Three simple cards using New Day Card Kit

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi friends. Svitlana is here. You most likely already know that Altenew has released New Day Card Kit. You could see many amazing cards during our April Release Blog Hop. Which by the way is still live so you can win a prize by leaving a comment.

Today I want to share three more cards made using products from this kit.

@altenew New Day Card Kit. Cards by @craftwalks

As I used pattern paper sheet for all of them I save my time on making my own. And matching embellishments in the kits added to the fact that these were very quick and easy to make.

I'm a very slow cardmaker. It takes me significant amount of time to make a card. Plus I'm an ultimate champion in spoiling a card when it's almost done so I need to start from the beginning.

Moreover I have limited time for cardmaking. With 3 hrs of exhausting commute each day (the price you pay for living in the city) I rare can do anything during the week. Basically the only time I have for creation are weekends.

But these cards… I made them one day in the morning when was getting ready for work (like I was having breakfast with one hand, putting on make up with the second, and making card with the third haha). Still cannot believe it took me so little time to make 3 (!!!!) pretty cards.

Of course we all love good stamping, techniques​ or hours of coloring. But sometimes we just need a card. Or have little time and want to make something. The card kit is a great option in such cases. Not speaking of fun supplies included in it. My favorite are the frame die, wood veneer frames and matt finish enamel dots (I never saw matt dots before).

Ok, back to the cards.

For the first one I cut a scored a card base out of mint cardstock included in the kit and adhered a panel cut out of pattern paper with beautiful botanical design. For the sentiment I used puffy stickers. So quick and easy.

@altenew New Day Card Kit. Card by @craftwalks

The second card is very easy as well. I cut out a panel from the pattern paper with watercolor design and adhered it onto a white card base.

Then I cut a couple of rose clusters out of another sheet of pattern paper. I grabbed a tag and sentiment label die cut from the kit and assembled a cluster to the right in the middle part of the card.

@altenew New Day Card Kit. Card by @craftwalks

The third is a little (just a bit, remember I was making all of them with my third hand) time consuming. It's my favorite one. Which is totally inspired by Laura Bassen. I'm in love with her style and ability to tame a rainbow.

@altenew New Day Card Kit. Card by @craftwalks

First I cut a panel out of a pattern paper with watercolor strokes design. And adhered it onto a card base.

Next I took a wood veneer frame and colored it using Dye Crisp Inks and trying to replicate colors and stripe widths of the designer paper. I used Caramel Toffee, Warm Sunshine, Evergreen, Lagoon and Dusk Dye Inks and applied them using ink dauber. Then I adhered the wood veneer onto the card (it's sticky back by the way, I didn't use any adhesive) and added a sentiment label die cut.

@altenew New Day Card Kit. Card by @craftwalks
Lastly I added enamel dots of matching colors around the wood veneer. I just love how this card turned out.

Have a wonderful day!S svitiana

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Dana M April 7, 2017 - 10:31

Lovely cards! You would never know you made them while multi-tasking. Love that you shared your story.

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Svitlana Shayevich April 7, 2017 - 17:56

Thank you, Dana! Multi-tasking is my life haha. Although often multi-tasking means that I get distracted and fail to finish a project :))

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Deana McMann April 7, 2017 - 10:52

Love your style. You’re right. Stamping and coloring is wonderful but sometimes you just need a quick card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 12, 2017 - 15:58

You got my point! :) Thank you, Deana!

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Sharon April 7, 2017 - 10:57

Beautiful, easy cards! Especially love the rainbow one, so modern!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 12, 2017 - 16:14

Thank you a lot, Sharon!

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LauraJane:) April 7, 2017 - 10:59

All are lovely samples Svitlana! The rainbow one stopped me in my tracks:)))

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Svitlana Shayevich April 12, 2017 - 17:43

Thank you, Laura!

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Shelly April 7, 2017 - 11:03

These are FABULOUS!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 12, 2017 - 17:54

Thank you!

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Debbie Barba April 7, 2017 - 11:32

Beautiful cards! I especially like the botanical one! That paper is so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration to get out some of those beautiful papers I have been hording for ‘who knows why’. I too only have weekends to make cards, so I feel your pain. Thanks for sharing your talents and your inspiration on how to make some quick beautiful cards!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 19, 2017 - 12:49

You crack me up :)) “hording for ‘who knows why’” :))) I think we all been there (and I’m definitely still there).
Thank you, Debbie!

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Teresa Doyle April 7, 2017 - 11:35

These are gorgeous Svitlana, if you can do this with your “third hand” I need to get me one of those! LOL A fantastic job on them! (You have got to love the kits because they DO take some of the guess work out!)

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Svitlana Shayevich April 19, 2017 - 12:51

Thank you a lot, Teresa!
We all have to work with what we have. I don’t have time, so sometimes getting out my third hand lol

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Dorothy Mutafopulos April 7, 2017 - 13:05

These are so awesome , the colors layouts are perfect!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 19, 2017 - 12:55

Thank you, Dorothy!

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Tara Prince April 7, 2017 - 13:25

Amazing!!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 19, 2017 - 13:03

Thank you, Tara!

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BeverlyBL April 7, 2017 - 13:44

All three cards are wonderful. Sorry about your commute, but think how useful those 3 hours will be when your car can drive itself!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 7, 2017 - 18:00

Thank you, Beverly.
In fact “my car” does drive itself because I use a train. I don’t even have a driver licence, in NYC it’s an obsolete haha.
And this time on train I try to use as useful as possible. I read blogs, write comments, white my blog posts etc. If I had to drive I won’t be able to do all this.

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Rachel A April 7, 2017 - 14:36

Your blog made me smile. I can relate to taking forever to making a card and I too have ruined plenty of cards at the last minute…even being so careful! Lol. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love seeing what you come up with ? Thanks so much for sharing!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 19, 2017 - 13:09

Thank you, Rachel!
When I’m very careful it’s a sign that something will go wrong haha

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creatingincolors April 7, 2017 - 16:36

What beautiful cards! And I love your “real-life” story behind how you made them! Now I’m going to take a close look at that kit!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 19, 2017 - 13:19

Thank you!

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Maureen Chandler April 7, 2017 - 17:49

Your cards are just wonderful!! Your commute sounds awful – hope you get a lot of reading (or knitting?) done!! (well, unless you’re driving of course). All the best to you and keep making your pretty cards!!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 19, 2017 - 13:28

Thank you, Maureen.
I don’t drive, but have some time of walking plus about 50 min on train. So I read and comment blogs, write blog posts or sleep :)

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Shari A. April 7, 2017 - 19:57

Gorgeous cards.. I absolutely LOVE the patterned paper you used in the first one. That hummingbird is spectacular. ???

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Svitlana Shayevich April 19, 2017 - 13:30

Thank you, Shari!

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Kirsty Vittetoe April 8, 2017 - 02:33

So pretty!

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Svitlana Shayevich April 19, 2017 - 15:07

Thank you!

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Jackie P. April 9, 2017 - 04:16

Wonderful use of the card kit. Your 3 cards are beautiful and, like you, my favourite is the 3rd one. I love rainbows :) Thanks for making some simple (yet very lovely) cards. Not everyone has a lot of supplies so it’s nice to see you don’t need a lot to make amazing cards.

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Svitlana Shayevich April 19, 2017 - 15:16

You’re absolutely right! I even find it interesting to work with limited supplies (which doesn’t mean I’m ready to part with 100000 stamps i own hehe).
Thank you!

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Susan Smith April 9, 2017 - 08:30

Hi Svitlana. Three beautiful cards. The mint green base you paired with the pretty botanical paper is a perfect match. It really brings the eye to the matching details in the paper.And the card really does say ‘Hello’. The second card is absolutely gorgeous. The sentiment and the embellishments are definitely the focal point but they also let you enjoy the watercolor pattern paper. The rainbow card is so sweet. The wood veneer is unbelievably matched. I don’t know how you got it to match up so well. I thought the pattern was stamped until I read down to where you talk about the way you colored it. The enamel dots look like raindrops so they suit the card perfectly. Can’t wait to see your next project.

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Svitlana Shayevich April 19, 2017 - 15:22

Thank you a lot, Susan! I was just placing the wood veneer over the pattern paper and inking with ink dauber. It was very easy :)

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Helen April 9, 2017 - 09:50

Svitlana, these cards are all so lovely. I especially like the third card the wood veneer layered with the rainbow is so rich in color and design. The time and effort to replicate the strips truly paid off. Thanks for sharing these cards.

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Svitlana Shayevich April 19, 2017 - 15:45

Thank you a lot, Helen!

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