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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Lisa April 9, 2016 - 8:14 PM

I love the black and pink.

Karen Walker April 9, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Stunning cards; your stamps make such fabulous cards!

Cyndee Scholet April 9, 2016 - 8:24 PM

looking forward to the blog hop! My daughter told me about it. Congratulations of your 2nd anniversary!

Cyndee Scholet April 9, 2016 - 8:28 PM

The magnolia stamp is my favorite. We used to have a very old magnolia in the front of our 2nd Empire Victorian house in upstate NY. The stamping detail is amazing.

Jenny Martin April 9, 2016 - 8:52 PM

Wow 2 years! You certainly have come a long way! Your stamps are always beautiful and cutting edge! Gorgeous cards, especially the magnolia :)

Annette Hindes April 9, 2016 - 8:53 PM

Happy Anniversary!

Donna Kay April 9, 2016 - 9:08 PM

Amazing, congrats on 2 years, here’s to many more!

Mary Anne Perlmutter April 9, 2016 - 9:29 PM

Two very creative years. Thank you for a great product line.

Jill A April 9, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Congrats on 2 great years!!!!!!!!

Mona spark April 9, 2016 - 10:14 PM

Nice beutiful cards , elegent flowers , love them all.

Helen F. April 9, 2016 - 10:33 PM

Fabulous creations, congrats on your two year Anniversary, wishing you many more!

Elle Pankhurst April 9, 2016 - 10:48 PM

Congratulations on your second Anniversary.

Robyn S April 9, 2016 - 10:55 PM

Great ideas and blog hop, thanks.

Amanda Picardi April 9, 2016 - 11:16 PM

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for making such fantastic products!

Diane Starr-Jordan April 9, 2016 - 11:25 PM

Beautiful stamps and ink colors! Congrats on your second year and thanks for a chance to win!

Lindsey - NY April 9, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Congratulations on starting year 3!

Cindy Olson April 9, 2016 - 11:54 PM

Happy Anniversary. Your products are gorgeous! I can’t get enough of the flower stamps.

Brenda van Dijk April 10, 2016 - 12:12 AM

Congrats for your birthDay! Hope manY more years to Come ahead with beautiful stamps and cards. So manY beautiful designs made by the design team.

Theresa Tyree April 10, 2016 - 12:16 AM

oh my gosh! Where have you been all my life, you beautiful delicate tree branch die. I NEED you!!

Angie McKee April 10, 2016 - 12:18 AM

Happy 2 Years to Altenew! No one does flowers like you ladies do! :0) Best wishes as you head in to year 3!

craftmommy April 10, 2016 - 12:26 AM

Awesome card creations. Congrats on your second anniversary. Wishing you many more!!

Gail Plaskiewicz April 10, 2016 - 12:38 AM

I love all the cards you share on the blog but I love the one with the blue/green flowers best. The flowers remind me of the 60’s. I love blog hops! I will be hopping along to Jen’s site.

Dolores Roberson April 10, 2016 - 1:31 AM

I want, I want, I want them all. I have several of your flower sets and love them. So smart to make the color progressive inks to go with them. Loved the colors Laurafadora used on this blog.

Tamara Ostroznik April 10, 2016 - 2:15 AM

Happy happy birthday my favorite stam company! I’m totally in love with your stam layering sets! Adorable cards for thos hop! And the giveaway is awesome! Thank you for a chance to win. Hugs and kisses from Slovenia. Tamara

Conny Hillgaard April 10, 2016 - 3:56 AM

I Love magnolia, so the magnolia stamp is my favorite. Happy Anniversary.

Birgitte April 10, 2016 - 4:10 AM

Congratulations on your 2nd aniversary! I love your designs and stampsets, but have not yet found it affordable to buy some as I live inNorway and the shipping and taxes add much to the cost. Anyway I find inspiration in following your priducts and the designes made with them. So much beauty! I especially like your flowerstamps.

Andrea April 10, 2016 - 4:13 AM

Congratulations on your 2nd Anniversary!! I’ve always loved the floral stamps from your company!

Caren Char April 10, 2016 - 4:39 AM

Congratulations on 2nd birthday/anniversary! May you have many more!

Aggie April 10, 2016 - 4:52 AM

Gorgeous inspiration for these new stamps!

Linda Whitaker April 10, 2016 - 5:34 AM

Love your beautiful cards.. Thank you for sharing

Barbara Martin April 10, 2016 - 5:51 AM

Happy Birthday Altenew! I love your fresh and beautiful designs!

Jill Sharp April 10, 2016 - 5:55 AM

Congratulations on your 2nd birthday. There are so many stamps I love, but Painted Flowers are my favourites.

Denise April 10, 2016 - 5:55 AM

Altenew congrats and happy birthday. These are such gorgeous stamps and DT beautiful cards, awe inspiring for a newbie like myself.

Christine Gessel April 10, 2016 - 7:22 AM

Love Altenew stamps!
Always inspired looking at your blog posts.
Congrats on your two year birthday.

Olga Moss April 10, 2016 - 7:50 AM

My first lover from Altenew was the Magnolias for her set. And I am still in love with it. CONGRATS!!!

Carrie R. April 10, 2016 - 8:38 AM

Happy birthday! It’s hard to believe Altenew is 2! I loved all your cards, they really showed the versatility of Altenew’s stamp sets and the fact that there is something for everyone, no matter what your style!

Connie MacFarlane April 10, 2016 - 10:01 AM

Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary! Many more creative years to you. Love your beautiful stamps and creations.

Tami Black April 10, 2016 - 10:02 AM

I am new to Altenew and have only seen the sets that Jennifer McGuire uses. She is so talented that I always wondered if I could recreate something. This set is gorgeous and I love the cheat sheet! I’ve got to have it and give your products a try. Your designers are awesome!

Sandy S. April 10, 2016 - 10:22 AM

It’s hard to believe Altenew is only two years old…it’s such a powerhouse in the stamp world. The layered flowers are standouts, but your other sets are so good, too. Congratulations on your anniversary!

Kayla D April 10, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Congrats! I’m fairly new to cardmaking, but Altenew has quickly become a favorite of mine. The stamps are all gorgeous and I’m always amazed at what you can do with them. Can’t wait to see what is made in the future, and happy anniversary!!

Lin Brandyberry April 10, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Wow, what a fantastic lineup of superstars! I really enjoyed seeing some new ideas along the way! Happy 2nd Birthday, and MANY more – I adore your florals!

Laurie Brown April 10, 2016 - 10:52 AM

Happy Birthday-congrats in your success!! Love your stamps and inks! Beautiful creations!

Pat C April 10, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Congrats on your birthday…your company has added so much to the cardmaking world!

Marina April 10, 2016 - 12:34 PM

Thanks for sharing these awesome card ideas. I really like the layering stamp sets from Altenew, they are great!

laura mm April 10, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Still love the painted flowers stamp set :) Thanks for the hop & Happy Anniversary! :)

lisa808 April 10, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Happy 2nd Anniversary!

Joanne April 10, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Thanks for 2 years of beautiful stamps….looking forward to more in the future :)

Tami G April 10, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Fabulous cards!!

Lydia Lee April 10, 2016 - 2:02 PM

Love the use of color and simplicity! Great inspiration! Thanks and Happy 2nd Anniversary!

Gretchen Wilson April 10, 2016 - 2:49 PM

Beautiful set of cards, I am partial to the Magnolia! Great work!

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