Saturday Evening Post Halloween Card with Ribbon Medallion

Saturday Evening Post Halloween Card with Ribbon Medallion

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

Do you remember the magazine, The Saturday Evening Post?  They were famous for their amazing cover art, much of it done by Norman Rockwell.  I’ve always loved this Graphic 45 “A Place in Time” Halloween image which uses one of his famous covers, and decided to make just one more Halloween card because, let’s face it, Halloween cards are fun to make!


This image just makes me grin from ear to ear! Especially when paired up with my newest ribbon crush, Black and White Houndstooth Ribbon.  This ribbon is soooo luxurious and ties the most beautiful bows.  They are spook-tacular!


I topped this with a loopy string bow made with orange and black burlap and a gorgeous trellis rose that I inked up with some chalk inks and spritzed with gold glitter spray.


I also made a cute ribbon medallion using one of the cardstock stickers and orange canvas color band ribbon.  This is easy as pie to do.  Just punch out a couple of heavy cardstock circles (my circle punch is 1 3/8″ in diameter, and that seemed just about right).  Glue the circles together.  Run 1/8″ wide Scor-Tape around the perimeter of the circle and stick the inside edge of your ribbon to it, gathering it as you go.  Use Scor-tape or a glue dot to secure the cut end of the ribbon to the center of the chipboard circles.  Then, adhere your chipboard sticker with some foam adhesive and press down to secure.  I punched holes in the button and tied a burlap string bow through the center.   I love the way this balances out the card.


Here’s another look at that fabby bow tied with my Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool.  If you don’t have this tool, maybe the Great Pumpkin will bring it to you for Halloween!  If you have it, but you haven’t figured out how to use it, be sure to watch Bonnie’s easy to follow videos on the Really Reasonable Ribbon YouTube Channel.  You’ll be tying bows like a pro in no time!


Here’s a peeky at the inside of this cute card.  The patterned papers are all from the October Place in Time sheets from Graphic 45.

Hope you have a super weekend, and thanks for stopping by!



7 thoughts on “Saturday Evening Post Halloween Card with Ribbon Medallion

  1. Carol

    Such a fun card Kathy I love all the characters on the Graphic 45 you’ve used here. The colours are so vibrant and the ribbons are gorgeous. Inside a little surprise to. Enjoy your weekend x

  2. Candy Colwell

    Kathy…this is an adorable card. I love Norman Rockeell images. So iconic. You’ve done such a great job of showcasing this Halloween piece with the layers and ribbons you’ve used. Your card interior is so cute, too.

  3. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, A cute card. I too love Norman Rockwell, he was an inspiration to me to learn to draw. His covers were so realistic, and heartwarming. Wish I had saved all the covers from when I was a kid..He depicted life and feelings, with a few chuckles sometimes. thanks for sharing this memory and for you darling creation….hugs

  4. Judy B

    Who didn’t like Norman Rockwell’s covers on the Post? It still evokes memories of a time when we all ate together at the table and shared our day. Your card is another amazing project Kathy. I am always loving everything you make. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with us.

  5. soozyb2013

    Another piece of art Kathy. I used to love Saturday Evening Post covers. Norman Rockwell was indeed a lovely artist. Really capturing what was going on in his paintings. 🙂 Thanks for this one Kathy and have a lovely weekend.

  6. Carol Sterenstein

    I love how you layer paper and fabric and ephemera, Kathy, into such a creative, colorful palatte! The combination of patterns and colors presents something ‘new’ to see everytime I visit your creations. Just as my mother and aunt would flip through The Ladies Home Journal for ideas when I was a child, I flip through your designs and I never fail to ‘close the book’ feeling my day is just a little bit brighter for the journey I’ve taken. Thanks so much and have a super wonderful weekend!

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