Floating Pumpkin Halloween Card with Acetate Sheet

This Floating Pumpkin Halloween Card celebrates Fall! It uses an acetate window sheet, which isn’t just for shaker cards. See how to make one of these cards here.

Floating Pumpkin Halloween Card fall paper and window sheet acetate for float effect diecut pumpkins trick or treat

When I have designer series paper, or DSP, that I absolutely love, I’ll often create my card around it instead of the other way around. The coordinating colors in the paper help determine the cardstock and the theme.

Similarly, the falling and floating leaves in this DSP from the host pack Celebrate Everything gave me the idea for this pumpkin!

While the window acetate sheets are often used for shaker cards, we can use them to make floating elements like this pumpkin, too!

Floating Pumpkin Halloween Card closed fall paper and window sheet acetate for float effect

TIP: Window sheets aren’t just for shaker cards; try using one for a floating element!

See below for how to create a halloween card with a floating pumpkin:


How to make a Floating Pumpkin Halloween Card:

Cut your cardstock:

  • Pumpkin Pie
    • 4-1/4” x 8-1/2”, scored at 5-1/2”. Then cut 1-1/2” off from the short edge and save it.
    • Scraps for pumpkin
  • Basic Black: 2 pieces 4-1/8” x 1-3/8”
  • DSP: 2 pieces 4” x 1-1/4”
  • Window Acetate Sheet: 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”

Next Step:

  • Adhere each of the DSP pieces to a black piece. Then glue one to the top flap of your card, and the other to the Pumpkin Pie piece you cut off and saved. This will be the bottom of your card front.
  • Then apply adhesive to the top of your window acetate sheet and adhere it flush behind the front flap. Next, apply adhesive to the bottom of your window acetate sheet and press the bottom piece of your card front flush to the bottom.

Make the Pumpkin Float:

  • Die-cut three ovals from Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Stamp one of the ovals with your sentiment (This Trick or Treat stamp is from the September 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit, Spooky Treats). Glue the other two ovals to the back of either side of the middle stamped oval to make the pumpkin.
  • Using glue dots, adhere your pumpkin to the front of your card.

Supplies for this Floating Pumpkin Halloween Card:

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How about making a few similar projects for celebrating Fall and Halloween? Click on the images below to find the tutorials!

Watercolor smooching falling leaves card detail
Willow Tree Halloween Card created with colored gingham ribbon and non holiday stampin up stamps
Halloween cocktail card trick or treat stampin up black glitter paper

Happy Crafting!

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