Happy Thursday! Today I have a very quick, clean, and simple card to share with you all using a brand new stamp set release from Altenew. It has become one of my favorites, so let’s dive in right away.

I was able to create a simple card with lots of sweet details using one of the stamp sets from this release. This one is called Nature Snippets Stamp Set, and it has these amazing layers to create beautiful nature scenes within a circular frame!

I chose the 2nd largest image from the set that features beautiful blossoms. I know we are still in the middle of winter, but I simply cannot wait for the warm weather to hurry up and come. This card was meant for a couple that is about to embark on their new life together, so I wanted to use a light and sweet colors.

I used Sea Glass, Dusk, and Cotton Candy for the focal point scenery, and stamped the sentiment in Jet Black. A couple of enamel dots were used for a finishing touch. You can definitely omit this part, but I wanted a very small bit of neutral color on the card.

If you ever need help lining up these images, make sure to watch the layering guide video or refer to the layering guide on the back of your stamp packaging. These are quite easy to line up and very forgiving as well, so even if you are new to stamp layering, you will be just fine.

What is your favorite set from today’s release? Share your pick in the comment below and you will automatically be entered into a giveaway!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!


There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!

  1. Altenew is giving away SIX $50 gift certificates to Altenew store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
  2. I am giving away $30 gift certificate to Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by December 17th, 11:59pm PST. I will post a winner here on the 18th. Good luck!!


Congrats, Eva! You are the lucky winner of this giveaway! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 12/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog to redeem your prize. Thank you for leaving me a lovely comment!!


I am participating in a fun blog hop to celebrate today’s release! Next stop on the hop is Reiko Tsuchida! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for full blog hop list.

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  1. Oh, what a fun layering stamp! I haven’t seen too many with a shaded in background like that, but I really love the results!

  2. Your card is so sweet! This set lends itself to some really nice CAS looks.
    My fave set is the Flower Vine Florals.

  3. Beautiful card. Lovely soft colours & very pretty image. Can see why you are enjoying this release so much.

  4. I love when Altenew creates something different, like the Nature Snippets set. This is probably my favorite set because it looks easy to layer, and creates a fresh, fun design that can be used for many occasions.

    • Congrats, Eva! You are the lucky winner of this giveaway! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 12/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog to redeem your prize. Thank you for leaving me a lovely comment!!

  5. Nicole, this is a lovely “clean and simple” card…I think this stamp set way made with you in mind. It’s perfect for your style. tfs

  6. My favorite stamp set so far is the Ruffled Flowers, however there are a lot that are close in competition!

  7. Love the card it is just sweet and precious. Perfect for the occasion. So many wonderful things it is hard to choose but I am going to go with the wispy begonia. The stamp set is so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your art.

  8. My favorite from this new release is the ruffled flowers stamp set. Just love the daintiness of it. Your card is so pretty, Nicole!

  9. Such beautiful florals from Altenew again! Love that primrose! Thanks for the lovely card inspiration!

  10. I can’t wait to try this Nature Snippets stamp set! The enamel dots are a nice finishing touch, I think I will need some of these too 🙂

  11. Love your card. So sweet! My favorite from this release is the Nature Snippets stamp set. I think it is so fun.

  12. My favorite from this release has to be the pper, especially the Black & White set. But i also love the Nature Snippets as it screams Spring to me! Love your card.

  13. Your card is just beautiful. Love the soft colors and the simplicity of the card. I think the primrose is my favorite from this release. I can’t wait to play with it. Thanks for sharing your card.

  14. What a great wedding card! Clean and simple and really sweet. I love your design. I wasn’t crazy about the nature snippets stamp set but the more I see it used, as in your wonderful design, the more I like it. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I love the Nature Snippets set, and your card is beautiful. I love the blue and the layout is wonderful.

  16. Love your clean and simple card! The Nature Snippet stamp set is really unique.
    Thanks so much for sharing…

  17. My favorite stamp set from this release is the Flower Vine Set, it will be so versatile and I’m sure will quickly become a staple for me. Your card is beautiful and the inspiration is awesome as always, thanks for sharing. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

  18. Nicole, thank you so much for sharing your creation with the new release. It is so clean and delicate. Truly beautiful!

  19. My favorite set is the Nature Snippets – I even purchased it on the first day of the release and now have it in my hand 🙂 I love how you used it Nicole!

  20. Love the card. This set is so unique. Also really love the wispy begonia stamps set from the December release, has become my favorite. Thanks for sharing your art.