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

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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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sandra mullenix April 6, 2022 - 12:37 PM

Hello from Bellville, TX. Congratulations Altenew for 8 wonderful years of flowers. I want all of your stencils and inks. So much fun to play with.

Michelle Noto April 6, 2022 - 12:37 PM

Hi there from Clinton TWP, Michigan … beautiful cards by all the designers.. love, love, love Svitlana Shayevich happy birthday card!!

Brenda Lee Kuder April 6, 2022 - 12:48 PM

Wow! Really beautiful cards on here! I am eagerly awaiting my next craft your life project kit!

Laura April 6, 2022 - 12:48 PM

Hi from Pennsylvania! Happy 8th! Love your products.

Carol MCGREGOR April 6, 2022 - 12:49 PM

Oh my Gosh! What beautiful cards and inspiration. Happy anniversary.

Kay H April 6, 2022 - 12:50 PM

Hi from AZ. I love your products and inspiration.

Sandy Handrich April 6, 2022 - 12:51 PM

Hi from Mio, Michigan!! Happy Anniversary Altenew! I’m excited to be celebrating with you! I love your products!!

Anne P April 6, 2022 - 12:52 PM

HI From Texas. Wow, so many talented designers. Happy Anniversayr.

Carol Henderson April 6, 2022 - 12:56 PM

Altenew, I wish you a wonderful 8th Birthday and ! know that the number “8” may seem like a lot, you are destined for many, many more because you are fabulous! Each and every one of you! Due to health issues I have had to reduce my crafting activities and therefore have not purchased crafting items recently, but I continue to follow the crafting world. Especially Altenew! If I had one wish before I passed on, it would be to meet you wonderful creators of the Altenew magic. Thank you for bringing so much joy and beauty to so many.

Lori Hothan April 6, 2022 - 1:00 PM

Hello from Minneapolis, MN. It says a-lot about how many amazing individuals you have on your design team for Altenew, but it also showcases the amazing different styles, designs and what you can do from the products and tools that are shared from the various people on your design team representing Altenew, and that says a great deal. I know that I will be digging in deeper to check out some of the other design individuals for other ideas to continue to inspire me in 2022. “Happy Anniversary” Altenew, I know that the next 8 years you will continue to bring us stampers and crafters even more exciting new products, tools and ideas that will knock our socks off. I look forward to checking out my email to see what you bring each and every day. Congratulations!! Lori Hothan

Cynthia Blackwell April 6, 2022 - 1:02 PM

Hi and Al🌺ha from the beautiful island of Oahu! As I sit here reading this post I think how lucky I am to have found the stunning Altenew 3D embossing folders that I can’t get enough of. I love using them in my card projects along with all the fabulous other products Altenew has. So thank you and congratulations on your 8th Anniversary
Much Al🌺ha

Sheri Kempke April 6, 2022 - 1:08 PM

Thanks for sharing these amazing cards from your card design team! Great work everyone! Congrats Altenew!

Adrienne Woodside April 6, 2022 - 1:10 PM

Hi from Texas! You make such lovely products. Happy 8th!

Julie L April 6, 2022 - 1:11 PM

I discovered your amazing flower sets through Lydia’s website many years ago. My first order was Vintage Tea cups after seeing Debby Hughes’ post at Lime Doodle. Just placed another order—thanks for the free shipping code!

Carmela April 6, 2022 - 1:15 PM

Happy Anniversary from Round Rock, TX!! Congratulations to your wonderful design team. They are inspiring to us all.

Gail S. April 6, 2022 - 1:17 PM

Happy Anniversary from Coral Springs, Florida!
Your designs are so inspirational and I love learning from your design team.

Patti Feavel April 6, 2022 - 1:22 PM

Hello from Appleton Wisconsin. I absolutely love Altenew’s floral stamps as they are so realistic. All your designers do a wonderful job inspiring me.

Teresa Doyle April 6, 2022 - 1:23 PM

Hi from Canada. I would have to agree that you have one of the best DT’s around. They never disappoint but when you marry awesome talent and awesome products, there’s no where to go but up!
Congrats again Altenew!

Kim A Sine April 6, 2022 - 1:31 PM

Happy Anniversary from Pennsylvania! I’m back to crafting after about 15 years and am thrilled to have found the Altenew brand. I especially like the lists of favorite items from the designers – it’s a great place to get ideas on the essentials.

VICKI CAPRO April 6, 2022 - 1:33 PM

Hi from New Orleans Louisiana. I’m so excited for your 8th anniversary. I look forward to celebrating many many more with you. Absolutely no one does flowers like altenew. You bring such realism and fantasy into the flowers. Your stencils help us to put the proper colors where they need to go. You make stamping fun and help us to be proud of the product we are turning out.

Alexandra Y April 6, 2022 - 1:34 PM

Hello to your design team from Canada! Congrats on getting together such a fantastic team of designers, I always know you will have fantastic projects to share with us all!

Karen Johnston April 6, 2022 - 1:36 PM

OMG! I am new to the stamping world and I found your site and am not going down this rabbit hole! I am loving all the beautiful creations made by these talented designers! I am frantically hunting and gathering all the supplies used to make these fantastic cards! Happy Anniversary and many more to come!

Gayle Perona April 6, 2022 - 1:38 PM

Hello from Tucson, Arizona. Congratulations on 8 years, Altenew! My favorite products are my most recent purchase of your Embossing Paste and Palette Knife Set. I am having so much fun “wowing” my family with cards created using this medium.

Loanne McLeod April 6, 2022 - 1:43 PM

Congratulations on eight years! Love all the cards and Altenew products!

Lillian Child April 6, 2022 - 1:44 PM

Hello from Colorado … these designers are SO talented and I’m getting so much inspiration from their creations.

Maria A Rodriguez April 6, 2022 - 1:48 PM

Hello from Crown Point, Indiana. Happy 8th. Anniversary Altenew, the creations of your design team are amazing and inspiring.
Stay healthy and safe.

Mary Holshouser April 6, 2022 - 1:49 PM

Hi, from Millstadt, IL.
Happy 8th anniversary.
Everyone is providing some
wonderful inspiration for this
hop. thanks for having it.

mm9772 April 6, 2022 - 1:53 PM

Wow! What an amazing team! It’s easy to see why they all are on your team – their work is incredible!

LINDA FILLDS April 6, 2022 - 1:56 PM

Hi from Rumford, Maine. Happy Anniversary. This is an awesome hop with a lot of talent. ty for all the inspiration. :)

Pamela Renfroe April 6, 2022 - 2:12 PM

Such beautiful makes! Thank you for the inspiration and new techniques to try.

Patricia Schoenberg April 6, 2022 - 2:14 PM

Hello from Philadelphia, PA, USA. I really like all of the card ideas. I especially like cards with embossing folders, cards with paint a flower and cards using the pre printed designs in any/all of Altenew’s coloring books. Thank you.

Meghan Kennihan April 6, 2022 - 2:17 PM

Hi from Chicago, IL! Happy Anniversary!!! What gorgeous designs and designers! There is always sooo much inspiration! and creativity! THANK YOU!

Vicki W April 6, 2022 - 2:29 PM

Hi from Kentucky! What gorgeous inspiration pieces from an outstandingly talented design team.

Bridget N April 6, 2022 - 2:33 PM

Hello from Jax, FL! Thanks for the incredible inspiration from all of the card designers!

kjwinston April 6, 2022 - 2:33 PM

Such a young company with such an amazing line-up of talent.

viera April 6, 2022 - 2:39 PM

Wow, 8 Years already? you have totally changed my way of card making from good to fantastic! thank you :D

konarose April 6, 2022 - 2:41 PM

Happy Anniversary, Altenew! You are an industry leader with your outstanding innovation.

Bobby Hagen April 6, 2022 - 2:42 PM

Hi from Ohio by way of Michigan. I love Altenew products and you have amassed an amazing group of designers to show them off in very inspiring ways. Happy Anniversary and here’s to many more!

Jade April 6, 2022 - 2:47 PM

Hi from Seattle. What an incredible and fun blog hop. Congratulations on 8 years!

Barbaralynn April 6, 2022 - 2:50 PM

Hi From Waukesha, Wisconsin! I love so many Altenew stamp sets and would love to have a few more of their sweet floral sets!

Karen Carlson April 6, 2022 - 2:59 PM

Hi from E. Hanover, New Jersey! Happy 8th to Altenew! Love the design team and all the cards shared in this post!

Barbara Unger April 6, 2022 - 3:09 PM

I ABSOLUTELY love all of the designs! So much talent in these cards. Once again you have WOWED me. Thanks for the inspsiration!

Pat Miller April 6, 2022 - 3:10 PM

Hi from Richmond, TX. I’m amazed at the variety the designers come up with using the same materials!

Donna Phelan April 6, 2022 - 3:12 PM

Hi from Cape Cod! So many talented Designers, so many beautiful creations! Happy 8th Anniversary!

Barbara Unger April 6, 2022 - 3:13 PM

I ABSOLUTELY love all the designs! So much talent in these cards. Thank you very much for all the inspiration.

Joyace April 6, 2022 - 3:47 PM

Wow, what beautiful cards and so much inspiration. Happy Anniversary!

Jennifer Lee April 6, 2022 - 3:53 PM

Hi from Vancouver Canada :) I’m so excited to see such gorgeous cards today! Lot’s of inspiration! Thanks to all the talented design team members for sharing!

Donna Walls April 6, 2022 - 3:54 PM

I’m always in awe of the DT and also a bit jealous! I would love an opportunity to be on this amazing team. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration and fabulous products!

Rosanne Moreau April 6, 2022 - 4:01 PM

Happy Anniversary from New Hampshire. Wow what gorgeous inspiration for future cards. Also like a breath of spring in our full on mud season. Thank you for sharing! Looking forward to more grand ideas.

Alison April 6, 2022 - 4:12 PM

Hi, from Hamburg, just south of Buffalo, NY. I’m just down the Thruway from you! I’ve loved all your Altenew products for 8 years now and can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

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