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Our dearest crafty friends,

Happy July! We hope you are having a wonderful summer with your family and friends, and if you are traveling we wish you safe travels! Summer can be super busy with so many things, but we hope you have a chance to sit down and do some craft and stay cool as well. Maybe this month's newsletter will give you some inspiration, so make sure to check out all the contents prepared just for you!

1. Altenew at CHA UK
2. Stamp Highlight : Painted Rose 
3. Altenew Academy July Class : Color Your Day 
4. Find Inspiration 
5. July Inspiration Challenge
6. Stamp & Die Bundles
7. Caught By Altenew
8. New Release : July 29th
9. Designer Spotlight : Julie Ebersole
We traveled all the way to UK last month to join CHA UK event! It was so much fun meeting new and old crafty friends and share fun cardmaking tips. If you missed us this year, we hope to see you next time! 

Achieve a hand-painted rose look on your card with our Painted Rose stamp set! This stamp set will allow you to create a card of roses with personal touch. Mix and match the layers using our Crisp Dye Inks to create realistic looking roses!


A bit of color can brighten up anyone’s day! Learn how to add a splash of colors to your projects with Color Your Day, fun class filled with fresh inspirations, tips, and techniques.

Instructor: Therese Calvird

Interactive Class: July 16th – July 21st, 2016

Enjoy a special early bird discount when you sign up for the class by July 15th. Use “CYD20OFFJULY” when checking out.

  • Live Q&A Session with the teacher and other students!
  • Exclusive class forum for you to interact with others and share ideas!
  • Students will enjoy lifetime access to all the class materials after signing up for the class.
  • Enjoy exclusive class contents whenever, wherever, and how many times you’d like!
Want to start scrapbooking but don' know where to start? Our scrapbook design team members are here for you! From simple layouts to fun-filled layouts, you will become a pro at creating layouts! Check out more on these on our blog today.
From CAS cards, watercolored cards, to fun dimensional cards, our blog is filled with wonderful card inspiration for you to see. Don't forget to see these tutorials and learn how you can create amazing cards using the tips our card design team members share.
Did you know Altenew YouTube channel has exclusive video tutorials? You will see how the cards come to live with step-by-step tutorials with some cool techniques. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!  
In need of some inspirations? Want to challenge your creativity? Our July Inspiration challenge is in full swing! It is never to late to join us! Take out your stamps and get inky with us by participating in our monthly inspiration challenge. 

We recently introduced Stamp & Die Bundles to our online store! Many of you have asked us to offer our wonderful stamp sets and their matching dies in one set so you can easily purchase them.

Now you can shop for the Stamp & Die Bundles on selected designs. Don’t see the bundles you were hoping for? Don’t worry – We will be adding more in the near future!

We wanted to thank you for your amazing support allowing us to donate 20% of profits from our Celebrating Parents special release! To read more about it, please see our blog post
One of the joys of checking out Instagram is seeing all your wonderful projects you created using our products. Check out this month's #CaughtByAltenew projects! If you like to be spotted, make sure to add #altenew when sharing your project on Instagram!
We all have been waiting for a new release! We are so excited to be brining some freshly designed products to you on Friday, July 29th! Circle the date on your calendar so you won't miss it!
We are so excited to have the CAS Card Master, Julie Ebersole! We hope you enjoy getting to know her a bit better in this month's newsletter.

1.We'd love to hear your story! What motivated you to start making cards and begin stamping?
My cousin sent me hand-made cards and when she said she made them, I was so curious as to how in the world she did that.  So she introduced me to rubber stamps.  I then discovered a small local stationery store that carried a selection of stamps, inks and pretty papers...  That day, I also saw a copy of Rubber Stamp Madness Magazine and was astonished to realize that there were people all over the world making cards and other types of art with these rubber stamp thingies! That was about 25 years ago and I’ve been stamping/card making ever since. :)

2. How can crafters find inspirations and develop their creativity in making cards/crafting projects?
Inspiration is pretty much everywhere you look—I love clothing and home decor catalogs, peeking into the local boutique/shop windows! I’m inspired by art I see on Pinterest, as well as other card makers, too!  I keep a board called “Sparks me” where I collect visual ideas and concepts that just appeal to me. Sometimes music—a song—will inspire a card idea.
I also think it’s important to play without always having a specific end result in mind; experimentation without expectation = learning what you like, what you don’t, and getting comfortable with the tools and materials you are working with.

3. We think all crafters hit a wall once in a while. What do you do when you hit a creative slump?
I agree—we all get bogged down with those bummer creative slumps.  For me, it can help to just shut the door on my studio, leave the house and go do other things instead of sitting there and trying to force it.
I also try making a few cards that take me back to the basics:  an image, paired with a good sentiment and no fancy techniques.  Just stamp, ink and paper—they seem to refresh me, when I feel creatively blocked or overwhelmed.

4. Do you have a specific style that you are comfortable with or like to stick to?
Clean and simple is my favorite because I adore gobs and gobs of white space! :)  But, it isn’t always the easiest type of card to design, LOL!

5. Can you share a favorite card you made previously using Altenew products?

6. This is just for fun - If you can only take 3 crafting products with you to an island, which ones would you take?

 The horror of being limited to only 3 crafting products stymied me a bit.  However, after very careful thought, I would take:
Watercolor paper, Peerless Watercolors, and a waterbrush. 

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