Easy Greeting Cards

How to Make a Halloween Card in 5 Easy Steps!

Halloween cards are so much fun to make. Maybe you’re not used to giving out cards for Halloween, but you will be after this easy tutorial!

This project is one of a series of 5-step greeting cards that I have posted about. I have two tutorials for greeting cards here and here, as well as a tutorial for a birthday card here.

Follow along as I show you how to make a simple Halloween card in 5 easy steps!

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Materials:

  • blank greeting card with envelope (links to white cards but I used an orange one – you could always glue a piece of orange paper to the front to achieve the same look)
  • glue  (as usual, I used Elmer’s)
  • washi tape or scrapbook paper in a Halloween pattern/color scheme
  • stamp of a Jack-o-lantern or other Halloween object
  • black inkpad
  • scrap of white paper (I used an envelope!)

The best thing about this project is that it will not cost you a lot of money. Blank cards are cheap when bought in a pack and so is scrapbook paper. The stamp and inkpad will probably be more expensive, but they can be reused many, many times.

Instructions (Only 5 Steps!):

1. Stamp the image of a Jack-o-lantern or other Halloween object onto a piece of white paper 3 times.

2. Trim the paper with the stamped images so that there is a small border. It should look something like this:

3. Cut a piece of scrapbook paper slightly larger than the paper above OR do what I did and cover a piece of paper with washi tape. It didn’t quite line up right, but it didn’t matter.

4. Glue the paper with the stamped images onto the piece of scrapbook paper/washi tape-covered paper, like so:

5. Glue the piece you made in step 4 onto the front of the card, and you’re done! As an optional last step, you could write something like “Happy Halloween” or “Trick or Treat,” but I felt like this was an obvious enough Halloween card as it is!

Final Thoughts:

I hope you liked this easy Halloween card! I want to make loads more of them and give them out to all my friends because it will only take me 10 minutes (or less) to recreate. Not bad!

As always, be sure to connect and share on social media.

See you next Friday (I know this was a day late) for yet another Halloween post!

Easy Greeting Cards

How to Make a Greeting Card in 5 Easy Steps! Pt. 2

Hello, my pretty little readers!

Today I’m going to show you how to make yet another greeting card in only 5 steps. (The first in this series can be found here.)

The finished product will look something like this:

I love how bright and colorful it is, and it was so easy to make. Read on to learn how I did it!

Note: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Time:

5-10 minutes

Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Glue (I always just use Elmer’s and it works fine!)
  • Flat paper bow (there are several tutorials online such as this one from Craftsy)
  • Enamel stickers or rhinestone stickers in a coordinating color
  • Washi tape in coordinating colors OR scrapbook paper
  • A blank card (I have some from Michael’s that I use but you can buy simple white cards and envelopes online here)
Washi tape, paper bow, and enamel stickers

Cost:

  • One of the sheets of enamel stickers that I found on Amazon worked out to 11 cents per sticker.
  • The blank cards linked above work out to around 38 cents a piece.
  • Scrapbook paper is around 25 cents per sheet x 3 (for the bow and stripes)

Grand total = $1.24 per card! Not too shabby, really.

This will be more expensive if you use washi tape instead of scrapbook paper.

Instructions (Only 5 Steps!):

1. Add a piece of the wider washi tape along the card, somewhere near the bottom. Alternatively, you can cut a strip of paper and glue it down.

2. Add a piece of the thinner washi tape on top of that, or cut a thinner strip of paper in a different color to glue on top. I ended up moving the orange piece up a little, as you can probably see.

3. Glue down the paper bow. Make sure to center it on the washi tape or paper. It should look something like this:

4. Space out the enamel stickers along the thinner (in this case, blue) washi tape or paper.

5. This step is really optional. I didn’t like how the pattern in the middle of the bow was perpendicular to the pattern on the rest of the bow, so I added a small bit of paper to cover that up, and got the final product!

Final Thoughts:

That wasn’t too hard, was it? 🙂 I can’t wait to post more 5-step design ideas!

If you missed my other two posts, I showed you how to make a different 5 step greeting card here and how to make a 5 step birthday card here.

As always, remember to connect and share on social media, and I’ll see you again Monday!

 

Update

Update: How to Make a Birthday Card in 5 Easy Steps

Hello, my pretty little readers!

I was a little ambitious with the post I had planned for yesterday, and it still isn’t done yet.

(Note: The ambitious post in question is 10 Things to Look For on Your Next Trip to Goodwill. It’s a great read if you’re into upcycling!) 

However, I don’t want to make you wait until Monday for another post, so here’s an update to my last post. In it, I showed you how to make a birthday card in only 5 steps. I made all of the balloons gold for that card, which made it hard to tell them apart.

Here is the same card, but using different colors for the balloons instead! Otherwise, I followed the same steps as I did in the last post.

The Original Card:

Updated Card:

I think it looks much better with several colors. I like the way I arranged the balloons a bit more, too. Thanks, trial and error!

What do you think?

If you missed it, check out the original post (linked above). As always, connect and share on social media!

Stay tuned for a new post on Monday, which will talk about the reasons for upcycling!