One of the appeals of Project Life for me is that it is much quicker than traditional scrapbooking. That being said, I still love to make my own handmade Project Life cards. Even better when they are quick and easy to make! You can’t get much easier than the cards I want to share with you today. I used an orange chevron patterned paper and added black silhouette die cuts to make a few cute cards that will look great on any Halloween pocket layouts.
Although the cards I have to share with you are for Halloween, this is easily adaptable to any theme. For example, you could use a red or green chevron background along with silhouette Christmas shapes to make cards for Christmas. I am going to be making some with brown chevron paper and leaf silhouettes to use for fall pictures.
For my Halloween cards, I didn’t have any orange chevron paper, so I did a quick search for printable chevron papers. Snack Cups and Smiles has a free download for 4 different Halloween chevron papers so that is what I used on this project. I used Paint.net to print the paper in a 3.5 x 5 inch size and got 4 images per sheet of white cardstock. Then I used my 3×4 die to cut the cards.
Then I raided my dies and Cricut cartridges to see what shapes I had access to that would work for Halloween. Cut your desired shapes from black cardstock for the silhouette effect. Quick and simple!
The Jack-o-lantern shape for this handmade Project Life card was made with the Cottage Cutz Pumpkin Carving 4×4 die and my Sizzix Big Kick die cut machine.
The Ghost shape for this card was made with the Sizzix Ghosts #2 die. It has 2 different sized ghosts on the die and I used the smaller one.
The other two cards I made with my Cricut machine. Although I don’t have any cartridges that are solely for Halloween, I did discover a few Halloween shapes in the ones I already own.
The Spider card was made with the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge with the size dial set at 2 inches. The Doodlecharms cartridge is a versatile cartridge to have in your library because it has shapes for all the major holidays and events throughout the year.
The Witch card was made with the Celebrate With Flourish cartridge with the size dial set at 3 inches. This is another good cartridge to add to your collection as it has a lot of holiday shapes on it and they are a bit more elegant with a lot of swirls and scrolls.
If you have the Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge, that also has quite a few Halloween shapes on it that you could use for making filler cards.
I really like the look of silhouette shapes with the chevron paper and will definitely be making more for other holidays. For more ideas, be sure to check out all our handmade Project Life card ideas. So tell me… what have you been scrapbooking lately?