A friend of mine makes homemade cards for every occasion and I decided that I wanted to make my own Halloween cards. I dabble in scrapbooking ever since my daughter was born three years ago so I have a lot of scrapbook and card crafting supplies.
The first card I tried was very simple.
I used card stock paper that was white with a large polk-a-dot design.
I folded the paper in half.
Next I took a couple of pictures of some Halloween related items (I used candy corn and the jack-o-lantern we had made for Halloween). I took close up pictures so the image over filled the screen.
I cut the pictures into a 2 inch by 2 inch square. Then I used orange and black construction paper and cut a square just about a quarter of an inch bigger than the picture.
I glued the construction paper squares on the front of the card at about a 45 degree angle. Then I glued the picture on top of the construction paper centering it on the construction paper squares.
Next I stuck a little ghost puffy sticker on the bottom left corner of squares making sure the sticker just barely covered the picture, corner of construction paper and on the card stock.
The 2nd card I made was a personal one.
I took a picture of my daughter in her costume (a Hershey kiss).
I took card stock paper, folded it and then covered half of the card with a striped patterned paper and the other half with a solid colored paper.
I placed three 1 inch by 1 inch pictures of my daughter in her costume along the bottom half of the card (on the striped paper) making sure they were level with each other.
Then I used a Halloween ribbon and placed it over the “seam” of the two papers (where the solid paper meets the striped paper).
Last I took the same Halloween ribbon and made a small bow and then glued it to the top of the center picture.
Grandma and Grandpa loved this card!
The third card I did, I let my daughter help me with.
Using card stock again I covered it with a solid black paper.
Next I took giant googly eyes and stuck them all over the front of the card. This is where my daughter was able to help with because it is random and easy to do. If you have small children you may not want to let them use these googly eyes because they can be a choking hazard.
For the inside of this card I glued a paper that had “Happy Halloween” in different colors and different fonts repeatedly all over the paper.
And there you have three easy and fun do-it-yourself Halloween cards. Hope these ideas get your creative juices flowing.