Homemade Halloween Card: A Spider and her Web
Happy Halloween Card
Halloween Card Making Ideas
Halloween is one of the holidays when you can get very creative. Homemade creative Halloween Costumes and decorations for the home and parties abound. Homemade Halloween cards are popular especially when planning Halloween crafts for kids. Using a die-cutting machine to make a Halloween card is fun and easy for both adults and kids.
When I plan out a greeting card for Halloween images of all the great Halloween characters come to mind; ghosts, goblins, witches, scarecrows, jack-o-lanterns, and of course, spiders and their webs. When I make homemade cards I use my Cricut Expression machine along with good quality scrapbooking cardstock.
Halloween Spider and her web card
The homemade Halloween card in this hub features a wonderful spider and her web design to cut. Typically the colors for Halloween cards are oranges, black, and white so I decided to create my homemade card outside the box; I used dark pink, black, and grey for a unique look. I also adhered the spider to the card with 3D sticky pads cut into tiny pieces.
Creating with Cricut
The Spider's web in this homemade Halloween card features many small spaces to be cut out. I attempted to cut out a tiny spider's web but the spaces were just too small to effectively look like a web. I attempted a few different sizes to find just the right one.
That's what I love about a die-cutting machine like my Cricut Expression machine. You load a 12x12 piece of cardstock onto the sticky mat and you can cut over and over different shapes without stopping. I used some plain white cardstock so as not to waste my heavier, fancier cardstock.
Speaking of cardstock....you need to purchase good quality paper preferably with a solid core. Having a solid core allows no see-thru white edges on your cut out shapes. 12x12 cardstock usually comes in a bound stack with a common theme or color range, in addition, single sheets can be purchased.
Homemade Card Making details
To create this card I used:
Cricut Machine Cartridge: October 31st
Cricut Machine Blade Depth: #4
Cricut Machine Speed: Medium
Cricut Machine Pressure: Max
Adhesive/Glue: 2-Way Glue Pen; features a sponge tip so you can dot the glue on
Cardstock: 12x12 Heavyweight
Spongy Sticky pads: Allows for 3D effect
Black scrapbooking marker
Halloween Card Photo Details
Halloween Card Instructions
Start with a base card measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". You can either buy pre-folded cards in packs or you can take a 12x12 piece of cardstock and cut it to size then fold using the Cricut Essentials kit folding tool. It makes the nicest creases.
When putting the adhesive on larger pieces use a dotting method. There is no need for a steady stream of glue, it only dries with bumps. I dot the back of the piece making sure to get near the edges.
Using the heavy weight cardstock cut (1) of the web, size 4". My cardstock was a pink/grey/black themed heavyweight cardstock. I used a piece with the pink/black areas being a bit shiny. Poke out all the tiny holes from front to back so the front edges look clean.
Adhere the web to a solid colored piece of cardstock. I used a mottled grey cardstock and cut straight edges around the web design. The background measures 4" wide x 4 1/4" high with the ends straight cut.
Adhere the web/background piece to the top right side of your base card, fitting the piece tight against that top edge.
Cut (1) Spider, size 2" using the pink/black cardstock.
Cut (1) Spider, size 4" using the pink/black cardstock.
Stamp or, if you don't have a stamp, Hand Write Happy Halloween to measure 3 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" high on a solid colored piece of cardstock. I used the same mottled grey color.
Adhere the phrase layer to a solid colored piece of cardstock for layering. I used a solid colored cardstock in pink.
Adhere the sentiment layers to the bottom of the card.
Take one spongy sticky pad and cut to size. Do this while it is still on the original paper it came with. Then pull it off and place in two areas on the spider's body.
Put tiny dots of adhesive at the tip of each of the spider's legs. Place the spider on the card taking care to push down on each of the 8 leg tips only.
Adhere the spider to the card. The body will be lifted off the card surface while the leg tips will adhere.
With a scrapbooking pen draw a "web string" from the web down to the spider.
Stamp a couple of tiny spiders near the web.
Cut (1) 4" Spider from the pink/black cardstock and adhere to the inside right of the card.
If you want to take credit for your creation place a stamp n the back bottom of the card.
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