Hello Creative Friends! Jill Hawkins here today as part of the Altenew Blog Hop to say Happy 5th Anniversary to Altenew!! Be sure to read to the end to see all the amazing prizes to be won and all the inspiring blogs to visit next!

I have my Altenew sets in their own bin, and I love to pull them out and get them inky! I am beyond excited to be here on the SCT Blog sharing cards made with my new favorite Altenew products.Let’s jump right in, shall we?

First up, is my Main Squeeze! That’s because that is the name of this Altenew stamp set…wink wink! 🙂

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This set is so juicy and fresh, I couldn’t stop stamping it! I made a handful of panels all at once to make more cards later. The layers on their own are fun and I also completely enjoy them stacked up using different shades of ink. Be sure you start with your lightest ink on the bottom and build up to darkest for best results.

And can we talk for a minute about the Mega Thanks die? I thought it looked like fun to use and then I received it and well… it is AWESOME! Love this font and how it just commands the card to say Thanks!

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Next up, is one of my all-time favorite card genres: Graphic! The Altenew Simple Shapes XL stamp set is one of those stamp sets that you can just leave on your desk to grab often. There are endless possibilities of layering, building, repeating…the sky is the limit. First up, I decided to do a little graphic card with some sorbet like colors:

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I thought this turned out crisp and could easily be changed for a masculine card using a different color palette. Of course, the sentiment is one of my favorite parts of the whole thing. This sentiment is from Altenew’s Crafty Life stamp set. If you’re crafty, this set is for you!

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And last but not least, I thought I’d try something for kicks and likely just toss it out. However, I thought the panel turned out sweet, so I finished it up with this sweet sentiment from the Crafty Life set.

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I think the Simple Shapes combine to make a funky little flower! Sure it’s more traditional to use the circle in the center. But life is short—stamp a pentagon! 🙂

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I’m looking forward to popping this card in the mail and sending the hugs. I need to mail a few dozen of these!

Thanks so much to Altenew for sharing their fantastic products with us to celebrate their 5th Anniversary! I hope you get inky sometime soon too. This blog hop is sure to inspire you!



Here are all the details:

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following 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.

Hop on, friends! Here is the full lineup so if you get lost, you can hop back in!


Laura Bassen

Erum Tasneem

My Sweet Petunia

Virginia Lu

Nathalie DeSousa

Heather Hoffman

*Scrapbook & Cards Today*  (<—– thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!)

Anna Kossakovskaya

Amanda Baldwin

Galina Filippenko

Irit Landgraf

Simply Cards & Papercraft

Kelly Griglione

Meghann Andrew

Olga Moss

Heidi Jakobs

Furthermore, Altenew is having a Special Offer for everyone:


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 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2019 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Thank you again for joining us here to celebrate Altenew’s 5th Anniversary! Happy hopping– Anna Kossakovskaya is next!

Crafty Hugs to All!

Jill 🙂



SCT friends, today is also the last day to join our 13th birthday celebration and leave comments for all the amazing prizes we shared last week! Be sure to start HERE! If you’re joining us for the very first time today, welcome! We are glad you stopped by. We would love for you to join Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine’s 13th birthday celebration too!