Hi Everyone! Mary Pat here with you today and I have a really fun card that is easy to make and the kids can even join in and have fun making it too. What makes it great for kids, is that it is super easy and you don’t need a ton of supplies. All the supplies are kid friendly! Check out my video at the end of this post for more details.
Halloween Monster Card Supplies:
- Core Essentials
- Core Basics 11o lb. smooth
- Sand It Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Circle Punches ( 1 1/4 inch and 3/4 inch)
- Xyron sticker maker
- The Alley Way stamps
- Hero Arts stamps
- Spectrum Noir pencils
- Hero Arts ink
All you need are four different kinds of cardstock, some scissors and punches. Oh, and don’t forget that Sand it Gadget to accent the paper tearing and distressing as seen below:
I have a quick video to share with you today on how I made this card. Enjoy!
I love creating holiday projects that are inexpensive and easy to make. That way, I don’t feel bad about throwing them away after the holiday is over, saving storage space. This project certainly fit my quick and easy/cheap criteria- but it doesn’t look like it!
Halloween Ghost Boxes Supply List:
- 12×12 sheet of Core’dinations Vintage Cardstock in Emberglow
- 6×6 (or scrap) of Core’dinations Core Couture Glitter Cardstock in Black Tie
- 12×12 sheet of Core’dinations Core Basics Cardstock in White Canvas Texture
- Google Eyes
- Wooden Skewers
- Floral Foam
- Green Tissue Paper
- Hot Glue Gun/Gluesticks
- Silhouette Cameo (or other electronic cutting machine)
Step 1. The first step in this project is to select a box shape for your electronic cutting machine. You could also select a box template, and hand cut it. You will need three finished boxes.
The best part about the project, is you can resize the boxes to fit three of them on one 12×12 sheet of cardstock. Even though Core’dinations Vintage Collection cardstock is textured to resemble worn demin- it cuts beautifully in electronic cutting machines!
Step 2. Assemble the boxes using a hot glue gun.
Step 3. Trim a small piece of floral foam to fit the inside of the box. It doesn’t need to fill the box, it will just be a base for the ghosts to sit upright.
Step 4. Adhere foam pieces to the bottom of the boxes using hot glue. Cut a section of green tissue paper to cover the floral foam. Adhere tissue paper to the top of the floral foam in the box.
Step 5. Using an electonic cutting machine, cut three ghost shapes from white cardstock. You could also hand cut your ghosts. Trim wooden skewers to desired length, and adhere ghost shapes to skewer using hot glue.
Step 6. Insert your ghosts into the boxes. Using an electronic cutting machine or dies, cut the letters “BOO” from black glitter cardstock. Make sure to save the centers of the “B” and an “O”, this is what I used for the mouths of my ghosts.
Step 7. Adhere “BOO” letters to the box fronts. Adhere the “B” letter centers to the end ghosts, and trim the center of an “O” for the middle ghost. Adhere google eyes to each ghost.
Admire your “BOO”tiful creation!
Are you collecting easy Halloween paper craft ideas? I’ve got a quick way to give treats to friends and family that’s cute and festive! Make up these Halloween paper treat boxes to hide candy or non-sweet treats – surprise your kids, or leave at a co-worker’s desk to make their day!
Halloween Paper Treat Box Supplies:
- Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot 12×12 Cardstock in Halloween Colors (I used orange and forget-me-not)
- Treat Box Paper Punch
- Foam Halloween Stickers
- Baker’s Twine
- Treats to Fill Boxes
Step 1. Cut your paper to the dimensions that will accommodate your treats. Trimmed paper must be 7″ wide, and I found that 5-6 inches was an ideal size for treats. You can get 3 boxes from a 12×12 sheet of paper by trimming it as follows:
Cut your 12″ paper in two pieces at 7″, leaving a 5″ wide scrap. Cut your 7″ wide strip into two equal parts 6″ long.
Your remaining 5″ scrap should be trimmed to 7″ wide.
This will leave you with two cuts for boxes 7″x6″, one 7″x5″, and a 5″x5″ scrap that you can save for another project.
Step 2. Use punch board to create your box templates.
Step 3. Assemble your boxes and tie one end closed with baker’s twine so that you can fill with treats.
Step 4. Embellish with spooky stickers!
Step 5. Fill with treats and tie the second end closed. Note, a small hole will still remain in the ends of the box, so button-type candies would fall out. Bite-sized chocolates work much better.
Give these as gifts to the kids (and kids-at-heart) in your life! They don’t have to be filled with candy – these are a great festive shape for non-sweet Halloween treats, too. Stickers, rubber balls, jewelry, and small action figures would be great additions to these treat boxes!
I hope you enjoy this quick treat idea!
Hi friends! It’s Joy here, sharing a fun fall acorn box and card with you today. What a fun way to say hello, thank you or happy fall to that special friend, co-worker or teacher!
Acorn Card and Box Supplies:
- Core’dinations Neutral Colors Core Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Basics White
- 3D Acorn Box svg #33331 in Silhouette Store
- Acorn Card svg #50085 in Silhouette Store
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Darice Basket Weave Background Embossing Folder
- Darice Crackle Embossing Folder
- Cut ‘n’ Boss Embossing Machine
- Joy’s Life It’s All Fall Puns Stamp Set
- Versafine Ink: Vintage Sepia
- Stamp Block
- Pop Dots
- Liquid Adhesive
- Silhouette Cameo
Step 1. Use the Silhouette Cameo to cut out all the pieces for the 3D acorn box and card from Core’dinations Neutrals cardstock and Core Basics white. These are the pieces that make up the box.
Step 2. Emboss the top of the acorn, the stem and the tan square piece that goes on the card using the Darice basket weave background embossing folder. The leaf is embossed with the Darice crackle embossing folder. After embossing, the sanding really brings out the texture. So cool!
This card is just three simple pieces! YAY to that!
Step 3. Cut a piece of white cardstock for the inside of the card and stamp it with a stamp from the Joy’s Life It’s All Fall Puns stamp set. I thought this sentiment I created was perfect for this card!
This is also perfect for any of your friends or family who are “nuts”. LOL!
The embossing and sanding of the Core’dinations cardstock really makes this simple card pop without overwhelming it.
Happy fall y’all! ~ Joy
Looking for a not so scary decorations for your Halloween festivities? How about this lovely fall witch’s hat?
Leafy Witch Hat Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection
- Glitter Silk 6×6 Cardstock
- Core’dinations Sand it Gadget
- Foamies Black Witch Dress Up Hat
- Darice wired 7/8 inch Wired Metallic Copper Ribbon
- 4 inch Burlap Flower
- Leaf Die Cut and Embossing Folder
- Die Cut Machine
- Hot Glue
Step 1. Die cut, emboss, and sand leaves. I made a total of 12 leaves, 4 of each color: No. 6, No. 7, and No. 20; yellow, orange and brown. After sanding wipe each down with your Sand-it Gadget.
Step 2. This step is not necessary, but for added interest and depth, you can ink the edges of the leaves.
Step 3. To create spiral flower, begin by drawing a spiral on the back of the copper Glitter Silk sheet.
Step 4. Cut along drawn line.
Step 5. Roll flower from outside edge and adhere to center when complete. I like to step on the flower a bit to add more dimension.
Step 6. Adhere burlap flower and metallic ribbon to hat.
Step 7. Attach leaves behind burlap flower.
Step 8. Finish by adding rolled flower to center of burlap flower.
Celebrate your next Birthday with a Core’dinations Black Magic card. With some simple sanding and heat embossing you can make it look just like chalkboard!
Black Magic Birthday Card Supplies:
- Black Magic
- Glitter Silk
- Core Basics White A2 Cardbases
- Dust Buddy
- Sand it Gadget
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress embossing powder
- Tim Holtz & Ranger clear ink pad
- Heat Gun and embossing tools
- May Arts Ribbon
- Xyron adhesive
- Stampin’ Up! border punch
- Scor Pal
- Gina K Stamps
Step 1. Begin by sanding the Black Magic cardstock first. It’s important you sand BEFORE you stamp and wipe dust with Dust Buddy. Removing excess sand will help the clear ink pad stamp clearly to ensure a crisp image when you emboss.
Step 2. Emboss with Tim Holtz & Ranger heat embossing powder. I like to use my scraps because sometimes it takes a few tries to get a good image.
Step 3. Add layers of Glitter Silk and more Black Magic along with embellishments.