Sandi MacIver, Paper Craft Artist -

Altenew Graceful Gardenias Project Kit

Hi card making friends and welcome back. Yesterday was  the January RELEASE DAY at Altenew and today I’m highlighting the beautiful Altenew Graceful Gardenias Project Kit.

See the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE HERE.  Also visit yesterday’s post for some card inspiration using some of the new products.

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. See below for my full disclosure.

Graceful Gardenias Project Kit from Altenew

This Craft Your Life Monthly Subscription Plan has it all.  It has a 6 x 8 stamp set, a coordinating stencil set, matching dies and a coordinating embossing Folder. If I had more time I’m sure I could have easily created more than the three cards I’m sharing with you today.

If your not into subscription Plans, you can head over to Simon Says Stamp where they are also selling this bundle

The flowers in this set are huge, and actually hard to get both onto a A2 sized card, so be prepared to do a little trimming, LOL.  Here are the three cards I’m sharing today, and I give a detailed breakdown of each below.


Altenew Graceful Gardenias Project Kit 3 cards

Inks used for today’s cards:  The Altenew Red Cosmos Mini Cubes, Green Fields Fresh Dye Ink, and Warm and Cozy.

hand made card with a huge pink and orange flowers created with new card making supplies from altenew

Altenew Graceful Gardenias Project Kit – Card One.

Start, by stamping the floral images into white cardstock.  Then use the Simply Coloring Stencil Set to add color to the images using the Mini ink blending brushes.

Next, use the coordinating dies to cut out the two images.

Then, create a A2 White top folding card base, 4-1/4″ x 11, score and fold at 5-1/2″.

Finally, attach the florals with foam tape to add dimension.  Mix some gold metallic ink from the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan set and splatter the entire front of the card.

White heat emboss a sentiment onto a scrap of black cardstock and attach.

Pink hand made card with a large pink Gardenia created with new card making supplies from Altenew

Altenew Graceful Gardenias Project Kit – Card #2

Start with the same two steps as above to create the large floral and die cut it out.

Next, cut a pink card front 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, and using the darker of the pink inks, randomly stamp the outline image all over the card front.  Attach it to a top folding A2 sized white card base.

Then, use foam squares to attach the floral and trim off any overhang.  Again, Splatter with the gold paint from the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan set.

Finally, white heat emboss a sentiment onto black cardstock and attach.

pink card with a embossed cardenia created with new card making supplies from Altenew

Altenew Graceful Gardenias Project Kit Card #3

Start by using the pink inks and ink blend a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of white cardstock.

Next, place the card front into the Graceful Gardenias 3D Embossing Folder and run through the die cutting machine

Then, gently pull a white pigment ink pad over the raised areas to highlight them.

Finally, attach to a top folding A2 sized white card base and and a white heat embossed sentiment.

I have linked all the supplies I have used to day at the end of this post for you.

Subscribe to the Craft Your Life Project Kit each month to ensure you get these beautiful kits before they are sold out.  The Graceful Gardenias Kit is the January one and you can order it starting today.

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Card Making Supplies used for the Altenew Graceful Gardenias Project Kit Cards:

Here are the products I used today.  Compensated affiliate links used  where available at no cost to you.

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69 thoughts on “Altenew Graceful Gardenias Project Kit”

  1. Sandi, you’ve created wonderful cards with the new Graceful Gardenia. Looks like Altenew has done it again👏

  2. Your cards are so beautiful. I love the Graceful Gardenias kit. On your second card thanks for the idea of swiping the white ink across the colored panel. It really makes it pop off the page. I can’t wait to see what you make next.

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