2nd Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3

by May Sukyong Park

Altenew_AnniversaryBlogHop_GraphicGood morning, and welcome to the last day of our 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop.

Wow! We are simply BLOWN away by your response on our blog hop. You all have amazed us with your love, comments and the orders. Thank you everyone for your continued support and sweet birthday wishes. 

If you missed the Day 1 and Day 2 posts of our 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop, make sure to check them out HERE and HERE for inspiration and an extra chance to win PRIZES!  

2016_Design team at a glanceBefore I go into the hop details and prizes, I would like to give a BIG shout out to our fantastic design team for their contributions to creativity, not only on behalf of Altenew, but to the entire papercrafting community.

There is no doubt that Altenew couldn't have come this far without the help of our extremely talented designers that showcase our products each month. We’ll never be able to thank them enough for all they’ve done for Altenew. 

In honor of our anniversary celebration, I have asked each of our design team members to share four of their favorite Altenew projects with you. They are also sharing what they like most about being on the Altenew Design Team, or what they thought when they first heard about Altenew, or what they like most about our products. 

Agnieszka Malyszek
“I was truly honoured when Tasnim invited me to join Altenew design team. I know both talented girls, Tasnim and Jen from another DT and I knew their style and ideas would be something right up my alley! And I was absolutely right! Altenew’s releases are always fantastic, I especially love all the layering floral sets, perfect to create beautiful cards. Another thing I love about this company is the team, such amazing and kind people, so positive and inspiring! I’m really very happy to be amongst these talented gals! Congrats on 2 wonderful years, Altenew! Wishing you many more years of success ahead!”

Amy Gray
“I have been a fan of Tasnim and Jen's work, I was delighted when they joined forces to form Altenew. I've been a fan from the first release and feel incredibly honoured to be a part of the Design Team! For me, Altenew offers a fabulous blend of beautiful, delicate designs balanced to perfection with contemporary, graphic designs. Whatever my creative mood, Altenew will have the perfect stamp set to accompany me on my creative adventures! Happy 2nd anniversary, Altenew. Here’s to many more!”

Anna Kossakovskaya
“For me the invitation to become a part of the Altenew design team one year ago was a very important step of my crafting life. The multilayered flowers are already a legend and I’m so happy and honored I have this opportunity to play with them. And another side, that mean so much to me – our creative and talented team! And of course I’m so happy to see my two Russian speaking crafting friends here with me in one team. And I’m so thankful I’m here and can create and learn more with all these beautiful ladies!”

Marika Rahtu
“My hubby went to the US two years ago and about that time I placed my first order for Simon and I was introduced to the beautiful stamp sets from Altenew. I also remember that for a long I went back and forth whether should I order the Magnolias for Her stamp set or not. I was so drooling over the beautiful flowers but I wasn't sure if I could ever colour them properly. Well, I decided to order it after all and it has become one of my all time favourites from Altenew. A year later, Tasnim took me under her loving wings despite of my inexperience in crafting and ever since Altenew has felt like home to me.”

May Sukyong Park
“I met Tasnim at the CHA craft show last year and I was surprised that she recognized my work and even called my name. One month later she invited me to join her design team, and I was beyond excited and worried at the same time because I thought I wasn’t good enough for Altenew.
Whenever I doubt myself for being part of this amazing team, my sweet teammates have encouraged me with their kind words. I’m glad that I didn’t give up along the way and pushed myself to a new creative level. Happy Anniversary and many more, Altenew! So proud of you two, Tasnim and Jen!” 

Sveta Fotinia
“My love with the Altenew started with the Persian Motifs stamp set. I still think that this stamp set is the most beautiful and genius set in the whole world! Don't believe that Altenew turned only 2 years – it feels like this company was always and I really can't imagine cardmaking without them. I admire how much ideas, novations and creations Altenew creates and want to wish to go further for new victories, dreams, achievements and tops! Love!”

Svitlana Shayevich
“I fell in love with Altenew design with the very first release. So unique, elegant and versatile designs! If I needed to express Altenew in one word I would say – INSPIRING. Being on the Altenew Design Team is such an honor for me. A group of extremely talented, nice and amazing ladies who constantly amaze me with their creativity and sense of style. I see the great future of this company and hope it will continue to supply the papercrafting world with amazing and unique products!”

Therese Calvird
“What I love about Altenew is that it has such a unique style! The layering sets allow stamping options that were just never there before, and with some of the most beautiful flower sets ever, this combination is unbeatable. Tasnim has created an amazing team that never fail to inspire and that is what I love, it helps me to push my own limits and to try out new techniques and of course have fun. I consider myself very lucky to be a part of all this. Happy Anniversary Altenew!”

Yana Smakula
“It was a very big moment for me to join the Altenew team in Spring of 2015. I first discovered Altenew on Jennifer McGuire's blog and I was truly fascinated with the Painted Flowers and Vintage Roses stamp sets. Almost 2 years later these are still among my absolute favorites.”

I hope they continue to share their talents and creativity with all of us! Please be sure to stop by each of their blogs and leave them lots of love.

Altenew_AnniversaryBlogHop_Sponsor_GraphicAltenew 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)


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.

Your next stop at the hop is the incredibly talented Laura Bassen!

Laura Bassen
Therese Calvird
Ellen Hutson
Amy Gray
Joni Andaya
Freckled Fawn
Debby Hughes
Lydia Evans
My Sweet Petunia
Kelly Griglione
Isha Gupta



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Becca Yahrling April 9, 2016 - 21:18

Love reading about the DT members – thank you.

Casie Williams April 9, 2016 - 21:29

Love the great ideas from the cars you showed. The florals are so spectacular!

Bonnie Ditto April 9, 2016 - 21:31

Love th yellow and black flowers.

Judy Woodland April 9, 2016 - 21:43

Wonderful hops….I have gotten so much inspiration here. Thank you!

Denise M April 9, 2016 - 21:48

Such wonderful cards from a great Design Team :)

Lisascreativeniche April 9, 2016 - 22:05

Yay!!! Round of applause for everyone! These works of art are jaw dropping! Thank you for all of the inspiration!

Angie April 9, 2016 - 22:11

Happy Anniversary! And what an amazing DT! Such inspiration!

Tona April 9, 2016 - 22:13

So many fabulous projects! What a talented team.

Migdalia Rodriguez April 9, 2016 - 22:13

Such gorgeous cards!! You all did an amazing job!

Cynthia Johnson April 9, 2016 - 22:15

Wow, what a talented group of designers! There are so many beautiful cards. Love your products, they’re so beautiful and of such good quality.

Mona spark April 9, 2016 - 22:17

I love all these flowers cards , so amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Jan Castle April 9, 2016 - 22:27

Thanks for sharing these talented artists!!!!
Paper Hugs,

Becky W. April 9, 2016 - 22:33

Loving the hop! Happy anniversary!

Brenda Lubrant April 9, 2016 - 22:34

I really enjoyed reading about your designers and looking at their favorite projects. You really have amazing designers.

Leslie559 April 9, 2016 - 22:37

So many great cards. Thank you for sharing

Amy Y April 9, 2016 - 22:44

So many awesome cards, congratulations on your amazing team.

barb macaskill April 9, 2016 - 22:45

Just finished the final leg of this amazing hop!! So many absolutely gorgeous creations by all the designers! I am on inspiration overload right now and am going to have to come back again and again to look at these wonderful projects so I don;t miss any details! Seeing the stamps in action has made me rethink my opinion on some of the sets and now they are tops on my wish list!! So glad that Altenew is around and can’t wait to celebrate 10, 20 and 25 years with you! Happy Anniversary!

Patt H. April 9, 2016 - 22:46

Wow! What a plethora of gorgeous cards! I’m in awe of all the talent shown here.

Lindsey - NY April 9, 2016 - 22:50

Thank you design team for all your work show casing the Altenew stamps.

Robyn S April 9, 2016 - 22:50

Great inspiration from your blog and team on your birthday, great celebration!

Pat eifert April 9, 2016 - 22:52

Awesome cards!! Such a talented set off design team members!!

Sheila H April 9, 2016 - 22:53

This hop is amazing – congrats to you all!

TaeEun April 9, 2016 - 22:54

Great creativity, ladies!!!

Mona spark April 9, 2016 - 22:59

Love all these flower stamps. All are amazing thanks for sharing.

Charlanne Bittinger April 9, 2016 - 23:06

I have only just discovered the fun of your hop as the day ends – so glad I didn’t miss it. The ideas are wonderful.

Patsy Collins April 9, 2016 - 23:09

I just have to say that I feel like I just took a college course on card making with Altenew! This has been such a fun hop, I’m sad it’s over. There were so many inspiring creations, I can’t wait to try my hand at some of the techniques. I have to admit that I am slightly intimidated by the layering process. This hop has convinced me to just jump in!!

Congratulations on your 2nd Anniversary! Keep up the good work!
Thanks so much!

Rose J April 9, 2016 - 23:13

You have such an amazing design team that provides endless outstanding inspiration. It’s always a highlight for me when Altenew posts something new because I know it’s always special.

tracy jensen April 9, 2016 - 23:14

Wow thank you for sharing I love the cards made and hearing the stories of the creators.

Melissa B. April 9, 2016 - 23:19

Such an amazing team, bursting with creative talent. I love seeing all their artwork!

Marie Jordan April 9, 2016 - 23:20

Happy Anniversary, Altenew! Your flower layering sets create the most beautiful and realistic looking images! It’s also great that your ink collections take the guess work out of achieving that perfect look. Thank you for your designs and quality products – truly inspiring! Looking forward to your continued success!

Leigh Penner April 9, 2016 - 23:29

So fun to hear more about your amazing Design Team!

Brithzi Sandy April 9, 2016 - 23:31

Happy Anniversary Altenew! Fantastic hop. Enjoyed seeing all the beautiful creations. Thanks for a great time.

Anastasia April 9, 2016 - 23:38

Altenew is one of my absolute favourite companies. I love what you can create with the products, endless designs and opportunities! :D

tracy jensen April 9, 2016 - 23:44

I had to come back and post again. I loved this blog hop. This is my first time doing this and I have been making cards for a few years. I am not even close to the skill level of the participants of this blog hop. They have inspired me and taught me many things. I am working on using the internet to meet and correspond with people doing similar crafts. Thank you again for putting this on. I love your products and will be purchasing some on my next pay day.

Toni C April 9, 2016 - 23:45

I didn’t realise there were 3 days of Blog Hopping – just goes to show what an impact you guys have made in such a short two years. Looking forward to many more years of inspiration and great products! <3

Martie V April 10, 2016 - 00:17

So many beautiful cards – can’t wait to try some of them!

Angie McKee April 10, 2016 - 00:30

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Altenew! Wishing you all many more successful years to come!

craftmommy April 10, 2016 - 00:31

All your team cards are unique and awesome. I will try some of these cards and surely share them soon.Pretty cards.

Kathy L April 10, 2016 - 00:31

Very inspiring stories!

Carla Hundley April 10, 2016 - 00:36

Loving the team!
Wonderful creations
and it has been a fun
few days of blog
Carla from Utah

Brenda van Dijk April 10, 2016 - 00:44

What a talented design team. I see so manY beautiful cards and I love youre stamp sets and sentiments.

Becky R. April 10, 2016 - 00:48

So many beautiful cards by the design team.

Юлия April 10, 2016 - 00:53

The designers are great! Incredible inspiration and the desire to immediately try to repeat such a beauty!

Kelly Flaherty April 10, 2016 - 01:22

Altenews design team is in the top five in this industry and the talent and creativity seem endless. Happy anniversary Altenew!

Jan O April 10, 2016 - 01:26

Great team, designs, inspiration and hop!

Pat C April 10, 2016 - 01:33

What a great job by everyone! So much fun to do the blog hop!

Diane F April 10, 2016 - 01:41

I just finished the hop and wanted to stop by for a final Happy Birthday and a great big THANK YOU. I really enjoyed the hop. So much pretty, creativity and inspiration! The talent is amazing. Congratulations and best wishes for many years of future success, Altenew.

Alina Bartan April 10, 2016 - 01:44

Lovely post! Thanks for sharing this wonderful stories!

FeM April 10, 2016 - 01:55

Another day of great projects. Lots of inspiration.

Carol MJS April 10, 2016 - 02:17

What an amazing team! Loved seeing their favourite projects. Great idea!

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