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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Cynthia Koop July 19, 2019 - 6:35 PM

I just found the Hop and decided to hop along. Your card is beautiful Virginia. Very elegant and perfect for an Anniversary card.

ladybugstampers July 19, 2019 - 6:48 PM

What a stunning card love that image an the simplicity but elegant look!

Gilda McCain July 19, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Love all of the beautiful ideas.Thanks for the hop.

Donna R July 19, 2019 - 7:09 PM

This card is so amazing! You have captured elegance and beauty I’m this card!d

gilliedog2014 July 19, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Amazing card.

Margery C July 19, 2019 - 7:23 PM

Amazing card. So lovely with the muted gray tones.

glenicecb July 19, 2019 - 7:37 PM

What an encouraging program

Jeannie July 19, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Such a lovely card! Happy Anniversary!! ?

itstrulyanoriginal July 19, 2019 - 7:42 PM

Virginia your card is beautiful. I agree with how easily the Altenew products can go together to make a card. Congrats to you and your husband!

Greta H July 19, 2019 - 7:43 PM

I need to work on our anniversary card as Sept will be here before I know it! Love the gorgeous monochromatic & elegant look of your card, Virginia! Thinking that 3D die set will need to come to my house before long!

Kathy McCluskey July 19, 2019 - 7:49 PM

Your Anniversary card is so gorgeous, Virginia! I love all the shades of gray…looks so elegant!!

Tammy July 19, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Very elegant.

Laura Finn July 19, 2019 - 7:58 PM

Lovely card. It looks so elegant! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Byers July 19, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Beautiful card!! Very elegant and classy!

Jennifer Sears July 19, 2019 - 8:29 PM

Love your layered color combination!

coffeegoddess42 July 19, 2019 - 8:32 PM

This program intrigues me. Love the card Virginia made for the hope.

Cathy DiBlasi July 19, 2019 - 8:50 PM

It surprised me how elegant the card is in gray. I previously bought all of Altenew’s inks but wondered why I bought the grey. Now that I am inspired, it will get used!

Queen Mary July 19, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Virginia, I have clearly been under a rock because I was completely unaware of this certification program! Or maybe I’ve just been so busy I’ve skipped over the details and just gone directly to the pretty pictures, either way, I’m intrigued by all the hard work the participants in the blog hop have put in and I’m excited to hop along!

Sharon O July 19, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Lovely card! Congrats to the participants in the certification program.

Susan P July 19, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Beautiful card

Deborah Lee July 19, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Virginia this card is so fabulous and graceful! I was introduced to the Altenew stamps by Youtube videos and now I’m stuck on Altenew! Wonderful products and never disappoint in abundant inspirational people like you! Thank you Virginia for all that you do.

Ruth July 19, 2019 - 10:25 PM

What a cool blog hop concept. Beautiful work by so many talented card makers!

Yvonne July 19, 2019 - 10:26 PM

Love the elegant look!

Ginny July 19, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Excited to follow the blog hop

Kathy Eddy July 19, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Gorgeous card. Love the gray and silver together. This was a fantastic bloghop!

Carla Hundley July 20, 2019 - 12:42 AM

Beautiful design on
your card!
Carla from Utah

Mirella Rogan July 20, 2019 - 12:59 AM

Beautiful card, Virginia! I got side tracked by life (and a little baby), and am yet to finish my first level, ooops! Can’t wait though!

Rhea July 20, 2019 - 1:11 AM

That is such a lovely card — with the very grey tones it is made with it would go for anyone and any colour scheme.

Jill Groom July 20, 2019 - 1:55 AM

Wow – so many stunning cards and a wealth of ideas. Huge thanks to all of the contributors! So glad I signed up for your emails or I would have missed this. The classes look like fantastic value.

JMN July 20, 2019 - 2:18 AM

Gorgeous card, love the silver and gray combination.

momsnoozy3 July 20, 2019 - 3:26 AM

Very elegant, wonderful!

dawnnz July 20, 2019 - 3:40 AM

Your card is just so elegant and beautiful Virginia. Love the silvers, greys and black and white.

slhatchoutlookcom July 20, 2019 - 4:46 AM

Love your card, the color combo is gorgeous! Happy Anniversary

VondaJennings July 20, 2019 - 5:54 AM

I am new to build a flower sets and altanew but I love it shopping for more. Thanks

Karen Parker July 20, 2019 - 6:00 AM

Altenew Educator is on my “Dream/To Do” list for sure! Thanks for sharing your lovely anniversary card Viriginia ~ as always, your cards are beautiful.

Patricia Bollinger-Blanc July 20, 2019 - 6:13 AM

An Altenew Educator sounds perfect for my retirement years! I hope you still offer it in a couple of years. In the meantime, I am enjoying the ease of making beautiful cards with my stamp sets. Love the florals!

Lin July 20, 2019 - 6:59 AM

How beautiful. I am amazed at the creativity being shown.

Pam Jangor July 20, 2019 - 7:19 AM

Oh so lovely and elegant!

Anna Lontayné Bodnàr July 20, 2019 - 8:16 AM

Such a beautiful card.Thanks for the inspiration!

Patty July 20, 2019 - 8:20 AM

Hi Virginia, I love the gray tones you used on your card. It gives your anniversary card a very classy look to it. It is beautiful.

Kay McClurg July 20, 2019 - 8:28 AM

Love the grey colors, so soft, beautiful!

mandalj July 20, 2019 - 8:35 AM

Lovely card! Congratulations on your anniversary. I think it’s great the Educators are from many different countries.

Betty July 20, 2019 - 8:39 AM

lovely, elegant card, Virginia – looking forward to seeing all the educator’s cards!

Deepa Lakshman July 20, 2019 - 8:54 AM

I am excited to see the creations of these wonderful artists. I love how Altenew encourages everyone, I love your card, Virginia and congratulations and best wishes to you and your husband.

Tammy Hanson July 20, 2019 - 9:41 AM

I am fairly new to the Altenew line but I am very much enjoying it. Thanks for sharing.

melissaf123 July 20, 2019 - 9:53 AM

What a beautiful and elegant card in these gray tones. Happy Anniversary!

s kralem July 20, 2019 - 11:11 AM

Such a stunning card you’ve created. I’ve been a fan at your blog, and your artistic talent has grown with every creation you’ve done. Thanks for the info for the certification program, for it sounds like a great way to gain art wisdom and inspiration.

Barbara Heinky July 20, 2019 - 3:31 PM

A pretty card and looking forward to seeing other designers cards as well.

Jeannie H July 20, 2019 - 4:21 PM

Beautiful card. Love the elegance of the gray. Happy anniversary!!

Audre G July 20, 2019 - 4:35 PM

What a lovely card. My anniversary is coming up this week, too.

Kirsty July 20, 2019 - 6:48 PM

How exciting! I love this lovely idea!

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