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Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to the Altenew Educators Blog Hop. Today we are spilling the “tea”! In other words, giving away our secrets, tips and tricks to help you get better results on your creative and beautiful projects! I am certain some of us do things you would not dream of, and many that are already tried and true methods that work!

I will give you one little tip at the end of this post. I hope it will help you! 

Card Recipe

Watercolor Pad with 36 Watercolor Pan set-3

For this card today, there really is no recipe because the image is already done for you! I used the Altenew Watercolor Pad to create this lovely flower! So, I guess the recipe would be “just add color”! That’s what I did. I used the Altenew 36 Pan Watercolor Set to bring this lovely flower to life!

Watercolor Pad with 36 Watercolor Pan set-2

Tip: Simple Embellishments!

When I really want my focal point to shine, I limit my embellishments to what will enhance the beauty and not what will draw the eye away from it. In this case really small gemstones, and a thin ribbon weaved thru the card. 

Trick: Go with the flow!

I placed the sentiment on the lower right-hand side because the placement of the flower in a curved motion draws the eye in that direction.

Watercolor Pad with 36 Watercolor Pan set

Thank You

This will be my last blog post on the site for a while. I am taking time out to focus on family and health. I love cardmaking, and I love sharing, and I hope I will be able to come back soon. In the meantime, do your best to support the many great designers out there doing their best to help support their families by using affiliate links posted on their blogs.

Be sure to stop by the next person on the hop and share your comments! We love comments!


Secret Tip:

Have you ever cut a piece of cardstock with your trimmer and been left with a somewhat jagged edge? You know your trimmer blade is getting dull, but you don’t have time to either sharpen the blades, or replace it?

Well, I have a trick/tip for you!

Use an emery board, nail buffer, or fine piece of sandpaper to smooth out those small bits along the side of your cardstock! Kind of the opposite of “distressing”! Works a charm and no need to re-cut! Win-Win!

Card Making Secret Tips/Tricks - Tools


There’s MORE! Join our party! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew “Secret Card Recipe” creations. 

We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party, and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/31/2022.


$130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! To win, please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/30/2022. 

Altenew Card Blog

Laurie Patterson

Irene Mejia

Roteja Galvan

Virginia Lu

Pam Boedeker

Neha Aggarwal

Nancy Souza

Helen Kalb

Rachael Shedeed

Rosie Neustaedter

Nicki Baxley

Joylita D’Souza

Lana Taber

Bridget Casey

Nandini Karmarkar

Teri Duncan

Eva Bussom

April Leithner

Amy Hill

Jennifer Leonard

Annemarie Caister

Natasha Davies

Anna Patricia Mahtani

Fiona Duff



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