Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew‘s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop. I’m so excited to be part of it this year. You should have arrived from Kathy‘s blog. I’ll include the full list below for your convenience:


Simon Says Stamp

May Sukyong Park

Laura Bassen

Kristina Pokazanieva

Kathy Racoosin

Vincenza Gudor —You are here—

Erum Tasneem

Nicole Picadura

Svitlana Shayevich

Chameleon Pens

Kelly Latevola

Flora Monika Farkas

Dana Gong

Vicky Papaioannou

This is such an exciting event. Lots of prizes and special offers!

Special Offer:

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 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 with us, 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

The layout I created for today’s hop is all about the first scrapbook collection Altenew came out with. I remember staring at all the gorgeous papers and embellishments and just drooling over every single piece. With its watercolor effects, the Reflection Collection is still a favorite.

I started by picking the striped paper as backgroung. My idea was to create a tone-on-tone look, and I kind of did at the end, but there is more going on on this page. I used the Rose Filament Die set to cut out all the roses, that I arranged in a circular shape. I just wanted to see the outline of the roses, so I didn’t back them with patterned paper.

I then built a few layers behind my picture and adhered it down with foam dots. Since in the photo you can notice a wheel, I thought the bicycle chipboard sticker would be the perfect embellishment.

To make the colors pop up more and create that tone-on-tone look I mentioned above, I made some pinwheels in coordinating cardstock and placed them on the left side of the page.

Some enamel dots and wood veneer buttons from the same Reflection Collection finished the layout.

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.

Your next stop is the wonderful Erum!

Thank you for stopping by! Have fun hopping along!

382 thoughts on “Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

  1. Such a fun layout! I love the little pinwheels on top of the die cut roses. The design forming a wreath around your photos is a winner. Great job! Thanks for participating in the blog hop today. Happy Anniversary, Altenew!


  2. OMG, I’m not even sure where to start! Your layout is really beautiful! I love the colors, layering and pinwheels. Thanks for the inspiration.


  3. What a beautiful page! Love the rainbow paper in the background. The rose outlines allows for the colours to shine through and is so pretty. Then adding the tone on tone coloured pinwheel adds so much dimension. All the added embellishments and layers adds interest and seem to finish off the layout perfectly. I love everything about this page!!


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