Crafty cauldron

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

“Macbeth,” William Shakespeare

It’s the final weekend of October, which means this is my last Halloween card for the year. Time to bid farewell, holiday o’ spirits and costumed foolery.

My final patterned paper design is vellum adorned with green bubbles. I added glittery paper, a shiny die-cut, plenty of “bling” and silver cardstock to complete this card. Don’t have silver cardstock? If you have metallic ink, swipe it on light-colored cardstock and rub it in with a paper towel.

So grab a cauldron, some crafty ingredients and gather ’round to cast a creative spell. Happy Halloween!

Here’s how to make it (no witchcraft required):

Make a card from a 5-by-10-inch piece of cardstock that has a green-and-black pattern of spiderwebs (such as “Icky” from the Heebie Jeebies collection by We R Memory Keepers). Cut out a 4-inch square in the center of the card’s front, leaving a 1/2-inch frame. Cut a 5-inch-sqaure piece of black glitter cardstock (mine’s from the Fresh Paint collection by Marcella by K), and cut out a 3 1/2-inch square in the center, leaving a 3/4-inch frame. Adhere the glitter frame underneath the front of the card.

Cut a 5-inch-square piece of vellum that features a pattern of green dots (I used my own), and adhere it underneath the glitter frame.

Adhere a 2-inch-wide die-cut of a cauldron in glossy black cardstock (I used my Making Memories Slice Elite, “Spook Alley” design card and cardstock from the Street Lace collection by Die Cuts With a View) to the vellum, about 1 inch from the bottom of the card and centered horizontally.

I cut a 2-inch die-cut of a cauldron from the “Spook Alley” design card on my Making Memories Slice Elite.

Affix a sticker of an ampersand (such as from the Andrew collection by John Burns for Mrs. Grossman’s) to a 3-inch-wide die-cut of a banner in silver textured cardstock (I used my Slice and “Remember This” design card). Trim any overhanging sticker, if necessary. On the banner, write “TOIL” to the left of the sticker and “TROUBLE” to the right in black pen (such as Sakura Pigma Micron 01).

I cut a 3-inch-wide die-cut of a banner from the “Remember This” design card on my Slice.

Using dimensional adhesive, adhere the banner, centered, over the bottom portion of the cauldron. Affix light-green, orange and clear rhinestone stickers of various sizes in a scattered fashion above the cauldron.


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