Making a Halloween Card
Halloween is the perfect holiday to put your card making skills to work. This is a guide about making a Halloween card
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Easy Halloween card with action.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
- orange card stock
- google eyes
- black card stock
- cat clip art
- Online, find a clipart cat that you like, size it to the card size you will using. Trace this cat on black paper and cut out, but draw a circle where the tail normally is.
- Once cut out, do a spiral cut on the tail.
- Glue the main body of the cat on the inside of the card and just the very center of the spiral tail on the top fold of the card.
- When the card opens, the tail will pop up! Of course you can always add some bats or mice to go with the cat.
By NoRulesArt from Sunny FL
Create a quick, easy and fun Halloween card.
Approximate Time: 15 minutes
- white and black cardstock
- patterned paper or plain orange paper/cardstock
- black sheer and 1/8 inch satin ribbon
- double-sided adhesive
- corner rounder punch
- hole punch
- Fold 10x5 inch rectangle of white card stock to make a base card.
- Round the top left and bottom left with corner rounder punch or use scallop-edge scissors.
- Trim 4 7/8 inch square from patterned paper. Adhere in the center of card.
- Wrap black ribbon around the card front and tie into a bow.
- Print jack-o-lantern template/greeting onto white card stock. Cut out the template and trace it onto black card stock. Trim and then adhere to card.
- To make tag, cut out printed "Happy Halloween" greeting. Punch hole on one side and then thread 1/8 inch ribbon through the black ribbon.
Click Here for the Happy Halloween Templates.
By Maricel from Fairfax, VA
It's fun, easy and a real treat to send spooky greetings to all your family and friends at Halloween. What's more, everyone is bound to appreciate receiving a hand-made card to open just as the lights are dimmed on All Hallows' Eve!
Approximate Time: 30 minutes plus drying time
- a rectangular piece of coloured card
- thin strips of card in a contrast colour
- a coloured envelope – to accommodate a folded card
- pencil and ruler
- pair of scissors
- craft knife
- non-toxic PVA glue
- small brush
- spooky embellishments – pumpkins, ghosts, bats…
- foam pads
Choose a theme for your greetings card it could be pumpkins, ghosts, witches, bugs or anything else your imagination can conjure up.
- Mark the centre of a piece of card with a light pencil line.
- With a craft knife gently score along this line and crease with a ruler to make a crisp fold.
- Decide whether you want your design to be portrait or landscape.
- Glue thin strips of card in a contrast colour to the front of your card to make a grid and then add some spooky embellishments within the grid, using foam pads to give a three-dimensional look.
- To follow, paste on glue and then sprinkle glitter over your card to create solid areas of colour and some sparkly words.
- Tip card slightly to remove any remaining glitter and let dry.
- As an extra special treat, write a spooky verse inside your card or get the children to draw scary faces, instead.
- Decorate an envelope to match the theme of your card.
Your greetings card is now ready to send. You can place it in a stronger envelope for protection on long postal journeys, if desired. Crafty Tip: make your own spooky embellishments by potato printing shapes onto thin card and cutting each one out.
By Anne from United Kingdom
September 27, 20130 found this helpful
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