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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CMcN April 7, 2022 - 12:06 PM

Hi from Dayton OH. What a talented group of people! They are clearly inspired by your beautiful and innovative designs and products. Happy Anniversary!

vickiedavis77 April 7, 2022 - 12:08 PM

I so enjoyed reading each testimonial and can truly say Altenew is AWESOME!

Karen K April 7, 2022 - 12:12 PM

Hi from upstate NY! Absolutely wow – I can’t wait to check out all of your designer’s blogs! Happy anniversary!

Laurel LaJoie April 7, 2022 - 12:13 PM

Altenew is a company I associate with quality and beautiful designs. I reach for their products so often when crafting.

Sharon Gullikson April 7, 2022 - 1:05 PM

Hi from CA. I LOVE THESE FLOWERS and can’t wait to see them up close. You sell the best flower stamps and dies.

Lindar C April 7, 2022 - 2:04 PM

Hi from Escondido, CA! Amazing design team cards! So much talent.

Merrill P April 7, 2022 - 2:11 PM

So many beautiful cards!

krvk April 7, 2022 - 2:39 PM

Thank you for the insight into the incredibly talented design team and sharing their beautiful creations. Onward day 3.

Marilyn Brittain April 7, 2022 - 2:46 PM

Congratulations on 8 years of bringing beauty into the world

roxanne tellini April 7, 2022 - 3:19 PM

It was fun looking at 4 cards from all these different designers at once.

Alma Dirpaul April 7, 2022 - 4:20 PM

Happy Anniversary Altenew! You are a very impressive company!

youngs30 April 7, 2022 - 4:33 PM

Hi from McConnellburg, Pennsylvania! So excited to celebrate with Altenew and see all the beautiful creations. wow, what beautiful cards!

Audja April 7, 2022 - 5:13 PM

Your florals are a standout!!! Congratulations on your 8th anniversary from your hometown, Syracuse, NY!

laceyj5858 April 7, 2022 - 5:34 PM

Hi from Missouri. Congratulations on your 8th anniversary. So happy for you. Love your stamps, dies, embossing folder, etc.

Karthikha Uday April 7, 2022 - 5:40 PM

Lovvvve all the gorgeous cards!! You have a super talented team! <3

Melanie K. April 7, 2022 - 6:10 PM

Hi from Ann Arbor, MI—I’m here for work, and excited to head home and play with my craft your life and craft a flower subscriptions (shipped yesterday, woohoo!) I can’t wait to see what year 9 will bring. 😀

Margaret Frushour April 7, 2022 - 6:13 PM

Fabulous designers! Congratulations on 8 years!

dorothyayotte April 7, 2022 - 6:24 PM

Happy anniversary Altenew! Your design team and guests are always fabulous. They are excellent teachers and are sure to inspire! Thank you- you are my favorite stamp company.

Sandra Baggarly April 7, 2022 - 6:57 PM

Yay day 3! This is awesome.

DeafSheltieMom April 7, 2022 - 6:59 PM

Hi from San Diego, CA! Love seeing the diverse (and beautiful) card styles from the Design team! Thank you so much for sharing it all!

Laurie Nelson April 7, 2022 - 7:43 PM

I am inspired! So interesting to see all the creative ways the different inks, stamps, dies and stencils have been used!

Barbara April 7, 2022 - 7:50 PM

Hi from SE Kansas! I’m enjoying the daily releases of information. I only recently made my first Altenew purchase and am very happy with the products! It’s nice to learn more!

Tammy Williams April 7, 2022 - 8:27 PM

Hello from Wareham, MA. The team has gorgeous cards. I will need to watch some videos to learn some techniques!

Jeanne Beam April 7, 2022 - 8:37 PM

Hi from the Florida Panhandle. Such beautiful cards by the designers! Happy Anniversary.

glo1424 April 7, 2022 - 8:38 PM

Hi, I’m from Aurora, IL. Happy 8th Birthday Altenew! Thank you to all the designers for all the inspiration.

Danyelle Dillon April 7, 2022 - 9:28 PM

Danyelle from NC! Hip hip hooray it’s Day 3! Happy 8 years Altenew. I feel you are the most generous company out there! You are always doing giveaways! Love it! Thank you for all the opportunities! I love your products! I am almost done with my cards for the celebrating parents card drive! I can’t wait to show them to you! Thank you for this huge hop!

Ronda April 7, 2022 - 11:10 PM

Hi from Colorado. So many gorgeous cards and styles. It is so nice to see how products can be used to create different looks.

Ashley Loving April 7, 2022 - 11:19 PM

Hi from VA! Really loving to get to learn about new blogs to follow and learning some great new techniques!

mypaperepiphany April 8, 2022 - 12:16 AM

You have such an an amazing group of talented Designers! I love the diversity! Happy 8th Anniversary and may there be many more!!!

Yasmine Omar April 8, 2022 - 2:55 AM

Hi from Hamburg! You have such a talent designer team. They always inspire me with their gorgeous cards.

Sara Fail April 8, 2022 - 5:27 AM

Such fabulous creativity!

momentsofcrafting April 8, 2022 - 6:33 AM

So many wonderful memories looking through these amazing cards! An incredible showcase of Altnew’s superb products over the last 8 years. Well done to everyone!!!

Cheryl Inman April 8, 2022 - 9:58 AM

Hi from Portland, OR! I love the large variety of Altenew products, especially their layering stamps that make images seem so real. The design team is wonderful inspiration. Congrats on 8 years!

Debra Mackey April 8, 2022 - 10:50 AM

Altenew is just awesome and they have such great products.

Lara Read April 8, 2022 - 11:11 AM

Hi From Pleasant Grove, UT. Your Altanew team is incredible and the community is so generous. Thank you for the abundance of ideas! So much energy!

Lauryne Cunningham April 8, 2022 - 1:35 PM

Hi from TX! For years, Altenew and its designers have been inspiring me to create such beautiful things!

craftybambambi April 8, 2022 - 2:32 PM

Love the variety & quality of altenew products! Your DT is always so inspiring

Deborah Wagner April 8, 2022 - 2:46 PM

Hello from Minneapolis, MN. So many incredible designers using such creative products it gets me excited to make new designs on my own. Spring is almost here in the tundra and the fabulous flower stamps are inspiration for creative happiness.

Lara Read April 8, 2022 - 3:48 PM

Hi From Pleasant Grove UT! Great company to work with, so many great products. I enjoy your ideas and thank you for sharing your amazing talent!

KS April 8, 2022 - 7:05 PM

I found Altenew recently through the lovely and talented Jennifer McQuire who I found through the wonderful Gina K. Such talented and amazing women.

CHowell April 8, 2022 - 7:15 PM

Hi from Alabama, so many great cards today and the Companies you can win prizes from are so awesome.

ShayCreating April 8, 2022 - 7:39 PM

Hi from USA! So many amazing crafters on the Altenew design team!!

Joan Fitzsimmons April 8, 2022 - 7:48 PM

Hi from Oconomowoc, Wi. Such an amazing team with such talent! happy 8th!

Lea Phillips April 8, 2022 - 9:21 PM

Hi from Fort Madison IA, where we have the longest double decker swing span bridge in the world. I have been interested in Altenew products, but haven’t had the chance to try any yet

Sue McRae April 8, 2022 - 9:39 PM

Hi from Ottawa, Canada! Such eye candy from the designers! They always keep us inspired.

Cate April 8, 2022 - 10:47 PM

Congratulations, Altenew!

M. Kuo April 8, 2022 - 11:26 PM

Hi from California! Happy 8th Anniversary to Altenew! You have an amazingly talented and creative card design and video inspiration team! Love all their cards.

Helen+Langlais April 9, 2022 - 9:14 AM

Hi from Edgewood NM. I have falling in love with Altenew embossing folders. I am always finding a new one to add to my wish list. Keep designing new ones. Happy anniversary Altenew.

Lori Podolsky April 9, 2022 - 9:37 AM

Hello from New York! I am loving all the gorgeous flowers. Such amazing inspiration. Happy 8th Birthday. Have a lovely day.

Laura Casselman April 9, 2022 - 10:21 AM

I love the way each artist has a grouping of cards. It lets us see their style.

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