Halloween Day 13: Tombstone Accordion Card

Card Measurements, Supply List, and printable PDF tutorial for this project are found at the bottom of this blog post.

Happy Halloween! Halloween is here and I had a fun time creating projects to celebrate! Today’s Day 13 of my 13 Days of Halloween is a Tombstone Accordion card. This card is attached to the back half of the tombstone treat box leaving room to include a piece of candy or two as well.

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Start with putting together a Tombstone Treat Box. Die cut a Black Glitter Paper spider web with the Frightful Tags dies and snip it a part with paper snips. Fussy cut out Cute Halloween DSP ghosts with paper snips. Cut a piece of Metallic Mesh ribbon. Cut a Basic Gray cs panel and dry emboss it with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. Use Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the embossed panel – leaving the center clear for the ribbon (and place the ribbon between the Dimensionals) to the tombstone front. Add the spider webs and tuck two ghosts under & one to the panel on the tombstone front. Stamp the sentiment from the Cutest Halloween stamp set in Memento Black ink on a 1/2″ strip of Basic White cs and then fussy cut it to separate the sentiment. Use the Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to add color to the edges of the sentiments panels and then add them to the embossed panel with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Cut and score a Basic Gray cs inside accordion card.

Cut and glue on the Cute Halloween DSP panels on both sides of the accordion card. Die cut three Basic White cs tags, Black Glitter paper spider webs, and a Black Glitter paper tab with the Frightful Tags dies. Cut a Basic White cs sentiment panel. Stamp the sentiments on the tags and sentiment panel with Memento Black ink.

Build the accordion card by gluing on all the pieces – remember that the shortest panel is the front where you glue the tab and the back panel will be glued to the inside of the back half of tombstone treat box with the sentiment panel on the front of that last panel.

Wrap the ribbon around the treat box and tie in a bow.

I did add a Cute Halloween fussy cut skull to the back of the tombstone treat box to pull the theme through.

I also added the Stampin’ Up! copyright stamp from the Handmade for You stamp set to adhere to the Angel Policy.

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween Day 13 Tombstone Accordion card. I hope you & yours have a safe and fabulous Halloween! You can order the Tombstone Treat Boxes, Cute Halloween DSP, Frightfully Cute Bundle, Cutest Halloween Bundle, and Black Glitter Paper in my Online Store. And don’t forget to order $30+ using the NPV7R239 Host Code by Sunday – tonight – October 31st (9:59pst) to get the two make-n-take card kits for these cards.

Project Measurements:

Tombstone Treat Box:
Black Glitter Paper spider web – die cut with the Frightful Tags Dies and cut in half with paper snips.
Cute Halloween DSP ghosts – fussy cut 3 DSP ghosts with paper snips.
Embossed Basic Gray cs panel – 1 5/8″ x 2 3/4″.
Basic White cs sentiment panels – 1/2″ and fussy cut into two pieces with paper snips.
Cute Halloween DSP skull- fussy cut for the back tombstone.
Metallic Mesh Ribbon – 20″

Inside Accordion card:
Basic Gray cs card base – 3 3/4″ x 11″scored at 2″, 4 1/4″, 6 1/2″, 8 3/4″.
Cute Halloween DSP panels – two at 3″ x 1 3/4″ and six at 3″ x 2″.
Basic White cs sentiment panel – 3″ x 2″.
Basic White cs labels – three die cut with the Frightful Tags dies.
Black Glitter Paper spider webs – two die cut with Frightful Tags dies
cut in half with paper snips.
Cute Halloween DSP pieces – many fussy cut ghosts, skulls, grave stones, a cat, & pumpkin fussy cut with paper snips.
Black Glitter paper tab – die cut with the Frightful Tags dies.
Cute Halloween DSP strip – 3″ x 1/2″.
DSP = Designer Series Paper
cs = cardstock

Product List

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  1. This is such a fun idea! Love it!

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