Make Your Own Halloween Cards
Have Fun With Halloween Cards
Making your own Halloween greeting cards is surely a fun thing to do. The bright colors have wonderful eye appeal, and who doesn't love the scary, creepy shapes and images that we see at this time of the year? If you don't want to buy your own, it's surprisingly easy to make your own cards.
Think of the Halloween images that appeal to you. Pumpkins, ghosts, goblins, spiders, cobwebs, coffins, witches, black cats, brooms, eerie shadows, haunted houses and so much more.
You can choose to work with the traditional Halloween colors of black or orange. Alternatively, you can say goodbye to tradition and incorporate whatever color or colors that appeal to you at the time.
This article shows you some hand made Halloween cards and gives directions for making them.
Photo credit: June Campbell
Halloween Paper to Make Your Cards
Why Not Make Your Own Halloween Cards?
Certainly you can buy a great assortment of ready made cards, but why not get your creative juices flowing and make your own?
All you need is some cardstock in a few fall colors, scissors or a paper cutter, glues or adhesives and something to decorate your Halloween cards.
If you have a computer, you can find Halloween-themed clip art readily. Print it out into a pleasing design, perhaps using white or cream colored paper. You can layer this on your colored card stock.
If you'd rather do everything by hand instead of using digital art, try drawing your own design, or use scrapbook supplies to create an aesthetic shape.
As for finding a sentiment to print on your card, try the ones that you find further down in this page, or run an Internet search for "Halloween quotes." You will find plenty of choices to work with.
Easy to Make Halloween Cards
Quilted Jack o' Lanterns Card
This brightly colored hand-made card shown above is created with black and orange card stock, scrapbook paper and a rubber stamp and dye ink. The pumpkins are stuffed with cotton batting to give them dimension and then glued in place.
The result is a card with jack-o' lanterns that appear to have been quilted.
Halloween Card with Die Cut Witch - Easy to Make
Featuring a Black Witch on Orange Background
This card is so easy to make. You need two colors of card stock. I used orange and black. You need some scrapbook paper or other paper with a Halloween theme, a sticker for the bottom left hand corner (e.g. the bat) and a die cut for the main embellishment.
You can purchase die cuts in most scrapbooking stores or craft stores, if you don't have a machine to cut your own.
I made the die cut witch on this card using the Cricut Expression Personal Electronic Cutter 290300. I used the Cricut Cartridge, A Child's Year for the witch.
I attached the witch using foam tape to give her a three-dimensional appearance.
Other than that, you will need scissors or paper cutting tools and adhesives to put your card together.
Card with Halloween Bat
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Iris folding instructions and free printable iris folding patterns.
How to Make a Halloween Card with Iris Folding
The card to the right is made using the technique known as iris folding. The black and orange bat is made using this technique. If you check the link section, you will find a link leading to a web site that provides iris folding instructions as well as free patterns for your use.
To make this card, in addition to the pattern, you will need some scrapbook paper, card stock, glue, scissors and possibly some small Halloween stickers for additional decoration.
To add a sentiment, you can stamp something on the card using a rubber stamp and ink, print out a suitable sentiment and glue it in place, or write your message by hand.