Cottage Wreaths Spooky Spider Card AYSI 286

by Joanne James21. October 2022 12:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a seasonal 'fill in the blank' challenge:


I used Jacqui's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for my layout this week - can you guess how I filled in the blank? Here's my card:


 Here's the low-down on today's card:

For Me The Spookiest Thing on Halloween Is Always - .. the fact that there are even more spiders than usual! I'm all for appreciating all creatures great and small, but I draw the line at spiders and wasps! I've been stung by a wasp on three separate occasions - each of them memorable and none of them pleasant and as for spiders, well they just give me the heebie-jeebies, especially furry ones or ones with the long, spindly legs!! So today's card had to feature spiders! It actually started with the stamped one, which comes from the Cottage Wreaths stamp set. Ironically, one of the reasons I bought this set was for the spider and the 'boo' greeting, as it allowed for versatility given that I didn't want to buy lots of Halloween sets but I honestly haven't been able to bring myself to create a Halloween wreath featuring this particular arachnid - every time I go to visit another blog to leave a comment and I see this spider featured on a card, it literally makes my skin creep!

I decided to pair both the spider and greeting with some (retired - Happy Hauntings) designer paper squares, also featuring a similar spider, and create a simple feature where this one looks like he's escaping the paper via his 'web' line of pierced dots courtesy of my Take Your Pick Tool. I also added an embossed spider's web to the black mat layer, although this is difficult to see in the photos and I embossed the envelope flap too for additional spooky effect. Against my better judgement, here's a close-up of the escapee:


Whilst I actually like the finished card, I have absolutely no idea who to send it too - does anyone out there actually like spiders?! Answers below please - I will happily send this card your way! I am also going to share the loveliness of today's Halloween creation with the ladies over at SUO Challenges where they are all about Halloween for a second entry.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
  • In a Fill in the Blank challenge, complete the sentence in the Challenge Banner with the phrase that is true for you and create your project using the words you used. Tell us what you said in your blog or on your site.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day - it's Friday so my cleaning day and the housework beckons - off to do battle with the real-life spiders and their cobwebs, which are always more prevalent at this time of year as they come indoors to escape the chillier autumn weather. Wish me luck! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (9) -

Jacquie Southas
Jacquie SouthasUnited States
10/22/2022 2:48:16 AM #

This has a great clean and modern vibe, Joanne! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
10/22/2022 5:28:30 AM #

I am 100% with you on spiders, they are a giant NOPE for me.  However, my mom has a 6-foot giant purple inflatable spider decoration that she puts in her yard every year for Halloween, and earlier this year I sent her a necklace and earring set that's spiders (she had seen it in a shop when she visited last November and didn't buy them, so she asked me to get them a few months later).  She'll let me know every time she wears them.

As far as I'm concerned, the only acceptable spiders are the paper variety like on your card.  Nice job with the two challenges!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
10/22/2022 10:05:10 PM #

That's just brilliant Joanne!  I'm no fan of spiders myself but have to deal with them at this time of year - I rely on the trusty technique of a glass and piece of card to get them out of the house!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
10/23/2022 7:44:58 PM #

Lol, I'm so happy you shared this over at SUO, too, Joanne - my fave DT card from this ASYI round!  Such a brilliant take - that web DSP is genius!  Thanks so much for playing at SU Only!

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
10/24/2022 1:38:52 PM #

This is SO fun! Fabulous paper and so perfect with the dangly spider! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

VickyUnited Kingdom
10/24/2022 5:17:00 PM #

Fabulous - and terrifying for us arachnophobes!! Love the embossed envelope flap too. Vicky x

Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
10/24/2022 10:08:16 PM #

What a timeless and classy design. This is awesome. Thank you so much for joining us at and we hope to see you again tomorrow for our new coloring challenge.

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
10/26/2022 11:44:31 AM #

What a super fun and very creative take on the sketch, Joanne!  Thanks so much for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
10/30/2022 11:51:01 PM #

Joanne - this is sweet perfection!  That sketch was perfect and I am loving that little spider!  Fantastic!

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