Video : Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop & Giveaway!


This week is MASSIVE, it’s Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary and you already know that they know how to celebrate in style as well as give you the opportunity to WIN too, but more about that later.

Today it’s time for the Card Design Team to hop and we are so lucky to be joined by some incredibly talented papercrafters, you should have arrived here from Jennifer McGuires blog, and she never fails to inspire! (scroll down for the full hop list)

Here are some of my Altenew faves….

So…  In keeping with the party atmosphere I thought it would be fun to create a fun set of cards using some of the mini stamp sets from Altenew, and these Fair themed images seemed perfect!

Altenew - Carousel - Ferris Wheel - Celebrate - Lostinpaper (card) 1 copy

I used the Splash of Color set to create a bright background for the Carousel and Ferris Wheel images.

Altenew - Carousel - Ferris Wheel - Celebrate - Lostinpaper (card) 1 copy

The background here was ink blended through the Halftone Stencil and the sentiment was die cut with the Inline Alpha die set.

Altenew - Ferris Wheel - Halftone Stencil - Inline Alpha Die - Lostinpaper (card) 1 copy

Altenew - Ferris Wheel - Halftone Stencil - Inline Alpha Die - Lostinpaper (card) 1 copy

Altenew - Carousel - Celebrate - Lostinpaper (card) 1 copy

Here I stamped a Carousel background and heat embossed the sentiment from the Celebrate Stamp Set.

Altenew - Carousel - Celebrate - Lostinpaper (card) 1 copy

and finally a more graphic style design using some cardstock from the New Day Card Kit with the Carousel and Ferris Wheel images.  Scroll down for the video link.

Altenew - Carousel - Ferris Wheel - New Day Card Kit (card video) 1 copy

Altenew - Carousel - Ferris Wheel - New Day Card Kit (card video) 1 copy

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.


Special Offer

FREE US Shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout.  Offer valid from April 11th through April 16th at 11:59pm EDT.  Not valid on prior purchases.  Cannot be combined with other promo codes.



Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

Blog Hop Order
Debby Hughes
Stephanie Buice
Svitlana Shayevich
Jennifer McGuire
Therese Calvird
Carissa Wiley
Pretty Pink Posh
Meghann Andrew
Nicole Picadura
Virginia Lu


From here you are off to visit the fantabulous Carissa Wiley (told you there was some incredible papercrafters on this hop)!  Have fun hopping!

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346 thoughts on “Video : Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop & Giveaway!

  1. These are all so amazing. I might have overlooked that stamp set until I saw your great cards.

  2. Wow!! You totally rocked this set of stamps!! I would never have thought of using these the way you did. So creative!!

  3. I can almost hear the music that goes with these cards of yours! Awesome design.

  4. Can’t tell you enough how much I like the unique ways you used just one simple stamp set. I particularly like the splash of color background. Thanks for your inspiration!

  5. Only three years? It looks like you have done an awful lot in that short a time. Love the layered stamp looks.

  6. Your cards are gorgeous and I love love love the colors. So versatile. Thank you for sharing.

  7. These cards are lovely. I really love the carousel card with watercolor splashes behind it. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Great way to use mini and small stamps! And use up those small pices of paper I just can’t bring myself to throw away!

  9. Awesome cards! I ❤️ all of them but my favorite is the pretty pink merry go round card! My granddaughter is turning 5on April 30th and I know she would love a card like this! I am going to be placing my order as soon as I am done today’s leg of this amazing hop! TFS!

  10. Love your Splash of Color card with carousel and ferris wheel…CAS …Happy Colors…Well done! <3
    *Piece of Art …I would frame this card for ALL to enjoy! Reminds me of 50th State Fair…Cherished and Treasured Memories!

  11. I absolutely adore how you used and combined these two mini stamps to create beautiful cards!! Love the variety of looks you got and also so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  12. What fun, happy cards!! Love that color splash background especially. Thanks for sharing.

  13. They are all so much fun, but I would not have known how much work it was to do the “graphic” card if I hadn’t seen it on the video. I wonder if heating to release the tape will work with paper. I just saw that tip this morning, but the idea had more to do with removing labels and using the heat tool to loosen the glue a bit. Hmmmm….I sense an experiment coming up. (After I finish this marvelous hop, of course.)

  14. Such fun! I love the splashes of color behind the images on the first cards. And, the video is great, too.

  15. Great cards! I love the Halftone stencil and anxiously awaiting for it to be back in stock again.

  16. I really love these cards! What a great idea to cut the images down and use the different blocks. I also really like the card with the splash of color background. These are so fun!

  17. These are beautiful! I love the faded dot look background and the tiles with the partial stamp is so intriguing. ❤️ The carousel is so fun!! Thank you for sharing!

  18. Therese, I just love what you did with these carousel and Ferris wheel stamps. Your cards and video have shown how versatile these stamps can be. Thanks for sharing both and being part of this blog hop.

  19. Truth is that these mini sets just charm the pants off me. Love how you’ve used them so effectively.

  20. The romance of a carousel and ferris wheel is captured in all of your cards. Wish that I could still ride on them in my old age..but alas, they make me dizzy.

  21. Love the blocks! One of my favorite stamp sets (way before Altenew existed) was the Shadow Stamps. I made many cards using blocked backgrounds.

  22. Wonderful way to use the stamps. Love all the cards they are simple and beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  23. So many fabulous cards, Therese … including your favourites collage! I’m especially taken by the first fairground one with the bright splatters … such a great sense of energy and movement … perfect with those fun images! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  24. Great designs with an unassuming little stamp set! I can tell that you had lots of fun with this!

  25. Cool technique. I don’t think I would have bought that stamp set before seeing what you did with it! TFS

  26. Love the ways you used these mini stamp sets, especially the card with the splashes of color behind the silhouettes. Thanks for the inspiration and the video!

  27. LOVE your cards! Very creative and different (in a good way!). Just shows how much variety you can get out of one stamp set. Thank you for the chance to win!

  28. Hi Therese, I just adore your cards! What a cool take on this stamp set. I never would have thought of this design! So creative. Thanks for the video, it is fascinating to watch your process!

  29. Love all the cards and video, especially how you use the mini stamp sets to make the last card.

  30. The Splash of colour and halftone Altenew stamp and stencil produce such a unique effect for the card backgrounds – love them

  31. I never have enough creativity to play with mini stamps ! Can’t wait to watch your video when I get home tonight! Love your clean and beautiful cards!

  32. Great cards! I just got the halftone stencil and am excited to use it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  33. Such a beautiful collection of cards, Therese! I love how you played with the Ferris Wheel and Carousel stamps…so fun!

  34. What fun and beautiful cards. I really like the carousel card with the splash of color behind it. So quick and easy, yet fun and stylish. Thanks for sharing!

  35. I love Carousels and Wheels and these cards are awesome. I use to collect carousels until I got so many I had to give it up. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  36. I have seen the Nuvo drops and they look very interesting and fun. I’ll have to try them soon.

  37. so many different ideas! I think I really love the splash of color. Easter Blessings, Lisa

  38. I feel like I’ve been to the fair with your cards today. You used the images in lots of fun ways. Thanks

  39. I love love the different colored squares card. Great colors and such a neat design. Thanks for sharing!

  40. I think these are all so energetic!! I am going to have to revisit that mini-stamp set. So lovely. Thanks for your great inspiration and for hopping with the Altenew celebration.

  41. I’ve never noticed the Carousel and Ferris Wheel stamps before – you’ve highlighted them beautifully in your fabulous cards!

  42. I always enjoy your work and your videos. You make it seem simple, but not simplistic. I particularly like the carousel cards. The one with the splashes of color is wonderful. And I have the half-tone stencil, so it was great to see you use it with different colors.

  43. I LOVE all of these but the first one has especially stolen my heart. Those splashes of colour are so cool!

  44. Your cards using the ferris wheel and merry-go-round stamps are just so much fun! Love them all, Therese. And, I have to tell you that your card that uses “Best Mom” stamp set is the reason I bought that set!

  45. I love the carousel and and ferris wheel stamps — love the way you used color to make a statement.

  46. Lovely card inspiration for using smaller images!! My first time visiting your blog-I love it!

  47. i never would have thought to purchase this stamp set and I love how you used it here in so many ways. Thank you Terese.

  48. I love to see so many ways to use a stamp set! Very creative, very inspiring! Thank you.

  49. I love what you did with this card. it got my wheels turning. Thanks for the inspiration.

  50. Not a stamp I’d think of to buy, but it really makes (well, YOU make…. 😉 ) some amazing cards!

  51. This isn’t a stamp set that I would normally purchase. However, you have really shown the versatility with your amazing designs!

  52. Wow Therese what a fabulous collection of cards. I so wish I had come to see this sooner, just did a shop and saw these mini stamps and by passed them. Then you show me these wonderful ideas, now I need to shop again. Wonderful inspiration, I knew I should have bought them.

  53. I enjoyed the idea and will definitely try your design. Thankyou for sharing your talents.

  54. Your videos are so enjoyable to watch. I love the cards you created for Altenew’s 3rd anniversary – they are clever & unique. You have given me the incentive to try using some of my mini-stamps that I’ve never used before!

  55. Love your fun style and cards! I always enjoy what you create. Thanks for sharing on this amazing blog hop!!

  56. What great ideas on how to use a small stamp set. I’d actually missed seeing this one, will have to go look again!

  57. I love the variety of styles you showcased. You really highlighted the versatility of this fun set. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

  58. Every single one looks so festive and fun, yet is simple. I love them all. Thanks for the inpiration!

  59. I love how you featured the Carousel & Ferris Wheel minis – I have the Carousel, but now I NEED that Ferris Wheel 😉 Such gorgeous inspiration!

  60. Oh my gosh! All your cards are so amazing. The possibilities that you have shown with the mini stamp sets is so so stunning! i loved the first card the most 🙂

  61. OMG! Thank you x a zillion, Therese, for showcasing an array of incredible cards using these mini sets, both of which reside in my collection! I hope you don’t mind if I CASE them, so I, too, can have something pretty to share with family and friends! I wish I had a stronger vocabulary to describe my responses to your talents (here and in all your posts), but words eclipse me…your artistry is simply phenomenal! I”m putting hopping on hold for a bit as I’m heading back to gaze at these beauties for a while longer!

  62. Oh, I have these stamp sets and love them. Thank you so much, Therese, for the inspiration, love all of your cards! Altenew is known for their flowers, but they offer so much more. I’ve got guys, lots of guys, in my life who love getting my cards, but flowers are not their thing. So I love getting more inspiration on other types of sets.

  63. What a great batch of cards! I especially like the colorful splatters paired with the black outline stamps.

  64. All the cards are wonderful but I was really
    struck by the card with the squares.
    Love how the stamps were divided into
    sections. Fun idea.
    thanks for sharing.

  65. I like the use of white space on your cards. You draw interest to the design, and your cards don’t seem cluttered.

  66. I’ve always admired your work, Therese. I think my favorite so far is the last one you just shared! WOW! Super eye catching and a layout you don’t see very often! Thanks for the inspiration!

  67. These are all so fun!! They definitely feel like a celebration! Great images and fabulous colors!

  68. Great ideas and gorgeous cards – thank you for sharing!
    I love mini stamp sets, aside from the great price point they also tend to have rather unique images, I just love that carousel!

  69. Very pretty and fun cards! It’s great to see the different techniques you can use with a stamp. Thank you very much for the video!

  70. WONDERFUL cards, old and new!
    LOVE the colours and designs, especially your florals and cupcakes!
    Thank You for sharing and inspiring 🙂

  71. These are adorable cards! Love the way you used these mini stamps! Thanks for the video! Loving this blog hop! So much talent and inspiration here! Thanks for sharing yours!

  72. Thanks for showcasing the tremendous versatility of these great little stamps sets: your cards are lovely! Thanks also for re-visiting your favourite Altenew creations (I still LOVE your cupcake card!).

  73. Always love your cards. Altenew has done it again with a great new release. It is so fun to see this company growing Happy Birthday Altenew!!!

  74. This is my first time to your blog, but not my last. Your cards are beautiful and very creative! Thank you for sharing them

  75. Outstanding cards! Great use for the mini Altenew stamps! My fave is “It’s your birthday”!

  76. All fun, happy, colourful cards; I like them a lot !
    Thank you for the inspiration you give us.
    Happy Easter Greetings from Belgium.

  77. What a great collection of cards. I love seeing the variety you made from the same stamps. I especially like the first one with the pastel blotches…. so pretty.

  78. I always enjoy and admire your work. I especially like the way you used the “splash of color” stamp to color with.

  79. What cute layouts! I love the way you added color to them but didn’t take away from the main focus.

  80. So creative! :Love how you made 4 totally different cards and they’re all wonderful. Great inspiration!

  81. I love what you’ve done with these minis. I have several and use them quite often for backgrounds on cards. I don’t however, have the carousel or the merry go round, I will be adding them asap. Thanks for the inspiration.

  82. I like how you have used the carousel to make a background with a simple sentiment on the front to finish the card.

  83. What a wonderful set of cards. Love the subtle colors and all of the unique layouts. As always, thank you for your wonderful video. Love them all!

  84. The half tone stencil is my fave! I especially like you used the mini stamps as the focus point.

  85. amazing creations Therese! love the many different styles you created using these fun sets, I especially love the way you created the backgrounds, thanks for sharing!

  86. wooow Therese so many idea with that carousel Stamp set I really love them all
    the one with splatter colors is cuuute and cool
    and the one with squares woooww my fav
    great post thanks for sharing

  87. Love your circus-themed cards, Therese, and great color choices! The Splash of Color really pops. Your last card of squares is very clever. Great hop with beautiful cards!

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