Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a fun and easy Halloween card featuring the Frightfully Cute Bundle and the Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper! Each year when the holiday catalog launches (now called the July-December Mini Catalog), I painfully decide which bundles, paper, and accessories for my Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas cards and crafts (don’t we all? Lol). This year, I decided to get the most out of my DSP by being selective, and I mean very selective, by only choosing two of the DSP’s! I really wanted to get the most out of my DSP and try to limit what I have left-over, because I have a ton of retired DSP and if I want to use any of it up, I need to limit what I use this holiday season on my blog. While I absolutely wanted to purchase more paper, I thought not only limiting would be good for me, but it would also show you how to get more out of this year’s DSP, whether you are like me with plenty of DSP but really want to get some new designs or are limited by space or budget!
For the card front base layer, I chose this design from the Peaceful Place 12” x 12” Specialty DSP and cut the full sheet into six 4” x 5 ¼” base layers and six ¾” x 4” strips for the inside. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat emboss with Black Embossing Powder:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. Enough of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon to tie around the base layer DSP into a knot.
2. Use the second smallest scalloped Layering Circle Die to die-cut three pieces from Black Glitter Paper.
3. Use the witch hat die to die-cut one each from Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, and Blackberry Bliss cardstocks, don’t forget to spritz the cardstock with water first. I adhered one of each color with liquid glue to each of the glitter scalloped circles.
4. Two of the 5mm and one of the 7mm black Cute Stars Sequins, not pictured.
*Tip-I know this is a lot of die-cutting to make six cards, but to save time I cut a 1 ¾” strip of the glitter paper for the scalloped circle die, used scraps of the cardstocks for the witch hat, and then die-cut them at the same time. This is also a great way to use up your scraps of cardstock, if you save them like I do.
You will first tie the Metallic Mesh Ribbon around the middle into a knot, adhered the glitter scalloped circles to the DSP base layer with dimensionals, place the Cute Stars Sequins as shown, and this completed piece is adhered to a Basic Gray cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:
While the die-cutting does take a minute (or two! Lol), when you combine the pieces for die-cutting, it’s not that bad. I also chose to use alternative colors to show you that you can make a cute Halloween card that are not Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green, and Gorgeous Grape. After all this, you have six cute Halloween cards that are ready to address and mail out! Yay!!
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