Boo-tiful cards

Here are two cards I created recently just for this scary holiday, enjoy!

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Witches Hat

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. – Shakespeare

This quote says it all….Halloween is almost here!

I was inspired. I just had to try it. I loved making this craft. It’s definitely one of the most fun projects I’ve done. I saw this witches hat on Pink Paislee blog and I wanted to grab my broom and fly right out and buy all the supplies. 🙂 And so I did.

Here is the orignal from Pink Paislee:

And here is the one I created:  (sorry for the fuzzy pic!) I wanted my hat to be just orange, black and white. I followed the instructions on the blog but tweaked a few things and used whatever I had on hand at home.

A few more closeups. I took a plastic spider ring, cut the bottom part off, applied modge podge to the spider and sprinkled some black glitter on it.

I used ribbon and punched paper around the cone and the base. I had some black crepe paper that I used for the center medallion and the base. I also punched some round circles from orange cardstock and inked the edges with black and layered them onto the base create a scallop design. I love the pom-pom ribbon on the base and the Boo Spooky ribbon that I hot glued right above it.

The center medallion is a 3.5 inch scallop punch that was inked with black edges and then I used orange ink to made it look weathered, next I punched a 2.5 inch circle, inked it and applied orange gems to it and topped it with a happy Halloween sticker embellishment.


Boo Spooky Card

Another Halloween card is featured today….this one is especially nice because I left a little purple blank space on the bottom left so it can be customized for a thank you, birthday or just hello!

The ribbon, brads, spider, and glitter orange paper are from Michaels and the Halloween playing card is something I picked up last year at Archivers. Its just a fun little card.

Spooky Hershey Kisses stickers

I made some Hershey Kisses stickers on my PC the other day…they’re for my son’s Halloween Birthday Party. I kept with the theme colors: orange, black and white for the stickers, they also have kisses in those colors at the store too so I bought a bag.  They turned out super cute. Some chocolate, creativity, a circle punch, sticker paper and viola…personalized Halloween candy!

They’re bite-size and perfect for little hands.  I’ll definitely be making more for the 31st!

Spooktacular Halloween Banner

I’ve seen some amazing Halloween banners online lately and I was inspired to create my own. So I gathered my supplies and got into the spooky spirit! Here is how you can make your very own spooktacular bunting:

black crepe streamer paper
scrapbook paper (I used 6×6 pads of Apothecary Emporium & Mischievous)
white cardstock
orange cardstock
paper glaze or glitter glue
black glitter
black ribbon
2 3/8 Stampin Up scallop circle punch
3.5 inch scallop circle punch
1.5 inch circle punch
Black ink
hole punch
foam squares
Adhesive tape

Cut 12 banner pieces out of scrapbook paper. Then ink the edges with black for a vintage look.

Next, create crepe paper rosettes using your hands and a stapler: Basically you just fold the crepe paper in your left hand (if you’re right-handed) into small, angled pleats. Holding the pleats down, keep going until you have formed a circle, try to keep it even. Stop and trim extra crepe paper when you have a circle then staple the middle of the rosette so it doesn’t unravel…you may need to staple a few times. I stapled each one three times just to make sure! 

Next punch twelve 3.5 inch scallop circles out of white cardstock, then twelve out of orange cardstock using the smaller scallop punch.  Rub black ink on all the edges.

I made a template for the letters using Photoshop, I printed them on white cardstock, and punched them out using a 1.5 circle punch and then used paper glaze om each letter so that the black glitter would stick. I let those dry for about 30 minutes.  (See below for a free printable of the letters I created!)

To assemble: Use an adhesive roller to attach the orange scallop circle to the black crepe rosette to the white scallop circle and onto the banner. Use foam squares to attach the glitter letters to the top. Finish by punching holes in the top of each banner piece and string them together using ribbon.

Now sit back and enjoy the wicked view!

Free Printable: Spooktacular banner letters PDF File. Use a 1.5 circle punch for letters.