Scarecrow Card for Autumn

Red_ConfettiOctober 24, 2005

I copied the images from the DLTK site below, then manipulated them as necessary.

Card Back and Front

Card Verse

When I cut out the scarecrow's arms, I left them as one piece, then used an 'eyelet' to attach them behind the front so the arms can wigwag. (The eyelet is hidden behind the top button.)

I added small scraps of frayed material instead of using the printed patches.

I made lots of extra crows, sandwiched a piece of invisible sewing thread between each pair, using both double-sticky tape to hold the thread, and glue for the remainder of the birds.

I outlined the frame on the backside with double-sticky tape, then put some straw scraps (from and old wreath) at the bottom, and the crows' threads at the top. The crows move when the card is held upright, so it looks like they are flying.

I used little pieces of foam behind the scarecrow so it would stand out a bit from the card, making it easier for the arms to wave. (I used little bits of foam packing pellets that look like figure 8's.)

Hope you are inspired by this card. Be sure to check the DLTK site if you aren't familiar with it... lots of goodies there!

Here is a link that might be useful: DLTK's Scarecrow Paper Craft

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wanda_illinois

This is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2005 at 11:58PM
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Cheri_C

What a cute card.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2005 at 12:05AM
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wanda_illinois

Just wanted to tell you that I made a few cards like this and they turned out so cute. I varied it a little, but I used the scarecrow and the inside like you did.
Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2005 at 9:27PM
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Red_Confetti

Thanks, Wanda! I always wonder when I post these simplistic cards if anyone is really interested. I love being able to make cards without going to the craft store and buying a lot of materials, just to make one or two cards. [I know... I'm an old tightwad. But I'd rather be called 'thrifty'! - LOL!! I enjoy the challenge of being able to make cards with just the do-dads I have around the house, and computer graphics, of course.]

Isn't Danielle's a wonderful site... so many possibilities with the graphics and ideas there.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2005 at 12:20AM
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wanda_illinois

I like being thrifty, also. I hope you post some more of your cards. I need christmas ideas. I am just learning to make cards. I don't have many stamps. I need to make a few for a card exchange.
Please show more.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2005 at 2:29PM
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Red_Confetti

I see you like photography, Wanda. Here's a very simplistic idea for your Christmas card that doesn't require a lot of 'scrapbook store' goodies.

Take a picture you like, maybe a snowy field with a single barn or house, or perhaps an evergreen tree covered in snow... Or maybe the wreath on your front door...

Use that as the decoration on the front of your card. Print the photos on either photo paper or a similar quality paper (not the regular cardstock). Cut them out. [You might find it cheaper to have the photo printing done at a quickie print shop.]

Decide on your background cardstock color, texture, and the inside verse; print the verse, and, if you use one, your colophon on the back.

Decorative suggestions:
*If you've chosen a snowy scene, you could highlight the snow by applying a 'bit' of crystal glitter to accent it.

*Or if your wreath has red berries, you could use some red dimensional paint on some of them.

*Or maybe cut the edges of the photo with decorative scissors; or perhaps mount it on a contrasting color paper.

Glue the photo to the front of the card, using double-sticky tape, just a row at the top. You're done!

Hope these suggestions get your mind working... I'm sure you'll come up with the perfect photo that expresses your Christmas wishes.

And be sure to check the card-crafting books at your local public library. And do it soon, before they are all checked out by other patrons!

You may find just the idea that doesn't even involve photos!

    Bookmark   November 17, 2005 at 6:03PM
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wanda_illinois

Thanks! :)

    Bookmark   November 18, 2005 at 10:05AM
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