A Few Updates

Hello!

It has been over a week since we opened our store. We have been very busy sorting and packaging stamps, but due to the large number of orders received on the first day, we experienced a little delay in processing them.  We would therefore like to apologize to everyone whose package was not shipped within 5 business days.

Many of you contacted us asking whether we will be re-stocking the sold out stamp sets and when.

We placed an order with our manufacturer, and expect to have the stamps back in stock by the second week of May.

Thanks for your patience. We will be back soon with videos, project ideas, and guest designer features.

Stay tuned!

Winners of the Blog Hop Giveaway!

Wow!! We were simply BLOWN away by your response on our premier blog hop!

Thank you very much for all your support and feedback! The store will be open soon, exactly at 10.00 a.m. EST.

Comments were closed at 8:59 a.m EST, so I went ahead and selected three winners through random.org. Are you ready?

Here are the three winners who will each receive five Altenew stamp sets of their choice:

 

Karen O’Reilly

MelissaBG

and

Britney Duong

Winners, please email us at [winner@altenew.com] and let us know your stamp choices, as well as your address.

Altenew Premier Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to our very first blog hop!

A number of talented designers have gathered to showcase some of our brand new stamps. All the stamp sets were revealed yesterday, if you didn’t see them yet, you can take a look at them here.

We designed some cards to feature our stamps. Since there is a long line of cards, let’s get started!

This card features the Super Script set. With a simple water color and glitter background, you can easily use one of the sentiments from this set as the focal point of your card.

This card features the Painted Flowers set. The flowers in this set work well together, would you believe that I made this card without any planning? I simply started by stamping the top left flower and went along from there. I love pairing this set with our Label Love set, and here I embossed one of the sentiments with gold embossing powder, trimmed it and adhered with foam tape.

This card features the Dodecagram set. One of the images from this set was embossed in gold on a scrap piece of card stock, and then colored with Copic markers. On the card base, the word “celebrate” was stamped repeatedly at an angle to create a patterned background. Don’t feel intimidated! It took less than ten minutes to finish the stamped background!

This card features the Sohcahtoa set. Simply stamp and let your creativity go wild! You can do a lot with this set! Check our Pinterest board to see other examples.

This card features the Hennah Elements set. Once again, I opted for simple stamping to show how you can use the various elements to create beautiful designs. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of card stock, trimmed and raised it with foam tape to add interest to the card.

This card features the Simple Shapes set. The shapes in this set are designed to work and “fit” together. As you can see in this card, they all align perfectly. The sentiment is from the Thoughts & Reminders set, and it was embossed in white on vellum. The vellum works very well in isolating the sentiment, yet not entirely blocking the beautiful stamped background.

We love how versatile the Simple Shapes set is, so we have a couple more cards to show you some different ways of using this set. In this card, The seven elements of a traditional Tangram puzzle were used to stamp a boat. If you search for Tangram, you will find many more examples of what you can stamp!

You can also create your own designs and patterns! Here, the shapes were used to create a stack of cuboids. Once again, a sentiment from the Label Love set was used to complement the card’s graphic design.

This card features the Faux Veneer set. Here, the sequin wood veneer stamp was used to create the “sprinkles” for a birthday card.

This card features the the Lace Up set. The lace design was embossed in white on a cream card base, and one of the sentiments from the set was stamped on pink card stock, trimmed and adhered with foam tape.

This card features the Sketchy Cities America set. The Boston skyline was stamped and water colored, and as in the previous card, one of the sentiments from the set was stamped on white card stock, trimmed and adhered with foam tape.

The skyline stamps were designed in a way so you can use them either portrait or landscape. Here, the New York skyline was embossed in white on black card stock, and the sky was pained with metallic paints. Such a dramatic effect!

This card features the Ori Kami set. The butterfly from the set was embossed in gold and colored with Copic markers.

And lastly, we have this card featuring the Figure Effects set. The images were stamped on a scrap piece of card stock, and then die cut with a square die. The same die along with a kraft knife were used to create the frame which was then covered with Black liquid enamel.

I hope you found some inspiration in our featured cards! Now hop along to see what our amazing designers created:

Your next stop is the queen of stamping Cristina Kowalczyk!

And here are the rest of the designers along the hop:

PRIZES

To celebrate the Grand Opening of our store, we are giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments left here on this blog.

There is more, each designer will also choose a winner from their blogs for specific Altenew stamps, so don’t forget to hop along and leave comments.

Yo have until Monday April 7th 8:59 EST to leave your comments. You may enter up to three comments on each blog:

  • Comment on the project, or the stamps, or let us know what you would like to see in future stamps
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Like us on Pinterest

The winners will be selected and announce on Monday April 7th as we open our store at 10:00 am EST!

Full Reveal

For the past two weeks we have been showing you bits and pieces of our upcoming stamp sets. The time has come to reveal the sets in their entirety.  Are you ready? Here we go!

There you go, all fourteen sets that will be available for purchase on Monday April 7th.

I hope you will join us back here tomorrow for our premier blog hop. Some of the most talented designers from the paper crafting community will be showcasing these stamps in their projects, and there will be lots of prizes!

Sneak Peek Day 7

Hello everyone!

Just three more days and we will open shop! We couldn’t be more excited!

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at what is coming. Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments. We are very happy to see your positive feedback!

Today is the final day of Sneak Peeks, and I will introduce to you the last two sets from our first collection. Here we go:

This set contains a mix of large sentiments which can serve as encouragements and reminders. For card makers, these can be used as the focal point, as a subtle background, or to imprint patterns on shapes and stamps. These sentiments are also great for scrapbooks and framed arts. There are lots of possibilities, and I will be looking forward to see what you make!

 

I LOVE stick figures! I once made a birthday card using a stick figure to tell a story. Drawing from scratch is time consuming, so it was decided then that one day I would design a stamp set with stick figures! Well, that day is here! This set contains a number of stick figures in various actions. They are accompanied with a variety of sentiments so that you can mix and match, or use them individually. I hope you will love this set, and use it to send someone a smile!

Join us tomorrow tomorrow as we will do a full reveal of all the stamp sets.

Sneak Peek Day 6

This set features two of America’s iconic city skylines – Manhattan and Boston.  The sketchy style is an urban twist on a skyline stamp, and will add a fun, artistic, and edgy look to your projects!  This set includes sentiments for a variety of occasions- so you don’t need to live in one of these cities to enjoy using these stamps.
Hundreds of years before ink pads and photopolymer stamps, a common form of paper crafting was the Japanese art of origami- the name “Ori Kami” comes from “ori” meaning folding, and “kami,” which means paper.  We have chosen to honor this art form with a fun and beautiful stamp set!  In addition to the animal forms, you will find sentiments which correspond to their symbolism.  The images look great stamped on their own or colored in, but you can also achieve an authentic origami look with paper piecing.  We know you will enjoy playing with this set!

Sneak Peek Day 5

  When we think of lace, we generally think delicate, feminine and vintage, but in this set, we have looked at lace with a whole new perspective. With a modern and bold look, this large lace design can be used in many different ways. You can emboss it, stamps it and color, or use it to impart patterns on various shapes.Whatever you choose to do, this set will give a unique look to your projects.
Don’t own a label maker? No problem! Now we have label tape style sentiments! You can stamp them in various colors, stamping them directly, or paper piecing them, and for added authenticity, emboss a layer or two of clear embossing powder to give them a glossy finish.

Sneak Peak Day 4

We just love stamp sets that allow you to create different patterns.  This one contains an array of basic shapes that can be used to form an endless number of designs!  This set was actually inspired by Tangrams – a tangram is a Chinese game containing wooden shapes that you use to solve picture puzzles.  Those seven pieces, along with a few other basic shapes, make this an extremely versatile set.  We cannot wait to see how you use it!
Wood veneers have been popular in paper crafting for quite a while, and it’s no wonder why!  They are the perfect little accents to add to any project.  This set will allow you to break free from the limitations of actual wood veneers by stamping your own!

Sneak Peek Day 3

Not only does this set have trendy triangles that can be used in a variety of ways, it also has many everyday sentiments in a modern font. I hope you will love this set as much as we do!
This set contains many elements which were inspired from Hennah designs across South Asia. The sneak peek itself has four separate stamps, and there are many more! You can mix and match these elements to create lots of different looks.
On Friday Jennifer will introduce you to some more sets, so make sure to come back and check them out!

Sneak Peek Day 2

Hello and welcome back!

Yesterday I introduced you to Altenew and showed you a little sneak peek of two stamp sets from our first collection.

I must say, I was completely overwhelmed by your positive response! Thank you so much to everyone who commented.

As promised yesterday, I have some more sneak peeks to share today.

Day 2 Sneak Peek

This set is a personal favorite of mine. I have always admired intricate geometric designs, and this particular set was inspired by patterns found in the Qarawiyyin Mosque in Morocco, which was a center for knowledge and science in the Middle Ages.

 

This is a set of Magnolia flowers. I think Magnolias make one of the prettiest blooms in Spring! This set has several Magnolia flowers that can be mixed and matched to create unique clusters.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you here again tomorrow!