Friday, November 12, 2021

Altenew Washi Tape Explorer Blog Hop and Giveaway


Hello and welcome to my blog. I am so pleased to be part of this exciting blog hop celebrating the absolutely gorgeous washi tapes which Altenew stock. 

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this occasion, Altenew is giving away a $100  gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 11/17/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 6 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/19/2021.

Special offer

40% off on ALL Washi Tapes from 11/10/2021 at 12:01 AM EST until 11/16/2021 at 11:59 PM EST.  Not valid on previous purchases. Free gift will be added to the cart automatically with all pigment ink orders.

Here is the link to the Altenew Washi Tapes:

And now for my creations! 
I love using washi tape for quick and easy card making and also for adding to scrapbook layouts. Here are 3 cards that I made and the products I used.

For this first card, I used 2 widths of Narrow Rainbow Washi Tape and placed them on the diagonal across the card panel. I then embossed another A2 panel with Enchanting Vines 3D embossing folder. I cut it into 2 pieces and adhered each section using foam tape for added dimension. The sentiment is the mega hello die which was cut from black glitter cardstock.

This next card was created using Concrete Wall wash tape and the 1 inch gold washi tape for the right side of the card. I added a decorative edge using the creative scalloped edges die. For the focal flowers, I used the Floral Doodles die set, cut the bottom layer from white cardstock and the detailed layer from gold mirror cardstock, stacked them and arranged on the panel. 

Card 3 was created using 2 rows of Golden Stream washi tape along the bottom 3rd of the card panel. I then ink blended some light blue ink to form a backdrop for the flowers. I used Craft-a-Flower Rose and yellow gradient cardstock to die cut the flowers and the fancy hugs die was cut twice, once from white cardstock and the top layer from glossy black cardstock. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you are inspired by my cards. Below is the list of blog hops and which you should visit next. 

See you next time! Happy Crafting xx

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

FREE Online Class for Altenew - Let's make some fancy-fold cards together

Altenew AECP is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Fancy Fold Cards - Annemarie Caister
Time: Dec 2, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 835 1506 4334
Passcode: 445659


Saturday 27/11/21
Hello Everyone! I have created a PDF document for those of you who would like to do some preparation of card bases and perhaps some stamping ahead of the class this coming week.

You can find all the info here: 

On Wednesday the link to the Zoom class will be listed here for your to join the class on Thursday 2nd December at 7pm EST (Friday 3 Dec 1pm NZ time)


Hello and welcome to my blog. I am please to be hosting my first independent workshop on Thursday 2 December at 7pm EST (New Zealand time will be Friday 3rd December at 1pm)

In this class, I will be taking card-making to the next level by creating 2 fancy-fold cards. I will be using Altenew products. When you register for the Zoom class, I will send you a discount code to use if you wish to purchase the same products at a 20% discount (valid until 25th November)

In case you have missed the email I sent out, here is all the info.
I will update this post regularly before the event.

Hello and thank you for getting in touch.

I am really looking forward to this workshop and will be sending out more information in the next week or so with optional prep guidelines for cutting cardstock etc prior to the class. 
I would like everyone to feel relaxed and comfortable with whatever they feel they wish to do - follow along during the class, use the products that I use or use suitable substitutes you may have in your stash, or even just watch and enjoy and get inspiration to try yourself after the class if that works for you!

Altenew have kindly provided a special discount code for you to use for this workshop and it will expire on 25 November. It is valid for the following items:

Altenew Craft Your LIfe Kit - Garden Rose
Altenew Layered Snowflakes 3D Embossing Folder
Altenew 1 inch Gold Foil Washi Tape
Altenew Glitter Cardstock Set - Gilded
Altenew Halftone Holiday Christmas Stamp/Die Bundle

Your discount code is :  ANNEVW20OFF

The focus of this class is to learn how to make some fancy fold cards and I hope to do a class every month teaching different fancy fold cards.

I have also created a brand new Facebook page called The Crafty Kiwi and Friends which I would love you to join and add your creations you make for the class or in fact anything you wish to share with others. 🤗

A few days before the class I will send you the link to the Zoom class.

I look forward to some fun time getting to know you and sharing my passion for card making.

Crafty hugs