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Make Your Own Halloween Cards

Updated on March 16, 2017
Card With Witch and Broom
Card With Witch and Broom | Source

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

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

Halloween Card With Quilted Jack- o' Lanterns
Halloween Card With Quilted Jack- o' Lanterns | Source

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

Halloween Card With Black Witch Silhouette
Halloween Card With Black Witch Silhouette | Source

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

 Halloween Card Featuring a Black and Orange Bat
Halloween Card Featuring a Black and Orange Bat | Source

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.

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      June Campbell 7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @KOrazem: Thank you for commenting!

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      Seeking Pearls 7 years ago from Pueblo West

      I love your handmade cards. How cute they are.

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      June Campbell 7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @anonymous: Ooooh, that IS Scary!!!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      There are only 55 days until Christmas! Scary enough?

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      go206th 9 years ago

      Great Lens. You have added something for everybody. 5* Thanks for joining my group, Homemade Halloween