Hello SCT Friends! Today we are celebrating with our friends from Altenew on the occasion of their 4th anniversary! Altenew has a knack for designing very lovely stamps and dies that will make you swoon. I remember when they first came on the scene, and it’s so fun to see this company thriving!


I was particularly wowed by the Dodec Cover Die. I just LOVE the intricacy of this pretty die and when I put the lacy white on black, I just knew I was onto something.

When I finished my original card, I’m not gonna lie, I hated what I’d done. Does that ever happen to you? My sister looked at it, and she was far from impressed (LOL – sisters are good at honest feedback). So she said to me, “What would Laura Bassen do?” So I went back to it again, and I am SOOOO much happier with the final result! Loved pairing bold and simple stripes with the complex die cut for a wonderful juxtaposition in my design.

Let’s see what else is in store for this blog hop today…


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 5 $50 Altenew Gift Certificates

Altenew Academy: 5 Class Spots

Jennifer McGuire Ink: 2 $100 Altenew Gift Certificates

Online Card Classes: 3 Class Spots

Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate

Scrapbook.com: $50 Gift Certificate

My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI Stamping Tool

Tombow USA: 2 Dual Brush Pen Sets(10 Colors) and 2 TwinTone Dual Tip Marker Sets(12 Colors)

WOW! Embossing Powder: $40 Gift Certificate

Create & Craft TV: £25 Gift Certificate

Ellen Hutson LLC: $25 Gift Certificate

Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate

Amy Tangerine: 2 Signed Copies of Craft a Life You Love

Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens

Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 Copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2018 Issue

Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018, at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 30 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 April 17th, 2018.

Join the fun, and hop along with the other companies and designers celebrating with Altenew today!


Jennifer McGuire

Ellen Hutson LLC

Sandra Dietrich

Virginia Lu

Anna Komenda

Lisa Spangler

Galina Filippenko

Reiko Tsuchida

Joni Andaya

Scrapbook & Cards Today ß You are here

Yoonsun Hur

Raquel Bowman

Amy Tangerine

Special offer from Altenew:

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY4TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV at checkout. Offer valid from April 3rd until April 8th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. (Include a promotion graphic if you’d like.)

Altenew has also generously offered a $20 gift card for comments on the SCT blog to help us celebrate our 12th birthday too! Leave your comment below by April 12th! Good luck!

Hooray for Altenew! Thanks for stopping by, and we hope you enjoy the hop!

~ Susan R. Opel, Editor-in-Chief