Altenew: A Year in Review Blog Hop + Giveaway 2021

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Hello, Altenew friends! Welcome to our last blog hop of 2021!

A Year in Review Blog Hop 2021

What a year that was! If there's something that we've all learned this past year, it's the fact that crafting can bring us closer together – no matter where we are in the world. This year, we've released new product categories, exciting and unique stencils, dies, inks, paper, and washi tapes, and, of course, more of Altenew's trademark elegant stamp designs! Needless to say, we've had a great year – thanks to our excellent leadership team, product designers, design team, Customer Happiness Team, warehouse employees, and YOU – our awesome customers and fans.

What are your favorite Altenew products and projects from 2021? Make sure you comment down below! Our designers and guest designers are sharing their faves on this fun, nostalgic, and inspirational blog hop. We've highlighted some of them below, but make sure to drop by each stop on the hop to see them up close.

2021 A Year in Review Projects Collage 1

Thank You Everyone!

We are reliving the best of Altenew through these incredibly beautiful and creative cards and scrapbook projects by fantastic crafters. As we say goodbye to 2021, we'd like to express our gratitude to everyone who supported and believed in us. Everyone at Altenew is truly thankful to be a part of this amazing paper crafting community!

2021 A Year in Review Projects Collage 2


Blog Hop Giveaway 4

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog HERE or share Altenew projects with #AltenewBest2021 on social media by 01/06/2022 for a chance to win. 9 winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/08/2022.

(Feel free to share your favorite projects using #altenew and #AltenewBest2021 when you share blog hop projects on social media. Don’t forget to tag Altenew!)


Your first stop on this exciting blog hop is the amazing Alex Syberia!

Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/guests who are participating today.

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Alex Syberia

Amy Hill

Annemarie Caister

Bridget Casey

Cheryl Espie

Dana Joy

Daniel Diaz

Danielle Dunlop

Emily Midgett

Erin Thompson

Erum Tasneem

Fiona Duff

Helen Kalb


Jaycee Gaspar

Jenny Colacicco

Joylita Dsouza

Juhi Khanna

Karen Brown

Kari VanNoy

Keren Baker


Laurie Willison

Lilith Eeckels

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Michelle Short

Mindy Eggen

Nancy Souza

Nandini Karmarkar

Natasha Davies

Nathalie DeSousa

Nicole Watt

Norine Borys

Pam Boedeker

Preeti Chandran

Reiko Tsuchida

Rosie Neustaedter

Sande Woodson

Sandhya Iyer

SathyaKala Sankaran


Tenia Nelson

Teresa Litchfield

Teri Wilson

Therese Calvird

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Yasmin Diaz

Yoonsun Hur

Wait, there's MORE!

We would also LOVE to see YOUR favorite handmade cards, layouts, home decor, etc. featuring Altenew products! Feel free to share them on social media or on your blog using the hashtag #AltenewBest2021. You may also add a link by clicking the blue button below.

FOUR lucky crafters will each win a $15 gift certificate to our store! Winners will be announced on Altenew Winners Page on 01/08/2022. We are looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!



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Sharon Brand December 29, 2021 - 10:47 AM

These are all beautiful! It’s a good thing we
don’t have to make an actual choice of one or two!!!

Barbara Russell December 29, 2021 - 10:55 AM

My favorite things from Altenew 2021 have to be the Craft your life bundles. I just love that stencils and dies are included PLUS an embossing folder to match. These kits are genius!

Chandhini December 29, 2021 - 11:31 AM

This is one such amazing blog hop. There’s so much inspiration here. Totally love it.

Judy+U December 29, 2021 - 11:46 AM

My favorites are the gilded rose and the Peruvian lily sets. Gorgeous!

anushreevaish December 29, 2021 - 1:27 PM

Thank You Altenew for amazing products !!

Katrina December 29, 2021 - 4:50 PM

I love Altenew! I think my favorite 2021 product was the Painted Blooms die set, it is beautiful, versatile, and fun an easy to use! Thanks Altenew!

Kathy December 29, 2021 - 9:40 PM

Beautiful cards! What a great year with great product!!

Usha Raj December 30, 2021 - 7:05 AM

It’s been an amazing year for me as I got to know Altenew in August 2020 when I was in 2 weeks quarantine because of COVID. My 2 weeks flew by as I learnt about water colouring in card making for the first time. I have been enjoying blending with Altenew brushes too. In just over a year I probably have all your ink cubes. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn a new skill. Currently I’m enjoy the live December classes. Thank you again.
Usha Raj from Adelaide, Australia

Greta H December 30, 2021 - 1:02 PM

Lots of great products that made beautiful projects!

Sue McRae December 30, 2021 - 8:49 PM

So difficult to pick a favorite! I do love all the craft-a-flower dies that were released, especially the Caroline Allspice!

Maria del Valle December 30, 2021 - 9:03 PM

Wonderful blog hop!

Jennifer Leonard December 31, 2021 - 7:40 AM

Thank you Altenew for giving us crafters SO MANY goodies to play with each month! I just wish I had the time to play with all the crafting supplies I have collected over 2021! Can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store for us!

Bonnie December 31, 2021 - 8:43 AM

You really know how to inspire, love the “wait, there is more”.

Sara Fail December 31, 2021 - 5:25 PM

So many fabulous creations!

roxanne tellini December 31, 2021 - 8:34 PM

I just happened to make a card today with 3 different Altenew products. Then I remembered this post.

karen514 December 31, 2021 - 10:59 PM

It’s so much fun to see what each of the designers chose as their favorite cards! I follow many of them, and remember their beautiful creations, but it’s also fun to find new cards I haven’t seen before! 2021 might have been challenging in many ways, but it was certainly a lovely year for card making!

Michele K. Henderson January 1, 2022 - 4:31 AM

I love seeing Altenew’s beautiful creations! Thanks for a year of great inspiration and ideas!

Patsy Armstead January 1, 2022 - 12:31 PM

I love the Altenew experience. There are so many beautiful images- not just florals, but elegant flourishes and scene builders. The Altenew look is easily recognizable. It’s always elegant yet easy to achieve. It’s hard to choose a favorite but for now I’m loving the Baroque Motif. Using the stamps, dies and stencils, there are endless possibilities for the beautiful crafts I can create. The most beautiful cards I’ve created start with Altenew products. I love what I can do with the color layering and paper layering florals. I’ve purchased some turnabouts too but haven’t mastered them yet. I plan on making art journals this year to play with my supplies. Viewing the tutorials and creations of other artists is truly inspiring!

Wanda S Radler January 1, 2022 - 12:37 PM

This was another amazing year of beautiful products and inspiration from Altenew. I love my Seasonal Blooms Craft Your Life kit.

Patricia in Texas January 2, 2022 - 12:43 PM

Thank you for creating the Year in Review. Gave me an opportunity to learn from artists I don’t normally follow. My favorite product is the Spring Bouquet dye ink bundle, the most perfect set of Spring colors ever. Wish I could purchase washi tape and enamel elements to match. My favorite artist is Norine Borys. She consistently year round makes wonderful cards and every one of her watercolor looking cards are fantastic. My favorites in the review are the vases and bird. Other outstanding cards were are by Emily Midgett, the Frilly Peonies, and Ishani, the Garden Rose. Definitely will be buying more 3D Embossing folders this year.

Susanbcards January 3, 2022 - 6:17 AM

My own favorite Altenew products have been the Peruvian Lily, every time I diecut it I have to stare at it and all the 3D folders I have purchased. I had the most fun using the pigment inks, I used them in so many ways, as watercolor, dipping, blending, great for mixed media.

Janice Berbin January 3, 2022 - 8:21 AM

Thanks for all the beautiful cards!

Inkin' Chickie January 3, 2022 - 2:46 PM

Great to have a chance to look back on the year and revisit some favorites. Happy new year and thanks for the chance!

Maggie Henry January 3, 2022 - 10:33 PM

I don’t have heaps of products but one that I’ve used over and over is the Bold Thanks Die. Love that I can change the look up for a variety of themes just by changing the shadow die cut colour or even cutting the letters out of multiple colours.

Lauryne Cunningham January 4, 2022 - 7:49 AM

Your products are amazing! So much inspiration!

roxanne tellini January 4, 2022 - 11:51 AM

Four days into 2022 and I am finally getting to this hop. My favorite product of 2021 huh? Hard call…I think I have to go with organic linen embossing folder. I just LOVE that thing.

Sindhu January 5, 2022 - 2:02 AM

Amazing blog hop and beautiful creations…

Deborah A Finch January 6, 2022 - 10:42 AM

I love these flowers and the card that Jennifer Mcguire did a video on. I now have to go take a look at your big flowers. Thanks!!!

Helen Liu January 6, 2022 - 11:38 AM

Thank you for offering the chance to win gift certificate and all the beautiful inspirations.

sweetknits January 6, 2022 - 11:38 PM

I was looking through all the projects created in 2021. My goodness Altenew your releases were amazing. It’s truly an embarrassment of riches for your incredible design team to select from. I can’t even begin to pick a favorite card, product or technique. I can’t wait to see what you have planned for 2022!

Tammy Federspiel January 15, 2022 - 9:39 AM

I just discovered Altenew and can’t wait to begin using my new products once my order arrives!

Norma February 21, 2022 - 10:42 AM

I love Altenew but I am new to watercoloring. I would love to follow some of the artist to learn more and Altenew has so many items which work well with watercoloring.

Tara Prince October 5, 2022 - 2:03 PM

beautiful cards

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