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
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!