Here at Palette & Paper we are big fans of cards and happy mail. With Halloween coming at the end of the month, why not make some Halloween themed cards to celebrate the fun day and mail them to friends and family?!
A quick and easy card craft is to use paper with pre-printed 3x4” “journal cards”, like you can find in various collections of paper. Two Halloween collections that are great for this are Simple Stories Happy Haunting Simple Set and Carta Bella Haunted.
Simply cut the journal cards apart and add them to an A2 card blank with some embellishments. You can use ribbon, washi tape, twine, patterned paper and adorable embellishments, like these 3-D witches hats from Little B. Take it a step further and add Glossy Accents and Nuvo Crystal Dots.
Another fun card to make, especially to send to kids (your nieces, nephews and grandkids will love it!), is a shaker card. Gone are the days of using foam tape, acetate and more to create the shake look. The Jillibean Soup Shaker Cards make it super easy and come in an array of shapes (circles, squares, star and jars).
For this card I cut a piece of Halloween patterned paper for the cover and inked the edges with Distress Ink. I filled the jar-shaped shaker window with a mix of plastic eyeballs and beads.
Lastly, gaining inspiration from The Crafters Workshop Instagram feed, I made a sugar skull card that can be mailed for Halloween, Dia de los Muertos (November 1) or any time of year given how popular sugar skulls are.
For this card, I gathered my supplies including text paper from a book, distress inks, The Crafters Workshop Sugar Skull stencil (they offer a couple of designs of the sugar skull), card blank, envelope, and washi tape (this sugar skull washi is from Little B).
I centered the stencil on the book paper and used a little piece of washi tape to keep the stencil in place. Using three colors of Distress Ink (all from kit #14 - Twisted Citron, Hickory Smoke, and Blueprint Sketch) I filled in the stencil. Once done with the coloring, I decided I wanted my page to have torn edges so I did that and added a little bit more of Distress Ink to the edges.
Using a tape runner I affixed the skull to the front of the card blank and added washi tape. To build on the gold foil in the washi tape I added some gold accents to the skull using a Gelly Roll Gold Pen. Lastly, I added a strip of washi tape on envelope to tie it all together.
Speaking of cards, our Card Drive benefiting Card Care Connect concludes this Saturday. Please click here to read more about supporting this worthy card and get your cards dropped off soon. Thanks!
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