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How to make a pumpkin Halloween card

halloween card

Hanging a grinning pumpkin in a dark circular window is simple to make and creates a fun, scary Halloween card.


  • Black card
  • Orange card
  • Yellow vellum
  • Green brush marker
  • Black thread
  • PVA glue
  • Glue dots
  • Pencil
  • Soft eraser
  • Circle punch
  • Scissors
  • Die-cutting machine 

Download the Halloween card instructions PDF

halloween pdf



Using the die-cutting machine, cut out two jack-o-lanterns (if you are using textured card, turn the card over for one lantern, so you will have a textured front and back.)


Carefully push out the perforated sections of the pumpkins. Using the green brush marker, paint the leaves on the top.


Using the sticky-dots tape, attach the back of one lantern to a piece of yellow vellum.


Trim the vellum even with the lantern edge. Glue black thread to the back of the other lantern with PVA, then stick both lanterns together, textured side out if using textured card.


Using the circle cutter , punch an aperture in a black card measuring 14.5 x 11cm (558 x 41⁄4in) when folded. Hang the jack-o-lantern from the thread to check which way it turns.


When you are happy with its position inside the card, glue the thread above the aperture with PVA, then trim the thread even with the card edge.


first card making bookThe content on this page is taken from First Card Making, published by Collins & Brown. 

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