With this greeting card you will have a very Happy Halloween for sure! This card is suitable for Halloween events, including birthdays of family & friends on or close to Halloween.
- Craft knife
- Self-healing cutting mat
- Graphic ruler
- Double-sided adhesive tape
- Stamp press / acrylic block
- Alphabet stamps
- Black ink pad
- Drafting compass (optional)
- 3D foam pads
- Spool of black thread
- Blank stickers
- Sheet of black paper
- Sheet of orange paper
- Sheet of white paper
- 2 sheets of different colored paper
Instructions – step by step
In this video tutorial you’ll learn step by step how to create this very Happy Halloween card.
In this photo tutorial you’ll learn step by step how to create this very Happy Halloween card.
Step 1: The first thing to do is to stamp the text “Happy Halloween”. You will do that on the bottom area of the card front. Personally I prefer using clear alphabet stamps which can be attached on an acrylic block or stamp press.
Step 2: Use a black ink pad to ink your stamps well. Then take a blank card and unfold it. Carefully stamp the text on the card front.
Step 3: Take a sheet of white paper and fold it in half. Draw a half pumpkin shape on it. Eventually use an eraser to adjust it. When you’re happy with the shape, you can cut it out.
Step 4: Unfold the shape. You can use a round-shaped craft tool like a scissors to make it really flat. Put it on a sheet of orange paper and trace it with a pencil. Then cut out the orange pumpkin shape. Remove pencil traces with an eraser.
Step 5: Take the folded sheet of white paper again. Draw a half mouth shape on it. Cut it out with a scissors.
Step 6: Now it’s time to cut out the 3 teeth, which might be a bit tricky. My advise is to use a craft knife. Keep the mouth shape folded while doing so.
Step 7: When you’re ready, unfold the mouth shape and put it on a sheet of black paper. Trace it with a pencil and cut it out. You can again use a craft knife for this step. Remove pencil traces with an eraser.
Step 8: Glue the backside of the mouth shape and place it on the pumpkin shape. Then draw two happy eyes with a black pen or fineliner.
Step 9: Cut out a party hat shape from a sheet of colored paper. Make sure the shape is long enough to attach it to the backside of the pumpkin shape later on.
Step 10: Now we’re gonna create the party hat decoration. Cut out a long strip from a different sheet of colored paper. A cutting ruler can be very helpful for this job.
Step 11: Then cut the strip into little pieces. Glue these pieces onto the party hat. Remove the excess paper with a scissors.
Step 12: Attach the party hat to the pumpkin shape’s back side with double-sided adhesive tape.
Step 13: Use a needle or drafting compass to make a hole in the top left and right corner of the card front.
Step 14: Grab a spool of black thread. Cut off a piece of about 20 – 25 centimeter.
Step 15: Take a sheet of orange and black paper. Fold a small part of the paper. Cut out 5 triangle shapes, which makes 5 flags in total. For example 3 black and 2 orange flags.
Step 16: Unfold the flags and put double-sided adhesive tape in each of them.
Step 17: Attach the flags one by one onto the garland thread by folding the flags.
Step 18: Pull the garland thread ends through the holes of the card front. It might be handy to use a needle for this step.
Step 19: Put blank stickers on the backside of the card holes to make sure the garland stays in its place. Remove excess thread with a scissors.
Step 20: Put three 3D foam pads on the backside of the pumpkin shape and attach it to the card front. Your card is ready now for a very Happy Halloween!