Halloween will be here before we know it! Today I am sharing some simple handmade Project Life cards for Halloween. If you are like me, you probably take a bazillion pictures during October, between fall outings to corn mazes and pumpkin patches, Halloween decorations, and trick or treating. This year, I am trying to get a head start and thought I would create some filler cards to add to my layouts.
I love to browse Pinterest for ideas and then put my own spin on it. A lot of Halloween card making ideas can easily be adapted to make Project Life cards. Here are a couple that I made today. All of these ideas can be made in 15 minutes or less.
I think this Mummy card is my fave. This was inspired by a mummy card I found at iStamp. I think he turned out so stinkin’ cute! I am a sucker for googly eyes, let me tell you. For this one, I started with a black base card, cut with my 3×4 journal card die. I then tore about 10 thin strips of off-white cardstock (about 1/2 inch wide) and inked the torn edges with brown ink. Don’t worry if it smudges a bit, that is kind of the effect you want.
Starting from the bottom, I stuck the strips down, overlapping slightly. Your strips will probably hang off the edge. Don’t worry about trimming anything, you will do that when you have all the strips on the card. Close to the top of the card, you want to leave space for the eyes. After all your strips are stuck down, turn the card over and trim the excess off-white cardstock. Use permanent adhesive to stick down (2) 15 mm googly eyes and you are done!
The next of my handmade Project Life cards features a little spider dangling from his web. I started with a white base. I knew I wanted to stamp spiderwebs in the background but I wanted them to be fairly light so that the die cut spider would be the focus. So what I did was ink the spiderweb rubber stamp and then stamp twice on scrap paper before I stamped once on the card. I repeated the process until the card was covered, making sure to stamp some off the edges of the paper.
I then used the Quickutz spiderweb die to cut out the main shape for the card. I cut it down so it would fit in the corner of the card and then stuck it down. Then I used my Paper Shapers letter punches to cut out the work “EEK”. Last I used a white gel pen to accent the spiderweb and letters.
My last filler card features a spooky little ghost. It was inspired by this digital artwork I found on Etsy. The ghost was cut with a Sizzix die and the letters were again cut with my Paper Shapers. I used some black and white patterned paper from my scrap pile for the base of the card. Then I cut a slightly smaller piece from orange cardstock. After I stuck everything down, I traced another ghost shape, slightly askew from the one on the card. I used my white gel pen to outline the letters.
So there you have it, three quick and easy handmade Project Life cards for Halloween. If you have created any journal or filler cards lately and blogged about it, be sure to leave a comment with the link. I would love to see what you are creating! For even more ideas, be sure to check out all our Project Life scrapbooking posts.