Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon Release Blog Hop + Giveaway





It is time for another new Build-A-Flower release from Altenew!  Welcome to the blog hop and hope you love this Snapdragon set as much as I do.  You should have arrived here from the very talented Jess Francisco.  The stamp set is available by itself or for a 5% discount bundled with inks.  If you don't ever want to miss a new Build-A-Flower release, you can subscribe here.  You will get a specially discounted price from $35.00 to $29.99!


There's a matching die set you can purchase to go with it.  Inside your Snapdragon Build-a-Flower Stamp set, you will find examples with ink colors suggestions, and on the back is this guide to stamping the layers.


I had a blast with this set!  I really loved the movement of them and was amazed at how many layers come with this set.  Like all of the BAF sets, once you stamp it out, you are set and can stamp away.  I was thrown off with this one a bit in the beginning of stamping because that bottom stem is totally separate and if not lined up, your die will not match up.  But you'll see in the video, it worked out beautifully.  I first created a Traveler's Notebook spread.


As I usually do, I stamp out a lot of flowers and have them ready to use.  So even the first batch where they didn't line up exactly in the die, I still used.  You'll see in the video more of how I really just made this more imperfect with the watercolor background.


I also used a couple of sheets of pattern paper from the Reflections 6x6 pad, doing some fussy cutting to add to the dimension and a contrast of color to build on my watercolor background and Snapdragon flowers.  And then I pulled in some of the embellishments from the Live Your Dream scrapbook collection.


My large photo on the right side is busy with the large trees, but instead of changing it to black and white, I worked with the colors of inks I used and the fussy cut pattern paper to pull from it.  I also used some of the pattern papers under the photo on the right, and then layered some of the stamped and die cut snapdragons.


I used two of the three sentiments from the set on the Traveler's Notebook and was inspired to use the third as gift tags.  Teacher Appreciation, Mother's Day, and graduations, recitals are all coming up and I can always use some pretty tags.  


I die cut several tags using the Silhouette Cameo and then a watercolor background again, but did not layer any of the stamped and die cut flowers.  I went with a bolder contrasting color for the stem so it would really pop.


Using just a few of the layers of the flowers and not lining them up gives a really free, watercolor look.  And while you are already creating, it is a great way to have some tags on hand when needed.


You can see from the video how the Traveler's Notebook and tags came together using this set below or in HD on my YouTube channel here.


Now onto the GIVEAWAY!! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/10/2019.

Your next stop is thIlina Crouse. GOOD LUCK and ENJOY the hop!!!

SUPPLIES USED: (Affiliate Links)
Snapdragon Build-a-Flower Stamp set
Altenew Crisp Dye Inks:
Espresso
Forest Glades
Caramel Toffee
Blush
Buttercream
Volcano Lake
Puffy Heart
Frayed Leaf
Rouge
Peach Perfect
Frosty Pink
Cotton Candy
Lagoon
Caribbean Sky
Emerald
Reflections Paper 6x6 Paper Pack
Live Your Dream Embellishment Bundle
Nuvo Glitter and Crystal Drops
Nuvo Rose Triad Gemstones

And wanted to share the end result of the tags used for Teacher Appreciation gifts next week with a quick photo I took today.  They are all lined up and ready to go!  My daughter can write a message on the back to each one.


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45 comments:

  1. Love your page layout and all of those pretty tags!

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  2. Beautiful pages and very pretty tags!! :)

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  3. Beautiful card and tags!!

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  4. Beautiful tags and layout. Love your background with the watercolored snapdragons!

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  5. Your layout is stunning. I love how you did the flowers in layers. Gorgeous. The tags are spectacular and I am sure all the recipients will be thrilled.

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  6. The tags turned out really cute. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Nice projects! Lots of inspiration.

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  8. Your projects are gorgeous! I especially adore your tags!

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  9. Fab incorporation of these florals on your page and tags. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  10. So BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE snapdragons and these are GORGEOUS!!!

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  11. Great idea to add on tags, page layouts as well as cards. What great fun colors too!

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  12. the tags are so pretty.

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  13. Such a stunning layout! WOW! And I love the tags! Sooo sweet!

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  14. Beautiful cards, layout, and tags! Love the colors you used on them!

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  15. Omg!!! You took this flower stamp to a whole new level!! Everything you created is amazing!

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  16. Awesome projects. Love the gorgeous colours you have used.

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  17. Terrific projects. Your scrapbook layout is gorgeous and the tags are a darling embellishment for the teacher's appreciation gifts. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  18. Lovely layout and gorgeous tags...thanks for sharing!!

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  19. Fun ideas, thanks for sharing.

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  20. A gorgeous layout, Patricia! So soft and whimsical! Your gifts and (tags) you have created are so clever and special! I'm sure everyone who receives one will treasure it. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us all.

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  21. Love your soft colors, Patrica. Your layout is very pretty!

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  22. Beautiful journal layout and tags. I love your color choices. So soft and sweet. Gorgeous!

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  23. Your journal pages are exquisite & I love those cute tags!

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  24. So pretty using them on tags too, the ideas are endless with this amazing set....luv Ursula Longworth xx

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  25. Gorgeous TN' spread pages and tags Patricia, love this new BAF set! The sanpdragon images are very pretty.Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. Loved the gorgeous layout with all of the beautiful snapdragons. Such a wonderful way to showcase that lovely angel! Your tags are adorable and such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent, it is greatly appreciated.

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  27. Amazing inspiration for bringing my stamps into my albums. Gorgeous!

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  28. What a good idea to make tags from these lovely stamps.

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  29. Your projects turned so nicely. Very colorful.

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  30. Your layout is magnificent. The colors just right for the photo. All of your samples are exquisite.

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  31. The floral images are a wonderful highlight on your beautiful scrapbook pages.

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  32. Beautiful new BAF set! Love your pretty creations with these gorgeous snapdragons!

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  33. Beautiful projects!! I love the layout in your traveler's notebook!!

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  34. Your projects are wonderful - but I especially love your tags!

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  35. Your projects are so pretty!

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  36. Beautiful colors on the layout and tags.

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  37. Beautiful projects. I love those gorgeous snapdragons and the colors you chose are lovely.

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  38. wow your projects are awesome - thanks for the inspirations:)

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  39. Hi Patricia :) You've been one busy lady! I thought it was interesting that you started with the Traveler's Notebook Spread. All your projects are lovely! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  40. Beautiful layout and tag!!!. Soooo pretty.

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  41. Gorgeous! I cannot wait to get my hands on this set and play. Makes me have memories of my Mama.

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  42. Fabulous pages and tags. Love your fun colors.

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  43. great projects! luv the tags!!

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  44. Great projects! Your snaps are beautiful. And thanks for the video. It was fun to watch you create.

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