Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey everyone, welcome back! We are close to finishing another loop around the Sun. To celebrate, my Altenew friends are having a huge blog hop to reminisce and showcase some of our favorite projects from the past year. If you are following the blog hop order, you should have come from Seeka‘s page. Otherwise, head back over to the Altenew Card Blog for the full list of my Altenew friends participating in this hop. Short story about Seeka–she is one of the first people I talked to on Instagram and has been pivotal in my card making journey. She helped me come up with a few ideas for my first video too. Even though this is not a new release, Altenew is still generous with their customers. So make sure you stick around to the end of this post to find out the details of the giveaway.

A quick recap of my Altenew Story: I joined the Altenew guest design family back in April of this year–so I cannot showcase the entire year. However, I still get just as excited to continue to contribute to the Altenew Video Inspiration Team and other new Altenew releases since then. In addition to the Altenew Video Inspiration Team, I also got accepted to the Altenew Educator Certification Program. Right now I am still working on Level 2 classes but I am so grateful to be able to learn from some of the best from Altenew. Before joining the Altenew design family, I was a loyal customer just like many of you. So to be tied to the brand has been such an honor.

Like I said earlier, my first guest design for Altenew was for their Stamp/Die/Stencil April 2019 Release. This card featuring Altenew – Geometric Landscapes was one of my favorites that I made from the release. It was this card that helped me in my own creative methodology. I turned away from my computer screen for card making tutorials, pins, and posts and started looking elsewhere for inspiration. Consequently, I ended up with the card pictured above. A night scene of the Colorado Rockies–right outside my craft room window.

Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder

Pure White Ink Spray

My Sweet Petunia MISTI-Original

Geometric Landscape Product

Geometric Landscape Stamp Set

Toward the end of May 2019, Altenew celebrated 50K Followers on Instagram with an IG Hop. The theme was anything to do with the fabulous Altenew florals that we love. At this point, I do not know how many times I have shared this story so bear with me, please. It was actually a Jennifer McGuire video featuring Marika Rahtu that sparked my interest in card making. Since then, I have been inspired by Marika’s hyper realistic coloring and I have been striving to make it my own.

Peony Bouquet Stamp and Die Bundle

Hennah Elements Stamp Set

Fadeout Detail Ink
Ink On 3

Fiskars Swivel Knife

This project was a fun card I made using the Altenew – It’s for You Stamp and Die Set. This was one of the first times I showcased a patterned paper on a card using the Essentials Rock Collection 6X6 Paper Pad. I decided to make the téléphone Français with a quirky French greeting. One of the reasons I am such a huge fan of Altenew is their international reach. Many of my favorite Altenew designers are outside the US and I think it shows the diversity of the designs globally.

It’s for You Stamp and Die Bundle

Essential Rock Collection 6×6 Paper Pack

Fine Alphabet Die Set

Fine Alphabet Die Set

Warm Grey Mini Cube Set

For the final card on my collage is a card I made with Altenew – Lotus and Altenew – Dot Art Stamp Set. This card has an accompanying video over on my YouTube channel about the Golden Ratio in card making. I had so much fun teaching my mathematical approach to card making. To my surprise, many of you enjoyed this video as well. I am thrilled that you all are downloading the Golden Ratio free template and using it on your projects.

Dot Art Stamp Set

Lotus Stamp Set

Red Sunset Mini Cube Set

Warm Grey Mini Cube Set

Obsidian Pigment Ink

Antique Gold Pigment Ink

So that is my #AltenewBest2019! Thank you all for your generous comments on IG, my YT, and here on my blog. I always read the comments and even if I do not respond, your generosity means the world to me. I cannot wait to see what 2020 brings for my card making journey!


Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2020 for a chance to win.

Team Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 01/06/2020.

Thank You!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

Your next stop is Teri Wilson‘s Blog!

Altenew Card Blog
Keeway Tsao
Laurie Willison
Michelle Murray
Kristina Pokazanieva
Norine Borys
Gayatri Murali
Jen Schow
Mindy Eggen
Vicky Papaioannou
Ashlea Cornell
Nenette S. Madero
Janette Kausen
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Nathalie DeSousa
Terri Koszler
Jaycee Gaspar
Teri Wilson
Amber Rain Davis
Therese Calvird
Isha Gupta
Anna Komenda
Erum Tasneem
TaeEun Yoo
Lilith Eeckels
Alex Syberia
Caly Person
Virginia Lu
Amanda Baldwin
Maryám Pérez
Kathleen Graumüller
Zinia Redo
Nancy McClelland
Kymona Tracey

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55 thoughts on “Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. I like the splatter and geo use of the first card. Also like the concept of a playing card designed card. Watched the video you included. It’s interesting to learn about the methods and inspiration others turn to.

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