A Few Halloween & Christmas Projects

Hello! I know the holidays are long past, but I have a few festive projects to share with you that I created for the Cricut Circle Blog. 🙂 Who knows, maybe a few of you are working on those holidays now?! 🙂

First off, some Halloween cards! These cards feature the Pet Shop Lite cartridge . . . I just couldn’t resist dressing up these little critters in their own Halloween costumes! Hehehe! I think it would be fun to dress them up for other holidays, too. Like maybe for St. Patrick’s Day in a few weeks?! 🙂

The patterned papers were created with my Cricut Imagine machine. The text paper is from the Imagine Vintage Papers cartridge, the other papers were created with the Imagine Black & White cartridge . . . I just sent through colored sheets of cardstock! FUN! I spritzed them a bit with black shimmer spray. I also embossed the kraft background with my Cuttlebug machineand the Mesh Texture embossing folder. Creepy, eh? The web is from the Chic & Scary cartridge.

To give some texture to my creepy tarantula, I used Black Soot Distressed Embossing Powder by Ranger, and then added flocking to the tan parts of his body. His beady little eyes were created with black dimensional paint.

The tarantula card seemed to be a little too heeby-jeeby for the Circle members . . . LOL! But I also created a whimsical card with the Pet Shop Lite frog. I added a witch hat to his head with the Autumn Celebrations cartridge.

Again, the orange patterned cardstock was created by sending an orange sheet of cardstock through my Cricut Imagine and printing a black pattern on it with the Imagine Black & White cartridge by Teresa Collins. The background is embossed with my Cuttlebug and a folder from the Art Deco Embossing Folder set. All of the embellishments are from a 2010 Noel Mignon Halloween kit. 🙂

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How about a Halloween page?

I used a Noel Mignon 2010 Halloween kit to create this page. The title and trick-or-treaters silhouette were cut with my Cricut Expression machine and the Autumn Celebrations cartridge. The bats are from the Teresa Collins Chic & Scary cartridge.

I like to cut the titles out more than once on different patterned papers. I then cut the words apart and layered them together. I cut the whole thing again with a cream cardstock and used it behind as an offset shadow.

When I initially posted this page on the Cricut Circle Blog, I received a lot of sweet comments on the machine stitching in the background. I *wish* I could take credit for that, but the cardstock came that way. Cool, right?! It is a pre-stitched cardstock sheet by We R Memory Keepers.

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Finally, I have a Christmas project to share with you! For the October Hello Thursday projects with the Cricut Stencil cartridge, some of the designers were lucky enough to be sent an airbrush system by ColorArtz to try out. I was one of those lucky gals! I had been wanting to create a burlap stocking and knew that the ColorArtz airbrush system would be the PERFECT thing to add color to the nubby texture! I had such a blast with this!

First, I used the Creative Memories ‘Tis the Season cartridgeto cut out a stocking shape that I could use as a pattern for my stocking. I pinned the pattern to the burlap and then cut it out. I used the ColorArtz tool to spray each piece with the lime green and red paint. Worked like a charm!

Next, I wanted to add some design to the top of my stocking. I used the Cricut Stencil cartridge and Cricut Adhesive Backed Stencil Material to cut out to stencils in an argyle pattern. I first painted the red diamonds with the ColorArtz airbrush tool, let it dry (which didn’t take long at all!), and then layered the green “stitches” on top with the second stencil. I LOVED the way it turned out!

How fun with this be to create rustic pillows for a front porch bench for the different holidays?! I definitely will be playing with this tool again!

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I used the Creative Memories ‘Tis the Season cartridge to create the pattern for the stocking above, but I also used it to create the following Christmas scrapbook page with the adorable Creative Memories Holidazzle papers.

LOVE the titles, holiday icons, and label shapes on this cartridge!

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Whew! Well, thanks for stopping by and taking this little trip down “holiday” memory lane with me! I hope you are having a great week!

Happy Scrapping!

Jana

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