Altenew Educator “Love and Friendship” Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Virginia Lu

Hello, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. It brings me great joy to kick off the Altenew Educators' “Love & Friendship” Blog Hop + Giveaway! We are so happy to have 17 ( and counting) Altenew Certified Educators since we started in late 2017!Altenew-EducatorsBlogHop-Virginia#1










Today, we are celebrating the certified Altenew Educators with a special blog hop with the theme of “Love and Friendship”. From Australia, India, Russia, the Philippines, Turkey… to Canada and the United States, the Educators are now a group of like-minded crafters. Many of our Educators have now become friends and some of them even met up with each other! Aren't crafty friends the best? There are prizes (of course!), so be sure to hop along for inspiration and creative ideas.

As the Co-Coordinator with Erum Tasneem, I am sharing a love-themed anniversary card.


The Virginia Rose 3D Die Set has my name on it and it is perfect to use it for our upcoming wedding anniversary!

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I started out with die-cutting the Essential Rock Collection 6×6 Paper Pack. The muted tone such as gray really can add a touch of elegance and sophistication. I also used a piece of silver glitter paper from my stash for that extra shine!

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I really love the ease of using Altenew products as everything match. From the Antique Silver Metallic Ink Spray to the Rock Collection Enamel Dots, it didn't take me long to create this card for my hubby!


What is an Altenew Certified Educator and how do you join?

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The goal of this program is to provide a systematic approach for our Altenew friends who would like to enhance their crafting ability. The Altenew Certified Educators have the knowledge, skills, and know-how to represent and teach for Altenew after successfully completing the program. Quite a few of our Educators have already conducted workshops, and represented and helped Altenew in their local and regional trade shows and classes. You can find out more about the program here.

Altenew Educators have created many inspiring and beautiful projects, and they would love to share their Educator experience with you! You definitely do not want to miss out on this!


Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 7/26/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 7/31/2019.

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WAIT, there's more!

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To celebrate the AECP Love & Friendship Blog Hop and encourage people to join this program, we are discounting our AECP Level 1 Class Bundle and AECP Level 2 Class Bundle by 20% from 7/19/2019 to 7/21/2019.  Make sure you grab this amazing deal!

Have fun hopping along!


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ccr15 July 19, 2019 - 9:11 AM

This is such an elegant card, Virginia. I love the look of it!.

Cynthia Arnold July 19, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Lovely card, Virginia. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring others.

Gloria July 19, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Love all the 3D dies! The colors used with the Virginia Rose die are Gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

Nina C. Houghton July 19, 2019 - 9:16 AM

This card oozes elegance and class. I am still taking in all the wonderful details.

Cindy Martin July 19, 2019 - 9:23 AM

What an elegant card! Your husband can’t help but be impressed.

Susan Godfrey July 19, 2019 - 9:17 AM

I would have never thought of using all grays and adding the glitter paper on the rose. It really makes it perfect for weddings and anniversary.

raupai July 19, 2019 - 9:18 AM

What a. Eautiful card!!

Rosa celorio July 19, 2019 - 9:20 AM

I really liked the muted approach of this card!

Nandini Karmarkar July 19, 2019 - 9:21 AM

This is so exciting! Looking forward to the hop. I love your card, Virginia. It is so beautiful and elegant!

Linda K July 19, 2019 - 9:22 AM

Virginia your card is so beautiful! Love all the beautiful details. The details of this die set is so gorgeous, one of my favorites. Thank you for the inspiration.

Ronke July 19, 2019 - 9:24 AM

Beautiful card!!

Joy July 19, 2019 - 9:30 AM

Very pretty card

Ronda July 19, 2019 - 9:37 AM

What a great start to the hop! You are so inspiring!

hsmom24kids July 19, 2019 - 9:38 AM

What a beautiful anniversary card! So elegant. I’ve never taken an Altenew class. I will have to check it out !

Claudia Anderson July 19, 2019 - 9:39 AM

You are amazing, Virginia!

Becca Yahrling July 19, 2019 - 9:53 AM

A very elegant card, Virginia. Love it!

Linda B July 19, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Lovely set, lovely card.

Terri Koszler July 19, 2019 - 9:57 AM

Virginia, I have so much love and respect for you. You have guided me through the educator program and offered support and guidance to help me improve my crafting. I have enjoyed every moment. Your card is stunning, the gray tones and the Virginia Rose 3D die together are perfect. Crafty Hugs Terri

Rebecca July 19, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Beautiful card. I love the color scheme! I just started the certification program! I’m very excited!

Michele F July 19, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Is that a 25th anniversary, Virginia? Dr. J is going to fall in love with you all over again [which I’m sure he does quite often – especially as you feed him so well!] We will celebrate 25 years in 2020!
A gorgeous card, my friend – you know you ‘had me’ at grey, right? Congratulations to ALL of your wonderfully talented Educators!

Linda BL July 19, 2019 - 10:03 AM

I would not have thought to use grays with the Virginia Rose dies but it sure works to make am elegant card. I struggle with Anniversary cards, but will tuck this idea away.

DebSelby July 19, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Love the simple elegance of this card!

Denise Soloko July 19, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Exciting new things from Altenew,
Beautiful card!

Renee Spindler July 19, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Your card is stunning! Happy Anniversary?

Vicki F July 19, 2019 - 10:09 AM

Incredibly elegant and beautiful as always!

Michelle Hackett July 19, 2019 - 10:09 AM

I love this design, and the glitter paper added just the right amount of sparkle. Just beautiful.

Patty Eifert July 19, 2019 - 10:13 AM

Beautiful elegant card and perfect for an anniversary!!

barbara lassiter July 19, 2019 - 10:15 AM

I love the look of black and white cards and now after seeing this beautiful card, I love the look of grey and white cards. You are a shining example of the Altenew Educator program, I think. Thank you and congrats to you and Dr. J on your anniversary and to Altenew for this series.

SD Pooja July 19, 2019 - 12:36 PM

Its a great program by Altenew not only creating beautiful and unique product but a unique approach to train crafters, help them to excel in their craft and reach to many through them !! Off to check all the designers and your card is very elegant Virginia :)

Tara Prince July 19, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Such a gorgeous card!

Kailash July 19, 2019 - 10:19 AM

Love this elegant card design!

Rachael Shedeed July 19, 2019 - 10:20 AM

This is so pretty Virginia

Nina Houghton July 19, 2019 - 10:25 AM

I have just finished reviewing the cards of all the artists in the blog hop and I have to tell you that the level of artistry, individualism, talent and vision is superb! So much variety! So many styles! So many techniques. Everyone owes it to themselves to take the time to look at and comment on every single artist’s work!

kimberlin65 July 19, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Such an elegant card!

Ruth Aubertine July 19, 2019 - 10:28 AM

I would love to sign up for these classes, can’t right now but will keep it in mind for the future!!

Susanbcards July 19, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Wow, this card is elegant! I never think of using grey, but now I will.

Maureen Turner July 19, 2019 - 10:31 AM

What a beautiful card. You have highlighted a way to use 3D dies that I would not have thought of on my own. Thank you!

Dianne Thayer July 19, 2019 - 10:36 AM

Perfect timing, our Anniversary is just 11 days away. Needed some inspiration and found it in this beautiful neutral toned card. Absolutely lovely.

Maria Giselle B. July 19, 2019 - 10:44 AM

What an elegant card!

Denise Bilquin July 19, 2019 - 10:48 AM

This card is very elegant, Virginia, and is perfect for an anniversary celebration.

Andrea July 19, 2019 - 10:52 AM

beautiful card

Bonnie Eng July 19, 2019 - 10:56 AM

I love that minimal colour palette, yet still so many design elements to pull you in – the texture, layers, the glitter – wonderful. I am always inspired by the various tutorials and inspirations at this and the scrapbook blog and am thankful for everyone’s contributions!

mj July 19, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Stunning – absolutely beautiful. I love the grays! Happy Anniversary!

Margie July 19, 2019 - 10:59 AM

This is great timing! I need a wedding card and this is wonderful inspiration. Love Altenew.

Suzanne Kauffman July 19, 2019 - 11:00 AM

I love seeing all these talented people show their ideas. However, to offer prizes for comments and not make it user friendly is annoying.

jeanneragan July 19, 2019 - 11:09 AM

You are right Virginia, the gray and silver combination is very elegant! You did a beautiful job, as usual.

Gail Spresser July 19, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Beautiful card and so much detail.

Jenrescuemama July 19, 2019 - 11:13 AM

This is gorgeous! I do love the 3D die sets. Happy Anniversary to you both!

Laura H July 19, 2019 - 11:24 AM

Nice card. I like your color choices

Terrie D. July 19, 2019 - 11:27 AM

Your card is so beautiful! I just love the colors you used. :) Happy anniversary to you and your husband! Altenew Educators sounds like such a wonderful program.

Winnie Lee July 19, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Wow!!! Love the elegance of the card. Never thought the gray and black would make a beautiful wedding card.

Nancy Mitchell July 19, 2019 - 11:41 AM

Thank you Altenew for another chance to win a wonderful Altenew prize. You guys are the best!

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