5 Ideas for Using the Halloween Night DSP for Non-Halloween Cards

Nov 8, 2016 | Cards

Even though Halloween is over, it doesn’t mean you have to put away your Halloween Night Designer Series Paper until next year.  Some of the patterns are perfect for other occasions, and you would never know the paper came from a Halloween theme pack.  Today, I want to share with you 5 cards that use the Halloween Night DSP for non-Halloween cards.

5 Ideas for Using the Halloween Night DSP for Non-Halloween Cards

Two of the cards use a bold Pumpkin Pie pattern to create a fall inspired look.  The first pattern, the orange stripes, is paired with a Crumb Cake base.  The sentiment is stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink on a scrap of white cardstock.  After using the Decorative Label punch on it, I stamped the tiny leaf image a few times with Crumb Cake ink and sponged some of that ink around the edges.

5 Ideas for Using the Halloween Night DSP for Non-Halloween Cards – Don't get rid of your Halloween Night papers just yet...use some to create cards for any occasion. | #mackenziemakes #makewithme #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

5 Ideas for Using the Halloween Night DSP for Non-Halloween Cards – Don't get rid of your Halloween Night papers just yet...use some to create cards for any occasion. | #mackenziemakes #makewithme #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

The second card uses the orange grid pattern on a white card base.  I stamped the main portion of the sentiment on a 3″ x 3″ piece of white cardstock, at an angle, with Chocolate Chip ink.  The small leaf and acorn image uses the same ink, only stamped off before adding to the tip of the square.  The “time of year” banner image is stamped on a scrap piece and die cut out.

5 Ideas for Using the Halloween Night DSP for Non-Halloween Cards – Don't get rid of your Halloween Night papers just yet...use some to create cards for any occasion. | #mackenziemakes #makewithme #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

5 Ideas for Using the Halloween Night DSP for Non-Halloween Cards – Don't get rid of your Halloween Night papers just yet...use some to create cards for any occasion. | #mackenziemakes #makewithme #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

For the next card, I used the silver foil dot pattern.  It reminded me of falling snow, so I decided to use it for a Christmas card.  I cut the pattern paper to 3″ x 4″ and rounded the corners.  The trees are stamped with Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, and Sweet Sugarplum ink, and die cut out.  The large sentiment tree is layered above the other trees with dimensionals.

5 Ideas for Using the Halloween Night DSP for Non-Halloween Cards – Don't get rid of your Halloween Night papers just yet...use some to create cards for any occasion. | #mackenziemakes #makewithme #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

5 Ideas for Using the Halloween Night DSP for Non-Halloween Cards – Don't get rid of your Halloween Night papers just yet...use some to create cards for any occasion. | #mackenziemakes #makewithme #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

Birthdays came to mind when I saw the tiny Pumpkin Pie and Basic Gray dot pattern.  The pattern is used to make a full layer for the base (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  I made a banner with a 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and a 2″ x 4″ piece of Basic Gray cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment and cake image on the Pumpkin Pie piece with Basic Black ink, I also wrapped some of the orange and black twine around this piece a few times and tied it in a knot.

5 Ideas for Using the Halloween Night DSP for Non-Halloween Cards – Don't get rid of your Halloween Night papers just yet...use some to create cards for any occasion. | #mackenziemakes #makewithme #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

5 Ideas for Using the Halloween Night DSP for Non-Halloween Cards – Don't get rid of your Halloween Night papers just yet...use some to create cards for any occasion. | #mackenziemakes #makewithme #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

The final card I made uses the gray herringbone pattern.  I stamped the jar and floral images on white cardstock and die cut out.  I layered them together and adhered it to the card with dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped on a thin banner piece and attached to the card, layering the right side under the jar.

5 Ideas for Using the Halloween Night DSP for Non-Halloween Cards – Don't get rid of your Halloween Night papers just yet...use some to create cards for any occasion. | #mackenziemakes #makewithme #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

5 Ideas for Using the Halloween Night DSP for Non-Halloween Cards – Don't get rid of your Halloween Night papers just yet...use some to create cards for any occasion. | #mackenziemakes #makewithme #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

Just because a pack of Designer Series Paper comes labeled for a certain theme, does not mean that the papers can only be used for that theme.  I hope you are inspired to use up some paper to create cards in an unexpected way.

As usual, the list of supplies I used in today’s cards can be found at the bottom of this post.  You can shop online anytime by clicking here or on any of the product links below.  Use the Host Code: GKEG3KN9 (only for November 2016) and receive a special thank you from me (and check out this page if you need any help ordering online).

~ Mackenzie

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