Easy to Make Halloween TRICK or TREAT card with your Cricut

Trick or Treat

When I designed this homemade Halloween card I was thinking of spooky, misty looking cobwebs as part of the main design. But what to use to achieve that look..I considered layers of cricut cobweb shape cuts but paper didn't have the quality I was looking for. Honestly I searched around my house for something porous and wispy looking and I came across a bag of pillow stuffing material..perfect!

Trick or Treat Handmade Card

Trick or Treat!
Trick or Treat!

Handmade with Cricut

All the cards I've created use my Cricut Expression die-cutting machine. The Cricut is incredibly easy to use and the cuts you create are sharp and precise. Cricut cartridges come in so many designs; themed for holidays, special occasions, collections of critters, and phrases.

The secrets to successful Cricut cutouts is to make sure your blade is always a sharp one and the sticky mat is clean and very sticky

The single most useful part of my Cricut creating is having The Cricut Essentials kit at my side. It comes with an extra blade, sticky mat, and the tools needed. I can't say enough about making sure this is a part of your Cricut homemade greeting card process.

Some of the Trick or Treat card details

I love using Spiders as a focal point on my homemade Halloween cards; they can be whimsical or very spooking, scary looking. My spider is a large 2" cutout and I cut him using a very heavy weight sparkling cardstock.

The Trick or Treat phrase on my card is a single cut phrase from the October 31 Cricut cartridge. I cut this large, 3", to accent the great edge details. The background piece of cardstock is a heavy weight piece of black cardstock which I hand cut in an oval shape just a big bigger than the Trick or Treat phrase. After I cut the piece of black cardstock I took the edge of my scissors and "scraped" the edge around the black cardstock edge giving it a torn, shredded look.

The Web adhered to the Trick or Treat phrase was also cut large, 4", and adhered right over the Trick or Treat phrase. I used the same sparkling cardstock. I did have to trim off the bottom web strand to fit on the card.

My favorite part of this card is the pillow stuffing cobweb detail. Just a pinch of the material is needed and the glue is dotted on the card then the pillow stuffing is pressed down gently. Because only the bottom layer of the pillow stuffing is adhered, you do have to be careful to not pull on the top layer.

What you need

  • Cricut machine cartridge: October 31
  • Cricut machine pressure: Max
  • Cricut machine speed: Medium
  • Cricut machine blade depth: #4
  • Pillow Stuffing
  • Adhesive: 2 Way
  • Cricut Essentials Kit: All the tools to create a great card

Details with Photos

Base Card folded
Base Card folded
Sparkly Spider
Sparkly Spider
Pillow Stuffing
Pillow Stuffing
Sparkly Spider Web
Sparkly Spider Web
Trick or Treat Shape Cutout
Trick or Treat Shape Cutout
Background cardstock for Trick or Treat cutout
Background cardstock for Trick or Treat cutout
Layers adhered
Layers adhered
Layers adhered to base card
Layers adhered to base card
Sparkly Web Adhered
Sparkly Web Adhered
Pillow Stuffing adhered
Pillow Stuffing adhered
Sparkly Spider adhered to pillow stuffing
Sparkly Spider adhered to pillow stuffing
Finished
Finished

How to Make it

Cut a piece of heavy weight cardstock to measure 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Fold the cardstock on the longer edge. Using a folding tool helps you get that clean, precise fold for the card.

The finished card will measure 5 1/2" wide x 4 1/4" high.



Sparkling Spider

Cut 1 <Spider> measuring 2" using the Spider base keyboard key. This will cut out the big Spider. I used a Sparkling silver toned cardstock.





Cobweb 3D

Take a pinchful of pillow stuffing material and pull it apart a bit so it resembles layers of cobwebs.





Cobweb Flat

Cut 1 <Web> measuring 4" using the Web base keyboard key. This will cut out the large flat Cobweb. I used the same sparkling silver toned cardstock.





Trick or Treat phrase

Cut 1 <TrckrTrt> measuring 3" using the Trick or Treat sign base keyboard key. This will cut out the Trick or Treat phrase with the great edge detail. I used a bright Orange piece of cardstock.




Trick or Treat background

Handcut a loosely oval shaped piece of Black cardstock to be just a bit bigger than the Trick or Treat phrase.

With one edge of your scissors, rub it along the edge of the background piece, it will shred and slightly tear the edges.




Phrase layers

Adhere the Trick or Treat phrase to the black piece of cardstock background.






Phrase adhered

Take the finished Trick or Treat phrase layers and adhere to the center bottom of the base card.




Web adhered

Take the sparkling silver single layer web and adhere it to the top right of the base card. You will have to trim off a tiny end of the bottom web strand to fit.




Pillow Stuffing

With your glue - dot all over the single layer sparkling web then take a pinch of the pillow stuffing material and gently press down so that as much of the pillow stuffing is adhered but stay puffy on the card.




Large Spider

Dot all over the back of the large sparkling spider then gently press onto the pillow stuffing web. The spider will look as if he is suspended in the web.




Finished!

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frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America

I don't have a Cricut, but your description is great...you did a nicely spooky job!


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MimiKat33 3 years ago from Northeastern NY State, USA Author

Thanks for your comment. My Cricut machine makes the creativity flow. The Expression model is my 2nd machine; I sold my Cricut Create at a yard sale; maybe you can find one to try.

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