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Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop

Hello everyone! I have a special post for today.
We are celebrating Parents and the Elderly by bringing attention to the Celebrating Parents Card Drive at Altenew.

I am always honored to be a part of this hop, as I think our parents and elderly generation often get forgotten in this Tech filled generation.

How Blessed, are we, that God has given us a passion to create something that can easily be given away to brighten someone's day?!?! With a bit of paper and imagination, lives can be changed with PAPER SMILES. That is what I like to call our handmade cards :))

Altenew's goal is to send cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. We encourage YOU to check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards. 

Altenew has a few of their products that are great for your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards (and other year-round projects!
I have Three cards with a Mandala type focal point to get your creative mojo going. Each card front is trimmed down to show a hint of a Stenciled matting behind it. All three Sentiments are from the FANCY GREETINGS stamp set.

Take a look:
Crisp Inks: Lime, Marshland, Deep Iris, Icy Water, Winter Lakes
Stencil: Bubble Wrap
Artist Marker: Persian Blue
Tools: Ink Blending Tool, MISTI Tool, Obsidian Pigment Ink, 


MANDALA BUILDER Stencil Set (3 in 1)


Crisp Inks: Lime, Icy Water, Winter Lakes

Stencil: Tiny Bubbles

Artist Marker: Persian Blue

Tools: Detail Blending Brushes, Sm Blending Tools, Obsidian Ink

Crisp Inks: Lime, Misty Moor, Marshland, Sea Forest, Icy Water, Winter Lakes
Stencil: Beveled Squares
Artist Marker: Persian Blue
Tools: MISTI Tool, Obsidian Pigment Ink, Lg Blending Tool 



Find all the Celebrating Parents Card Drive details for card donation guidelines at Altenew.  

Altenew will be collecting handmade cards between March 6th and April 20th, and each donor is eligible to win one of FIVE $30 Altenew gift certificates! If you use #AltenewCardDrive when you share your Celebrating Parents cards on social media, you are entered to win one of THREE additional $15 gift certificates! The winners will be announced on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9th, 2021.

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/31/2021 for a chance to win. 


Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/2/2021.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Alex Syberia

Carol Hintermeier

Cheryl Espie

Dana Joy

Eva Bussom

Helen Kalb

Hussena Calcuttawala 

Jenny Colacicco

Joylita Dsouza

Kelly Griglione

Linda Westfall

Nandini Karmarkar

Natasha Davies

Preeti Chandran

Sandhya Iyer


TaeEun Yoo

Terri Koszler

Bridget Casey

LauraJane <<That's Me

Congratulations! You have completed the hop! head back to the Altenew Card Blog in case you missed a stop.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hoping my cards inspire your next masterpiece!!
LauraJane :)


Maureen Reiss said...

These are so Beautiful!!!

vickie said...

Such a sweet, sweet card!

Nandini said...

Beautiful cards! The second one is my favorite!

Mary Ann said...

Gorgeous cards! The first is very bold and i love that stamp set. The last two are very delicate and they are like giving flowers to the recipient. Well done!

joni said...

Lovely cards!

Linda Wood said...

Oh, wow, so many techniques and cards. I l o v e that first one with the bold and beautiful color combo. Purples and blues together are so gorge.

Linda Wood said...

Oh, wow, so many techniques and cards. I l o v e that first one with the bold and beautiful color combo. Purples and blues together are so gorge.

Roxy T said...

"How Blessed, are we, that God has given us a passion to create something that can easily be given away to brighten someone's day?!?!" YES THIS! If one card gives a smile to someone who needed one then it is a good day.<3

MadeByMeghanK said...

Such unique designs and colors! I LOVE THEM! said...

All of your cards are very pretty. I love the colors on all of them.

Carmela said...

Lovely cards!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful, Laura Jane!

gaylehicks said...

All are nice cards! A nice change from the big bold flowers.

Jackie Pos said...

Beautiful cards! You are so talented!

Esther Asbury said...

I love all the white space on these beautiful cards -- love the color combos too!

sharon g said...

Oh my gosh!! You are so amazing with colors. I never would have thought to put some of these colors together on my own, but WOW!!! I am going to go look at all 3 cards again, and ooh and ahh over them :)

Jayne said...

Love it. The white space is so refreshing

Lois said...

So very pretty. Love them all.

Jessica Williams said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas!

Terry said...

love the colors, so pretty. thanks for sharing.

DorothyA said...

Lovely cards- fun use of stencils and stamps. Great sentiments as well. Endearing.

Whiteibis said...

Very pretty cards LauraJane as always a nice stop on a hop. Great ending to this hop as well. A lot of inspiration going into May and June for Mom & Dad cards. Thanks creative designers and Altenew.

Daria Z. said...

Three beautiful cards! My fave is the last one with all that lovely green!!

MiamiKel said...

These are are a delight - a mix of fun and whimsy and a whole lot of beauty! I adore the color green and that one has me like WOW!

Anny said...

Last on the blog hop but certainly not least!! Love your cards! Very pretty.

Melanie said...

Very pretty cards.

Sarah B said...

All your cards are lovely but my favorites are the first with its lively little dots added and the last one with its simple hanging flowers. The colors in all of them are so nice and Spring-y. Thanks for the great ideas.

Lynda said...

So much patience and skill needed for the delicate elements of these cards. Beautiful.So talented.

Eva Bussom said...

Gorgeous cards

Ms. Tamp said...

Great sentiment share for the drive. Nice ideas.

Candy said...

So artistically done! Just fabulous. Thanks for inspiring!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Nana Griffin said...

Nicely done.

Mirella said...

Beautiful designs and colours!

Jes said...

Lovely cards!! The colors are so beautifully combined together 😍

Catherine said...

Beautiful cards, beautiful colors!

Elizabeth Kuhn said...

So cool to see what you created with the Mandala builder stencils! Gorgeous!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love these pretty designs and the colors you used!

Kimberly said...

Really love the palette you chose. Just makes those the most cheerful cards.

NickiB said...

Beautiful examples!

Kathy said...

Such pretty cards! Love the colors, and these designs are just perfect for making unique cards!

Lindsey NY said...

I like all of your “paper smiles”. Thanks for sharing your talents💕

Tina Z. said...

Gorgeous cards, wow.

Carol Wortman said...

Hopefully our own blessings can be shared through our hearts on paper. Beautiful. Love that the Mandela allows a playful color adventure. Beautiful cards!

ankuinsta15 said...

Lovely creations. All the cards are so unique.

The Spring Leaf

Audja said...

Love your Mandala card! Your pretty card will bring a smile to the recipient’s face! The Altenew Card Drive is great, so many seniors are isolated due to health issues and Covid concerns…