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How To Make Your Own Postcard & Personalized Envelope

by May Park-

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Hello, and welcome to the Altenew July 2016 Blog Hop! If you came from the uber talented Patricia’s blog, you are right on track! Today the design team girls are sharing some fabulous projects to celebrate the release of new products: 16 stamp sets, some papers, and washi tapes.

I’m so excited to share what I’ve came up with the Happy Mail stamp set that I’ve deisgned for Altenew:

Altenew Happy Mail

Happy Mail Stamp Set

With fun lettering and multiple floral images that are a joy to color, this set is perfect to bring some interest to your cards.  Stamp the accents on the back of your envelope to dress them up or use the images to create your own postcards.  Just let the recipients know that you made it just for them with love. 

DIY Handmade Postcard Idea

I created my own postcard and dressed up the envelopes using the Happy Mail stamp set. Most of the time I share handmade cards here on my blog, but it was so fun to try something different.

To achieve an old look of postcard, I didn’t use the white cardstock but natural ivory cardstock from my stash. The paper color looks more beautiful in real life.

DIY Handmade Postcard Idea

It took me some time to stamp the red and blue airmail border on my postcard, but it was worth the time and I love how it turned out.

DIY Handmade Postcard Idea

I often hand deliver my cards to my friends. So those postage images from the Happy Mail stamp set are very useful to create some faux postages to decorate my envelopes.

DIY Handmade Postcard Idea

I made a video tutorial to show you how to make the postcard from start to finish. You can watch it below or on my YouTube channel. Hope you find it helpful.

How to Make Your Own Postcard 

  1. Cut down your paper to be 5.25″ x 4.25″ using Tim Holtz paper trimmer.
  2. Stamp the red/blue airmail border images from the Happy Mail stamp set along the edges of paper using Altenew Crisp Inks : Ruby Red and Desert Night.
  3. Draw a line in the middle of the postcard using a black pen and ruler.
  4. Stamp the sentiments from both Happy Mail and Dancing in the Rain in black using Altenew Jet Black ink.
  5. Stamp the images from Happy Mail and color them with Copic markers.

DIY Handmade Postcard Idea

Giveaways: There are two ways to win!

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $50 gift certificate to the Altenew store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, August 5, 11:59pm EST for a chance to win.
  • And there is more! I have a gift certificates to give away a for $30 gift certificate to one winner. Leave a comment below and I will announce the lucky winner in this post on Saturday, August 6th. Good luck!

Altenew DIY Handmade Postcard Idea

It is now time to head on over to the amazing Lilith’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. All the release products are now available for purchase in the Altenew online store. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

Giveaway Winner (Edited to add) 

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Congratulations, Laurie! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com to claim your prize with a subject line : July 2016 blog hop winner from May’s Blog.

Supplies

I have listed the supplies I used below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp(SSS) and Altenew(AN). Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you where possible. Thank you so much for your support.

Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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SSS
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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SSS
Altenew Ruby Red Ink
Altenew Ruby Red Ink
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SSS | AN
Altenew Dancing in the Rain Stamp Set
Altenew Dancing in the Rain Stamp Set
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AN
Altenew Happy Mail Stamp Set
Altenew Happy Mail Stamp Set
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AN
Altenew Jet Black Ink
Altenew Jet Black Ink
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SSS | AN
Altenew Desert Night Ink
Altenew Desert Night Ink
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SSS | AN
Altenew Acrylic Block Set
Altenew Acrylic Block Set
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AN
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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SSS

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    Love your creativeness! Thank you for a chance to win!

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  7. Kathy Mc

    Congratulations to Laurie B and have fun shopping!

    08 . Aug . 2016
  8. Kate B

    What a fun stamp set – I love what you created! Those airmail stripes turned out great!

    05 . Aug . 2016
  9. Josiane

    I love your postcard and envelopes!

    Thanks for the giveaway and have a great weekend!

    05 . Aug . 2016
  10. Taunya Butler

    Love your work – so clean and crisp and excellent!! Love this new Happy Mail set – I think it is my favorite by Altenew!! Wonderful job!!

    05 . Aug . 2016
  11. Rebecca H.

    The Happy Mail stamp set is one of my new favorites. I like it because it is vintage but still modern like your video shows. Fun idea to try out. Thanks for sharing.

    05 . Aug . 2016
  12. Kristina CraftyPaws

    Another really creative idea! TFS May!

    05 . Aug . 2016
  13. Alison Henderson

    May, you always amaze me with stunningly unique ideas.i really love this idea it is so special and personal for a recipient. i can;t find the other words i want to share as i’m blown away,thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win

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  14. TracyM #6773

    FUN postcard and FABULOUS envelopes May!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and video … now that I have a MISTI I feel much more confident in putting your techniques into practice 🙂

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    .I love the happy mail stamp. Love these

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    Thanks for the inspiration.

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