Spooky Jack-O’-Lantern with Bats is my spooky (not very!) project for the InKing Royalty October Blog Hop. This year’s blog hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around SPOOKY. With Halloween just around the corner, we are excited to share our spooky, fun projects with our neighbors, coworkers and family – and we’re pleased to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
My project features the “Harvest Hellos” bundle (Harvest Hellos stamp set and the Apple Builder punch), and the “To Every Season” bundle (To Every Season stamp set and the Every Season Punch pack). Do you have these Stampin’ Up! sets? If you do, I hope you are enjoying them, and if you don’t, I think you will want to consider one or both of these versatile sets.
The spooky Jack-O-Lantern with bats isn’t very scary at all! Even the friendly bats are smiling! The simple card is super quick and easy to make with two stamp sets, a couple of punches, some card stock, and some ink. The card contains several separate pieces of card stock, and also several colors. You can easily use scraps for the pumpkin, the punched out bat, and the leaf.
I used a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Thick Whisper White card base, and added a layer of 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ layer of Soft Suede card stock, a 2 1/2″ panel of Pumpkin Pie card stock, and a 2 3/8″ panel of Whisper White card stock. I used scrap pieces of Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie and Granny Apple Green card stock for the banner, the brown bat, the pumpkin stem, and the leaf.
To make the card, first cut the card stock pieces. Stamp Happy Halloween on a 2″ scrap of white card stock, and cut it into a banner shape with the Banner Triple punch. Then, cut a background banner layer from brown card stock.
Stamp the medium and the large bats on the white panel. Stamp the smallest bat on Soft Suede card stock, along with the stem for the pumpkin. Cut the brown bat with the bat punch, and the pumpkin stem with the Apple Builder punch. With black ink (Memento), stamp the pumpkin onto the Pumpkin Pie card stock, then stamp the Jack-O’-Lantern onto the pumpkin. Stamp the leaf on Granny Apple Green card stock with Garden Green ink, and fussy cut the leaf.
Adhere the banners (with the sentiment) to the top of the white panel, above the stamped bats. Glue the pumpkin and stem to the white panel, below the stamped bats, then add the small brown bat and the green leaf to the pumpkin using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere the white panel to the Paper Pumpkin panel, and the remaining layers to the card base, and there you have a cute, simple card.
While making this card, I thought about how fun it would be for a child to make, and what a great card it will be for teachers, neighbors, hair stylists, etc. I am planning to send mine to a six-year-old friend.
Here are the products I used in this card. Click on any image to learn more or to purchase items in my online store. You can buy the stamp sets and punches individually, or you can save 10% by purchasing the bundle.
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Kelly Kent at My Papercraft Journey
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach you are here
I hope you enjoyed my spooky jack-o’-lantern with bats card, as well as all of the projects in this hop. Please leave comments and let us know what you think.
Linda K The Stamp Coach