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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 ]


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

  1. How lucky am I to have found you! You are a great educator with some wonderful ideas. As someone who is new to paper crafts, I can follow your lead easily and look forward to making lots of fun and creative cards. In this world of emails and ecards, I am excited about sending an actual hand crafted card to my friends and families!

  2. Everything you’ve created is So Stunning!! I love how your creations are always gorgeous and always give new ideas and inspiration!! Thank You so much!!

  3. I love all these gorgeous creations, Jennifer! My favorites of this release are the gradient stripes stamp & die. So versatile!

  4. Lots of great ideas, as usual! There are plenty of stamps and dies in this new release that I love…the gradient die, the mega Hello and Thanks dies, the Strength Blooms stamp set and the Party time set…I can think of lots to make with those! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Nothing could be more perfect than making two cards from one effort by using the mega sentiment and the resulting negative image. That’s actually twice the fun! Thank you for these lovely creations and ideas, especially the Hello cards.

  6. It’s great when you can get a two-fer! Beautiful cards! Especially loving the first set with that big hello!

  7. Thanks so much for all your great videos. I really like the Mega Greetings Stamp Set. Thanks for all the great tips you give.

  8. The cards you made with the Party Time set are my favorite, but I loved them all and they were all great techniques for kickin out multiple cards!

  9. Beautiful inspiration! This is another wonderful release with some lovely sentiment dies and more beautiful layering flowers. Love it!

  10. Wow.. beautiful cards. Thanks for your sharing your tips and techniques on making multiple cards at a time.! Love your card with gradient stripe cover set !!

  11. My favorite is the Folksy Florals stamp set. These larger word does are amazing also. Love the techniques. Thanks for sharing!

  12. All of your cards are beautiful!! I’m so slow making cards or even scrapbooking, I think it’s my Fibromyalgia that has slowed me down so much because it’s not just when I create it’s when I do anything. I wish I could be as fast as you are, hahaha!! I know some of it is the magic of technology, but I know some of us wish we could kinda speed along like that LOL!!! My favorite has to be the one you showed at the end and I hope you do get to show us what you did with it. It’s the “In My Thoughts” Stamp, I’m in love with that one!! Thanks for sharing you cards and techniques, I always learn so much!

  13. I love the Mega Greeting stamp set and matching dies and also the Folksy Flowers. All of the cards are wonderful! I want to make them all!

  14. As with every release, it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite! I think I’d have to go with the In My Thoughts set if I had to pick just one.. I love that layered tree image.. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  15. WONDERFUL cards Jennifer!
    LOVE your designs, colours and touch of sparkle!
    My favourites are the MUST-HAVE gradient stripes & lines, Folksy Flowers and Party time too 🙂

  16. You are such an inspiration Jennifer! I love the watercolor dots stamp set best, but all of this release is beautiful. How useful are those really big sentiments and dies! Thank you for these great ideas.

  17. Beautiful cards as always. I immediately order the “Party Time” Stamp set. I can’t wait to stamp with it.
    Jennifer: What is the black background on your work surface? I ordered the new glass mat from Tim Holtz in Feb. but it keeps getting back-ordered. Now till June. I’m too impatient to wait, but need something on my work surface.
    If possible, please let me know what it is. Thanks.

  18. As usual, your cards are beautiful! I love the Party Time set. So versatile. I did already order the mega greetings and the dream big sets.. I want them all.

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