Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 & Giveaway!

Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 & Giveaway!

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 $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

2018-04-06T00:10:44+00:00April 6th, 2018|Giveaways|


  1. Jeanne Beam April 6, 2018 at 9:08 am

    . Love the die you used on your beautiful card. Happy birthday Altenew. Thanks for sharing…

  2. Bev Pallen Belbin April 6, 2018 at 9:09 am

    OMG!! You guys and your amazing sponsors as so generous. I love so many of you and have numerous supplies from you. I love your quality products and use them over and over and …. Thank you for sharing your birthday with us and having fun along the way as we get to see so many beautiful cards, layouts and learn so much. Happy 12th Birthday SCT.

  3. Luci Manos April 6, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. annheidel April 6, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Love the graphic design and bold color!

  5. Debbie Rumpza April 6, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Gorgeous bold design! Very cool.

  6. Karthikha Uday April 6, 2018 at 9:45 am

    What a lovely card!! Beautiful use of the codec die 🙂

  7. Mel Hinkle April 6, 2018 at 9:52 am

    What a colorful and graphic design. I love these CAS type of cards that look so amazing.

  8. Cynthia Cole April 6, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Such a wonderful card!

  9. eileen b April 6, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Love the bold colors and design

  10. Lynette April 6, 2018 at 10:07 am

    that card is so pretty! Thanks for the great giveaways!

  11. sghess4451 April 6, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Oh yes indeed it happens to me! You certainly ended up with a modern, gorgeous card, Susan!

  12. Sharon Brand April 6, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Love how you added the bold, bright stripes to the gorgeous die!

  13. Lisa K April 6, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Super card! Yes, looks like Laura worked on it.

  14. Jennifer Reynard April 6, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Oh my gosh, unbelievable sponsors and prizes yet again! Thanks for the opportunity to win more scrapbooking and cardmaking goodiesI!I!

  15. Laura Suddaby April 6, 2018 at 10:27 am

    So amazingly generous

  16. SusanDR April 6, 2018 at 10:27 am

    That’s a gorgeous card! And what generous friends to help celebrate. Happy birthday Altenew!

  17. Erin donaldson April 6, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Happy birthday! Card is beautiful and amazing giveaways!!

  18. Nadine Blake April 6, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Fantastic sponsors and prizes…..thank you this great opportunity and Happy 4th!

  19. Lagene April 6, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Awesome card, so bold!

  20. Susan H April 6, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Wow! Very cool cards and I love the die. What great sponsors and gifts!!!

  21. Linda Sheller Huffman April 6, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Love your choice of dies and color combos! Thanks for sharing

  22. pamela April 6, 2018 at 10:39 am

    hi where can i buy the magazine, any stores?

  23. Mirella Rogan April 6, 2018 at 10:40 am

    What a gorgeous geometrical pattern, I like the modern look of your card! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  24. pamela April 6, 2018 at 10:40 am

    wow thanks

  25. Amber M. April 6, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I love how the card turned out! Non-traditional birthday yet very colourful and festive. Happy 4th anniversary to Altenew!!!

  26. Nola Sulllivan April 6, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Very creative card with the geometric design.

  27. Jean marmo April 6, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Gorgeous cards! Thank you for the inspiration! Congrats to Altenew on their success! Thank you to all the sponsors!

  28. Charly April 6, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Love the geometric pattern.

  29. Mary Sautner April 6, 2018 at 10:59 am

    I can’t believe how generous the prizes are being given away!! For a chance to be chosen!! Amazeballs!! Can’t wait to play with everything!!

  30. Terrie D. April 6, 2018 at 10:59 am

    What a cool card! I love that die, and it looks great paired with the colorful stripes 🙂

  31. Trisha April 6, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Very nice card. I’m always looking for something that’s non-gender specific, this one fits that! Thank you for sharing!

  32. Martha H. April 6, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Beautiful card!
    Thanks for sharing.

  33. Dee Earnshaw April 6, 2018 at 11:12 am

    sweet card – love the layout:)

  34. Pooja April 6, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Hey hey yes that happens with me a lot ! Lucky you got a honest sister , think what would happen if you had a brother not of crafty mind 😉 I know what happen !! I loved the bold colors on your card and of course the design too:)

  35. Roxane F. April 6, 2018 at 11:13 am

    WOW what awesome prizes!!! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

  36. Teri April 6, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Such a bold and fun card! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  37. Mary Ann April 6, 2018 at 11:14 am

    So generous! Love the card!

  38. MelissaF April 6, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Beautiful card, love the graphic design and color combo!

  39. El Difani Ivens April 6, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Beautiful card, love the “boldness” Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

  40. Dana M April 6, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Channeling Laura Bassen must have worked as your card is fantastic! Love the pop of color from the diagonal stripes. Thanks to SCT for being a sponsor of the Altenew Anniversary blog hop!

  41. Stephanie Savidge April 6, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Very nice card.

  42. FD91354 April 6, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Ha ha ha.. your sister is so funny, what would Laura do! Love it.

  43. Lynn Ekstrom April 6, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Love Altenew and have many of their stamps. Thank you for the chance to win.

  44. Mary Ellyn Rozell April 6, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Just found out about this company for some reason. Can’t wait to check them out

  45. Sharon April 6, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Nice card. I had never seen that die before, really like it…

  46. Donna Wedsted April 6, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Awesome magazine!

  47. Donna Rinckel April 6, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Cute card! I do like that cover plate. Love your sister’s comment. Laura is awesome!

  48. Cindy Averitt April 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win. I enjoy your emails and your magazine. Thank you for keeping paper scrapbooking alive!

  49. CatherineC April 6, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Beautiful card & die. Hippo birdie to AlteNew! Fabulous hop

  50. Linda Kennedy April 6, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Your card is gorgeous and love the die cute background! Thank you for the inspiration!

  51. Karen Russell April 6, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Pretty card! Thanks

  52. Donna Phelan April 6, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Oh that happens all of the time lol Beautiful creation, love that complex die cut. WOW!

  53. Janet April 6, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    This would be a great masculine card!

  54. Kim April 6, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Very nice , thank you for sharing this card

  55. Alice Turak April 6, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Thank you for re-doing your card until you were satisfied with it.

  56. Patti Schmitz April 6, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Beautiful!! I’m glad your sister challenged you. SCT thank you for all the wonderful inspiration and keeping us motivated.

  57. Rachelle Arcaro April 6, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Greetings! I love your blog! I am also super excited about this amazing giveaway! Crafty people rock!

  58. Jeanette Truby April 6, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    I love your card, it is so striking and bold. Good job on the design! I love the Altenew die you used, it’s going on my wishlist!

  59. Saniyah April 6, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Yes, that’s how I fell about 80% of the time about my work, but when it works out in the end, it’s all worth it. Such a beautiful put together! Thanks for sharing!

  60. Carol McGregor April 6, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

  61. Susan Wolfe April 6, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    My friend had ordered some of their stamp n die sets and I just thought they were so pretty!

  62. Heather Nelson April 6, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Beautiful! Love the geometric designs and color combo! Thanks for the inspiration!

  63. Linda B. April 6, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    I love the bold colours and abstract nature of your card.

  64. Marcia Scantlin April 6, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    I love Altenew’s products, especially their scrapbook kits. They have such unique designs and vibrant colors.

  65. Sandy Clinton April 6, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Love the bold contrasts!

  66. Kim April 6, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Since I had the pleasure of seeing the other card, no I am not Susan’s sister, I can say this one has more of a color punch than the other one. The other one looks like something a newbie like myself would have created.

  67. Shirley Madsen April 6, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    I am usually a pastel color kind of gal but I like your use of bold colors. The die has so many interesting ‘negative’ shapes that can be used on other projects!

  68. Sharon April 6, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Creative and beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  69. Debbie Freeman April 6, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Happy 4th Anniversary! I love your style. I’m off to use your coupon!

  70. Romana Isova April 6, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Very nice design :0)

  71. Linda Anderson April 6, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Love the black and white with the colorful stripes. the intricate design of the die just shines on this card! Happy 4th Birthday to an amazing company.

  72. liz mca April 6, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Altenew’s floral stamps and their innovative dies are unmistakable!

  73. Sue April 6, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Cool,modern card! Love the diagonal stripes with the dodec cover die!

  74. Becca Yahrling April 6, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Happens way too much to my liking, but I figure
    I’m having fun anyway. And for me, that’s what
    it’s all about. Great modern card.

  75. Colorado Crafter April 6, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Wonderful card!!! That is such a pretty die!!!

  76. Tona April 6, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Love the bold look of this card.

  77. Vicki Smith April 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    This card is bold and makes a statement!

  78. Joan April 6, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Beautiful card and congrats to Altenew’s on their 4th Anniversary, Great products!

  79. Barbara April 6, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Love the bold beautiful design

  80. Carol Brown April 6, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Love the simplistic, yet complicated look of this card! (Am I reading too much into this artwork?) I would love to see the “before” card next to this final card

  81. Robyn April 6, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Your card is amazing! Great job. Happy birthday to Altenew

  82. Aimee LaCroix-Slocum April 6, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    The intricacy of the die and the bold, colorful stripes look AMAZING together!!

  83. Rema DeLeeuw April 6, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Awesome card!

  84. Wendi J April 6, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    The colors on the side really add something to the card.

  85. Amy Cooley April 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Very cool die-cut background!

  86. Lisa F April 6, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    So creative and gorgeous!! I love the colors and design!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!

  87. Ericka Strange April 6, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Great card! Love the geometric look with the bright colors!

  88. Kelsey Thomas April 6, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Love the colors of your card!

  89. Laarni Verdolin April 6, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    That’s soo funny. Yes, Laura Bassen would probably have added a rainbow. TFS!

  90. Jo-Anne Picker April 6, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Sweet card <3

  91. Donna W April 6, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    loved the card.

  92. Connie Hinkle April 6, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Such a cool and different card ? Thanks for sharing!!!

  93. Chantale Desjardins April 6, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Youppi Altenew. What a nice prize and a love the colour.

  94. Lisa Hughes April 6, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    I love Altenew! They make the best floral stamps out there I think. I wish more stores in Canada carried it and it was not so hard to find. Love the card.

  95. Lori Ross April 6, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Beautiful card and great sponsor giveaway!

  96. Allene Frederick April 6, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Love your bold design and colors!

  97. justasiam April 6, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Happy birthday, Altenew!!

  98. Cindy K. April 6, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    I love the white on black with the cover die. Thanks for sharing!

  99. Judy O April 6, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Hearing lots about this company and would love to try their products! Happy anniversary Altenew!

  100. PATWNEK April 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Beautiful example of how to use those intricate dies. I’m on my way to the Altenew website to see more!
    Happy Birthday to Scrapbook & Cards Today!

  101. Kristina Gentle April 6, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Such bold, creative colors on your card. Love it. Love all the sponsors, what an amazing community it is to be in!

  102. barbara lassiter April 6, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Happy Birthday and congrats! This intricate dies shows so beautifully on this gorgeous card design!

  103. Meemawof3 and Jenna April 6, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Love this combination! The bold stripes really make the black and white diecut jump out and say “I am here!” Loving it! TFS!

  104. lageise April 6, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    12 Days of celebrating with Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine wasn’t enough? Now we have more chances to win more great prizes.

  105. Sarah Bucek April 6, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Awesome blog hop with lots of chances to win!

  106. Lynn L April 6, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    So cheerful with the bright stripes contrasting with the white and black. Super cute!

  107. Debbie April 6, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Happy Anniversary, Altenew! Your card it beautiful – thank you for sharing!

  108. Kristie Maynard April 6, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Very nice work, thanks for sharing with us.

  109. Cathy Loveless April 6, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Beautiful card. The die you used really makes it pop! Thank you for sharing your talents!

  110. Dana Joy April 6, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    WOW this card is GORGEOUS!!! The combo of the colors against that black and intricate white die cut panel is stunning!! Happy birthday Altenew.

  111. Annette Reed April 6, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    I seldom like my cards when I do them. I have to put them away for a few days. When I get them back out I like them much better (most of the time). This card looks great. I would have liked to see the original. I’m sure it wasn’t that bad. Your die looks great paired with the cardstock.

  112. Ellen P Palumbo De Matos April 6, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    How bold and beautiful. Simple and elegant especially with the offset of color. Well done

  113. Lisa April 6, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I love the association of the cover die in white + background in black with the strips in colours ! It adds a lot of interest and I like the contrast ! Beautiful card 🙂

  114. Petra Mueller April 6, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I love the bright colors with the black and white pattern on this card!

  115. Sheri D April 6, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    So pretty!

  116. storymusicgirl April 6, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    What a fun blog hop! So many great ideas!

  117. Kim A Klinkovsky April 6, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Sisters are brutally honest. lol. Gotta love em. Just a lovely card. I love the b/w with the pop of color. Thanks for the inspiration.

  118. Stanlee Runner April 6, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Beautiful card, I love the combination of patterns and the bright colors opposite the geometric black and white.

  119. Kirsty Vittetoe April 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Super nice!

  120. Jeanette Y April 6, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Love the vibrant colors! Thank you for the inspiration!

  121. Melody W April 6, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful graphic design on your card ! It is very unique and pretty !

  122. Lolita D April 6, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    The die with the colors made a great card!!

  123. Denise Bryant April 6, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    What a great hop to celebrate Altenew’s 4th anniversary! Pretty card with an awesome color combo!

  124. Bonnie E April 6, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Stunning card – beautifully graphic!

  125. Teresa Doyle April 6, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    This is really pretty Susan you pulled it off well. (Yes, you can count on a sister to be honest. Ask me how I know… I have 4 of them!) That cover die IS beautiful, isn’t it?

  126. Lindar C April 6, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Very cool card.

  127. bev p April 6, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    I can count on my sisters to tell me when my creations are less than stellar, but they wouldn’t have known to ask what would Laura do?! I agree-nothing like black and white balance with bold color! Thanks. you made me smile todayl

  128. Janet Sisk April 6, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Love this card! So fun. Thanks for the inspiration. 😀

  129. Ruth Swartout April 6, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    What a fun card!

  130. Cara Feeney April 6, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Happy Birthday Altenew! Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win some awesome prizes!

  131. Linda April 6, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    What a simply beautiful card. Love it.

  132. Marlene April 6, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    What a nice card! Thanks for th inspiration. Happy Anniversary and thanks for the chance to win!!!

  133. Barb Housner April 6, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    love this card, I wish I could see the one that was discarded
    thanks for sharing

    • Susan R Opel April 6, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      I posted it on Instagram is you want to check it out. @Susanropel

  134. Jenna4stamping April 6, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    I love the bold colors and the geometric design in black and white, thank you!

  135. serena April 6, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    love the bold beautiful card and the chance to win is fun too!

  136. Julie B April 6, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Aren’t sisters great?? Gorgeous card!

  137. Karen Lai April 6, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Oh so beautiful! Happy birthday Altenew!

  138. Susan Labuschewski April 6, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Happy 4th Anniversary. Altenew. The card is beautiful, love the geometric pattern. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  139. Carolyn S April 6, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Love the clean lines of the color blocked paper against the die. Super pretty

  140. Sandy M April 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    I don’t know how the card looked when you first finished but the final design is awesome. How can you go wrong with the die.

  141. Nana Griffin April 6, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Wow! This is lovely.

  142. Betty April 6, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    love the graphic look and the bright colors!

  143. Kathy McCluskey April 6, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing that you didn’t like your first card….I laughed out loud at your sister’s comment, “What would Laura Bassen do? I’ll have to remember that the next time I need to “remodel” a card! Your card turned out beautiful…that Dodec die looks so good on black paper…and those colorful stripes on the side really make the card eye-catching!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  144. Trudie Falk April 6, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Fabulous! Pick me please!

  145. Iris Soscia April 6, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Love the graphic design and the color combo.

  146. Dina April 6, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Love this card. The colors and the contrast are superb! Thank you

  147. Carol Carbino April 6, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    Loved the simplicity of the card with such a nice effect! Happy 4th!

  148. CathyL April 6, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Very cool card! That die is awesome!!

  149. Lee-Anne Thornton April 6, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Very nice card. I love all the stamps that Altenew have.

  150. jen forster April 6, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Great card~! Love the way you used the die

  151. Catherine D April 6, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Dramatic and bold, lovely card.

  152. Tina Phillips April 6, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Awesome card! And wow! What prizes! A huge thank you to y’all and all the amazing sponsors!!

  153. Carla Hundley April 6, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Very neat and original
    looking card. Love the
    bold colors.
    Carla from Utah

  154. Cheryl Cain April 6, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    This is so pretty, I just love the background die and the clean lines, beautiful!

  155. Patty Eifert April 6, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Oh Lord in Heaven…this post totally cracks me up!!! I’m just gonna say that my most happy card making place to go to is Laura Bassen’s rainbow card making heaven! You totally rocked it!!

  156. Shelley P April 6, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    The contrast and bold colours used makes this a very cool-looking card!

  157. Teresa L April 7, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  158. Kris Reeves April 7, 2018 at 1:10 am

    So colorful and fun!

  159. Aishah Asif April 7, 2018 at 1:10 am

    Love the geometric die you used! What a beautiful card!

  160. kathy krug April 7, 2018 at 1:26 am

    Beautiful inspiration. Thanks.

  161. Anushree Vaish April 7, 2018 at 1:29 am

    Yes,very much… happens to me often…LOL….I must say u came up with a lovely piece of art…thanks for sharing the story and inspiring me!!…This one is encouraging!!

  162. Boryana Y April 7, 2018 at 2:38 am


  163. Sharon L. April 7, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Great card, love the bold colors. Remember there are no mistakes only more creative opportunities.

  164. Rexann April 7, 2018 at 2:53 am

    Great card and it’s nice to have a honest sister!!? Thanks to all the great sponsors for all the wonderful prizes!!

  165. Jenny April 7, 2018 at 5:33 am

    Love the bold design. Thanks for sharing on this blog hop.

  166. Charlotte Deerborn April 7, 2018 at 5:54 am

    The contrast between the black and white side and the bold color side of your card is very stunning.

  167. Isabel Z April 7, 2018 at 6:59 am

    I love blog hops because they inspire me to create!!!

  168. Jbrodie April 7, 2018 at 7:07 am

    You have a unique vision. Nothing cookie cutter here

  169. cynthia link April 7, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Love the die you used to make your lovely card! This is so much fun getting such wonderful idea! Happy birthday altenew!

  170. Deepa Lakshman April 7, 2018 at 7:32 am

    I love the bold stripes with the delicate die cut. Fabulous card.

  171. Beth Ross April 7, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Isn’t it fun when we draw our inspiration from other great artists?! Yes, those bold colorful stripes draw your attention to the Dodec background die. Good job, beautiful card!

  172. Sonja April 7, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Love your card…LOVE that die!!!

  173. Julie Golding Page April 7, 2018 at 8:49 am

    The black on white design is really striking. And happy birthday to Altenew!

  174. Lee Ann Barrett April 7, 2018 at 8:51 am

    I do love Altenew’s florals, but I love their geometrics too! This card is bold and beautiful.

  175. Tami B April 7, 2018 at 8:57 am

    That die is fantastic, but the kicker for me was the “What would Laura B. do” line.

  176. Tish Schneider April 7, 2018 at 9:02 am

    It happens to me often, too. I usually throw it to the side for the time being and it usually gets reworked on a future day (with other added leftovers and discards that were added to the pile) into something that I usually end up liking. I like how you stuck with it though and love your end product. Those bold colors with that delicate lacy die ended up perfect together. Love when that happens! And thank you and all the sponsors for such wonderful prize opportunities. You’ve made your birthday feel more like ours! LOL!

  177. Paula Fuller April 7, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Beautiful graphic card. I have learned so much from everyone participating in this blog hop. Everyone is so generous with their prizes, but more importantly their time. Thanks so much.

  178. Brande April 7, 2018 at 9:20 am

    How exciting! Love that card – the bold pattern looks amazing!

  179. Cathy L April 7, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Wow. This. Is like a little birthday bonus ! Love. Altenew ! Thanks for sharing the ? love ❤️ l? ? ? ?

  180. DGolly April 7, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  181. Beth Bray April 7, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I love my Dodecagram st asap set and now I think I need the Dodec cover die to go with it. Great card.

  182. Jennifer Rasnick April 7, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Love how you used the dies.

  183. Vicki M April 7, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Love the variety of products that Altenew offers.

  184. Cynthia Martin April 7, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Love the geometric design of this card.

  185. Kathy April 7, 2018 at 11:22 am

    I love the bold colors and design.

  186. Arianna Barbara April 7, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Beautiful card!!!

  187. Caron B April 7, 2018 at 11:26 am

    The Dodec cover die is a must have. Beautiful card.

  188. Claudia April 7, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Happy 4th birthday, Altenew! Beautiful products!

  189. Marcia April 7, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Don’t know what your original card looked like but the end result is awesome.

  190. Mary Holshouser April 7, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    :Love Alteenew’s layering flowers.
    A fantastic new technique – in addition
    to the beautiful stamps they’ve had in
    the past. Thanks for helping them
    with their anniversary celebration.

  191. Brandi R April 7, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Wonderfully fun card! Love the design ♥

  192. Priyanka Kantak April 7, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Lovely card. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  193. Laurie Pickerel April 7, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Your card turned out great. I love that die! Thanks for the inspiration!

  194. Ann April 7, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    What a unique die and love how you worked with it! Congrats to Alte New!

  195. Patty Mello April 7, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Wow! Your card is amazing. I love the colors and the geometric feel to it.

  196. Miriam Prantner April 7, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Bold and graphic! Love how this turned out!

  197. Jan Metcalf April 7, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Love seeing all the ways you can use one die!

  198. Michal Danon April 7, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Love the geometric and graphic design!

  199. Angie Hall April 7, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Love the stripes with the ornate die cut. Great combo. We all have to start over some days. Don’t feel bad.

  200. Angela Person April 7, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Love seeing all the versatility from one die.

  201. Carol Rossouw April 7, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Beautiful card with gorgeous products. Congratulations to my favourite stamp company! I’m so glad I discovered Altenew early on with one of my all-time favourite stamp sets – Vintage Roses. Since then I have been stunned again and again by their beautiful products – especially their layering flowers. Here’s to many more happy years!

  202. Mary Holshouser April 7, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Love the bold die cut and the stripes of color
    at the side. Great design idea.
    thanks for sharing

  203. Olive M April 7, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    That cover die is so pretty and the black and white really stands out against the colors. Such a bright happy card. Thanks for sharing.

  204. Cynthia Baldwin April 7, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    I agree – the dark background w pretty die paired with the bright colors makes a lovely contrast.
    Altenew’s products are so lovely!

  205. Cathy sooley April 7, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Nice card, thanks for sharing.

  206. Helen Gullett April 7, 2018 at 5:01 pm


  207. Anita Sorensen April 7, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    I simply love the Altenew cover dies. Thanks for another great idea for their use.

  208. Teresa Medeiros April 7, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    I absolutely love Altenew! I actually just discovered them not too long ago and have already placed 3 orders! I can’t say enough about how beautiful their build-a-flower series of stamps are. Absolutely breathtaking!

  209. Barbara J. Baxter April 7, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Love your card! It is so different with the jewel-tone colors against the black. I also love the die you used!

  210. Mary J April 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Wonderful, thanks!

  211. Clara K April 7, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    The card you created with Altenew’s Dodec die is fabulous! I am also a huge fan of Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine!

  212. Karen P April 7, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Lovely copy of Laura Bassen> LOL! It is beautiful.

  213. Elenor Breen April 7, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Happy 4th Anniversary!

    And many, many more!

    I would love to win these prizes and give my card making stuff a lift!!!

  214. Tara W April 7, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    What a great card!!
    Happy 4th Anniversary!!
    Thank you for a chance to win.

  215. Carol April 7, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing all these inspiring ideas and techniques!

    Carol B

  216. Gayle Bartholomew April 7, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    Thank you for using some of Altenews other products (besides florals) and showing us how they can be used to create wonderful cards.

  217. Cathy Lillie April 7, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Well your sister gave you great advice…the card turned out great! Thanks for celebrating Altenew’s 4th Anniversary!
    Happy 12th Anniversary to SCT!

  218. Roz Kelly April 7, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Happy 4th Anniversary Altenew!!

  219. Sharon youngblood April 7, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    What a striking cars – I just love it, those colors really pop.

  220. Sylvia Tomala April 7, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Love the bold design!

  221. Carol K April 7, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    lovely card … beautiful geomeric touch

  222. Amy Wazwaz April 7, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win. Altenew always has such great products

  223. Jackie Smith April 7, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Love the colours used and bold background!

  224. Jan J April 7, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Wow, love that die. Thanks for sharing!

  225. Stephanie Stratton April 8, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Like the geometric background. Your products are great and thank you for both the inspiration and your generosity.

  226. Memoriesbymanda April 8, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Cool card. Love the combo of delicate die cut and colour blocking.

  227. scrapper al April 8, 2018 at 12:48 am

    Happy Anniversary Altenew! You make the best coverplate dies!

  228. Monica W April 8, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Love all the bold colors and the die cut detail. Thank you for sharing.

  229. 3kidmama April 8, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Love the graphic design of your card and am inspired by how you blended both colored stripes and the intricate die. Such a fun look and a great design that works for lots of occasions. Thanks for participating in the blog hop today and Happy 4th Anniversary, Altenew!

  230. Dawn T April 8, 2018 at 5:27 am

    The bright colours with the black and white really pops. A great card

  231. Linda F April 8, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Great bold graphic design.

  232. MandaLJ April 8, 2018 at 8:11 am

    This is a fabulous card – the intricate cover die looks wonderful next to the bold stripes!

  233. Michelle Hackett April 8, 2018 at 10:13 am

    That’s gorgeous. Black and white is so classy, and then to jazz it up with the diagonal stripes, it really works well. Great job.

  234. Mary-Anne V April 8, 2018 at 10:38 am

    What a wonderful dark base card…love the pop of colours with the stripes.

  235. Lauryne Cunningham April 8, 2018 at 11:11 am

    I love this card! It’s so bold and makes such a statement. I like how you used the delicate Dodec cover plate with the bright, bold colors!

  236. Andi April 8, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Happy birthday Altenew and SCT! Yep. Done the ‘I hate my card thing’ too! Great save.

  237. Kristie H April 8, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Lovely bold graphic card!

  238. Monika.buzsy April 8, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    What a cool card! Love the white die-cut paired with the colorful striped border! Great bold design.

  239. Sue McRae April 8, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Love the colors used for this graphic design!

  240. Shatha April 8, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Cute card.thanks for the prizes!

  241. Valerija April 8, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Wow, this is stunning! I love the design!

  242. Becky Doyle April 8, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    What a fun card thank you for sharing

  243. Super Stick Chick April 8, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Fabulous card and ideas. Love the geometric design.

  244. Sharon Taylor April 8, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Wow! Your colours and so beautiful and bold … love them. Thanks for sharing.

  245. Vanessa April 8, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Great cards and ideas!

  246. Annette Hindes April 8, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Fun! Bold Card!

  247. Anniek April 8, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    So beautiful!

  248. Liz O April 8, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Gorgeous inspiration, thanks for sharing!

  249. Maria P Bar April 8, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

  250. auntie em April 8, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    That is a great card! But you make a very good point. Sometimes when we look at a card or LO we are working on and don’t like it…we just aren’t finished with it yet. I have saved many of my creations from the shredder by adding some sparkle and bling. (I know, glitter is a dirty word to some but what great things it can do to paper! 😉
    Thanks for sharing your lovely work! 🙂

  251. Zehra Kapasi April 8, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Love the sophisticated look.

  252. Wendy Lambert April 8, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Yay, another exciting giveaway. Half the fun is just looking at new designers and products. This die is awesome!

  253. Amber Scholtz April 8, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Happy 4th Birthday Altenew! What a great way to celebrate.

  254. Karen Walker April 8, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    That is a gorgeous die, and your card is great!

  255. Cary Lombardo April 8, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Beautiful card- love the intricate die. Happy Birthday Altenew!

  256. Darshana April 8, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    What a beautiful card is! Love bold colors n graphic design.

  257. Leslie Williams April 8, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Lovely card! Bright colors and classic design!

  258. Kelly Malacko April 8, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Wow! Fantastic prize!

  259. Laura Peddicord April 9, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Such a pretty card and how lucky you are to have sister for her honest critique of your work. Thank you very much for sharing.

  260. Beverly Jordan April 9, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Happy Birthday Altenew! Gorgeous card made from their die cuts!! Love the bold color blocking!

  261. Ashley Loving April 9, 2018 at 1:17 am

    I really the love the black and white with the bold colors. Very different but I really like it ?

  262. Sue D April 9, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Very pretty. I like the colorful stripes and the die that was used.

  263. Rae H. April 9, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Love the texture of this design. TFS! Happy 4th Altenew!

  264. Tina Buttig April 9, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Love the birthday card! Very striking!

  265. Jennifer Petersen April 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Terrific card! Great use of your inspiration too. Where would we be without sisters to prod us along a bit.

  266. Sindhu April 9, 2018 at 11:17 am

    lovely card…

  267. Stephanie Beck April 9, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I think your card is truly lovely! The vivid colors and contrasts are really cheerful!

  268. Carrie April 9, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    That card is divine! I love the details. I love how you all celebrate! Giveaways are the best. 🙂 Thanks so much for your generosity.

  269. Krystle April 9, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    What a fun birthday celebration!

  270. Janet April 9, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    So bright and vibrant.

  271. Candice Richardson April 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    So beautiful! Thanks for always giving us the best ideas!

  272. Julie Shearer April 9, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Love the card!! Not your everyday kind of card!! It’s really beautiful and edgy!!

  273. Stacey Kowbel April 9, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Such a great card! I love the splash of colour with the black and white!

  274. Michelle April 9, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Love the card…it is fresh and bold. I really like when we go out of our comfort zone and create something that we can be proud of. The design of the card speaks to me. LOL! Happy Birthday Altenew!

  275. lee April 9, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    What a great card!! happy birthday!!

  276. Nita K. April 9, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Gorgeous card! I love the colors against the black.

  277. Riette Badenhorst April 10, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Oooh nice die! And yes, working for however long on a card and at the end it’s just ‘bleh’ 🙂 Loving the inspiration here!

  278. Marjorie DUMONTIER April 10, 2018 at 7:47 am

    That’s such a gorgeous card design !

  279. Sally H. April 10, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Thanks for all the inspiration and such amazing giveaways!

  280. Barbara M April 10, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Great impact, I’ll have to add this die to my wish list.

  281. Cindy C. April 10, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Oh what a fun card!! Very unique indeed!

  282. Trish F April 10, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Great card and you can always rely on sisters to tell the truth, but I’m sure your first attempt was nice too. Thanks for sharing!

  283. Anita April 10, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    what a gorgeous card! love the bold colours 🙂

  284. Terri Armstrong April 11, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Oh I love that die!! What a beautiful card!

  285. Lisa April 11, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    What aa beautiful card! Thank you for the inspiration!

  286. Keena April 11, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    I love your sisters response!! Lovely card!!

  287. Amber Scholtz April 11, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    I love Scrapbook Cards and Today! Inspiration on every page.

  288. Lisascreativeniche April 12, 2018 at 7:59 am

    This is beautiful! I too love the white intricacy over the black!

  289. Lynnscraps April 12, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Love this bold graphic design.

  290. Kanan Pandya April 12, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Beautiful card with the bright colors and pretty graphic look. 🙂

  291. Teresa Godines #6857 April 12, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Love how colorful your project is. Thanks for the inspiration

  292. Jodi C April 12, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    I will have to remember the “what would Laura Bassen do” when I am stuck ? Thanks for the inspiration ?!!!!

  293. Susan O'Halloran April 12, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Beautiful, bold design! Great juxtaposition of the color with the black and white die cut!

  294. Tracey Magner April 13, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Great card, love it and I love how you used all the colors. Thanks for sharing.

  295. Cat Craig April 13, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Stunning and bold.

  296. Melissa Storms April 13, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    The lacy look is so pretty and is a beautiful touch.

  297. Henriëtte April 14, 2018 at 7:59 am

    O yeh Susan, sometimes I make something I have had in my mind for some time and then it turns out to be horrible and usually it ends up in the trash. Thank you for this gorgeous card wiht the great Altenew background die, I love it,

  298. Karen Rice April 14, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    A really cool card–I have never seen that die before and I thought I have seen all of Altenew’s products–thanks for using it!

  299. Annalisa April 14, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    I love how this card turned out. Hard as it is, it’s really nice having someone who will tell you when you can do better. I love the delicacy of the dodecadie (probably not the real name, but the only thing that’s popping into my head) with the bold stripes. Thanks for sharing with us and helping celebrate Altenew’s birthday!

    And the ever-so-pertinent question of “What would Laura Bassen do?” made this pop into my head:
    When I find myself in crafting trouble,
    Laura Bassen comes to me,
    Speaking words of wisdom:

  300. Nandini Karmarkar April 15, 2018 at 4:08 am

    Very beautiful and different card. Love the graphic feel.

  301. Bev Karolak April 15, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Awesome card! Love the colours. Thanks for sharing. ?

  302. Patt H. April 15, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Love this bold & beautiful creation! Never throw any creation out as usually it can be tweaked & turn into one of your favorites. Yours is fabulous!

  303. Jean marmo April 15, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Bold and bright! Love this!

  304. Becky Kjer Flammang April 15, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Just beautiful!

  305. Kathy P April 15, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Awesome card, and I agree…the bold stripey papers are perfect! What a fun card!

  306. F. Andre April 15, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Sweet card. Yes, I am quite often unhappy with my cards, but we tend to be our harshest critics.

  307. Yasmine April 15, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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