Scaring up some fun!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Halloween is just around the corner, and we want to scare up some fun ideas for the holiday.  We decided to share some spooky Halloween Cards created by our own OMC designer, Julie Hafen! And of course, we have instructions to go right along with them.

BEWARE Halloween Card              
Created by: Julie Hafen

Supplies:            Bazzill Paper: Purple, Black, White, Orange
                          Cosmo Cricket Jack’s World Clear Stamp: You’re Invited
                          Pebbles Metallic Cream Chalks: Grey
                          Glass Effect Gel: Crystal Clear (traced over BEWARE)
                          Craft Ribbon

Cuts:                  Cricut: Happy Hauntings (BEWARE)
                          Cuttlebug: Halloween 3x3 Die: Beware
                          Purple Bazzil Paper:  9x5½
                          Black Bazzil Paper: 4x5
                          White Bazzil Paper: 3½ x4

Instructions:      1. Glass Effect Gel over BEWARE for added dimension (it will need some time to dry)
2. Score the purple cardstock at the center point to form a card
                          3. Stress the edges of the white cardstock with ink
                          4. Stamp ‘You’re Invited’ on top left corner
                          5. Use the cream chalk on the front of the white cardstock to give it that dirty look
                          6. Punch holes in Left and Right side (I used the Crop-A-Dile Pink Punch)
                          7. Use craft ribbon to weave in and out of holes
                          8. Adhere black then white cardstock to card
                          9. Adhere 2 skulls together then attach to the card
                          10. Use a heating tool to smooth out BEWARE once it dries, as it will curl slightly
11. Adhere BEWARE 


ENTER IF YOU DARE Card             
Created by: Julie Hafen

Making Memories Toil and Trouble: Paper Pack, Brads, and Rosette sticker
3-D Foam Squares
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Pumice Stone
Hole punch (I used the Crop-A-Dile Pink Punch)
Cricut: Happy Hauntings cartridge
Cricut Cuts:         ENTER if you DARE phrase 3”
                            Inside lettering: spooky font ½” 

Cuts: Envelope (Spider Web paper): 5” x 10”, scored 2½” in on both ends
         Purple (Paisley) strap: 1½” x 11”, scored 3½“ on one side and 2½” on the other side
         Striped paper: 4 ½” x 4½
         Orange paper: 4” x 3¾”    

Tip: Use vinyl instead of cardstock/paper when cutting out small lettering

1. Cut and score all paper to specified dimensions
2. Cut ‘ENTER if you DARE’ phrase using the Cricut Happy Hauntings cartridge
3. Ink the edges- I also gently set the paper face down on the ink to allow some ink on the front of the lettering
4. Ink the edges of the purple strap
5. Adhere purple strap to envelope and attach Velcro
6. Adhere ‘ENTER if you DARE’ and cut lettering to allow card to open (my cuts are between the T and E of ‘ENTER’ and between the D and A of ‘DARE’
7. Punch holes for your bat brads and attach the brads
8. Cut 2 pieces of tulle and tie a knot in the middle of each piece, place some adhesive on the card and place the tulle in an ‘x’ across the adhesive
9. Place the Rosette sticker on top of the tulle
10. For the card invite, stress the edges of the orange and striped paper with ink
11. Cut the lettering out of black vinyl and place on card
12. Attach piece of tulle to card with a staple
13. Adhere 3-D Foam squares to back of orange paper and attach to striped paper for dimension
14. Place card inside of envelope and you’re ready to hand out your party invite

If you have any questions about these cards, you can contact Julie at  Please put the name of the card as your subject title.  

Happy spooking!


Bonnie said...

love both of these cards. Halloween is my favorite "holiday" for decorating. It's just sooooooo much fun!!

~JulieH~ said...

These spooky invites are fabulous! Love the black net on the second one!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

awesome cards!! love that skeleton button.

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