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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Claire A September 4, 2021 - 6:40 PM

Lovely to see some new faces on the DT – looking forward to being inspired!

Greta H September 4, 2021 - 7:09 PM

Congrats to the new team members!

Andre M. September 4, 2021 - 8:00 PM

Congrats to Jenny, Michelle and Terri on joining this wonderful team of designers that provides so much gorgeous inspiration!

barbara lassiter September 4, 2021 - 8:46 PM

They are all fabulously talented and I look forward to seeing more of their work! Thanks for being our inspiration!

Donna L Walls September 4, 2021 - 10:25 PM

Congrats to Jenny, Michelle and Terri!

Aia Magiera September 4, 2021 - 11:08 PM

Jenny, Michelle and Terri.
Congrats on being a part of the card design team at Altenew. I can’t wait for inspiring ideas.
Jaycee and Natalie, congrats on your new gigs.
I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Marisela Delgado September 5, 2021 - 1:26 AM

What a fabulous addition to the design team! So excited to see their beautiful creations. Yay! Congrats!

Cynthia C. September 5, 2021 - 2:25 AM

Congrats!! 💕

Sadia Ashraf September 5, 2021 - 2:44 AM

A huge Congratulations to all of you! Excited to see you ladies on card design team . Love that we will get to learn more more about CAS and Mixed media from Video inspiration team.

Deborah Cooper September 5, 2021 - 2:50 AM

Looking forward to seeing Michelle, Jenny, and Terri’s projects with Altenew products. And for the change for Jaycee to the blog also. Yah!

Barb September 5, 2021 - 3:13 AM

Well done to all the new team members… Love seeing all the work by all of you.

Paula Mellows September 5, 2021 - 7:00 AM

Great to see some more Brits joining the great team at Altenew – good luck to you all

joni52 September 5, 2021 - 7:27 AM

Congratulations to the new Design Team members and thank you for your amazing inspiration! Looking forward to seeing your creativity.

Mirella Rogan September 5, 2021 - 8:18 AM

Welcome, I can’t wait to see more inspiration from you all!

Kailash September 5, 2021 - 8:44 AM

Congratulations to all these very talented designers!

Jennifer Leonard September 5, 2021 - 8:55 AM

Always a pleasure to see the growth in Altenew creative team!

Nicki Baxley September 5, 2021 - 8:55 AM

Congrats to all the new members!

Amy Cooley September 5, 2021 - 10:31 AM

Congrats to all the new design team members! Looking forward to all your inspiration projects.

Kim Simpson September 5, 2021 - 10:31 AM

How exciting! Congratulations to all of you! So looking forward to seeing your inspiration!

Donna de Gale-Kalloo September 5, 2021 - 10:42 AM

Welcome on board ladies! Looking forward to seeing your designs!

Ishani September 5, 2021 - 10:58 AM

Wow.. these ladies are power house of talent, ability to inspire and have flair to make us drool for products :D Many Congratulations to all of them.

Jane September 5, 2021 - 11:01 AM

Welcome to the new design team members.

Esther Hernandez September 5, 2021 - 11:29 AM

I am so excited for the three of you! I can’t wait tonlearn from you more than I already have!

beccab33324 September 5, 2021 - 12:30 PM

Amazing designers who will fit in so perfectly with Altenew!!

Lauryne Cunningham September 5, 2021 - 12:46 PM

Congratulations to the new DT members! Looking forward to seeing more of your inspirational projects!

scrapperatheart September 5, 2021 - 1:33 PM

Congrats to the new card makers to the Altenew Team! I am familiar with 2 out of the 3 new DT members and look forward to seeing all of their work. Enjoy your new gig!

Alexandra Y September 5, 2021 - 2:13 PM

Welcome all!!!! So excited to see more of what Jenny, Terri, and Michelle create!

Ann Taylor September 5, 2021 - 2:34 PM

Welcome everyone to the Design Team. I’ve enjoyed seeing all your Guest Designer cards and look forward to seeing more!

Libby Templeton September 5, 2021 - 2:59 PM

Welcome!! Looking forward to your work :-)

Jo Summers September 5, 2021 - 3:50 PM

Congratulations Ladies, so excited to see a few more designers from my neck of the woods. You have amazing talent and deserve your places on the team. Love Jo Summers x

Jacqueline Hedlund September 5, 2021 - 3:52 PM

Hi and welcome to Altenew. I am looking forward to see your creativity!

Inkin' Chickie September 5, 2021 - 4:35 PM

Congratulations to the new team members! So many great looking project design ideas shown. Looking forward to have a revisit on some and the new project shares to come.

roxanne tellini September 5, 2021 - 6:10 PM

It’s J.C. (Jenny) and Jaycee! I say that to myself whenever I see them in the same hop. Looking forward to seeing more!

Jeanne Beam September 5, 2021 - 9:14 PM

A big welcome to the new designers! Congrats…

Sue McRae September 5, 2021 - 10:24 PM

Fabulous additions to the design team! I’m looking forward to all their Altenew creations!

britedesignsstudio September 5, 2021 - 10:32 PM

So exciting for these ladies!! I can’t wait to see their designs on the blog.

Tricia Podmore September 5, 2021 - 11:22 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Ladies! Looking forward to see your projects with new techniques, tips, and tricks. Enjoy and have fun.
Keep believing and creating 🙏

Subhashini S September 6, 2021 - 3:13 AM

It’s fabulous to see the lovely makers join this team! Congrats

Wanda S Radler September 6, 2021 - 9:11 AM

Congratulations new team members. Looking forward to more inspiration.

Stacey Kowbel September 6, 2021 - 9:29 AM

Congrats to the new team members! Looking forward to seeing your creativity and designs!

Maria del Valle September 6, 2021 - 9:36 AM

Welcome ladies!! Love to see more of your creative talents!

Kelsey Thomas September 6, 2021 - 10:27 AM

Congratulations and welcome to the team! :)

Rosali B. September 6, 2021 - 10:28 AM

Congratulations to all three of you!! You are very talented ladies!
And some extra hugs to my crafty friend Michelle, super excited for you! <3

Sharon Fangsrud September 6, 2021 - 11:01 AM

Congratulations to the new design team members. I look forward to your inspiration!

Denise Bryant September 6, 2021 - 11:11 AM

Welcome and congrats to the new team members!

Dee Earnshaw September 6, 2021 - 2:28 PM

OMG what an incredible line up -looking forward to being inspired:)

Sandra Baggarly September 6, 2021 - 2:42 PM

Welcome & congrats! I’ve loved all of your work as seen through blog hops & look forward to more great inspiration.

Mary September 6, 2021 - 4:59 PM

Congratulations to all the wonderful and talented ladies !

Jacinda September 6, 2021 - 11:43 PM

Congratulations! I can’t wait to see all the lovely creations!

Li Cous September 7, 2021 - 1:58 AM

A warm welcome to all of you! I’m excited to see more of your creations.

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