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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Janet April 7, 2016 - 9:08 AM

HAPPY 2nd Birthday Altenew :-)

Looks like a phenomenal hop and I can’t wait to join in after work tonight! I think the Painted Flowers set is iconic now – it is still being re-pinned EVERY week form my board, so I can’t imagine what the total statistics will be for it!

Amazing company, products and design work – Hooray!!!!

Sue D April 7, 2016 - 9:09 AM

Happy 2nd Anniversary! Hope you have many more–thanks for all your creative products and ideas.

Mirella April 7, 2016 - 9:09 AM

Holy moly what an amazing birthday celebration! Can’t believe you guys are already two! And such a huge success in the crafty land too! Happy birthday! ?

Liz Maitland April 7, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Happy 2nd Birthday to you all!
I only discovered Altenew last year & I absolutely love your stamps & dies. So gorgeous & arty – you make me look like a real artist with your layering, water-colour style stamp sets. I hope you continue to grow & flourish for many years to come.

Thank you for all the inspiration,
all the best,

Liz M xxx

Lee-Anne April 7, 2016 - 9:17 AM

Happy 2nd anniversary, ladies! Your designs are so fresh and lovely! Wishing you much more success in the coming years!

Evelyn B April 7, 2016 - 9:19 AM

Happy Anniversary! Just love your stamps and these cards are so pretty. Love the layering to mimic hand painted. The Magnolias are such a pretty color. The gold lace up is very rich looking. May you prosper and grow and grown! Best to you!

Svitlana Shayevich April 7, 2016 - 9:22 AM

Tasnim, your cards are so beautiful! And stamps story are so lovely!
Happy Anniversary!

Yolanda Garrido Gámez April 7, 2016 - 9:24 AM

I can imagine the emotion you felt starting that dream!!! And it came truth so congratulations!!!! Amazing cards ! Thanks for the chance!

Vinita Jain April 7, 2016 - 9:26 AM

Congratulations on your 2nd Birthday and Wish you many more glorious years!!! You are the best! Love all your amazing products with crispy fun inks! And your Design team is the best!

Peggy Pride April 7, 2016 - 9:27 AM

Congratulations on 2 years! I love your products and all the ideas on the blog. I hope your company is going strong for many years!

Marcia Scantlin April 7, 2016 - 9:29 AM

Happy 2nd Anniversary! Your designs are so beautiful and classics.

Tess Hackett April 7, 2016 - 9:32 AM

Love your cards today! Congratulations and Happy Birthday! You all have worked so hard and done an outstanding job. I only own two of your stamps but everyone is always drawn to the cards made with them. I hope to add to my Altenew collection in the future keep up the great work. You are a one of kind company and a gem.

Bozena Adamusinska April 7, 2016 - 9:34 AM

Congratulations on a beautiful anniversary. Thank you for being you, and you create such beautiful works of art. Thank you for your extraordinary design. I am glad that I have a chance to win :-)

Leigh Penner April 7, 2016 - 9:36 AM

Happy Anniversary! Painted Flowers is one of my very favourite stamp sets!

Teri W April 7, 2016 - 9:36 AM

So excited! Happy birthday! I love you stamps especially the florals!

Linda S. April 7, 2016 - 9:37 AM

Happy anniversary. There’s a reason you’ve been so successful. Your stamps and dies are amazing and your kindness shines through everything you do.

Olya April 7, 2016 - 9:38 AM

Happy anniversary. I love your stamps, they are great. I hope, I will win something.

Karen April 7, 2016 - 9:40 AM

Happy Anniversary. Your stamps are amazing

Joyce MCINTOSH April 7, 2016 - 9:41 AM

Happy 2nd anniversary! You’re stamps are awesome!

Karen Farris April 7, 2016 - 9:42 AM

Happy 2nd Anniversary and wishing you many more!

Kate April 7, 2016 - 9:44 AM

Happy Anniversary Altenew :)
Kate xx

Debbi Vasel April 7, 2016 - 9:46 AM

Happy Anniversary to you!
Layering stamps are so gorgeous.
I love painted flowers.

Susie Sonnier April 7, 2016 - 9:48 AM

Happy Anniversary Altenew! Love the Magnolia stamp, so pretty.

Lou W April 7, 2016 - 9:50 AM

Happy anniversary! And what a ride it has been!

Holly Saveur April 7, 2016 - 9:51 AM

Congrats!!!Happy anniversary!
gorgeous cards!

LeslieS April 7, 2016 - 9:53 AM

Congratulations on your success. You are one of my very favorite stamp companies!! You make such beautiful products. They bring me a lot of pleasure. Thank you!!

Chia Yuan Hou April 7, 2016 - 9:54 AM

Happy 2nd Anniversary! Love the gorgeous stamps!

Sarah M April 7, 2016 - 9:55 AM

Congratulations on 2 years! I love your stamp sets!

Mary L Schreiber April 7, 2016 - 9:56 AM

Beautiful, stunning cards. Happy 2nd Anniversary.

Kathy L April 7, 2016 - 10:01 AM

Happy Anniversary! As a relatively new stamper and card artist, I am so inspired by the stamp sets you have created. Many thanks for your entrepreneurial courage!

Kathy H April 7, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Congratulations on an impressive 2 years!

Kelly Sasman April 7, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Happy 2nd anniversary! Wishing you continued success. Your stamps and dies are top quality and the designs are cutting edge. Can’t wait to hop….hop….hoppppppp

Tammy April 7, 2016 - 10:15 AM

Happy 2nd anniversary Altenew!!!
I really love your beautiful stamps <3

Channin April 7, 2016 - 10:18 AM

Congratulations!! I love your products and wish you continued success, for purely selfish reasons – I need you in my life! Beautiful designs!!

Bonnie April 7, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Congratulations on staying on the top of the stamp world, your designs are awesome!

Dolly April 7, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Beautiful cards ladies!
I JUST made a painted flowers card (okay so this isn’t overly rare since it’s a gorgeous set!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Altenew has such great layered sets! and some of the most GORGEOUS flowers going (layered or not!) TFS and may you have MANY MANY more birthdays to come! :D TFS

Pooja April 7, 2016 - 10:24 AM

Happy 2nd Anniversary ,Congrats for the success in this two years wishing even more in coming year !

Jane's Journal April 7, 2016 - 10:26 AM

Happy birthday …what a great hop you have organized thanks for the chance to win your amazing stamps x

Dana W April 7, 2016 - 10:26 AM

Congrats on 2 years!!! I’m sure there will be many more!!

Jane's Journal April 7, 2016 - 10:27 AM

Happy birthday and thanks for a chance to win your awesome stamps!

Jane April 7, 2016 - 10:28 AM

So exciting to be turning 2! Happy anniversary and thanks for thinking of your customers.

Love the products and design ideas. Many happy days ahead!

Sandy April 7, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Happy Anniversary! I can’t wait to see all the inspiration.

Jane Martin April 7, 2016 - 10:32 AM

Congratulations on turning 2 and thinking about your customers. Love, love the products and design ideas. Enjoy many more happy days ahead!

Lou W April 7, 2016 - 10:32 AM

Lovely cards! How fun to meet new bloggers and see their artwork.

Rachael Hill April 7, 2016 - 10:33 AM

Congrats on the two year anniversary! Think you have me thinking. I need to dig out some of my first stamp sets I have bought and make up some cards.

Susi April 7, 2016 - 10:33 AM

Wow! These 2 years have gone by so fast, yet I’m happy that Altenew came along. I can’t believe that Painted Flowers was your first stamp set as it has recently become one of my favourites (in fact, I had quite the wait for it to re-stock, and immediately placed my order yesterday when I got the notice it was available!). If the first 2 years are any indication, we’ve got tons of amazing stuff coming in the years ahead! Congrats to Altenew!!!

Kathryn A April 7, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Happy 2 years! Painted Flowers is still one of my favourite sets, too!

Sue Alger April 7, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Congratulations! I just know you’ll be around for a while because you have such unique stamps, etc. I love the versatility of your stamps especially and am the proud owner/user of many of them. Please keep ’em coming!

Viola Leary April 7, 2016 - 10:41 AM

I love Altenew stamps! I am certainly impressed with your stamps and inks.

Carol Didier April 7, 2016 - 10:42 AM

Happy Anniversary! Your stamps are among the most beautiful in my “collection”.

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