A couple of years ago I decided to make easy and inexpensive Halloween cards to put in the mail for anyone who loves the holiday as much as I do. (Or I suppose even for those who don’t.) These cards are about as basic as they come, and would be a great craft to do with children.
I gathered up items I already had on hand, and made the same ‘pumpkin patch’ design for all the cards. What you’ll need to replicate these yourself:
- Scrapbook paper in the same green, orange, black and yellow as above, plus some extras for the envelopes. I have one of these stacks on hand that will last me for years.
- Card stock for the actual cards. I used the darkest brown, purple and navy that I had.
- Corner rounder like this one. I used it to round off the corners of the card stock.
- Craft glitter like this set. I used this to accent the black sky.
- Hot glue gun like this one. This is what I sprinkled the glitter on top of to accent the sky.
- Mini paper brads like these. I used these to make the pumpkin movable.
- Double sided tape. This is to complete the envelopes and to adhere the moon, grass and sky to the card stock.
To make the envelopes, check out my easy DIY envelope tutorial here.
Here are some ‘during’ shots. They made quite a mess, but it helped that all the cards I made were the same so I could bust through them assembly-line style.
Here are the envelopes:
And of course the finished product:
Happy Halloween everyone!!