Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Happy Wednesday! Today I’m excited to take part in Altenew’s Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop! Altenew’s  Celebrating Parents Card Drive is a way to give back by doing something you love, we would love if you could make some Mother’s or Father’s Day Cards so we can send them to shelter’s to someone that perhaps wouldn’t normally receive a card. You can get all of the details for the Card Drive HERE.

Also if you purchase Best Dad, Best Mom, Penned Rose from the Altenew store 20% of the profits earned from these by 6/18/2017 will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

I have a card using two of the sets that are in the promotion:

I stamped, coloured and cut out images from Best Dad Stamp Set with the coordinating dies and Altenew Artist Markers and a few Copics. To get the effect that the tools are in the tool box I cut a slit in the tool box just at the top of the front bit of the box, you know where the hole would be in real life. Then slotted the tools into place.

Before adding the tools to the box I stamped a sentiment from Best Mom Stamp Set onto the metal plate on the front on the tool box. As I felt the card needed a little more I stamped to of the floral springs from Best Mom onto the card blank in light grey ink before adding the tool box into place.


And what’s a blog hop without prizes?!?! Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificate to three lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a chance to win! You have until Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on May 2nd, 2017. Also, also, also leave a comment on this post for a chance of winning a $30 gift certificate for the Altenew online store! Win, win right?!?


Joni Andaya
Sveta Fotinia
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Virginia Lu
Emily Leiphart
May Sukyong Park
Jung AhSang
Natalia Zubkova
Nicole Picadura
Kristina Pokazanieva
Erum Tasneem
Barb Engler
Hussena Cal
Svitlana Shayevich
Vera Yates
Therese Calvird
Nichol Spohr
Lydia Evans

Don’t forget we will be going Live over on the Altenew Facebook Page later to show the new products more up close and personal!

Thank you so much for stopping by today I really do hope you enjoyed your visit!

Please leave me a comment as I would really love to know what you think of my card!, to leave a comment just click on the post title and the comment box will appear.

Maybe even subscribe to myYouTube channel or follow my blog. If your interested I’m also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

Hugs Lydia xxx


A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product. I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link- this is at no cost to you and helps with the running of my blog. I really appreciate your love and support.

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  • Reply Linda Kennedy

    Awesome Father’s Day card! Love how you heat embossed the flowers in the background. Thanks so much for sharing!

    April 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Pennie Glasser

    This is so cute ! I would never have thought to use these colors, but it is adorable.

    April 19, 2017 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply Debbie

    Cutest little tool box ever!

    April 19, 2017 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply Jeanne Beam

    Great card. Love the tool box. Thanks for sharing…

    April 19, 2017 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Daria Zender

    I love that you used some stamps from Best Mom to make a Father’s Day card! Love the bright tools and toolbox.

    April 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Hussena

    I love the way you have created your background. What a gorgeous fusion of the masculine & feminine elements. Wonderful card, Lydia!

    April 19, 2017 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Vivien

    I love the subtle background. Nice card!

    April 19, 2017 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Karen B.

    So fun to see a red toolbox like my dad’s!

    April 19, 2017 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Michele F

    I LOve that you made a tool box for MOM!!! Fabulous idea!

    April 19, 2017 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä

    Love the soft stamped background. Gorgeous card!

    April 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Pooja

    Lovely card ! the subtle floral bg looks awesome 🙂

    April 19, 2017 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Tara Prince

    Great card! Great card drive!!

    April 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Romines

    What a cute card. I love the phrases on the tools.

    April 19, 2017 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Heidi

    Love how you combined these stamp sets! Gorgeous card!

    April 19, 2017 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Dale Alessi

    Great ideas. Love the cards!! Thanks for the inspiration.

    April 19, 2017 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply Laura Greig

    Your toolbox is adorable!

    April 19, 2017 at 4:52 pm
  • Reply Elaine Weberg

    Nice inspiring card for Dad!

    April 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    Very cute card! Love it!

    April 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply Janet D.

    What a great background for your sweet card!

    April 19, 2017 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Deepa Lakshman

    Wonderful card.

    April 19, 2017 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply kriti mishra

    Cutest card!

    April 19, 2017 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply Beth Holt

    Fantastic card!

    April 19, 2017 at 6:25 pm
  • Reply Debbie Selby

    I like the use of white space on your card

    April 19, 2017 at 6:31 pm
  • Reply Meghan Peterson

    Just a beautiful card! Love the subtle floral in the background, thanks so much for sharing!

    April 19, 2017 at 6:42 pm
  • Reply Carol Didier

    Love your idea of combining the masculine and feminine elements. It makes a great card!!

    April 19, 2017 at 6:51 pm
  • Reply Debbie

    Great cards!!

    April 19, 2017 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Cynthia Johnson

    I love that this mom can take care of business. Sometimes the man for the job is a woman!

    April 19, 2017 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply Jane

    Beautiful card – so inspiring.

    April 19, 2017 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Lynne Ingram

    Like using the sentiments in the handles. The red works well too.

    April 19, 2017 at 7:28 pm
  • Reply Kris butler

    Fun card ideas. Can’t wait to try your ideas.

    April 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply Carol Rossouw

    Lovely clean and simple MAN card!

    April 19, 2017 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply Sue LD

    Great coloring and I like the light grey stamped background.

    April 19, 2017 at 7:45 pm
  • Reply Amy Seigler

    Great card! Love the background! It really makes the tools stand out.

    April 19, 2017 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Kailash

    Fabulous card!!!!

    April 19, 2017 at 9:40 pm
  • Reply Vicki Smith

    I always love your card designs. This card is simple but classy.

    April 19, 2017 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply Colleen Howell

    So sweet, love all the red very eye catching

    April 19, 2017 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply Nowalinka

    Cool idea mix two sets of stamps. Beautiful card 🙂

    April 19, 2017 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Ivette Bello


    April 19, 2017 at 11:33 pm
  • Reply Shona Austin

    Very effective use of color. Thanks.

    April 19, 2017 at 11:41 pm
  • Reply Sandy N.

    Wow, a terrific card. Great idea cutting a hole to insert the tools.

    April 20, 2017 at 12:25 am
  • Reply Teresa Godines

    Awesome CAS card. TFS

    April 20, 2017 at 12:28 am
  • Reply Sharon

    Terrific card!

    April 20, 2017 at 12:36 am
  • Reply joy meadows

    I really love this card – so unique!

    April 20, 2017 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Sanchari Banerjee

    Lovely colours!

    April 20, 2017 at 1:07 am
  • Reply Helen

    Great card, Lydia. Your coloring of these images creates wonderful dimension. Thanks for sharing this.

    April 20, 2017 at 1:11 am
  • Reply Glenice

    Dad’s should have a pink tool box

    April 20, 2017 at 1:30 am
  • Reply Laura Jane

    LOVE the idea of blooms on your TOOLBOX card:))

    April 20, 2017 at 1:35 am
  • Reply Tracy A

    Cute card. Beautiful coloring and shading.

    April 20, 2017 at 1:49 am
  • Reply Carol K

    perfect. . . pink tool box

    April 20, 2017 at 2:04 am
  • Reply Brandi R

    Awesome card! Love the design. That subtle background is fantastic ♥

    April 20, 2017 at 2:11 am
  • Reply Abby

    Great card!

    April 20, 2017 at 3:59 am
  • Reply Teresa Doyle

    I absolutely LOVE the pink toolbox! (I need one of those myself! LOL)
    Seriously love this Lydia and how you put the slits in the box to add the tools for dimension! Very clever!

    April 20, 2017 at 4:02 am
  • Reply Erika

    I love your clean and simple style <3

    April 20, 2017 at 8:55 am
  • Reply Helen J

    Great CAS card for a man, superb colouring.

    April 20, 2017 at 8:58 am
  • Reply Rinda K.

    I liked how you added the light colored florals in the background of this masculine card.

    April 20, 2017 at 10:08 am
  • Reply Sharon Taylor

    What a fantastic card! I love how you also used the floral aspect on a masculine card. Can’t wait to try this myself. Again, thanks!

    April 20, 2017 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Linda F

    Wonderful CAS design. Like your subtle background stamping.

    April 20, 2017 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Liz McAllister

    This is such a sweet card drive idea! LOve the Dad stamp set.

    April 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Michelle H

    I like that you added a little femininity to the masculine card. Great job.

    April 20, 2017 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Jackie S

    This card would be perfect for moms too. I LOVE tools

    April 20, 2017 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Cynthia Cole

    Super cute card!

    April 20, 2017 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Gretchen Wilson

    Very well done and I love the red tool box, great work!

    April 20, 2017 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Rema DeLeeuw

    Fabulous card!

    April 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply bev p

    I am totally cracking up that you managed to sneak some floral element into a totally guy card!!! Good job!

    April 20, 2017 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply Preeti D.

    gorgeous card! love all the subtle details 🙂

    April 20, 2017 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply Glenda J

    Great guy card. Thanks for sharing. GlendaJ

    April 20, 2017 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Bonnie E

    Gorgeous card – love the details and that bold colour!

    April 20, 2017 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply Stacey Kowbel

    Great card!

    April 20, 2017 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Liz O.

    unexpected use of the floral set, LOVE it! your card is fabulous as always Lydia, thanks for the inspiration!

    April 20, 2017 at 10:19 pm
  • Reply NatQuebec

    Great card !!

    April 20, 2017 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply Carolee McCaslin

    Your card is wonderful!!! Love it and Altenew:)

    April 20, 2017 at 11:23 pm
  • Reply Lindarub

    Love your card.

    April 21, 2017 at 12:45 am
  • Reply Gilda (McStamper)

    What a fantastic idea. Love the flower background.

    April 21, 2017 at 1:06 am
  • Reply Janet Ingraham

    Love the pink tools. This card would be for my mom who loves to build

    April 21, 2017 at 1:14 am
  • Reply Natasha Kara

    Lovely card. I love how you added the tools to the tool box. Using the floral stamp for the background is such a neat touch.

    April 21, 2017 at 1:39 am
  • Reply Patt H.

    So cute! Love that tool box!

    April 21, 2017 at 1:55 am
  • Reply shartl

    Love how you made the tool box pink, because tools aren’t just for guys…and pink’s not just for girls!!

    April 21, 2017 at 8:02 am
  • Reply Jeanette McClurkin

    Very nice card, I love the red.

    April 21, 2017 at 8:52 am
  • Reply Teri W

    Great card! Love the dimension!

    April 21, 2017 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Judie Attard

    Awesome card!!!

    April 21, 2017 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Leanne S

    A lovely simple Fathers day card.

    April 21, 2017 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Kleri F

    Lovely card!Thank you for sharing!

    April 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Lizzie T

    Cute card! Love the subtle background!

    April 21, 2017 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Marianne

    What a great way to mix the masculine and more feminine stamp sets. Love it!

    April 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm
  • Reply DGolly

    Love how you put everything together in your card. Fabulous!

    April 22, 2017 at 1:42 am
  • Reply Barb macaskill

    I ❤️ your subtle background and that you let the toolbox and tools be the ✨ ✨ ✨ of the show! TFS!

    April 22, 2017 at 6:07 am
  • Reply Karen B.

    Ok, this is a one spectacular masculine card. Love the red!

    April 22, 2017 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Gilda (McStamper)

    Thanks for a fantastic card idea. Love the background.

    April 22, 2017 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply Nandini Karmarkar

    Really love the pink tool box. Very beautiful card. Love the clean lines of the card design.

    April 22, 2017 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Sandy Small

    Nice card, I like the color and how the slit in the box image gives it depth.

    April 23, 2017 at 12:51 am
  • Reply Mary-Anne V.

    Like how you added the slit and also the soft stamping on the background.

    April 23, 2017 at 3:41 am
  • Reply Manda

    Great card – love how you made the toolbox more realistic by cutting the slit for the tools!

    April 23, 2017 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Amante del Papel

    clean, simple and beautiful card!

    April 23, 2017 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply Dasha

    Such a great 3d effect! I love it

    April 23, 2017 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Laurie

    Great card! I love how you incorporated the flowers from the other set with the Dad’s card. Great job!

    April 23, 2017 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Linda Anderson

    The way you added the floral sprig in the background adds a nice, unexpected touch to this masculine card. It totally works!

    April 24, 2017 at 1:47 am
  • Reply Dana M

    Fabulous card Lydia! Love, love, love the floral sprig grounding the masculine focal point.

    April 24, 2017 at 2:17 am
  • Reply TracyM #6773

    LOVE the design, SO CLEVER and BEAUTIFUL combining the tools against the delicate floral background! THIS would be PERFECT for my Father, a very HANDY man who LOVES his garden too!
    THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING 🙂

    April 24, 2017 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Lisa A creations

    Clean and simple card. Thanks for sharing!

    April 24, 2017 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply D.Ann C

    Love the soft background for the fab box of tools!

    April 25, 2017 at 2:35 am
  • Reply Miriam Prantner

    Wonderful card! I love the tone on tone background!

    April 25, 2017 at 3:04 am
  • Reply Sara Altarrazi

    simple and wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

    April 25, 2017 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Samantha Houp

    Great card! I love that you used a combination from two sets, to create the one card! Awesome idea!

    April 25, 2017 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Jean Marmo

    THis is so cute! Love this set!

    April 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Mary Holshouser

    this is a wonderful stamp set.
    You used it to perfection.
    thanks for sharing.

    April 25, 2017 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Aroa Cristiano

    Great decision to emboss the flowers at the back even if it is for a man.

    April 25, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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