Hello Crafty Friends,
I am so excited to get to work on Halloween cards! It is my favorite holiday so any chance I get to play with Halloween goodies is a treat! The card I am sharing today is extra special because it is both a card and a Tealight Holder!
Isn’t this fun? This card is full of new items from the Holiday catalog. To make this card I started by cutting a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock. Then I scored that at 4 inches and 8 inches. When you make those folds you get a little tent structure that allows you to add a tealight inside. This card requires that you cut through three layers of paper and that is a little too thick for the bigshot to do all at once. The best way to do this is to start with the top layer (patterned paper in this example) and also cut the base layer at the same time (pumpkin pie). Once you run that through you then put the black paper on you cutting mat and add the patterned paper back on top. Then you put the die in the already cut hole so that it cuts the black in just the right place for you. The adorable pumpkin die used here is from the new Patterned Pumpkins Thinlit Dies. I added a layer of vellum on the back of the black card stock and then I took the Pumpkin die cutout and adhered that to the vellum. The black cat was punched out with the awesome new Cat Punch from the fun Spooky Night Designer Series paper. Stampin’ Up! is so smart to make paper that coordinates with their punches! I then added some of the adorable new Vintage Crochet Trim and Happy Halloween sentiment from the Spooky Cat stamp set. The finishing touch is the new Black Rhinestones Jewels. I think I need lots of these because I really like them!
This card is great for double duty as home decor and maybe even a table place setting!
I hope this has inspired you to start making your spooky creations. Are you a maker of Halloween cards?