How to Make a Spooky Stitched Card for Halloween

Posted by Meghan Quinones
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The thing I love about cards is that they are perfect for any season or holiday! I love Halloween, so I knew I had the make the perfect card to celebrate! It's no secret that I love stitched paper, which is why I added a stitched 'Boo' to the front of my card.

This card is more cute than spooky (if I do say so myself!). I love that ripped pieces of paper can be turned into a mummy with a little help from Tim Holtz Distress Ink! Since the paper strips are all different, you can really see the texture of each strip by adding Distress Ink.

Have you started making your Halloween cards yet? What are you making?

Here's what you'll need:
  • Orange Cardstock
  • 2 Pieces of White Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • Baker's Twine
  • Amy Tangerine Embroidery Stencil Kit
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes (I used paper from the Simple Stories Frankie and Friends Collection)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool
  • Sewing Needle
  • Black Marker
  • Craft Mat

Let's Get Crafty!

Step 1: Cut your orange paper so it is 11 inches long and 5 1/2 inches wide.

Step 2: Cut your white cardstock so it is 5 inches x 5 inches.

Step 3: Take your other piece of white cardstock and rip strips. Make them all different sizes.

Step 4: Rub your Distress Ink lightly over your ripped strips of paper.

Step 5: Begin layering your strips on top of your white paper. Overlap them and place them in different directions. When you get towards the top, you will want to select two strips of paper that allow you to leave an opening.

Step 6: Turn your paper over and trim the edges.

Step 7: I punched the word 'Boo' onto black cardstock

Step 8: I used my Maya Road Baker's Twine to stitch my 'Boo'. I then used my frame die to give it a nice border.

Step 9: I colored in the area I left uncovered on my white paper. I then cut out eyes from my Frankie and Friends paper, added a strip of patterned paper to the bottom of my card, and glued my 'Boo' on top.