22 Amazing Crafters Who Will Inspire You to Craft Your Life!

by Altenew

What is the best thing about being a crafter? Is it the creativity that allows you to create personalized handmade cards and other DIY projects? Playing with beautiful stamps, dies, stencils, inks, and other paper crafting supplies? Seeing gorgeous project inspiration from amazingly talented designers? Learning new crafting skills and techniques and refreshing old ones? Meeting new friends (both online and offline) who share the same passion for crafting? Being part of a loving and supportive crafting community?

If your answer is “all of the above”, then keep on reading!

We would like to introduce the 22 amazingly talented designers who chose to embark on their creative journey with us! These designers were just like you before; they were crafters who enjoy creating handmade cards and were passionate about crafting. They decided to give the Altenew Educator Certification Program a try and the rest is history!

Now that they are Altenew Certified Educators, these are some of the incredible perks that they will be (or have already been) enjoying:

  • Guest designer spot in Altenew’s release blog hops
  • Special Altenew Educator discounts and freebies
  • Early access to sales, promotions, and new releases
  • Altenew sponsored workshops – with free products!
  • Become an Altenew Academy instructor
  • Special Altenew Educator blog hop to showcase their creations
  • Shout-out in Altenew’s social media channels
  • Host make & takes with the Altenew team
  • Host Altenew’s Facebook Live and/or YouTube Live
  • Get featured in Altenew newsletters
  • And MORE!

In case you are still unfamiliar with our educator program, you can learn more about it HERE.

Without further ado, we would like to introduce the 22 Altenew Certified Educators who will surely inspire you to embark on your creative journey with us!

These incredibly talented crafters worked their way up from level 1 to level 3, successfully passing each level’s tests and challenges. On top of that, they held their first Altenew card-making workshops (with our amazing coordinators, Virginia and Erum, observing their classes).

Where are they now?

Ever since becoming Altenew Certified Educators, these ladies have continued to amaze us with their passion and talent! Most of them have already been invited as guest designers in our blog hops and have also participated in our special AECP Blog Hops (check them out here and here).

While some of them went on to hold a few more card-making workshops (sponsored by Altenew)!


In case you didn’t know, Nicole Watt and Amber Davis have both been hosting our Facebook Lives! Along with Zinia Redo and Nancy McClelland, Nicole and Amber have also been Altenew Academy instructors! Irina Fonina, Nenette Madero, Vicki Finger, Michelle Murray, and Amber Davis have all been special guest designers for Altenew’s blogs and blog hops too!

Wait, there’s more!

59 more AECP participants (who passed their level 1-3 challenges) have already been enjoying a few perks! LauraJane, Tania Ahmed, Gayatri Murali, Laurel Beard, Christine Pennington, and our very own Video Inspiration Team member, Jaycee Gaspar have all been regular guest designers in our blogs and blog hops!

We are truly proud of these amazing ladies and we are looking forward to their creative contributions in the crafting community!

Do you still have questions about the Altenew Educator Certification Program? Want to become an Altenew Certified Educator too? Here’s Amber sharing her thoughts about it:

Do you know any of these amazing crafters? Have you been to one of their workshops? Have you seen them in our blog hops? Or do you perhaps follow them on their social media? Make sure you leave them some love in the comment section below!

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Eva Bussom February 9, 2020 - 11:07

I love being an Educator! Thanks Altenew for all you do! :)

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Annette Gordon February 9, 2020 - 12:06

I recognize some of those names and follow their blogs. Although, I am more of play with the products and no so much interested in being an instructor, I love that fact that you have created a place for the dreams of others to come true. I really enjoyed reading about the different Educator’s.

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Ruth Luther February 9, 2020 - 13:27

I’ve followed laurel beard for a long time. like her style, her zest, and joy of learning.

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Laurel February 10, 2020 - 06:44

Awe Ruth. Thank you so much. You just brought a huge smile to my face

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Inkin' Chickie February 9, 2020 - 14:57

Many thanks to everyone that’s invested a bit of time to share their talent. I’ve enjoyed watching and creating as I explore cardmaking. Can’t wait to see what’s coming next.

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Tracey Landt February 9, 2020 - 18:26

Congratulations Ladies and Jaycee! I enjoy your fabulous work and am in awe of you all.
Love you Altenew for making this all possible.
T x

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Dana Parker February 17, 2020 - 20:07

I think it is wonderful to have this academy. I am so used to doing self paved learning to gain knowledge and skill through continuing education as a Registered Nurse for 45 years. I would love to do it but my health has even been keeping me from being able to craft for more than an hour at a time. Everyone is so fortunate to be able to do this and I applaud all of you. It is a dream for me to maybe one day to be able to become a certified Altenew educator. I am new to card making and feel so to have found it. I have always given cards to people and now I can make them even more special for each person. I look forward to seeing all your projects as I am sure they will me exceptional.

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