Hey guys! Today, I’m sharing a Halloween/ Fall card and gift tag that I made using the Hip Kit Club October 2017 Main Kit.
The off the page theme this week is Halloween. I was really inspired by this month’s Leaf cut file designed by Kim Watson, so I decided to highlight them in my projects this week. I made a card and a gift tag that could work for both Halloween and fall.
I used my silhouette to cut the leaves on white cardstock. Oh boy did I have a heck of a time with my machine! Needless to say, a few curse words, and several wasted pieces of cardstock later, I cut the leaf cut file a couple of times in different sizes for variation. I backed a bunch of leaves with the Dear Lizzy Stargazer Make a Wish paper (both sides), and the Hip Kit Club exclusive Autumn Breeze Favorite Flannel Paper. I love how thick the Hip Kit Club paper is!
For the background of my card, I die cut some papers from the Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary collection with a stitched rectangle die, and adhered it to a white card base. I added 3 of the cut file leaves. I liked the way some of the leaves looked without pattern paper, and I made sure to attach it only in the middle so I can flip up the edges. I machine stitched through the center of the leaves for added texture. I added the rubber sentiment, and a strip of white cardstock with the date. With just a few more added details, like the Pinkfresh Studio stars and gold splatter, I was able to finish my card. I found the gold polkadot paper gift bag in my stash, and I thought it would be cool to use it as an envelope. It is the perfect size, and I have a little room to slip in a fun size candy! Win win!
I loved the leaves so much, I decided to adhere 3 together with some twine, and attach it to a box of m&ms. (Have you guys tried the white pumpkin pie flavor? They taste like Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes!) Even individually, they would make great gift tags, but together, I really think it jazzes up the candy box! (Bonus: I still have more leaves left over for future projects!)
I also think that the leaves would make cute table setting cards for Thanksgiving. If my family was fancy, I would totally do that, but we’re not! We use paper plates and plastic forks when we have a get together…ha!
That’s it for me today! I hope I have inspired you to get out your silhouette machine, and create some fall projects! Don’t forget to check out the October 2017 Hip Kits! Thanks for stopping by!
You can also find my project on the Hip Kit Club blog here.