AECP Participants

Since December 2017 we have been pleased to offer the Altenew Educator Certification Program to Altenew fans and friends across the globe. The Altenew Academy takes a systematic and self-paced learning approach to help crafting enthusiasts perfect their skills, gain recognition in the crafting community, and teach Altenew workshops. We will be encouraging and supporting you on this crafting journey every step of the way! We are excited to have the following participants who embarked on their creative journey with us! For more information about the Altenew Educator Certification Program, please click here.


Erum's friends call her E.T. She hails from Karachi, Pakistan. She started blogging in 2008, creating cards using everyday items since she didn't have any craft supplies. Her crafting style varies from shabby chic mixed media to CAS and she can accomplish both looks beautifully. She loves to color - whether it's watercolor or pencil color. Her friends motivated her to start selling her work so, in 2010, she launched her brand Glitter & Swirls where she sells her work and also takes on custom orders. When she is not crafting she is rescuing injured or abandoned pets. She has a house full of cats of her own too; she loves them unconditionally.

You can find Erum's creations on her blog and connect with her on InstagramFacebookPinterestYouTube, and Flickr.

Originally from Taiwan, Virginia came to Canada for grad school and received her Master’s degree in Education in the mid-80s. She ended up marrying a physician and becoming a Canadian citizen! After managing her hubby’s medical office for over 20 years, she now devotes all her time to stamping and blogging. Virginia discovered stamping when her son was a baby and has always loved the aspect of creating something original, authentic and handmade. Virginia loves to try out new techniques and products. Her card-making style is fun and simple, yet polished with a WOW factor. With her language skills (Mandarin, Taiwanese, English, and German) and passion for stamping, Virginia loves to encourage card-makers all over the world. She finds that working as the Coordinator for Altenew Educator Certification Program a perfect fit for her!

You can check out her creations on her blog and connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Flickr.


Making cards and teaching others has been my passion for over 10 years. When I discovered the AECP it offered me an opportunity to enhance my skills. It has truly been so much fun & I look forward to more opportunities.
I have just recently gotten seriously into cardmaking and was super excited to be part of AECP. I have learned countless techniques from expert cardmakers and fallen totally in love with the Altenew family.
Teaching paper crafting for over 4 years, I entered AECP to gain professional growth. The video lessons suggest excellent techniques. My students agree that Altenew products are innovative and inspiring. AECP has expanded my skill base and given me new techniques to share with fellow crafters. I'm enjoying learning, trying new things and making new friends who love Altenew as much as I do.
I've been stamping for 1.5 years. I'm thrilled to be part of AECP! I've learned so much and have seen my designs go to the next level. As a result, I was invited to guest design for Altenew! I am so excited to be part of AECP. It inspires my knowledge and creativity. I love showcasing Altenew's fabulous products. With such beautiful quality products and skilled crafters - amazing works of art can be achieved.
Through AECP I learned new techniques, but I also learned to use old techniques in a more efficient and precise way. All of these at my own pace, on my own time, from wherever I wanted! Addicted to color and paper and a lifelong crafter. I am a wife, a mom, and Mimi to a little boy. AECP has been an incredible journey. I've been challenged in new ways and I love being part of the group!
I am a Christian, married 33 yrs with two beautiful, married daughters. I have been crafting, in different ways, all my life and just fell in love with making cards. The AECP was just what I needed to develop and build my skills. When I am not making cards I enjoy time at the gym and riding my bike while the weather is nice. I have been a paper crafter for over 15 years but started making cards when photopolymer stamps became popular. I'm so grateful to Altenew for coming up with the AECP. With the variety of classes to choose from, I learned so many techniques from talented educators and was pushed beyond my comfort zone. It was such a creatively inspiring process. I'm so grateful to be a part of this community.
While I am a long time papercrafter, I only started making cards in the late 2015. I love to share my passion for high quality, innovative products. I loved that every AECP Class was an opportunity to learn a new technique or to improve on one that I already knew.< I've been a scrapbooker for 20 years, dabbling in card making along the way. I entered AECP for the opportunity to learn new techniques in paper crafting. The best part of it all is being able to share with others.
I applied for AECP because I'm a huge fan of Altenew and really respect the brand. I have picked up so many new techniques and rediscovered old ones during the classes. And all at my own pace! In AECP, I found exceptional classes, encouraging challenges, outstanding gallery, very supportive leaders, and kind colleagues. All these and more helped me improve myself and teach others the beauty of card making.

AECP gave me the inspiration and motivation I needed to build my cardmaking skills and the confidence to pass that crafty knowledge to other people and share the love for stamping.

Although I have been an avid papercrafter for many years, the AECP helped to bring new techniques, inspiration and motivation to try something different. Each lesson was jam packed with so many ideas I was compelled to stretch my cardmaking muscles and make multiple projects. I also learned to use my Altenew supplies in new ways. Through this journey I have met wonderful crafty friends and been inspired to teach crafting to others. Thank you, AECP, for renewing my crafty mojo.

Passionately creating something with paper, inks, & stamps has been my artistic therapy for over 7 years. The brief lessons in AECP are easy to fit into my schedule.