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Alex Syberia Designs One-Year Anniversary Release Blog Hop | Giveaway | Over £800 ($1000) in prizes

Hello friends! Welcome to Alex Syberia Designs' September Anniversary Release Blog Hop. To hop along and see all the inspiration, start HERE. To check out the new release, visit Alex Syberia Designs' Shop.


To celebrate their birthday, Alex Syberia Designs has collaborated with a ton of wonderful sponsors to give away a grand total of £800 ($1000) in prizes!

  • Alex Syberia Designs: 5x £40 ($50) Gift Cards

  • Auzz Trinklets n crafts : $30AUD Gift Card

  • Crafty Purple Frog: £25 Gift Card

  • Dies to Die For : £25 Gift Card

  • Doeading : 50€ Gift Card (only for EU)

  • Gina K  : $100 Gift Card

  • Glitter and ink : $50 CAD Gift Card (only for Canada)

  • Jennifer McGuire Ink : 1 Share Handmade Kindness goodies bag -$75value

  • Kit & Clowder : $15 Gift Card

  • Mennys Bastelshop : 2x 20€ Gift Cards (EU)

  • Online Card Classes : 3 x free spots to any classes

  • Paper & i : $25 Gift Card (only for USA)

  • Pear Blossom press : $25 Gift Card

  • Scrap Shotz : $25 CAD Gift Card (only for Canada)

  • Seize the stamp : 2x CHF 25 Gift Cards

  • Simon Says Stamp : $100 Gift Card

  • SCT Magazine : $50 Gift Card

  • The Glitter Hubb : $25 CAD Gift Card

  • WOW Embossing : 2x $25 Gift Cards

Be sure to leave comments by midnight BST (London, UK time) on September 17th, 2023, for a chance to win!

Start your comment by telling us where you're from (USA, Canada, Europe, South America, Asia or Australia) and what your favourite product is from this September Anniversary release.

All the winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in the blog hop, upcoming YouTube hop, and the three upcoming Instagram hops. Winners will be announced on the Alex Syberia Designs GIVEAWAY WINNERS PAGE on September 18th, 2023.

Make sure to come back and check if you are a winner! Prizes not claimed within two weeks will be forfeited.

To increase your chances of winning, be sure to comment on this blog hop, the upcoming Anniversary Video Hop that starts on the 9th of Sep on Alex Syberia Designs YT Channel, and the three consecutive Instagram Hops on Alex Syberia Designs  Instagram starting on the 11th of September.

Blog Hop Order:

Previous Post - Studio Kato Blog


I have a few card examples featuring a very unique and gorgeous set of products, Timeless Blooms Celebration. This collection has a stamp set, die set and a hot foil plate. Please check out the video tutorial in the first section that focuses on the stamp and die sets.

Stamping with A Touch of Shine

  • Timeless Blooms Celebration Stamp Set is made up of 5 layering stamps. I stamped the images on white card stock with Distress Oxide Inks.

  • For the pink card, Layer 1 was stamped two times. On the first image, Kitsch Flamingo was used and on the 2nd one, Picked Raspberry. For the second layer, the same colours were used again but on the opposite image. The third layer, for both images, they were embossed with gold embossing powder. Layer 4,the leaf details, was not used. The fifth layer, the petal details, was stamped with black Versafine ink.

  • For the gold glitter card, check out video tutorial.

  • The half circle die from the Timeless Blooms Celebration Die Set was used to cut the stamped half circles and they were adhered on a foam cut with the full circle die.

  • Three bows were cut for each ornament and they were adhered together, staggered, and attached to the top of the ornament.

  • The pink ornament was adhered to a white panel cut the a die from the Nested Scalloped Frames Die Set that was stamped with the sentiment included in the Timeless Blooms Celebration Stamp Set.

  • The card front for the gold ornament was stencilled using Shiny Diamonds Stencil with Versamark ink and clear embossed. The custom sentiment was created with Foxtrot Alphabet Die Set and the sentiment strip with Celebrations Sentiments Hot Foil Plate was die cut with Thin Stripes Cover Die.


To view this video, click HERE.

Reverse Foiling

  • Using Timeless Blooms Celebration Hot Foil Plate, pink card stock was foiled in gold for one card and teal with silver foil on the other. The foil was retained for the reverse foiling technique.

  • The foil was reused to create the other half of the circle to create the negative image. The shiny side of the foil faced down on a solid rectangular hot foil plate and the same card stock used for the other half of the circle was placed on top. Because this second panel will have a large area of foiling, in addition to the foil plate and shim, I used a sheet of copy paper folded in half when it was run through the die cutter.

  • These cards were finished much the same as the first two cards except for the die cut sentiment on the pink card from the For You Sentiment Die Set.

All Die Cut Card

  • This all die cut card was the quickest and easiest to make utilizing just the Timeless Blooms Celebration Die Set.

  • The half circle die was used to cut both matte gold foil and dusky purple card stock. The same card stock was also with the detail die,

  • The gold detail die cut was adhered to the solid purple half circle and vice versa for the other half. The two halves were adhered to black foam that was cut with the full circle die.

  • The 'balloon' was adhered to an A2 sized panel of purple card stock layered with a black die cut using Floral Lattice Cover Die and finished off with a foiled sentiment from the Celebrations Sentiments Hot Foil Plate. This foil plate produces multiple sentiment strips that were cut all at once with the Thin Stripes Cover Die.


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Sep 12, 2023

Hello from USA. Gorgeous cards! I love the elegant metallic elements.

Bonnie Crane
Bonnie Crane
Sep 13, 2023
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Thank you so much, Laurie!

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