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A Halloween Greeting for Family Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is such a fun time of year! The decorations, the costumes, and best of all – family time! Whether you’re an enthusiastic crafter, card maker, or DIY lover, creating something unique and personal is an excellent way to spread some spooky cheer on October 31st! That's why we've put together some tips and tricks to help you make your own special greeting inspired by trick-or-treating.

Greeting Card Materials:

Required Materials

Optional and Recommended Materials

Halloween Card "Trick or Treat" Instructions

1. Cut your cardstock paper

To get started, gather all of your materials so you have them accessible.

Prepare for this project by cutting out your base card and your layering pieces. We used a patterned paper for the background and using a corner rounder to round the edges. Our layering pieces include a polka dot paper we cut into a flag shape and a skinny rectangle as wide as the card. Additionally, we have another white card stock paper cut into a rectangle that fits within the polka dot flag piece.

Once you are happy with the layout, glue down the flag shape and skinny rectangle pieces onto your base card with a glue runner - excluding the white cardstock as we still need to create our Halloween pattern.

2. Create the stamp pattern

Using clear stamps is easy, simply peel your stamp from it backing sheet and place it onto an acrylic stamp block. The photopolymer is slightly tacky, so your stamp can easily stick and be removed from your stamp block.

Second, ink your stamp with the ink pad of your choice. In this project, we are using black pigment ink. Although pigment ink is much slower in the drying process, it makes it perfect for embossing.

First, we stamp the "Trick-or-Treat" stamp on the bottom of the white rectangle card stock we set aside. Next, stamp the designs you want to use on the white cardstock. We recommend stamping 1-3 designs at a time to ensure you get the coverage you like.

Tip: Stamp your images off the "page" to create a visually interesting pattern.

3. Emboss your pattern

Now it's time to emboss your pattern. Place your stamped patterned cardstock on a separate piece of scrap paper. This will catch the access powder and make cleaning easier. We are using clear embossing powder with our black pigment ink. Generously coat your pattern with the powder. Remove excess powder by funneling it back into the container. Then, melt the powder using your heat gun.

Tip: Easily remove embossing powder from unwanted areas using a brush. Be sure to do this before curing the embossing powder with a heat gun.

4. Optional: Color your pattern

Color in your designs with art markers or colored pencils to give it an extra pop. We added just a little bit of extra shading to make our candies look yummy!

5. Assemble the card

Lastly, glue your stamp pattern to your flag and add some embellishments if you choose.

Now you're ready to invite all your family and friends to go trick-or-treating! Don't forget to follow our blog and socials. Show us your version of this card, or share a new creation with us! Tag us @RubberStamps_com and use #StampWithUS to enter our monthly giveaway! Winners receive a $25 credit to use at our shop!

Greeting card sayings for Halloween

  • Trick or treat
  • Witch way to the candy
  • Brewing up a party
  • Your as sweet as candy
  • Bone-apatite!

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