Altenew Educators “Giving Thanks” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to Altenew Educators “Giving Thanks” Blog Hop and Linky Party where we celebrate our beloved Educators and invite you to join in the fun!

Like always, we will begin by telling you a bit about who are these Educators and how did they end up here. Well, to start, all our 23 Educators applied for the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) by filling out the form HERE. Most of them did so because they wanted to turn their hobby into a profession and that is what AECP is about.boxes graphics 2 1b3e7f50 0914 43b0 903a 81c2ffb0bebd

Through AECP, you enhance your crafting skills as well as teaching skills when you reach the final step. You go through a series of courses in all the three Levels of AECP to refine your skills and learn new tips and tricks along the way! And a Final Challenge too to pass each level!

If you have the love of creating and sharing your knowledge with others, this is the program for you. You can check out the testimonials from Amber and Nancy (our Educators) below.

Our lovely Educators have been teaching workshops all over and you have seen a few of them on social media too doing Facebook Live sessions for Altenew.  Today, they have some amazing projects to share with you! Prepare to be blown away!!

Just like last time we want YOU to be part of the fun too, so we decided to host a linky party again as you all LOVED it so much last time! The theme of this hop is “Giving Thanks“;  it was picked out by our very own Educator Terri Marie Koszler and here is what she has to say, “I think it would be a great idea if we could encourage people to make thank you cards which could be sent to Dr's and Hospitals to thank them for all of their hard work during this global pandemic. They have all worked tirelessly to keep us healthy, often risking their own lives”.

Indeed, these are trying times and people all over the world are suffering because of COVID-19 even if they are not infected. A lot of people are being pushed to their limits and tested, especially the front liners: the doctors, nurses, delivery people, shopkeepers, the people at grocery stores, etc. They are out there giving it their all so let's as crafters, do what we do best, and show our gratitude by making some cards following the theme of “Giving Thanks“. Create something and send it out to hospitals near you. Or when you do your groceries, hand over a card to someone who works there! And you can even leave one for your mailman; you know he brings our crafty packages after all. We are sure you will make their day!

Scroll to the end of this post to link up your projects; as many as you like!


Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 6/17/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Card Blog on 6/21/2020. (Edited to add: Winners will be announced on 6/22/2020 at 5:00pm EDT.)

There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!

Special Offer!

Blog PostFREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6T or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING6T at checkout on orders over $29. Offer valid from 6/10/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through 6/11/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop HERE! Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Not valid on Altenew Academy Classes and Virtual Workshops.

Blog Hop!


Your first stop on the hop is the amazing Nenette S. Madero. Check out the full list below and make sure you stop by each blog!

Altenew Card Blog

Nenette S. Madero

Christine Pennington

Vicki Finger

Amy Hill

Nandini Karmarkar

Nancy McClelland

Neha Aggarwal

Terri Marie Koszler

Rosie Neustaedter

Helen Kalb

Laurel Beard

Maryam Sharara 

Teri Stokes

Nicole Watt 

Erin Thompson

Irina Fonina

Amber Rain Davis

Patty Mello

Virginia Lu

This is no ordinary hop! We want you to join in on the fun as well. All you have to do is link up your creations based on the theme of the hop, which is, “Giving Thanks”. So what are you waiting for?! Please click on the blue button below to share your projects for a chance to win one of two $15 Altenew gift certificates! The link party ends 6/17/2020.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


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Asiya saboor June 13, 2020 - 12:12 AM

Nice technique

Danny June 13, 2020 - 7:13 AM

Thank you for inspiring me to create!

Elle June 13, 2020 - 8:51 AM

Thanks for the inspiration as always. I am nearing the end of AECP Level 2 and have loved the journey so far.

Subhashini S June 13, 2020 - 11:34 AM

What a lovely array of cards, it’s an absolute treat to the eyes. Thanks for inspiring.

Carol McCready June 13, 2020 - 12:09 PM

Very pretty cards! I always think about signing up for the Educator program. I think I’ll make it a goal for next week.

Bonnie E June 13, 2020 - 12:43 PM

Thanks for another great and inspiring blog hop. I love that Altenew has such a great community of so many talented people willing to share their talents.

Amber Bissonnette June 13, 2020 - 12:48 PM

Always love your blog hops!!! ❤️❤️

Dawn Jones June 13, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Always need thank you cards and grateful to see some amazing card designs.

Dana Stark June 13, 2020 - 6:29 PM

Winning sounds fun!

Lani Mararac June 13, 2020 - 11:15 PM

Thanks Altenew for providing so many examples to inspire my card making!

Michele K. Henderson June 14, 2020 - 7:27 AM

Thanks for some amazing inspiration today! All of these projects are beautiful!

Lauryne Cunningham June 14, 2020 - 8:50 AM

I love your products! Thank you for all the inspiration!

Danyelle Dillon June 14, 2020 - 9:42 AM

Thank you so much Altenew for giving us such inspiration and so many great ideas, products and releases, and giving us so many opportunities to win fabulous prizes from you. With the world as upside as it is right now this is one of the few things I have to look forward to and put a smile of my face so thank you from the bottom of my heart!

JENY JOHNSON June 15, 2020 - 12:22 AM

I have always loved Altenew products… and the techniques and projects created by the educators are remarkabale..

Sue D June 15, 2020 - 4:24 AM

The Giving Thanks theme is perfect for this trying time.

Shawn Harcrow June 15, 2020 - 11:34 AM

I am interested in the educator series and hope to get involved in the future

Ruth Gauss June 15, 2020 - 2:37 PM

Thank you so much to the awesome educators at Altenew! You really bring so much to your classes and I truly appreciate all the support and inspiration you provide!

Donna Petruso June 15, 2020 - 6:05 PM

Loved all the cards and it is an inspiration to me to go beyond my comfort zone and think out of the box.

Melissa M June 16, 2020 - 1:51 AM

I really love all the beautiful flowers on the cards. So many pretty flowers stamps. I can’t wait to watch the videos and see how all of them were created. I guess now I can add “become an educator” to my goal list because it sounds like a lot of fun!

Jeanne Kent June 16, 2020 - 8:40 AM

This pandemic got me to get my stamping g supplies out again and send “Miss You” cards out to friends. That is when I first discovered Altenew and placed my first order. I have never done a blog hop before. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s creations!

Cordelia Alderman June 16, 2020 - 4:38 PM

Beautiful cards. I love watching Altenew instructors.

tina z June 16, 2020 - 6:52 PM

I always love your products and amazing inspirations!

Lisascreativeniche June 16, 2020 - 10:12 PM

Love when we get to see new makes from your educators!

Connie Johnson June 16, 2020 - 10:31 PM

I just love, love, love your florals AND the fact that your designer team is international…..I always feel like I’ve taken a trip around the world when I do a hop!!! Thank you Altenew :)

Michelle Noonan June 17, 2020 - 12:07 AM

I just got my order and I can’t wait to try some new techniques! As a frontline nurse in Boston I collected 650 cards from around the world for those caring for covid patients. Tears were shed all too much!

Mary-Anne V June 17, 2020 - 8:20 AM

Such pretty cards and so important to say thanks. So many reasons to be grateful for what we have.

Carol E. Wortman June 17, 2020 - 11:28 AM

A beautiful tribute and yay new inspiration! Love the established team and look forward to new educators as well. Thank you for acknowledging them! Beautiful creations showing the beauty of Altenews products.

Laraine June 17, 2020 - 1:57 PM

Thank you for all the inspiration!!

Karthikha Uday June 17, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Beautiful creations and inspirations!! :)

augustjmn June 18, 2020 - 6:59 AM

Amazing inspiration!

Jeanne Kent July 21, 2020 - 10:01 AM

I love your products! I’m having so much fun with my new supplies and have another order ready to go. So much inspiration here!

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