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

by Altenew

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.

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!

FREE 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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Paige Rubino June 11, 2020 - 05:40

Wow! Love the hop. Great theme.

dona9949 June 11, 2020 - 05:40

Really enjoy looking at all the beautiful cards and how to make them. Just learning how to stamp, die cut and color the cards I’ve been making. This site really helps with different ways to make so many.

Mary June 11, 2020 - 06:53

So many ideas!

Mikaila June 11, 2020 - 07:03

I think the inspiration cards are a neat idea :)

stampingrama June 11, 2020 - 07:09

Absolutely stunning cards and what a tribute to those that give of themselves every single day…those wonderful peeps that we often take for granted! Thanks, Altenew, for a wonderful blog hop that is filled with heartfelt gratitude!

Anonymous June 11, 2020 - 07:58

Great theme. Love all you do!

Júlia Santos June 11, 2020 - 07:59

I love that idea. I think that finally I will make some Thank you cards to give to the local hospital. I’ve been thinking about that since the quarantine started, but never put it to action. Now is the time to do it. Thanks Altenew for the initiative.

Lourdes Alexander June 11, 2020 - 08:19

I am new to all things Altenew and am loving this company and everything that I have and am learning!!

Jody V June 11, 2020 - 08:44

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Salito June 11, 2020 - 08:49

Beautiful cards, giving thanks is a great idea.

Laura Long June 11, 2020 - 08:50

What a fabulous idea!! My heart is often full of thanks and i know i will love participating in this blog.

Anna June 11, 2020 - 08:56

Wonderful ideas! Thanks!

LindseyF-NY June 11, 2020 - 19:44

Wow. I have been doing some of the lessons, but didn’t know I could work toward being an educator. Exciting.

Terri June 11, 2020 - 09:01

Loved all the fun techniques I saw as I visited the various blogs. I so love Altenew products and thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy!

A. Rose June 11, 2020 - 09:03

So nice of you to run this blog hop! Thanks for the free shipping and the prizes you are offering.

Laura Casselman June 11, 2020 - 09:25

Altenew, you always amaze me! This hop is so much fun and the cards…I’m positively green with envy!

pamboe June 11, 2020 - 09:48

What a talented group of people! This is the perfect time for some thank you cards.

Cindy C. June 11, 2020 - 10:15

A wonderful hop indeed!!

Isabel Z June 11, 2020 - 11:07

What a wonderful idea!

Vennese Gordon June 11, 2020 - 11:28

Love it!!

Patty A Eifert June 11, 2020 - 11:47

Can’t wait to get hopping and see all the inspiration!

Susanbcards June 11, 2020 - 12:18

A beautiful idea, highlighting the talents of these Altenew certified educators and celebrating heroes! Of course the cards are gorgeous!

Joanne June 11, 2020 - 12:59

All the cards shown on this blog hop are beautiful. Thanks for sharing ideas, tips and techniques.

Evan June 11, 2020 - 12:25

You always have the best hops!

Sheri June 11, 2020 - 12:56

Such creativity! More instructors of color would be great!

Penny Warren June 11, 2020 - 14:50

These are beautiful!! No one makes floral stamps like Altenew!

bamannisi81 June 11, 2020 - 14:52

Just saw Nenette’s cards! Wow! Love both the cards and the gold embossing outlining the flowers and the frames is awesome.

bamannisi81 June 11, 2020 - 15:42

Just love the no line coloring technique done by Christine and THE colors! So bright and cheerful.

Leslie Hasen June 11, 2020 - 15:46

I am so happy to finally participate in a blog hop! I have learned so much (and have happily refilled my Altenew shopping cart!)!! Thank you!

joni52 June 11, 2020 - 16:20

Love all the samples

Jeanne Beam June 11, 2020 - 17:24

Beautiful cards! Great way to honor the educators with a blog hop…

Linda Hyden June 11, 2020 - 17:49

I just love the Altenew blog as it is so very inspiration.

jenniffier June 11, 2020 - 18:02

Excited to follow the blog hop!

Caroline June 11, 2020 - 18:10

Lovely blog hop; love especially Helen Kalb’s contributions.

Ethan June 11, 2020 - 19:19

Such a talented group of artists.

Maria C F June 11, 2020 - 20:28

What a fabulous theme!

Doris H. June 11, 2020 - 21:50

Wow! A great group of talented ladies. All the cards were awesome.

Dawn Tooley June 11, 2020 - 23:12

What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Magdalena June 12, 2020 - 03:54

Beautiful idea to celebrate our heroes worldwide ?

Phyllis Miller June 12, 2020 - 05:16

I love leArning new techniques and inspirations.

Kylie Z June 12, 2020 - 06:47

SO enjoyed the hop seeing all of the talented artists’ creations.

Christine Gordon June 12, 2020 - 07:14

Love the gold embossing and gold sentiment both cards are really beautiful!!

michiganderintexas June 12, 2020 - 09:09

never enough ways to say thank you

marylouh June 12, 2020 - 09:16

Beautiful cards. the ladies are so talented.
thanks for having the hop.

Cyndi Morris June 12, 2020 - 11:36

We all owe thanks to those who are working to keep us fed and safe during this trying time. Kudos to Altenew and their talented educators and designers. They’re the best.

Anne June 12, 2020 - 12:12

Wonderful hop!

Jeanne Sarna June 12, 2020 - 12:23

Love these cards, I’m looking forward to making them.

Iggy June 12, 2020 - 12:42

Fun all around!

Janis in ID June 12, 2020 - 17:07

Beautiful cards! Can’t wait to see what the dt made. Off to hop! Thank you for the chance to win!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Robin Buchholz June 12, 2020 - 17:35

Those cards are so beautiful and I love the theme of this hop!

Beth June 12, 2020 - 20:53

I love Altnew products, it’s my go to site for inspiration.

Carmen N June 12, 2020 - 21:14

This is incredible thank you. I love the ideas keep them coming!

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