Exciting News: Welcoming NEW Altenew Card Design Team Members + Giveaway

by Altenew

Hello, crafters! We have some thrilling news to start September off on a great note. Our Card Design Team is growing by FOUR members!

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Please join us in giving a hearty welcome to Jenny Colacicco, Terri Kozsler, and Michelle Short.

You may recognize these talented crafters, as they have all served as guest designers for many of our release blog hops in the past. We absolutely love their card making styles and are thrilled to have them on the team.

Without further ado, let's get to know a little about our new design team members.

Jenny Colacicco

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Jenny is originally from England but moved to New York in 2010 for what she planned to be just a couple of years for her job in financial services risk. But 11 years later, she’s still here, living in Westchester, NY with her husband and her daughter/cardmaker-to-be.

She has been crafting (collecting pretty paper) most of her life, becoming a cardmaker not long after moving to the USA, where she discovered YouTube, starting her own channel a few years later. Jenny has designed for several challenge teams, as well as stamp and crafting companies, and she especially loves techniques such as no-line watercoloring, stenciling, and layered die cutting, particularly when she can throw in a little dark cardstock for dramatic effect!   jen

​​You can find Jenny’s creations on her blog and connect with her on Youtube, Facebook and Instagram.

Michelle Short


Michelle is a papercrafter, blogger, and creative content creator from London, UK. She has a degree in Healthcare Practice and became qualified as a nurse in 2008. She has always been crafty in one way or another but was introduced to card making over 15 years ago and has never looked back! She started her blog in 2007 and YouTube channel in 2011. Throughout the years, she has been part of several design teams and has been published in magazines. Michelle’s style is clean and simple, but she does like to incorporate different techniques (including getting inky!) into her CAS style. 

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You can find Michelle’s creations on her blog and connect with her on YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram

Terri Koszler

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Terri lives in Bristol, United Kingdom with her husband and two teenage children. She has a qualification in supporting teaching and learning in schools. Terri started crafting while on maternity leave 18 years ago as a way to keep calm. She believes that to have a place in her craft room, a product has to be versatile and have multiple uses.

She has been part of several design teams over the years, published in several magazines, and had her work featured on HSN, Hochanda, Create and Craft TV, and QVC. Her style can vary from time to time, although deep down she’s a CAS paper crafter at heart. Terri also runs the Altenew Fan group on Facebook as well as being an Altenew Certified Educator.

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Who's excited to welcome these three amazing ladies to our Card Design Team?! We can't wait to see what these two will be sharing with us in the upcoming months.

There's more!

We are thrilled to announce that another familiar face will be joining us here on the Card Blog. Please join us in welcoming the very talented Jaycee Gaspar from our Video Inspiration Team. He will now be sharing his inspiring projects on the Card Blog, as well.

Our wonderful Nathalie DeSousa from our Mixed Media Design Team will also be joining our Video Inspiration Team! You can keep up with all of our new designers on our Card Blog, Mixed Media Blog, and YouTube channel.


We'd love to hear from you! Leave our NEW Card Design Team members some love in the comment section below and get a chance to win one of three $30 gift certificates to our store! Winners will be announced on 9/9/2021 on this post.

While you're here, check out the other amazing members of our Card Design Team HERE. Thank you for dropping by!


As promised, we have randomly chosen the winners of the $30 gift certificate to our store from the comments left in this post. The winners are Sharon Fangsrud, Kim Simpson, Paula Mellows.

How to claim your prize:

Congratulations! Please send a screenshot of your winning comment or a link to this blog post to winner@altenew.com. Use the subject line “New Card DT Members Giveaway Winner”.

Thank you to everyone who left wonderful comments!


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Tina Kahles September 7, 2021 - 4:19 AM

Welcome to our new team members, it looks like we’ll be well inspired with the beautiful cards you make, I can’t wait!

Mely September 7, 2021 - 5:44 AM


shawninaz September 7, 2021 - 3:43 PM

Wow I’m most familiar with Micheles work which I adore but thrilled with all of the new designers! Altenew always inspires me with their incredible design team!

M.FATEMA September 7, 2021 - 9:07 PM

Congratulations to all the new DT members!!
Looking forward to all the lovely inspiration and creations!

donna mikasa September 10, 2021 - 9:58 PM

Looking forward to being inspired by the new DT members! Congrats, all!

Melinda Betts September 15, 2021 - 10:43 PM

It’s 9/15/21 , and I’m just now getting your email. I hate missing out on little freebies. What can I do to get the emails on time?

Linda BL September 16, 2021 - 12:24 AM

A warm welcome to the new design team members..looking forward to seeing their card designs.

Rema DeLeeuw September 16, 2021 - 2:36 AM

Congrats to all the new members!

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