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Saturday, October 20, 2012

OWH Card Sketch Challenge- Halloween Style

Welcome everyone! Today's challenge was to make a card based on Missy's card for the OWH Card Sketch Challenge:

Here is the sketch to inspire all!
After seeing the card, I had a ton of ideas floating around in my head.  Its a very simple design which can easily be adapted for any occassion.
Since Halloween is just around the corner and I had just gotten some fun new Doodlebug supplies,I decided to do a Halloween card.
The hardest part to making this card was to decide what fun pattern papers to choose and what to use as my embellishment.

Here is the list of supplies you will need to make my card:

1- 5x7- Kraft Card
1- 4.75x6.75 piece of white cardstock
4-Coordinating pattern papers
4- Fun embellishments that relate to your theme
Some Bakers twine
Adhesive, Paper Trimmer, a Paper Piercer, and a border or strip punch

How To Instructions:

First I started by cutting my white piece of cardstock. I then found some coordinating papers to use as my strips along the card. I used a 6x6 paper pad so I then cut 4- 1.5 inch strips of pattern papers.

I then took my  Tonic Simplicity Border Punch – Scalloped Arc Border 

 Punch along both sides of your strips to create this design for the card. I then lined them up on the white piece of cardstock and trimmed off any excess paper that overhung the edges. This made for a precise edge with out any guessing or measuring on how long the strip needed to be exactly.

After the strips were in place I then placed my spider embellishments!

 I then used a paper piercer to pierce a hole in the paper right above each spider this way I could thread the twine through the hole and adhere it to the back of the white with some adhesive. I then traveled the twine to the top of the card and folded it over the edge and then tucked that end down with some adhesive as well on the back. After everything was in place I took my sticker Happy Halloween and placed that down and then adhered the white cardstock to the kraft base card.

That is all that is to it, Very Easy which is nice for cards. I  look forward to making other cards in different themes based on the sketch, I can easily see a nice winter one with snowflakes as the embellishment, or a baby card with stars as the embellishment.... so many choices!

 I hope this has inspired you to make a card or two!

Happy Creating!!


  1. This card is so cute! Spiders give people the heebie jeebies but not when they're this sweet. Love the mix of colors and patterns as well as the double punched strips!

  2. Oh,wow! I never would have thought to use "borders" as the strips. These two cards are adorable! I think this sketch is a real winner. TFS

  3. What a great idea. I cannot wait to take a look at my Tonic punches and see what I can create. Thank you

  4. So cute! I really like how you used your border punches and your instructions. These spiders hanging from twine are too cute to be scary.

  5. So cute! I really like how you used your border punches and your instructions. These spiders hanging from twine are too cute to be scary.

  6. Amy I LOVE your original interpretation of the sketch with the blue lacey borders. It is elegant and professional. Perfection. Nice job.

  7. Love this card.Another great job.

  8. This is really cute. I love that border-I'm going to have to find that punch for myself. I have a serious problem with border stamps (too many) but I can't pass up this one.