This is the last of my posts on Halloween decorating. Someone asked me a question about using the Jack-o-Lantern punch and what kind of ideas that I had in using it. There are two punches that were available. The EK Success punch that I gave away to my friend. The second punch is the Martha Stewart punch.
The first idea that I had was a flat card that could be used for any number of occasions. A note in a child's lunch. A note left for a loved one around the house. This can be used alone or with a business sized envelope. This is simply a layered card with the punch used on the overlay (the orange layer) that was then glued to the black background. You can use this with any standard envelope or get a nice vellum envelope if you want to dress it up.
The second idea was a simple A2 card that used a purchased fold-over card (in orange) that was then punched and lined with while paper. Once again, this card can be used with a standard white envelope or a vellum envelope.
The third idea was a place card for a dinner party. This is a reverse card that uses the smaller card on the outside in black card stock. This allows you to use a silver or gold marker for the written name. If you are unsure of your handwriting you can reverse the colors and send the orange card stock through the printer for the inking of the name of the dinner guests.
The final idea was using the Martha Steward punch which is an anywhere punch that allows you to punch anywhere on the page. I am not a fan of this punch because you can't see where on the page you are punching and it also can only be used on thin card stock (60 lb or less). It does not work well on thicker card stock or patterned card stock.
Where the punch did work well was on handmade envelopes. Also, who says that you have to use traditional Halloween colors during the season.