Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

by - April 07, 2019


Hi everyone! Thanks so much for coming by my stop on today's Celebrating Parents blog hop. Altenew has put together a card drive to show love to seniors in nursing homes and shelters during the upcoming Mother's and Father's day season. It can be an especially difficult time for those people and receiving a handmade card can lift their spirits and help them feel loved. Please visit the Altenew Card Blog HERE for more information on how you can donate cards for the drive and win one of FIVE $30 gift certificates to the shop! There's more ways to give back as you shop, as well. More on that later. 


For my project for the Celebrating Parents card drive, I created this bright and simple wreath card using the Best Mom stamp and die set. I love how the floral image in this set is loose enough to let the creator decide how intricate they'd like their coloring to be. I used some bright yellow colors and an orange-brown color for the center of the flowers. 


I stamped and colored this floral image twice and used the coordinating die to cut them out. I quickly noticed that I could create a wreath by matching the ends of the two images together, and simply snipped off the very bottom of the stems to create a more cohesive circle for my wreath. One of my favorite parts of this stamp set are the sentiments. They're sweet but also real, with fun quips like "I miss your food" and "Super Wife, Super Mom, Super Tired". I decided to use the sentiment "You know I love you, right?" and I embossed it in white on a piece of black card stock.

Before adhering all of the elements onto a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" card stock, I scored some lines every half inch all the way down the card front. This adds lots of dimension and interest without adding color or too much detail. I love using this tip for clean and simple cards like this one. I adhered the floral images with foam tape and well as the sentiment to the center of the wreath. I used foam tape once more to adhere the card front to an A2 sized base and added a few gems to give it a little sparkle. 

20% of the profits from these stamp sets will go to The Food Bank Of Central New York. Read below 

 Now for the super exciting part! Shopping. 20% of the profits from the stamp sets linked below (including Best Mom which I used for my project today) will go to the Food Bank of Central New York to help support seniors in need. If you've been waiting to treat yourself, now is the time!



Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you'll participate in the card drive and maybe treat yourself to a stamp set or two and give back in the process. I'll see you again very soon!

Hop List:




Ashlea Cornell  - You are here
Anna Komenda - Go here next!

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39 comments

  1. Beautiful wreath that’ll brighten a mom’s day.

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  2. Beautiful card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

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  3. Gorgeous card. I love the colors and the unique layout.

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  4. Beautiful and elegant card - it is very vibrant.

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  5. Wonderful card, technique, and idea! Thanks!

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  6. Such a beautiful card. I love the bright colors

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  7. Beautiful card. Love the wreath look. So very clever.

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  8. Beautiful card. I love the arrangement of your flowering branch. Great colors, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. I love how the flowers frame the sentiment! Great yellows!

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  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Yellow is my favorite color gorgeous flowers

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  12. A card that will cheer up anyone. Thank you for sharing it and so nice of all you to give back to your community.

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  13. How pretty and delicate is this card! TFS

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  14. Gorgeous card examples. You're going to make someone's day happy!

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  15. Such a pretty card design! Love the scoring you did on the card base; such a subtle but effective background.

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  16. Love how you turned this floral piece into a gorgeous wreath. Beutiful job! Someone will love this.

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  17. Such a pretty wreath card, lovely Ashlea!

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  18. love this design Ashlea! thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. This is such a sweet stamp set and I love how you made the flowers into a wreath. The yellow is very pretty!

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  20. Such delicate flowers and vibrant colors.

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  21. Lovely vibrant colors on such a delicate flower diecut.

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  22. Dear Ashlea
    Wow what abeautiful idea. Thank u so much. Love and hugs

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  23. Beautiful flowers!! I love your design. The colors are gorgeous!!

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  24. I love how you arranged the flowers. Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  25. How clever you are. The scored lines are genius, and making a little wreath out of the floral spray is inspired. All this is to say your card is beautiful.

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  26. This is stunning. I like the use of the stamp in the wreath pattern. This is the first set that I ever bought from Altenew and I am loving the inspiration from this hop!

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  27. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Ashlea.

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  28. So pretty with these yellow flowers surrounding the sentiment.

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  29. Such a pretty, cheerful card. I know it will make someone's day very special.

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  30. What a beautiful card!! I love the yellow!! :)

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  31. So pretty! Love yellow and white! Beautiful flowers!

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