Five Alternative Halloween Paper Cards

Stretch Magic In This Night patterned paper beyond the 31st October with five alternative Halloween paper cards!

There are so many gorgeous Halloween cards on Pinterest using Magic In This Night designer series paper, I wish there was someone I could make a few for. But, alas Halloween cards isn’t really a thing in Australia. I buy one Halloween paper pack every year to make a couple of fun projects for my own kids and the kids in my classroom. There’s always paper left over and it has become my mission to discover alternative ways to use it up.

Did you see the gorgeous floral patterns on Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper?

Alternative Halloween Paper Cards

Floral Alternative Halloween Paper Cards

Stunning isn’t it! So many people have commented that they hadn’t spotted these gorgeous sheets. In the card below I have showcased the gorgeous small floral black and white patterned paper by cutting a whole sheet into 14.8 cm x 10.5 cm pieces and mounting onto Whisper White card bases. Die cut a strip of whisper white with the Stitched Lace dies and adhere to the centre. Colour a small sunflower from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set with Pretty Peacock and Mossy Meadow. Then layered onto a black Stitched Shapes circle with gold thread and die cut leaves. The “happy birthday” sentiment cames from A Wish For Everything stamp set.

Alternative Halloween Paper cards

The next card showcases the larger black and white floral patterned paper. I cut a whole sheet of patterned paper into 10 cm x 10 cm pieces and mounted them onto Blackberry Bliss 10 cm x 14.5 cm card. A strip of Blackberry Bliss Regal Designer Series Paper adds interest to this first layer. Edge a Cajun Craze strip with a die cut border from the Halloween Magic Dies, layered with Blackberry Bliss and then topped with a stamped and coloured focal image on Whisper White. The sentiment “happy birthday” sits below this main piece to the right. I’ve then adhered the entire ‘topper’ piece to a Cajun Craze card base.

Banner Alternative Halloween Paper Cards

I love banner cards (and bunting too!) and the next two cards showcase the gorgeous coloured floral patterned paper and the subtle Pretty Peacock patterned paper using a central banner. Layer stamped and coloured images from the Jar of Flowers stamp over a gold foil border cut from the Halloween Magic Dies and another banner stamped with a sentiment. Tussel gold thread behind the jar and flowers.

Alternative Halloween Paper cards
Alternative Halloween Paper cards

The final card takes one of the more Halloween style papers, combines it with lace and images from Grace’s Garden to create a birthday card. Add extra interest by cutting several images from vellum and then layer using dimensionals.

Alternative Halloween Paper cards

What’s Happening

Where did this school term go? I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe how time is flying by! It seems like yesterday I was starting off our very first FULL term for 2020 (thank you very much COVID-19) and now I am looking forward to relaxing for the next two weeks, where I don’t have to rush around getting the kids out of bed and to school (including myself). I am looking forward to the ‘downtime’ as I didn’t get as much of what I wanted accomplished. I haven’t managed to blog as much as I had hoped, which is why my blog postings have been pretty sparse over the last few months. A big success, however, has been posting daily over on the Eager To Stamp Facebook Fan Page. I owe that to an excellent blogging tip called ‘batching’. I have come to the realisation that I am going to have to earmark an evening for writing blog posts and STICK to it. I wonder if batching could work for blog posts too?

My October calendar is all organised {smile} and I am currently working on a few projects, followed by the project pictures, hopefully a tutorial video and of course your exclusive Newsletter tutorial (you’ll love it!). Let’s see if I can give myself a huge push to the end of the year. October begins my absolute favourite time of the year so it would be great to share the fun with you all {smile}

Thank you for stopping by today. I am excited to explore different ways we can use our craft stash. It is my mission that every stamp set purchased never sits unused on a shelf! That’s what it means to be ‘eager to stamp’! Finding the time and using the product {smile}


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