Fall Project Week- Project #1 Halloween Centerpiece/Card from Binge Crafter
Welcome to Fall Project Week! I’d like to thank Angela from Binge Crafter for guest posting today. Take it away Angela…..
Hey everyone! This is Angela from Binge Crafter. The idea for this card came from Sandi Genovese’s Scrapbook Showgram weekly internet shows. (Remember her from DIY Scrapbooking?) She made a Valentine’s themed one, but I thought it would be perfect for Halloween.
This is a four sided card that stands to create a fun centerpiece.
The first side of this card I made using the Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge for the pumpkins and the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for the moon and stars. The background paper for all of this, as well as the “Happy Halloween” sentiment, came from the K&Company Spooktacular paper stack. I used plain Recollections card stock throughout the project as well.
This second side I made using a few trick-or-treaters from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I cut a door and front step and added a brad for a doorknob as well.
For the third side I cut the fence, cat, raven, and bats from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and accented them with a white gel pen.
For the fourth and final side I cut ghosts and gravestones from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and accented them with a little bit of chalk to give them some dimension. I used some cute sayings I found online to make the gravestones a little more fun.
To hang the different shapes I cut out two of each accent (all from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge) and glued them to each other with embroidery floss in the middle. Regular sewing thread is another option which is a little less visible. I accented them with a sparkly silver gel pen.
This can be folded in half and mailed as a card, but also makes a great table centerpiece. I wanted to keep my Halloween decorations cute and not so scary since I have a little one, so this is just right.
The card is actually really simple to make. Unfortunately you can no longer find the instructions on Sandi’s site, but I made mine 6 inches by 9 inches with a 4 inch by 4 inch window cut 1 inch from the top and sides. You need to cut four of these and score them all down the middle. Then cut out and string some die cuts to hang before you glue the sides together. Then all you have to do is embellish. That’s it!