This Haunted House Easel Card was inspired after I saw all the Christmas House Cards on Pinterest. I thought it would be fun to make a haunted house card! This card has lots of layers on the front so get your gluing face ready!
The layers are off center a little. I did this on purpose and makes the house look spookier. This card fits in an A7 envelope but you can also make your own coordinating envelope using this tutorial.
What you need:
Paper Selection For the Haunted House Easel Card
I chose to use solid cardstock. The base needs to be double sided and fairly heavy (110 lb. wt. at least) but the rest does not. You could use patterned or glitter paper like I did with the white and for any of the embellishments. Just make sure that the writing and drawing shows up on the paper. Glitter paper does not take the pen easily so avoid using that for the base card. Choose anything you would like.
Have problems finding coordinating colors for your projects? Check out “Coloring Your Designs” in the resource library. It gives a simple lesson in color theory.
Cutting the Haunted House Easel Card
The cricut will do the writing on the card. I used a silver pen. The font I used was Crows and it is available at Dafont.
There are a lot of little pieces in this project. Be careful not to lose them while cutting the rest of the project!
Assembling the Haunted House Easel Card
First, re-crease the fold lines to make sure they work properly. Then glue all the embellishments together. Look at the picture to see where everything goes. The pieces are a little off center in some places. This was done on purpose to give the card a “scarier” feel.
Next glue the bottom part of the haunted house cover part to the matching part of the top section of the base card. This is your easel. Do not glue it past the fold line or your card wont work right. Finally, stick the little green spider on with foam tape so that it sits a little higher than the base of the card. This is your catch for the easel.
Your Haunted House Easel Card is now done. Enjoy! The card folds flat to ship and fits in an A7 envelope.
Fun Facts About Haunted Houses
- The first documented haunted attraction was the Orton and Spooner Ghost House in 1915, which was part of the Edwardian Fair in England.
- Ghost, demons, and the devil (oh my!) were portrayed a plenty throughout the rise of live theater during The Renaissance, which would later inspire future haunted houses.
- Whether or not you believe in ghosts (42 percent of Americans do believe!), you should know that, generally speaking, Realtors are required to tell you if the home you are buying has a reputation for being haunted.
- If you do find yourself living in a haunted house, you could always attempt to purge the spirits. Start by simply asking the ghosts or spirits to leave.