Hello! We are going to play with some non-traditional holiday colors today, using one of the brand new sets released today by Altenew.

October 2018 Release is filled with fun holiday and fall themed stamps and dies, and there are other non-holiday products worth checking out! In today’s project, I wanted to create a fun wreath card using the Peaceful Wreath stamp set.

Let’s start with the video tutorial where I explain all the details and walk you through step by step.


Since this stamp set has a half wreath image, just stamping randomly to create a full wreath can be tricky. So I shared a quick tip on how you can get a perfectly aligned full wreath using the stamp set and die set. Make sure to watch the video above!

I also went outside of the box with the color choices for this card. Instead of the normal green/red shades for the wreath, I chose gray and blue shades. What do you think?

For the sentiment, I utilized the coordinating die set again, along with some colored cardstock and a thin adhesive to create a dimensional die cut sentiment.

I added some white dots throughout the wreath for added interest and dimensions. Also did a quick slattering using a shimmer spray to add a fun background on the card panel while keeping the whole card still simple and clean.

What is your favorite stamp set from this release? Comment below and share with me! You will also have a chance to enter the 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 October 16th, 11:59pm PST. I will post a winner here on the 17th. Good luck!!


Congrats, Cheryl! You are the lucky winner of this giveaway! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 10/31/2018 with the subject line Altenew October 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 TaeEun Yoo! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for full blog hop list.

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  1. This is so pretty. I’m usually a traditional colour person for Christmas but I absolutely love the colours you’ve used here.

  2. The video was helpful in showing us how to line up the wreath. I always appreciate all the help I can get. The greys and blues are beautiful together. Nice to see that leaves don’t have to be traditional green to make a beautiful wreath. Great card.

  3. That wreath is beautiful! 🙂 Love the colors you used. I really like the new Candlelight set. It is super pretty!

  4. The Peace Wreath card is so very, very unique! The colors are so different and eye catching, who would want to make a traditional card in Red and Green. Beautifully done!

  5. So pretty!! I love the non-traditional holiday colors you chose. Great tip for stamping the wreath. I am really liking the Potted Plants set.

    • Congrats, Cheryl! You are the lucky winner of this giveaway! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 10/31/2018 with the subject line Altenew October 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog to redeem your prize. Thank you for leaving me a lovely comment!!

  6. Love this CAS holiday card! The non traditional colors are striking, gotta give them a try. Thanks for the inspiration Nicole!

  7. I can tell you REALLY LIKE BLUE! You did blue projects the last time too… and I LOVE THEM! So beautiful!

  8. I love the peaceful wreath stamp and die combo….possibly my favorite from this release. I do love your beautiful card.

  9. Nicole, I love the way you’ve made this card using the wreath. Not overdone&busy, & so pleasing with the colours you’ve chosen.

  10. This is a wonderful card! I love the gray and blue together and wreath stamp is awesomely! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  11. I was so peaceful and using those colors and it also was there a attracted to someone who needs to put out cards there quick I like the idea of him I like the idea of you pretty and he said paper card stock what outlets are use the good idea I will remember that thank you for showing

  12. BEAUTIFUL card!
    LOVE your elegant design and inky combo for the wreath!
    Thank You for sharing your INSPIRATION and video, I really appreciate your tips for layering the stamps perfectly with the die cut 🙂

  13. Wonderful video! Love this wreath set. Your card is just lovely with all the little details. I still need to work on lining up my layered stamps….you make it look so easy!

  14. That card is beautiful! I love seeing non-traditional colors used on traditional images. And blue and grey are just perfect here!

  15. I think this wreath is quite enchanting and would be wonderful in lots of colors. Your blues are really lovely. Doesn’t this release have such great potential… my list grows with every stop on the hop.

  16. I never thought of making a holiday wreathe with blue accents. Now I know. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Yes, I agree with everyone else that this was a killer color choice! Silver and blue wreath is stunning!

  18. Beautiful Card, love the color choices!! I love seeing all the inspiration. Thank you for sharing all the fantastic Ideas =)

  19. I love your card. The color combination is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  20. I love the wreath! I always make some wreath cards for Christmas. I like to make a lot of different ones.

  21. I love nontraditional holiday cards and yours is no exception. Thank you for taking part in the Altenew blog hop!

  22. Love this layered wreath stamp set! You card is beautiful in the silver/gray and blue colors. These would be great to produce several of in a few different colors for the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. What a lovely and varied release with something for every occasion. Especially love those layered bloom dies, the swiss dots background and that gorgeous alphabet. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  24. I love the soft colors of the card. They go beautifully with the sentiment of the card. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Such a pretty wreath! I I love this bright blue you chose for the berries! Unexpected, and it really pops!

  26. Hi Nicole, I so enjoyed your video! You share so many little tricks to make the card as perfect as possible with lots od interest. The colors you chose are super nice! I like non traditional colors, very retro and modern at the same time. The Altenew navy cardstock is so rich, love it!

  27. Gorgeous card and lovely release. Your the color choices for this card are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

  28. Gorgeous card. I love the Peaceful Wreath die and stamp set you used. It is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

  29. Your take on a non-traditional wreath using the new Altenew set is really fun. Thanks for showing how you were able to create it so easily!

  30. Like ve your tip in your video for stamping the full wreath. And no one but us are the wiser. Your cards is beautiful!

  31. Such a great tutorial video today! Love watching your beautiful wreath come together. So happy that I have ordered this stamp set! Thanks for the inspiration. Love the non-Christmas colors on it!

  32. Pretty card. I like that you used blue, white and grey for the wreath. It’s a different way to use it and it works beautifully. Thanks for the inspiration. My favorite has to be the layered snowflakes just because I love snowflakes.

  33. My favorite stamp set from this new release seems to be the potted plants. I’m loving what I’m seeing with it. But I also really like your non-traditional color scheme for that beautiful wreath.

  34. Popping the wreath off the
    background is great.
    Love the blue berries.
    thanks for sharing

  35. This color palette makes me so happy! I think my favorites of this release are Candlelight and Brilliant Baubles. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us!

  36. Hi Nicole! I love your Peace card…the color palette and the details! It’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  37. Love your card!! I am slightly obsessed with the Layered Floral Dies (already bought em lol), and I really like the falling hearts stamp for DIY journaling cards and planner squares!

  38. I love the blue and gray colors you used, I like both traditional and non-traditional colors for holiday crafting, cardmaking, and decorating. My favorite holiday set from this release is the Peaceful Wreath and my favorite non-holiday set is the Layered Floral Elements Die Set. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and for the inspiration using non-traditional colors. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

  39. Very pretty wreaths….I love how many ways you can put this stamp set together…very interesting…thank you so much for sharing.

  40. Love that layered wreath you created! Beautiful card! I’m enjoying all the inspiration along the hop!

  41. I love how you used unique colors to show that tradition is more than just green & red. I love the blues & grays and how soft and elegant they look for the holidays. This is a stunning card, yet it was VERY easy to do. I can see mass producing this for the holidays and getting so many complements. I will cannot wait to order this stamp set Thanks for the inspiration…. LOVE it!!

  42. Love the non-traditional colours of your wreath. BTW, I only received the e-mail notification for this post only a few minutes ago. Not sure why.

  43. I love watching you create. It is so much fun to see what you come up with. And my favorite set is the Always there stamp and die set. Thank you.

  44. I’m late to this giveaway party but enJOYed the video. Love the grays and blues….. such a neat wreath!