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

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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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Gilda (McStamper) April 15, 2017 - 00:18

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.

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cat craig April 15, 2017 - 00:40

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.

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Christina April 15, 2017 - 01:08

love your bouquets. Beautiful!

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Krysta Martinek April 15, 2017 - 02:25

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!!

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Nilla crafts April 15, 2017 - 04:52

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 :)

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Rhona April 15, 2017 - 06:04

Love this blog! Thank you for the unlimited inspiration!

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Kathy J in Ellicott City April 15, 2017 - 08:27

Beautiful! Love it! Great hop!

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wrenetta hurst April 15, 2017 - 08:40

I never knew how much i actually liked flowers until Altenew. This is a great site and I hope i am a winner.

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Kathy J in Ellicott City April 15, 2017 - 08:53

Beautiful card! Love it!

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Dawn T April 15, 2017 - 08:59

Congrats on your three year anniversary. Altenew has kept on getting better and better. Thanks for such awesome stamps and your inspiring team

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Deborah Kaye April 15, 2017 - 09:36

Happy 3rd! Your wall art is beautiful!

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Teresa Cherka April 15, 2017 - 09:42

Happy Birthday!

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Ashley Wells April 15, 2017 - 09:48

Happy 3rd birthday, Altenew! I wish you all many, many more years of successes and fun releases! :)

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Sally Taylor-Rive April 15, 2017 - 09:48

Happy 3rd Anniversary — the cards are beautiful!!!

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bevyb April 15, 2017 - 10:07

Happy 3rd Anniversary. Altenew keeps getting better and better with stamps, inks and now markers. Great idea of creating framed artworks

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Adie Fane-Hervey April 15, 2017 - 10:22

Fabulous projects, perfect for Spring.

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Debbie B April 15, 2017 - 11:12

Your stamps are fabulous and make it so easy to create! Happy third anniversary!

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Janet Day April 15, 2017 - 11:17

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.

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Deb Hurtig April 15, 2017 - 12:05

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!

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Benessi April 15, 2017 - 12:09

Happy anniversary!! You make beautiful stamps, the projects are absolutely breathtaking! Looking forward to many, many more.

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Heike Brennan April 15, 2017 - 12:32

BEAUTIFUL INSPIRATION! ❤

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Lieve S April 15, 2017 - 12:32

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

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Kerry April 15, 2017 - 13:15

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!!

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Mary Holshouser April 15, 2017 - 13:57

Love the framed picture.
A beautiful decoration
thanks for sharing.

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Barbara Green April 15, 2017 - 13:59

What a beautiful collection of gorgeous flowers. They are so hard to resist.

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Dana M April 15, 2017 - 14:23

Happy Third Anniversary! I recently found Altenew and I am a huge fan. Best wishes for many more anniversaries!

Gorgeous card and projects!

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Deb Hudson April 15, 2017 - 14:44

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

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Maria B April 15, 2017 - 14:54

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.

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Theresa Houck April 15, 2017 - 16:28

Happy 3rd Anniversary, I love your products and your design team

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Anna Starr April 15, 2017 - 16:37

Happy Anniversary!!! You much such lovely products – especially your flowers

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Linda Hyden April 15, 2017 - 17:46

Fabulous new dies, can’t wait to try them out.

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Diane Bakehouse April 15, 2017 - 18:44

Happy Anniversary! I love your products.

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Jessica Shurts April 15, 2017 - 20:39

Happy anniversary! I’m a fairly new fan, but love all of the gorgeous stamps you put out!

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karenajo April 15, 2017 - 21:34

Happy Anniversary ! Beautiful floral stamps and projects !

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janice rendon-davis April 15, 2017 - 23:14

Happy Anniversary! just beautiful

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Debra Clark April 15, 2017 - 23:29

Happy Anniversary, Congratulations on such a great product. I Love your stamps , dies and ink. I think the layering stamps are beautiful

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Jeanette McClurkin April 16, 2017 - 00:48

These bouquets are all so different, but all so striking.

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Roz M. April 16, 2017 - 05:11

Happy Birthday Altenew and congratulations on 3 amazing years of beautiful creativity!

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TracyM #6773 April 16, 2017 - 06:37

HAPPY 3rd Birthday!
… it feels just right saying that I wish you all a BEAUTIFUL day :)
Here’s to the next 3 years!

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Debbie Barba April 16, 2017 - 10:39

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!

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Robin April 16, 2017 - 12:56

Happy 3rd Anniversary. Thanks for all the wonderful products and for all the inspiration from the design team members.

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Lisa O April 16, 2017 - 14:15

Congratulations on your third anniversary!

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Marina April 16, 2017 - 15:43

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing, it is something to remember.

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Linda Davidson April 16, 2017 - 16:59

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!

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Rose Mary Garner April 16, 2017 - 17:06

Love your products!

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Patt H. April 16, 2017 - 17:16

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!!

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Amber P April 16, 2017 - 18:00

Gorgeous creations!!

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Sakeenah April 16, 2017 - 18:14

Congratulations on the 3rd year of beautiful creations. Your products and contributors are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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Kris April 16, 2017 - 18:39

I am in love with your products. I am so glade I found them.

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Karen P. April 16, 2017 - 21:34

Beautiful cards and beautiful company. Love Altenew.

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