Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a super cute and easy fun fold Halloween card featuring the Scary Cute Bundle and the 2022-2024 In Color 6” x 6” DSP! If you love a good fun fold card, especially when it’s super easy, then when you find ways to change it up it’s even better! This layout is very similar to the book fold card, but with an added twist of a window, using your Stampartus to perfectly stamp a larger sentiment, and customizing your DSP to fit the card front flap and cardstock for the inside to it fits! This is also a great way to *almost* use one sheet of 6” x 6” DSP to make two cards!
I recommend doing all the die-cutting for the card base, DSP, and inside cardstock: The card base is Parakeet Party cardstock, measuring 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and you will score at 4 ¼” and at 2 ¾”. Keeping the card flat (do not fold on the score lines), I used the fourth from the smallest Layering Circles Die this is lined up with the center of the 2 ¾” score line. *Keep the leftover circle die-cut:
I used this design in Parakeet Party from the 2022-2024 In Color DSP, which is cut at 2 ½” x 6” and then I cut a ¾” strip off the end for a 2 ½” x 5 ¼” piece of the card front flap and the ¾” x 2 ½” piece will be for the inside. I used the card base as a guide to lay the 2 ½” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP on the flap and used the same Layering Circle Die to place in the opening and run through your cut & emboss machine. You will cut a 2 ½” x 5 ¼” piece of Basic White cardstock, for the inside of the card, and repeat the same process. I used craft tape to keep everything in place:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. The leftover Parakeet Party cardstock circle die-cut.
2. On Basic White cardstock, stamp the character in Garden Green ink (I used my Stamparatus for stamping twice to get a nice solid image) and use the third from the smallest circle Stylish Shapes Die to die-cut out. This will be layered on the above circle die-cut.
3. From Basic Black cardstock, use the scary house die, both large, the medium, and two small bats to die-cut out. I fussy cut a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock to place behind the windows and used Wink of Stella on the bats.
To stamp the sentiment, I folded the card in half (at the first score line), placed it all the way to the top and keeping it lined up on the left side, placed the sentiment at the very bottom, inked and stamped two times in Parakeet Party, moved the card down ¾”, and repeated the process going all the way to the top:
Fold the card flap at the second score line (2 ¾”) and burnish with your bone folder, use liquid glue to adhere the layered circles in the circle opening, the DSP to the flap around the circle opening, adhere the spooky house down towards the bottom of the DSP, and adhere the die-cut bats as shown, I used black mini dimensionals for the two large and one medium and liquid glue for the two small:
For the inside, the sentiment is stamped in Parakeet Party and the ¾” strip of DSP is adhered along the bottom:
For the second card, I did everything the same, except I used Night of Navy cardstock and ink instead of Parakeet Party and used the opposite design of the DSP. You will have a 1” x 6” strip leftover, which you can use for another day:
For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the character in the bottom left corner in Garden Green ink:
How easy is this super cute Halloween card?? This layout is not my idea but was once again inspired by Jennifer McGuire! While it’s one thing to watch someone else’s video, it’s another when you try to do it on your own! The Night of Navy cardstock card was my first attempt and that is where I learned that doing all the die-cutting first is essential, she does not show you how to do the inside, so l had to figure out how to do that separately. One thing she did help me figure out is how to do large sentiment stamping with the Stamparatus! She uses another platform stamping tool, however, the sentiment she used was a ½” and she moved her card up and down. The sentiment I used is ¾” and found it much easier to line it up along the bottom and move the card down. Since the “hinge step stamping” doesn’t always work with sentiments due to the size, this is something I struggled to figure out and I guess I just needed to see someone else doing it! Lol As a side note, you may have noticed on the Parakeet Party cardstock a couple of “boo-boos”, that was caused by the craft tape. I had no issues with the Night of Navy cardstock, it was not the craft tape itself, but the cardstock. It just may be the batch that I have, but that is something to keep in mind and not use craft tape with this cardstock. Sure, I could have just used another piece of cardstock, but this is all part of card making, “boo-boos” and all!!
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