12 Easy Card Ideas feat. the Best of Altenew

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Last Updated: December 22, 2023

Get ready to unleash your creativity with high quality and unique products that will take your card making game to the next level. We're sharing 12 easy card ideas featuring the best of Altenew in 2023! From the innovative Stampwheel and vibrant fresh dye inks to unique animal-themed stamps and Scandinavian ensembles - 2023 was indeed filled with modern, trendy, unique, and beautiful paper crafting products for all types of crafters!

A collage of different handmade cards made with Altenew products

Let's explore endless creative possibilities with the most loved paper crafting supplies of 2023!

Get Inspired to Create with These 12 Easy Card Ideas

1. Butterfly Birthday Card with Spark Joy Fluttering Butterflies

Add a touch of whimsy to your cards with these delightful butterflies. Perfect for creating a sense of movement and elegance, these fluttering butterflies will bring joy to anyone who receives your handmade card. Find more crafting must-haves in our January 2023 collection.

handmade birthday card with foiled butterflies from Altenew Spark Joy set

Maryam’s birthday card idea utilized every product in the Spark Joy Fluttering Butterflies Set and we absolutely adore the beautiful scene she created. She even added more sparkle and shine using sequins and enamel dots.

2. Dark and Moody Floral Card with Mystic Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set J

Take your coloring skills to new heights with these high-quality alcohol markers from our February 2023 collection! Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, these markers will help you achieve professional-looking results with ease.

Beautiful handmade card idea using alcohol markers, stamps, and floral layering dies from Altenew

Joy showcased the beauty of these alcohol markers and incredible marker coloring skills! If you want to recreate this gorgeous handmade card, here are the supplies you’ll need:

3. Unconventionally Beautiful Card with Delicate Dragonflies

Celebrate the unconventional beauty of dragonflies with this set! Their bodies include embossed details and their wings possess delicate lines for that extra touch of realism. With the coordinating Delicate Dragonflies Details Hot Foil Plate Set, you can easily add a detailed and shiny wing layer for the two dragonflies. It's a game-changer for anyone who loves to add some shine to their handmade projects.

Unique handmade greeting card with a die-cut dragonfly and sakura blossoms

This stunning and easy card idea by Jenny features the Delicate Dragonflies, as well as some lovely sakura blooms. Here are the supplies she used:

4. Elegant Nature-Themed Cards with Bird Bath Layering Die Set

Create a peaceful garden scene in your paper crafts! This unique animal-themed die set includes a beautiful bird bath with three cute little birds! The bath is composed of three easy-to-align layers, while the birds are made up of 3-4 layers each. Find more unique craft supplies in our April 2023 collection.

2 handmade card ideas made with Altenew stamps, dies, and inks

The yummy ink blended background, the elegant Wrought Iron Gate, and the adorable birds in a bird bath - everything about Mindy’s card screams STUNNING! Don’t you agree?

Read more about Altenew’s Year In Review: Crafter’s Edition 2023 campaign.

5. Quick and Easy Floral Card with Paint-by-Number Sheets & Artists' Gouache Set Bundle

Create beautiful painted scenes on your DIY cards using the paint-by-number sheets and high-quality gouache paints in this bundle. It's like a mini art studio in a specially curated bundle! Find more crafting supplies to spark your creativity in our May 2023 collection.

Altenew Artists' Gouache and a Paint By Number sheet with a huge rose image

With the perfect combo of our Paint-By-Numbers and Artists’ Gouache - you can easily whip up a handmade card that is worthy of being framed and displayed.

6. Summer Sunrise & Ocean Dreams Fresh Dye Ink 12 Mini Cube Set Bundle

Get ready to add a burst of vibrant colors to your handmade cards with this stunning fresh dye ink set from our June 2023 collection. Whether you're creating a beach-themed card or a cheerful summer greeting card, these fresh dye inks (a wonderful collaboration with the amazing Amy Tangerine!) will bring your designs to life.

bold and colorful graphic handmade cards made with Altenew x Amy Tangerine stamps and fresh dye inks

Here’s a top tip from Erum: create two of the same design/layout and just switch up the colors and sentiments! This will help you recreate a design that you really like or make the same design multiple times!

Speaking of fresh dye inks… grab the latest fresh dye ink colors here!

7. Simple But Stunning Card with Dynamic Duo: Always Smile

Brighten someone’s day with cheerful messages, whimsical flowers, and watercolor-style layered leaf branches. This stamp and stencil bundle makes cardmaking a breeze, allowing you to easily create DIY cards in bulk! It's the perfect way to show someone you care! Grab a few more craft supplies in our July 2023 collection here.

Blue and purple stamped flowers on a handmade greeting card, made with Altenew Dynamic Duo: Always Smile Set

This gorgeous handmade card by Erum will surely make anyone smile! She used both the stamp and stencil in the Dynamic Duo: Always Smile and sprinkled it with some "Erum magic." *wink wink*

8. Artwork in a Card with Vase Art Complete Bundle

Elevate your card designs with playful foliage in whimsically modern vases. This stamp, die, and stencil bundle can help you create unique and sophisticated designs that will wow your recipients. It's like sending a work of art in the mail! Get more unique cardmaking supplies from our August 2023 collection.

DIY Hello card with whimsical and artsy florals on a vase, made with Altenew Vase Art Bundle

Another DIY card worthy of being framed! This bundle makes it easy to whip up stunning masterpieces like Virginia’s card above.

9. Watercolor Card with Essential Artists' Watercolor Palette Bundle

Discover the magic of watercolor with these essential watercolor tubes. Whether you're a watercolor enthusiast or a curious beginner, this bundle has everything you need to create dreamy, artistic designs on your cards.

This bundle includes 8ml of the following vibrant hues:

  • Toluidine Red
  • Opera Lemon
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Titanium White
  • Phthalo Green

Watercolor flowers on a handmade birthday card, made with Altenew Artists' Watercolor Tubes

If watercoloring on handmade cards is not your jam or you don’t know where to start - this card idea by Kelly will definitely make you want to give it a try. These watercolor tubes are beginner-friendly and super easy to use too. Try it on your next handmade project!

10. Joyful Winter Card with Scandinavian Holiday Ensemble

Create festive handmade cards with a Scandinavian twist, featuring cozy designs and traditional motifs that capture the spirit of the season. This all-in-one bundle includes a holiday-themed Scandinavian stamp, a 3D embossing folder, stencils and a die set.

Blue ice skates on a handmade holiday card, made with Altenew Winter Ice Skates Die Set and Altenew dye inks

Bring on the winter vibes with the winter ice skates, add some Nordic vines, or spread joy with some jolly ornaments - this bundle has everything you’ll need to mass produce handmade holiday cards! 

Speaking of our October 2023 collection, we’ve got a huge SALE on select products from this collection until December 22, 11:59 pm EST! Enjoy up to 50% off and grab some freebies along the way! SHOP HERE!

11. Cute Handmade Card for Kids with Elephantastic Die Set

Add a touch of whimsical fun to your cards with this adorable elephant die set. Perfect for creating cute and playful designs, this elephant die set has six layers for the mama elephant and five layers for the baby. Perfect for baby shower cards, animal-themed birthday cards, and other DIY crafts that will bring a smile to anyone's face.

Cute mama and baby elephant die-cuts on a handmade hello card popped up against a leaf embossed background

Altenew is well-known for beautiful and elegant floral stamps, but we’ve been stepping it up with our nature and animal-themed products too! This set is perfect for masculine, gender-neutral, and kid-friendly cards and projects. 

Don’t miss out on our November 2023 collection SALE - up to 50% OFF! Mark your calendars and enjoy the final sale of our Year In Review: Crafter’s Edition promotion. Sale starts on December 23 at 12 am EST and ends at 11:59 pm EST.

12. Little Safari

Make your handmade projects for children more fun with adorable animals! This set features 3 charming animals – giraffe, elephant, and lion - along with 10 encouraging sentiments.

Cute encouragement card for kids with lion, giraffe, and elephant die-cuts, made with Altenew Little Safari Stamp and Die Set

Creating handmade cards FOR kids and WITH kids is more fun with this stamp, die, and stencil set! The adorable animals can be colored using the stencils or with your kids’ favorite coloring medium.

Beautiful one layer handmade thank you card made with Altenew Vase Art

Continue to Craft Your Life with Altenew Products!

Thanks for joining Altenew on a creative journey this year! Your support and enthusiasm for our designs have truly made a difference. Keep crafting those beautiful handmade cards, scrapbook pages, journals, and DIY crafts with Altenew goodies, and get ready for an exciting 2024 filled with even more innovative, trendy, and stunning paper crafting products. Here's to a year of endless inspiration and creativity!

Join us In the Craft Room for more paper crafting tips and card making ideas to keep you crafty throughout the holiday season!


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