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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Angeline Choo April 14, 2017 - 05:27

Happy Anniversary Altenew!! I absolutely love how beautiful your stamps are and that wall art is a great way to use the stamps. Off to hop!! :)

Sara Altarrazi April 14, 2017 - 05:50

Happy anniversary.
Such a great company, I love all of your stamps

Lisa April 14, 2017 - 07:39

Happy Anniversary! Love your company!

Doro Sensen April 14, 2017 - 08:51

Congratulations to your 3rd Anniversary! I’m eager to learn about many crafty blogs during your blog hop!

Holly Klingensmith April 14, 2017 - 09:08

Happy Anniversary, and hoping for many more.

Debbie Anemaet April 14, 2017 - 10:36

What a great company! Happy anniversary! These cards are beautiful and you have such amazing products. I’m glad to own a number of them. Thank you so much for this fabulous giveaway!

Charity Chamberlain April 14, 2017 - 10:39

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for making such wonderful products! Altenew literally has changed my stamping for the better!

Lindsay S April 14, 2017 - 10:43

Happy Anniversary!

Jeannie H April 14, 2017 - 10:43

Happy Anniversary! May you enjoy continued success.

Vanessa Bybee April 14, 2017 - 10:49

Happy Anniversary!! Hope you have many many more!! Thank you for the lovely stamp gift with my name, it’s fabulous!!

Angela April 14, 2017 - 11:06

Happy anniversary and my best wishes for the future. I’m glad to celebrate many more birthdays with your amazing products.♥

Lauri Bacalzo April 14, 2017 - 11:14

Happy Anniversary!!

Jen Carter April 14, 2017 - 11:17

Happy Anniversary! Love the projects you shared on the blog today!

Sharon Hensen April 14, 2017 - 11:20

These are all breath taking!

joanne April 14, 2017 - 11:35

Happy Anniversary to a wonderfully creative stamping/die company.

Lisa Maxner April 14, 2017 - 11:39

Happy Anniversary. All of your products are amazing.

Melissa April 14, 2017 - 11:40

Happy anniversary!

Jasmin Gantt April 14, 2017 - 11:48

Happy anniversary Altenew! Thank you for your lovely products!!

Judy Estrada April 14, 2017 - 12:06

Happy Anniversary Altenew! I really love your beautiful floral stamps. You have great stamps, inks & dies. Wishing you many more Anniversaries to come!

Carla April 14, 2017 - 12:35

Happy Anniversary! Love your layered stamp sets.

Linda Compton April 14, 2017 - 13:00

Well Happy Anniversary. I just heard about Altenew from a couple of friends talking at my local scrapbook store. I am loving them. I am now “hounding” the owner into selling them. I would live to teach a class featuring them.

Juana Vega April 14, 2017 - 13:10

Congratulations, totally enjoy your stamps!!!

Louanne Collins April 14, 2017 - 13:16

Happy 3rd Anniversary – keep those wonderful products coming!

Jennifer Y April 14, 2017 - 13:33

I love reading about a company and getting to know who it began and who is fueling the creativity. ❤️ Awesome work! Beautiful, too. Happy Anniversary and looking forward to many years to come.

Linda Compton April 14, 2017 - 13:33

I just finished the hop and had to come back with an additional comment. Lol. Can you tell I am wowed with your stamps? So versatile. Velum, heat embossing, water or and pencils-so many different looks with one stamp. Wow!

Karen Martens April 14, 2017 - 13:40

All these are great ideas. I particularly enjoyed the two framed pieces. Why do I not think of doing this. Thanks to both of you.

Janet L. April 14, 2017 - 13:45

Happy Anniversary! This hop is so inspirational! Thanks!

Donna Ligon April 14, 2017 - 13:56

happy anniversary. Your stamps are gorgeous!

Flora April 14, 2017 - 14:18

Beautiful cards, love the inspiration.

deni April 14, 2017 - 14:24

I’ve been folowing Jennifer McGuire for only a short time and finally took the time to explore others. So glad for the hop to introduce me to more visionaries.

Shannon April 14, 2017 - 15:32

Congratulations on another fantastic year! Altenew products are a step aside from the mainstream. So classy and elegant without being dated. The design team is phenomenal. So inspiring.

Jo Ann D. April 14, 2017 - 15:55

Congratulations Altenew on a fabulous 3 years! I love today’s projects. They are all lovely. Also, I LOVE my new personalized stamp. What a wonderful surprise!

Anna Starr April 14, 2017 - 16:56

Congratulations!!! It is always nice to see a small company grow and grow!

Bobby April 14, 2017 - 17:09

Happy Anniversary! My how time flies when you’re busy using some great products. Here’s to many more years of inspiration.

Maryjo L Monterosso April 14, 2017 - 17:16

Happy 3 year Anniversary. Your florals are so beautiful and your design team create the most beautiful projects. The flowers seem to bloom right before your eyes.

lilian smith April 14, 2017 - 17:18

Wow Love these stamps, have followed Jennifer for a long time and so glad to have found you

koalabc/barb April 14, 2017 - 17:18

Wishing Altenew’s a Happy 3 rd Anniversary..Thank you for all your Pretties and for the picture’s & for a chance to have some of your goody’s too..

MandaLJ April 14, 2017 - 17:38

Congratulations on 3 wonderful creative years and may there be many more to come!

Carol April 14, 2017 - 18:17

Happy Anniversary!

Stephanie April 14, 2017 - 18:52

Awesome stamps!!! I’m new to all of this, and although it seems overwhelming…I love it!! So cards to make!!

Katherine Dent April 14, 2017 - 19:02

Happy Birthday. You have done an amazing job. I love your flowers. Anyone would be honored to receive a beautiful gift like your wall art.

Golda April 14, 2017 - 19:07

Happy anniversary to us, oops, I mean you! Love your beautiful products.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera April 14, 2017 - 19:15

Happy Anniversary. I absolutely love your stamps, dies, ink pads and artists markers! They are the best!

Anita April 14, 2017 - 19:56

Happy anniversary! I love your stamps!

Kelly Manning April 14, 2017 - 20:06

Happy 3rd anniversary and wish you many more! Love your stamps, dies and looking forward to getting your inks.

Terri Trotter Earley April 14, 2017 - 21:37

Woot woot so happy for you!

Janie T. April 14, 2017 - 23:02

Wonderful to see all the creativity from the various card artists!

Kathie B April 14, 2017 - 23:35

A very happy anniversary to you! I’m a big fan of Altenew flowers and sentiments…so many thanks for the beauty you’ve brought to my stash of stamps!

Sherronne Battle April 14, 2017 - 23:41

Happy Anniversary!

Helen F. April 14, 2017 - 23:47

Happy 3rd Anniversary, Altenew! LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautiful stamps and coordinating dies. Wishing you many more years of creativity :-)
PS: The wall art is a wonderful gift idea.

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