Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

by jenniferrzasa

Welcome to Altenew’s annual Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop!

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are approaching and this can be a difficult time for seniors who are in nursing homes or shelters. We want these important people to feel loved, celebrated, and honored, so we have organized the Celebrating Parents Card Drive (visit the link for more details).

To celebrate the drive, I created two cards using rustic-colored card bases: Parchment and Spicy Yogurt.

I know this is a perfectly normal thing for most card makers, but I very rarely use card bases that aren’t white! It was fun to try something a bit different.

First up, a card for Mother’s Day.

I used our Painted Rose Stamp Set and decided to let some of that beautiful Spicy Yogurt Cardstock shine through. This was achieved by only stamping the second and third layers of the rose and leaves. Since I die cut each part, it lets your eye fill in the rest of the shape where some of the colors are missing.

A sentiment from Stunning Cosmos finishes the card!

My second project is for Father’s Day.

First, I stamped the Wood Pallet Background using Embossing Ink onto Parchment Cardstock. The image is from our Cotton Comfort Stamp Set. I thought the cotton plant was a great option to keep things masculine, yet still, have a bit of nature on the card. I then used three colored pencils (white, dark green, and light green) to quickly color the image.

The sentiment was stamped using words from Family Matters Extras and Extended Family Stamp SetsI hope you like my projects!


20% of the profits earned from select stamp sets (Best Dad, Painted Rose, Penned Rose, Extra Special, and Best Mom) by 6/17/2018 will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.


Save 35% off on the Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle from 4/20/2018 until 4/23/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed to enjoy this deal. While supplies last!


Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by May 6th at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced here on the Altenew blog on Mother’s Day, May 13th, 2018.


Your first stop on the hop is Kathy Racoosin. Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/guests who are participating today:

Altenew <— You are here.
Kathy Racoosin
Kristina Pokazanieva
Svitlana Shayevich
Vicky Papaioannou
Rubeena Ianigro
Olga Moss
Reiko Tsuchida
Laurie Willison
Laura Jane
Erum Tasneem
Barb Engler
Nina-Marie Trapani
Enza Gudor
Isha Gupta
Laurel Beard
Mayline Jung
Emily Leiphart
Karin Åkesdotter
Marge Yoon
Heidi Jakobs


Parchment Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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Spicy Yogurt Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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Cotton Comfort Stamp Set
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Cotton Comfort Die
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Extended Family Stamp Set
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Family Matters Extras Stamp Set
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Wood Pallet Background Stamp Set
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Painted Rose Stamp Set
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Painted Rose Die Set
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Pinkalicious Crisp Dye Ink
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Rubellite Crisp Dye Ink
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Just Green Crisp Dye Ink
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Sweet Leaf Crisp Dye Ink
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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Embossing Ink
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Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set
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Connie April 20, 2018 - 09:39

Beautiful cards and such a fabulous cause. Thank you for sharing and caring.

Kristen April 20, 2018 - 09:39

I love all of the altenew products so much. They are so fun and can be used in so many ways.

Debbie Selby April 20, 2018 - 09:57

Altenew always keeps those fantastic ideas coming. Great cards as usual.

Dana M April 20, 2018 - 10:10

Beautiful cards! Love the pop of pink and the wood grain. Thanks to Altenew for their generosity to the community.

Janet April 20, 2018 - 10:14

The card drive is such a great idea!! Great cards!!

Crystal Muirhead April 20, 2018 - 10:17

Lovely cards. This hop has inspired me to make cards for the residents of the nursing home my mother was in until she passed.

Ana Korban April 20, 2018 - 10:33

So pretty. What a beautiful idea! So sweet!!

joy meadows April 20, 2018 - 10:43

A wonderful cause! Love the cards you made today.

Shanna April 20, 2018 - 10:45

I love all of the new ideas!

Linda F April 20, 2018 - 10:45

Love your beautiful samples!

De Ann April 20, 2018 - 11:16

I found your products and website a few weeks ago, and have fallen in love…waiting for my first order to arrive. I like how you support good causes!

Sue D April 20, 2018 - 11:23

Great cards. Love the wood pallet paper on the Dad card.

Tara Prince April 20, 2018 - 11:56

Beautiful cards! I love the simplicity of the dad card!

Sheri K April 20, 2018 - 11:58

Beautiful new stamps to celebrate our parents. Thanks for creating such wonderful products . The cards you have made are lovely!

Pai April 20, 2018 - 12:12

lovely cards!

Cindy M. April 20, 2018 - 12:25

What good ideas for the season of celebrating parents!

Denise April 20, 2018 - 12:45

Such a neat project. Love the idea behind! And your blossoms?.

Heidi April 20, 2018 - 12:46

Such a wonderful thing you are doing. There are many hungry and sad at this time so it is nice to see groups giving. Beautiful stamps for beautiful people. Thank you

Martha H. April 20, 2018 - 13:04

Love the Father’s Day card!
Thank you for the inspiration.

Brenda Kuder April 20, 2018 - 13:12

I love Atenew flower stamps. So pretty.

Lynne Ingram April 20, 2018 - 13:28

I have been giving cards to nursing homes where friends have a parent residing for many years. They are always very much appreciated. I wish you well with this deserving endeavor.

Ericka Strange April 20, 2018 - 14:04

Such a wonderful blog hop supporting a great cause. I am sure all the seniors will be in awe of the gorgeous messages they receive. Thank you for coordinating and being a part of spreading love.

Henriëtte April 20, 2018 - 14:08

That “Best Dad Stamp and Die Bundle” is great, I have seen a lot of gorgeous things with it on the hop!

Maureen Reiss April 20, 2018 - 14:18

Really Lovely cards!!!

cyndi morris April 20, 2018 - 14:23

I just returned from the post office where I mailed a box of cards for this drive. I so love this card drive and I enjoyed participating. Altenew is the best! Beautiful projects.

Lisa Says April 20, 2018 - 14:32

This is a very touching and lovely deed …
Lovely cards also :)

Patty Eifert April 20, 2018 - 14:35

Great idea for a card drive!!

Margery C April 20, 2018 - 14:54

Love celebrating the Moms and Dads. Beautiful cards.

susie sonnier April 20, 2018 - 14:55

What a great card

Deepa Lakshman April 20, 2018 - 14:58

This is a great cause. It’s nice that you are doing this for these occasions as we remember these type of things only during the holiday season.

Patt H. April 20, 2018 - 15:14

Awesome cards! Love the unexpected wood grain background!

Lisa A creations April 20, 2018 - 15:23

I think it’s great to be having a card drive for parents. What an awesome initiative.

Jeanne Beam April 20, 2018 - 15:29

Beautiful cards. So wonderful to have a card drive for parents. Thanks for sharing…

Sue McRae April 20, 2018 - 16:14

Can’t wait to see some masculine projects, always need lots of ideas for the guys in my life!

CathyL April 20, 2018 - 16:15

I love the Mothers Day card with the painted rose. So pretty!!

karenladd April 20, 2018 - 16:37

I just packed up 50 cards to send in for the card drive and love it when crafters can bring a little bit of kindness to someone’s life!

Mary McCaslin April 20, 2018 - 16:46

This is such a good cause…I think we’re realizing more now than ever how much kindness matters.

preeti d. April 20, 2018 - 17:08

Beautiful cards :) great way to thank and celebrate parents

Sharon L. April 20, 2018 - 17:15

Very nice cards and a great idea for appreciating parents.

amelia April 20, 2018 - 17:20

Lovely cards & cool stamp/die sets!

Kirsty Vittetoe April 20, 2018 - 17:29

Wow these are lovely cards!

Bev Karolak April 20, 2018 - 17:32

Such a great cause and such beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win! ?

Abby April 20, 2018 - 17:57

Fun cards for the parents!

Lisa Ainscough April 20, 2018 - 17:59

Lovely cards and love the drive idea.

Lindarub April 20, 2018 - 18:04

Great cards and cause.

Terrie D. April 20, 2018 - 18:11

These are both such great cards! What a wonderful card drive :)

Barbara Unger April 20, 2018 - 18:19

Beautiful cards and a great way to celebrate all our parents.

Jan Arnold April 20, 2018 - 18:28

Great cards! Love the cotton card. The pallet background looks wonderful with the white cotton! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Nora April 20, 2018 - 19:00

Oh I LOVE these cards!! The colors that you used are so stunning!!

Carla Hundley April 20, 2018 - 19:30

Your cards are so
pretty and love the
colored card base
on the first one.
Carla from Utah

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