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
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.
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! :)
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.
I hope you enjoy hopping today! Make sure to check out the amazing prizes along the hop!
Wow, 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.
The 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.
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.
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:
- Spellbinders: Three $100 Gift Certificates
- Online Card Classes: Three Class Spots
- My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
- Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
- WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
- Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
- Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
- Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
- Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate
- Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate
- Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate
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.
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!)
Simon Says Stamp
WOW! Embossing Powder
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.
Happy Third! You do make the most wonderful stamps and dies. My wish list is so long. Thanks for the hop and a chance to win.
Congratulations on your third birthday. I love your fabulous flower stamps. They are perfect in that you can color yourself the line images, or stamp with inks the solids. A choice for either mood.
love your bouquets. Beautiful!
I just recently came across Altenew from watching an hour of Create and Craft. I then ordered a couple sets with the matching dies to try for myself. Amazing!! I feel like such a Rock Star!! Everything turns out so good!! Your products make it so easy to get a great result…And everything is such high quality!! So happy I found Altenew!!!! I will be ordering more very soon!!
Dear Altenew, congratulations. I love your company and I am your big fan since your first release ♥ love your creativity and your amazing stamp sets ♥ wish you lot of success and creativity ♥ … and big party :)
Love this blog! Thank you for the unlimited inspiration!
Beautiful! Love it! Great hop!
I never knew how much i actually liked flowers until Altenew. This is a great site and I hope i am a winner.
Beautiful card! Love it!
Congrats on your three year anniversary. Altenew has kept on getting better and better. Thanks for such awesome stamps and your inspiring team
Happy 3rd! Your wall art is beautiful!
Happy 3rd birthday, Altenew! I wish you all many, many more years of successes and fun releases! :)
Happy 3rd Anniversary — the cards are beautiful!!!
Happy 3rd Anniversary. Altenew keeps getting better and better with stamps, inks and now markers. Great idea of creating framed artworks
Fabulous projects, perfect for Spring.
Your stamps are fabulous and make it so easy to create! Happy third anniversary!
Happy 3rd Anniversary!!! You have such wonderful stamps. Also, all your gorgeous completed projects are so inspirational. You must be very proud of all that you are creating in art and business. Thanks for sharing.
Went through my stamp stash and found I had 20 different Altenew stamps/die sets – all lovingly used. What a great company! Love you guys – Happy Anniversary!
Happy anniversary!! You make beautiful stamps, the projects are absolutely breathtaking! Looking forward to many, many more.
BEAUTIFUL INSPIRATION! ❤
Happy third anniversary !!! Congratulations !
I’m off to start the bloghop and am sure to find lots of inspiration here !
Thank you for the great give-away. Good luck to all of us.
Happy Easter Greetings from Belgium, Lieve
I love your stamps and inks in color families (layering is easier). I also really appreciate these hops and your gallery! Wow! Sooo many creative people. Awesome!!
Love the framed picture.
A beautiful decoration
thanks for sharing.
What a beautiful collection of gorgeous flowers. They are so hard to resist.
Happy Third Anniversary! I recently found Altenew and I am a huge fan. Best wishes for many more anniversaries!
Gorgeous card and projects!
Congratulations on you third Anniversary. I have been intimidated by multi step stamping. Your stamps are so beautiful I have taken the plunge. Your support with the stamping guides and the many examples is wonderful
Such a nice idea to feature your staff. You all have certainly created some good stamps. Your vegetable set is one of my all-time favorites.
Happy 3rd Anniversary, I love your products and your design team
Happy Anniversary!!! You much such lovely products – especially your flowers
Fabulous new dies, can’t wait to try them out.
Happy Anniversary! I love your products.
Happy anniversary! I’m a fairly new fan, but love all of the gorgeous stamps you put out!
Happy Anniversary ! Beautiful floral stamps and projects !
Happy Anniversary! just beautiful
Happy Anniversary, Congratulations on such a great product. I Love your stamps , dies and ink. I think the layering stamps are beautiful
These bouquets are all so different, but all so striking.
Happy Birthday Altenew and congratulations on 3 amazing years of beautiful creativity!
HAPPY 3rd Birthday!
… it feels just right saying that I wish you all a BEAUTIFUL day :)
Here’s to the next 3 years!
Happy 3rd Anniversary! Your products are amazing. Some of the most beautiful florals on the market! I’m excited to be hopping along with so much talent and inspiration! Thanks for hosting another amazing hop!
Happy 3rd Anniversary. Thanks for all the wonderful products and for all the inspiration from the design team members.
Congratulations on your third anniversary!
Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing, it is something to remember.
Happy Anniversary! I love all of the beautiful projects and I love you! The products and inspiration you have brought to my little craft room is beyond belief! Keep up the awesome work!
Love your products!
Happy 3rd Birthday!! I so love your awesome products. Your flowers are so true to life. The DT creations are always awesome & give me so much inspiration. Here’s hoping for many, many more years of Altenew!!
Congratulations on the 3rd year of beautiful creations. Your products and contributors are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your creativity.
I am in love with your products. I am so glade I found them.
Beautiful cards and beautiful company. Love Altenew.