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Two-At-Once Cards + Altenew Showcase + Giveaway

Hello! I am a big believer in making more than one card at a time. The more you make, the more you can give! Today I am sharing a few tips for creating “two-at-once” cards… and sharing a look at the newest Altenew release.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

I honestly never make one card at a time. While I have supplies out, I might as well make two… or more. Here are some tips to help you do the same…

BACKGROUND STAMPING + DIE CUTTING

One of the fastest ways to create two cards at once is by stamping a background and then die cutting a large element from it. Then you have two pieces to use on two cards. Keep in mind – you can do this technique with any large die – a circle, heart, etc.

Here, I created a floral background using the Altenew Strength Blooms Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I then used the new and very awesome Altenew Mega Hello Die (SSS | ALT) to die cut from the center.

I adhered the negative space to a card and added a few stacked Altenew Mega Hello Die Cuts (SSS | ALT) into the open space. Easy!

I stacked the stamped die cut onto a few more Altenew Mega Hello Die Cuts (SSS | ALT) and simply added it to a pool notecard. The stamped sentiment is from the Altenew In My Thoughts Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Oh – and I also used the Altenew Mega Greetings Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) to stamp “hello” on the matching envelope.

BACKGROUND STAMPING + DIE CUTTING

Background dies are a favorite of mine, but they do have a high price point. Therefore, I am always looking for ways to get more out of them! One great method is to ink a background and die cut it with a background die… and use the positive pieces on one card and the negative on another.

For my examples, I started by inking white cardstock with a rainbow of Altenew Inks (SSS | ALT). I then sprayed it generously with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for lots of shine. Finally, I die cut it with the new and fun Altenew Gradient Stripes Cover Die (SSS | ALT).

I added the striped pieces onto a white notecard by using the negative space as a temporary guide. I added a stacked-and-topped-with-glitter-paper Altenew You Are Loved Die Cut (SSS | ALT) and an Altenew Happy Heart Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) sentiment.

For my second card, I added the negative space to a notecard along with a stacked-and-topped-with-shiny-paper Altenew You Are Loved Die Cut (SSS | ALT). I cut off the words “you are” from the die cuts and instead heat embossed “you are” from the Altenew Folksy Florals Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

SAME STAMPS, DIFFERENT DESIGNS

Just because you are making two cards at once doesn’t mean they have to be the same exact design or have the same sentiment.

I wanted to use both of the sentiments from the new Altenew Party Time! Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) so I made two cards. I started with the sentiments and then stamped the images around them. Using an acrylic block, I could easily stamp an image on one card, and then on the other card.

Check out these images from the Altenew Party Time! Stamp Set (SSS | ALT)! I love the multi-layer stamping that results in those dimensional-looking ribbons and sequins!

IDENTICAL CARDS

Sometimes it is easiest to just make two cards exactly the same. This is especially true if you have a stamping tool like the MISTI. It makes it fast!

I adore the new Altenew Folksy Florals Stamp Set (SSS | ALT)! It reminds me so much of the It’s A Small World ride at Disney World. (Which happens to be where I am now with my son and oldest daughter. Rode the ride yesterday! I find the design inspiring.) Be sure to watch the video to see how I saved a lot of time stamping all those individual leaves.

The Altenew Mega Thanks Die Cuts (SSS | ALT) are stacked with a silver glitter die cut on top.

There are MANY ways to make multiple cards at once! These are just a few ideas to get you started.

BLOG HOP

Today I am part of the Altenew April 2018 Release Blog Hop. Their releases always make me happy. You can find it all HERE at Simon Says Stamp or HERE at Altenew.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Flora Monika Farkas. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.)

GIVEAWAYS

How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/21/18 telling me your favorite of these new Altenew products. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Also, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Head to the Altenew Blog.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with from Altenew. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Strength Blooms Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Strength Blooms Die Set
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Folksy Florals Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Folksy Florals Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Mega Greetings Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Party Time! Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Party Time! Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Watercolor Dots Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Happy Heart Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Happy Heart Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew In My Thoughts Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew In My Thoughts Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Just for You Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Just for You Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Gradient Stripes Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Dream Big Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Dream Big Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Mini Hello Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Wish Big Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Mega Hello Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Mega Thanks Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew You Are Loved Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Gradient Stripes Cover Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ ELH ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Creative Corners
[ SSS ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
Altenew Adhesive
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz
[ SSS | ELH ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | ELH ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS | ELH ]
T-Ruler
[ SSS ]
Black Twin Marker
[ SSS ]