by Richelle Naegle
I love the fall when the leaves start changing colors and the temperatures start to get cooler...and Halloween! I love to make crafts and decorate for Halloween, mostly because it's like anything goes for Halloween. Really when else can you create a card with a bunch of wiggly eyes in a jar and it be OK?
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How to Make this Halloween Card
I love this card. I thought it was so funny, and honestly a little creepy! But that's what Halloween is all about, right? So let's talk about how easy it was to create the fun two Halloween cards.
The Eye of Newt card is a 5" x 7" design - the jar is from the Home Organization cartridge and was cut out at 6.5". The phrase "eye of newt" is from the Happy Hauntings cartridge and it's cut out at 1.8". The newt is from Potions and Spells and is cut out at 1.5". For the oval, you can use any cartridge that has shapes on it, and cut it out at 2". The patterned paper that I used for both of my cards is from the Haunted Hallows paper stack. American Crafts paper is amazing. I tied the jar with a little bit of Bakers Twine and don't forget to add the wiggly eyes! I also used a lot of pop dots on this card because I wanted it to stand out.
This second card is quite a bit smaller (4.5" x 4.5") and was cut using the Seasonal Soirees cartridge for the web background (at 4.25") and the spiders are from the NEW Creepy Critters cartridge (cut out at 1" for the large one and .5" for the smaller ones). The spider web border is from the Ribbons and Rosettes cut out at .81" (so the height is 4.5"). The "Happy Halloween" phrasing is from Teresa Collins - Chic & Scary cartridge. I had the Cricut Explore write it on vs cutting it out and had it printed on the label.
Share Your Halloween Projects
I know that's a lot of Cricut cartridges to use on two cards! If you didn't have them you could just substitute different cartridges that have similar images. Try our selection of Halloween cartridges. Both of these Cricut Halloween card ideas are super easy to make and would make a fun card for anyone. I know you all have some creative Halloween cards! So share them inspire me and inspire others this Holiday season. Share them on our Google+ Paper Crafting Fanatics page or on our Facebook page! I can't wait to see what you have created.