New 2021 #AltenewFloweroftheMonth Social Media Challenge

by Altenew

The 2021 surprises just keep coming! We have a thrilling announcement to make today featuring a brand-new monthly challenge we are launching this year. Make way for our #AltenewFloweroftheMonth challenge.

flower 5As you know, at Altenew, we are all about flowers, so we thought that it was only fitting to celebrate 2021 by honoring the gorgeous florals you love.

Watch the video below or on YouTube to learn all about this new challenge:

Each month, we will focus on one flower and challenge you to create your own paper crafted creations with an Altenew product featuring that flower all month long. You may create a handmade card, scrapbook layout, journal page, home decor piece, or any other project of your choice.

Then, post your projects on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #AltenewFloweroftheMonth for the chance to win one of three $30 gift certificates to the Altenew shop. (Your account should be public so we can see your entries.) There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit. The more projects you create, the more chances you have to win! Be sure to use Altenew products for your projects, and submit your entries by January 31, 2021.

This month we are featuring CARNATIONS, the January birth flower and 1st wedding anniversary flower.


With their ruffled appearance and classic beauty, these flowers possess a charm and allure that continues to captivate people around the globe. The meaning of the word “carnation” includes fascination, distinction, and love. Its use in art and decor dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times. Carnations may come in the colors white, red, purple, pink, and green. They are worn on Mother's Day, teacher's day, and St. Patrick's Day.

Don't forget to check out our featured Altenew products for this January's flower of the month:

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You can use our Build-A-Flower: Carnation Layering Stamp & Die Set and Paint-A-Flower: Carnations Outline Stamp Set to create beautiful floral projects for this month's challenge.

Altenew Flower of the Month Challenge Inspiration

Whether you prefer layering or coloring, our Design Team members have created tons of beautiful projects on our blogs and YouTube channel that you can check out for inspiration.

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Check out Svitlana's post for a gorgeous floral card idea using our Build-A-Flower: Carnation Layering Stamp & Die Setand don't miss Erum's step-by-step watercoloring tutorial using our Paint-A-Flower: Carnations Outline Stamp Set.

Themed Challenge Prompts for This Month's Challenge

And that's not all. We also have some suggested themed challenges for you to try with the #AltenewFloweroftheMonth. 

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Try any of the following prompts for some inspiration for January's #AltenewFloweroftheMonth.

  • Make a handmade card or gift for your child’s teacher.

  • Create a project for every possible color carnations may come in.

  • Make a New Year resolution-themed project with carnations.

We can't wait to see the beautiful paper crafting projects you create with this breathtaking flower.

Are you ready to get started? Ready…Set…Craft!

Head over to our Instagram announcement post to enter our challenge now!

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Cindy C. January 16, 2021 - 9:47 AM

What fun challenge!! I would like to verify that if I must use Altenew’s Carnation stamp set. I am not in the US and even if I order a set today it will not arrive on time for me to make the challenge.

apalmer2019 January 18, 2021 - 10:06 PM

Nice challenge, something for everyone in the Altenew Group whole love flowers for sure.

Terri Trotter Earley January 28, 2021 - 8:57 AM

I’m excited about busting out stamps again. Can you share the flowers for the rest of the year? I would like to place an order so I can play along. I only have roses and peonies here 😂.


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