October Card of the Month: Halloween Cards

With just under a week left until Halloween you have just enough time to make these simple Halloween cards to send to your friends.  I came up with these cards because I wanted something our 3 year old could help make.  We had a great time making them together.

Start with an 8.5″ X 5.5″ piece of orange card stock folded in half.  Cut a 5″ X 3.5″ rectangle from a cute fall print paper and attach it to the card.  Put a 4″ X 3″ orange rectangle on top of that.  Then comes the fun part – use a variety of punches to punch out various shapes that could be used as jack-o-lantern faces.  I made my face pieces brown to go with the fall print paper I used, but black would work too.  Then make all kinds of faces with your shapes.  The cool thing is that each card will be a little different.  I had envisioned faces like this when I planned these cards:

Halloween Cards

Halloween Cards

But when our daughter got to work she used the pieces for legs, eyebrows, foreheads, and things I never even imagined.  Clearly, her cards are by far the best ones:

Kid Made Halloween Cards

Kid Made Halloween Cards

I added a green swirl for a stem.  (I had a swirl punch but it was so hard to punch the paper that I pitched it the second I was done punching these stems.  So now I’m in the market for a new swirl punch…  You could also just curl paper around a pencil – probably much easier!)  I finished off the inside of the card with “Happy Halloween” stamped on a pumpkin layered on more of the fall print paper.

Halloween Card - Inside

Halloween Card – Inside

Happy Halloween!

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