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Altenew 10th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway (over $3,500 in Total Prizes)

Join us in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Altenew! I have been in love with Altenew products since they appeared on the scene 10 years ago. Today, I will be compiling some of my favorite projects over the last year. There are so many prizes today so don’t forget to comment to be entered in the giveaway. While you are here, sign up for my newsletter to get a Rainbow Copic Colors FREEBIE – πŸ‘‰click here.πŸ‘ˆ

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This purple beauty was one of my favorite Altenew cards this year! I created a YouTube Tutorial HERE on this card because I loved it so much!

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This wedding embossing folder was so inspiring that I created 5 different cards in a YouTube Tutorial HERE. I love that the embossing folder is the show stopper of this card!

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This card wins the prize for most details and best vintage style! I stepped out of my comfort zone with these dusty purples and was amazed at how this turned out. YouTube Tutorial HERE

Let’s look at all the prizes you can win by commenting today! Tell me your favorite card in the comments.

Giveaway prizes

Over $3,500 in total prizes! We are giving away a $50 Altenew gift certificate to 10 winners, a $20 ArtistrybyAltenew gift certificate to 5 winners, and an online paper crafting class ($39.99 value) from Altenew Academy Online Class to 14 winners. There are also 28 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 04/16/2024 for a chance to win one of 68 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 68 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 04/19/2024.

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This Post Has 274 Comments

  1. Hi from Colorado! I’m glad to come across your blog and will visit it often for inspiration. Your cards are beautiful. Thank you-

  2. Greetings from the Colorado Mountains! Love the purple beauty too, like so many others who have posted here! Thanks loads for posting the video!

  3. Hi from Chicago!

    Wow! The purple card is just stunning! All of your cards are lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi from MA. These cards are all beautiful. My favorite is the first and I will be watching your instructional video. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi from Indiana! I am a purple person, so the first and last cards are my favorites. While each are so different, they all are lovely! . I also enjoy Altenew’s mini ink cube color palettes, which are perfect for the layered stamping technique! Thank you for these cards and the video tutorials!

  6. Hello from MD. I love your gorgeous cards. I especially like the last one one with the pinpoint pierce look.

  7. Hi from Delaware! Hope you are having a beautiful day! I love your purple card with purple embossed rose, and golden accents! So simple yet elegant, and perfect as a sympathy card! I am excited about all the opportunities to be entered into these giveaways from various companies in honor of Altenew’s 10th Anniversary! Congratulations! I would love to win one of these giveaways to help me better bring joy to others through the cards and scrapbooks I make.

  8. Hello from Locust Grove, Virginia. I love all of your cards and the wedding embossing folder is stunning.

  9. Hello from WA state. A big CONGRATS to Altenew for the 10th anniversary! Your cards are all beautiful. I’m in love with the third. I never think to use dies over an image background.

  10. Hi from Florida. Stunning cards. So colorful. Love all the designs but the big roses really stand out! Amazing card.

  11. Beautiful cards, all of them! I love all the details from the embossing, coloring and layering. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. πŸ’œ Love Gold as my accent color as well. This purple floral was neat to see how you took it from a light purple to dramatic by using ink creatively. Thanks for the tip on using a paint brush to accent further into the deboss image. Hello from Northern Manitoba Canada. 12 hrs from Polar Bears!

  13. Hi from sunny SC! They are all beautiful cards, but the third one definitely is my fave!! I love the interest of the debossing over the flowers – such an eye-catching design! I need to remember that for the future in my own craft room! TFS!!

  14. Hi from Cincinnati Ohio! Love all of your cards but my favorite is the purple and floral. It is so elegant! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  15. Hello from Kansas :). The sunflower state! Picking a favorite is hard. It would have to be between the rainbow birthday card and the πŸ’œ flower card. But I really really like the wedding card too! Beautifully done on all. ❀️

  16. Hello from Kansas! I love your cards Nicki. Not sure if I can pick a favorite, but the wedding one is beautiful!

  17. Hi Nicki, Got hooked up with you from one of the card maker summits and have followed you ever since. I love the male cards that you make and have made a couple myself for birthdays. These are beautiful cards, but I really love the Hugs card.

    1. Thank you so much! I love to hear that you are part of my community! I was getting out a card for one of my boys today and realized I need more masculine cards asap so will probably be making some more of those soon!! 😊

  18. Hello from Eastern Minnesota! Purple is my favorite color so maybe that’s why I love this card so much! Thank you.

      1. WOW! I wish I knew someone getting married! That one is beautiful. I have the pierced plate from the last one & use it all the time for a suble finish. Thank you!❀️

  19. Greetings from Huntsville, Alabama!!! Stunning creations!!! Not really a big purple fan, but WOW, your gorgeous purple card may have just changed my mind πŸ˜‰

    1. Hi, fellow Southerner! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I am glad you love the cards πŸ₯°

  20. Hi from Cambridge UK. Love all 3 cards : – the colour of the purple, the elegance of the wedding and the hugs that can be so versatile

  21. Hi! I’m Belinda from San Antonio, I’m loving seeing so many possibilities for making and creating my own crafts. There are so many new products and creators to explore. Thanks for the showcasing it all for us in one space.

  22. Hello from Portland Oregon! Love all your projects, maybe the antique roses a bit more. Thanks for posting and I’m happy to see your other inspiring projects . Happy 10th Altenew!

  23. Hi from Arkansas! I’m already one of your followers and love your content so much! My favorite card here is the wedding card. I really need to get this one because I have several weddings coming up and this is the prettiest one I’ve ever seen. Thank you for sharing your talent and giving us so much inspiration!

  24. Hello from Washington state! I had so much fun going back to 2 of your youtube videos! I had seen 2 of the 3 before but it is always so refreshing and inspiring to see them again. I know I’ll try your first embossing folder technique, since I have many floral Altenew EF’s. I love the purple and gold- great for many occasions.

    1. Thank you so much for going and watching the YouTube videos! I really appreciate that. I love the πŸ’œ one also and it can be for so many different occasions!

  25. Hi from northern California! Beautiful cards! I especially love the last card! Gorgeous colors and design!

  26. Hi from Lake Balboa, CA. Gorgeous cards. The gold embossing with the purple blended ink is stunning, The wedding dress detail is so beautiful and the the effect created with the cover plate over the blended image is really unique looking. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  27. Hi from San Antonio, Texas! I’m a purple person so you know my favorite one! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  28. Hello, I’m from Wisconsin. I appreciate that you share your ideas and talents with your blog friends (including me!!) I always like when there is an awesome blog hop to follow like this one. Thank you for your time!!

    1. Thank you so much for watching my videos! I appreciate that so much! I’m going LIVE today on my channel with a giveaway if you are around this afternoon, would love to see you there!

  29. Hi from Michigan! I love all your cards and have been a subscriber to your YouTube channel for awhile now! I always learn something from you when I watch your videos!

    1. Thank you so much! That is great to hear. I’m so glad you are a sub to YouTube!! I’m glad to have you as part of my community

  30. Hello from Chicago! Love your cards. They are so fun! The deep purple is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Hi from Centreville, VA. All of your cards are fabulous. I love the stamping and embossing combination!

  32. Hi from North Carolina ☺️
    Love, love, love your vintage, dusty rose card with the beautiful stitched background. Your card is Stunning! It was a joy watching you make your card. Thank you for the inspiration! Love it! ❀️

  33. Oh the dusty pink/purple flowers 🌸 is my favorite! Nice card designs! Such elegant looking cards!

  34. Hello from South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Your cards a so beautiful. Thanks for sharing such wonderful inspiration.

  35. I love the purple and gold the best but the others are also very nice. I guess I like the simplicity of the purple one the best.

  36. Hi from North Louisiana! I have to say I’m in love with that purple magnolia card!! As a Louisiana gal, I love all things Magnolia. It’s our state flower! And I lived in Natchitoches when they were filming the movie Steel Magnolias. β€œLaughter through tears is my favorite emotion.”

    1. Wow! That’s very cool! I didn’t realize that was your state flower. Thank you so much for your kind words and stopping by my blog today!

  37. Hello from Oklahoma! I love your cards! That first card – the purple one – is stunning!

  38. Hi from the northeastern part of Nevada. You make such beautiful cards. My favorite is the Hugs card with the beautiful flowers and the embossing pattern.

  39. Hey all from sunny Goodyear, AZ! 🌡 Nicki, I am absolutely in love with your first card in purple! πŸ₯° Not only is it my fave color…I am digging the sentiment! πŸ€— What a great way to express one’s love during a certain time whether it’s grieving, congrats, birthday, etc. We need more love in the world! πŸ’œπŸ’œ Keep rockin’ what you do because you are a rock star! 🀩

  40. Hi from Nova Scotia, Canada. All pretty cards but I especially like the vintage look of the ‘Hugs’ card.

  41. Hi from Calgary, AB, Canada! All three cards are so beautiful! I really love the purple card, because, purple!

  42. Hello from South Carolina! Such beautiful cards. I am headed to your video on the purple one. It is stunning.

  43. I love all you cards. Just recently discovered you on YouTube. I really like the dusty rose colored card and the background you used.

  44. Hello from Mississippi. The first card is my favorite. I can’t resist gold against a dark background. Just beautiful.

  45. Hi from Louisville. Oh, my, what a stunning collection of cards. I agree with you about that wedding embossing folder — what a showstopper.

  46. Oh, heck, I should have said I was talking about your first card – the purple flower card, but I didn’t see a way to edit my first comment (which I don’t even see in the comments, by the way). I was so overwhelmed with how gorgeous it was, I forgot to comment on the other cards! Sorry about that! The wedding couple card – I didn’t even see that embossing folder in the release yet, and you are the first one I’ve seen using it today. Another gorgeous card…..all of your cards – amazing!!

    1. You are so sweet. It takes a while for comments to show up on my blog, because I have to approve all of them to prevent all the spammers. I see your comments and I’m approving all of them now. Thank you so much!

  47. Hi from Albuquerque, NM! Your cards are amazing! I love your videos, too! The colors are so pretty, and I love the gold with the purple!

  48. Hi from California. How many adjectives can I use to describe your card? OMG, too many to list here, but there are a lot of them!!!! Can we say Altenew saved the best for last??? Your card is drop-dead gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Hi from Cypress, Texas! Wow on these gorgeous cards. I think my fave is the wedding card (wow on the back of the dress!)

  50. All the cards are just lovely! I can see the excitement in you when you make a card! Hugs
    Jen Leonard

    1. Thank you so much! I had fun with all of these. I appreciate you stopping by on the blog hop. All of these have linked YouTube videos if you want to see how they were created. Have a great day!

    1. Thank you so much! I had fun with all of these. I appreciate you stopping by on the blog hop. All of these have linked YouTube videos if you want to see how they were created. Have a great day!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ’œ It has a YouTube video, just let me know and I will send you the link if you are wanting to watch. Have a great day!

  51. Aloha from Kansas City, MO. I am just starting out with cards. So many cute and fun ideas. Really want to learn more on die cutting, color blending, and hot foiling. Already have my wish list on all the things.

    1. Yay! So glad to have you as part of the card making community! Make sure to check out my YouTube channel for lots of inspiration. Have a great day!

  52. Nicki, you have never made a card I have not absolutely loved. You are so creative. Thank you for all the inspiration! Please keep the videos coming.

    1. Aww, thanks so much! That really makes my day. I am trying to keep up with at least weekly videos. This week I actually have 2 because I’m doing a LIVE Friday. Thank you so much for your support. I appreciate it so much!

  53. Hello from colorful Colorado. Trying to pick a favorite is like picking a favorite child. I just can’t do it. They are all beautiful!

  54. Hello from St. Paul, Mn> Love the Hugs card and the purple flowers. You are an amazing artist with your coloring.

  55. Love all the cards, but I am in love with embossing folders. The Wedding Card is my favorite. And woo-woo, a stencil! Love Alt E New!!!!

  56. Hi everyone! I’m from Iowa. All the cards are my favorite! It’s to hard to pick one when they all are Beautiful!

    1. Hi! I lived in Iowa for 18 months and think your state has some of the nicest people. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  57. Hello from Ohio! All 3 cards are beautiful! (I’m single so the sentiment of “You are on OUR minds” wouldn’t work for me) Thanks for an opportunity to win!

  58. Hi from Mexico! Nicki, all your cards are fabulous, I loved them all! Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day!

  59. Hello from Ft Wright, Kentucky! Wow!! I love your all your cards! The purple one is my favorite!

  60. Hello from Central Florida. I just love that wedding embossing folder. I have several wedding this year and it will be perfect. Just added to the cart.

  61. Hi from Arkansas!
    I absolutely love the vintage show stopper. The purple hues really compliment the vintage style!

  62. Hi from Ohio! Your cards are beautiful and inspiring and my favorite is the pretty vintage floral with the dusty purple inks and gorgeous design!

  63. Hi from North CA. Hmmm..let’s see..a fave..what could it be? Well, purple is my all time favorite color, ssooo guessed it. Love your cards’s hard to choose. TFS

  64. Hi from South Dakota. I love purple so I was loving the purple creation you made but truthfully all cards are gorgeous!

  65. I like both cards, but my favorite is the gold embossed one. It looks kind of easy and I am into the easy cards.

  66. Hello from Lancaster, CA all these cards are absolutely beautiful. If I had to pick it’s between the purple beauty and vintage rose. However the wedding one is stunning as well.

  67. Your cards are always special. I especially love the purple rose. I have loved purple all my life and use it in my own cardmaking all the time. I am just amazed by all the companies that are participating in this. It’s fabulous.

  68. Hi from near Fargo, ND. (It seems like most people have at least heard of Fargo.) But I’m actually across the river in MN and a few miles away.

  69. Your purple card above is definitely one of my favorites. Purple is my color always! Thank you for all you share with us and teach us.

  70. Hi, from South Eastern Ohio. Go Buckeye’s!! 😊🏈. I absolutely love the purple beauty!! They are all amaziing, but purple is my favorite color so it is obviously my favorite.

  71. I would have to say that wedding folder is awesome. I’ve still got weddings on my mind since my daughter got married in December.

        1. Hi from Orlando, Florida. Nicki, you are one of my favorite creators I’ve discovered recently, I love everything you make! All the cards here are beautiful but the purple one is definitely my favorite.

          1. Wow! What a compliment!!! Thank you so much. I really appreciate that and I’m so glad that you found me. πŸ’•

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