This Halloween Pulley Card was another card inspired by something Anna Griffin did on HSN Craft Day a in June. It took this long to adapt it to cricut and I think it looks AMAZING! I was even surprised by how great it turned out.
The card band adds some decoration to the bottom front and keeps the card closed until you are ready to open it. The card fits in an A2 envelope for mailing.
Traditional Halloween colors work best with this card. Patterned paper may look good on some of the embellishments. Use your imagination.
The black paper needs to be heavy weight. At least 110 lb weight. It supports the whole card and has to remain stiff.
Cutting the Card
You can combine the black mats and I cut the orange and grey on the same mat.
Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.
Assembling the Halloween Pulley Card
Before you start assembling the pulley mechanism, glue the two slotted pieces together with the smaller one on top. Make sure to line up the slots and to only glue them on the vertical edges outside the slots. This will allow the slider to slide. Then glue the web piece to the bottom of the base card. Actually the top rectangle isn’t necessary if you leave it black, but if you want the top of the base to have a different color you need it.
This card is very difficult to assemble so read the directions a few times first to be sure you got it. It doesn’t help that the workings are black so I made an orange version to show you how to assemble it.
I used tape glue in this example. When you make your card, use liquid glue. This is very important because the card needs the extra strength to stay together through the movement. We are going to glue the piece that looks like an S first. Put glue on the end part. like this:
Make a box with the last three sections and attack the glue to the rest of the piece. Put glue on the bottom of the box.
Then fold the piece around and attach the top fold to the bottom of the box like this:
Put glue on the back and bottom of this piece.
Next, slide the long uncreased part of the other piece through the two slots in the top large rectangle and passing between the two rectangles. Glue the little fold to the base card just below the center fold to separate it from the back. Glue the other folded piece to it so that it is even with the bottom. Lastly glue the whole piece to the bottom. When you have done all that it should look like this. ( I only included one of the slotted rectangles and left out the web piece.) The base looks a little warped in the picture because of all the dozens of times I tried to figure this out. When you make this card it will be straight.
Finishing the Halloween Pulley Card
Open and close the card a few times to make sure the back slides and the other pieces fold properly.
Once you are sure it works properly add the rest of the embellishments. The moon attaches to the base card. The witch attaches to the top of the pulley mechanism. The tombstone attaches to the big rectangle and the gate attaches to the small rectangle. This is what gives the card its layers.
Attach the ghost to the card band and wrap the band around the closed card. Be sure that it is loose enough to slide on and off. As I said earlier, this keeps the card closed and adds some decoration to the front when the card is closed.