• Sharni Haines

12 Weeks of Halloween - Week 4

A warm hello to my spook loving friends! Week 4 already of my 12 Weeks of Halloween. And do I have a special doozy for you this week!

It's a Halloween Party Invitation in the form of a book. Or a card that looks like a book!

Every second year, I host a Halloween Card Class followed by a sit down festive lunch. Everyone dresses up and we have a fantastic time! This year, I have created a fun little invitation to get the creative juices flowing and will be delivering these invites to all my ladies who are coming to my class.

And....the exciting thing is, today the Holiday catalogue goes live!! Yah! So anyone can order whatever they want.

You can check out the Holiday Catalogue HERE.




These Book Cards measure 9.5" x 6" when finished. I got the pattern from scrapbookgirl.typepad.com and turned it into a Halloween theme. I I used Monster Bash DSP from the Holiday Catalogue (p.54) throughout the project. The ribbon you can see is the new Basic Black Scalloped Edge, it's so soft and easy to tie bows with.




For the cover and inside, I stamped with The Raven Stamp Set (p.55) and used Black Embossing Powder for all of it. Don't you just love the pattern on the paper?



Here is a short video showing you the inside of the Book Card.




Inside the Book Card, there is a spooky surprise! A collection of Halloween themed items...a small skeleton, a bat and a jar which will be filled some lollies once I can find the correct size and colour. Underneath all that is also the actual invitation.




The invitation was typed up on the computer and then I sponged the edges and glued it to some DSP.

You can see the background DSP in the bottom of the box - I scrunched up the paper then rubbed my Crumb Cake ink pad straight over it and some of the shimmery Golden Glitz Metallic Ink (p.16).




The inside front cover has a funny portrait framed in Rococo Rose that was cut out with the Ornate Frames (p.53) and the mounted on some Basic Black that was sponged with the Metallic Gold ink.

The sentiment was embossed with black embossing powder.




Here is the full tutorial on how I made this Halloween Party Invitation Book.




Well that's all from me today, thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my project.

Take care....and bewear! (he he)

loves & hugs,

Sharni. x

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