Thursday, March 25, 2010

Incy Wincy Spider

Hi all,

I tried to find the time this week to squeeze in writing up another post. This time for one of the cards I made for a recent workshop. The hostess asked for cards for tween boys – I figured that meant from about 10 to 14 years old may’be. Ironically this is the latest of the cards I’ve made with sweet treats but the first one I’ve managed to post! Here’s the card.

I used Pumpkin Pie as the base cut A frame, then layered it with Basic Black, then Whisper White, stamped with Sanded in Pumpkin Pie. I figured the scratchy distressed look wasn’t a bad match for spiderweb. The sweet treat cup of course is the spiders body. Punching the centred, 1 ¾ circle as far up into the bottom of the white and black layers left just enough room to add in spidey’s head. Made using a circle and oval punches (for his mouth), and of course the goggly eyes. His legs we done in a flash using the photo corner punch, borrowed from my lovely friend and upline Sam – thanks Sam. To make the web he is dangling from I used the scallop border punch – it is a bit fiddly but as long as your starting strip of cardstock is thin enough (I used 5/8 of an inch) and you offset the second side you end up with ric rac.

To access the goodies inside, I made a little trap door accessable from the inside of the card – all in Pumpkin Pie so it blends in. The inside was decorated with another spider using punches again.

He was lots of fun to make and all the ladies loved him and the choc orange lollies inside – not sure how many of those would have made to a “tween” though ;).
Thanks for visiting,
Recipe: All SU
Stamps: Sanded, A Little Birthday Cheer
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories: Sweet Treat cup, circle punches (1 3/4, 1, 3/4, 1/8 inches), 2 inch cut with circle scissor plus for trapdoor, word window punch as the latch, scallop border punch, large and small oval punches, photo corners punch, goggly eyes, SNAIL adhesive, Tombow, dimensionals.


  1. Hi Kim, LOVE this spider - you and Sam are totally rocking the punched art at the moment!! Love how you've used the photo punch for the legs! Kate x

  2. How cute is this spider very clever.


  3. how gorgeous is this incy spider Kim. And using the sweet cups too. Love it. Thanks for sharing. Love Keesh x


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