Today I’m sharing a Z Fold Box spooky house Halloween card made using several of the newly released dies by Rubbernecker Stamps. I have so much fun creating Z Fold cards because they allow for so much more dimensional landscape than a regular flat card front. For this project I used the Spooky House, Spooky Tree, Wrought Iron Fence, Deckle Hills, Ghosts, Witches and Pumpkins and Ivy die sets.
Card Base and Box
- Use the pre-scored Easel card kit to create the base.
- Cut 2 2.5″ x 4.00″ purple layers and one 5.25″ x 4.00″ layer and attach them to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Cut and 11.00″ x 1.50″ Deckle Hill layer using green cardstock. Note: place the strip of green cardstock on the cutting platform, place the die at one end and run through the machine. Place the die where the first die cut ended, line it up and run through the machine a second time.
- Score the grass layer at 5.50″ and 8.25″.
- Cut four sections of the wrought iron fence and attach them together using glossy accents.
- Measure and cut a strip of fence to fit across the front portion of the grass layer, apply glossy accents to the front of the fence and tuck it in behind the grass layer and attach.
- Measure and cut two small fence sections to fit on the box side and card back, tuck in behind the grass and attach using glossy accents.
- Apply double stick tape on both ends of the back of the grass layer and attach to the card base.
- Cut four grass layers 3.75″ x 1.50″ and score at .50″ on each end. Fold left side forward and the right side backwards.
- Apply double stick tape to the folded tab ends of the grass inserts and attach them inside the box
The Spooky House
- Cut the house using lavender and light green cardstock.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the roof sections and attach to the house.
- Apply Gina K Connect Glue to the back of the windows and door sections and attach to the house. Note: I like to use the Connect glue to attach small pieces like the windows because it dries clear. I still prefer to use Glossy Accents when attaching pieces together like flowers, etc.
- Cut a piece of scrap lavender cardstock to fit on the back of the house to use to secure it to the inner grassy layer and attach the scrap layer and house together using double stick tape.
- Apply several strips of double stick tape to the front of the bottom support section of the house and attach it to the last grass insert layer.
The Spooky Scene Parts and Pieces
- Cut four Spooky Trees.
- Score one of the trees right down the middle and fold in half.
- Apply double stick tape to the left side of the fold and attach it to the inner section of the card base. Make sure the branches on the right side of the tree show in front of the house.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of two of the trees and attach one to the front section and one to the back section of the card base.
- Cut the fourth tree apart and attach the branches to the grass inserts using glossy accents.
- Cut several pumpkins, apply Spiced Marmalade ink using a mini applicator and color the stem using a brown makrer.
- Draw faces on the pumpkins using a black multi-liner marker.
- Form the pumpkins slightly with your fingers and attach to the grass sections using strips of mounting tape.
- Cut a moon circle, attach to the back card base using mounting tape and apply shimmer using a shimmer pen.
- Attach a flying witch to the moon using mounting tape.
- Finish by attaching a few white ghosts to the scene and attach using pieces of mounting tape.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my Z Fold Box Halloween card. It has lots of parts and pieces and was so much fun to make. Check out my Z Fold Card Category if you would like more inspiration. And for more inspiration check out the Pinterest Z Fold Card pages. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good weekend. Here in Florida we are bracing for Hurricane Dorian so I may not be able to post for a while if we lose power. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.