Packing Tape Postcards for Halloween

packing tape postcards Halloween, Angry Chicken InspiredI started reading blogs in 2007 when a coworker told me about Angry Chicken. Angry Chicken is a personal blog by Amy Karol where she shares a variety of things from homeschooling and sewing projects to homemade deodorant and cake recipes. I love that it’s an unpredictable range of topics and that there are no sponsored posts. (Not that there’s anything wrong with sponsored posts…it’s just nice to have a break from them once in awhile!) I was so fascinated with her blog that I stayed up late one night reading all of her posts from the beginning. It’s one of the few blogs that I continue to read after all these years.

Over the summer, I was inspired by this post about packing tape postcards. I love how her three girls sandwiched anything and everything between two strips of packing tape and made it a postcard. Simple, but genius. I thought it would be fun to try but I was out of packing tape and kind of forgot about it until last week when I broke out my Halloween mail stuff. I have loads of confetti and ribbon and some chunky copper glitter that I felt would make a perfect Halloween packing tape postcard. packing tape postcards Halloween, Angry Chicken inspiredI only made two, but I hope to make a few more before fall ends. I forgot the glitter in Margaret’s, which is fine…there’s no right or wrong, but I love how the glitter pieces fill the void. I also didn’t write messages on them, but next time I will. My postcards ended up being about 5×7 inches so I used a Forever postage stamp on them (stuck on the outside of the packing tape!) And because I didn’t write a message or sign the postcards, I stamped my return address on them with StazOn ink, pretty much the only thing that will dry on the slick packing tape surface.

I can’t wait to make more of these! It would be fun to make one with bits of ephemera from a vacation or an event. For now, I’m just hoping to make a few more fall-themed ones.

P.S. I finished my 31 Postcards in 31 Days project on November 1st! Yay!

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7 thoughts on “Packing Tape Postcards for Halloween

  1. Tara says:

    Neato! These look awesome.

  2. sandi says:

    I just made a birthday one inspired by Angry Chicken for a friend today~it’s going to Singapore! ~yours are fantastic~ I’m thinking of doing this for Christmas cards this year. It was kinda rocket science for putting it together though~LOL!

    • kimberly ah says:

      Christmas cards are a brilliant idea! And yes, it is kind of tricky to get the tapes to match up without lumps!

      • sandi says:

        I think for me it was getting the front/back ideas together between the tape~it’s a lot of planning if you have a look to achieve for both, and I keep missing stuff! The birthday one turned out great, but I just did a Thank You that looks like a kid in grade school did it. ~not one talented in art, either~ It took me all day!!!

  3. These are super awesome, Kimberly!!

    Uncustomary Art.

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