A Special Halloween Card Gift

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This is a fun post.  Not only do I get to create a nice, crafty Halloween Card but I get to introduce you to one of my bestest bloggy friends.  Her name is Michelle James.  That’s right…the same as mine.   So welcome to our new twice per month series called Michelle James (squared) Craft Corner.

 

Halloween Card Gift - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love this fun design and it truly makes this Halloween Card into a gift.

 

A Little Background On Us

We hope to bring you some sort of a craft project every two weeks and have a blast doing it.  This week we decided on a Halloween Card.  I believe her card involves the Cricut Machine so if you have been looking for fun ideas with that please check it out.  You can find her at Our Crafty Mom.

Here is a little about how we met.  I belong to a bunch of groups on Facebook and I have been entering the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest (FFFC) for well over a year now and was a regular contributor on Life With Lorelai.

I kept seeing another Michelle James in these groups then there she was as a co-host for the Home Matters Link Party on Life With Lorelai and finally decided to reach out to her and we have become fast friends.  We have a lot in common too.  We both sold Stampin’ Up, we are both active in FFFC, we are both Brand Bloggers for The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co, we both have a full time job as well as our blogs and we both have two kids ages 25 and 20.

It is so fun to meet new people and blogging has definitely opened up a whole new world of friendships for me.  I love that.

Now onto the card!

A Special Halloween Card

I wanted to create a card that was more like a gift than a card and I think I succeeded.

 

Halloween Card Gift - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love this fun design and it truly makes this Halloween Card into a gift.

 

This is the front of the card.  It is the “front door” .  Here is a list of supplies just in case you love this stuff and want some of your own.  I am going to include some affiliate links for your convenience and you can read my full disclosure here.

 

Moxxie All Hallow’s Eve Collection – This collection is one that I already had and is a couple of years old.  You may have trouble finding it.  If you are a reader from Northwest Iowa I believe that it is available at The Outlet in Estherville, IA.  But ANY halloween paper that you love would work for this card.

Black Card Stock

Small Metal Handle

Screw Fastners

Paper Trimmer

Scissors

Adhesive

Hole Punch

Small Magnets (optional)  I got mine from Ebay

Candy Bars

Black Ink for the edges

This project would be a great card/gift for any time of the year.  Think about how cut it would look with Christmas paper, birthday paper, or even sports or school papers for kids on a team or cheerleaders or your favorite graduate.

 

 




 

Let’s see the rest of the card.

So you saw the front but here it is again.  I used brads to attach the metal handles.

 

Halloween Card Gift - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love this fun design and it truly makes this Halloween Card into a gift.

 

The front opens up to reveal the inside set of “doors”.  I have attached a “Things that go bump in the night” die cut and the hanging bat die cut on the inside of the front flap just for some fun!

 

Halloween Card Gift - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love this fun design and it truly makes this Halloween Card into a gift.

 

The two doors open up to reveal the gift inside.

 

Halloween Card Gift - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love this fun design and it truly makes this Halloween Card into a gift.

 

It contains a pocket that holds four full size Hershey Bars all wrapped in the paper.  The front of the pocket includes the belly band that says “All Hallows Eve” with two die cut tags stuck underneath the band.

And the chocolate bars are all covered in different papers with a fun, yet scary sticker.

 

Halloween Card Gift - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love this fun design and it truly makes this Halloween Card into a gift.

 

What do you think?  I just love the entire thing and can’t wait to give it to someone special.

 

Be sure to check back often but especially every two weeks to see anther crafty project from the Michelle James’.  And don’t forget to pop over to Our Crafty Mom to see her gorgeous Cricut Halloween Card and meet the other Michelle James.  Take some time and look around her blog.  She has great projects.  You can also follow her on her Facbook page.

 

Halloween Card Gift - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love this fun design and it truly makes this Halloween Card into a gift.

 

 

 

Halloween Card Gift - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love this fun design and it truly makes this Halloween Card into a gift.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

Milk-Paint - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love this piece even more now that it has this beautiful Buttermilk Old Fashioned Milk Paint.

 

Halloween Card Gift - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love this fun design and it truly makes this Halloween Card into a gift.

Halloween Labels – Free Printable

Fast, simple Halloween cards created using October 31 $2.99 - www.michellejdesigns.com - #funcards, #halloweenpapercrafts

Halloween Card/Scrapbooking Kit

 

 

10 Comments

  1. Michelle James

    This turned out amazing! Love that it holds chocolate bars! I had so much fun with our first craft corner & look forward to the next one!

    13 . 10 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Yay! Me too. Thanks so much. It was fun to make and can’t wait to do another one for the Christmas Holidays. Yay us with our craft corner. I am excited to get going our our next one too.

      14 . 10 . 2016
  2. Brenda Stukey

    Love this special Halloween card!!
    Your favorite person who doesn’t play well with others!! Haha

    14 . 10 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Brenda!!! I love it too. LOL!

      14 . 10 . 2016
  3. Nancy

    That card is soooo frickin’ cute! (I want somebody to send it to me!)
    And what a great story about the two Michelle James meeting, and having so much in common!
    I’m curious – here does the other MIchelle live?

    Happy Halloween!
    Nancy

    14 . 10 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi Nancy! The other Michelle James lives in Conneticut. She is super nice! I really would love to meet her in person. I am so glad you like the card. It was a fun one.

      14 . 10 . 2016
  4. Carolann

    Love this Michelle. You did such a professional job! I am in awe of your skill. Love it!

    14 . 10 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Carolann! That is very nice of you to say. I think it turned out really nice and can’t wait to give it to someone special!

      14 . 10 . 2016
  5. Crystal

    Wow, this card turned out beyond beautifully! Thanks for sharing your mad skills with us #homemattersparty

    27 . 10 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Crystal. It was a fun one to make.

      28 . 10 . 2016

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