Make a quick & easy Halloween card using sketches

Hello there!  Today I am going to show you how to make a quick and easy card using sketches, and over the next few days I will sharing other Halloween projects. This will help you get ready for Halloween in no time!  Come back to this blog to check out the new projects!  

As you can see, I am participating in a monthly Blog Hop with Kylie. Be sure to check the other blogs participating in this blog hop. You will get tons of inspiration as you hop around with us.  🙂  Let’s get ready!

Quick and Easy – Halloween Card using Sketches

 

What do you need to get started?

Excellent question! When I come up with quick and easy cards with sketches, I try to see if I have designer series paper (patterned paper) that has big images that can be either cut, punch, or die cut. These will really help you in making your projects go super easy and in no time. 

Why do I start with an image that I can cut?  fair question. The reason is because when you start looking for a sketch to make your card, you can use this image as main element of your card, so it is easier to see what type of sketch you need when you have selected that image.

Since this card is for Halloween, lets make sure you look for paper that has cute pumpkins, witches, monsters, or any other related image that you can cut.  And while you are already looking for Halloween themed patterned paper, look for another sheet of designer series paper (patterned paper) that could go well with the images you have cut. 

Stampin’ Up! does great when it comes to patterned paper, as they have a collection of sheets on each pack that works pretty well together. You cannot go wrong when choosing two sheets from the same pack! The card, I am showcasing today, uses the Monster Bash Designer series paper!  

Once you have selected the patterned paper, then see which colors will coordinate with those images. You can pick the card stock for the card base, sentiments, as well as the ink colors that you will be using.

Finally you need to pick embellishments! you can pick ribbon, rhinestones, stickers, etc. This should color coordinate with the colors selected on the previous step. 

I have the supplies, now what?

The next step in putting your card together is to come up with an sketch. I recommend going into Pinterest and look really quick for a sketch that catches your eye! but notice I said REALLY QUICK! lol cause I know you can easily fall into that rabbit hole where you start looking for something in Pinterest and three hours later you are still looking for that idea or inspiration 😀  Believe me I know!! 

One of the things to look for in a sketch, is for it to be simple without many layers, specially if you are new to using sketches. This will also help if you want to come up with quick and easy cards that you can make in no time. The truth is, simpler sketches are so much easier to follow and to put together. 

Also, keep in mind the image you selected on the previous step when selecting a sketch. In my project I have a Witch frame that is a circle, so that helps me visualize what kind of sketch I need to use.   

Do not use complex sketches. Complex sketches tend to confuse or overwhelm people, because you need to interchange the pieces on the sketch with real paper, and people get frustrated trying to come up with 4 or more colors and paper that can go together. I try to only use 2 to 3 patterns or colors, and so if the sketch has 2 to 3 elements it is easy to substitute these element when making your card. 

To help you get in and out of Pinterest without falling into the rabbit hole, I have created a board on my Pinterest account that you can see HERE

On this board I have save sketches that I consider to be easy to follow, to make sure you don’t get overwhelmed. You can go in and out really quick from Pinterest and grab a sketch that will work for you! 😀

I have chosen a sketch, what is next? 

Once you have the supplies you want to use, and have chosen your sketch then the fun begins!! It is time to put your card together! 

Let me show you what I did here on my card! You can see the sketch I used on the left, and on the right you can see the actual card using elements from the sketch. 

If You pay attention to the card, you will notice that I altered a little bit the sketch by adding a few things, for instance I added a scalloped circle behind the Witch, and I added ribbon under the scalloped circle as well as some rhinestones on the side of the card.

You see, that is the secret to using simple sketches! They have room for you to add more things to embellish and your card looks even better. Don’t you think?

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 Specifics on this card! 

Now that you saw the behind the scenes of how you make quick and easy Halloween cards cards using sketches! Let’s talk about this card in specific.  

As I mentioned before I used the Monster Bash designer series paper. I love that this pack includes two sheets of frames with monsters, as you can cut all of these in one afternoon. Cutting these images ahead of time, makes it super easy to put all your Halloween projects in no time! No kidding! You just need to put paper and card stock together, add the cut images to your project and you are 90% done.

I am using the Witch frame image from the designer series paper, but I decided I wanted to add a scalloped circle under it to pop up the Crushed Curry (yellow) from the Witch image. The scalloped circle is from the Layering circles! This set includes multiple sizes for circles and coordinating scalloped circles, so it is a great set to have!

Following the sketch, I used two different sheets of patterned paper that goes well with the witch frame I had cut. Since these came from the same designer series paper pack, they color coordinate really nice. I glued down these paper. Please note that the banner ends on the strip was cut using the Tailored Tag Punch. This punch has became my favorite ever! You need to have this one on your collection!

I stamped the sentiment from the Spooktacular Bash stamp set, and punched it out with the 1 1/2″ circle punch.

As for the ribbon, I have a GREAT tip!!! you can color the metallic edge ribbon using the Stampin’ Blends! WHAT??? you read it well!!! you can color your ribbon with alcohol markers and get any color that you want! Is this not the coolest tip?  Again You are welcome! ha ha ha!

So now that we have all the elements ready, I glue everything together following the sketch.

Watch the Video tutorial on Facebook  or YouTube!

  IF you want to see how this card was created, you can watch the video HERE!  – I will upload this as well on YouTube, and once this is completed I will add it here, but in the meantime you can watch the video on this post from my Facebook page  – Update – the video is uploaded in the YouTube and on this post! .

Also, make sure you check at the bottom of this post all the supplies I used to make this card, you can click at the images and these will take you to my online store where you can get all these products! 

Want more Halloween ideas to get inspired?

If you want to get inspiration from past year’s Halloween cards you can click on the images below and these will take you to the post where you can see the details on these.. While these products might not be available, they follow the idea of sketches and patterned paper. You can easily substitute these with what you have available already 🙂

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Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking time reading this post! Let me know in the comments if you will try to use sketches for your next project, or if you have any other secret to make quick and easy cards! I love to learn from all of you!! 🙂

Don’t forget to see the rest of the blog hop! I know you will get tons of inspiration from the people participating today! 🙂 The line up is below!

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Cute Halloween Treat using Takeout treats bundle

Hello Friends! Today I am sharing a treat holder perfect for Halloween! I know I will be doing some for my son’s teachers, and classmates, so definitely need to get going creating some treat holders, since I have just been doing cards 😉


This is another project using the Toil and Trouble designer series paper! I really think that even just having this DSP alone will be just great to be able to complete Halloween projects!!


The images on this paper makes it so easy to design cards and treat holders, as you can fussy cut so many of the images on this paper pack and add them as elements for your project.


 If you don’t like fussy cutting then I recommend you get the cauldron bubble bundle as the cauldron framelits die cut several of the images on the Toil an Trouble designer series paper, so this will save you some fussy cutting.. 🙂 The witch’s hat on this treat holder can be cut with the framelits. 


Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make Halloween card, where I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's Toil and Trouble designer series paper and the takeout bundle! You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards #halloweencards



I used the takeout treat bundle to make this cute little box. This little box can fit about 2 to 3 chocolates, so it is perfect size to make multiples. 


The takeout treats bundle has different dies and images that would coordinate perfectly for other occasions, like valentines, Christmas, Halloweeen, and you can customize it using other sentiments from other sets and then you get an infinite type of occasions like showers, birthday favors, graduations, etc, so this is a great bundle to add to your collection as I am sure you will be able to use a lot!! 


Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make Halloween card, where I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's Toil and Trouble designer series paper and the takeout bundle! You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards #halloweencards

  
Watch the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements, tips and tricks on how to make this card. You will see that this card is so easy to duplicate!!






Below is the supply list for all the items I used to make this card. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available during October! 


Check the Card Classes To-Go available in October
Click HERE or on the images to learn more about these classes!

Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don’t forget about my ordering incentive this year!!  



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Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop

Hello Friends! Today some demonstrators taking Kylie’s Demonstrator Training are participating on a blog hop; there is no specific theme for this hop, but I assure you it will be full of great projects and ideas that will inspire you. 


As usual, I recommend that you have a pen and paper as you go thru the blog hop, so that you can jot down all the different products that you like and start building your shopping list.


I decided to share a Halloween Card as soon we will be celebrating Halloween and therefore we need to get ready.. I enjoy making cards for this holiday, and this year Stampin’ Up! designed a lot of cute products for Halloween projects, so I am super excited to play with some of these products to create Halloween cards.


The card that I am showing here is featuring the Toil and Trouble designer series paper and I paired it with foxy friends stamp set as well as the fox builder punch. Is he not the cutest raccoon disguised as a witch?


Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a cute halloween card, where I show you tips and tricks for designing cards using Stampin Up's Toil and Trouble DSP! You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards #Halloweencards


The witch hat was fussy cut from the designer series paper, however you could also die cut it using the cauldron framelits die from this suite! there are several images on the Toil and Trouble DSP that can be cut with the framelits set. 


I used the Spooky Bats Punch to get those cute bats on this card, and the star is from the takeout framelits dies. You can see more details from the close up picture below. 


Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a cute halloween card, where I show you tips and tricks for designing cards using Stampin Up's Toil and Trouble DSP! You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards #Halloweencards



And as usual I added wink of stella to some elements of the card to highlight them, in this card I added it to the bats and the star.


The sentiment is from the itty bitty greetings, in case you were wondering 🙂

Watch the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements, tips and tricks on how to make this card. You will see that this card is so easy to duplicate!!





Thank you so much for stopping by today, please remember to visit all the blogs participating on this hop, as I am sure you will get inspired by all the great projects we are all sharing, also on this blog hop there are demonstrators from around the world, so you get to see blogs from designers that you might not know had you not been hopping with us. The full line up is below, and you are at Alejandra Gomez – US

Below is the supply list for all the items I used to make this card. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available during October! 


Check the Card Classes To-Go available in October
Click HERE or on the images to learn more about these classes!

Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don’t forget about my ordering incentive this year!!  



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Card making made easy for Halloween with Toil and Trouble Suite

Hello Friends! Do you make Halloween cards?? I love to make this type of cards! and October is the month to make Halloween cards, as well as treat holders! During this month I will be posting several projects for Halloween, so make sure to keep visiting my blog 🙂


The card I am showing today features the Toil and Trouble designer series paper!! I got to be honest but this year Stampin’ Up! did fabulous work designing the Halloween products! You will fall in love with all the different products available for this holiday!


The Toil and Trouble designer series paper has lots of images that can be fussy cut or even better can be die cut with the Cauldron Framelits Dies! so if you don’t like fussy cutting you can use the framelits from this suite to cut several of the images.. 


There are some images that does not have dies to cut, however I love watching TV on a relaxing afternoon and fussy cut several of the images all at once, so that next time I am on my crafting room I can just put my mind into the designing of my cards or just assembling cards if I am doing multiples of the same.. so I find that fussy cutting is actually relaxing.. 🙂


Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a cute halloween card, where I show you tips and tricks for designing cards using Stampin Up's Toil and Trouble DSP! You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards #Halloweencards



The Pumpkins in the designer series paper do not have framelits to die cut them, so all of these were fussy cut, the witch hat does have a framelit, however I fussy cut it as well 😉


Now did you see the bats on this card??? You guess it! there is a new punch to cut bats! this is the new Spooky Bats Punch, and it cuts three different bats!


Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make a cute halloween card, where I show you tips and tricks for designing cards using Stampin Up's Toil and Trouble DSP! You‘ll love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards #Halloweencards



If you see close to the bats you can see that I added wink of stella to the bats as well as the star, so it has a glimmery look!! I absolutely love Wink of Stella! I can truly say that it makes any project look 1000 times better 🙂 


If you are wondering where did that star came from, this was a die from the Takeout thinlits set! which make a cute little treat holder that looks like a takeout box and it has several images that can be cut so you have little treats for multiple occasions, I recommend the takeout treats bundle as it would be perfect to make little gifts for so many occasions, like Birthday, Valentines, Halloween, Christmas, Teachers gifts, Showers, graduations, etc!! multiple options I promise you will not regret add this bundle to your collection!

Watch the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements, tips and tricks on how to make this card. You will see that this card is so easy to duplicate!!






Below is the supply list for all the items I used to make this card. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available during October! 


Check the Card Classes To-Go available in October
Click HERE on the images to learn more about these classes!

Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don’t forget about my ordering incentive this year!!  



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The Joy of Sets Blog Hop

Hello Friends!! Today I am participating on The Joy of Sets Blog Hop which is focusing on products out of our Holiday Catalog, so be sure to check everyone’s blog as I am sure you will enjoy watching all the holiday projects and I know you will get tons of inspiration for your next creation!


I always recommend that you have a pen and pencil available as you go thru the blog hop as I know that there will be items that you will want to get, so write it down and start making your shopping list 🙂  – you can read below about my ordering incentive if you choose to place an order with me 🙂


For this blog Hop I decided to go with a Halloween project!! I love this holiday and since it is soon to arrive, lets get ready for it!! don’t you agree?? 


The card I am showing today features the Toil and Trouble designer series paper, I love the colors on it and I love that you can die cut some of the designs on this paper with the framelits on this suite!! More and more Stampin’ Up! is coordinating the bundles with the designer series paper, so not only can you cut the stamped images but you can also cut the images on designer series paper!! how clever is that!! 

At the time I was making my card I had not received yet my framelits so I did have to hand cut a lot of the designs but quite honestly it wasn’t that bad of a task, so it is manageable, so don’t stress about fussy cutting.. 


The background was stamped using the buffalo check stamp set! this has become one of my favorite stamps for real!! you can use it for all occasions!! no kidding, I have used it so much that you would not believe it!! 


Some ideas for the Buffalo Check stamp set – You can do tone on tone (stamp in the same color as the cardstock you are using) or you can make combinations, like the one I did on my card below it is using a darker color than the cardstock, also you can do like crumb cake, greens or reds shades of cardstock and stamp the buffalo check on early espresso and you will get a background perfect for like Christmas cards or masculine cards, or you can do whisper white cardstock with light colors and it would be perfect to like baby shower cards, so again the options are infinity! 
So if you don’t have this stamp set, I highly recommend that you add it to your shopping list! you will love it.. 


The Halloween cards that I made on this week’s FB live did have the background made with the Buffalo Check stamp set, you can check these cards HERE


   
The sentiment and the star came from the takeout box bundle, this one is a great bundle as it makes a little treat box, and the coordinating stamp set has stamps that would go perfect for valentines, Halloween, Christmas or any other occasion, this is another great bundle that should probably need to be on your shopping list! you won’t regret it!
  

You can watch the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements, tips and tricks on how to make this card. You will see that this card is so easy to duplicate!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, make sure you visit all participant blogs on this hop, you will not regret it, the previous blog is the one from Jenifer Arent and the next blog is the one from Andrea Parr, you can click on the arrows to take you to both of these blogs!
 
Below is the supply list for all the items I used to make this card. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! There is also information regarding the card classes To-Go that I have available during October! 


Check the Card Classes To-Go available in October
Click HERE on the images to learn more about these classes!

Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support; Also don’t forget about my ordering incentive this year!!  



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Facebook Live event from Oct 4th – Halloween Projects – Trick or Tweet

Hello Friends!! Today I want to share the projects I made last night during the Facebook live event.. If you don’t know it, I do a Facebook live event every Thursday night at 7PM CST on my business Facebook Page –  Creating with Allie, you can like my page HERE to get notifications when I go live!


Last night’s projects were using Trick or Tweet stamp set, as Halloween is around the corner!! we have to make sure we have all our cards and treats ready, don’t you agree??


This particular set is super cute as it has the cutest critters in customs!! I am sure you will have lots of fun creating cards with this set. This stamp set contains line images that are perfect to color! I chose to color them with the Stampin’ Blends (of course!) You know how much I love coloring with the alcohol markers!!

Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make three halloween cards, where I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's Stampin blends as well as the Trick or Tweet stamp set! You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make three halloween cards, where I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's Stampin blends as well as the Trick or Tweet stamp set! You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make three halloween cards, where I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's Stampin blends as well as the Trick or Tweet stamp set! You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards
Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make three halloween cards, where I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's Stampin blends as well as the Trick or Tweet stamp set! You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards
Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make three halloween cards, where I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's Stampin blends as well as the Trick or Tweet stamp set! You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

Check out the video tutorial showing you how to make three halloween cards, where I show you tips and tricks for using Stampin Up's Stampin blends as well as the Trick or Tweet stamp set! You‘ll love how quick and easy these are to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #handmadecards #friendshipcards

Watch the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements, tips and tricks on how to make these cards. You will see that these cards are so easy to duplicate!!








Below is the supply list for all the items I used to make this card. You can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! 


Thank you so much for your business, I truly appreciate your support, also don’t forget about my monthly ordering incentive, and the card classes To-Go available this month.

Check the Card Classes To-Go for October
Click HERE on the images to learn more about these classes!

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