It’s time for a fun Halloween boo card to brighten up someone’s day! You’re going to love how easy this card is to make with just one little package of designer series paper!
And your friends are going to love all the fun elements you added when they open it up!
A few ghoulie skulls, some spooky stars and a shadowy “Boo”!
Let’s take a peek.
Fun Halloween Boo Card
What’s the first thing you notice about this card?
The trio of skulls? The bold stripes? Maybe the diagonal colourful strip? Or perhaps the subtle brick background?
How about the Boo? It comes from the super versatile Banner Year stamp set. (You can see a rustic Christmas card I made with it here.) I love this set with its bold greetings and a few simple designs perfect for this last part of our year.
What makes the Boo stand out a little more is a shadowing trick I use. You can do it too with my instructions below.
Almost everything on this card comes from the cool package of Cute Halloween designer series paper. It was hard to decide if I was going to make a ghost, a bat or a pumpkin or cat card!
With a traditional Halloween colour palette and cute patterns and images you can cut out, you’ll enjoy using up the entire package!
Steps to Make a Cute Halloween Greeting
How about we take a closer peek at the card design so you can recreate it with my easy-to-follow steps?
Cuttin’ It Up!
- patterned paper – 1 piece 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, 2 coordinating pieces 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and 2″ x 4″ (this is the piece behind the skulls), additional piece with skulls
- Gorgeous Grape cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11, scored at 5 1/2″
- Pumpkin Pie – 2 3/8″ x 4 3/8″, scrap
- Basic White cardstock – scrap
Let’s Make It!
Create the Card Base
1.Insert front of Gorgeous Grape card base into Mortar and Brick 3D embossing folder and zip through Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. (See this video for tips to get this right the first time.)
2. Insert large patterned paper into paper trimmer on a diagonal and slice off top (See photo. Save the cut off piece for another purpose). Adhere large piece of patterned paper to the front of card aligning the bottom, left and right edges. Glue down 1/2″ strip along diagonal edge. (TIP: It will extend over the edges of the card.). Trim edges in line with card with Paper Snips.
Add the Focal Point Elements
3. Glue piece of spooky black DSP to the Pumpkin Pie rectangle and glue to front right of card as shown.
4. Cut out three skulls from the Cute Halloween designer series paper. TIP: Leave a small border of black around the skulls for a more pleasing look. Add black dimensionals to the back and adhere on the rectangle.
5. Stamp Boo greeting from the Banner Year stamp set with Smoky Slate ink onto scrap of Basic White. Clean your stamp and ink with Gorgeous Grape ink and stamp again, slightly to the right and down from the first “BOO” to get the shadowed effect. Punch out with Label Me Fancy punch.
6. Punch a second label from scrap of Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Cut it in half from left to right with Paper Snips. Glue each piece in behind Basic White greeting so a narrow edge extends beyond the shape. (See the photo).
7. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to back and adhere to card so the label overlaps and extends to the left of the skulls.
8. Add stars as desired.
There you go! All done!
If you love Halloween ideas as much as I do, here’s another card that you might think about making for a spooky greeting!
Get Out Your Supplies!
What’s great about this card, is you can use any stamped image, cut out, in place of the skulls. Go crazy with jack-o-lanterns, ghosts or bats! Rifle through your stash of patterned paper to find a black and white sheet perfect for a Halloween card and match it up with oranges, purples and yellows to get in the spirit.
And if you can’t find something in your stash, pick up a package of this super adorable Cute Halloween paper. Get any of the supplies I used by making a simple click on a photo below and they’ll ship directly to you.Supplies I Used
Have Fun With It!
With this great Cute Halloween paper, you could make this card multiple times for everyone on your Halloween mailing list. Switch up the skulls up with adorable bats, sweet pumpkins or cats for even more options.
Now’s the time to make this fun Halloween Boo card so you have them ready to go in the mail in lots of time to add a spooky hello!