A Year In Review: Crafters’ Edition Blog Hop #1 + Giveaway (Over $500 in Total Prizes!)

by Irick Arbuso

Blog Hop Newsletter 1

Hello, Altenew friends! Welcome to our last blog hop of 2022 and our very first A Year In Review: Crafters' Edition Blog Hop and Giveaway! This is part 1 of a very special 2-part blog hop with over $500 in giveaway prizes. Come and join in the fun and come back tomorrow for part 2!

A Year In Review: Crafters' Edition Blog Hop 2022

It has been an incredible year, and we're ending it with a bang! This year, we celebrated our 8th anniversary, launched a new subscription series, and welcomed new products and product categories into our store, such as the Artists' Gouache Set, Crafter's Essential Scoring Board, Brushed Metallic Cardstock, Hot Foil Rolls, and the recently released Fresh Dye Inks! We've also launched Artistry by Altenew with the goal of making art easy and accessible for all skill levels while offering a variety of art supplies, tools, and inspiration.

Needless to say, we've had a fabulous year – thanks to our exceptional leadership team, product designers, design team and guest designers, Customer Happiness Team, virtual team, warehouse team, and YOU – our awesome customers and fans.

What are your favorite Altenew products and projects from 2022? Make sure you comment below! Our designers and guest designers are sharing their faves on this fun, nostalgic, and inspirational blog hop. We've highlighted some of them here, 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 walking down memory lane with the best of Altenew through these incredibly beautiful and creative handmade cards and scrapbook projects by fantastic crafters. As we say goodbye to 2022, we'd like to express our gratitude to everyone who continues to support us and believe in us. Everyone at Altenew is truly thankful to be a part of this amazing paper-crafting community!

Blog Hop Giveaway 1

Giveaway PRIZES!

Over $500 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $100 gift card to 1 lucky winner, 3 $50 gift cards, and 27 $10 gift cards. Winners will be chosen from both blog hop #1 and blog hop #2. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog HERE by 12/27/2022 for a chance to win.

(Feel free to share your favorite projects using #Altenew and #AltenewBest2022 when you share blog hop projects on social media. Don’t forget to tag @altenewllc!)

Winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/29/2022. We are looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations!


Your first stop on this exciting blog hop is the amazing Erin Thompson! Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/guests who are participating today.

Altenew Card Blog

Erin Thompson

Annemarie Caister


Karen Brown

Claire Apostoloff

Mindy Eggen

Fiona Duff

Karen Reátegui

Carol Hintermeier

Bobby Hagen

Michelle Short

Lorena Brougher

Michelle Burnier

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 #AltenewBest2022. 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!

Join our A Year In Review: Crafters' Edition Blog Hop!

Submit your entry here

What is your favorite new product from this year? Comment below! Thank you so much for stopping by!


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Vicki Dutcher December 21, 2022 - 9:19 AM

I do adore your washi tapes! It’s very hard to choose though 😉

Aldrin December 29, 2022 - 3:44 PM

We’re so glad you liked it, Vicki!

Tracy Bollinger December 21, 2022 - 9:33 AM

Loving everything I see!

Sadia Ashraf December 21, 2022 - 9:35 AM

Beautiful inspirations

khcamp December 21, 2022 - 10:11 AM

Great cards. I love all of them

Patricia Gaines December 21, 2022 - 10:31 AM

All of the cards are beautiful!

Jami December 21, 2022 - 12:12 PM

I am loving the alcohol markers! The newest release of colors are so vibrant and beautiful!

Meghan Kennihan December 21, 2022 - 2:16 PM

GORGEOUS INSPIRATIONS! I love seeing everyone’s favorite’s of the year! I LOVE all your Craft-A-Flower Dies!

betsgreene December 21, 2022 - 2:54 PM

This journey has been amazing! This is my first season of cardmaking, and I never dreamed I would love it so much! ALTENEW is my favorite place for supplies, and inspiration. I just received the new gouache set, which is so fun. But I think my favorite things are embossing folders. And the artists here have educational and fun videos, where I always learn so much! Thank you to you all…and Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 2023! 💜🎄💜🎄💜

Jeanne Rice December 22, 2022 - 2:07 AM

My favorite project is the goldfish pond card using enchanted garden and featured above.

Donna Walls December 22, 2022 - 7:09 AM

As always, such lovely inspiration and it’s been a fabulous year of Altenew releases! Happy and Healthy New Year to All!

Jayne Haumschild December 22, 2022 - 9:30 AM

There is nothing I don’t like from Altenew. All of their products are exceptional. I especially love their alcohol inks. But I also want to add that their customer service is above excellent. Great products start with great people. The New Year I will start my learning journey again with their easy to understand videos. I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and Happy New Year.

Aldrin December 29, 2022 - 3:46 PM

Thanks for sharing, Jayne! So happy to have you here!

Dee Earnshaw December 22, 2022 - 12:20 PM

loving all these cards – I find so much inspiration from these fabulous hops – thank you

Anne M Sturgeon December 22, 2022 - 12:40 PM

I am a fan of all your florals. Stamps,dies and stencils. You have a way of making us all look so good! Thanks for the wonderful year 2022 and we look forward to 2023 for more fun and creativity! Thanks and Happy Holidays

Aldrin December 29, 2022 - 3:49 PM

It’s our pleasure, Anne! We’re also excited to see the beautiful projects to come this 2023.

Deborah Hellman December 22, 2022 - 3:49 PM

Beautiful inspiration projects

Maureen R December 22, 2022 - 4:41 PM

So much Beautiful inspiration!!!

Alexandra Y December 22, 2022 - 4:59 PM

Wonderful inspiration as always Altenew! It has been a year full of stunning new products!

Denise Bryant December 22, 2022 - 6:56 PM

Wonderful to see all the favorites! I especially love the stamp and coordinating stencil combos, and your beautiful embossing folders too!

Sharon Gullikson December 22, 2022 - 10:33 PM

The blue flowers are so pretty. I also love the fall leaves…and everything else.

Yasmine December 22, 2022 - 11:11 PM

I love the new Embossing Folders and would love to try the new Fresh Dye Inks.

Lauryne Cunningham December 23, 2022 - 8:22 AM

So much beautiful inspiration! I love the CAF dies and layered stencils!

Patricia McMurray December 23, 2022 - 9:42 AM

Everything is so beautiful. I can’t pick a favorite!

joni52 December 24, 2022 - 9:14 AM

What an amazing year!

Melissa December 24, 2022 - 8:26 PM

Beautiful collection of cards!

S Childress December 25, 2022 - 10:37 AM

Such gorgeous inspiration! Beautiful cards!!

Dorothy Ayotte December 26, 2022 - 6:06 AM

It’s been an amazing year! My favorite is the build a garden series and the craft your life project kits. It’s so great to have stamps, dies, embossing folders, or stencils that coordinate. The variety is amazing. Altenew is amazing!

roxanne tellini December 26, 2022 - 11:32 AM

I did #2 first and it was so much fun!

Joy Meadows December 26, 2022 - 11:47 AM

I love everything about Altenew! Wish my budget would allow me to purchase everything I want to use from Altenew. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration throughout the year.

Bo Gilmore December 26, 2022 - 10:35 PM

This is such a wonderful idea to remember this years beautiful releases.

quilterlin January 1, 2023 - 1:34 PM

At the end of this post and on the Part 2 post, you offered 4 $15.00 gift cards for sharing our own favorite Altenew cards from 2022. (a blue “submit your entry” button) I can’t see that the winners have been posted – have they been chosen?

Altenew January 6, 2023 - 7:00 PM

Hello! Please check the winners page :D


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