A Few spooky projects...

Monday, October 5, 2015

I'm not ready to start Christmas projects yet but here's a few fun Halloween projects I had published in the October issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine. These fun Ghosty treat bags are SO easy to make, they're simply glassine bags (these ones are from SRM Press) that I rounded at the top (I drew around a roll of tape, stacked a few together and cut around). Stick on some googly eyes, cut out a fun and expressive mouth shape from black paper and punch a hole in the top and add some twine. They're really quick to make and would be great filled with marshmallows or popcorn! Kids would have lots of fun making these too!

I also made this fun Halloween garland using simple shapes, circles, stars and bats cut from coloured card. Once I cut out all the shapes I stitched them altogether on the sewing machine. Templates for these are in the back of the magazine.

I love lots of lanterns at Halloween, this one I made from just black card and vellum. I love how effective some simple paper-cutting and piercing is. Obviously you'd use a battery operated tealight with these but they do cast some pretty cool spooky shadows! The template for the pumpkin face is also at the back of this issue.

I love making pop-up cards, I drew a haunted house for this card but I also used stamps and dies from Clearly Besotted Stamps (Halloween Spirit and Fright Night).

I used my Silhouette machine to make this really cool fake book treat box (3D Book Box and Spells Book Cover files from Silhouette Store.) It did take quite a while to make so I don't think I'd make many multiples of these but they are really cool.

Here's the inside, I lined the inside cover and outer edges of the box with some lettered patterned paper.

I really liked how the gold mirror card worked so well with the purple card, I hardly ever think of using this type of card but it really adds something special to this project!

I had 10 projects for this feature, you can check out the rest of them in the October issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine (issue 148). That's all for now! Have a great day! : )

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