I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hocus Pocus

Not too long ago, I had no idea what an SVG was, and now, SVG files are my inspiration for any project. It's official. I'm addicted to SVG cutting files. Imagine my thrill when Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbons invited me to be a guest designer for October 17th. I was thrilled, excited, and then shock hit. Could I live up to the challenge? 

For my project, I used the cutting file Halloween Critters Cutting File. There are so many wonderful cuts in this folder, but I fell in love with this super cute spider (and his spider web)!

If you follow my blog, you know I'm always making cards for my young nephews and niece. For Halloween, I have to be careful that the cards aren't too scary. But how can this goofy spider be scary. He even needs glasses! I cut the spiderweb to serve as I photo corner, and then cut the spider to fit in the middle of the card. I wrapped black string around the card and underneath the spider to look like his web. I added the circle moon and clouds from the Circut cartridge, Create a Critter 2. The stamps are from Cardz TV, the More Spooky Sayings set. 

Challenges Entered
The Male Room: masculine (this is for my young nephew)
Little Red Wagon: Spooky
ColourQ: color scheme
Cutie Pie: Purple and Cute
Creative Cutting Challenge: SVG (PPPR) and Halloween
Robyn's Fetish: Halloween
Pile it On: 2 or more die cuts
Lia Stampz: spooky cute


  1. I love it and I'm sure your nephew will, too! Super cute image and great design with the string and web and the moon and cloud, too! Thanks so much for sharing and congratulations on your Guest Designer project! I think you knocked it out of the park!
    Ruth - DT member PPPR

  2. As someone who's not a fan of spiders, I think he's extremely cute looking...especially with the glasses! I'm sure your nephew will just love this! Thanks for playing along with Colour Q!

  3. Cute Halloween card, love the spider, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

  4. Your nephew will love this fabulous spider - not too scary, just scary enough. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!!

  5. this is so cute! it would be so perfect for our spooky cute challenge at lia stampz! wink wink nudge nudge! http://liastampz.blogspot.com.tr/2014/10/challenge-75-spooky-cute.html

  6. Great card! Love the spooky spider! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week :)
    Joanne xo

  7. Wow this is fab I love it, thanks for entering into the Cutie Pie Challenge. Gem DT xx

  8. Eeeeek....Thanks for joining us over at Lia Stampz Challenge!

  9. Aw your spider is super spooky cute! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Lia Stampz!

  10. Great masculine card for Halloween. Love the spider! Thanks for joining us in The Male Room
    Louise xx

  11. Love it! A really fun card.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x


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