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 ]


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456 thoughts on “Two-At-Once Cards + Altenew Showcase + Giveaway”

  1. Wow, your imagination is endless, and so diversified. This new “Party time” Alt New stamp is adorable, love the simple process to make unique designs every time. Thank you again for sharing.

  2. Genius! Everytime I see one of your videos, that is what I think! I love how you inked the background and used the cover plate to get 2 cards! I think my favourite stamp from this release is the “Just For You” . Just beautiful!

  3. I love how you make two cards from one stamping. I always enjoy watching your videos and always learn something. Thanks so much!

  4. Always love your cards and always learn something when watching your videos! Thanks to a great teacher!!

  5. I love the new mega die cuts. I really need to start designing cards that make 2 at a time. Your cards truly inspire me.

  6. I do make backgrounds for card fronts or tags in multiples, but I have yet to make more than one card at a time. It is a great goal to have!!

  7. Fabulous cards, Jennifer, and really showcase the great new release! Thanks as always for sharing your immense talent and creativity, and for all the helpful tips and ideas – I learn something new every time I watch one of your videos :-).

  8. Your card is so beautiful ! The cross stitch panel and Watercolor Dots Stamp Set are my favorite background thing.

  9. Hi Jennifer! Your cards for this blog hop are so beautiful!! I especially love the two for one card you made using the hello die and the pool colors – it is my favorite color!! My favorite from this new release is probably the strength blooms stamp set – I love the look of layered stamps and this one just looks so beautiful and detailed! Thanks so much for sharing with us <3

  10. I am really liking several but seeing your party time pics I am liking that set more. Favorite maybe folksy florals because I was drawn to it first.

  11. Too many wonderful products to pick from Jennifer! I love the new mega word dies and your examples are very cool! I also really like the new floral stamp set Strength Blooms and the other floral stamp with just one flower that fills the card front. Great video, thank so much!

  12. Love the Gradient stamp/die. Your video was wonderful. Making multiple cards is a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. I love the mega hello and thanks dies and stamps… and all the flowers, and stripes…. OK, I love them all! Thanks for sharing your great card ideas!

  14. These cards are AMAZING!! Not only are your designs wonderful but I really like SO MANY of the new products in this release!! The bold sentiments…. whether stamps or dies… are a great way to make the card front really “pop!” But then I also love the background stamps, the cover plate, and the variety of florals and other images. This release is just phenomenal.

  15. Hi Jennifer,
    Ever since I accidentally came upon your videos at YouTube, I cannot stop watching them. Now it also became my pass time with my kids.
    I love the Altenew Gradient Stripes sets of cards. They are clean, fresh, simple yet elegant. Love them.

  16. The Folksy Flowers set is really cute! I love Altenew’s layering flower dies they make cards so elegant so easily!

  17. I love the Happy Heart Stamp & Die Set. Thank you for sharing, you always have great you tubes. You make everything look so easy. I am always inspired to make more cards.

  18. So inspiring as always Iennifer! Love the cards tou made especially the gradiant cover die cards. That die and the mega hello I think are absolutely gorgeous and I imagine they are going to sell out fast! Thank you as always for the video, I hope you had an amazing time at Disney ❤️ Lisa x

  19. Your cards are so beautiful! Thanks for the tips on making multiple cards at once 🙂 There are so many great products in this release! I really love the gradient stripes cover die and stamp set!

  20. Thanks so much for the inspiration with the new Altenew release. Your cards are happy and fun and educational tips are always included. Your videos are simple and easy to follow. Thanks so much for being an integral part of my crafting world.

  21. Strength Blooms Stamp Set my fav. Thanks Jennifer for so beautiful cards. And thank for the chance.

  22. My favorite products in this new release are the Mega Greetings. Gradient Stripes and Watercolor Dots!!! And of course those huge sentiment dies that go with the Mega Greetings!!! This is an amazing release!!!

  23. I rarely make a single card, but what I usually do is just make two or more alike. I have some new techniques now to make multiples! You always have such great ideas! Thank you!

  24. I particularly like the “In my thoughts” set. The sentiments are nice, and the tree is beautiful. I don’t much care for the large “hello” stamp. I find it very hard to read.

    Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques. I enjoy every one of your videos.

  25. You blow my mind!!! Love your creativity and splash of rainbow colors!!! I learned so much from you!!!

  26. Stunning cards 😍 My favorite of this release is the folksy florals set and also the mega hello die.

  27. Great video, I do the same thing making 2 cards at once.
    I think that the you are loved die would be very useful. Sometimes a person just needs to hear that. What better way than to put it in words and send it to them.
    Thanks a lot for the on going ideas.
    Caprice

  28. I LOVE everything! But if I had to pick one thing that I NEED (LOL), it would be the “Party Time” stamp set. I really like the cards you made with it-so fun! I usually make multiples of cards so this was a really helpful video. Fun to make them similar and to use a stamp set for more than one card. 🙂

  29. I love the Mega Greetings stamp set. I like the idea of making more cards at once. As always, your cards are just gorgeous!

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