Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)

I’m so excited to be joining in the celebration of Altenew’s 7th Anniversary Blog Hop! I have quite a soft spot for their products and thrilled to be sharing inspiration with you today!

This blog hop is filled with inspiration and giveaways. All information will be provided down below.

Today I’m playing with the Book Cover Engravings embossing folder. I’ve been really wanting to try out a technique using the embossing folders that I saw Jennifer McGuire do.

After ink blending a variety of blues onto a piece of card stock, I used the Book Cover Engravings embossing folder and ran it through my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cut machine. Then, using a sanding block, I sanded away the embossing area to reveal the white of the cardstock.

Such a beautiful look!

I kept the rest of the card clean and simple by adding the For You sentiment die cut from Silver Glitter cardstock.

Have you tried embossing folders yet? So much fun!


Over $1,400 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:


If you arrived here from Jenny’s blog you are in the right spot.

Your next stop in the hop is Yoonsun.

Altenew Blog

Laura Bassen

Vicky Papaioannou

Kathy Racoosin

Emily Midgett

Amanda Baldwin

Erum Tasneem

Nathalie DeSousa

Simon Says Stamp

Svitlana Shayevich

Jenny Colacicco

Mindy Eggen

Yoonsun Hur

CiLi in Papers

Isha Gupta

Caly Person

Victoria Calvin



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  1. Hi from the UK!
    Wow! that Ombre effect is beautiful!! and I love the sparkle 😀
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Huge hugs

    Amy xx

  2. Hi from Colorado! Your blending is perfect. Nice card

  3. Hello from Michigan. Love this card. Love that it so easy even I can do it. Great color choices.

  4. Hello from Cleveland, Ohio!!. Your background is phenomenal!!. Simply stunning!!. Great inspiring!. Happy Anniversary Altenew!!.

  5. Hi from Clearwater, FL! What a beautiful card!!

    1. Ooh! Blues! Lovely card! Hi from Eugene, Oregon.

  6. Hello from Horsefly, B.C. Canada. What a great card! I didn’t know about sanding…..something new to try. Thank you for sharing your ideas and knowledge.

  7. Beautiful card!! I love the ombre blue!!

  8. Hi from Ohio. An old school technique – made modern and with some bling. Beautiful

  9. Hi from Ohio! I love your ombre blues and that glittery sentiment! Happy 7th Anniversary, Altenew!

  10. Hi from Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada. Very pretty card. Love it.

  11. Your card is beautiful! I thought the white on the embossed flower was white pigment ink. But sanding is way easier! And it looks wonderful! I’m glad some of us are going back to that older technique. Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Hi from Switzerland ! Your card is stunning ! I still have to try this technique ! I bought sanding blocks after I saw Jennifer McGuire video … but time flew by ! Thanks for the reminder !

  13. Hi from Kimberly, WI. Love your card, simple but elegant.

  14. Greetings from Ohio! Simply beautiful card Mindy! Love the color combo, thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Love the ombre look!! Stunning card!!

  16. Simple, but very beautiful card! Would be great to make a bunch of these (different colors or sentiment) as a gift. Thanks for inspiring me in Southern Illinois!

  17. Hi from Wisconsin! This is so pretty. 🙂

  18. So pretty! Love the blue background!

  19. hi from Utah. Simply stunning! Thank you!

  20. Hello from Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. Love your beautiful project.

  21. Hi from Vienna, Austria. Such a pretty card, and such a unique technique.

  22. Hi from Beaver,UT! Congratulations to Altenew on their 7th anniversary! Your ink blending is perfection, & that die is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. 😊❤️

  23. Hi from Surabaya, Indonesia ! Beautiful blending card and how you use the embossing folder

  24. Hi from San Francisco, California. Happy 7th Anniversary! This will be your best year yet. Thank you for sharing your lovely art. I love, love, love this technique. It was so simple and came out beautifully. Thank you, thank you for sharing this idea with us.

  25. Hi from USA (Kentucky)! I love the look the sanding adds to your gorgeous blue blended background.

  26. Hi from Kansas!

  27. Hi from Slovenia. Love your wonderful background and great sentiment.

  28. Hi from Missouri. Love the card.

  29. Hi from Florida! Pretty blue gradient coloring. Great technique the sanding effect.

  30. This looks so elegant and pretty. What a lovely embossing folder.

  31. This card is so feministic and pretty!

  32. Love the ombre background.
    Congratz Altenew for 7 years of awesomeness.

  33. Hi, from Rhode Island, USA!! This is so beautiful!! I love the sanding; it gives it a kind of ghosting look!

  34. Love the colors and the technique which is something I must do more often.

  35. Hi from Michigan!! HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY ALTENEW. Another gorgeous Altenew embossing folder with a stunning sanding effect.

  36. Hi, I am from the Irish Capital of Nebraska! Beautiful embossing on your card.

  37. Hello from Utah! Your card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the technique you used to create your wonderful card.

  38. Hi from Tennessee, love this background

  39. Hello from Commerce Township, Michigan. This card is stunning. I love the shades of blue with the silver glitter.

  40. Hi from Ottawa Canada! Your blending is so beautiful! Love your card!!!

  41. Hi from BC Canada 🇨🇦 that background is so pretty.

  42. Hi from Taipei, Taiwan. Congratulations and Happy 7th Anniversary to Altenew! As years go by, I’ve become addicted to Altenew stamps, dies, stencils, even embossing folders,…and even Altenew Academy classes. They are so well designed. And I like all the inspirations you’ve given using Altenew products.

  43. Hi from Slovenia!
    wow, this is so beautiful!

  44. Danyelle here from North Carolina in the USA Gorgeous card! It is so gorgeous! Very cool design! I love the ombré look! Such a pretty card. If you add some yellow it could be for Ukraine! I’ve been making several cards in support of Ukraine lately. My heart goes out to them. Congratulations to Altenew for their wonderful 7 years! Such an awesome company! I adore their products! Thank you for this hop and a chance to win some awesome prizes!

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