Altenew • Three Quick Holiday Cards

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Hello there!

Holidays are definitely the busiest time of a year, and probably the busiest time cardmaking wise. I don’t know about you, but each year I need a lot of holiday cards (much more then any other type of card). Not only because I give them to my friends and family. Also each year I participate in Caring Hearts card drive, so need to have lots of holiday cards on hands for that reason.

If you never heard about this card drive, I encourage you to check it out. The purpose of it is to collect holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes. It’s such a great purpose, each year I’m signing cards to elderly people in tears. And there are also prizes you can win participating in this drive.

So, even though I like techniques and time-consuming complex cards, this busy time of year we don’t always have enough time to spend like 4 days on one card :)

The other day I was over at Altenew blog sharing three one layer, clean and simple card designs made using Festive Silhouettes stamp set. They’re quick to make, easy to replicate and mass produce (in case you need some mass producing). If you have a MISTI, mass producing will be even faster. But you don’t have to have MISTI to make this cards.
Learn how to make to make quick, clean and simple handmade holiday cards using Altenew Festive Silhouettes stamp set. Cards by @s_shayevich For the first card I stamped a reindeer head with antlers using Espresso ink. And the sentiment using Velvet. The whole sentiment was too big for this design and I masked the bottom part with a piece of washi tape when was applying ink. Lastly I added several stars using the same Velvet ink.Learn how to make to make quick, clean and simple handmade holiday cards using Altenew Festive Silhouettes stamp set. Card by @s_shayevichThe second card is even simpler. I embossed a sentiment star onto a parchment card base using red embossing powder. The string was drown using Versamarker and heat embossed in red as well.  Then I added white droplets by sprinkling with white spray.Learn how to make to make quick, clean and simple handmade holiday cards using Altenew Festive Silhouettes stamp set. Card by @s_shayevichThe third card is quite monochromatic. I stamped three trees using Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen ink onto a card base. Stamped a sentiment using Evergreen ink.  Added some ink droplets also of Evergreen ink and tied a piece of green twine around the card folding.Learn how to make to make quick, clean and simple handmade holiday cards using Altenew Festive Silhouettes stamp set. Card by @s_shayevichHope you like my ideas of quick holiday cards. These cards maybe look like something Hallmark or Paper Source would sell, not like something handmade, but I personally really like them. Not only because they’re were simple to make. I love clean and simple cards, but myself am rare able to make a real CAS card. I tend to overthink things, add too many layers and got taken away by a technique.

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Altenew Parchment Cardstock
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Altenew Festive Silhouettes Stamp Set
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Altenew Velvet Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Evergreen Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Forest Glades Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Frayed Leaf Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew Espresso Dye Ink Pad
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American Crafts Zing! Rouge Embossing Powder
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Ek Success Powder Tool
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Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
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Tsukineko Versamark Versamarker Watermark Emboss Pen
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Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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Martha Stewart Scoring Board
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Mini MISTI Precision Stamper Stamping Tool
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MISTI Precision Stamper Stamping Tool
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Tonic Studios 12 Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer
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Picket Fence
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2 Comments

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    Izzy Scrap

    November 4, 2016

    This is awesome Svitlana ! As usual ! I love how your cards are CAS ! This is such a great idea for mass producing ! Don’t have that much to make for Christmas but still I love your idea ! Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Svitlana Shayevich

      November 15, 2016

      Thank you, Izzy! I usually don’t need lots of card for personal use. I mostly make them for the card drive.

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