Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway (over $2,000 in Total Prizes!)

by Altenew

2022 Anniversary BlogHop Graphic Day 3

It's Day 3 of our 8th-anniversary blog hop + celebration!

*If you missed our past anniversary blog hop posts, check them out for more inspiration and more chances of winning awesome PRIZES!

  • 4/4/2022 Blog Hop DAY 1: Altenew Infographic (2014 – 2022)
  • 4/5/2022 Blog Hop DAY 2: 18 new products + Leadership Team Shout-out
  • 4/6/2022 Blog Hop DAY 3: Card Design Team Shout-out
  • 4/8/2022 Blog Hop DAY 4: Mixed Media Design Team Shout-out
  • 4/9/2022 Blog Hop DAY 5: AECP Educators Shout-out

Day 3 is dedicated to the SUPER talented and amazingly creative Card Design Team/Video Inspiration Team!

If you have been checking our Card Blog every day, you have seen how hard these designers work to bring inspiration, spark creativity, and turn Altenew products into beautiful works of art! We are truly grateful for each and every one of them.

In honor of our 8th-anniversary celebration, we have asked each design team member to share four of their favorite Altenew cards with you. Are you curious to know what it's like to be on the Altenew Card Design Team? Do you want to know their favorite Altenew products? Keep on reading!

DT Projects Collage Card Design Team Norine Borys

Norine Borys (Joined June 2018)

Altenew has been rocking the industry with new and innovative designs and products for 8 years now! Happy birthday, Altenew!  I have no doubt that your 9th year will be even better than the last! I discovered two new favorite products this year; one old, the other brand new! Just released is the new Ultra Sticky Double Sided Tape – as fantastic as the name suggests, and the other is the Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine now being used almost exclusively for die-cutting! Thank you, Altenew, for providing us with fresh and exciting products and encouraging daily creativity in myriad ways!

DT Projects Collage Card Design Team Svitlana Shayevich

Svitlana Shayevich (Joined in October 2015)

I've been on the Altenew Card Design Team for more than 6 years, and it's been a beautiful journey filled with inspiration and creativity. I’ve grown as a designer and developed my style during these years. From the first day I saw Altenew products until today, I’m still fascinated by their beautiful and unique designs. Needless to say, it's a lot of fun to work with all the different product lines Altenew carries. Just when you think you saw it all, this wonderful company surprises you with more amazingness.

DT Projects Collage Card Design Team Terri Koszler

Terri Koszler (Joined September 2021)

The last six months on the Altenew Card DT have flown by, mainly because I get to do what I love – play with paper and ink. Being part of the Altenew team is like having an extended family; everyone is super supportive and full of ideas. There have been so many new product lines added in the last year, but the addition of hot foil plates that incorporate their timeless floral designs has reignited my love of crafting. My favorite product is and always will be the Crisp Dye Inks.

DT Projects Collage Card Design Team Laurie Willison

Laurie Willison (Joined February 2019)

The past three years with Altenew have been so much fun. I am a clean and simple card maker.  One of my favorite things, after all this time, is that I can find things in every release that work well with my style. I love white space, so Altenew florals add that perfect pop of color! My favorite product is still the Classy Stripes Stencil. It has a permanent place on my desk!  Altenew inks are also at the top of my list. The colors are gorgeous and work so well for the layered stamps. Altenew definitely sparks my creativity, and I am so thankful for them!

DT Projects Collage Video Inspiration Team Jaycee Gaspar

Jaycee Gaspar (Joined October 2019)

Happy birthday, Altenew! I am hopeful that eight years is just the beginning of your contribution to the creative industry. With every monthly release, I am in awe of your beautiful crafting products. I am grateful to use them nearly every day. I am excited to see your color range expand into your multitude of coloring mediums. And I am looking forward to additional crafting categories Altenew introduces into their line-up of products to help ‘Craft Your Life!'

DT Projects Collage Card Design Team Virginia Lu

Virginia Lu (Joined January 2017)

Happy 8th-anniversary, Altenew! I can’t imagine my crafting life without you. I am not a natural-born artist, yet your beautiful and artistic designs make me feel like a natural artist! With each release, it is like an eye-opening experience. I am having such a great ride by being part of the Altenew family. What does the Altenew brand mean to me? Altenew is about timeless (yet innovative) and thoughtful design. Thank you for continuing to spark our creativity!

DT Projects Collage Card Design Team Tenia Nelson

Tenia Nelson (Joined January 2021)

Happy 8th, Altenew! Man, I cannot believe it has been a year since I have been on this AMAZING Team! Time flies when you’re having FUN! I am so honored to be a part of this AMAZING company with the coolest and most wonderful people around!! All the products from Altenew are soooooo amazing, but my favorites are the washi tapes and the various watercolor mediums.

DT Projects Collage Card Design Team Agnieszka Malyszek

Agnieszka Malyszek (Joined March 2015)

I've been with the Altenew DT from the beginning and it’s been an amazing ride so far! I’m still deeply honored that I can be a part of this amazing journey.  It’s been wonderful to watch how this company grows and evolves. Their beautiful stamps and dies are a joy to work with, they are always beautifully designed, easy to use, and keep inspiring my creative juices to flow. It’s also a real privilege to be able to work with such a talented, kind, and committed team of people who stand behind Altenew. 

DT Projects Collage Card Video Inspiration Team Therese Calvird

Therese Calvird (Joined October 2015)

Happy 8th-anniversary, Altenew! Congratulations on continuing to be an innovative leader in the papercraft industry. You always knock it out of the ballpark! This year, my new favorite products are layering stencils, especially if there is a coordinating 3D Embossing Folder; it's the perfect match! I feel very lucky to be a part of this exciting team and company; thank you so much for creating such wonderful products to inspire us!

DT Projects Collage Card Design Team Emily Midgett

Emily Midgett (Joined January 2021)

Being a part of the Altenew Design Team is amazing. I have loved Altenew's florals since the beginning, and they were instrumental in my coloring journey. Now, to be able to use them as part of my job makes it feel less like work and more like playing! I could never choose a favorite stamp or die because they are all wonderful. The Artists' 24 Pan Watercolors are definitely a favorite at my craft desk, but I love all of the coloring mediums. Happy anniversary to Altenew!

DT Projects Collage Card Video Inspiration Team Michelle Short

Michelle Short (Joined September 2021)

Joining the Altenew Card Design Team, as well as the Video Design Team has been a dream come true and such a huge honor. I have followed Altenew since the beginning. I fell in love with the floral stamps but have since fallen in love with the dies, embellishments, paper, coloring mediums, and tools! I have only been on the team for seven months now, but I love working as part of such an amazing team! Happy anniversary, Altenew!

DT Projects Collage Card Video Inspiration Team Lydia Evans

Lydia Evans (Joined in November 2015)

When Tasnim asked me to join the team, it was a dream come true! What I love most about Altenew products is everyone that can stamp one image over another will get absolutely amazing results – it seriously does level the playing field when it comes to stamping! One of my favorites has to be Watercolor Wonders – it’s one of the first stamp sets I purchased and I still reach for it again and again. I still can’t believe that I get to play with gorgeous Altenew products daily. It truly is an honor to be part of this amazing team.

DT Projects Collage Card Video Inspiration Team Erum Tasneem

Erum Tasneem (Joined January 2017) 

Every year, I start by mentioning a product that I have really liked so far. And this time is no different; I am loving the new Woodless Coloring Pencils along with the Brush and Fine Tip Pens. Altenew has done a remarkable job at these coloring mediums, really! I am really lucky I get to play with these high-quality products on a daily basis and still be wowed every single time Altenew comes up with something new! Happy anniversary, Altenew! Wishing you the very best! Keep rockin'!

DT Projects Collage Card Video Inspiration Team Jenny Colacicco

Jenny Colacicco (Joined September 2021)

Happy 8th-anniversary, Altenew! I’ve been an Altenew mega-fan since year 1. Layering stamps and Altenew’s eclectic and cool dies never cease to inspire me. New product reveals are always my favorite time of the month, especially when those gorgeous goodies land on the doorstep. I think when you love creating with a brand, personally, it shows through. And to be part of the wonderful Altenew team on this anniversary hop is a dream come true!

The celebration wouldn’t be complete without some special offers!

Please take advantage of our free shipping/shipping discount codes below.

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Over $2,000 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away an $80 Gift Certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy Online Class ($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners. There are also 26 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Leave comments by 4/13/2022 for a chance to win one of 50 prizes!

TIP! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you're from)!” 50 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/21/2022.


Your first stop on the hop is everyone's favorite crafter – Jennifer McGuire! Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/guests/companies who are participating today:

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Terri Koszler

Therese Calvird

Michelle's Cards & Stamps

Emily Midgett

Michelle Short

Butterfly Reflections, Ink.

Dana Joy

Teresa Litchfield

Carol Hintermeier


Jean Doeringsfeld

Joy Baldwin

Linda Westfall

Yasmin Diaz

Katrina Howe


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Nandini April 6, 2022 - 9:16 AM

I am always inspired by the Altenew Design team. I really love that each member has his or her unique style and a different take on each product!

Liz O. April 6, 2022 - 9:35 AM

Hi 👋 from Ohio! Happy anniversary!! 🎉🥳…Your designer teams are amazing, they are full of exceptionally talented people, I appreciate the variety of styles all of them bring to us. Thank you for all that you share!!!

Debbie Thomas April 6, 2022 - 9:44 AM


Kim Deamer April 6, 2022 - 9:54 AM

Happy Anniversary from Pompton Plains, NJ! Thank you for sharing your amazing design team with us! I am in awe of their talent and appreciate all the inspiration they share!

Karen K April 6, 2022 - 10:09 AM

Altenew has a wonderful design team. Their work is always inspirational!

mamamarj April 6, 2022 - 10:11 AM

Beautiful cards. Such talent.

Melissa Leftrick April 6, 2022 - 10:24 AM

Hi from TN!! Another day of such amazing inspiration! I am really enjoying this hop every day!

Nina Villa-Dela Paz April 6, 2022 - 10:25 AM

Hi from Manila Philippines ❤️ Amazing cards for 8 wonderful years!! Truly inspiring!!

Lillian April 6, 2022 - 10:28 AM

Happy anniversary! Love your products especially craft your life project kits. The designers are so inspiring!

Catherine April 6, 2022 - 10:35 AM

All such BEAUTIFUL cards – I especially love those backgrounds -Soooo TALENTED!

Susan H April 6, 2022 - 10:41 AM

Hi from Texas! Happy 8th anniversary! I really enjoy seeing all the wonderful cards from the designers.

Robin L James April 6, 2022 - 10:44 AM

Happy Anniversary. Your design team always inspires me with their bright beautiful cards. It was fun reading about each of them in the blog today.

Stacey Kowbel April 6, 2022 - 10:45 AM

Happy anniversary from Calgary, AB! The design team is spectacular! Always so much inspiration and creativity!

Lori April 6, 2022 - 10:49 AM

Hello from MN!
LOVE seeing all of the inspiration from the design team and which products are their favorites.
Here’s to many more years of Altenew!

Liz Swenson April 6, 2022 - 10:56 AM

Hi from San Leandro, California! First thing when I wake up I grab a cuppa and head to my computer hoping for some good cark making emails and tips. Altenew never disappoints!

Terrie D. (StarSpry) April 6, 2022 - 11:03 AM

These cards are beautiful! I always love seeing what the design team creates. They are all so talented. :)

K Salito April 6, 2022 - 11:05 AM

Happy Anniversary from Amite, LA. I can’t wait to see all the beautiful creations.

Donna Sicafuse April 6, 2022 - 11:11 AM

such pretty and colorful cards—thanks for sharing—I love making cards and have not bought a store one for years as make your own and put sentiment you like on it. Congrats on 8 years and more to come

A Ito April 6, 2022 - 11:12 AM

Hi from Southern CA! Your design team is amazing! Always so inspired by their creations!

Denise Bryant April 6, 2022 - 11:12 AM

Hi from northern CA!
I’m so inspired by your awesome teams! Beautiful creations! I found many of their blogs through your hops, and I follow and visit several of them regularly!

Claudine C. April 6, 2022 - 11:14 AM

Wow so many beautiful creations and such a talented design team!! Love everything!

Debi Gutierrez April 6, 2022 - 11:15 AM

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY…I Love Altenew. I discovered this Company during the Pandemic. It helped Me get through the loneliness days. I Love making Beautiful Creative Cards. TY for helping Us though it all.

Maryann Ferry April 6, 2022 - 11:16 AM

Hello from southern NJ! What a group of talented artists! So impressive.

Pat Wolf April 6, 2022 - 11:20 AM

Hello from Maryland/DC! Happy anniversary! I love Altenew products! Thanks for great ideas and tools!

dianne April 6, 2022 - 11:21 AM

Hi from Long Island. What great inspiration!

Sue Kimmet April 6, 2022 - 11:23 AM

The design team members have outdone themselves! Every single card is a work of art full of inspiration.

Karol Nicoletti April 6, 2022 - 11:24 AM

Happy Anniversary from Karol in CT. The design team is amazing. Thank you for sharing all their amazing work!

Jan Viktora April 6, 2022 - 11:25 AM

Hi from Minnesota! Congratulations on your 8th Anniversay, Altenew! You never disappoint me with your wonderful products! As an avid card maker – and gardener, your designs always inspire me!

Angela April 6, 2022 - 11:25 AM


barbara lassiter April 6, 2022 - 11:26 AM

Happy 8th Anniversary from Wilmington, DE! Not only are your products awesome but so are your DT members. I rely on them for design ideas, techniques and as a spark to my creativity! Thanks everyone!

Ann Schwab April 6, 2022 - 11:29 AM

Hi from Montana! Thank you for the continued inspiration!

Josmary April 6, 2022 - 11:30 AM

Wow some talented design team you have there altenew. Congrats on your anniversary, i wish you many many more.

Diane Futrell April 6, 2022 - 11:36 AM

Hi! I’m from Kentucky! Happy anniversary and many more!! Looking through the blogs and getting inspired! Thank so much!!!

Nancy Wilcox April 6, 2022 - 11:44 AM

Happy Anniversary! I loved seeing the different styles of the design team.

Kari Ann Burt April 6, 2022 - 11:47 AM

Happy Anniversary! Love your product and love what your designers do with them.💛

Lisa Mamiya April 6, 2022 - 11:49 AM

Hi, Lisa Mamiya from Orange County. Happy anniversary! Altenew stamps are the best, and I always enjoy seeing what your amazing team creates! Thank you for all your hard work!

Ann B. April 6, 2022 - 11:51 AM

Awesome celebration!! Congrats.

Felicity April 6, 2022 - 11:51 AM

Hello from Idaho. Great designers and inspiration.

Kay Furnish April 6, 2022 - 11:54 AM

Hi from California! Your blog hops are always so amazing. I love that you showcased your designers above with cards they’ve made….so much fun scrolling down to the comments!! Now to start on the hop with a favorite of mine – Jennifer McGuire. Thanks again for sponsoring great hops!

Serene M Blascovich April 6, 2022 - 12:00 PM

Hi from Florida! Such lovely creations!

Jeanne R April 6, 2022 - 12:02 PM

Beautiful cards. Happy anniversary.

Barb Walters April 6, 2022 - 12:10 PM

Hi from Arizona Oh my gosh. I truly cannot believe how beautiful these cards are. I NOW say the Altenew is my “go to” card making place. I only wish you were in my town.

hamnmule April 6, 2022 - 12:12 PM

Hello from Sunny Tampa! Happy 8th Anniversary! I love love love Altenew inks and rave about them to anyone that will listen to me. Love the design showcase x

jeanneragan April 6, 2022 - 12:16 PM

Hi from Oviedo, Florida! I LOVE Altenew! The design team is so talented. Lots of GREAT examples here to look through here. Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew!

nkrodeberg April 6, 2022 - 12:19 PM

Happy Anniversary Altenew from Minnesota! It was so much fun scrolling through your various designers and each of their unique and stunning cards. You are a fantastic company!

diegobydae April 6, 2022 - 12:21 PM

Hi from WV! Happy 8th!!!

Kathy April 6, 2022 - 12:23 PM

Hello from Indiana..such amazing cards..I’ve never tried this brand of products, but they look fun..

Johanna Robinson April 6, 2022 - 12:33 PM

Hello from Prescott! Absolutely beautiful creations!!!

pipwink April 6, 2022 - 12:34 PM

Hi! I’m from Sidney, Montana way up north near Canada! Thank you for all the beautiful inspiration and ideas. There is’t enough time in the day . . . but, I love having so much inspiration to chose from when I do have time! Thank you!

JULIE April 6, 2022 - 12:36 PM

Hi From Winona, MN. These cards are amazingly beautiful. Jaycee your cards took my breath away!

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