Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Jack-o-lantern card

 The other day I made a Jack-o-lantern shaped card, and I want to share how it made it. 

This is the card....

You can use this technique with any larger shaped die. Tim Holtz showed this technique a few times in the past, and it is always fun to create "odd" shaped cards like this. 

You need a larger simple outline die, I used the Pumpkin Jack one. 

I am fortunate enough to still have a stash of the kraft core nostalgic collection and I used the orange for my Jack. For the stem I use a brown cardstock and for the face the blackout kraft core.

I fold the card in half and cut to fit my sizzix machine. This is the trick to make the card. This is how you cut the front and back at the same time. 

To create the card make sure that you don't cut the card all the way around. Leave a bit of the blade exposed on the left side, this way the front and back stay attached.

Here you see where I left the "hinge" of the card.

See? A pumpkin shaped card!

I cut the stem in brown and used this mover and shaper set to cut the face.

I scored some lines on my pumpkin with a bonefolder, this to creates some dimension and interest.

To give it a nice distressed look I sanded all the elements. This is where kraft core shines!

See what I mean? This is when kraft core comes alive.

I use a finger dauber to ink up my scored lines, this to emphasize the shape of a pumpkin.

Inking the edges of all the elements warms it up and gives it a nice nostalgic look.

To finish it off I stamped my sentiments and the card is ready.

Thank you so much for stepping by and taking the time to read it. It has been a while since I blogged as inspiration was a bit absent. But I hope to do it a bit more again.

Take care and keep your craft on.



  1. It’s been FAAAAR too long since I visited your blog, so when I saw you were going to post your step-by-step tutorial for this awesome make, I could hardly wait!!! You know, I hadn’t thought of that cool folding-before-die-cutting technique in quite some, I can’t wait (to finish the project I’m on) to start going through my Bigz dies to see whick ones I can use that way!!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» You are an inspiration that I just can’t do without, Freddie-Girl!!! Terrific directions, by the always have such a way, about showing your work, that makes me really feel I can do it, too ♥️ Thank you!

    1. Thank you so so much for your kind words. They mean the world to me xox

  2. Omg girl it looks so easy if you explain it like this ... awesome!!!!! ... kind regards Christiana

    1. You are too kind. Sometimes the trick is just to know how something is done. That way it is always easier ;) xxx

  3. Love this idea Freddie. Going to have a look at my dies....❤️❤️ Thanks for the inspo my lovely 😘😘

    1. Thank you for inspiring me to write this post 😘😘😘

  4. πŸ–€πŸ§‘Hey, Doll! πŸ§‘πŸ–€ Look what I just came across, as I was strolling through my favorite inspiration pages, this morning! πŸŽƒ