A Halloween card in a snap!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy Halloween card using up those strips of DSP! Typically, I will cut down a piece of 12” x 12” DSP into six base layers and that 1 ½” x 12” strip into ¾” x 4” pieces for the inside of my cards. So, I thought about why not use those strips and make a multi-design base layer? This layout is so easy, that you can actually use it for any designer series paper to get a few more cards!

The base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I chose to use a piece of cardstock to adhere the strips of DSP and cardstock to because it makes it easier for me to line up, rather than adhering directly to the card base card front, and I liked how the Basic Black cardstock behind them looked:

For the card front, you will need:

1. On the far left, use this design from the Magic in this Night DSP, cut 1 ½” off one end and then cut again at 4”, which will give you three 1 ½” x 4” strips.

2. Do the same thing for this next design from the Magic in this Night DSP.

3. Using Blackberry Bliss cardstock, cut three 1 ½” x 4” strips and emboss each one with the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder, you will use the debossed side.

4. Use enough of the metallic mesh ribbon to tie into a bow.

5. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the large rectangle image stamp in Memento ink, color as shown with Light Cajun Craze, Light Blackberry Bliss, and Light Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, and cut out with the coordinating die.

6. Three of the 4mm Iridescent Pearls, not shown.

Adhere the strips of DSP and cardstock to the Basic Black cardstock base layer. I used my Grid Paper to help line up, measuring in at 1/8” from each end and then “eyeballing” the middle piece:

I adhered the sentiment die cut with black dimensionals, used a glue dot to adhere the mesh bow, and placed the Iridescent Pearls as shown. This completed piece is adhered to a Blackberry Bliss cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink and I only inked the small bat image in Memento ink and stamped as shown:

Such a quick and easy fun Halloween card! As you can guess from my instructions, I made three of these cards! As I was tying the mesh ribbon into a bow, which was so easy, I really thought if I don’t use this all up for my Halloween cards, this really could be used for my Christmas cards! If you’re like me and really ponder whether or not you really need ANOTHER ribbon, I can really see more than just Halloween cards. I don’t really think that I can use it with my Fall/Thanksgiving cards, but you never know. I’m going to put a pin in that thought!

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