I wanted this year’s card to be different than last year’s, because I’m giving the cards to a lot of the same kids. However, I had a lot of the same supplies to use up, so they ended up being similar!
- dark purple cardstock (12″ x 12″) – I used my paper cutter to trim these to 4″ x 5.5″ to fit in envelopes
- spooky ribbon to line the bottom of the card
- Recollections “Halloween Boo” ribbon (pack of 5) [Michaels]
- pumpkin letter sticker – but since I’ve run out of a bunch of letters, I didn’t always get to use the first letter of their name (as shown)
- silver metallic Sharpie for the words I wrote on (child’s name and mine)
- printed out spooky-lettered “Happy Halloween!” onto white card stock and rounded two opposite corners before gluing on
- font: Nemo Nightmares [here]
- Martha Stewart corner rounder [Michaels]
- sparkly/gemstone pumpkin sticker [sheet of 25 stickers: Hobby Lobby]
- envelopes – The Paper Studio value pack – 100 white [Hobby Lobby]
- Elmer’s Craft Bond Extra strength glue stick – to affix white “Happy Halloween!” paper
- Elmer’s Craft Bond quick dry dual-tip glue pen (the small side) -to affix ribbon
For the kids whose cards I will mail (not my students), I included a couple of sheets of stickers and a jack-o-lantern eraser. (stickers and erasers from Target – that section in the front where everything is only a few dollars)
I also put a sticker on the back of the envelope.
For the kids whose cards I will hand-deliver (my students), I added stickers to the actual cards and that was that.
the rectangle of green paper is over the student’s name for student’s privacy
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- The Paper Studio Simply Solids box of cards (black card with envelope included) [Michaels]
- Recollections “Halloween Boo” ribbon (pack of 5 – 3 shown) [Michaels]
- Pumpkin / letter stickers
- Fine silver Metallic Sharpie
- Elmer’s Craft Bond Tacky Glue 4 fl oz
- Halloween stickers (see Pro Tips*)
OrganizationLove Pro Tips:
- Make sure you use plenty of glue on the ribbon. It’s heavier!
- I don’t know where to find the pumpkin/letter stickers, they were a gift to me
- The Happy Halloween ribbon says it repeatedly – I just used a little ribbon so it would only say “Happy Halloween” one time and include one jack-o-lantern
- Metallic Sharpies are a great idea for dark paper or card stock! I used silver metallic Sharpie on the black card stock and it showed up great.
- *I included Halloween stickers (on their backing) inside the card because I am delivering my cards to kids who love stickers
- Happy Halloween!
- Enjoy your treats!
- Trick or Treat!
- I also included notes inside about “can’t wait to see pictures of your costumes” “enjoy the candy you receive” etc.
- If my post inspires you, and you blog about it, I ask that you credit me! Also, I’d love to see it!
When I was a kid, I had a couple of aunts who faithfully sent my brothers and me cards for various holidays and our birthdays. When I became an aunt to several kiddos when J and I married (and now our family has grown even more) I wanted to be that aunt, too. So I made my cards for the kids in my family and a couple for friends’ kids.
I used three small stamps that I bought at Michaels for $1.50 each, and a tiny candy stamp that came in a set (and I don’t remember where I got it.) These are the stamps:
I used a black ink pad and when it didn’t work perfectly each time, I filled in the rest with an ultra-fine point black marker/pen. That was a huge pain and I have got to get better at stamping.
On the front of the card, I printed the words “Happy Halloween!” in orange ink. I searched the internet for “free Halloween fonts” and I recommend you do the same because there are a lot of good ones out there! On the inside, I used another stamp and wrote my message in orange and green for pumpkin colors.
Lastly, on the back flap of the envelope, I drew a little orange and green pumpkin. That way the kids (and their parents) will have a hint about what the card is for!
Do you make cards for kids? What do your Halloween cards look like?