I made the 2 cards above for a Halloween card swap at the Kool Crafts and Arts Forum. I've never made Halloween cards before so I had great fun making these and I hope my swap partners like them. They are both flying across the Atlantic to the U.S.A.
These also gave me the chance to put some of my paper punches to good use, they don't really get to see much action . For the spider I used a circle and 8 swirls for the legs, add the wiggly eyes and you've got a scary creepy crawly. The pumpkins were made using 3 circles and some swirls. Slightly overlap two of the circles and glue them, glue the third one on top. Position and glue the swirls as you see in the picture, you can also use a leaf punch if you want. I drew some black lines all around my pumpkins to make them look a little more realistic.
Can you see the bats on the purple envelope? To make one bat all you need is a small star, a heart and a larger star. To assemble the bat, glue the small star on the back of the heart (the heart is the bat's body) in such a way that only 2 pointy ends will show (these will be the ears). Cut the larger star in half and glue each of these halves behind the heart to make the wings.