Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Cute Spider .....

Hi Everyone!

Today I thought that I'd add a cute spider to my Halloween hall stand collection.

Doesn't he look cute on the Old Olive Spider DSP from Frightful Sight? Kind of like he's sitting on his spiders web! :)

The inspiration came from here although I did change it a bit. I decided my spider really needed 8 legs :) So I've done a mini tutorial to show you how I did it.

To make the legs small enough to fit around a 1 3/4" circle,  I punched 8 of the small corners in black cardstock with the Photo Corners punch (retired). I then punched 8 large corners from the same punch in old olive.

Attach the center corner of a small punched corner to the sticky edge of a post-it-note. This gives you something to hold onto while you repunch them.

Slide the corner into the large corner of the punch but don't push it in all the way. Just place it in about 2/3rd like the next photo and then punch

This is what you'll end up with

You then layer the smallest piece on top of the black small punched corners and arrange around the circle to create your spider.

You can leave it like it is or you can make a lollie and glue it on to create a bigger decoration.

I'm going to enter this cute little spider into this week's Monster Mash

And I've just realised that there is not a single stamp in sight on this project, so I'm also entering it into the UnstampaBelles Fall/Autumn challenge.

As always, I love reading your comments! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Supplies- (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated)
cardstock- Basic Black, Old Olive, Frightful Sight DSP
other- snail, hot glue gun (not SU!) silver gel pen (not SU!) googley eyes (not SU!)

Do you want to Play along with the Monster Mash Blog Hop.?
Here are the rules:
1. It has to be Halloween, card or 3D item.
2. It does not have to be 100% SU 80% is ok.
3. Yes using Retired is OK...
4. Use my Monster Mash Badge/Graphic in your post and a link back to my blog.
5. Add your card to the blog hop then put the code on your post.
6. You can enter as many times as you like, just has to be a new card and post.

11 lovely comments:

Anne Marie said...

Hi Sandra! Such a spooky cutie this little spider is!! I love his expression! LOL! He is complimented perfectly with the DSP, too. Have a great day! Hugs! :)

Shirley Pumpkin said...

What a perfect Halloween decoration. I just love the idea with the photo corner punch. Thanks for doing the photo showcase on how to do it! Thanks for joining in on the fun at MMMHC Blog Hop!!


Merry said...

What a clever decoration. Thanks for sharing how you did those legs. That is a good tip to use the post-in note. Thanks so much for joining us at Unstampabelles.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

what a fun card ;-)
thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles Challenges this month

Penny Hanuszak said...

What a great decoration Sandra! Love his little legs and squiggly mouth. TFS! He's sooooooooo cute!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Cute cute cute!!! I love your Halloween decoration! Gives me ideas.

Tammy Hanlon said...

Very scary lol no really he is sooo cute! Well done
Tam x

Kathryne and Presley said...

Wow what an adorable spider! I so wish they had not discontinued that punch!!!! Great job

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Had to smile at this one! Great work, Sandra! Hadn't heard of the UNStampabelles before ... so must check out their blog! Hugs xxx

Candice said...

what a cute little Spider. Love him on the Lollie :-)

Sandra D said...

Love that spider! He's great :)