It's August, so according to retail stores everywhere, it's time to start decorating for Halloween! It also means it's time to start creating Halloween cards! I'm not going to lie, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to create cards. I love making whimsical cards as well as a few spooky and scary ones. However, today I'll be showcasing two adorable Halloween cards that I made using various Lawn Fawn products. The dog themed "Howl-oween" card was made with a Weiner dog Halloween stamp-set. The cat themed "Meowloween" card, however, was created with an everyday, more general stamp-set that's not specific to Halloween. In this blog post, I will discuss how I created each one in greater detail. I will also provide links to all of the supplies that I used to create these cards. I encourage you all to look at my cards and draw some inspiration from them. These dogs and cats can be placed into many different cute Halloween scenes such as graveyards, or pumpkin patches!
Before I talk about each card individually, I want to state that both of these cards are pop up boxes, and the card bases were created the exact same way. I plan to create a more in-depth blog post that will include exact measurements and pictures to help explain how I create my card bases. For now, I will attach one of my Youtube tutorials that briefly goes over how I make them! Both cards are also accented with Halloween themed pattern papers. You can use any pattern papers you have, I just use paper from Joannes or Hobby Lobby! It's also important to note that the interiors of my cards are normally held together with strong acrylic sticks to help my images "float" inside the card. Again, I plan on better explaining the card making process in an upcoming blog post. I thought today's blog post would be fun to just showcase some Halloween cards for both cat and dog lovers!
Howl-oween Dog Card
This dachshund themed Halloween pop up box card is so adorable. I first started creating this card by stamping out all the little dogs and the costumes that I wanted to use. The stamp-set I used for this card is called "Happy Howloween" by Lawn Fawn. I stamped all the images onto some Bristol paper using my versafine onyx black ink. After the ink dried, I used my zig clean color real brush watercolor markers to color in my stamped images. I chose to color my costumes in traditional Halloween colors that matched my pattern papers.I also decided to color my dogs in traditional dachshund colors. After I finished coloring in my dogs, I went ahead and die cut them from their coordinating dies. I then used my art glitter glue to attach their different outfits onto each of my dogs. Now what really gives this card a cute touch, are those googly eyes on the dogs. I decided to replace their drawn eyes with some google eyes instead. often times I add google eyes to my Halloween cards, I think it makes them look extra cute. To set the scene, I added a black branchy die cut tree above my dogs. I also decided to add some purple and orange die cut houses in the background, to make the dogs look like they're trick-or-treating. In the very back of the card, I added a black die cut hillside with trees, as well as a yellow moon which was die cut from some yellow card-stock. That moon is actually included with the coordinating "Happy Howl-oween" die set.
Meowloween Cat Card
Okay, I'll admit I'm more of a cat person, so I'm slightly biased towards this card over the Weiner dogs. Unfortunately, I don't own any Halloween cat themed stamps or dies (do you know any companies that even sell them? if so please let me know!). Therefore, I had to improvise in order to come up with a Halloween design that went with an every day Lawn Fawn cat themed stamp-set called "Meow ya doin". I decided that it would be cut to have all of the different cats playing with some jack-o-lanterns. I first started this scene by die cutting all of my pumpkins (supplies listed below). I had to layer black card-stock behind all their faces to help them stand out. for the three-tiered pumpkins, I added orange behind their faces. I also decided to add some grey card-stock behind the spider web and the broom stick attached to the stacked pumpkin die cut. I felt that this die resembled that of a Halloween cat tree? We'll that's what I made it into! I decided to glue the sitting kitty on top of the third pumpkin. I also glued the stretching kitty reaching towards the second pumpkin. After I attached the cat into the middle of my box, I decided to work on the other two cats. I thought it would be cute to attach the cat lying on its back on top of a jack-o-lantern, so I went ahead and did that! I also gave this little kitty a smaller pumpkin "toy" to be throwing in the air. To make it appear like the cat was playing with the toy, I decided to add it onto an acrylic stick and glue the stick behind my cat so that it's slightly floating above the cat, super cute! Of course, I had to also include the sleeping kitty, so I decided to just glue her on the front of the scene, directly onto the card base. To make some of the cats look more festive, I gave them some black die cut witch hats! All of the cats were hand colored with my copic markers. I even gave a few of the cats some stripes! To finish the card, I went ahead and stamped a punny sentiment that reads, "Wishing you a pawsome Halloween". I had to use two stamps from two different stamp-sets. The "Wishing you a pawsome" was included with the "Meow ya doin" Lawn Fawn stamp-set. The "Halloween" was from another Lawn Fawn stamp-set titled Booyah!
Purchase these Cards
Do you love these cards, but don't have the time or energy to create them? We'll you can purchase mine! I only create 10 cards of each design. Therefore, each card is a little work of art and created completely from scratch. Note that I also won't be ever making these card designs again! As of right now, both cards showcased in this blogpost is available for purchase on my website.
If you're interested in purchasing any of the cards shown in today's blogpost just hover over the card title and click the link!
NOTE: I am using affiliate links for some of the products listed below. If you decide to use these links, know that I will receive a small commission off of your purchase. This is no added cost to you as the consumer, it's just a way for us crafty friends to support one another!
If you're interested in purchasing one or more of the items below just hover over the product and click!
- Lawn Fawn "Happy Howl-oween" clear stamp-set
- Lawn Fawn "Happy Howl-oween" lawn cuts
- Lawn Fawn "Landscape Leafy Tree Backdrop" lawn cuts
- Lawn Fawn "Little Town Border" lawn cuts
- Lawn Fawn "Stitched Tree Borders" lawn cuts
- Lawn Fawn "Meow ya Doin" clear stamp-set
- Lawn Fawn "Meow ya Doin" lawn cuts
- The Scrapping Cottage "Spooky Stacked Pumpkins" cottagecutz
- Cheery Lynn Designs "CABD49 Pumpkins" die set
- Memory Box "Swirling Ghosts" craft dies
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