Friday, September 25, 2009

Itty Bitty Scary Spiders

So here's another great surprise card (THANK YOU Jan Tink!). There is a video tutorial for this type of card on Jan's blog: - go see it and be creative! This one is really SCARY!
Added Measurements used for this card:
Outside Card: cut (1) 5-1/2" x 8-1/4", score @ 2-1/8" each side for gate fold
Inside DS size: cut (1) 5-1/2" x 2-3/4:
Inside Black Appendages: cut (2) 4-5/8" x 2-1/2", on 4-5/8 side only, score 1/2"

Card partially opened, see the eyes moving over to the left?

Card fully opened, revealing the inside message:
Note: inside DS punch size used is 1-1/4 " Circle Punch so it doesn't show when the card is closed.

Close-up of those spiders:

Because I tweaked the original measurements for this card, a mock-up was made as shown to be sure it all worked.

Here are the "parts" to make this card:

Here's how the legs were made: Punch small Oval, then Punch Large Oval. Cut in half lengthwise, and cut in half width wise again.

Using a scrap white piece of paper, apply 2 way glue for the legs. Note: best to close the front so legs can be symmetrical.

Punch out excess legs:

Position the Black CS as shown (see Jan's video):

The right & left side should now look like this:

Position the Cast-a-Spell Designer Paper inside. The right and left side Black CS can be slipped underneath the Cast-a-Spell Designer Paper. Then you are done!
  • Stamps: Itty Bitty Background, Eat Drink and be Scary
  • CS: Cast-a-Spell Designer Paper, Black, Only Orange, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black, Craft White
  • Accys: SU Big Shot Exclusive Billboard Alphabet Die, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Sticky Tape, Black Stampin' Write Pen

Thank you for visiting today.........HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!....hugs!


Betty Jo said...

I love your halloween card. Would it be possible for you to post the diminsions that you used for this card?
Thanks in advance
Betty Jo

Just Stampin' Away said...

Absolutely love it!!!

Whimcees said...

Hi Patti!

This is the greatest Halloween card! I love it! You are so creative!

Barbara Diane

Lauren Y. said...

Wow! My jaw was dropping! You are SO clever! Thank you for sharing with us!

MaryR said...

Oh My GOSH! So stinking cute! i love it! so much fun

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

Are you freaking kidding me?! this is absolutely OVER THE TOP MOST AMAZING HALLOWEEN CARD EVA!!!

Claire V said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! That is one heck of a card! I have no words!!

KellyRae said...

OMGosh! This is sooo clever! I loved your other two marquee-style cards, but this one with the 3 windows, is da bomb! I've made a monochromatic single window marquee, but I am definitely going to try multiple windows now. TFS

Regina said...

hi, Patti
what a stunning card! Perfect in every way.
It's a pity we don't celebrated Halloween in Germany.
Lot of greetings - Regina

Betty Jo said...

Thank you so much for adding the dimensions.Ican't wait to try this really cool card.

Janine said...

Love your twist on the design! Keep 'em coming!

kathleenh said...

So fabulous! I love how the eyes move when you open the card.

Dee-Lite said...

You are "ginormously phenomenal"! Your creations are "perfectly beautiful". I truly appreciate your wonderful work and that you share it with all of us. You are an "exceptional person".
Deanna A

Lysa said...

This is so cute! I have to try it!