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Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway (over $1,900 in Total Prizes)

Hi Lovelies!

So glad that you have joined me to wish a very Happy Birthday to Altenew!!! Welcome to the first day of the 8th Anniversary Blog Hop!

I hope you made it over to me after checking out Jenny Colacicco beautiful work. Also, if you did not start the hop at the beginning, be sure to visit my friends at Simon Says Stamp and enjoy all the amazing inspiration!

Don't forget to comment before you leave so that you can be eligible to participate in this ginormous Giveaway and be sure not to miss the Special Offer! And did I mention the free shipping? The good news just keeps coming; check out all the details at the end of this post. Let's get to today's cards which are about celebrating crafty friends. LOL

All the coloring today will be done with Stencils and paper-piecing from one of Altenew's many fabulous paper pads. Let's go over all the key supplies:

The full list is shown in the Supplies Gallery at the end of this post for your convenience.

Wait!! before we get started, we can't have a birthday without some cake! (Forgive me, the hamster is just too cute!!!)


CRAFTING MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER CARD - Layered Stenciling, Stamping and Die-cutting

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


  • Altenew An Artist's Collection Stamp Set

  • Altenew An Artist's Collection Stencil Set

  • Altenew An Artist's Collection Die Set

  • Altenew Connected Geometric 3D Embossing Folder

  • Altenew Terrazza Tile Stencil Set

  • Altenew Mini Blending Brushes

  • Altenew Detail Blending Brushes

  • Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Pads - Fresh Lemon, Honey Drizzle

If you follow my posts, you may know that I am not always excited about coloring with markers, so I love when stamp sets have matching stencils so that I can do some super easy coloring!

You will need the following inks to color the crafty supplies die-cut:


Stamp the bottom 2 images in Jet Black ink.

Ink the "jar" evenly in Fresh Lemon.

To add a little depth to the coloring of the jar, select the Mini Blending Brush and Honey Drizzle ink.

Ink the brush and blend a little of the darker yellow color on the right side of the jar.

Align the stencil to color the brush bristles. Select the detail blending brushes and Caramel Toffee and Paper Bag inks.

Ink the #10 brush in Caramel Toffee Ink and color the paintbrush bristles all over.

Ink the #5 brush in Paper Bag Ink and color the base area of the paintbrush bristles.

After cleaning*, ink the #5 brush in Limestone ink and color the metal part of the paintbrush that holds the bristles, ink again in Silver Stone ink and darken sections of this part of the brush..

Select the ____, Hydrangea, Aqualicious, Grass Fields and Fresh Lemon inks. Align the stencil over the handle of the brushes.

  • Color the handles using the selected inks, adding a second layer of the same color in sections to shade and darken parts of the handle.

  • Finish with re-aligning the stencil over the remaining brush and color with Fresh Lemon and Maple Yellow.

  • Color the last remaining brush bristles with Silver Stone and Dark Night.

When you are all done it should look a bit like this.

Die-cut and layer.

Stencil the Terrazzo Tile background layers in Limestone, Silver Stone and Industrial Diamond inks. Stamp the Sentiment in Jet Black.

Trim the Terrazzo background to 4 3/4" x 3 1/2". Adhere the diecuts. Apply foam tape to the back and adhere to an embossed 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.

Too cute!

Yes, for me Crafting makes most things better!


YOU COLOR MY WORLD CARD - Die-cutting and Paper-Piecing

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


  • Altenew An Artist's Collection Stamp Set

  • Altenew Waveform Die

  • Altenew All About Thanks Die Set

  • Altenew Poured Acrylic Paper Pad

  • Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Pads - Jet Black

This last card is a breeze, so I have just saved a few pictures to walk you through it, though they are likely overkill! :-)

Crafting has not only been a retreat for me after a hectic workweek, but opened up a world of creativity, sharing and friendship. Altenew has been a wonderful part of that journey and I'm honored to help them celebrate today.

As promised, see details below about a Special Offers, the Giveaway and even more inspiration along the Blog Hop!

Special Offer:

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY8TH or $8 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV22 at checkout with Altenew. Offer valid from 04/04/2022 at 12:01 am EDT through 04/06/2022 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Giveaway Prizes:

Over $1,900 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $80 Gift Certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy Online Class ($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners. There are also 25 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes::

Be sure to leave comments by 4/13/2022 for a chance to win one of 49 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 49 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on theAltenew Card Blog on 4/21/2022.

Blog Hop Order:

Be sure to hop along and get inspired by the work of these fabulous designers:


I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All products were personally purchased. I was not paid to do this post and love the products that I share. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop at Simon Says Stamp.


JOYFUL! Spring crafting inspiration by the bucketful! Happy Anniversary!


Totally love your awesome cards Keisha, especially the first one. That's a real Happy Crafter Card! Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful Easter weekend.


Jen Petersen
Jen Petersen
Apr 13, 2022

Hi from Utah! Lovely cards!


Apr 12, 2022

Love those cards...Beautiful...


Annette Reed
Annette Reed
Apr 12, 2022

These are both great, but I am loving that colorful background on the second card. That paper pack looks wonderful. I really like acrylic pouring. Its fun but messy, so having a paper pad that mimics it is perfect.

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