll find it. Thank you, Denise

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Lois K February 8, 2021 - 1:11 pm

Two beautiful cards. Love the color combination you used.

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Helen F February 8, 2021 - 2:26 pm

Gorgeous cards, Justine! I love the card with just the flower pretty flower heads! Super pretty! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂

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Mary Kay Ross February 8, 2021 - 5:46 pm

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Justine! I love the colors that you chose and can’t wait to try out this new flower.

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Deepa Lakshman February 8, 2021 - 8:32 pm

Your cards are very pretty.love the colors you chose for the same.

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Sarah B February 8, 2021 - 10:38 pm

Such pretty flowers in both examples. Thanks for the tip about using the cut off parts to fill in around the edges. The simplicity of the second card makes it no less appealing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Denise Bryant February 8, 2021 - 10:45 pm

Awesome cards! I love the colors you used for these beautiful cosmos flowers!

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MENDY CRUMPTON February 9, 2021 - 1:43 am

I’m not always tempted by the flower dies but this one I have to have. Amazing and love your card.

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barbara lassiter February 9, 2021 - 3:06 am

These are beautiful!

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Andrea Palmer February 9, 2021 - 4:16 am

So nice an spring time colors. This set is becoming my favorite with each site I visit showcasing this set.

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Lindsey Fabian February 9, 2021 - 5:09 am

I like the clean lines of the “Sunshine “ card and the sentiment is great. Is that Altenew also?

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Priya February 9, 2021 - 5:15 am

I love working with dies too. Manual die cutting is my stress busting activity! I recently bought my very first layering flower die from Altenew. Can’t wait to add to my collection.

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Deborah February 9, 2021 - 6:01 am

Hello, Great idea using the flowers layered as the background. Thank you for sharing.

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Liz Kuhn February 9, 2021 - 6:24 am

Peach and Pink are always a huge hit, and a great way to get ready for spring that is not far away! Just gorgeous 🥰

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Lisa February 9, 2021 - 8:00 am

I really liked the color choices and use of the flowers for the first card and how you explained how to make the flower background more organic by the slight overlay in off the card.

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Lori Lewis February 9, 2021 - 3:19 pm

Beautiful as a full background?

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Sadia Ashraf February 9, 2021 - 7:15 pm

Love this CAF Cosmos die and your card is gorgeous!

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Angela Restad February 10, 2021 - 1:31 am

Love the simplicity of your cards which makes them elegant!

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Nancy K Rodeberg February 10, 2021 - 3:38 pm

Beautiful! I love the flowers used as a background.

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Lauryne Cunningham February 10, 2021 - 4:26 pm

I love the colors you used on your cards- so pretty!

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Cyndi Morris February 10, 2021 - 5:46 pm

I love your beautiful cards and I love the CAF Cosmos set! The sentiment on the second card is so perfect for these times.

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Barbara A Van Meter February 11, 2021 - 2:45 am

Such a sweet card.

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Marcia Fellner February 11, 2021 - 3:29 am

Both cards are beautiful. I love how you showed they could be used without the stems , creating a unique card.

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Gail February 11, 2021 - 4:07 am

Love your cards, Justine. So clean looking and beautiful colors.

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Julie Greaves February 11, 2021 - 10:55 am

Beautiful cards. Love the flower background on the first one – a different idea. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration. 🙂

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Michele W February 12, 2021 - 7:21 am

Great cards! I wouldn’t have thought to use the yellow card base for the second card but it really works with the sentiment. Looks like the sun behind the card. Thanks for sharing!

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