Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Altenew Thank You Cards

Now that Christmas is over, I have a lot of thank you cards to write, and I wanted to try out one of my Christmas gifts to make a set of thank you cards. I asked for Altenew's Stargazer Salutations Creativity Cardmaking Kit for Christmas, and I had so much fun using it to make several thank you cards. The kit comes with the stamps and dies that created the layered lily and leaves as well as the little cluster of tiny flowers, and then it also includes the "Thanks" die and shadow as well as a giant "you" die. There's a 3D embossing folder in the set, also, and the whole set is on sale for just under $40. Do I sound like an ad for Altenew?😁 Anyway, I have a feeling I'm going to get a lot of use out of this beautiful set!

For these cards, I used some card bases I had in my stash that feature pink, orange, and yellow. I stamped and die cut several lilies and leaves as well as the small clusters of flowers and experimented with different colors as well as coloring in the small flower clusters, ink blending over them, or leaving them plain with just a stamped outline. I also tried a few different variations of pinks for the lilies. I adhered most of the pieces with liquid glue but used foam tape to pop the lilies up a little. I just love how detailed the lily and leaves are!

 Challenges I'm entering: 

Ultimate Inspiration Challenge: Altenew Year in Review 2023

I chose the January inspiration photo and focused on the beautiful pink lily: 

A Place To Start ( ATG Option: New (I used a new stamp and die set) (ends at the end of the month)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (4/10; ends 1/3/23)

We Love Stamping: Winter Flowers and/or Foliage or ATG (2/3; ends at the end of the  month)

Stamping Sensations: Favorite Colors (I love pink, orange, and yellow together! So cheerful!) (2/3; ends at the end of the month)

Digi Choosday Cardmaking & Crafting Challenge: ATG (2/2; ends 1/9/23)

613 Avenue Create ( ATG with an optional twist of any winter holiday (ends at the end of the month)

Gem of A Craft Challenge ( ATG (2/3; ends 1/6/23)

Allsorts challenge blog: Cold and Ice or ATG (ends 2/4/23)

Beautiful Blossoms Challenge: ATG with flowers as the focus (1/8; ends 1/15/23

The Diva's that cut ....paper! ( Flowers (3/4; ends at the end of the month) DT Favorite 1/3/23


  1. A wonderful bunch of thank you cards, that Lily really pop from the beautiful backgrounds. Love so much the warm sunny colours!
    Thanks so much for joining us again at We Love Stamping!

    1. Alice, thank you so much for all your sweet comments on my recent blog posts! Your kindness is much appreciated!

  2. Beautiful and thoughtful thank you cards Carrie! Thanks for playing along at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and supporting us.
    Donna xx
    Inspiration Station Challenge
    Paper Funday Challenges
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge

  3. These are so beautiful, thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!

  4. Absolutely beautiful set of cards and love the beautiful stamped/die-cut lilies.Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Carol DT x

  5. Many thanks for joining us again at Allsorts with this pretty floral card.

    1. Thank you very much, Lorraine! Happy New Year!

  6. Such a gorgeous array of Thank You cards, love the colour palette. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

  7. Beautiful set of cards!! So nice to see you again in our December challenge gallery at Die Cut Divas.

  8. A fabulous set of card. Love the lily image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
    Avril x

  9. Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  10. Another fabulous flower set, so beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts and at We Love Stamping Challenges. Happy New Year.
    DT Mervi