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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MIL Halloween Birthday Card

Made the following card for my Mother-in-Law (MIL), whose birthday is on Halloween.


Because the Wild Card cart, whilst utilizing the envelope, would cut out the card base at 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”, I decided to cut the card base out separately, at 5” x 10”; hence, making my own envelope using the MS envelope maker. Once I figured out the mathematical challenge, it worked like a charm. (see instructions below)

Also, because this card is for my MIL, I put a “mummy” on the front of the envelope. I think she’ll get a kick out of it!! Get it?? To: Mummy!! LOL

Mainly used the Wild Card cart for the card base, w/ the exception of adding the MS spider web punch around the sides. Wasn’t too keen on the spider that was on this cart, so used the cute li’l spider from the Paper Doll cart. The mummy needed a friend, so added the li’l cat from the Paper Doll cart. You could use a “to:” from a lot of different carts, but I chose the one from the Christmas Cheer cart.

Added Copper Stickles to the pumpkin to give it some definition. Added a pop dot to the spider on the web to give it dimension. Added Copper Stickles to the spider web to jazz it up a bit.

Computer-generated the sentiment and inserted it into a tag frame, using the Tag Maker.

The envelope was a li’l bit tricky, as I had to figure out the dimensions for cutting and scoring on the MS Score Board, using the envelope maker. I wanted an envelope to fit my 5” card, so had to create one that was 5 ½”.

Here are the dimensions/instructions I came up with:-

* Cut your cardstock to 9" x 9"
* Using the MS Score envelope template, score ALL sides at 3 5/8”
* Fold all the sides, then snip the li’l triangles
* Glue sides together, flipping up bottom and glue to sides, leaving top open

I then added a li’l liner.


Cricut Expression
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut Cartridges (see below)
Martha Stewart Round the Page punch – Spider Web
Martha Stewart Score Board Envelope Maker
Glue (regular, Glue Glider Pro & Zig Two-Way for small items)
TagMaker and tag
Stickles – Copper
Sentiment – computer-generated

Cricut Cartridges used:-
Wild Card – card base; pumpkin and stem; web; bat & spider (opt.)
Paper Doll Dress Up – cat & mummy (for envelope); spider
Pooh & Friends (opt.) – moon
Christmas Cheer – to:

Had a lot of fun making this card. Hope I gave you some inspiration to make your own. I’d love to see it, if you do.

I’ve included the cut file, for those who would like it.



  1. Very cute, Linda! I have the MS scoring tool with the envie maker and I love it!

  2. That is so cute! Love both the card and envelope! TFS

  3. Love the card Linda and I'm sure your MIL will too, how fun to have your B-day on halloween!

    ((Hugs)) Theresa

    P.S. Love that Punch, LOL Hee Hee!


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