Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

Hey everyone! Roree here and today I have a special treat for you…

Welcome to stop #19 on the first day of Altenew’s Crafty Friends Blog Hop! If you made your way from Alex Syberia‘s awesome blog, you are in the right place. If not, you can start from the beginning at the Altenew Card blog.

This blog hop was started to celebrate the friendships formed through our mutual love of everything crafty. I am very lucky to work in this amazing industry with many of my crafty friends, most of all… the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team. Here are just a few of us:

Creativation 2018 Recap by Becki Adams for @scrapbookexpo #ssbe2018 #ssbeblog #creativation

They really help keep me crafty and inspired each and every day!

For those of you that don’t know me, I absolutely love to make cards and I love to make flowers. So when I was deciding what to create for today’s blog hop, the Layered Floral Elements Die Set was at the top of my list. With it, I created this floral card:

I cut out my flowers using several bright shades of cardstock, layered the die cuts over a piece of patterned paper from Keep It Simple‘s Crop Kit Collection Pack, and added fun little details like brads and knotted embroidery thread for the flower centers.

I finished the card with a sweet sentiment from the Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set.

Now on to the good stuff!


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners.

There are also 12 awesome friends who are celebrating with Altenew, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.


Altenew is offering FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY18 or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS18 at checkout. Offer valid from 11/29/2018 at 12:01 am EST through 12/1/2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


Your next stop on the Crafty Friends blog hop is with the talented Zinia Redo! If you get lost, you can go back to the Altenew Card blog.

Here is a complete list of today’s participants:

Be sure to leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win one of the amazing prizes above.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Thanks so much for stopping by!

221 thoughts on “Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

  1. Debbie Rumpza says:

    How lucky you are to have such a great team and tribe! I need to find a crafty tribe! I have friends who crochet with me, but no papercrafters to make cards with me! Boo… Love your card that you posted today!

  2. Caroline says:

    Lovely card, thank you for sharing. On my top 10 list of things to do is to one day be able to attend one of your expo 🙂


    Oh my, are those french knots?! I always dreaded when I had to make them in my cross stitching projects. lol They are an art unto themselves, for sure. lol Beautiful card. Love the background.

  4. Michele W says:

    Great card. I love working with 3D flowers and will definitely be giving your ideas for flower centers a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Carol Rossouw says:

    Lovely card!Thanks for the inspiration! What a wonderful blog hop to celebrate this great international crafty community!

  6. BeverlyBL says:

    Cute card and I love your little details. I like your background, too. Is it patterned paper or did you create it, too? Nice colors.

  7. barbara lassiter says:

    Your card is beautiful and I do love the floral dies from Altenew. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity with us. The crafting friends community is amazing indeed!

  8. Linda R says:

    Very beautiful and your choices of colors are great. The background is perfect–complements and ties the whole card together.

  9. Katrin Walker says:

    Your card is so cute! I am always looking for inspiration to use cardstock and papers on my cards so I can use up my stash and this just fits the bill perfectly!

  10. Denise Terry says:

    I would love to know more about the background of your card. Is that patterned paper? Or did you create the background yourself? It’s beautiful!

  11. Cheryl says:

    Love the super fun, color combinations you’ve used with your dies! And the flower centers – ingenious, so clever!! Overall, a terrific card.

  12. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love the colors you used! And that you used little brads! I do that all the time! I feel like brads and eyelets are used on cards enough!

  13. Sharon L. says:

    The color combination is so lively and bright. Thanks for the idea of using brads for the flower centers.

  14. Helen says:

    This card is so delightful! Like the colorful die cuts and attention to the details (like the brads for flower centers). Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  15. Kaye Thrasher says:

    Love your layered flowers with all the fun colors. It is just a little bit of something wonderful. Thanks for sharing your art.?

  16. Kathy Ferguson says:

    Beautiful floral card. With Winter upon us so rapidly this year it is nice to see sunny flowers. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

  17. Michele Clay says:

    What a way to make those gorgeous flower die cuts even yummier! And I love that patterned paper background!

  18. Wendy Lambert says:

    I love how colorful and bright your card is. Sure to cheer up a friend! The paper you chose for the background is perfect.

  19. Ingrid B says:

    Love the addition of knotted embroidery thread for the flower centres. Got tons of that on hand. Thanks Roree!

  20. Mary Holshouser says:

    The card stock used for the flowers has a
    texture, which adds to the beauty of the
    petals. Fantastic card.
    thanks for sharing

  21. Kathleen C. says:

    This card is amazing! I’m new to card making and love seeing the texture and depth you created with the card stock and embellishments. You have me some really great inspiration to work with!

  22. Robin Kepler says:

    The knots for a few flower centers, neat idea and adds texture. Colors are so cheery. That’s for participating in the blog hop.

  23. Melissa Friedrich says:

    Beautiful card, LOVE the bright color combo for these lovely flower die cuts and the brad and knot centers are a pretty detail.

  24. Megan Eagan says:

    Super fun blog hop! I’m still going through all the great designs! Keep up the wonderful creativity – it all definitely inspires me!

  25. Cathy Lillie says:

    Beautiful and creative card! The colors are so lovely, and I like how you added the brads and French knots to the flower centers. Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. Denise Kitts-Wadlow says:

    Gorgeous Card!!Love the bright colors and the entire layout. The background paper iz really pretty too. At first I thought it was from a stamp, but then as I read I do I d that it’s a patterned paper–sweet!!! TFS–have a blessed weekend.

  27. Anne Lee says:

    Your little details are wonderful! I love the paper you chose to use for the die cuts, the texture gives it a very heightened and realistic look

  28. BrendaLea says:

    I love the bright colors you used on this card. And the addition of the brads and French knots gives it thst extra something, something! Great job. Happy Holidays!

  29. SusanME says:

    LOVE this card! The bright colors pop against that wonderful paper background! And the extras – those brads and the french knots – fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  30. Henriëtte says:

    Gorgeous Roree, love the more layered look of the flowers. This is realy a great card that you can send to anyone for any occasion. Thank you for your great inspiration.

  31. Gwen Burns says:

    My husband and I spend Christmas morning and Christmas dinner with family but we have stockings for each other and share them when are alone at home or in the hotel.

  32. Ida Thibodeau says:

    It would be great to win any one of the prizes listed. I was impressed with the flower card and the idea of using brads and knotted floss for the centers of the flowers. Both items of which I have on hand.

  33. Carrie T says:

    Great card and I absolutely love Altenew Products! I can’t wait until I get the opportunity to view all of the blogs!

  34. Mary Vrancik says:

    I think we are all winners my crafty friends with this weekly post that is filled with ideas, food, and prizes. Thank you so much for the inspiration all year.

  35. Gail Windbigler says:

    I don’t do cards very often, I prefer LO’s but I was impressed how you made your flowers. I think I will try some on my pages. Your card was an inspiration for me to try something new.

  36. Justine Paulin says:

    How nice of you to offer so many prizes. I’m new to your product, so I hope to win the Expo certificate to see you in Milwaukee.

  37. Lisa Byers says:

    Thank you for offering some prizes. I love your card. It is so pretty. Hoping to go to a show next year!!

  38. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    What a beautiful card! And, I’m so glad you used the Layered Floral Elements die set- I have this set and I’m always looking for inspiration for my cards and scrapbooking. I love the gorgeous colors and the patterned paper.

  39. Annalisa says:

    What a fun picture. I love seeing the people behind the companies. And what a happy, bright card. Thanks for sharing and being one of the sponsors of this hop. I’m really enjoying seeing all the love in the community.

  40. Sharyn C says:

    Great card! I love the use of the textured paper. It seems to give the flowers more depth. Gonna try using more textured paper in my projects. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to be a winner.

  41. Bobbi Staver says:

    The card is beautiful. This is a great gift you are offering. I would love to be the one to win and share with my friends

  42. Mindy Drummond says:

    I love the Layered Floral Elements Die Set and your card with it is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it and the inspiration for using this die set.

  43. Carmela Hubler says:

    What a cute group of crafters!! I love it. Your card is so sweet and I love the darling flowers.

  44. Lenice W says:

    Gorgeous card! Love the color choice, especially the background paper. Thank you so much for sharing!

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