Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway
Today I am happy to be part of Altenew's annual Celebrating Parents Blog Hop and Card Drive. The goal is to send cards for the elderly living in nursing homes, shelters and other care facilities to let them know they are not forgotten. You should have come from the very talented Eva Bussom's blog.
This past year has been difficult for all of us as we have been navigating Covid restrictions, but older people have been especially hard hit. Many have been ill and too many have died from the virus, others have not been able to see any of their loved ones for months on end as visits have been restricted to prevent further spread of the virus. I am happy that vaccinations are happening on a large scale now.
Below is a list of selected Altenew Products that would be great for cards for elders and parents but also for other year-round projects. Between March 6 and May 31, 2021 Altenew will donate $1 with every order of these stamp sets to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.
- Arabesque Medallion stamp set - this is the set I use for the cards in this post
- Simply the Best stamp set
- World's Best Dad stamp set
- Thanks, Dad stamp set
- Thanks Around the World stamp set
- Courageous You stamp set
- Extra Special stamp set
- Precious Moments stamp set
There is more: Altenew is giving away a total of $200 in prizes on this occasion! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and on each designer's blog no later than March 31, 2021 for a chance to win. Two lucky winners will receive a $50 gift certificate and five others will each receive a $20 gift certificate.
The winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on April 2, 2021.
My first project is a card rather masculine in style, it's colorful, using darker tones of gray and orange that would be perfect for a man. The Arabesque Medallion is very large so on this square card I just used part of the medallion and added a hello label from the great Label Love set stamped in black embossing ink.
Then I made a more female version in pinks and blacks. I stamped the medallion in black pigment ink onto pink card stock from my stash, the filler colors I used were Altenew Crisp inks in Silver Lake, Gray Denim, Grape Agate, Amethyst and Baby Pink. Then I mounted the card on to a square black card blank. I added Glossy Accents to a couple of the shapes. I often do not put sentiments on my cards - this one can be used for any occasion.
I have one final project to share with you and this is not a card but a candy wrapper for a small, sweet gift of a chocolate bar. I remember my great uncle loved to receive candy when he was living in an old person's home :)
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Hope to see you here again soon!