Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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


I'm so excited to be taking part in Altenew's Year in Review Blog Hop.  You should have arrived here from Carol Hintermeier.  If you get lost, you can always begin at Altenew Card Blog.

It all started with this card.

I won the April Inspiration Challenge using the Sweet Violet Build a Flower and Watercolor Stripes Cover Die.  That gave me the opportunity to participate in a blog hop in August.  You can read all about the card here.

Positive Vibes is the stamp set used for this card found on my blog here.

This card features the Craft a Flower Climber on the Checkered Squares embossing folder and a sentiment from the One-Go Birthday stamp and die set.  You can see the post here.

For this card I colored the embossing folder using the stencils, all from Craft Your Life - Always Sunshine. The information about this card is found here


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.


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.

Next on the hop is the wonderful Michelle Short. Thanks so much for dropping by. 

Altenew Card Blog

Erin Thompson

Annemarie Caister


Karen Brown

Claire Apostoloff

Mindy Eggen

Fiona Duff

Karen Reátegui

Carol Hintermeier

Bobby Hagen - You are here

Michelle Short

Lorena Brougher

Michelle Burnier


  1. I love the textures! Gorgeous cards!

  2. Cannot choose a favorite! Love the violets...we get a yard full each year, and purple & blue are my favorite colors! The Checkered Squares embossing folder is so cool...I just got mine yesterday! Merry Happy Everything! 💜🎄💜

  3. Really wonderful way to end the year, Bobby! Congratulations, my friend! Every card as pretty as can be!

  4. Wow! How exciting and well deserved, Bobby! Beautiful cards!

  5. How fun is this! Congratulations, Bobby! All of your cards are just lovely. The last one is my favorite!

  6. Definitely gorgeous cards, and it's easy to see why you chose these beauties!

  7. I love your cards especially the Always Sunshine .

  8. Gorgeous cards, everyone is my favorite, Merry Christmas, hugs, Lori m

  9. All the cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for all the lovely insipiration Bobbie, Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  10. gosh - your cards are so beautifully made - I LOVE the leaf one - awesome colors

  11. Altenew has such an array of beautiful florals. All of these cards are just so pretty. I have several of these dies and have found them so easy and fun to work with. Nicely done and Happy Holidays!

  12. Beautiful cards... love the textures ❤️

  13. So, so beautiful. I love all your bright colors, Altenew is so lucky to have you. Merry Christmas, my friend, and all the best in 2023~ Hugs!

  14. Congrats on being part of the blog hop, Bobby! Your Altenew cards are AMAZING!! Merry Christmas! xx

  15. I especially love ENJOY YOUR DAY. The flowers are so pretty.

  16. Beautiful cards! I love the colors you used on the last card with the embossed leaves!

  17. Beautiful cards! I love the colors on the last one!

  18. Beautiful cards! My favorite is the violet card with the watercolor stripes cover die! Merry Christmas!

  19. Love each one of these gorgeous cards, Bobby! The last one is especially beautiful!

  20. Hi Bobby. Thanks for helping us remember these beautiful cards from 2022. I look forward to more in the new year.

  21. Your cards are so beautiful. The flowers are all so lovely, and then your stunning background creates a piece of art!