Dream & Believe Encouragement Cards – Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop And A Giveaway!

By Taheerah | 11th April 2017 | 478 Comments

Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday!

I’m taking part in a very special Blog Hop today to celebrate one of my favourite companies!

The altogether awesome Altenew are three years old! Doesn’t time fly?! It seems like only yesterday that my dear friends Tasnim and Jen burst onto the stamping scene and stole our hearts with their fresh, trendy, clever designs! What they’ve accomplished in three years is staggering and a testament to their talent and hard work – and their innovation and product lines just keep on growing! World domination here we come!! Congratulations Altenew – Happy Birthday, and many more!

I have a couple of cards to celebrate the happy occasion, and they’re both with the theme of following your dreams:

Be A Dreamer Card by Taheerah Atchia

I had so much fun with the Happy Dreams set! I love the fresh, Spring-like feel of the colour palette. Perfect for new beginnings.

Be A Dreamer Card by Taheerah Atchia

I stamped the leaves with Morning Frost ink, then added some watercolouring in between the images with some Frayed Leaf ink. Some splatters of Lavender Fields mist really help lift the design and stop it from feeling too ‘cold’.

Be A Dreamer Card by Taheerah Atchia

The gorgeous ‘Be A Dreamer’ sentiment fit the mood perfectly – especially when stamped on sunny yellow cardstock! I fussy cut the image and adhered with Pinflair Glue Gel. Some sequins finished off this beauty perfectly!

Next up, a change of colours, a change of mood – but every bit as encouraging:

Believe In You (I Do) Hibiscus Card by Taheerah Atchia

Stunning right?! I loved watercolouring my own background using Distress Inks and smooshing with an acrylic block! Some splatters of gold and black mist compliment the background perfectly!

Believe In You (I Do) Hibiscus Card by Taheerah Atchia

I loved using the flowers from Wild Hibiscus with just a clean black and white palette – totally fresh and interesting. I trimmed them out and adhered with Pinflair Glue Gel, also tucking in some leaves die cut from vellum.

Believe In You (I Do) Hibiscus Card by Taheerah Atchia

A label maker sentiment added a bold, modern feel to the design, matched perfectly with some accompanying words of encouragement:

Believe In You (I Do) Hibiscus Card by Taheerah Atchia

I think of Jen and Tasnim starting off on their journey with these two cards as their mantras – one to have a dream and the next to have the belief to bring it to life. And with beauty, style, class, and sophistication every step of the way. Just like their designs. *smile*

Special Offer  

As well as several awesome Anniversary Blog Hops, Altenew is also celebrating their birthday with an awesome special offer! Get FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD, or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY, at checkout. Offer valid from April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


So I mentioned I’m a part of a hop, and that there’s a Giveaway! In fact, there’s a whole host of amazing giveaways! Make sure you leave a comment at every stop for the chance to win one of *FIVE* $50 gift certificates from Altenew!

There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
Spellbinders: Three $100 Gift Certificates
Online Card Classes: Three Class Spots
My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate
Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate

Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win!
21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

Here are your stops for today:

Your next stop is the beautiful and talented Anna – head on over and be wowed! 
Thanks so much for stopping by – and good luck!


Be A Dreamer Card

Believe In You Card

478 thoughts on “Dream & Believe Encouragement Cards – Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop And A Giveaway!”

  1. Your cards a beautiful as always Taheerah. The second one in particular is so romantic looking. Love that!

  2. Your cards are gorgeous, Taheerah, and I totally agree that Altenew have made a lasting impression upon the crafting world with their fresh and innovative designs.

  3. what a novel idea, to use the flowers as outlines only and have a soft colored background, it’s very elegant, well done

  4. Beautiful cards Taheerah!!! LOVE the ink smooshing and colors on the second one especially!

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