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Craft Punch Halloween Cards

Martha and Megen Lee, deputy design director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, make creepy-crawly cards.

Craft Punch Halloween Cards

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October 2008

Introduction

Spider punches help craft a greeting that's perfect for Halloween.

materials

  • 6-by-6-inch folded card

  • Pencil

  • Circle cutter

  • Ballpoint glue pen

  • Black glitter

  • Black cardstock

  • Wide-tip glue pen

  • Spider web punch

  • Adhesive foam dots

  • 1-inch circle punch

  • Double-sided tape

steps

  1. On the front of the card, mark a small "X" with a pencil where the spiders will go. Follow the grid guide that is shown in the template.

  2. Use a circle cutter to cut out a 1 3/16-inch hole at the bottom, second-from-the-right "X" you have marked.

  3. Place the 6-by-6-inch spider web template on the inside of the card and trace over heavily with a pencil, creating an indentation in the card.

  4. Use a ballpoint glue pen to trace indentations. Cover the traced area with black glitter and shake off.

  5. "Scribble" on a scrap of black cardstock with a wide-tip glue pen, and glitter. Allow to dry. Use the spider punch to punch a spider from the cardstock. With adhesive foam dots, attach the glittered spider to the bottom of the spider web on the inside of the card. Make sure your spider shows through the hole in the front of the card when the card is closed.

  6. Punch 15 more spiders from plain black cardstock and 15 1-inch circles from decorative paper. Following the "X" marks you made earlier, use double-sided tape to adhere the circles to the front of the card in a grid. Add spiders on top of the circles with adhesive foam dots.

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