Halloween Card

Hi all,

My how time flies.  I was reminded yesterday that it had been awhile since my last post. Can’t believe how long it’s been.  Halloween is fast approaching so I am going to show you a Halloween card I made at the scrapbook retreat I attended last month.  I took my inspiration from a card by Shelly Shoultes at Snippets and Pretties.  Susan Adams was so inspired by the card that she made one for Christmas (both pictured below).

flag cards Halloween 2014

Here is the card I made:

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Items you will need:

  • Cardstock:   Very Vanilla, Basic Black, More Mustard
  • DSP:   Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP (retired Stampin’ UP) but any Halloween papers will do
  • Ribbon:  Basic Gray or other coordinating ribbon depending on the DSP you use.
  • Spider web embossing folder
  • Framelits:   Banners and Apothecary Accents
  • Stamps:  Tags 4 You
  • Ink:  Black
  • Punch:  Label Bracket Punch
  • Candy dots
  • Adhesives:  glue, dimensionals, and Scotch tape

Assembling the card:

  1. Form a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card from Very Vanilla cardstock
  2. Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 5 1/4″ x 4″.  Set aside.
  3. Using the Banners framelits (the three smallest ones) cut out banners, one of each size from DSP and the largest out of More Mustard cardstock.
  4. After cutting out the largest banner from the cardstock, run it through the spider web embossing folder
  5. Attach the banners to the piece of black cardstock as shown.
  6. Cut a piece of ribbon about 6″ long and run across the top of the banners as shown.  Secure to back of card using Scotch tape.
  7. Adhere this piece to the front of the card.
  8. From Basic Black cardstock cut the black “label” using the Apothecary Accents framelits.
  9. Punch one label using the Label Bracket punch from More Mustard Cardstock.  Cut in half at the points (It’s basically “square” so either side works)
  10. Stamp sentiment using the Tags 4 You stamp set and then punch out with the Label Bracket Punch.
  11. Create a border with the Label Bracket Punched piece from the More Mustard Cardstock.  Trim the excess that shows on the sides  (the little points) and then glue together.
  12. Glue this piece to the black label.
  13. Attach the black label to front of card with dimensionals.
  14. Put a candy dot on each side of the black label.
  15. Decorate inside as desired.

This would be an easy card to make multiples of.  One thing I might have done differently is to run the black piece of cardstock through maybe the polka dot or herringbone embossing folders for a little more texture.

Well, until next time, Happy Stamping!

Kathy

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