Elle's Studio: Halloween Trick or Treat! Shaker Cards

Hi Friends! 

Welcome back for moreElle's Studio inspiration!
Today I am sharing two spook-tacular Halloween greeting cards using the fabulous 
October Kit & new releases!

Say BOO!!! 
Aren't they just the cutest?!

Other: Black cardstock, circle cutter tool, cellophane/glassine bags, SpiegelMom Scraps sequins, enamel dots.

Halloween is all about the element of surprise, and having fun! 
And nothing screams childhood fun like a pocket (err, shaker pocket) full of candy! 

This card will have your recipients guessing if it's a trick or a treat, as it is such a fabulous card but you can't eat the candy, ha! Perfect sentiment for Halloween! 

Shaker pocket cards are really easy to create and give your cards that extra wow factor! 
Okay, enough of the chatter...  
Hocus Pocus, it's time to focus!

For these cards, I used two sheets of black cardstock. I cut each piece to the following specifications: 10" x 7"  to create the cards, plus a 5" x 7" sheet to create the shaker window. 
I scored & folded the 10" x 7" sheets of card at the 5" mark to create the card bases. 
For the card fronts, I used a circle cutting tool to cut a large circle window at the top of the 5" x 7" sheets of cardstock.

For this particular card, I placed the Halloween Acrylic Treats into a cellophane bag, and then sealed it off. I used hot glue to back this bag of sweet treats to the circle window, and then positioned one of the Home Sweet Home pattern papers behind it all. I love the added interest of the pattern paper behind the window. So much more interesting (& fun) than the plain black cardstock! 

While I had this pattern paper handy, I also added a trim of it to both the top & bottom of my card front. I overlapped this pattern paper with another trim, this time cut from one of the 6' x 4" Halloween Journaling Tags. I added lots of the Halloween Puffy Stickers to embellish, & then adhered it all to one of the 5" x 7" card fronts. 

For the spooky boo card, I used the same techniques but replaced the Halloween Acrylic Treats with some black and silver star sequins from my stash. I also used another pattern paper from the Home Sweet Home Paper Stack to back my circle window, and trim the top & bottom of the card front.

I embellished with the ghosts and pumpkins from the Halloween Puffy Stickers, and then added the Boo! title with the Candy Corn Puffy Alphabet Stickers. Those alphas are the best! 

For finishing touches, I foam mounted one of the October Labels and added the A spooktacular time Halloween Puffy Sticker sentiment, as well a scattering of orange enamel dots from my stash.

And there you have it! 
Trick or Treat greeting cards that scream fun!
I hope I have put a spell on you to get creating some frightfully fun cards!

Happy Halloween!

Til next time, 

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