Friday, January 30, 2015


Halloween or Fall Make and Take Card

Now we have finally reached the fifth and last project from the October Make and Take. Halloween cards are a lot of fun to make, but not everyone sends cards for Halloween. Which I can totally understand. So I always try to come up with a design that could easily be a Halloween card or a Fall card that way the guests at the Make and Take can choose which they would rather make. It can also be incredibly difficult to come up with a design that will work for both... so here is what I came up with.

  • Bermuda Bay card stock 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Motley Monsters DSP 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Whisper White card stock 1-1/4" x 4"
  • Motley Monsters DSP 1" x 4"
  • Whisper White card stock 1/2" x 3-1/3"
  • Stamps: Really Good Greetings, Boo My Paper Pumpkin stamps, Lovely as a Tree
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie
  • Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, Bird Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen, Brights Glimmer Brads, Pumpkin Pie card stock scrap, Mossy Meadow card stock scrap

Start off by folding the Bermuda Bay card stock on the score line then adhere the DSP onto the card front using the side of your choice. Next adhere the strip of DSP onto the Whisper White card stock.

Stamp the greeting of your choice onto the right end of the Whisper White card stock. Trim the end of the card stock into a banner shape. Then glue the left end of the banner onto the DSP/Whisper White strip. Use a Paper Piercing Tool and Stampin' Pierce mat to pierce a hole for the brad to go through. Then insert your Glimmer Brad and spread the prongs on the backside of the card stock. Glue this panel onto the left side of the card front with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the pumpkin punch out three 1" circles from a scrap of Pumpkin Pie ink. Use a Stampin' Sponge to sponge around the edges of all three circles in Pumpkin Pie ink. Then use 2-Way Glue Pen to glue the circles together to form the pumpkin. Use the Bird Punch on a scrap of Mossy Meadow card stock to punch out the branch and the very end of the bird's tail. Use 2-Way Glue Pen to adhere the tail onto the backside of the pumpkin to look like a stem. Then glue the branch onto the front side of the pumpkin.

Finally stick the pumpkin onto the front of your card with a Stampin' Dimensional. For the Halloween card stamp the BOO and bat images from the My Paper Pumpkin stamps inside the card in Bermuda Bay ink. For the fall card stamp the line of trees from Lovely as a Tree inside the card in Bermuda Bay ink.