Celebrating in Small Spaces

Happy Halloween Garland

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

Multicolored Happy Halloween mini garland made with VersaMark and Imagine Black Embossing Powder by Jennifer Vanderbeek.

Even small spaces deserve some holiday cheer, and today’s garland is just perfect for adding a little Halloween flair to your home office or work cubicle.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes + coloring time



Step 1

Stamp images onto bright white cardstock with Memento and Brilliance inks. Elderberry is a great alternative to black, if you find black too harsh; Coffee Bean adds an aged look to line-art stamps, and Tangelo is a good choice for no-line coloring of pumpkin scenes.


Step 2

Color in the stamped images then fussy-cut around each image.


Step 3

Die cut several rounded rectangles from various shades of dual-colored cardstock. Score and fold the top ¾” to create a pocket for the string,  and show off the backside color.


Step 4

Stamp large letters onto the rounded rectangles with VersaMark ink and emboss with a heat tool and black embossing powder.


Step 5

Decorate the backgrounds of each piece of cardstock with some scatter stamps and VersaMark Dazzle ink for a subtle, shimmery pattern.


Step 6

Create a stitched border around each cardstock flag by running a broken line of irRESISTible Pico Embellisher around the edges. Once dry, attach the stamped images to the flags with dimensional adhesive.


Step 7

Assemble the garland by placing two rows of Tear It! Tape under the folded section, along the crease, lay the twine across the crease, and fold over the flap, securing the twine in place. Glue a decorative button onto the flap for a final piece of decoration.


  • Cardstock – white, various colors of dual colored sheets
  • Close to My Heart – Rubber and Acrylic Stamps
  • Spectrum Noir markers
  • Scissors
  • Spellbinders – Super ellipse dies
  • Die cut machine
  • Scoring Board
  • Bone Folder
  • Making Memories – Jersey Foam Stamps
  • Heat Tool
  • Bakers Twine
  • Helmar – Zap Dots, 450 Quick Dry
  • Spider and Bat buttons




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