Monday, August 20, 2012

Jack-o-lantern Surprise Invitation Tutorial- A new Venture

This Jack-o-lantern holds a fun little secret. If you lift his lid he reveals a special invitation or greeting. There's also another surprise... it's my first tutorial/pattern in my new Etsy shop!

I've struggled with the idea of selling on Etsy for a long time and kept coming back to the same thing- I don't want to make a lots of crafts to sell. But I do love making new crafts and sharing those ideas and how-to's with people. So creating patterns and tutorials seemed like the perfect thing!

The pdf file tutorial includes:
        • A detailed step by step tutorial with photos 
        • Printable tracing templates
        • Printable invitation cards
        • And six bonus face templates 
The card was designed as an invitation but it can easily be made into a greeting card. And although the Jack-o-lantern theme is for Halloween the face can be omitted to make a pumpkin card suitable for Fall or Thanksgiving. 

I have a few more listings I'm working on. In the meantime I hope some of you who have Etsy experience (both shoppers and sellers) will let me know what you think about my first listing.

And rest assured... just because I'm now putting patterns and tutorials into an Etsy shop... that doesn't mean I'll stop doing free downloads and all the tutorials here on MegaCrafty.


  1. Congrats on getting your Etsy shop going! I think this is a wonderful idea for you, and I wish you lots of success!

  2. Fantastic Meg! I'll go check it out and you know I'll share!

  3. Your Jack-o-lantern Invitation card PDF is fantastic! I just made my first one today - and from one who does not usually make things from paper, I can say your instructions and illustrations left no questions - no stone unturned. You could not have been more clear.

    I especially love the special guide you included for assembly so there can be no mistake! They turn out perfectly every time!

    Very well done, Meg.

  4. I find the "pull the top of the pumpkin" invitation so clever! Congratulations, and I wish you the best luck with Etsy!


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