15 Must-Try Card Ideas with NEW Crafting Kits and Supplies!

Last Updated: February 3, 2024

Looking for new handmade card ideas and inspiration? Got new crafting supplies but not sure what to make with them yet? We’ve got you covered!

Altenew’s January 2024 Release has just dropped, and we have many exciting new crafting products you can play with! But, if you’re struggling with card ideas and inspiration at the moment, no worries — let’s look at some of our new crafting must-haves and check out 15 amazing handmade card ideas you can try today!

1. Zero-Waste: Field of Flowers Bundle

Introducing, the newest addition to our highly sought-after Zero-Waste Series! 

The Zero-Waste: Field of Flowers Set showcases a stunning floral design. Align the stencils and mix in your preferred inks, and produce a stunning array of floral patterns! Then, with the coordinating cover die, you can get die-cut flowers and an exquisitely patterned “negative” that you can use as a background!

Check out these cute and colorful cards using the new Zero-Waste Field of Flowers Set:

A "Sending Love and Hugs" card made with Zero-Waste: Field of Flowers Bundle
A "From Our Hearts" card created with Zero-Waste: Field of Flowers Bundle

2. Craft Your Life Project Kit: Loving You

Our Craft Your Life Project Kit is a fan-favorite, and subscribers love that they can get their kits ahead of time, way before its public release on the Altenew Shop. This month’s Loving You kit is no exception.

Looking for a versatile set with a love theme that you can use throughout the year? The Craft Your Life Project Kit: Loving You Set features 17 sentiments that perfectly complement the words LOVE and YOU. The two main stamp designs are inspired by whimsical florals such as vines, tulips, daisies, and berries.

You can use each focal point separately or combine them with other sentiments for endless creative possibilities, like what you see here:

A "Love seeing you happy" card created with the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Loving You

3. Enchanted Beginnings Stencil and 3D Embossing Folder

Ah, weddings. Don’t you just love celebrating love?

Whether it’s in a church, the beach, or even in front of a judge at city hall, weddings are often a merry celebration of the love between two individuals. Why not share in the love with a wedding-inspired handmade gift?

Capture the enchantment of love with the Enchanted Beginnings 3D Embossing Folder and Stencil Set. This set features a heartwarming scene of a bride and groom holding hands on their special day, adding a touch of elegance to your projects. Add vibrant colors and details as you like, and yield gorgeous cards that the couple will surely cherish!

Here are some inspiring cards made with this set:

A "Celebrate" card created with the Enchanted Beginnings set

An anniversary card created with the Enchanted Beginnings set

4. Mega Blossom Stencil Set

Sometimes, you just want to go all-out. “Go big or go home,” as they say. Well, now you can, with the Mega Blossom Stencil Set.

This large layering floral stencil set is perfect for making a big impact on your projects. Each stencil features intricate details that make layering and inking a breeze. Take it to the next level by adding embossing paste, powder, or other textured mediums. 

Pro tip: Combine it with the 2" x 3" Love You Sentiments Stamp Set or any sentiment stamp you have on hand - let your creativity run wild! See an amazing example below!
A "Love you to the moon and back" card  created with the Mega Blossom Stencil Set

5. Bountiful Butterflies Builder Stencil and Die Set

A fan of butterflies? So are we! Now you can add the charm of these beautiful creatures into your paper crafting projects with this wonderful collection of butterfly-themed crafting goodies

The Bountiful Butterflies Die Set complements the Bountiful Butterflies Builder Stencil Set and allows you to craft a stunning variety of butterflies! Check out these wonderful card ideas to see how you can make your own butterfly garden on paper:

A thank-you card created with the Bountiful Butterflies set
A thank-you card with floral designs created with the Bountiful Butterflies set

6. Build-A-Garden: Daisy Crown

Another monthly source of handmade card ideas and inspiration is our Build-A-Garden Kit. For this month, we’re spreading love and positivity with a flexible collection! 

The Build-A-Garden: Daisy Crown is a versatile set that allows you to create beautiful floral arrangements from any perspective. It features two distinct clusters with daisy crowns, as well as delicate intertwining branches and leaves for endless botanical creativity. The set also includes 20 heartfelt messages that perfectly complement the intricate floral designs.

Want an idea of how you can use it? Check out this Clean and Simple card design below:

A thank-you card crafted with the Build-A-Garden: Daisy Crown

7. Outlined Love You Die

Convey your love and affection with the Outlined Love You Die!

This die showcases the phrase "Love You" in overlapping outlined letters and is generously sized to create a significant impact on your project. Cut it out once from your preferred cardstock or achieve a captivating inlaid effect by making multiple cuts in different shades. 

Also, no wasted leftovers for this one, too — you can use both the positive and negative die-cuts in your DIY creations! Here are some inspiring examples:

A red "Love you to the moon and back" card crafted with the Outlined Love You Die
A thank-you card crafted with the Outlined Love You Die

8. Dynamic Duo: Floral Whimsy

A character in a TV show once said, “What is life without whimsy?” And yes, we agree – a little touch of spontaneity, playfulness, and imagination makes life worthwhile.

Introduce whimsy into your cards with the Dynamic Duo: Floral Whimsy Set. Create unique and heartfelt designs effortlessly with botanical elements and stunning flower arrangements. This set also includes the sweet sentiments 'Love You' and 'Hi.' And, with our One-Go technique, the coordinating add-on die set makes one-pass die-cutting effortless. Simply position the stencils, blend colors, and watch the magic unfold!

Here’s an awesome example to inspire you:

A "Love you" floral card crafted with the Dynamic Duo: Floral Whimsy

9. One-Go Loving Sentiments

Our One-Go series has another addition, with the Loving Sentiments Stamp Set

This set is a follow-up to the beloved One-Go Birthday Greetings, and works in coordination with that, too! 12 heartfelt love and appreciation sentiment stamps make a perfect pair with the One-Go Birthday Greetings Die, which makes die cutting sentiment a breeze.

See these sweet messages in action below:

A gold card with a heart-themed background and a "love you so much" sentiment from the One-Go Loving Sentiments Stamp Set
A blue card with a pop-up heart design and sentiments from the One-Go Loving Sentiments Stamp Set

10. Craft-A-Flower: Pansies

Did you know that in the Victorian era, pansies were used to express affection and romantic interest, and they were often given as gifts to convey deep emotions?

That’s what the new Craft-A-Flower Kit embodies. The Craft-A-Flower: Pansies Layering Die Set allows you to create two exquisite pansies that each have five intricately detailed layers. The petal dies are organized by pansy for precise and lifelike results.

 Pro tip: Create watercolor blobs on watercolor paper in the shape of the petal dies, then use the coordinating dies to cut them out. Once cut, you can apply additional layers of watercolors to add depth and shadows for a more lifelike appearance.

Check out these beautiful pansies arranged into a magnificent card design below:

An adoration card crafted with the Craft-A-Flower: Pansies Kit

And that’s it — 15 amazing handmade card ideas and designs using the recent Altenew releases! Which one did you like the most? Feel free to share them in the comments below, or post your own card designs on Instagram and Facebook! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Need more inspiration? We have more card ideas In the Craft Room, so don’t hesitate to drop by. Happy crafting!

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