Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway...

Thank you Nancy Souza for sending you here. The year 2021 is almost over. This is a good time to look back and remember all the good times we had! This blog hop starts at the Altenew Card Blog and showcases the work of the most amazing and talented crafters in this year!

This year was a landmark year in my crafting journey. I have been following Altenew right from its inception in 2014. When the Educator program was announced I applied with a lot of hope but very little confidence. Imagine my surprise when I made it through the screening process and got selected! The whole
journey was amazing and I am so happy I did it!

In 2021 I finally crossed off a major want from my bucket list. I was invited as a Guest Designer by Altenew for their product release hops. I was also asked to make couple of videos for the Craft Your Life Retreats. And today I am a part of the annual A Year In Review blog hop!

I am sharing four of my most favorite Altenew projects from 2021 with you today.

Choosing only four was a tough choice because each project has a story. So I based my choice on the variety of product lines I used for each. I have included links to the relevant blog posts and the Altenew supplies used after each card too. I do hope you will check out the blog posts and understand what went into making these cards.

Card #1:

I made this card for the Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway.


Beautiful Day Stamp & Die Bundle

Floral Fantasy 3D Die Set

Sunburst Stencil

Card #2:

I love using stencils for making cards. This card was part of the Classic Imagery Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.


Lacy Tile Stencil

Carpe Diem Stamp Set

Deck Planks 3D Embossing Folder

Inks - Parrot, Moss, Ocean, Desert

Card #3:

Altenew has the most amazing collection of 3D dies! This card was my inspiration for the Craft-A-Flower: Buttercup Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.


Craft-A-Flower: Buttercup Layering Die Set

Wildflower Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pack

Creative Edges: Lace Die

Sunburst Stencil

Card #4:

Using pattern paper in my cards was a new experience for me. I created this card for the Wildflower Paper Crafting Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog HERE or share Altenew projects with #AltenewBest2021 on social media by 01/06/2022 for a chance to win. 9 winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/08/2022.

I will also draw a winner to receive a $10 gift certificate from the comments on this post. Please let me know which is your favorite card in your comment.


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I will announce the winner on this blog post by 01/08/2022. The winner will need to contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 01/18/2022 with the subject line Altenew 2021 Year In Review Blog Hop Winner from Nandini Karmarkar's Blog.


Blog Hop Order:

The next stop on this hop is the talented Natasha DaviesHere is the whole list of all the hop stops in case you want to go back.

Altenew Card Blog

Alex Syberia

Amy Hill

Annemarie Caister

Bridget Casey

Cheryl Espie

Dana Joy

Daniel Diaz

Danielle Dunlop

Emily Midgett 

Erin Thompson

Erum Tasneem

Fiona Duff

Helen Kalb


Jaycee Gaspar

Jenny Colacicco

Joylita Dsouza

Juhi Khanna

Karen Brown

Kari VanNoy

Keren Baker


Laurie Willison

Lilith Eeckels

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Michelle Short

Mindy Eggen

Nancy Souza

Nandini Karmarkar - That's me!

Natasha Davies

Nathalie DeSousa

Nicole Watt

Norine Borys

Pam Boedeker

Preeti Chandran

Reiko Tsuchida

Rosie Neustaedter

Sande Woodson

Sandhya Iyer

SathyaKala Sankaran


Tenia Nelson

Teresa Litchfield

Teri Wilson

Therese Calvird

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Yasmin Diaz

Yoonsun Hur



  1. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your favorites. Happy New Year!

  2. Stunning designs! I LOVE the thank you one with the layered flowers!

  3. Marisela Delgado said: So lovely! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  4. Congrats on crossing some items off your bucket list and on gaining confidence in your crafting. I appreciate your inspiration.

  5. Beautiful work! Love your buttercup card so much!

  6. Your projects are so inspirational, Thanks for sharing your projects with us this year and Happy New Year!

  7. Beautiful cards for your favorite picks! Love them all!

  8. Such awesome cards. Hakuna Matata is my favorite

  9. Wonderful look at some beautiful projects. I like the color and layers of the thank you card. Thanks and have a happy new year!

  10. I have those pink buttercups in my inspiration file. Using patterned paper for die cut flowers is so cool.

    1. Congtrats! You are the winner of the $10 gift certificate from my blog. Please Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 01/18/2022 with the subject line 'Altenew 2021 Year In Review Blog Hop Winner from Nandini's Blog'.

  11. All are so pretty! Love the blue & gray.

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