A Little Halloween MagicAugust 23, 2011 5:01 am Cardmaking, Halloween, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Techniques and Mediums
Welcome our newest blogger, Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog “Peg’s Crafting Corner”.
I love Halloween so I’m always excited to come up with scarily cute new ideas for projects. One of the fun things about this design is that it can be used either for a card, as a party invitation or even a thank you note just by changing the inside message. You can even hand them out with your trick or treat goodies attached since they are quick and easy to make. The possibilities are endless!
- 3 colors of paper (orange, green and white used here) cut to 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”
- Black cardstock cut to form a 4 ¼”x 5 ½” card folded on left, or a black card blank
- Martha Stewart’s Spider Web Corner Punch or Any Halloween Corner Punch
- Martha Stewart Scoreboard
- Paper trimmer
- Distress Ink (Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade)
- Imaginisce i-rock tool and gems
- Your favorite black ink for stamping
- Your favorite markers or pencils to color stamped image
- Your choice of adhesive
- Halloween Clear Stamps
To create the card/invitation:
1. Cut and form a 4 ¼”x 5 ½” card that folds on the left.
2. Cut the orange, green and white cardstocks to 3 ¼” x 4 ¾” size.
3. Punch left top corners of the three papers and fold right under the web using a scoreboard to get a stiff crease and fold. Glue down the corners making sure the web is left open at bottom to allow next color of cardstock to slide under a little if necessary.
4. Stamp on design and color. On this one I colored around her hat to make it a little more magical.
**To stamp the “Happy Halloween” greeting use the Spiced Marmalade and ink top half of stamp. Ink bottom half using Peeled Paint and overlapping a small portion of what was already inked with the Spiced Marmalade to help blend the colors together. Stamp message on.
5. Attach all pieces to card base making sure to line up the white card stock piece with the bottom right corner of the card.
6. Embellish corner and web using the i-rock tool and stones.
7. Add message to fit your occasion on the inside.
Now it’s your turn to create a little Halloween magic and make one or even more than one of these wonderfully cute, scary creations and be sure to have a spooky good time doing it.