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:

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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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Kelsey Thomas April 20, 2018 - 20:32

What an awesome idea! :)

Teresa Doyle April 20, 2018 - 20:43

Jennifer, your cards are wonderful. The colours on the Painted Rose card are so pretty, Well done as always.

Ellen P De Matos April 20, 2018 - 20:47

Oh I just love your stamps! I’m learning your beautiful layering technique! Is love to be able to buy some goodies!

Heather DePasquale April 20, 2018 - 21:25

Wow! Both are great cards. I do love the pink painted rose and two color sentiment. It really pops. Love these blog hops. Thanks to all!

Brenda Lubrant April 20, 2018 - 21:40

This is really a great idea. I am looking forward to all of the good inspiration I know I will find along the blog hops.

Gail Plaskiewicz April 20, 2018 - 21:48

2 really nice cards. The mom’s day card would be great for my mom because her name is Rose. She is an amazing lady and she will still be 90 on Mother’s Day and 91on July 29th. She deserves a special card for her day and boy, this would be it! The other one makes me very sad. My dad was my hero but he passed away on March 20th of 2017. I still miss him everyday. I never made him a card with a flower before because I always thought they were for mom’s. I always used male things but I guess flowers are okay for guys too. Thank you for showing us your special cards and for giving us the chance to win something!

Katie Baird April 20, 2018 - 23:23

The idea for this blog hop is outstanding! Looking forward to getting lots of ideas for Mom and Dad cards.

Victoria Banaszak April 21, 2018 - 00:15

Wow! So much wonderful inspiration. I bet the people lucky enough to receive these will be thrilled.

Dawn T April 21, 2018 - 04:37

awesome cards and what a great idea for giving cards to those who might not otherwise get one.

Debbie Rumpza April 21, 2018 - 09:36

I love this card drive and your samples… so many amazing cards.

Cynthia Cole April 21, 2018 - 09:54

Both cards are simply lovely!

Dee Earnshaw April 21, 2018 - 13:25

what a fun idea – thanks for the chance of winning:)

Maryam crafter April 21, 2018 - 14:09

Love the cause of this hop.. so Nobel, great idea and cards.

Denise Ward April 21, 2018 - 14:58

This is such an awesome idea to make cards for the elderly and let them know they are not forgotten!!
The cards you share here are wonderful and I know they will make someone very happy!

Carol Rossouw April 21, 2018 - 16:04

This is such a lovely idea from a super stamp company & I’m glad to be a part of this blog hop. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

LindaM April 21, 2018 - 16:55

I love the celebrating parents theme and the wonderful cards shown by the design team. Just got my first order from Altenew. I can’t wait to start creating.

Lagene April 21, 2018 - 17:25

Awesome idea and great blog hop! My friend & I are making cards to deliver to a local nursing home before Mother’s Dan & will do the same again for Father’s Day.

Roz M. April 21, 2018 - 20:58

Such beautiful cards! I particularly like the second card with the Wood Pallet Background – stunning colours and design! Thanks for sharing and for organising this wonderful card drive!

Monika.Buzsy April 21, 2018 - 21:29

What a fantastic blog hop. What a great theme… mothers and fathers! Thank you design team for the fantastic samples! Great designs and images. Especially love the masculine cards as that’s the hardest theme for me.

Marcie Lovett April 21, 2018 - 22:33

What a great idea. Always fun to see the different techniques everyone uses.

Rebecca Ednie April 21, 2018 - 23:01

I love the Dad card. Very unique.

Riecy April 21, 2018 - 23:23

Both cards are gorgeous and very suitable. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Loly Borda April 21, 2018 - 23:24

Thanks for the inspiration! And thanks for organizing the card drive! TFS

Lauryne April 21, 2018 - 23:39

I love the Wood Pallet Background Stamp. I’m always glad to get ideas for masculine cards. Thank you!

MandaLJ April 22, 2018 - 07:24

Such beautiful cards and what a lovely way to cheer up the lonely seniors in our communities!

Mirella Rogan April 22, 2018 - 08:02

What an awesome drive, and inspirational blog hop! love these gorgeous cards, thanks so much for sharing, and for supporting such an amazing cause!

Hussena Calcuttawala April 22, 2018 - 09:33

What an awesome cause and a inspirational hop.Your cards are just so amazing .Love them !

Nana Griffin April 22, 2018 - 14:06

Great cards and a great cause.

Sandra Blasius April 22, 2018 - 16:50

Wonderful cause and 2 elegant cards to boot! Tyfs?

NatQuebec April 22, 2018 - 18:24

Such a great idea, mine are in the way…beautiful cards !

Heather Mills April 22, 2018 - 20:31

This is such a fabulous project (the drive); I’m sure so many lives are touched. And your cards are beautiful!! I would never have thought of putting a flower on a “man” card, but I think it works perfectly!! I’m off to hop!

Lisascreativeniche April 22, 2018 - 21:42

Beautiful! Love the flower on the wood background!

Brandi R April 22, 2018 - 22:36

Fabulous hop! What a wonderful way to give back to the community. No one should be forgotten. ♥

Karthikha Uday April 23, 2018 - 02:23

That’s a wonderful cause and super beautiful cards! It was great hopping along and left some love on all the participating blogs.. Thank you for the amazing inspirations team! :)

Sara Altarrazi April 23, 2018 - 08:36

What a Wonderful Idea, and Thank You for the Generosity.
I Lovved the the Crad and all of your cards

Raye Pride April 23, 2018 - 08:45

This is a super kind idea!

Charly April 23, 2018 - 10:12

I love Altenew products and the way you have used them to create such great cards! I only wish their customer service was better – I placed an order back in February and am still waiting for the replacement items (stamps and a dry ink) that were never shipped to me. I have even received another of my orders in the meantime. :(

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum April 23, 2018 - 11:34

Love this idea and the cause! You have some incredible stamps for this too….can’t wait for the inspiration!

pam edwards April 24, 2018 - 01:15

I love the clean lines and the texture. I really like the technique.

Darshana Acharya April 24, 2018 - 08:33

I love the clean line n texture. I really like the technique.

Lori April 24, 2018 - 11:47

Amazing!! Love LOVE all things Altenew!!

Iris M Soscia April 24, 2018 - 14:59

Such pretty cards and an awesome hop. I love Altenew stamps and dies.

Donna L Flowers April 25, 2018 - 08:47

A card drive is a wonderful thing to so and such a great way to honor our elders. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this blog hop!

Lorraine Jones April 25, 2018 - 12:54

Very nice! could use some inspiration for male cards this set would be a great set to win…

Anastasia M. April 25, 2018 - 17:10

Beautiful cards, love the wood looking background!

Arianna Barbara April 26, 2018 - 08:59

Wow! Gorgeous cards and colors!!!

Teresa Godines April 26, 2018 - 11:43

Beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing

jen forster April 26, 2018 - 16:01

Awesome idea! Love these

Annalisa April 28, 2018 - 01:10

I love the thought and care behind this blog hop and card drive. These are beautiful cards, and while the non-white background may be rare for you, they look fabulous.

Thanks for the opportunities to help various excellent community efforts and to win gift certificates. I really appreciate how dedicated Altenew is to giving.

Dawn Jones April 28, 2018 - 05:58

I love this hop that will give so much back to the community. Thank you for thinking of the seniors who gave so much to us.

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