Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

Hello there crafty friends,

Welcome to the Altenew 5th anniversary blog hop! As the name would suggest, Altenew has turned 5 and we are here to celebrate this wonderful occasion with lots of inspiration and awesome prizes! Enjoy hopping along!

You should have arrived here from the super talented Keeway's blog!

I've created three new cards for today using the gorgeous Build a Flower: Poppy stamp and die bundle. While I love the beautiful orange and red poppies (especially those amazing California poppies!), on my cards I never really aspire to reflect realistic colors - as in, I never care what color something is in real life. I don't want to be limited by colors, I will use whatever appeals to me in the moment I create it. If that makes any sense :)

All three cards are on a 5.5x4.25" top folding card base. For one I just stamped the flowers randomly on white card stock and die cut a banner shape from it using the awesome Pocket Banner die. I used this die on all three cards as you can see. I love it so much! 

I stamped some more flowers on white card stock and die cut them, to create a more dimensional focal point. I added a bit of gold tangled thread for some texture. I love metallic threads!

On my third card I first embossed the outline of one of the poppy images using the Pure White Crisp embossing powder. I then added a second, stamped and die cut poppy image. I also embossed the sentiment. All three sentiments I used here are part of the Build a Flower: Poppy stamp and die bundle.

I hope you like how these turned out as much as I loved working on them! Colors and flowers make me happy! 

Alright, now all the deets on the amazing prizes and promotions because obviously there's no celebration without these right?! Look at all these fab sponsors!

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners as well as an Altenew Academy class to TEN lucky winners!

Additionally, there are 14 companies and crafty friends who celebrate with Altenew and they are offering these cool prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2019 for a chance to win! 33 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 4/20/2019.

Special Offer:
Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY9M or $5 off international shipping with code SHOPPING9M at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2019 at 12.01am EDT through 4/5/2019 at 11.59 pm EDT. Not valid on previous purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

For your convenience, I'm including today's Blog Hop order below!

Thanks for stopping by, good luck and have a lovely day!


Blog Hop Order: