Do you send out Halloween cards to friends and family each year? I usually don’t because I send out homemade Halloween party invitations for my birthday each October. However, I’m leaning towards a more low-key celebration this year spent alone. Does that mean I’m not going to create some awesome Halloween cards? Heck no! Creating your cards is at least 75% of the fun. This year let’s try something different and create some fun greeting cards. First up is this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card. You may remember the zombie stamp from this Valentine’s card but we are completely changing up the look of it today.
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- A2 White Pre-Folded Cardstock Card
- Black Ribbon (3/8 in)
- 8.5”x11” Piece of Olive Cardstock
- Zombies Saying Stamp
- Glue Runner
- Black Pigment Ink
- Red Pigment Ink (similar)
- Brown Chalk Ink
- White Pigment Ink
- 2.5”x2.5” Black Cardstock
- Large Corner Rounder
- Red Glitter Embossing Powder
- Paper Cutter
- Small Adhesive Foam Squares
- Heat Tool
- Trick or Treat Stamp (I got mine at Michael’s)
First, cut a piece of olive cardstock that is .25 inches smaller than your pre-folded card when it is open.
Rip the top right corner and bottom left corner of your cut piece of olive cardstock.
Next, ink the edges of your olive cardstock with brown ink.
Now, attach the inked olive cardstock in the center of your open card with your glue runner.
After the cardstock is secured, ink around the edges of the inside of your card with red ink.
Next, ink over the red ink on the edges with brown ink.
Fold your card back in half and ink around the edges of the front with brown and then red ink.
- The inking order is reversed for the front of the card. It helps add a slightly more sinister first impression to the card.
Next, attach 2 pieces of black ribbon diagonally across the front of the card with your glue runner.
Trim the edges of the ribbon to match the edges of the card.
Cut a small square of olive cardstock that is 2.5” x 2.5”.
Next, rip the top right corner of the olive cardstock square.
Now, ink around the edges of the square with brown ink.
Stamp your zombie saying in the center of your square with black pigment ink.
Immediately cover your stamped saying with red glitter embossing powder.
Next, shake off any excess powder and return it to your container.
Heat the embossed saying with your heat tool.
Attach the stamped olive square with your glue runner.
Next, round the top right and bottom left corners of your black square with the corner rounder.
Stamp “Trick or Treat” in the center of your black square with black pigment ink.
Again, immediately cover your stamped image with red glitter embossing powder.
Shake off the excess powder and return it to your container.
Next, heat your stamped image with your heat tool.
Now ink the edges of your black square with white ink.
Lastly, attach your black square to the inside of your card with adhesive foam squares.
I know that seems like a lot of steps but most of them go very quickly. Plus, the end result is this awesome, handmade humorous zombie Halloween card. A little bonus tip for you: get the pre-folded cards that come with envelopes. Then when you are done creating your card you can slip it in the envelope and it’s protected and ready to go. This will save you time later. Looking for more Halloween paper crafts? Check out this Sweet DIY Pumpkin Banner for an easy décor idea. You can also make these Wickedly Easy DIY Halloween Invitations if you have a party coming up next month. Don’t worry, I’ll have more fun Halloween greeting cards coming your way soon!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.