Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

by jenniferrzasa

Blog Hop Graphic 1Welcome to Altenew's annual Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop!

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are approaching and this can be a difficult time for seniors who are in nursing homes or shelters. We want these important people to feel loved, celebrated, and honored, so we have organized the Celebrating Parents Card Drive (visit the link for more details).

To celebrate the drive, I created two cards using rustic-colored card bases: Parchment and Spicy Yogurt.

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I know this is a perfectly normal thing for most card makers, but I very rarely use card bases that aren't white! It was fun to try something a bit different.

First up, a card for Mother's Day.

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I used our Painted Rose Stamp Set and decided to let some of that beautiful Spicy Yogurt Cardstock shine through. This was achieved by only stamping the second and third layers of the rose and leaves. Since I die cut each part, it lets your eye fill in the rest of the shape where some of the colors are missing.

A sentiment from Stunning Cosmos finishes the card!

DSC 0150 smallMy second project is for Father's Day.

First, I stamped the Wood Pallet Background using Embossing Ink onto Parchment Cardstock. The image is from our Cotton Comfort Stamp Set. I thought the cotton plant was a great option to keep things masculine, yet still, have a bit of nature on the card. I then used three colored pencils (white, dark green, and light green) to quickly color the image.

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The sentiment was stamped using words from Family Matters Extras and Extended Family Stamp SetsI hope you like my projects!


20% of the profits earned from select stamp sets (Best Dad, Painted Rose, Penned Rose, Extra Special, and Best Mom) by 6/17/2018 will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

Donation Stamps


Save 35% off on the Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle from 4/20/2018 until 4/23/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed to enjoy this deal. While supplies last!

APRIL 2018 Best Dad BundlePRIZES

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by May 6th at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced here on the Altenew blog on Mother’s Day, May 13th, 2018.


Your first stop on the hop is Kathy Racoosin. Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/guests who are participating today:

Altenew <— You are here.
Kathy Racoosin
Kristina Pokazanieva
Svitlana Shayevich
Vicky Papaioannou
Rubeena Ianigro
Olga Moss
Reiko Tsuchida
Laurie Willison
Laura Jane
Erum Tasneem
Barb Engler
Nina-Marie Trapani
Enza Gudor
Isha Gupta
Laurel Beard
Mayline Jung
Emily Leiphart
Karin Åkesdotter
Marge Yoon
Heidi Jakobs


Parchment Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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Spicy Yogurt Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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Cotton Comfort Stamp Set
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Cotton Comfort Die
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Extended Family Stamp Set
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Family Matters Extras Stamp Set
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Wood Pallet Background Stamp Set
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Painted Rose Stamp Set
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Painted Rose Die Set
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Pinkalicious Crisp Dye Ink
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Rubellite Crisp Dye Ink
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Sweet Leaf Crisp Dye Ink
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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Embossing Ink
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Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set
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S Jen



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Kris in Alaska April 29, 2018 - 2:20 AM

I love hops like these!

Stacey Kowbel April 30, 2018 - 11:37 AM

So many beautiful projects! Can’t wait to see what everyone in the hop has to show!

Denise Bryant May 2, 2018 - 4:18 PM

What pretty cards, and an awesome cause! I just lost my aunt, who had been in a care facility. I visited weekly, but I know many of the residents there had no family nearby. I know the cards will be cherished!

Miriam Prantner May 4, 2018 - 9:55 AM

Great hop and projects! And what a wonderful cause!

F. Andre May 4, 2018 - 2:13 PM

This is such an important cause to support. It’s always great when we can contribute to others’ happiness. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards.

Yasmine Omar May 4, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Beautiful idea and lovely cards!

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