2nd Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1

by Tasnim

Altenew Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to Altenew's 2nd year anniversary celebration! Has it been two years already since we release Painted Flowers?! :D

I still remember this day two years ago when Jen and I were both very excited (and a little anxious!) counting down the minutes for the Altenew store to be officially open. What we saw in the next couple of hours, and in fact for the next couple of years was beyond any expectation! We are very humbled to have come this far, and we would like to thank each and everyone of you who have supported us and encouraged us with your kind words.

Today, many of those who helped us grow are joining us with their creativity. We have an AMAZING line up of designers (you can't help but be inspired!) and great prizes! We hope you enjoy!

For my projects, I decided to go back to Altenew's very first release and created a few cards using stamps from that release. There is a reason why I mentioned the Painted Flowers stamp set earlier. It is definitely one of my favorite Altenew stamp sets! I just love the fact that it gives beautiful results every time, even when you stamp it randomly with no design in mind. A proof of that is the card below:

Altenew stamps

The story: Back in Feb-March 2014, when I received the first sample of Painted Flowers, I was anxious to see how it will look once stamped. I reached out for the nearest piece of scrap paper, and stamped the four flowers in the set. Once I added the little filler images, I thought instead of throwing it away I should try to make it into a card. As soon as I added the sentiment from Label Love, I fell in love with this little card! :)

Painted Flowers 1

Today's Painted Flowers card is inspired by a card that I had hand painted, and which in turn was my inspiration to design this set! You can see the original card here.

lace up

In my next card I used the large lace image from the Lace Up! set. I just love how it looks embossed in gold! The die cut ‘congrats' is from my friend Stephanie's shop Clearly Besotted Stamps.

Magnolias For Her

Magnolias For Her was the very first floral stamp set that I designed. I had drawn a few Magnolias at the time, and could only fit three in one set. I told myself I would create another set using the remaining Magnolias. Perhaps it is time for that other set? :) The tree branch is from our Winter Cardinal die.


I have a special attachment to Dodecagram as it was the very first (approved) stamp set that I designed! Here I paired it with the Dodec Star Die.

That is it from me! but before I go into the hop details and prizes,  I would like to thank May who has been planning for months to make today happen. May, we appreciate your hard work and dedication! You are a gem!


Leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew! This amazing prize pack includes not-yet-released stamp sets.

There are 8 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th.

Altenew Special Offer:

  • First 100 orders : 1 free mini stamp set (Starting April 7th at 9:00 AM EST)
  • Orders over $75 : 1 free mini stamp set (Now through Sunday, April 10, 2016)

Your next stop at the hop is the one and only Jennifer Mcguire‘s blog!!

Jennifer McGuire
Sveta Fotinia
Elena Roussakis
Pretty Pink Posh
May Sukyong Park
Iwona Palamountain
WOW! Embossing Powder
Yana Smakula
Taheerah Atchia
Svitlana Shayevich
Donna Mikasa




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Jewel Allen April 11, 2016 - 11:13 PM

Happy Birthday Altenew!

Lori Johnson April 11, 2016 - 11:24 PM

Congratulations on a very successful two years!!

Carole Lovill April 11, 2016 - 11:52 PM

Your stamp sets are amazing! !! I’d love to own one , especially the peonie set. Every time I have the money to buy one, they’re out of stock! Maybe one day,
Thank you, Carole Lovill

Alma April 12, 2016 - 12:16 AM

How amazing! Love the painted flowers!!!!! And congratulations!

Sandra F April 12, 2016 - 12:20 AM

What a wonderful anniversary to celebrate! Here’s to many more! Of course I will be completely broke but I will have some beautiful stamps and cards to show for it!

Jeanne Jordan April 12, 2016 - 12:22 AM

Altered was one of the first stamps I bought when the started making cards! It’s like my anniversary too since I started making cards about 2 years ago. I love your stamps, so elegant and beautiful.

Adaline Banks April 12, 2016 - 12:25 AM

Happiest Anniversary! The floral stamp sets offer such a great layering process. I love flowers and the more colorful layers the better, very sweet :))))

Madhurya April 12, 2016 - 12:28 AM

happy anniversary to altenew! hope to win love the collection of stamps

Melanie Bloom April 12, 2016 - 12:41 AM

Great cards

dana driscoll April 12, 2016 - 12:49 AM

Wow, I really like the simplicity of painted flowers, as you made the first card!

Anna Kutsenko April 12, 2016 - 12:54 AM

Wow! Happy anniversary!!!

Elaine April 12, 2016 - 1:09 AM

Happy anniversary!
Love every single stamp designs you make!

TracyM April 12, 2016 - 1:32 AM

Happy Anniversary!!! Love your stamps and inks.

Susan Bonn April 12, 2016 - 1:44 AM


Tatyana Cectri4ka April 12, 2016 - 2:22 AM

Congratulations! Your stamps are so lovely!

Shilpi G. Shivhare April 12, 2016 - 2:26 AM

Wow !!!! beautiful stamps and equally beautiful inspirations….

Karthikha April 12, 2016 - 2:46 AM

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary :)

Rina Hirano April 12, 2016 - 3:15 AM

Happy anniversary!

Sonja Wright April 12, 2016 - 4:11 AM

Happy anniversary . Only recently come across your stamps and love them x

Nicki burke April 12, 2016 - 4:48 AM

Happy anniversary!

Robin F April 12, 2016 - 5:26 AM

Wow, congrats!!! You’ve come a long way from Day 1. Thanks for enhancing card making with innovative designs!!

Katarina April 12, 2016 - 5:41 AM

What a great bloghog and giveaway! Love your layering stamps.

Trisha April 12, 2016 - 6:58 AM

Thanks for the chance. Love your stamps!

Amy Cairns April 12, 2016 - 7:42 AM

Looking forward to seeing all the cards on the blog hop. Such lovely stamps to create with

Lea April 12, 2016 - 8:05 AM

Happy anniversary. Great cards.

Lautie DiGregorio April 12, 2016 - 8:47 AM

Painted Flowers is still one of my favorite all time sets!

Kanan Pandya April 12, 2016 - 9:17 AM

Happy Anniversary to you guys and huge congrats!!! The hop was awesome and love each project. Thank you for the inspiration. :-)

Monica April 12, 2016 - 9:28 AM

Simply phenomenal

Sissy Scruggs April 12, 2016 - 9:42 AM

Happy Annivesary! Love all your stuff.

pamboe April 12, 2016 - 9:57 AM

Congratulations! We all celebrate when women create both cards and companies!

Miriam Leech April 12, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Happy Anniversary! I have fallen in love with your stamps, and I absolutely love your Crisp Inks! Thanks, and cheers to many successful years ahead!!

Urvi PARIKH April 12, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Love your flower stamps. Happy Anniversary guys.

Kate B April 12, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Happy, happy anniversary! I can’t wait to see what the next two years bring!!

Dorthy Barber April 12, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Love the way your stamps are layered, they make my cards look so great with little effort on my part. Happy Anniversary, may you have many more.

DruW April 12, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Beautiful Stamps!

cheryl goshorn April 12, 2016 - 1:14 PM

love the look of your stamps, looks like I will be ordering from you soon.

Candice L. April 12, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Happy anniversary! Looking forward to another year of inspiration and gorgeous stamps.

Karen Rice April 12, 2016 - 2:32 PM

I adore your stamp and die sets! I love your company and think I first heard of you when you began from Jennifer McGuire. I have several of your sets–I really want to get the Magnolia one next–all of your cards are so beautiful!

Heather Hoffman April 12, 2016 - 3:46 PM

What fun cards – and I totally remember those beginning days – and fell in love with Altenew quickly! Have loved the totally unique images you always have – and gorgeous layers and fonts! Happy Anniversary!

Karen Wood April 12, 2016 - 3:49 PM

Happy anniversary Altenew! I’m so glad I recently discovered your company because I honestly cannot get enough of your products! I just love all the gorgeous layers that you make possible with your stamps.

Julie April 12, 2016 - 4:06 PM

Your floral stamps have renewed my interest in stamping. They are beautiful. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Monia April 12, 2016 - 4:28 PM

Thank you for the chance. Happy anniversary Altenew!!!

Naomi Sams April 12, 2016 - 9:56 PM

Happy birthday =) i really love your stamps ♡

Kelly Nagy April 12, 2016 - 10:46 PM

Love the romantic look of these cards. I love, love, love all of them!!

Rebecca Griffith April 12, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd year!! Your stamp sets are Beautiful! & Pink is a favorite color of mine ! You all have went out of your way to make this a very special hop! Thank You ! Best wishes for continued success!

Tami April 13, 2016 - 7:19 AM

Happy Anniversary Altenew! Love your stamps and your design team is fantastic!

Jenn April 13, 2016 - 11:57 PM

Happy Anniversary! Great and awesome stamps. Love them.

Sonya April 15, 2016 - 8:12 PM

Happy Birthday, love your stamps they are such good quality and I can’t wait to see the new ones just out.

Daria May 7, 2017 - 8:54 AM

Wonderful cards. I love the magnolias.

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