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If you don’t have a PINTEREST account then this might make you want to get one…there are tons of handmade cards on it so its a great source of inspiration and they are in some categories like birthday and then I found HALLOWEEN...OMG…well see for yourself… some of these will have a link you can type in and go to see if they give the directions but most of them are pretty easy to figure out and I am going to give you my take on how its done… I just couldn’t resist sharing all of these great cards…If you want to go to Pinterest yourself and find cards…in search type in HANDMADE CARDS and then BIRTHDAY , HALLOWEEN, CHRISTMAS OR JUST HANDMADE CARDS… you will be there a long time..lol..
This one is pretty simple but still very impressive… its a layered card with three layers and I am only guessing on the sizes but my guess are… BLACK 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 THEN orange is 3 x 4 ” and white is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2..she stamped a web and the the spider is either die cut or an commercial embellishment. I don’t know who the HAPPY HALLOWEEN stamp belongs to but its cute or you could hand write..I’d use either there black Glaze gel pen by Sakura or the Orange .
This one is a couple of years old but I still love it… its simply torn paper with the edges rubbed with looks like brown ink to give it a old look and leave a hole on one side to glue on goggly eyes…. I can never resist a chance to use goggly eyes… lol… Boo stamp unknown but there are lots of them out there… or again grab your pen this is one season where wobbly or jagged letters are most acceptable in fact they look great.. so get out your black SAKURA gel GLAZE pen SO THAT THE WRITING IS RAISED and shiny…or use your alphabet stamps different sizes would be good too if you have more than one set…hey don’t judge me…I am letter lover…
Getting a little harder and you don’t have to use the die cut basic shape but it does look good and I love this not sure how but it appears to stand but it could be layers onto the front of a black card with foam dots to lift it up … they used a die to cut the overall shape and I am not sure what that shape is called but its the same one I used to create the large owls and also to create DAWN’S frankie from last year..next I am pretty sure they used oval die for the mouth and also for the eyes and don’t think punches would reach that far into the shape this shape must be close to 4 x 5 . NOW THE HARD PART OF THIS IS be sure you STAMP ON IT BEFORE you emboss it … so cut out your shapes and then stamp and last emboss …and of course this person missed a chance to use goggly eyes…lol…just sayin .. again your Sakura BLACK GLAZE gel pen would work to make a spider remember they have 8 legs not six …lol and then to write the OCT 31 down at the bottom… again you have to do this before you emboss it or you might have to layer on pieces after..
This is so cute using black as basic card sponge white around the edges then cut 11/4 x 3 1/2 inches of black ..card stock also with white sponge around edges and then little brass brads to create a drawer effect ….the ghosts are the owl punch from STAMPING UP without the extra piece and with the feet cut off and then turn it upside down… I ‘d love to know if someone was really that clever when they created the punch or if someone discovered it after it was laying on their desk…the eyes are small circles with a white dot for the center but off center works best…they throw a few white spider webs on the corners of the card… and I did a screen capture to get this image and apparently I didn’t get the piece at the bottom where it looks like one of the label punch/dies and it probably says Happy Halloween or BOO or something like that… but you know my re-purposing fetish so it would be a cute birthday card if it said BIRTHDAYS AREN’T SCARY…or BOO then inside Happy Birthday… anyway its all because A) I have so many halloween stamps, dies, and punches and B) because I love to use them….lmao
Again these little ghosts are the owl punch upside down with feet cut off… I am certain the BOO is letter dies but don’t know who make them as they are pretty large… improvise… type them on computer and cut them out with fussy cut scissors. The background is a sizzix spider web embossing template on the orange card stock… this time EMBOSS first then glue or foam dot your pieces on…the happy halloween is double layered with label punches or dies.
Wow too cute….The SPOOKY STAMP is from Michaels…and was marked a CRAFT SMART… think it was last years but you may still find it or again print it with your own pens or even on the cuter and then cut it out…or cut the whole piece of card stock and stamp around the printed word…run your paper through the printer the LANDSCAPE WAY then the stamps are from STAMPING UP SET CALLED TEE HEE-HEE…it has both the witches hat or similar and shoes and leggins.. the words EEK AND TEE HEE-HEE are also in there so you could use them instead of the spooky stamp. Or you could write it sideways yourself and use a hat and boots stamp… I thought this was just too cute..and I would probably layer it onto designer paper and then onto card. Or the embossing but think the two layers at the bottom are a bit busy for my taste.
I just love this punch from STAMPIN UP…first he is a great owl but as you have seen he is a good ghost as well as now a bat… looking at this I thought they were using small circle pieces to create the bat wings but here this person was great a telling you just what they did use and it was not circle punch but oval punch… terrific…. if the trees at bottom are a stamp not sure whose but there is a small fiskar punch for trees actually in two sizes that would work terrific with this image… I think that the bird builder punch is what he used for the branch but you could just draw it or stamp it or there are several dies out there that would cut a branch.
Ok this witches boots came from a STAMPIN UP and its called BOOTFUL OCCASIONS… the saying at the bottom was actually attached to the boot on my set but I VERY carefully cut it off so I could stamp it where I wanted it… there are three other boots in set each with a saying and I am not sure you can cut off the sayings for each of them but I will certainly look and if possible I will try.. not sure why they attached them…maybe there are actually SOME STAMPERS EVEN LAZIER THEN ME….and just wanted to stamp once…lmao… in addition you will need to cut the boots out in the so called “FUSSY CUT” fashion with sharp scissors to get this effect… and you will need to stamp the boot twice… but I do like the boots and there is a cowboy boot that says kick up your heels so that would work well for a party….
SO HERE ARE SEVERAL IDEAS FOR MAKING HALLOWEEN CARDS...the time is NOW!!
AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY wire headed cyber toad…aka kath