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2 Halloween Projects, with Spinning Eyeballs Tutorial!

Filed under Back in Stock, Giveaways, Halloween, Rubber Stamps, Sale, Shannon Cooper, Tutorials

Wow! I looove both projects today by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper!

Starting out with this (funny and amazing) Spider House. I believe this all started with a bag of 100 spiders…

Shannon made a fab haunted house with the Tealight Haunted House Kit with Base, and her windows (stamped on vellum so they can be backlit) are inspired. Here’s a bit from her blog post:

To accent the rectangular windows, I used pre-cut frames but cut a rectangle of cardboard to transform the center window into a door. I also cut a little cardboard frame for the upper right and matching rear windows [note: that’s the tall window with 4 panes]. I stamped a spider, webs, and a skull onto some vellum, then glued them inside the house. Like Kristin, I added a tree by poking a hole in the base and glued in the tree.

Here’s Shannon’s Spider House Supply List (including the window frames and black printed papers in 2 sizes).

Note: Shannon’s second project is shown (at some length) down in the Giveaway section (and both projects are on her blog post… though there’s a second post today with her tutorial… more info on that is below.

Exclusive Rubber Stamps Back in Stock & ALL on SALE!

Halloween Collage Sheets ON SALE!

FLASH SALE! It’s getting toward the witching hour! This is a 40% off sale on all CARDSTOCK Halloween Collage Sheets!

Tons of options, from cute to spooky! Over 160 products, including the 4 highlights below.

The sale ends at midnight TONIGHT, October 14th.

More Halloween ON SALE!

I just dropped the clearance sale prices on the Halloween Rubber Stamps & Halloween Theme sections to 70% off! See below for a few of my picks. (And there are tons of good choices in those 2 sections so go check ’em out!)

Hooray for the Halloween Accordion Book Giveaway!

Wow (again)! Shannon’s Halloween Accordion Book has interactive features on every panel (and on both sides)!

Here’s a bit more quoted from Shannon’s blog post:
When the Spider House was finished, I realized I had all of this awesome Nightfall paper left over, so I made a book using an ATC Ticket Journal and the new House Shaped ATC Frame Set (because houses are cool). The book is accordion style, so it opens out to reveal six interactive pages. Warning! There are a scary amount of photos of this book on the blog post!

See that skull in a top hat in the center of the book? You can spin around a black circle of cardstock (you can see a little bit of that circle at the bottom of that panel) so that his eyes turn! See the wide photo below, but there’s also a whole different blog post with a step-by-step tutorial for how to make him!

One more detail I’ll blather about: see that orange polka-dotted pumpkin to the right of the skull in the trio of photos above? It’s a pocket that holds a cat… and not just any cat… he can be flipped to become a witch! See photos below and there’s also a separate blog post with more info on how he works.

So (finally) on to this Giveaway: I’ve chosen a few faves from Shannon’s Halloween Accordion Book Supply List:
Nightfall 6×6 Paper Pad
House Shaped ATC Frame SetNew
Victorian Bats Collage Sheet
ATC Ticket Journal
Round Frames for 18mm Cabs (also shown at right)
Eyeballs Collage Sheet
Halloween #3 Collage Sheet (for the cat that turns into a witch)!

(Note: The collage sheets in that list are on sale through TONIGHT.)

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Shannon’s Halloween Accordion Book artwork (though “just” those listed above are included in the Giveaway).

And do go look at Shannon’s blog post as she shows tons of photos of all the panels and their moveable parts!

Bonus: I’m including one of the Sugar Skull Rubber Stamps (part of the 70% off sale!) as you could also knock out his eyes and make a similar rotating eyeballs interactive thingy with him!

To enter the Halloween Accordion Book Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, October 15, 2018).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the Spooky & Sweet Halloween Shrine Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Rhonda S! Oh, and since the winner had their choice of THREE from the Halloween Collage Sheet Sale, Rhonda picked Krampus, Ghosts and Krampus Postcards! (I’m interpreting a bit as I don’t see any Halloween fairies!) Congrats, Rhonda! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, October 14th, 2018

49 responses to “2 Halloween Projects, with Spinning Eyeballs Tutorial!”

  1. Ann F. says:

    I love love love Halloween!!! Great projects. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  2. Amber Hinkle says:

    Love both projects! Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday and I’m always looking for “moving” paper crafts.

  3. Sandie says:

    Another great project. Always look forward to Thursday and Sunday to see who won and what will be the next giveaway. Thanks again for all the great projects.

  4. jackie says:

    I love the cat/witch! I’m going to work with that idea right now.

  5. Debora L. says:

    I like the precut frames and the folding book. I love all the great projects you post. It’s fun to see new inspiration every week.

  6. BarbMac Vt says:

    Love the pumpkin/ cat page and the skulls eyes are mesmerizing! Definitely giving that trick a try!
    Congratulations Rhonda on your win! Enjoy! TFS!

    All day yesterday I kept checking for the new blog post and was getting very frustrated when it didn’t appear. Then, I realized that it wasn’t Sunday yet! LOL

  7. M. C. Sparks says:

    Love the spooky windows in the little house

  8. Kim R says:

    Oooh spinning eyes” how creepy is that! Cool!

  9. Mary says:

    I love the moveable parts in the accordion book.

  10. Jo says:

    Wow! These pieces are amazing! I love the changing eyes on the skull! And the cat that turns into a witch -so cute and creative!!

  11. Dianna says:

    OMG! Love the skull with the three different shape eyes 👀 that spin!
    Great Halloween ideas! The cat flipping into a witch, awesome! I would be flying on my broomstick if I won this fabulous giveaway!

  12. Emily Ann N. says:

    Love the accordion book!

  13. Marlene says:

    Love the spinning eyeballs!!!!

  14. Donna Kottcamp says:

    Wow. There are just so many special details to this one…it’s hard to pick just one. I think I like the cat/witch the best. My mother used to have a very special black cat so they are dear to me.

  15. Chris K. says:

    This is so inspirational!

  16. Laural says:

    Halloween festivities! full of Imagination

  17. Sue Young says:

    Ooohhh it would look great next to my Witch’s Apothecary !

  18. love the haunted house

  19. Diane Alterman says:

    The creativity in your “posse” continues to astound me, the revolving eyeballs….!,

  20. Catharine McCammon says:

    HOOT HOOT I’m going to using the sugar skull to stamp the hands of my students for a little hoot! Weeeeeeee

  21. Nancy E says:

    Just love these Halloween projects!

  22. Nancy Sherman says:

    Wow, this is SO cool! Especially love the spinning eye skull! Thank you so much for the detailed tutorial on how to do it!

  23. Karen Mallory says:

    Yea for Halloween! I love all these projects!!

  24. Justine Self says:

    I love the accordion book and especially the cat/witch. The ‘old style’ Halloween look is much more to my liking. Great work!

  25. Jean Marmo says:

    Such fun! Loving all the details especially the cat/witch!

  26. Andrea Pretlow says:

    Knock out his eyeballs! Now that’s a Halloweeny statement if ever I heard one! LOL! Ew!

  27. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love it all!! The accordion is adorable !!

  28. tamera newger says:

    awesome projects! halloween is my favorite day

  29. Barb A says:

    Another awesome giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win.

  30. Susan Sparke says:

    Oh my gosh I’d have so much fun with this!

  31. Ina Good says:

    I love Halloween and accordion books very nice!!!!

  32. Celia says:

    Love cat to witch transformation. accordion book looks versital too!

  33. Jen R says:

    These projects are to die for!!!

  34. Christi Conley says:

    So cool!! Love these projects!!

  35. Marykay chisum says:

    Scary beautiful wonderfulness

  36. Gail S. says:

    I have to admit, that spider house is kind of creepy. I hate spiders but I would love to win!

  37. Janet Turner says:

    I love all the creepy crawly Halloween decorations. I really enjoy getting great ideas from your blog. Thank you!

  38. Jenn McCann says:

    Ohhh love the accordian book!!

  39. Traci says:

    Shannon’s projects are too cute-love the guy running from the spider house-funny. >^..^<

  40. Peggy Manning says:

    Missed the midnight ordering deadline and now you’re driving me crazy with all these Halloween choices. Have to revisit you in the daylight to make serious choices. so many fun ideas!!Peggy

  41. Peggy Manning says:

    You clocked my post in at 11:09 and my clock says 1:10 !!! Where in the world are you?? Halloween Land??

  42. LeAnn Aagard says:

    These are amazing! I love all of the movable parts.

  43. Mary Mac says:

    Love how the cat flips into a witch.

  44. Rhonda S says:

    I love the haunted house!

  45. Kathy Toews says:

    More fun with Halloween!

  46. Angie M says:

    I hope October never ends!

  47. Anne W says:

    That cat/witch is adorable!!!

  48. Sharon J says:

    I love Halloween! Amazing project!

  49. Sylvia L says:

    Both projects are amazing. Will be checking out the tutorial for some of the how-tos. The Halloween projects are the best!