Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

by May Sukyong Park

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Hello, and welcome to our 3rd-anniversary celebration and blog hop!

With each year that passes, we become more and more appreciative of our customers, fans, and friends.  We couldn't be where we are without you!  Your support over the past three years has energized and inspired us, and everything that we do is done lovingly with you in mind.

As a small token of our appreciation, we have sent a gift to some of our valued customers.  Those of you who frequently support us or have been there since the beginning have received a custom mini stamp set with your name.  Please use this to adorn your projects so you can be proud of your handmade creations – #AltenewLove

Even if you did not receive a gift, we would like to celebrate with you by offering free or discounted shipping, and many opportunities to win prizes over the next few days!

*If you missed any of our anniversary blog hop posts, make sure to check them out for inspiration and an extra chance to win PRIZES!

  • Blog Hop Day 2: Altenew Infographic (2014-2017)
  • Blog Hop Day 3: Card Design Team Shout-out
  • Blog Hop Day 4: Scrapbook Design Team Shout-out

041017 anniversary bloghello tasnim

I can hardly believe it has been three years for Altenew! As we have just mentioned, we couldn't have made it this far without your support, so thank you!! and I hope we continue to grow together for many years to come. I would also like to thank our amazing leadership team who work tirelessly to keep the Altenew gears running in the background, and our designers who make spectacular projects giving us fresh inspiration on a daily basis. Special thanks to May for organizing this amazing 4-day long celebration!

In light of the celebration, I wanted to share a couple of projects that are a bit different than usual. Besides making cards, I also enjoy making framed wall art. I find them great for gifts (people always appreciate a handmade gift!), and they are also great for personalized home decoration.

The first one was made using the stamp sets Beautiful Day and Remember This. With a bit of masking, I was able to create a one-layer stamped image. This complements my office room where the prominent colors are Blue, red and brown.

beautiful day remember this

The next one is a gift for a friend of mine who likes everything purple. My favorite color happens to be yellow, so I added a bit of that. However, it looks like I may have added too much yellow! I should probably redo this with more purple! :)

Peony Bouquet and Remember this

The sentiment was first printed out, then the die cut flowers and leaves were layered with foam tape. For this one, I used the stamp sets Peony Bouquet and Garden Treasure, and the inks used were Shades of Purple, Rose Petal, Summer Afternoon and Warm Gray.

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I hope you enjoy hopping today! Make sure to check out the amazing prizes along the hop!

041017 anniversary bloghello jenWow, 3 years!  I still can't believe it.  I often think back to that first release…the anticipation, excitement, and of course the uncertainty that came with taking a risk and putting my artwork “out there.”  The funny thing is, that uncertainty comes back for every release!  “Will our customers like it?”  “Will it live up to our standards?”  “Is it innovative?”  These questions stir about in my brain as I design, and I think they push me to work harder.

DSC 0013 smallThe stress definitely pays off, when I get to see customers using our products.  Often times, I'll see you creatively use something in a way I never imagined!  Please keep sharing your projects, as your creativity is what really inspires me.  I am so glad you have all decided to join us in our journey, and I hope we can continue to be part of this community together for years to come.

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Special Offer

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. Offer valid from April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

2017 Altenew Anniversary BlogHop Sponsor UpdatePrizes

We are giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

Blog Hop 

Your first stop on the hop is the amazing Laura! Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/guests / companies who are participating today:

Altenew (you're here!)
Laura Bassen (your next stop!)
Ashley Horton
Amy Lee
Simon Says Stamp
Sveta Fotinia
Taheerah Atchia
Anna Kossakovskaya
WOW! Embossing Powder
Yoonsun Hur
Raquel Bowman
Marika Rahtu
Nina Marie Trapani

Share Your Best Altenew Projects

Please click on the blue button below to link your best Altenew projects you've created for the past 3 years. You may enter up to three times. We'll feature the best 7 entries on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

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Annu Pal April 22, 2017 - 2:32 AM

Hap hap happy birthday Altnew just love your products they r super super awesome

Shelley Pizzey April 22, 2017 - 2:38 AM

I simply love your stamps and fortunately we have suppliers here in UK – just a complete new way of stamping and layering. Many happy returns and thank you for such wonderful stamps :)

Ellen P April 22, 2017 - 3:22 AM

Congrats on the big 3! I have always loved the products that you provide and your whole catalog is on my wish list for when I win the lottery someday.

Elaine McDonald April 22, 2017 - 5:13 AM

Cards are lovely…some great ideas….happy anniversary

Monika Toth April 22, 2017 - 5:49 AM

I love your ideas! Happy anniversary! :)

Zoe April 22, 2017 - 6:11 AM

Happy anniversary! I have recently come into crafting and very quickly found your stamps to be of amazing quality and thankfully there are a variety of suppliers here in the UK. I love the different designs you can make with the layering of flowers. I look forwards to purchasing many more in the future!

Tereza Krikavova April 22, 2017 - 8:26 AM

I love your stamps… my cards with Altenew are the most beautiful. Thanks and happy anniversary!

Lori pusz April 22, 2017 - 9:46 AM

Love the artwork in the picture frames

KimberlyRae Forde April 22, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Well Hello Taznin!
I absolutely adore your happy and brilliant stamp and crafting company.
Your layering stamps are so versatile it’s like having 4 stamps in one…great value!

Steph Brubaker April 22, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Altenew is my go to company! Everything is so elegant & lovely! Can’t wait to try your markers! Happy 3 years ?

Carol Hornby Clements April 22, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Love your products. Scrumptious artwork.

Barbara Chapman April 23, 2017 - 12:25 AM

You are the best stamp company! Love everything you come out with. You have made me a stamper!!

irene Grau April 23, 2017 - 12:52 AM

Congrats! I will admit that I find the layering stamps intimidating, but I love the line art florals — just gorgeous. However, Jennifer McGuire just had a video showing how to layer with vellum and I am so excited! I will finally master layering!! lol Looking forward to many more years of Altenew stamps.

Payal Mittal April 23, 2017 - 2:02 AM

I m new in stamping world. Again and again i hear about best in quality Altenew stamps.. May be i win and try hands on it. Thanks for giveaway nd congrats for 3 rd Anniversary. Best wishes

Amante del Papel April 23, 2017 - 9:01 AM

Beautiful and amazing hop for 3rd anniversary, many many years!

Jennifer Mitten April 23, 2017 - 9:32 PM

I love your stamps and dies and all your designers are simply amazing….

Kanan Pandya April 24, 2017 - 5:47 PM

Happy Anniversary and huge congrats for the success!! Love your products and all the pretty projects by each of your design team members, always inspiring!! Love those beautifully designed frames by Tasnim and lovely card by Jennifer. Thank you for the giveaway. :-)

Kathy Mc April 24, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Congratulations, Tasnim and Jennifer, on your 3rd Anniversary! You’ve come a long way, baby, and with your successes will be around a long time. Your designers really do a fabulous job of showcasing your goodies!

Beverly Jordan April 24, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Happy Anniversary on the BIG 3!! Gorgeous examples of your beautiful images by your talented designers!! Love their inspiration and your fabulous stamps!

Yasmine Omar April 25, 2017 - 1:50 AM

Congratulations on your 3rd-anniversary! Thank you for your amazing Products, and I want to thank your lovely design team members whom inspire us with all these gorgeous projects.

treebug (tina z.) April 25, 2017 - 7:47 AM

Congratulations on your 3rd-anniversary!
Thank you so much for all your amazing inspirations and incredible products!

Valerija April 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Congratulations on your Anniversary!

Karen Rice April 25, 2017 - 12:41 PM

These projects are gorgeous! I love the framed art and Treasured Garden is fast becoming one of my favorites! Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary! Well done!

syeda April 25, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Big congratulations on the three years anniversary.

syeda April 25, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Big congratulations on the three years anniversary. love the inspiratons from the design team members and the gorgeous stamps released over the years.

amelia April 25, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Love the wall art! Happy Anniversary!!

Rebecca W April 25, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Happy Anniversary!!! I am so inspired by all your daily blog posts so wishing you many more anniversaries to come!! Thanks for this incredible giveaway!!

IRINA KNIAZEVA April 26, 2017 - 8:53 AM

My Congrats!

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