Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
Spread the magic of Halloween to family and friends with this spooky cute spider card.
- Black cardstock
- Patterned paper: orange check; white/orange polka dot
- Purple mulberry paper
- Black wire, 28-gauge
- Heat tool
- Wire cutter
- Uchida White Liquid Appliqué Pen
- Markers: white opaque fine-tip, black
- Black chalk
- Adhesives: craft glue, dimensional adhesive dots
scissors, ruler, straight pins, computer and printer
Cut 5-1/2”x8-1/2” piece from orange check paper; score and fold in half.
Tear 2-1/4”x3-3/4” piece from mulberry paper; adhere near top of card front.
Use size 39 font of choice (designer used Space Toaster font) and computer to print “Happy Halloween” on orange polka dot; trim to 1-1/2”x3”. Chalk edges. Use straight pin to poke hole in bottom center and thread 2” wire length through hole; curl end to secure. Use dimensional dots to adhere to card front over mulberry paper.
Print and cut out pattern. Cut spider body from black cardstock; poke holes in each side. Cut four 4-1/4” lengths from black wire. Carefully thread wires through left hole, front to back, then through right hole, back to front. Bend and arrange legs, trimming wires as needed.
Use white opaque pen to draw nose and mouth. Follow manufacturer’s instructions on Liquid Appliqué Pen to draw eyes; let dry. Heat with heat tool. Use black marker to dot eyes.
Use dimensional dots to adhere spider to card front, catching wire end behind spider.
by Loretta Mateik
Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
Celebrate Halloween with soft colors and new embellishments from Close To My Heart.
- Cardstock: old gold, black textured
- Papers: white watercolor, Canvas Corp. Kraft Corrugated, Authentique Free Bird Collection Endless
- Close To My Heart Antique Gold Mini-Medley Accents
- Close To My Heart Burlap Ribbon
- Close To My Heart My Acrylix Perfect Fit Stamp Sets: Halloween, Frames
- Circle punch, 1-7/16”
- Heat tool
- Fiskars Scallop Scissors
- Close To My Heart Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Ink Pads: Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup
- Clear embossing powder
- Close To My Heart My Acrylix Tools: Block, Spritz Cleaner, Stamp Scrubber
- Adhesives: paper adhesive, double-sided tape, foam dots, clear dots
paper trimmer, detail scissors, ruler, pencil
Make 5”x5” gold top-fold card.
Cut 5” black cardstock square. Cut and adhere 4-1/2” corrugated paper square to black panel.
Cut 4” orange paper square; trim top 1/2” from square with scalloped scissors. Stamp Sorbet sentiment across panel, 1/4” from top edge. Adhere to layered panel.
Cut 7” burlap ribbon length. Wrap ribbon around bottom of layered panel, leaving corrugated paper edge visible; adhere ends at back using double-sided tape. Adhere panel to card.
Stamp Buttercup pumpkin image onto watercolor paper; heat emboss with clear powder. Punch image into circle; ink edges Sweet Leaf.
Stamp Sorbet dot frame image onto orange paper and Sweet Leaf date image onto watercolor paper; detail cut images. Adhere pumpkin to frame center with foam tape.
Cut 1-3/16” square and 1”x3” strip from watercolor paper. Ink square Buttercup and strip Sweet Leaf. Trim one end of strip into a “V”; stamp Sorbet sentiment. Adhere date circle to yellow square with foam dots; adhere one end of strip to back of dot frame.
Using photo as guide, adhere elements to card; use double-sided tape for pumpkin element and foam dots for date element.
Adhere crocheted flower to card with clear dot; adhere button to center with clear dot.
Clear embossing the pumpkin image adds a subtle hint of shine to an otherwise matte-finish card.
by Dawn Gehring
Welcome! To the first Crafts ’n things Blog post! I am honored to be the first team member to share a post with you. My name is Gloria Stengel and I come to you from sunny southern California. I have been paper crafting for 22 years and have seen crafts and craft trends come and go, and come back again. I am excited to share projects and tips with you twice a month.
The new Crafts ’n things Blog Team hopes to bring you the latest news and the best tips and techniques; we will share the fun of crafting with you as we share projects, product reviews, and even peeks into our creative spaces.
I want to share a cute Halloween card that I made for the Crafts ’n things 30-minute cards section.
I purchase the pre-made mini bingo cards in every theme and style I can find. I also have a number of bingo-themed stamps. You just cannot have too many bingo cards!
Add a few buttons, some die cut shapes, a bit of trim, and you have a cute (and not very spooky) Halloween card!
And don’t forget to decorate the inside of your cards. I like to line my cards with a light-colored paper or cardstock, stamp a sentiment, and maybe put a small strip of printed paper at the bottom.
For instructions on making the Halloween Bingo card and a complete supply list, visit the 30-Minute Cards section.
Gloria Stengel from Scraps of Life (www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com)