Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Altenew: A Year In Review: Crafters' Edition Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends!  I have been so honored to have had the chance to guest design for Altenew this year, and I'm so thrilled to be participating in the Year In Review blog hop!  And there are some awesome prizes--keep reading for the details!

We were to choose four of our most favorite Altenew projects from 2022, and let me tell you, that wasn't easy!!  There is lots of gorgeous inspiration in this hop and I have the complete hop lineup listed below.  If you would like to start from the beginning, head over to the Altenew card blog.  You should have arrived here from the blog of Karen Reátegui!

Now onto my four favorite Altenew cards!

This card featuring the Craft-A-Flower: Cape Marguerite die set is by far my most favorite card I made for 2022!  I just love how the dimensional flowers just pop off of the dark blue background that was embossed with the Angled Mosaic 3D embossing folder!  Check out all of the details of this beautiful card on this blog post.

Next up is the card I made using the gorgeous Bountiful Bouquet stamp set and coordinating dies.  I absolutely love the colors of the Sweet Dreams ink cube set!  See all of the details on my blog post.

This card features the beautiful Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch stamp.  I could have created two cards from this beauty, but I just wanted to feature the entire image on one card.  This blog post has all of the details of my coloring.

I created these two cards from one panel where I used the embossing folder that was in the Craft Your Life: Seasonal Blooms Project Kit.  After I colored the gorgeous image, I cut it in two to make the cards.  Check out the details HERE.

Be sure to leave a comment here on my blog before you head over to the awesome blog of Bobby Hagen!


Over $500 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $100 gift card to 1 lucky winner, 3 $50 gift cards, and 27 $10 gift cards. Winners will be chosen from both blog hop #1 and blog hop #2. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog HERE by 12/27/2022 for a chance to win.

Wait, there's MORE!


We would also LOVE to see YOUR favorite handmade cards, layouts, home decor, etc. featuring Altenew products! Feel free to share them on social media or on your blog using the hashtag #AltenewBest2022. You may also add a link by clicking the blue button below.


FOUR lucky crafters will each win a $15 gift certificate to our store! Winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/29/2022. We are looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations!

Blog Hop Order:

Altenew Card Blog

Erin Thompson

Annemarie Caister


Karen Brown

Claire Apostoloff

Mindy Eggen

Fiona Duff

Karen Reátegui

Carol Hintermeier

Bobby Hagen

Michelle Short

Lorena Brougher

Michelle Burnier


  1. These are stunning! I LOVE the bright colors and beautiful flowers!

  2. Gorgeous! So bright and full of joy! But my favorite card is the first one, Cape Marguerite...that blue background, embossed with the Angled Mosaic 3D folder is so stunning! It really caught my eye. Thank you, and Merry Christmas! 💜🎄💜

  3. Beautiful cards. I just love the Seasonal Blooms.

  4. Thanks so much for all the lovely insipiration this past year Carol. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  5. love your cards - the colors are very striking :)

  6. Carol your florals are always so gorgeous. I can't pick one as a favorite. Altenew makes so many beauties. I have some of them myself. Wonderful job and all the best in 2023! TFS

  7. The BLUE flowers with GREEN leaves look amazing

  8. Beautiful cards with these lovely florals! The last cards with the embossing folder are so pretty! Love that design!

  9. Wow! Stunning cards! I love how you made two cards out of the Seasonal Blooms project kit- great colors, too!

  10. All of your cards are gorgeous.

  11. Love your cards! My favorite is the Cape Marguerite it's stunning with the blue embossed background! Love it! Merry Christmas!

  12. Cape Marguerite has been on my wish list for a long time. It is so beautiful.

  13. Love these gorgeous cards, Carol! The Cape Marguerite is my favorite; it is on my wishlist!

  14. Hi Carol. I really love the Blue card with the tulips. Thanks for helping us remember these beautiful cards from 2022. I look forward to more in the new year.


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