This Halloween Wiper Card has a scary ghostly surprise when open! Make this card for your favorite ghoul or ghost and tell them to have a great time trick or treating!
The card fits into a regular long business envelope for mailing when closed down like in the second picture. Or you can make a custom envelope with a liner with my envelope tutorial.
You will need:
I did this Halloween Wiper card in traditional Halloween colors. I used this great patterned paper in place of the grey. The base card needs to be 65 lb weight or heavier an it doesn’t have to be two sided. The embellishments can be any weight.
Cutting the card
Cut the card and the Cricut will do the writing on the grass. I used a silver gel pen from Uniball for the text. I love their white, gold and silver pens. You can buy all three in the same pack and they always write well.
The font I used is called Akronium. It is a Google Font and has a free license. Get it and other Google Fonts here
The curls on the haunted house don’t always cut out well. If this happens, just cut them off , like in the example above.
Assembling the Graduation Wiper Card
First re-crease all the folds. The two base cards fit together with the smaller sections on opposite ends. First, glue the end smaller section to the back of the other base on the large end forming a “box” with a tab at each end.
Then attach the wiper to the inside small section on the left by gluing gluing it like in the picture below.
Next, attach the embellishments on the overlay pieces. On the front the layers are from back to front: Moon, House, gravestones, grass and then the witch. And then attach the overlay pieces to the card base. Look at the picture if you need help. Finally attach the ghost to the wiper. Make sure that it doesn’t hang over the left side or it will stick out the top of the card.
Tuck the wiper in and press the card closed. When opened the wiper will pop up. Trial the card a few times to make sure everything works properly before putting it in the envelope.
And your Halloween Wiper Card is done!