If DIY Halloween cards are your thing, you will love today’s project!

Even though Halloween isn’t typically a “card sending” holiday, I know people love seeing and making DIY Halloween cards. I just love the idea of little owls getting dressed up in costumes so I had to put this little feathered friend into a witch hat and get her ready for some trick or treating! I am not a huge fan of spooky cards so I think this card is a perfect way to put a little smile on someone’s face.

DIY Halloween cards made with lots of details thanks to dies from Rubbernecker

The Card Base and Grass

  • Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base and a pale blue 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer.
  • Attach the blue layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Use green cardstock to cut two sections of grass.
  • Attach grass section to the card front using ATG adhesive.
  • Use a strips of mounting tape to attach the front grass section to the card front.

The Tree and Fence

  • Cut the tree and two fence sections using woodgrain cardstock.
  • Attach the two fence sections together using glossy accents.
  • Use brown ink and a wet baby wipe to color the tree and fence.

Baby Wipe Tree Inking

  • Tuck the fence section in behind the front grass section and attach using small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the pickets and double stick tape along the bottom.
  • Use green, orange and red cardstock to cut several leaves, place them face up on the molding pad and form them using the leaf tool.
  • Attach a sparse amount of leaves to the tree in a random manner.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the tree trunk and up the larges main branch and tiny pop dots to a few leaf backs and attach it to the card front.

make some cute, not spooky DIY Halloween cards with cute die cut owls and their little costumes from Rubbernecker

The Owl and Jack-o-lanterns

  • Use dark gray, light gray, white and black cardstock to cut the owl and witch hat.
  • Color the hat band, beak and feet using a bright orange marker.
  • Assemble the main pieces of the owl and witch hat and attach them together using glossy accents and small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Cut the jack-o-lanterns using bright orange and black cardstock.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the jack-o-lanterns features to the pumpkins.
  • Use a large piece of mounting tape to attach the owl to the card front.
  • Tuck the jack-o-lanterns behind the grass and under the owl wings and attach using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Cut a couple sections of the vines, tuck them in behind the pumpkins and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish by a few falling leaves to the scene using glossy accents.

For more owl inspiration check out this Cute Halloween Card with Owls that I made last year.  It was made with three owls and three different Halloween costumes.  And for a little more owl inspiration take a look at my Cute Owl Christmas card. The owl was dressed in a Christmas very cute tree costume.  

Look at the details on this pick of DIY Halloween cards - they are all from using dies from Rubbernecker
If you are thinking about putting together some DIY Halloween cards, be sure to grab the owls and Halloween add-ons die sets because you can really go to town making an assortment of cute characters. This way you can send special cards to special people that are ALL treat and no trick!

 
Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5335-01D Build an Owl Die
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5335-02D Owl Halloween add on’s Die
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5401-02D Large Garden Fence Die
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5403D Half Tree Die
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5334-06D Jack-o-lanterns Die
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Scor-Tape .25″X27yd
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Glossy Accents .5oz
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Amazon.com : Ohuhu Alcohol Brush…
[ AMZUS ]
Woodgrain Embossed 110 lb Tan – 10…
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com: Scotch CAT 085 Advanced…
[ AMZUS ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
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Amazon.com: Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
[ AMZUS ]
 

If you are thinking about putting together some DIY Halloween cards, be sure to grab the owls and Halloween add-ons die sets because you can really go to town making an assortment of cute characters. This way you can send special cards to special people that are ALL treat and no trick!