Spooky Tree Card for Halloween using the Stampin Up Sheltering Tree set!

I believe you can make great holiday cards from your “everyday” stamps. I wanted to make a spooky tree card using the non-holiday Sheltering Tree set!

Recently, I used the Beautiful You stamp set from Stampin Up to make a fabulous halloween card. And you can bet I’ll be posting more halloween ideas for the next couple of weeks, so I hope you hit the follow button if you haven’t already!

This is yet another example of using everyday stamps for great holiday cards:
purple halloween card with sheltering tree stamp
Using the Sheltering Tree stamp and the grass from the Enjoy Life set, I was able to make a spooky halloween card, and this card turned out spookier than I expected! See below for how to make one, too.


Spooky Tree Card Steps:

  1. Cut the black cardstock in half to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half for your card base.
    • Cut a 4″ x 1″ strip and reserve for later.
  2. Next, cut the white cardstock to 5 1/4″ x 4″.
  3. Stamp the grass from the Enjoy Life set on the white piece in black, and heat emboss. Stamp and emboss your halloween sentiment, too.
  4. Sponge a few smudges of Berry Burst on the white piece, over the embossed grass and sentiment, then sponge Gorgeous Grape over the pink.
  5. Stamp your sheltering tree (without the leaves of course!) in black.
  6. Use glue dots to stick the black card stock strip below the grass, and adhere the ribbon over it and around the back.
  7. Adhere stamped piece to the black card base. Add bat stickers (or stamp them)!

I’m playing along with the following challenges:

I hope this halloween tutorial inspired you! I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Happy Crafting!

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8 Responses

  1. Sherri Thacker says:

    I love your spooky background! Perfect for Halloween! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy.

  2. pinky says:

    Excellent background Laura, makes a brilliantly spooky card!

  3. Hi Laura! What a fun card and I love the background you created too! Thanks so much for joining my Happy Halloween blog challenge and good luck 🙂
    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  4. Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges next time!

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