Wednesday, April 19, 2017

{Altenew} Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Hello and welcome to Altenew's Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop! Our goal is to send cards to the elderly that live in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. Please check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards. All of today's artists are featuring stamp sets in our Celebrating Parents stamp category, of which 20% of all proceeds earned will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

Emily Leiphart (you're here)
May Sukyong Park (your next stop)


My first card features the Extra Special stamp set and coordinating die. I made this card for my husband to send to his mom. Her favourite colour is purple so I used the Rose Petal set of layering inks, with Green Fields.


For the bottom layer, I used the lighter two shades for the flowers and then stamped off for the greens. I just love the ease of stamp-layering with this set and there are so many possibilities with the versatility of the sentiments! It's definitely a must-have.


My second card features the Best Dad stamp set and coordinating dies. I used the box as an anchor for the mug and tape measure and watercoloured all of the images with distress inks. The colours in the background tie into all of the images for a cohesive design. You'll see more of this stamp set in a video post tomorrow! :)


Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed above and will be announced on the Altenew blog on May 2nd 2017.

I'm also drawing ONE $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store. The winner will be announced on my blog on May 1st 2017. Please leave a comment below for your chance to win and be sure to check back to see if you're the lucky winner!



Thanks so much for hopping with us!

Sources for Extra Special Mother's Day card:



Sources for Best Dad Father's Day card:

133 comments:

Jeanne Beam said...

Very nice cards. The Mothers Day card is very lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Purple Princess said...

Love both cards!!

lindagk23 said...

Your Mother's Day card is very pretty! And awesome Father's Day card! Thanks for sharing!

Debra Rumpza said...

Great cards!

Amy Seigler said...

Gorgeous Mother's Day Card and Father's Day card. I love the coloring in the flowers on your mother's day card and the background really adds to the father's day card. Both are Awesome!

mjk said...

beautiful cards. tfs

Hussena said...

Your first card is so beautiful, I love your card design and your second card is so awesome as well with the watercolor wash on the background!

Linda M said...

Great cards! I especially love your Mother's Day card. It's gorgeous!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your cards today. The layering is so inspiring on your floral card. LOVE IT:)

RoseLilac said...

The floral card is so sweet!

Cyndi Morris said...

that Mothers Day card is stunning. Love both cards.

Rebecca Romines said...

I really like the floral Mother's Day card. The colors are so soft.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

The mother's day card is so pretty and the father's day card is so cool!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh my goodness, Emily, this father's day will be tough for us, as I loved making Tom's dad's cards, and my own father passed in '82 ... it's tough being a fatherless child ... but your cards sure do make me smile...
=]

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

Great idea with the second layer of flowers!

QuilterLaura said...

Love both your cards, ty for sharing!

d alessi said...

Adorable cards.

Janet D. said...

Wonderful cards!

Elizabeth Dumale said...

Really cute cards!!!

Meghan Peterson said...

Love these cards! I adore how you layered those florals, it's just beautiful!

Elaine said...

I like the design of your cards!

Deeps said...

Your cards are wonderful.

Handcrafted Expressions by Kriti said...

Lovely cards..too pretty!

Beth H. said...

Great cards! I need these stamp sets in my life!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love both of your cards!

Debbie Selby said...

Love Altenew stamps and your cards are simply beautiful.

Carol Didier said...

Beautiful cards, Emily!

Tracy A said...

Love how you placed muted color flowers in the back and the brighter ones in the front. I like that you did the Father's Day card in softer colors. It still has a masculine feel to it. Nice job.

cindybearj said...

I love the colors on the Mother's Day card and the pale watercolor background on the Father's Day card.

Debbie said...

Your Mother's Day card is beautiful! Dads card is adorable.

Lynne said...

The pastel watercolor background sets off the male card just right. The Mother's Day card is beautiful.

Kris said...

Great cards. I fell in love with your fathers day card. It is perfect for father.

Shelly said...

These are perfect, Emily! Love them!

Jen said...

A beautiful Mother's Day card - great colors!

Carol Rossouw said...

Two really lovely cards!

Natalie s said...

I really like both of your cards. The respective recipients will surely love them and the effort you put in. On your mother-in-law's card I especially like how you made the flowers in the background lighter which gives the feeling of dimension and draws you in even more.

Barb said...

Loved both cards. I love the sentiment on the Mother's Day card and the beautiful flowers. Thanks, Emily, for always sharing such great ideas!

Kailash said...

Lovely card designs!!!

Nowalinka said...

Sweet cards, this for dad is my favourite :) Love colours :)

Colleen Howell said...

Sweet and perfect cards

cghundley said...

Lovely mother's
card and fun
dad's card!
Carla from Utah

Barbie said...

Wow, I love both cards. The mom card is great, I love the idea of stamping the flowers behind in a lighter shade to give dimension and depth. thanks so much for the inspiration, I can't wait to try this :)

Sandy said...

Lovely Mother's Day card - love the colors you used. Your Father's Day card is so cute.

Ozjane said...

Lovely cards. Thank you

MaryCay said...

So very pretty. Want to try the pink flowers 🥀

Shona Austin said...

Beautiful cards and sentiments. Both cards are fantastic.

Joy Meadows said...

Beautiful cards, Emily! Love the Mother's Day one.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. The Moms and Dads are going to love them. TFS

April Rogers said...

Lovely cards, not just for Mothers day or fathers day. Perfect for everyday!
XO April

Gail said...

That Extra Special Mother's Day card is truly extra-special! Love it!

Helen Budz said...

These are great cards to celebrate parents. Thanks for sharing them.

Jaana said...

These are gorgeous!!

theartfulbutterfly said...

Love both the cards...lovely colours :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How sweet and beautiful!

Teresa Doyle said...

Great cards Emily. I love these Best Mom & Best Dad stamp sets!

LauraJane:) said...

Super inspiration, I LOVE the layered florals on the Feminine card!

Linda Anderson said...

Both of these cards are great. The way you did the Mother's day card stamping is a wonderful idea for depth. Thanks for sharing!

NicoleN said...

Great cards. Love the subtle watercolor background on the father's day card and The pink flowers are so pretty on the mothers day card

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors on them both ♥

latanya t said...

Everything is so pretty.

dlatany at gmail dot com

Lindsey said...

Ooh, the Mother's Day card is so beautiful! It's amazing how much contrast there is between the two layers of flowers; one could almost think there was vellum in between. For the Father's Day card, there's a perfect cluster of images in bright, yet masculine, colours. Fun!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful designs!!! LOVE!

Michelle H said...

These are both really great designs. I just received the Extra Special stamp set, and I have to agree with you about the versatility of this set. I can't wait to make a bunch of cards with it.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Lovely cards ! 💕

Liz O. said...

love both cards Emily, your mother's day card is so pretty! love the CAS design on the dad's card, thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

Abby said...

Great cards!

Pat Hoban said...

Both cards are awesome! Love that cute coffee mug & your flowers are so beautiful!

Kay F said...

Great campaign. Great cards.

Maryam said...

Love these cards. Love who you placed these flower stamp.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love that floral card. Altenew had the most beautiful flowers

erika said...

These cards are so pretty ^_^

Marianne said...

So pretty. Love the soft wash on your Father's day card.

Teri W said...

Great hop so many variations with the same stamp set

loulou said...

Wonderful cards. Your mothers day card is so beautiful love the subtle background flowers. Great dads day card too, the background definitely brings it all together.

Amy C. said...

Two awesome cards! Love the"dad" stamps and the floral card is a real stunner!

stamping sue said...

I like your man card with the mug and things hanging outside the tool box. the flower card is pretty in pink.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Linda T. said...

Not gonna lie - I love the "beer" stamp! Your cards are simply beautiful!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Bothe of your are super great!

Jackie S said...

Great cards. Love that the Extra Special set has a sentiment for all the women in you your life

Aleta Childs said...

Love the cards, especially the mother's day card. I can see it being sent to any flower lover (after a change of sentiment).

bev p said...

It's so fun to see how many different ways to use these stamps! I love how you used the floral image in the Mothers' Day card--so creative! Thanks for the idea--I am adding this to my 'card ideas' file!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Very pretty card for mother and I loved the watercoloring on Dad's card !

Rema said...

Beautiful cards!

Leanne said...

Both lovely cards!

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

gorgeous cards :)

Stacey Kowbel said...

Great cards!

GAZ said...

Both of your cards are great. I especially love the floral card. Thanks for sharing these. Glenda J

Nox said...

Both lovely cards - I love the layered look of the flowers!

Iryna Kostikova said...

Great. Beautiful ideas

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful!! Love them both and Altenew:)

Heather said...

Gorgeous Mother's Day card! I love the two layers of flower images; they look fabulous! And the Father's Day card is so fun!! The images in that set are just too cute!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your cards.

natashakara said...

Stunning cards as usual, Emily. I love how the watercolour softens the fathersdaybcard. I also love the double layered flowers and colour of the Mother's Day card.

McStamper said...

wonderful cards. Thanks for the great ideas.

Patt H. said...

Awesome cards! These designs would be great for any occasion!

SHartl said...

These cards are both really great...and I love the card drive idea. Being able to cheer someone up with my love of card making is always a bonus

Jeanette said...

Wonderful job on your cards.

Judie said...

Stunning cards!!!

mandalj said...

Both your cards are lovely!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Love these cards - what a great cause!

Kleri F said...

Lovely cards!The depth you have created with your coloring of the flowers is awesome!

Sue LD said...

Beautiful floral. I like the lighter shades in the background. Great Dad card. I like the distress watercoloring.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Beautiful mother's day card! Love the fun dad's day card! What great stamp sets!

D Golly said...

Great cards for Mom and Dad. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathryn Holden said...

Love your creative take on a masculine card! And any mother would adore that lovely card.

barbara macaskill said...

Wow! I absolutely love ❤️ your Mothers Day card! Breathtaking and stunning! TFS!

Mary-Anne V said...

fabulous cards as usual Emily. I love the softness of the first and the arragement of images on the last. The measuring tape is my fav. image in this set ---great design of the image and also really reminds me of my Dad.

Karen B. said...

Emily, both these cards are just spectacular! What fabulous ideas.

Nandini said...

Both cards are really special and really beautiful.

Sandy Small said...

Nice cards, I love the depth on the Mom card, and the colors on the Dad card!

Debra said...

I love your designs and soft colors. The masculine card is warm and loving.

Denise Bryant said...

Wonderful cards! Enjoying this hop and all the inspiration!

Roz M. said...

Lovely cards, Emily! I particularly like the background of your "Dad" card, and how you've layered the softer, and darker, toned flowers in your Mother's Day card: so clever!

Dana M said...

Gorgeous and fun cards! Perfectly fantastic.

Amante del Papel said...

Beatiful cards!!!

Laurie said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the flowers and the colors you used. The dad one is so cute! Great job!

Daša said...

Beautiful cards!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the doubling of flowers on here!

TracyM #6773 said...

WONDERFUL cards Emily!
LOVE your SWEET Father's Day card, ADORE your FABULOUS floral Mother's Day card, AMAZING colours and design!

Lisa A creations said...

Cute cards! I will have to purchase that Dad stamp set. It's simply too cute!

D.Ann C said...

Love the gorgeous layers of pink and the endless love measuring sentiment!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! Really love the combination of the darker and lighter tones/layers.

Robin Platt said...

Two great cards. Really love the Mother's Day card colors.

Marina said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Sara T said...

amazing cards!
especially the one for mothers it so classy.

sammi said...

Love both of your cards! The subtle watercolor background on the masculine card is just perfect and the second flower layer on the female card is a fabulous touch!

Jean said...

Lovely cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the mother's day card.
Pretty colors and wonderful
design.
thanks for sharing.

Aroa Cristiano said...

Stunning cards.

Stefanie White said...

Great background for the Dad card!!

Sharon Thompson said...

Love the soft-bright colors and techniques used. Very beautiful cards.

trishden said...

Oh how beautiful your Mother's Day card is. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

NicoleN said...

Love the fathers day card and color choices