Monday, June 28, 2021

Altenew Educators "Anything But A Card" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hi! Welcome to another Altenew Educators' blog hop! I hope you are enjoying the amazing inspiration along the way! You should have arrived here from Tenia Nelson. She is such an amazing crafter! And always shows very creative ways to use your supplies! If you miss a stop or want to go back, I have included the full hop list at the end of my post.

I was very excited when I heard the theme of this hop as I was in the process of completing a scrapbook album for a close friend. the album was a gift for her ex-boss who was retiring in the month of June. The idea was to compile photos and letters sent by his colleagues into scrapbook pages.

There were a total of 24 layouts. I used Altenew supplies for 90% of the album. I have included my favorite layouts in this hop.

Layout #1:

This was the first layout I created. And also my favorite!

The layout included just a letter. So I created a pocket to hold it.

I used the Build-a-flower Japanese stamp and die set for the blooms.

The name was die-cut using the Inline Alpha die set.

Layout #2:

I chose a contrasting color combo of orange and green to match the bright colors of the photos.

The stamp set I used was again the BAF Japanese Mums. The photos are on flaps that can be flipped away to access the letter which is in a pocket.

Here is a close-up of the flowers.

Layout #3:

This was one of the few layouts with the photos in a portrait or vertical orientation.

I used the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set and the coordinating dies to create this layout.

I also used up some of the beautiful marbled paper from my stash for the pocket and the flaps. 
Here is a close-up of the flowers.

Layout #4:

I used the Blooming Tulips stamp set and coordinating dies for both layouts.

Here is a close-up of the flowers

I inked a strip of paper with three shades of pink distress oxide inks and die-cut it with the Inline Alphas die set to create the name. I also added a strip of vellum under to title to make it stand out better.

Layout #5:

This was one of the easier layouts as it had only one photo and a single sheet of text.

Here is a close-up

I also die-cut the title out of stamped flowers.

Layout #6:

I again used the Blooming Tulips stamp and dies for this layout.

Here is a close-up of the flowers at the bottom.

And the flowers at the top.

Layout #7:

This layout is again one of my favorites. I used the CityScene stencil to create a beautiful border around the page. I used inks in shades of yellow, orange, and pink.

I used the Inline Alphas die set for the title and mounted the die-cuts on a panel that I inked with three shades of pink distress oxide inks.

To finish the album, I mounted each layout on black cardstock and then tied the pages together with some ribbon. 

I hope you liked my layouts and got some new ideas for using your Altenew supplies.


$200 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $35 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/04/2021 for a chance to win. 


There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Anything But A Card” creations. We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!


Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/06/2021.


Hop list:

The next stop on the hop is the talented Teri Stokes

Here is the full list for your reference. 

Altenew Card Blog 

Terri Marie Koszler 

Neha Aggarwal 

Bridget Casey 

Tenia Nelson 

Nandini Karmarkar – You are here!

Teri Stokes 

Rachael Shedeed 

Fiona Duff 

Eva Bussom  

Nenette S. Madero 

Roteja Galvan 

Karen Brown 

Sandra Woodson 

Helen Kalb 

Penny Pynnonen 

Rosie Neustaedter 

Irina Fonina 

Rebecca Sogn  

Nancy Souza 

Virginia Lu 




  1. Beautiful layouts and gorgeous finishes!

  2. wow! wonderful array of layouts, Nandini!

  3. Wow! Amazing layouts, Nandini!❤️

  4. The layouts are spectacular. What a fabulous retirement gift!

  5. Lovely layouts! Bright and colorful

  6. Fantastic layouts & the Japanese Mum is one of my favorite stamps!

  7. Wow great layouts and very crestive!

  8. Great layouts, I like how you cut a title from some of the stamped flower to match. Good idea!

  9. Wow!!! You are on a roll!! Great layouts and am loving all of the Altenew flowers!

  10. Altenew flowers are always gorgeous- but how cool is that cityscape as a border? That is awesome!

  11. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty!

  12. Gorgeous layouts! I love how you used the city scene stencil!

  13. Wonderful pages. I love all the flowers, and I also really like the frame you created with the city buildings stamp.

  14. Great idea for a gift. Nice layout share.

  15. I think the flowers are a perfect adition to group picture scrapbook LOs. Alpha dies are a must have for any scrapbook enthusiast. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Beautiful layouts for your album! I love the floral designs!

  17. Very Nice Scrapbook page layouts, what a great idea for this hop. Thanks for sharing your talent and the inspiration your giving us !

  18. Your album is amazing. You've proven that Altenew products are not just for card making -- they're perfect for albums too.