By Richelle Naegle
Are you ready for the Halloween season yet? I'm not! It's only September and I generally don't start with my Halloween decorations until the beginning of October. But that changed because when I saw the NEW Potions & Spells Cricut cartridge, ideas just started running through my head. I really wanted to create something with this fun cartridge the moment I saw its potential. So I know I'm a little early but if you want this cartridge for Halloween, now is a great time to order it and for a limited time it's on sale for $20.95! We also carry other Halloween Cricut cartridges.
If you haven't had a chance to check this cartridge out yet, take the time now and browse these fun images that you can cut with this cartridge and your Cricut machine. Some of my favorite images are the owls ( bet you couldn't have guessed that) :), and the frogs and newts. I don't know why those are my favorites, but I just think they are super adorable. This cartridge also has some fun phrases like Once Upon a Midnight Dreary and Eye of Newt. But my absolute favorite thing about this cartridge is some of the shape cards that are on here like the Skeleton holding the sign, and the coffin-shaped card, I can't wait to make some of these fun cards as well.
OK, now for all the details of this card: the overall size of the colored cardstock base is 4.25" x 6", the owls were cut out at 3.75", and Happy Halloween at .75". The top layer of the Happy Halloween was just not coming out very well so I changed it to the drawing feature (don't forget to Attach the images) even though I didn't ungroup, you still have to attach to have it draw and cut at the same time. I used the Midnight (black) marker out of the Antiquity Fine Point Marker Set to draw the image on, which I think turned out really well, perfect for when you want to have small text on something without having to stamp or draw it in yourself.
That's it! A super simple and easy card! Did you get this cartridge and like me had to make something right away? if you start your Halloween crafts early, share them with me on the CraftDirect Facebook page, and if you don't post anything until October I will completely understand. :) But please don't forget to share with us your Potions & Spells Cricut cartridge ideas, so we can inspire each other. And don't forget to save on Cricut cartridges online. Remember that your project is only as good as your supplies. Fresh Cricut blades will make all the difference, and save on Cricut mats, too.
Happy Halloween Creating