Witching Hour Halloween Pop Up Cards

Witching Hour Halloween Pop Up Cards: How to Create a Card Background from Scraps

Hello Friends!  It’s Day Four of Halloween Week and today it’s all about Halloween Pop Up Cards!  If you’ve never made one, you can find a great tutorial HERE.   Pop up cards are a perfect style for Halloween.  They have that “BOO” factor going on, after all.  So today I have a trio of Halloween Pop Up Cards to share with you and a tutorial for making your own cool card backgrounds from scraps.

We all have scraps….and some of us…ahem…have piles of them.  All three backgrounds on these Halloween Pop Up Cards are made with scraps of paper.  I’ve added stitching and vellum to a couple to create a ghostly effect.  The video tutorial below will show you how quick and easy it is to make these backgrounds.  But first, let’s enjoy the cards!

Darla the Witch Halloween Pop Up Card with Reneabouquets

Witching Hour Pop Up Card with Carta Bella Halloween Market Reneabouquet Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Here’s sweet little Darla the Witch, sitting on a pumpkin, waiting for the witching hour. Create this scene faster than you can say “Bibbety, Bobbity, Boo!”

  • First, heat emboss the laser cut Halloween Clock with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel.
  • Then heat emboss the clock hands with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.
  • Adhere foam dimensionals to the back side of the clock.  Choose an area that will be covered up so the dimensionals don’t peek through.
  • Now back Darla the Witch with a double layer of dimensionals and adhere.
  • Wrap the panel with a ribbon border.

  • Next tie gold metallic string over the ribbon and add a word token.
  • Then tuck in some gorgeous flowers and a spooktacular Halloween butterfly.

A Peek Inside

And here’s the pop up feature inside.  So fun to make!

There’s even a fold down flap!  How fun is that?


Halloween Pop Up Cards #2: The Witches Ball

The Witch's Ball Halloween Pop Up Card by Kathy Clement kathy By Design Carta Bella Halloween Market PHoto 01

Now we know what Darla the Witch was thinking about while perched on her pumpkin!  She was wondering what to wear to the annual Witches Ball!

This card background is made exactly like the first sample.  I just didn’t cover it with vellum or add machine stitching.

Darla’s ballgown will be the talk of the town, don’t you think?

  • First, heat emboss the dress mannequin with Allure Hammered Metal Embossing Powder.
  • Once the embossing cools, trace the outside edge onto patterned paper.  Cut this out and adhere behind the mannequin.  This will help the dress to pop off the background.
  • Now add a panel of dark paper to the center of your card.  Create ribbon borders above and below.  This will also help draw the eye to the dress form.

  • Heat emboss a little hanger and suspend the BOO ephemera bit.
  • Die cut the witch hat from scraps of paper and layer together with foam dimensionals.  Adhere in the corner of the BOO banner.
  • Darla’s pet owl is going tot he ball, too.  Someone has to chaperone!
The Pop Up Element

Add a flap to the bottom half of the card.  This doesn’t technically pop up, but it can be folded up for display.  Cute, right?

Create a little sentiment panel behind the flap.

Halloween Pop Up Cards #3:  A Mosaic Tile Background

The third card in this “story” features Darla’s fancy broomstick and a really cool mosaic background made from scraps.

Stitching on a vellum layer gives this card a cool ghostly feel.  Or maybe it’s foggy tonight.  Either way, Darla’s cat will safely navigate all the way to the Witches Ball and back.

This 6″ x 4″ journal card was too large to fit in my 5 1/2″ wide pocket.  So I scored and folded it.  Then I trimmed out an ephemera bit to go on the cover.

The back side has a blank sentiment panel where you can add a ghostly greeting.

How to Create a Spooktacular Background from Scraps

Are you ready to learn how to make frightfully fabulous backgrounds from your scraps?  This short video tutorial will show you how to  make the diagonal stripe background and the mosaic style background.  Of course, you can use this technique with any patterned paper you have in your stash.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

I’ve also listed these Halloween cards in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for stopping by!







12 thoughts on “Witching Hour Halloween Pop Up Cards

  1. soozyb2013

    I have not yet made a pop up card. These are amazing Kathy. I love all the “things” you pack into your projects. Have a great day. 🙂

  2. Susan Steele

    These Halloween card creations are adorable …each and every one of them …inside and out!!! Luv the pop up feature! And all your embellishments are super sweet! Thanks so much for all your inspirations! Now …gotta go catch that tutorial! Hugs, Suzy Q

    1. Susan Steele

      P. S. Luv luv your idea of being able to use some really small scraps! Almost like piecing a quilt together …only using beautiful papers! Thanks so much for that special tip …especially on throwback Thursday! Lol

  3. Charlotte

    Wowzer…that is some paper art. The fun colors and happy theme brings a big smile and a “I wanna make that”. Thank you Kathy.

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you so much, Charlotte! Knowing I’ve inspired a friend to pull our her scissors and papers and glue is the best compliment I could ever receive! Happy crafting! xo

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks, Char! I have to confess…I love making pop up cards almost as much as I love making shaker cards. They are just so fun! Happy Halloween, my friend!

  4. Gena L Krannig

    OMG Kathy! Each and every card is just fantastic! I love them all. I especially like the little witch on the pumpkin. And how cute is that little broom with the cat? You have added so many wonderful embellishments to all of them. I always look forward to your Halloween cards! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks so much, Gena! I had such fun making these sweet cards! I fell in love with Darla the Witch as soon as I saw her! I always look forward to your lovely comments my friend! xo

  5. pattypooh222

    This card is super fabulous. As most all your cards are. I love seeing your work and your blog. Thank you for sharing it.

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