hallowe’en card: folding wings bat

i had an idea for a hallowe’en card. i took some black construction paper, folded it in half and drew an outline of a bat.

half bat traced on paper imadeitso.com

i cut the bat out, sketched in some features, and folded the wings in on itself…

bat card with wings folded in imadeitso.com

i added a message to all of you on the bat’s tummy…

finished folding wings bat card imadeitso.com

i did this while my youngest napped, and it took only about 20 minutes start to finish…

message on folding wings bat card imadeitso.com

on the other hand, i spent roughly eleventy days creating the printable template below.  if you must know, photoshop and i are still in the awkward getting-to-know-you stage.

and so, i humbly offer you my first pdf template…

batty pdf imadeitso.com

click me! ah-ha-ha!

if you make something from it, let me know! i’d love to see.

this project was featured on the following sites. thank you all!

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21 Responses to hallowe’en card: folding wings bat

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  2. This sparked fond memories of a children’s book I hadn’t thought about in a while…Rufus by Tomi Ungerer. There is surprisingly little about it online, although I did find it on a great blog called Vintage Children’s Books My Kid Loves. http://www.vintagechildrensbooksmykidloves.com/2010/05/rufus.html
    Ana – another area of ‘vintage’ to explore!

  3. Victoria says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha awesome!!! I have never given out Halloween cards before but I think I may start. This is super cute, and the message inside is hilarious!

  4. too cute, ana!
    i’ve been thinking about designing some halloween cards, but no time to give it much thought (i’m already focused on christmas).

  5. imadeitso says:

    aw, thanks you guys. victoria, i’m so glad you “get” me :)

    prairie lemon ~ rufus is adorable! thanks for the link, and for enabling encouraging me down another path of vintage treasures! love that.

  6. Jess says:

    Jaina is totally going to want to make those :)

  7. Angela says:

    Awesome, I’m totally going to have to make some of these. But I am going to have to give them upside down. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Sheryl says:

    cute – I’ll make them as window decorations and post a pic

  12. Rachel says:

    That is so cute! I just clicked over from Craft Gossip. I would love to link to this if you didn’t mind.

  13. cathy says:

    Wonderful idea, i am making party invites out of them…..

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  15. Liz says:

    Such a cute lil bat. I love the idea, my four year old would love a lil bat note left just for him. Thanks!

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