Keep Calm and Make Cards

by Laurie Willison

Hello crafty friends, it's Laurie here with a quick and simple card that is easy to mass-produce. Right now, more than ever, we are blessed with the perfect hobby to send encouragement. Let me show you how I created a small stack of cards, perfect to mail to our crafty friends, reminding them to keep calm and make cards!

Altenew FabulousFlorets Pinstripe LaurieWillison5Using Altenew's Pinstripe Background Stamp Set and Fabulous Florets, I created a super simple background.  I used Mountain Mist Ink for the perfect pop of color and then layered the blooms in Obsidian Ink.

Altenew FabulousFlorets Pinstripe LaurieWillison7Next, I die cut the Rounded Rectangles Die out of white cardstock.  Then I die-cut black fun foam sentiment with the ‘hello' die from the Hello and Hugs Die Set.  After attaching the ‘hello' die-cut to the rounded rectangle die-cut, I popped the panel onto the card front with foam tape.

Altenew FabulousFlorets Pinstripe LaurieWillison6To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment, Keep Calm and Make Cards, from the Crafty Friends Stamp Set, in the center of the card.

Altenew FabulousFlorets Pinstripe LaurieWillison8This card is super easy to mass-produce and is also perfect for mailing because it is a mostly flat card. Keep scrolling to see another version of this card and also a video on how I made this card.

Altenew FabulousFlorets Pinstripe LaurieWillison4Here is another version using teal cardstock, Mountain Mist Ink for the Pinstripe and Fabulous Florets in white ink.

Altenew FabulousFlorets Pinstripe LaurieWillison2Check out this quick video showing how easy it is to create several cards at once. Watch it below or over on YouTube.

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I am working on sending more cards during this time and this little stack is going to help!  They are so easy to make, I will definitely be making more soon! Thanks so much for coming by today.  Hope you are all safe and doing well!  Have a great day!


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Fabulous Florets Stamp Set
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Rounded Rectangles Die Set
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Hello and Hugs Die Set
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Helen April 11, 2020 - 10:11 AM

Delightfully simple cards…perfect for sending to my cardmaking friends during this stressful time. tfs

Carol McCready April 11, 2020 - 2:21 PM

I love the simple elegance. Thank you for sharing.

StarSpry April 11, 2020 - 2:23 PM

These cards are wonderful! I love how quick and easy they are to produce, and at the same time they are so beautiful! :)

RobiW April 11, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Beautiful! Great tip on the palette knife!

Annette Gordon April 11, 2020 - 10:56 PM

I love cards that are quick and easy and able to mass produce. For Christmas I love giving out card gift sets, its like a gift to me really, all those enjoyable hours. But I find I never have enough time to make as many card sets as people to give them out too. I am always looking for card sets that are both beautiful, fast. And this design has accomplished both. I am stealing this design! Thanks for the video!

Inkin' Chickie April 13, 2020 - 2:46 AM

I like the quick and easy design. Great video and good tips.

dorothyayotte April 13, 2020 - 11:22 PM

Very nice cards. I have ordered these floral stamps and will try your cards out with them. Thanks for the inspiration.


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