DIY Halloween Cards

I love to make my own cards! Doesn’t mean that I always get to it… but I do make more of an effort on Halloween and Christmas.

The cheapest way I have found to collect card making supplies, is to wait until the ‘after’ holiday sale and stock up for the next year. Michael’s is where I have found the best stuff at the best prices. In fact, Michaels often has plain white packages of cards (8pc.) for 1-2$. I have found them before at Walmart too but not as often.

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I literally have a whole photo storage box full of them. Michael’s doesn’t always have them in stock so when I see them I grab a few more. They come in different styles and shapes and make it so easy to get all creative. I have also gone the route of purchasing books of double sided cardstock. They make super cute cards. But then you have to buy the envelopes too.

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Again… it’s all about the after holiday sales. I have collected paper, stickers, cutouts and all kinds of stuff. I have so much stuff now that I haven’t bothered purchasing anything for the last two years because I have enough supplies to make cards for the next 20. 🙂

This happens to be a fraction of the whole loot, but you get the idea.

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And here’s how some of them turned out this year!

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DIY Burlap Ghosts – from Mishaps and Messes

So I have this big, black, wooden tree that I have set up on my front porch and I was having the hardest time trying to think of what I could do to “decorate” it. That is until my good friend Liz GLynn at Mishaps and Messes gave me a great idea! DIY Burlap Ghosts! Her webpage has pictures and gives instructions on how to do it.

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I didn’t have the exact materials that she used but I had something pretty close so I made do with what I had on hand.

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I love how it turned out! So fun and so easy. 🙂 Thanks Liz!