Altenew • October Release Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to Altenew October 2015 Blog Hop!

You probably just came from extremely talented Yana Smakula. If not please start from the beginning at Altenew blog and see what other members of Altenew’s design team have come up with.

Today we are celebrating the release of 12 new inks and 17 dies.  20151002_releaseBlogHopI made four cards using new supplies from this release.

For the first card I stamped flowers using Scribbled Flowers  stamps set with new inks Desert Night, DuskOcean Waves, Sea Glass  on a cream cardstock and die-cut them with new Scribbled Flowers Die Clean and simple card for @altenew October 2015 release by @s_shayevich. #card #cardmaking #handmade #diyStamped leaves with new Dark Chocolate ink on a kraft base and layered flowers with foam squares followed by adhering the sentiment from the same stamps set stamped with Dark Chocolate ink on kraft cardstock stripe.

The next card is made using Painted Butterflies stamps set and new coordinating dies set – Painted Butterflies Die. I stamped sentiment and several butterflies on a white panel using Midnight VioletDeep IrisLavender FieldsSoft Lilac inks. To make some kind of gradient effect I stamped two butterflies tree times each level (to make stamped image more intense). After finishing stamping I started playing with dies. Embossed three butterflies with dies and partially die-cut one. Finally I mounted the panel on a purple card base and added some gems.
Clean and simple card for @altenew October 2015 release by @s_shayevich. #card #cardmaking #handmade #diyNext two cards are holidays ones.

For this one I used Poinsettia & Pine stamps set and new coordinating Poinsettia & Pine DieClean and simple card for @altenew October 2015 release by @s_shayevich. #card #cardmaking #handmade #diyStamped the pinecone with Dark Chocolate ink on a cork sheet and then colored it a bit with same ink and fantastix tool. Stamped pine branches with Dark Chocolate ink on a green cardstock and die-cut them. Finally I die-cut happy word with new Happy Die  from a cork sheet and the same green cardstock and adhere two die-cuts together. On white card base stamped holidays sentiment (from Halftone Happy stamps set) with ink Dark Chocolate. Finally adhered the cork happy, pinecone and branches on the card base.

For the last card first I stamped pine branches cluster on a white cardstock panel  using Poinsettia & Pine stamps set. I wanted to play with new ink so to make green used Dusk and Mango Smoothie. Along with Dark Chocolate ink to make pine needles look more realistic. For stamping I used MISTI, to get presice stamping.
Next I die-cut twice happy word using new Happy Die from white cardstock. One die-cut I covered with Distress Glitter Festive Berries and glossy accent. After glossy accent dried out adhered it in the middle of the panel followed by the white die-cut adhered on the top of it (slightly shifted to create some kind of shadow). Finally I stamped holiday sentiment (from Halftone Happy stamps set) with DuskMango Smoothie and Dark Chocolate inks? adhered it to the happy die-cut and added some sequins.
Clean and simple card for @altenew October 2015 release by @s_shayevich. #card #cardmaking #handmade #diy


To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate to their online store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, October 9 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, October 10.

To make thing more fun – I will randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by Friday, October 9 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here in this post on Saturday, October 10.


The winner of $30 Gift Certificate is Natalie Godfrey. Congratulations!

Please e-mail to claim your prize. I will also be e-mailing you.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I really appreciate your attention to my works!


The next stop in the blog hop will be amazing i-am-losing-my-mind-looking-what-she-does Marika Rahtu.   If you got lost, please go back to Altenew Blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

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September 29, 2015



  1. Reply


    October 2, 2015

    Beautiful cards Svitlana! Love them all!!

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      Svitlana Shayevich

      October 3, 2015

      Thank you, Tasnim!

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    October 2, 2015

    I love your CAS style. These cards are stunning. The last is my favorite…if I had to make a choice!! 😉

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    Linda C

    October 2, 2015

    Love the purple card!

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    Melissa L.

    October 2, 2015

    Gorgeous ink colors and the Poinsettia & Pine set is lovely too.

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    October 2, 2015

    Those purple inks are love. Pretty cards.

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    Sheri D

    October 2, 2015

    All of your cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them. Would love to have the new inks!

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    Amber McGary

    October 2, 2015

    Gorgeous cards!! They are so beautiful!!

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    October 2, 2015

    Such pretty cards, especially that gorgeous purple one. I just love the colours!

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    October 2, 2015

    Lovely cards !

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    October 2, 2015

    Обожаю ваши работы! Новые цвета просто обалденные! Думаю, мы не раз еще увидим их в деле! Так держать!

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    vicki dutcher

    October 2, 2015

    Awesome use of other mediums! Love that cork a lot!

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    Liz McAllister

    October 2, 2015

    Love the blue and kraft

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    October 2, 2015

    The butterflies are my favorite. Beautiful!

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    October 2, 2015

    Now this is a foursome of extraordinary beauty. Each of these cards is so different yet all are elegant and lovely.

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    October 2, 2015

    OOOHHH that partial die cut butterfly:))) LOVELY textures on all the cards today!

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    Jill A

    October 2, 2015

    How pretty—-I love all your cards!!!!!

  17. Reply


    October 2, 2015

    All of your cards are so beautiful! The purple against the white is just it!

  18. Reply


    October 2, 2015

    These colors are so beautiful!

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    Ana S

    October 2, 2015

    This cards are so beautiful and for me they are so inspiring. I love colors, cork and kraft. Awesome.

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    October 2, 2015

    Beautiful cards. Loved the butterflies n chocolate ink.. Yumm
    Thanks for giveaway

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    Shirley N

    October 2, 2015

    All your cards are beautiful! My favorite are your holiday cards!

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    barbara lassiter

    October 2, 2015

    Love all your cards. They are beautiful and I was so happy to see some Christmas cards in the mix…..working on some of those now. Thanks!

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    Jeri Blaufuss

    October 2, 2015

    Thank you very much for the wonderful ideas and beautiful cards. Thank you again.

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    October 2, 2015


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    October 2, 2015

    So creative.

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    Linnea Sundstrom

    October 2, 2015

    really luv what you did with the partial die-cut butterfly

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    Mags B

    October 2, 2015

    What a lovely set of cards! My favourite is the Butterflies one – I love that stamp set, and I’m so excited that now there are matching dies!!

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    Amy Lee

    October 2, 2015

    Beautiful cards! Love them! Thanks for sharing!

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    Sue McRae

    October 2, 2015

    Wonderful assortment of projects! I love the simple and clean design of your butterfly card!

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    Miriam Prantner

    October 2, 2015

    Wonderful set of cards! I love the partially cut butterfly and the die cut cork!

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    October 2, 2015

    Wow…I love the Happy and Pine Needles!!!…and the cork used!…oh, I really loved them all!

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    Leticia Castro

    October 2, 2015

    Love the different ways you show off the new colors.
    I like how you made green using Dusk and Mango also.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Mary-Anne V.

    October 2, 2015

    wow you have been busy and so glad because these are so pretty! I love the cork sentiment pine cone!

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    October 2, 2015

    An array of gorgeous cards! All are amazing, but the new butterfly dies…oh my! Those are #1 on my must have list!

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    Kristina Kosyakova

    October 2, 2015

    Потрясающие открытки! Особенно нравится как вы работаете с крафтом! Это что-то невероятное (:
    И да, поздравляю с дизайнерством!

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    October 2, 2015

    love how you used the kraft paper! 😀 so pretty.

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    Connie Brooks

    October 2, 2015

    Altenews new release is awesome. Your inspiration cards are lovely. The new ink colors are well….YUMMY!

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    October 2, 2015

    I like all of your cards, so pretty. My favorite are the last two..

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    Suzanne D

    October 2, 2015

    All your cards are beautiful. My favorite is the Happy Holidays. Thank for sharing your talent and inspiration.

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    Assel B.

    October 2, 2015

    Super cards! Especially the butterfly one!

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    Holly Saveur

    October 2, 2015

    Great set of cards!

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    October 2, 2015

    What great cards & the love the effect you achieved with the partial die cutting & cork!!!!

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    Mary W

    October 2, 2015

    Love your use of cork – great color combo. I really like how the Happy is underlined with red and the stamping makes it look like Happy is exploding. What a wonderful thought – that happy exploded all over the people that saw it. LOL

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    Deb V

    October 2, 2015

    Love your holiday cards,
    Simple and elegant!

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    October 2, 2015

    Love the pinecone card!

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    Vicki Smith

    October 2, 2015

    Delightful cards and a great new release by Altenew (one of my favorite companies).
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Peg A

    October 2, 2015

    Love all your creations. Can’t decide which one I like best, the happy holidays or the butterflies. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    October 2, 2015

    You make clean cards look so easy! Love the holiday cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    October 2, 2015

    Света, поздравляю с почином! Все работы великолепные! Еловая серия просто супер, так интересно смотрится вырубка из пробки с оттиском! Зацепили бабочки, частично вырубленные 😉

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    October 2, 2015

    Какие красивые! С бабочкой просто невероятная, как будто улетит сейчас.

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    October 2, 2015

    Sveta, beautiful cards! I loved the idea of embossed and partially cut butterflies! And the holiday cards, just stole my heart! Beautiful!!! 😉 Congratulations on your joining this amazing team! 😉

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    October 2, 2015

    This looks amazing! I really like the one with the cork sheet. It’s absolutely perfect with the pine cone. So fitting! Can’t wait to incorporate some in my own projects. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

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    Bonnie A

    October 2, 2015

    I cannot believe the talent in this blog! It’s incredible and I love your card designs. Gorgeous 🙂

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    Megan Jones

    October 2, 2015

    Thank you for showing such versatility with these stunning new products! I love how you incorporated the new mango ink into the pine branches, it really makes it pop!!

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    Mary Holshouser

    October 2, 2015

    I love butterflies and your card with them is wonderful.
    Love the Christmas cards. Time to get ready for holly and evergreens.
    thanks for sharing some great cards.

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    D.Ann C

    October 2, 2015

    Ok, after the first one, I was going to say ‘gorgeous!’ then I kept scrolling and caught my breath as I saw the next beauty, then the next and, well, They’re ALL fabulous!!

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    Brandi R

    October 2, 2015

    These are ALL fantastic! Beautiful work ♥

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    Laurie P.

    October 2, 2015

    WOW! So many great cards showing the new inks & dies – thanks so much, Svitlana!

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    October 2, 2015

    Love the colors in the butterfly card.

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    October 2, 2015

    Some really lovely cards using these new stamps and dies Svitlana, and the new ink colours in those graduating shades work beautifully too. I love the partially cut butterfly too, a nice touch! x

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    laura m

    October 2, 2015

    Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing:)

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    Rose J

    October 2, 2015

    Love your cards! Really like your layering of dies in your holiday card & especially your use of cork.

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    Cathy R

    October 2, 2015

    Gorgeous cards, lots of wonderful inspiration for some holiday cards, Cathy x

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    Robin Buchholz

    October 2, 2015

    Beautiful cards! I really love the butterflies, thanks for sharing.

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    October 2, 2015

    wow…. i can tell you are a gr8 designer… all the best in all the designings:) to come:)

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    Denise Bryant

    October 2, 2015

    Beautiful cards! Love the dies and stamps you used! Love the beautiful butterflies!

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    Amy A.

    October 2, 2015

    YOUR cards are amazing. Love them. So much texture!

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    KimberlyRae Forde

    October 2, 2015

    Hippy hopping along my way to do Much gorgeousness! Thank you for sharing your art.

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    Gloria Lee

    October 2, 2015

    Just love these cards!
    There are clean and beautiful!

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    Natalie Godfrey

    October 2, 2015

    Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!

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    October 2, 2015

    These are all so beautifully CAS, great work!!

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    Sarah Seals

    October 2, 2015

    Your cards are so beautiful, Svitlana! I love the new ink colors! Thank you for the chance to win!!

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    October 2, 2015

    What lovely cards. My favorite; the butterfly card. Using cork is a great idea.

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    Angelique V.

    October 2, 2015

    Great cards! I especially like the partial cut butterflies in shades of purple. This was a great way to show these inks in action!

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    Sandy Small

    October 2, 2015

    Your cards are great. I love the green made from mango smoothie and dusk.

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    Janet Castle

    October 2, 2015

    WOW…what a delightful selection of cards!!!! Congrats on a job well done!
    Paper Hugs,

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    Amante del Papel

    October 2, 2015

    My goodness you create a beautiful and awesome cards, all are so amazing!

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    Melissa Friedrich

    October 2, 2015

    Wow, gorgeous cards, LOVE the new blue and purple inks especially with these wonderful stamps and dies – those butterflies and scribbled flowers are some of my faves. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations.

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    Vinita Jain

    October 2, 2015

    Love, how you used the cork! All are awesome creations, great color variations, love your inspirational projects with new release!

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    Sandy R

    October 3, 2015

    Lovely holiday cards!

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    Barb Mc

    October 3, 2015

    Your cards are so beautifully designed!! I especially loved the Holiday/Christmas ones!!!

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    Denice S

    October 3, 2015

    Love all the cards. Just stunning!

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    October 3, 2015

    Gorgeous cards ❤

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    Carla Hundley

    October 3, 2015

    Love your beautiful
    cards, all those
    different designs.
    Carla from Utah

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    October 3, 2015

    Such delightful cards. I lover the new release. All of the are a crafters delight.

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    Kristina Pavlovic

    October 3, 2015

    Fabulous cards for this blog hop.My favorite is Christmas card. Clean and Simple but Beautiful.Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win.

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    Tracey T

    October 3, 2015

    Another lovely release, especially the inks. Great cards, too!

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    Daria Grushina

    October 3, 2015

    Света, они все очень красивые, но с пробковой вырубкой меня покорила… – смотрится и тепло и стильно одновременно:)))

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    October 3, 2015

    Very unique cards! Love the fourth one!

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    Amina Ishfaq

    October 3, 2015

    Oh wow!!! I love all your cards… totally fell for the kraft and blue combo and your cork embellishments look fantastic… really inspired!

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    Vicki F

    October 3, 2015

    Just beautiful!

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    Kris B

    October 3, 2015

    Wow! all of your cards are fabulous! Each one has a great technique! Love the blue/craft combo the layers look great! The partial cut butterfly is a wonderful effect! The cork pine-cone looks fun! The shadow effect on the happy die adds great dimension!

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    October 3, 2015


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    Sue D

    October 3, 2015

    Beautiful variety of cards. I like the use of cork.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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    Anita Trippi

    October 3, 2015

    What inspiring ideas! I love the cork cardstock and also the partial cut butterfly. Each blog gives some many great ideas!

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    Joyce mcintosh

    October 3, 2015

    Great cards! Love this new release.

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    Lynn Reloza

    October 3, 2015

    Love all your cards. I love the purple butterfly one the most.

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    October 3, 2015

    Butterflies are awesome)))

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    October 3, 2015

    ll of your cards are fabulous!

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    Sue Brannan

    October 3, 2015

    Love the festive touches, beautiful cards x

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    Sue Brannan

    October 3, 2015

    Love the festive touches, beautiful cards, I have some cork but didnt know what to do with it…I do now! Thank you x

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    Cynthia Johnson

    October 3, 2015

    I love all your cards but liked the butterfly one the best. I also loved the red and green Christmas card with the pine sprigs. Those colors are do bright and cheery

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    October 3, 2015

    I love how you used the new products, and the partial die-cutting on the Painted Butterflies card is stunning!

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    Jenny c

    October 3, 2015

    Love all the cards but I think the butterflies has to be my favourite particularly the embossed and partial die cut techniques (and purple is my favourite color ?)

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    Maria Giselle B.

    October 3, 2015

    Love the partial die cut idea. Do you have a tutorial on this? Love your happy cards too especially the one on cork.

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    October 3, 2015

    fabulous cards, love how you created the partial butterfly cut 🙂

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    October 3, 2015

    Loved the layering of the “happy”

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    Margarita Navarrro-Rivera

    October 3, 2015

    Fantastic cards!

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    October 3, 2015

    Beautiful cards!!!

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    Happy Expressions

    October 3, 2015

    Beautiful cards. TFS!

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    Lisa Ann McDonald

    October 3, 2015

    Congrats on being invited to the design team. I love your holiday cards!!

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    Rema Timm

    October 3, 2015

    All are stunning!!

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    Snoopy von Seckendorff

    October 4, 2015

    FABULOUS cards! <3

    Snoopy 😀

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    Kris in Alaska

    October 4, 2015

    That pinecone card is adorable!

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    Penny H

    October 4, 2015

    I love the partially cut butterfly with the dark card peeking out. What a brilliant idea! The ‘happy’ die is on my wish list.

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    Bev Karolak

    October 4, 2015

    Awesome cards! ?

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    TracyM #6773

    October 4, 2015

    WOW wow WOW
    What a STUNNING introduction to these new releases!!!
    LOVE your ELEGANT designs and DELIGHTFUL colour combos, LOVE them ALL!!! I confess that I am especially drawn to the GORGEOUS butterflies of your hello card and your cluster of pine branches & POP of the layered happy!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and the chance to win too 🙂

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    October 4, 2015

    great cards, lots of wonderful inspiration! TFS!

  119. Reply

    Helen J

    October 4, 2015

    Beautiful cards, I really love the partially die cut butterfly, great technique.

  120. Reply

    October 4, 2015

    Love your cards!

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    Jo Herbert

    October 4, 2015

    Wow wow wow you have done an amazing job with your paper craft creations. I love the purples especially. Hugs Jo

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    October 4, 2015

    Like the clean fresh look of your cards, they display the stamps very well! Thanks for the chance to win one these gorgeous goodies!

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    Yvonne C.

    October 4, 2015

    Wow!! Beautiful cards!! Loving the new ink colors and that poinsettia & pine stamp set.

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    Heather - housesbuiltofcards

    October 4, 2015

    SOOO beautiful! LOVE the way you shared those colors – and the clean simple designs are PERFECTION!

  125. Reply


    October 4, 2015

    You made so many beautiful cards. Thank you. I especially love the butterfly semi cut one.

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    October 4, 2015

    Congrats on joining the new DT… great cards!!! 🙂

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    October 4, 2015

    Oooh I love the butterfly card the best, followed closely by the last holiday card. Thanks for the tip about mixing ink colors (dusk & mango!!!)

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    Nina-Marie Trapani

    October 4, 2015

    LOVE your cards! all are so crisp and clean!

  129. Reply

    Melanie S.

    October 5, 2015

    I absolutely love your technique of layering. Creative idea using cork with your dies!

  130. Reply

    Nata Lee

    October 5, 2015

    Very cute!

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    October 5, 2015

    Beautiful holiday cards!

  132. Reply

    Sathya Kala

    October 5, 2015

    Lovely cards!!!

  133. Reply

    Linda F

    October 5, 2015

    Fantastic collection of cards. I love all the new Altenew ink colours. I really like how you created your own colour on the pine needles with the multiple inks – very effective.

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    Diana Curtis

    October 5, 2015

    Love the cards. They are great.

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    October 5, 2015

    Beautiful cards Svitlana. Love the images you used. The partially cut butterfly is amazing on the second card. I also love the cork! So clever and looks great. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Kristina CraftyPaws

    October 5, 2015

    Fantastic, inspiring cards! I especially love that one with the partially die cut butterfly that seems to be magically flying off the card front. Love it! TFS Hugs, Kristina

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    barb macaskill

    October 5, 2015

    These cards are all so stunning!! My two favorites are the Butterflies one and the Christmas one!! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! Can’t wait to get the new inks!!! TFS!

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    Helen Gullett

    October 5, 2015

    Your cards are very beautiful! Love your designs!

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    October 5, 2015

    Beautiful cards!!

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    October 6, 2015

    Such Beautiful Cards there Svitlana !
    Love the Gorgeous Butterfly one ! It’s so Pretty!
    And the Holiday cards are also very Elegant !
    TFS & for the chance !!

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    Trish F

    October 6, 2015

    Beautiful cards! I particularly love that last one. Very talented!

  142. Reply


    October 6, 2015

    Fabulous cards! The butterfly card with partial diecutting and embossing is my favorite! And the cork sheet on the third card gives awesome texture to the card! Great choice!

  143. Reply


    October 6, 2015

    Really gorgeous cards! The new dies and inks are absolutely fabulous!

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    Rose Santuci-Sofranko

    October 6, 2015

    Very pretty card! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @

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    Gina McClellan

    October 7, 2015

    I love how you layered the pine branches! Beautiful!!

  146. Reply

    Leigh Penner

    October 7, 2015

    Oh, these are all fabulous, Svitlana! You are such a wonderful addition to the Altenew DT!

  147. Reply

    Kate B

    October 7, 2015

    I am always in awe of your creativity and cards! I love the use of the cork!

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    October 7, 2015

    Gorgeous cards. Love this release and those new ink colours. I think your Christmas cards are my favourite ones. Love how you used the cork and that last cards is simply stunning.

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    Christine Smith

    October 7, 2015

    All of these are gorgeous! xxx

  150. Reply

    Shona Chambers

    October 8, 2015

    These are all so amazing and have so many new ideas I would never have thought to do. I especially love your first card with the beautiful blues and kraft cardstock, just gorgeous!!

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    October 8, 2015

    Svitlana, your card are so diverse!

  152. Reply

    Erin C.

    October 9, 2015

    I love all of your cards, Svitlana!! The stamping on cork sheets, partial die-cutting on the butterflies, and just everything is wonderful!!!! ☺️

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    TracyM #6773

    October 18, 2015

    CONGRATULATIONS to the lucky winner 🙂

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    Linda R

    October 13, 2016

    Beautiful cards! I love your use of cork.