Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Witches Brew Shaker Card

Hello, Friends, A funny thing happened on the way home from the Witches Ball.  I  must have had a sip too many of that delicious Witches Brew and fell off my broomstick.  Good thing my Black Cat was along as my designated driver, right?  I have been having a frightfully fabulous time playing with the Twilight collection, and thought I'd share this super fun shaker card with you today.

This 5" x 7" top fold card features a shaker box made with a die cut frame.  I've surrounded it with handmade rosettes, Halloween die cuts, and a mixed media altered broom.

To create the witch legs, die cut them first from the stripe patterned paper.  Then die cut just the boots from the bones paper, trim to fit and adhere.  The witch hat, boots and bats are all brushed with Stickles.  Glue the legs upside down behind the rosette.  Then mat the BOO sticker on Black Jack and Orange Blossom cardstock.  Insert a quilting pin in the back layer of paper, then insert behind the rosette.  Flue the toe of one boot in the corner of the sign to hold everything in place.

The broom started life as a dollhouse miniature mop.  A little mixed media magic upgraded it to a broomstick any witch would be proud to fly.  To alter it, wrap the handle with a scrap of designer paper.  Then dip the mop into glimmer mist and heat dry.  Use a paintbrush to apply Stickles, and while they are still wet, sprinkle with Distress Dry Glitter.  

The inside of the card is where the party is really going on.  I've created an accordion fold folio on the top half of the card.  Here's how:

  • First, cut two sheets of Black Jack Spectrum cardstock to measure 12" x 6 1/2".  
  • Join the two short sides together with 1/2" Scor-Tape.
  • Score every 4 1/2" all down the length of the paper strip.
  • Accordion fold.
  • Flip the small panel that will be on the far right to the front to serve as a flap.
  • Attach ribbon to the back side with Scor-tape. Tie a bow to hold everything in place.
  • Adhere the folio to the card base.
  • Line the panels with patterned paper.
  • Mat the sticker on Black Jack Cardstock and adhere on the right hand flap.

Create a pocket on the bottom half of the card and tuck in a little treat wallet.

This is the perfect spot to write your ghostly greeting and tuck in a small treat.

I hope I've shared some ideas that you can use to help you get your Halloween on.  You'll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!


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