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Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)

Hello everyone! It’s Altenew’s 7th Birthday and we’re celebrating! You might have come here from Michelle’s Cards & stamps, so if that’s the case, then a big welcome!

I remember Altenew starting out just after I’d been involved with Card Idol which was a competition with the wonderful PaperCrafts magazine that sadly is no more. I remember hearing talk about Jennifer Rsaza and Tasnim Ahmed setting up a new business and I remember their first sets too! What a ride since. The company has grown and grown and I’m so happy for them. I created a card signifiying growth ( the leaves and flowers are growing out of the page…or that’s the look I was going for!!

I adored this Semi-Double Chrysanthemum Stamp and Die set– love their layering stamp sets! I’ve used different colours for the leaves to give it much better dimension.

This blog hop is being hosted over on the Altenew Card Blog so if you want the whole blog hop from the start, do start there. Every celebration is made better with prizes , right?

Giveaway Prizes

Over $1,400 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/18/2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 41 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/24/2021.

Altenew have arranged a special Birthday offer for you all !

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY7TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV21 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/8/2021 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/11/2021 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop here: Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. 

The sentiment is from Ornamental Bliss, which I also love; love the modern font! I’ve just stamped, die cut the flowers and leaves and added them onto the card using a lot of foam squares and weaving some of the leaves in and out of the flowers. It was fun creating this card! It’s time though to keep hopping. Next up is the amazing Lisa Spangler, so please hop along to her blog.

Thanks for joining me today, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALTENEW!

Keren x

(some links above are affiliate links which give me a little extra but at no extra cost to you! x)

Here’s the full list of the blog hop in case you get lost!

Altenew Blog

Amber Davis

Terri Koszler

Lilith Eeckels

Verity Biddlecombe

Butterfly Reflections Ink

Tania Ahmed

Tina Smith

Maryam Perez

Alex Syberia

Therese Calvird

Michelle’s Cards & Stamps

Keren Baker

Lisa Spangler

Laura Volpes

Galina Filippenko

Anna Mahtani

April 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm 198 comments

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Semi-Double Chrysanthemum Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a lovely Monday. I’m delighted to be involved with this special Build-A-Flower blog hop celebrating the release of the Semi-Double Chrysanthemum. The blog hop is starting at the Altenew Card Blog and the whole list is at the bottom of this post. You should have arrived here from Katrina Howe’s blog, or you can start at the Altenew’s Card Blog.

The set is really gorgeous and I chose to use it this way..

I know you don’t get chrysanthemums this colour, but I’m using artistic licence! This layering stamp set features a beautiful 4-layer chrysanthemum and three 3-layer leaves to add to your handmade cards, scrapbook layouts, bullet journal pages, and other DIY paper crafting projects. 

The Build-A-Flower: Semi-Double Chrysanthemum special edition stamp and die set is only sold as a bundle. It includes one 6″ x 8″ clear photopolymer stamp set (16 individual stamp images) and one coordinating die set (4 dies). You can get hold of the stamp and matching die set from the Altenew store here.

I love the sentiment and it fits so perfectly with the florals. You can create so many beautiful colours and shades just using different inks. I love the more neutral palette with the minty green aqua leaves. You can also get hold of a stamp/die and ink bundle plus if you have the Build-A-Flower subscription plan you can get your savings too.

I wanted to create layers without fuss, so added a layer of Grafix Duralar Matt film and added the extra flowers underneath so you can see the filtered images. It always amazes me just how much dimension and realism you can get from a stamp and ink. The multi step images are easy to line up.

You can see I’ve allowed some of the flowers to stick out past the matt film. It gives the card a frame without cluttering it too much. I added some black and white ink dots to add some movement into the card design. The sentiment is just stamped and white embossed onto some dark jade cardstock.

There’s also an exciting giveaway. What’s a celebration without prizes?! There’s $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/09/2021.

Before you go, there’s plenty more loveliness over at Laura Jane’s blog. We’d love you to continue hopping !

Altenew Card Blog

Virginia Lu

Nathalie DeSousa

Laurie Willison

Amanda Baldwin

Carol Hintermeier

Dana Joy

Jenny Colacicco

Katrina Howe

Keren Baker …You are HERE! …


Michelle Short

Rachael Shedeed

SathyaKala Sankaran


Terri Koszler

Verity Biddlecombe

March 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm 49 comments

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