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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Lisascreativeniche April 16, 2017 - 10:17 PM

I have followed your from the beginning and I’m so glad I have… Your stamps are incredible, and all of your products work perfectly together!

Jana Cvijovic April 17, 2017 - 3:31 AM

Happy anniversary! Just keep on going! You are amazing!

Lady Joyful (Charlotte E) April 17, 2017 - 4:22 AM

Happy Anniversary! What beautiful creations. I love your fabulous products – they’re so much fun to create with.

kReN@afourthlife April 17, 2017 - 7:29 AM

It’s wonderful to celebrate an anniversary. I am new to Altenew. Altenew hit the crafty scene with such a joyful noise! So much to love working with. Always something new and different to tickle our fancy.

Kim Faucher April 17, 2017 - 10:27 AM

So very excited to be hopping along! Congrats on 3 years!

Tracy Lustick April 17, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Congratulations for 3 inspirational years of creating life in stamps ! Hop , hop ?

Nicole Rinaldi April 17, 2017 - 11:26 AM

I just ordered my first stamps from Altenew and I can’t wait to get my hands on them. Happy anniversary!

Ola April 17, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Happy anniversary!!! Love your stamps and your blog, full of inspiration! ?

Kleri F April 17, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Happy anniversary!!!Thank you for the continuous inspiration!

Karen Hayes April 17, 2017 - 4:43 PM

I’ve been a Altenew fan since the start! Congratulations, I hope to see Altenew for years to come!

Lisa Darrow April 17, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Happy 3rd Anniversary Altenew! Your products are amazing! Kudos to you and your awesome design team!

Robyn Ikemoto April 17, 2017 - 8:41 PM

Happy anniversary Altenew! Love your floral stamps — can’t seem to stop buying them!

Linnea Sundstrom April 17, 2017 - 8:47 PM

always need to remind myself that my supplies don’t have to only be used for cards! Happy Anniversary!

Zelda April 17, 2017 - 10:42 PM

Congratulations on three fantastic years! What an amazing contribution to this industry. You should be very proud indeed!

Jackie S April 18, 2017 - 7:43 AM

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many more year of great success!

Jackie P. April 18, 2017 - 9:51 AM

Congratulations on 3 years of creating and inspiring!! I discovered Altenew about 5/6 months ago and I will tell you that I absolutely love what I see! I don’t have a lot of your products but what I do have I love and I have a tonne of things on my ever growing wishlist. Wishing you many more fabulous years of amazing success!!!

Diane Bakehouse April 18, 2017 - 5:04 PM

A fantastic 1st day of inspiration. Happy anniversary!

Kerry April 18, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Awesome inspiration! Fabulous blog hop!

Karina April 18, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Happy anniversary

Becky Evans April 18, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Such beautiful stamps and wonderful to see all the beautifully colored creations made with them.

Julie Ngai April 18, 2017 - 6:43 PM

Love your stamps!

Kathy April 18, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Congrats! Beautiful, beautiful flower stamps. Thanks!

Tiffany April 18, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Congratulations ?

Cris G. April 18, 2017 - 10:12 PM

Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary, Altenew… and let them be a lot more :)!!!

Bronwyn Hodgson April 18, 2017 - 10:26 PM

Your laying stamps are simply divine, congratulations on your anniversary.

Kim Whitmyer April 18, 2017 - 10:55 PM

Rally just discovered you (I’m fairly new to stamping and card making) but I am looking forward to learning more about your products and gathering inspiration from you all.

Elizabeth G April 19, 2017 - 12:02 AM

Wow congrats on the three years, Amazing. there have been some amazing products made to use.

Magdalena April 19, 2017 - 1:19 AM

Happy anniversary! I’m so glad I discovered you – your products are amazing. I’m new to cardmaking and scrapbooking, and you are a hudge inspiration. And what a great Team! I try to watch every video on Facebook ? Thank you so much for the opportunity to improve my skills and develop mu passion with you.

Susan Livingstone April 19, 2017 - 2:04 AM

Happy anniversary. I do love the altenew stamps. I do love to see the samples that your design team create. Thank you for all your hard work

Ola April 19, 2017 - 7:57 AM

Happy anniversary! Love all your stamps! ???

Judy B April 19, 2017 - 11:11 AM

Your stamps are so beautiful. Love your decor pieces.❤️

faye douglas April 20, 2017 - 12:12 AM

Such gorgeous stamps

jan metcalf April 20, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Three years awesome!! Thank you so much for the inspiration day in and day out! A Beautiful Day, Coffee Love, Trophy Life, Painted Flowers are all favorite sets of mine! Am awaiting my Rain or Shine set! Would love to have them all but the budget requires a slow collection process!

Betsy April 20, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Wow, congratulations on your three year anniversary! Your company is definitely one of my top companies to watch for your beautiful products and incredible inspiration. You guys (girls!) are always leaders with your innovation with both your products and projects. Cheers, and here’s hoping you keep up the great work for SO many years to come.

Big paper hugs,
Betsy (looking at the gray skies of the Seattle suburbs)

MelissaF April 20, 2017 - 8:35 PM

I love these framed art pieces, perfect gifts! Congrats on Altenew, still amazing and inspiring us!

Arianna Barbara April 21, 2017 - 3:51 AM

Wow! Happy Anniversary!!!

Ann Marie Greenspan April 21, 2017 - 8:55 AM

Such beautiful cards with gorgeous stamps. I do not own any Altenew stamps but would love the opportunity to try one. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Anniversary, many more to come hopefully!

Angie Hall April 21, 2017 - 2:30 PM

What great cards to start the blog hop. Can’t wait to see what everyone has created.

Nicole F April 21, 2017 - 5:59 PM

What a great card and what a wonderful giveaway!

Kathy Schweinfurth April 21, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Such gorgeous works of art!!!

Dale alessi April 21, 2017 - 6:28 PM

Awesome!!!!!! Love!!!

Janet Sexton April 21, 2017 - 9:47 PM

Congratulations on 3 years, here’s to many more.

Dorothy Toney April 21, 2017 - 9:49 PM

I love Altenew stamps!!

Beverly Chester April 21, 2017 - 10:04 PM

Such Amazing art and wonderful products! Love watching all the videos and blogs!

Gina Howe April 21, 2017 - 10:57 PM

Wow! Can’t wait to see all of the neat projects using these beautiful stamps!

Donna Knipfer April 21, 2017 - 11:10 PM

Love the flower layered stamps. Beautiful day being one of my favorites. I own quite a few of the layered stamps already but you can never have too many. Exciting giveaway. Thank You Altenew for the opportunity to win one of these awesome prizes.

Kathy Benjamin April 21, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Peony Bouquet is my all time favourite stamp set. It’s what introduced me to your beautiful products. Happy Anniversary

Andrea April 21, 2017 - 11:58 PM

love your layaring stamps make me look like an artist

Brenda Lilley April 22, 2017 - 1:00 AM

Happy 3rd Birthday, Altenew! You just keep getting better and better!

Janet Swanlady21 April 22, 2017 - 2:07 AM

Congratulations on your 3rd Birthday! You have made wonderful products and have your own special style. And we love them!

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