Friday, April 20, 2018

{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)
Karin Åkesdotter (your next stop)

I have four cards to share with you so let's get started! All of the stamp sets, dies, stencils and ink colours are listed below for your shopping convenience.


My first card features the Best Dad stamp set and coordinating dies. I've also used the Inline Alpha Dies and Pegboard Canvas Cover Die.


I watercoloured the tools and hung them on the pegboard, just like in a workshop. Then I die cut 'dad' from foil and black cardstock to create a shadow. I heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip and adhered everything to a strip of vellum.


I also sponged around the edges of the pegboard to give it the illusion of being light brown, like many pegboards, without it being completely brown and making the background too dark.


My second card features the Extra Special stamp set on a flat, easy-to-mail card with dry embossing and pearl embellishments.


I used two of the lightest shades on flowers in diagonal corners and two of the darkest shades on flowers in the other two corners. I did the same with the grey leaves.


The final step was to dry emboss the Sketched Lines Stencil on the panel after stamping. It gives a beautiful texture for visual interest.


My third card is another masculine card, and the perfect card for my Minecraft-loving mechanical engineer husband! 


First, I used the Cube Builder Stencil to sponge the pyramid of blocks on to a panel. Then I stamped the customized sentiment and added small die cut images, using the Engineers Rule stamp set and coordinating dies.


When my son saw this card, he eyes grew big and he started dreaming of Minecraft cards he could make himself with this awesome stencil. ;)


My fourth and final card for this hop is another feminine card for my mother-in-law. She had surgery recently and I thought this would make a wonderful card to let her know that we're thinking of her.


I stamped the birds from Birds of a Feather in her favourite colours, along with a sentiment from Trigonometry.


In two of the corners behind the lilac-coloured birds, I also stamped florals from Frosted Garden in the lightest shade of blue used on the belly of the middle bird.


Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by May 6th, 2018 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 Mother's Day, May 13th, 2018.

I'm also drawing ONE $20 gift certificate to the Altenew store. The deadline for comments is the same as above and the winner will be announced on my blog on May 10, 2018. 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!

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68 comments:

julie-anne hoffmann said...

What a wonderful cause. I really love these cards. They are so cheerful. Thank you

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful designs and inspiration.

Unknown said...

I love the designs you have come up with!

Purple Princess said...

Very nice cards!!

Martha Herrera said...

Awesome designs! Thanks for sharing.

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards. Love the dad card and the fun background. The Mother's day card is so pretty and I also love the minecraft cards. Very clever!

Brenda Kuder said...

Your cards a interesting and very different from every one else's. Good job.

The Make & Take Club said...

I LOVE the DAD card!!! Make me one too! LOL

Deeps said...

These are wonderful cards. Love the cube card too.

Laetitia Lisa said...

Your cards are beautiful, I love them very much !! The "deadly ninja by night" one is absolutely gorgeous (and I love this stamp set very much also).

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards...esp. love seeing the masculine dad cards.

Nancy R. said...

I love the fresh crisp look of the 1st Dad card. Nice layout and choice of colors & materials

Joy Meadows said...

A great cause for a blog hop! Love your cards, especially the last one for your mother-in-law. So pretty.

{VICKI} said...

great cards
love the dad one

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards you created. My fave is the first one with the tools and the pegboard--reminds me of my dad.

Cyndi Morris said...

Love your cards. The layouts are beautiful.

Mary McCaslin said...

Really great work!

Bev Karolak said...

Fantastic cards! Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

FD91354 said...

Lovely card ideas! Love everything you've showcased. The cube builder card is awesome! so unique, love it. Great job on your color combinations too.. the lavender birds are so beautiful

Melissa Sorg said...

Fabulous Cards!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Cool cards!

Bea Connor said...

Beautiful job-so unique.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautiful cards! I love those sweet birdies.

Nancy said...

Fantastic cards. I am amsuming these are for Mother and Father. A2 size and envelop too? I would like to send some. Where do I send them. I used to send cards to Operation Write Home and totally enjoyed it ' Please tell me where to send then, and the deadlines. I would like to help.

Nancy

Viki Banaszak said...

What great cards! I think they will truly bring joy.

NittyPearl said...

How great are your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa Doyle said...

What fantastic cards Emily. My absolute fave here is the tools on the pegboard. Oh my goodness that is amazing. Such a fabulous card and great idea.
L♥VE IT! TFS!

Debra Rumpza said...

Adorable cards! I love the way you added gold to the dad card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow tour cards are so creative - thanks for the ideas:)

Maryam said...

Love thes dad cards so much. Funny and unique

Katie Baird said...

Your cards are amazing! Love your peg board idea!

Denise Ward said...

I really love the cards you made!!!! You have a good mix of humor and beauty in your cards and that is what makes a good parent: a mix of both serious qualities and the ability to be fun, too. I found both of those in my parents and I know I've been greatly blessed to be their daughter.

Patty said...

Wowzer!! Your cards are all amazing...I can't even pick a favorite! Although your minecraft card is really unique..I think your husband will love it!!

Carol Rossouw said...

This is such a lovely idea from a super stamp company & I'm glad to be a part of this blog hop. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

Dana M said...

Terrific cards! Beautiful designs and I love how you arranged the elements for the fathers cards.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such fun and cute cards.

kathymcc said...

Emily, your cards are amazing! I really love how you made that canvas die look like a pegboard with tools hanging on it...so creative! Your bird card is really beautiful and makes a great Mother's Day card! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

Jeanne Beam said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards. They are amazing..

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Emily. Super cool masculine cards. The pegboard background looks great with the tools. I also love those cubes with the sweet images! What a great designs!

Marcie Lovett said...

Love all the details on the first card

Hussena said...

Each of your cards is just so amazing ! I love your designs on all your cards so much..They are just perfection!

Lindsey said...

Wow, Em, all of these cards are gorgeous! Of course I love the engineering/Minecraft one, because it's so inventive and has tiny ninjas on it! :D But the bird card is so very pretty with the colours and perfect design.

Nana Griffin said...

Great cards but the bird one, oh yaah I love it

Lisa Moline said...

What a great bunch of cards! I love how you thought to create a peg board out of that die for the first card - very nice! Thank you for the inspiration!

Shelly said...

Oh my, these are all amazing!! Love them!

Heather said...

Oh, what a fabulous bunch of cards!!! Really lovin' all the Father's Day cards; they can be so hard to make!

Brandi R said...

Great cards! LOVE the design and texture in the first 2 ♥

Karthikha said...

Wonderful set of cards!! Each one is unique and so beautiful! <3

charly said...

The vellum in your 'dad' card and the birds in your 'mom' card - AMAZING. The sentiments in the Altenew parents collection are so great; I wish my experience with their customer service team recently match. I am still waiting on a re-send of products that did not arrive from my order in February! :(

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Your cards are very unique and fantastic! Love the subtle background texture on the flower mothers day card. The cubes are awesome!

Julie Ann said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia Cole said...

So many wonderful cards, love them all!

Sharon Watson said...

I LOVE the bird card! It is so simple yet so cheery. I think your mother-in-law will love it too. Thank you for sharing it.

Raga Senthil said...

Such a fantabulous set of cards. Live them all. Thanks for the inspiration.💕❤️

Lori said...

Love your cards! Thank you!! :)

Iris said...

Wonderful cards - love the clean, crisp look and the colors.

Heather DePasquale said...

Each card is so unique and perfect in each detail. From the gold embossing to the sweet birds. Your family will love getting these! Thanks for sharing!

D.L. Flowers said...

Lovely and unqiue cards..especially the Minecraft Ninja card! Thanks for sharing.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous projects. I love your Father's day card. The peg board idea is very cleaver. Thanks for the inspiration

Jennifer said...

Great cards - these are such neat ideas - love your backgrounds!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! These are all amazing!

Dawn Jones said...

These are great. I love how you used the pegboard to display the tools.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Such clever and inspiring cards! Loved the first one with the "dad" tools are organized on a peg board!!! You are ingenious!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such fantastic cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous set of cards! Love those cubes! I really appreciate the idea of this Celebrating Parents hop!

Annalisa Young said...

I love all the texture you have behind your focal images. It just makes your cards so interesting! I also love the idea of using the cube stencil as a place to put small images. I'm definitely going to have to try that in a future card. Thanks so much for sharing and supporting this great cause!

F. Andre said...

This is a wonderful cause to support. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards and creativity.