September 6, 2011

Easy Halloween Cards

Isn't this just too cute!!! I love the bright colors and look Kristy (Craftin' On My Door) I even used tulle just like you suggested!!! I needed to make some quick cards for my grand children for Halloween so I made this quick and easy Z card. Note I made their cards at work on my break! Don't you love it?  I love that I made this card the old fashioned way.... no Cricut. As a matter of fact I am entering this in Emma's throw back Thursday challenge at My Creative Time.
I decided I am not going to be like last year and rushing and not getting all the things I need to do for the holiday so I am using the KISS system..... keep it simple Sassy! 

First I took a basic 8 1/2x11 and cut it up the middle so that I would have a 4 1/4x11 inches. Then I folded it in half and brought up the left side on itself again at the half way point as shown. Score all folds and the card will look like a backwards Z.


I purchased this wonderful card stock stack by My Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby during their half off paper sale. The papers are just yummy and are 8 1/2 x11... just perfect for making cards.


The stack had this great page with 1 1/2 inch square designs on it so I just cut what I needed by hand for the center of my card.

I then took 1 sheet of patterned paper and cut 2 pieces at 4x5.25 inches and 3 pieces at 2.50x4 inches.

Then I adhered to the front and back of the card leaving the section on the inside for a sentiment to be stamped and for signatures.

I then cut out one of the squares from the tag sheet in the stack and some striped paper just about 1/4 inch larger. I also cut out some of the sparkly tulle (thanks to Kristie's reminder to use tulle. She is from from Crafting On My Door).

It really add bling to a plain and simple card doesn't it? love all the sparkle in the tulle.

Then I placed Zip Dry glue on half and adhered it to the front of my card. So, so easy!

Now wasn't that easy? Anyone can make these cards with just a few sheets of colored paper. I like that I can make them on my break at work because there is no equipment just ATG gun, paper, scissors and tulle.

 Here are all ten cards lined up. They worked out great all I had to do was stamp the snetiment on the inside of the card and sign with a white gel pen, it was just so easy.

 Click on photos if you would like to see a close up of the card.
Yup, just as cute as can be and in less than 5 minutes you have a card. I made ten in one hour! ANYONE can make these and they would even be great to make with your children.
Hope you liked today's little project. Thanks for your sweet - sweet words. Your comments continue to inspire me. Have a BLESSED day.
Sheila
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