Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop + Giveaways

Welcome to the annual Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop! I’m so thrilled to be part of this wonderful hop alongside so many of my crafty friends and a company that I dearly love working with. Altenew established in 2014, just a few months before I started crafting, and I had been a huge fan and customer of their products from the very first day. My first purchases from Altenew included the Painted Flowers, Vintage Roses, and Super Script sets, which I still use in my current projects to this very day! I’ll never let go of them.

Fast forward a little more than 4 years brings us to today’s celebration of the growth, the success, and so many relationships built around Altenew. In honor of this event, I’ve created a bright and happy floral card to represent the brightness and positive vibe of this community. Altenew, you’ve made my crafty world brighter!

The floral set I chose to work with is called Life is Awesome and it is a floral layered stamp set. I love this set so, so much! And with my Altenew dye ink collection, I stamped these images with my stamping platform and die cut them out with the coordinating dies.

For the reds, I used the Tea Party collection, which includes the colors Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Heartbeat, and Vineyard Berry. For the blues, I used the Deep Sea Blues collection, which includes the colors Sea Breeze, Turqouise, Tide Blue, and Starlight. My yellow flowers were stamped with the Summer Afternoon collection, which includes Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee, and Paperbag. And lastly, I stamped the greens using Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Evergreen.

I die cut an oval frame out of a piece of A2 sized white card stock to arrange my flowers around. Behind the window, I blended a background with Broken China and Tumbled Glass distress oxide inks, and then heat embossed my sentiment in the center in white. This sentiment is from the Hello Sunshine stamp set.

To complete the card, I added a little glow to the border by blending the edge with the Warm Sunshine dye ink. Then I layered it on over craft foam, and added the flowers with liquid adhesive and foam squares.

Blog Hop

This post is part of the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you would have arrived here from Raquel’s blog and your next stop is the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog! You can find the full blog hop list or start at the beginning from the Altenew Card Blog.


To celebrate this day, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE (5) lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering even MORE prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of the blogs in the hop and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.

Wait there’s more!! A winner will also be drawn for a $20 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner from this blog post! Please leave a comment on this post by Saturday, December 8th, 2018 for a chance to win. Winner will be posted in the Giveaways Page on Sunday, December 9th, 2018.

UPDATE: Congratulations Patricia Mather! Please e-mail by 12/9/18 with the subject line “Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Winner from Keeway’s Blog” to claim your prize!

Crafty Sales

Enjoy some free US shipping or $5 off international shipping while you’re shopping with Altenew by using the promo code FRIENDS18 at checkout!  The offer is valid from 11/29/2018 at 12:01 am EST through 12/1/2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

In addition, these ongoing promotions and new releases are worth checking out!

  • Have you seen the recent November 2018 release? If you love stencils and ink sprays, be sure to take a look!
  • Enjoy the great deals up to 45% off on select items in the Sale collection from now through 12/2/2018.
  • Altenew has more amazing products rolling out very soon, and in the process they are clearing out older products. Check out the Clearance collection for last chance discounts up to 50% off! Once the product sells out, it will no longer be available.


  1. I am always so inspired by your creations–thank you.

  2. What fun! Thank you for the lovely inspiration and the giveaways!!

  3. Keeway your card is so pretty! I love the way you created the window.

  4. I love the frame idea. Beautiful! Thank you!

  5. Thank you for sharing your talent. Lovely card!

  6. I just love the fresh, bright colors of this card! The flowers are just beautiful!

  7. Such a sunny card!

  8. Supercute!

  9. Really pretty set. Painted Flowers was my first Altenew purchase too. love it still.

  10. your colors are beautiful and I also love the layout! so pretty

  11. Nice and colorful……

  12. Gorgeous color and such a happy card overall!! Pinned it for some tropical inspiration.

  13. Beautiful card…

  14. So very pretty!!

  15. I love the flowers framing the oval window you die cut and the colors are so cheerful! Love it!

    1. Hi Patricia! Congratulations, you’ve been randomly selected as the winner for the $20 gift certificate to Altenew! Please e-mail by 12/20/2018 with the subject line “Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Winner from Keeway’s Blog” to claim your prize!

  16. Pretty card!

  17. Love this gorgeous card! The colors are so pretty.

  18. Truly lovely and elegant!! What a wonderful card!

  19. What lovely colors! Beautiful card.

  20. Thanks for sharing this lovely card.

  21. lovely card – love the graded blue colors in the oval!

  22. Fabulous card. Super cheerful.

  23. Your card is very neat and so pretty Keeway – I love the oval opening on the front with the tiny bit of ink blending around!

  24. Sweet card. I love the colors you chose and the way you recessed the ink blended center panel. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Glorious card!
    Love the glow
    on the oval to
    frame the flowers.
    Carla from Utah

  27. I always enjoy seeing what you have created for us and this is beautiful. The inspiration we receive from Altenew and all the crafty friends on this hop is totally amazing. Thank you!

  28. Love the design to showcase the pretty layered florals

  29. Lovely card!Thanks for the inspiration! What a wonderful blog hop to celebrate this great international crafty community!

  30. You made the flowers very beautiful. Love the card

  31. Lovely card.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Your card is very pretty and inspiring!

  33. The colors of this card are so fun! Perfect for a friend or loved one .. in this case my little girl whose nickname is Sunshine .. I am just in love with this card!!

  34. Beautifully designed and colored. Love how you inked
    around the oval.

  35. I just love the tropical, happy vibe of this beautiful card!

  36. Beautiful card.

  37. Wow, this is a beauty. Love the colors you chose for this,

  38. This bloghop is very inspiring! So many beautiful creations. Happy to be a crafter!!!

  39. Love how you used the flowers to frame the sentiment.

  40. I love the bright, cheerful colors of your card! Makes me happy just looking at it!

  41. Beautiful card. Love framed sentiment.

  42. Stunning work. The card is gorgeous.

  43. Beautiful card 😍 Thanks for sharing!!!

  44. Beautiful card!

  45. always love your bright color choices. Very pretty.

  46. I love the simplicity this card exhibits.

  47. Such a bright, happy card! I really love the tropical look, and it’s refreshing to see a card like this in the midst of red-and-green holiday card season. The blue background really makes it feel tropical. Beautiful!

  48. The background is fun & creative, very cool!

  49. Beautiful card and lovely colors!

  50. Your cards always impress. You do such beautiful work. I love the brightness of this card.

  51. I love floral cards and yours is especially beautiful! Nice design and pretty colors.

  52. Your card is beautiful. The colors are perfect.

  53. Gorgeous card, I really like the oval window and its bright colours.

  54. Beautiful and I love all of the bright colors!!

  55. What a beautiful happy card!

  56. This is very pretty.

  57. Very very lovely. I am really inspired to do something similar!

  58. Beautiful card, makes me think of summer days.

  59. Love this use of color combination and detail–from the ombre background to the subtle frame edging! Well done for a cheerful, bright greeting!

  60. Truly a beautiful card. Thanks for the chance to win.

  61. Loved your card, it’s so soothing. Beautiful card.

  62. Vintage Rose was my first Altenew purchase as well., It was my first experience with layered stamping. It was a gam changer for me. Thanks, Altenew.

  63. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  64. Love the framing with the added flowers. Very pretty cad

  65. Ooooo, Keeway, I love these colors! So pretty and vibrant.

  66. This is such a cheerful card – I love the vibrant colors!

  67. Such a beautiful card!

  68. Such a beautiful card! I just ordered that stamp set. I can’t wait to get it.
    Thanks so much for sharing your design…

  69. Beautiful card, I like the colors very much.

  70. Pretty colors!

  71. Beautiful work. Thank you

  72. I like so much about this card – the layering and the background behind the sentiment are really gorgeous.

  73. Great story about your favorites from Altenew. I love the sentiment in the card you created.

  74. thank you for the opportunity and the great hop and great creativity

  75. This is BREATHTAKING!! I Love the coloring and your color choices are just stunning!

  76. Great colors – feels summery.

  77. Beautiful frame image to highlight the sweet sentiment.

  78. I love the color combo you chose! And the little penguins are adorable!

  79. Thanks for sharing!

  80. Love this card so much!!

  81. Just beautiful!

  82. I love how the flowers frame the beautiful background and sentiment!

  83. Bright, Cheery card! thanks for sharing

  84. Beautiful framed card!

  85. Beautiful colors

  86. Love the beautiful window frame you made.

  87. love the cutout idea – great job – angelkisses

  88. I love the beautiful colors in this card. Your coloring is outstanding.

  89. Your card is so pretty! Love the colors and design!

  90. Beautiful colours. Feels like summer

  91. So glad I found your blog!! Love your style!

  92. This is so pretty and cheery!

  93. Lovely card…like sunshine on a rainy day.

  94. I love EVERYTHING about this card! Your style is beautifully striking!

  95. So we’ll done , love the painterly look !

  96. Beautiful card Keeway. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

  97. Lovely card I really like the colors

  98. YES your card is very pretty and cheerful could be Altenew “poster child” LOL When I think of Altenew these flowers come to mind … They bring a smile !

  99. Lovely card, Keeway. Like the cut framing for your sentiment. tfs

  100. There are so many things I love about this card. Have to try this technique.

  101. So beautiful!!! I love the framed sentiment and the blending!!!

  102. Such a beautiful and cheerful card!! Love the design and colors! 🙂

  103. Beautiful, tropical colors are enhance your design! wow!

  104. I saw this on Instagram earlier and was just blown away. This card is amazing and the colors are perfect. I love your work. Thanks for your inspiration!

  105. Your beautiful flowers frame that so lovely!

  106. I love the colors

  107. the whole card is pretty but I love the glow you got by coloring the edge of your cutout. I am going to borrow this from you. thanks.

  108. Love the bright and beautiful colors on this card. It feels very joyful and uplifting. I think we could all use a little of this in our lives. Thanks so much for sharing your art.🐧

  109. Beautiful card with such details

  110. I love what you’ve done here. Great products as well. Thank you.

  111. I like the colors you chose for your beautiful card.

  112. Beautiful card with bright cheerful colors. Very creative.

  113. great use of colors and layers

  114. What an absolutely gorgeous card! Love everything about it from the soft blended background to your beautiful design !

  115. Such a beautiful combination of colors – love the bright vibe and I do understand what you mean about falling in love with Altenew… I love Altenew too….

  116. Love the color combo…so pretty!

  117. Stunning card. I love how the flowers are arranged around the oval and the colors you chose for them. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

  118. Lovely card. The flowers are the perfect frame for the sentiment! Love the colors you used.

  119. So pretty and sweet! Love the colour you have added to the edge of the oval window. And the floral frame is gorgeous.

  120. Stunning card, love the colours and how you inked around the oval!

  121. Your card is inspirational and cheery!Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

  122. I adore this card! The design is beautiful!

  123. What fun tropical colors! Beautiful!

  124. I love everything about this card. The beautiful colors, the background and the super sweet sentiment!

  125. Such a pretty card!

  126. A gorgeous card Keeway, the colours are so fresh and pretty.
    Altenew has made my crafting ‘brighter’ also since getting a number of their amazing floral sets. Love THEM!

  127. Very nice, this would be a good one to have on hand. Thanks for sharing your designs

  128. Very nice, light and airy. Thanks

  129. So pretty and colorful! I love how you highlighted the oval window too.

  130. What a bright, soft and sun shiny card! Colors are so happy. Thanks for the inspiration.

  131. Beautiful! Wonderful color choice

  132. Thanks, this is so pretty!

  133. Very pretty card. Love the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing with us.

  134. It’s a dark, dreary, foggy day and then
    this card popped up. Love the blue
    sky and the beautiful flowers.
    Warming to my heart. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  135. How beautiful is this! I am new to card making and love seeing the different color combinations crafters like yourself come up with. Thank you for sharing this post! It was very helpful!

  136. Such a beautiful and sunny card! 🙂

  137. Great job on your card! It’s beautiful, and I love your choice of color. TFS–have a blessed day.

  138. two wwordsa… Lovely and pinning it!

  139. Love the colors

  140. So pretty! I love how you framed the opening and how the blue fades out!

  141. This colorful card makes me want to get to a tropical location pronto! Thank you for being part of the blog hop!

  142. Wonderful card! It’s like a visit to a beautiful beach to escape the dreary weather outside.

  143. Right about now, in the middle of Christmas cards, it was refreshing to see the beautiful colors you used on your non holiday cards!

  144. I love the beautiful colors in your card! This design is so fresh and bright!

  145. Beautiful card – I love how you added that gorgeous blue inking to the center panel – it is a lovely, fresh palette and the card is so bright and cheery.

  146. Beautiful…love the colors!

  147. Such a beautiful card. I love the fresh color palette!

  148. Beautiful colors

  149. Just beautiful!! And the blues that you chose for your flowers match perfectly (at least on my monitor…) with the those distress inks.

  150. What a gorgeous card! You’re right, it is bright and cheerful. TFS!

  151. It looks like some antique mirror. Beautiful!

  152. Beautiful card, I love the “glow” around your oval and your ink blending is awesome with these pretty florals. The Painted Flowers and Super script words were MY first Altenew purchases too! And yep, I still use them as well. TFS

  153. Loving the shading on the blue background window. Gorgeous frame with flowers.

  154. Very pretty!

  155. Lovely card – I especially like the sentiment! Thanks for sharing : )

  156. Love the frame and the vibrant colors you chose. Thanks for sharing.

  157. Very pretty card! Reminds me of summer!! Lovely

  158. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card Keeway. I love the oval cut out and the framing of it with your beautifully coloured flowers. Love your colour choices too. Very inspiring!

  159. Pretty florals …love the design with the blue oval.

  160. Very bright and pretty. Makes one feel uplifted!

  161. your card surely is full of sunshine in those lovely vibrant colors – beautiful!!

  162. Pretty bright and vibrant card with such a sweet sentiment! Love it!

  163. Beautiful card! 🙂 I love the colors.

  164. Sooo beautiful. You always create the most gorgeous cards!

  165. I love the beautiful burst of colors! Wintertime is so blah here in the Midwest and I miss the flowers and sunshine. Your card brought a little of that back and put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing!

  166. So pretty, Keeway! I love the fresh color palette you chose!

  167. Enjoying the Crafty Friends blog hop! So many fabulous creations! Gorgeous coloring on these lovely flowers! Beautiful card!

  168. So many lovely colors, all combined beautifully for such a cheerful card.

  169. Pretty design.. love the who idwa of this card so fresh and breathy. Amazing as your usual.

  170. Your card is lovely. The florals look wonderful against that background and I really like the way you framed the oval cutout.

  171. AQnyone would love to get this card.

  172. I love this card! So fresh looking.

  173. Beautiful card. Your flowers are just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  174. beautiful card
    love the colors you used in your design
    thanks for sharing

  175. Love the flowers framing the oval. Lovely

  176. Such a pretty card!

  177. Such a pretty and unique card. Thank you for the inspiration!

  178. Gorgeous, Keeway, yet another fantastic design came from under your crafty hands! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!

  179. Beautiful card, I love the colors you’ve used!

  180. I’m so taken with that blue speckled background… so like a robin’s egg! It makes the gorgeous flowers POP!

  181. I love the ocean view look to this card

  182. Such a great card!

  183. what a cheerful card.

  184. Merry Christmas and beautiful design.

  185. What a pretty card! The glow is such a good idea, it really does remind me of warm sunshine!

  186. Merry Christmas. And what a beautiful card, wow you are talented.

  187. i really like this card that you have created, the yellow around the oval makes it glow! thanks for sharing.

  188. This card really does capture the happy, loving, supportive vibe of the crafty community. I love how you put this together, and the tips on some of the sets you’ll never let go of. Thanks for sharing your creative energy with us!

  189. Your card is beautiful! I love how you used the blues in the center with the golden color around the oval with the added floral element. Just gorgeous!

  190. Beautiful the design….thanks for inspiring…

  191. So pretty! Love the coloring!

  192. An incredebly lovely card, great colour use and a card you can send to anyone. Thank you so much for sharing Keeway.

  193. Beautiful card!

  194. Hi Keeway! You’ve out done yourself with this beautiful card 🙂 It’s so bright and upbeat! What a tribute to Altenew! Thanks for inspiring us!!!

  195. Awesome card

  196. Beautiful card! Love the colour combination.

  197. Such a beautiful card!

  198. I love how bright and beautiful this card is! Thanks for sharing!

  199. I love the bright colors and the floral theme of this card. I’ve been so focused on the holidays lately and this is a breath of fresh air!

  200. Beautiful card !! Loved the color combo used and the design.

  201. What a gorgeous card for the spring and summer! Love the oval cut out with the beautifully inked blue background. Very pretty colors!

  202. Nice framing of the oval with the flowers.

  203. Very cheerful and colorful!! I love the colors you chose!! I am trying to build up my Altenew products as well. I just received my watercolor set and watercolor markers. Fun fun fun!!

  204. Beautiful creation, I love how your framed the oval on 2 sides with the florals!

  205. Beautiful card. Love the colors.

  206. Stunning card! I always forget to use my oval dies… going to go make a card from your inspiration. Thanks!

  207. Your card is beautiful and so full of life and brightness, just like this amazing papercrafting industry! I’ve only been cardmaking/papercrafting for several months but have found everyone so helpful, sharing, and caring, I love it! Thanks for sharing your story, your card, and the always awesome inspiration.

  208. Love the explaination of how you chose to make this card…and I agree! Altenew has made my world brighter too! Love their products and the reason that they are doing the hop highlighting the wonderful crafty community! Love the way you framed the opening with beautiful flowers and the hint of sunshine!

  209. Bright and cheerful cards

  210. Love the background, such a bright and cheerful card,

  211. Beautiful card! Love the happy, bright colors you chose. 🙂

  212. Pretty card, love the bright colors.

  213. Wow! Gorgeous card and fabulous colors! Thanks for the inspiration.

  214. What a gorgeous card – so summery (perfect for the weather here in Sydney!)

  215. Keeway, what a lovely design! I love the blended blue oval and the way the flower are used to frame it. So pretty!!

  216. So pretty! Love your coloring.

  217. Love these colors together!

  218. Beautiful card! Love the design and your color choices; that blue is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  219. Lovely framing of the sentiment on this gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  220. Wonderful card