What a delight it has been for me to read your Halloween costume stories and learn about your favorite Halloween treats from the comments you’ve posted to my last two blog posts, Halloween Sneak Peek (PPA314) and Halloween Surprise! I enjoy reading your stories and learning more about you through your posts.
What you’ve been waiting for – my first two Blog Candy Winners are:
- Babe O’Mara – from Halloween Sneak Peek (PPA314) post – Scarecrow Card
- Sandy Hill – from Halloween Surprise! post – Fun-Fold Easel Halloween Scene Card
I ask each winner to email me their mailing address at email@example.com along with stating the version of the card you would like to receive. I will then get the cards mailed to you. Enjoy and congratulations to our lucky winners! I want to thank everyone who participated by answering my Blog Candy questions.
I have received numerous requests for the instructions for making the diagonal easel cards that I have been posting. Trust me, they really are easy to make. Here is the picture of the most recent card I made from my Halloween Surprise! post:
Here are the instructions for making a diagonal easel fun-fold card:
- Cut one 11″ x 4.25″piece of cardstock for card base. I used Pumpkin Pie for this card. Score along 11′ side at 5.5″ and fold using bone folder. This creates a 5.5″ wide x 4.25″ tall card base. Open card base up and score the front of the card base from the upper right-hand corner to the lower left-hand corner.
- Cut two 5.25″ x 4″ pieces of Basic Black cardstock. Cut one piece on a diagonal from the upper right corner to the lower left corner, creating two Basic Black triangles. Leave the other piece whole for the inside of the card.
- Cut two 5″ x 3.75″ pieces of coordinating DSP patterned paper. I used paper from the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper pack. Cut one piece on a diagonal from the upper right corner to the lower left corner. Leave the other piece whole for the inside of the card. Note, I used a white background with dots for front of card and a black background with dots for the inside of the card.
- Using tape runner, adhere each patterned triangle to the corresponding Basic Black triangle. Adhere the finished triangles to the corresponding half of the front of the Pumpkin Pie card base. Gently fold front of the card base on the diagonal score line.
- Decorate the front of the card using special dies, punches, stamps and/or fussy-cut figures. I used stamps and dies from Halloween Scares, Spooky Fun, and the Halloween Scene Edgelits Dies all from the new 2016 Holiday Catalog which will be available for purchase beginning September 1. Be careful not to apply adhesive above the diagonal score line. Just adhere the portion of your cut-outs that are below the score line.
- Using tape runner, adhere the patterned paper for the inside to the Basic Black rectangle piece. Then, adhere to the inside of the card.
- Stamp a sentiment for the inside of the card. Punch or die-cut the sentiment and adhere using Dimensionals. Hold open the front of the card so the bottom rests on the inside of the card, adhere the sentiment so that it holds the front of card open like an easel. Secure sentiment in place. I like using the frame die in the Rose Garden Thinlits set and is the frame I used in this card. I also stamped a Bat along with the sentiment. Be creative, you can use any shape you like or any shape that ties in with the theme on the front of the card.
- Finally, I always like to use some of the patterned paper I used to make the card, on the back flap of the envelope to coordinate the envelope with the card. Just be sure to use a strong adhesive to adhere the paper to the envelope flap. You could even stamp a Bat on the front of the envelope, too.
Hope these instructions help you create some fun and unique cards. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to email me. I am here to assist you.
Thanks for stopping by today.