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Sun 26

Into the Archives for Halloween Cards
by Anne Thompson

I had to go into the archives for the Halloween cards I made for this post.  Remember using stencils, sponge daubers, and ink to create card backgrounds?  I went to the Memory Box online catalog and found that there was still a spider web stencil available that I could use to create some great card backgrounds--HALLOWEEN DELICATE WEB 88610, first released for the 2016 Holiday Collection.  And from the Holiday Happenings Collection in 2018 I chose the HANGING LANTERN FRAME 94078 as the central image to place on top of the stenciled card.  I also found that I had a stack of black envelopes that were perfect to address with a white pen for cards that I can be sent anytime in October.

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These cards were so simple to make.  

For the first card I used the notecard oriented with a top fold.  

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In this next photo are two side folded cards and for one of them I added a small scrap of yellow cardstock behind the lantern to suggest a lit lantern.

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For the last two cards I chose the letters B and O from the 2021 WOODEN ALPHA DIES SET 94579 to spell out BOO in black cardstock.

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I think the lanterns were originally intended for Christmas but in black against the webs they make interesting Halloween card images.  Look through your dies, stamps, and other supplies to see what you have that could be repurposed for Halloween.  And don't forget that stencils make awesome backgrounds!

Happy Crafting!

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