Easy Halloween Cards

LEARN TO CREATE EASY AND FUN HALLOWEEN CARDS WITH GIFT CARD SLEEVES TO GIVE TO YOUR LITTLE TRICK OR TREATERS

Let’s face it, this year as a whole is completely different. Trick or Treating is no exception. With things changing rapidly, nobody knows if the holiday tradition will take place! So, I came up with these easy Halloween cards to give to our family members!

The card includes a gift card sleeve so you can add a little something special for them to get what they want. That way, you are avoiding any contact with the bags of candy – both your hands and mouth! LOL!

The best part about my design is that it utilizes the Print then Cut function of your Cricut Maker or Explore Air 2. If you don’t have a cutting machine, no worries! You can print off the PDF version of the card on your home printer!

In this tutorial, I’ll give you my step by step instructions and tell you what materials I think work best when making this project.

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HALLOWEEN CARDS – MATERIALS LIST

Trick or Treat Cards

Trick or Treat Cards

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

These cute cards are perfect to give to your little Trick-or-Treater, no matter what their age!

Materials

  • My FREE Trick or Treat Card SVG Cut File
  • Cricut Cardstock
  • Adhesive or glue. I am using Crafter's Tape

Tools

  • A way to cut your cardstock. I am using my FABULOUS Cricut Maker. You could also use your Cricut Explore Air 2!
  • A home printer
  • Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)
  • Cricut Scoring Wheel or Stylus
  • Cricut Pen. I am using Black.
  • Cricut Scraper
  • Cricut Brayer

Instructions

STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

Download the SVG Cut file for the Trick or Treat Card (#43) from The File Vault. Get access by joining the club.

STEP 2 - UPLOAD THE SVG FILE TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE

If you aren't familiar with uploading SVG files into Design Space, take a look at my quick and easy tutorial here. Using your smartphone? Click here for my step-by-step guide on uploading SVG files with the Cricut App.

STEP 3 - UNGROUP CARD LAYERS

The file will upload into Cricut Design Space grouped together. You will want to hit the UNGROUP button to separate the layers.

ungroup your design

STEP 4 - CONVERT FOLD LINES TO SCORE LINES AND ATTACH TO ENVELOPE

Scroll down the list in the LAYERS panel and find the envelope. Click the fold line.

click the cut line of the envelope

Change the fold lines to score lines by changing the LINE TYPE from CUT to SCORE.

convert the line to a score line in the linetype menu

Attach the score line and the envelope by highlighting the GROUP the envelope is under.

select the envelope group

Select the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

click attach in the lower right corner of the layers panel

STEP 5 - PREP THE BACK OF YOUR CARD

Scroll down the list in the LAYERS panel and find the card back. Click the text.

select the text for the back of your card

Change the text to draw by changing the LINE TYPE from CUT to DRAW.

convert the text to draw in the linetype menu

Attach the text and the back of your card by highlighting the GROUP both are under.

select the back of the card group

Select the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

click attach in the lower right corner of the layers panel

STEP 6 - PREP THE GIFT CARD SLEEVE

Scroll down the list in the LAYERS panel and find the gift card sleeve. Click the text.

select the text for the gift card holder

Change the text to draw by changing the LINE TYPE from CUT to DRAW.

change the text to draw in the linetype menu

Now, click the fold lines.

select the score lines for the gift card holder

Change the fold lines to score lines by changing the LINE TYPE from CUT to SCORE.

change the lines to score in the linetype menu

Attach the score lines, text, and the gift card sleeve by highlighting the GROUP the layers are under.

select the gift card holder group

Select the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

click attach in the lower right corner of the layers menu

STEP 7 - UPLOAD AND PREP THE PRINT THEN CUT IMAGE

Following the same process from step 2, upload the print then cut thank you image from your download. It is in the "Print then Cut" file.

When you get to the IMAGE TYPE screen, select COMPLEX.

after uploading the print then cut image, select complex

Then, click CONTINUE.

click continue

You will see a preview of your image. Click CONTINUE.

click continue

Make sure to select PRINT THEN CUT IMAGE.

make sure the print then cut option is highlighted

Then click SAVE.

click save

Now that your print then cut image is uploaded, unlock the image by pressing the LOCK.

once your print then cut image is uploaded into design space, unlock the image by clicking the lock

Change the size of your print then cut image to 5 inches wide by 7 inches tall.

change the dimensions of your print then cut image to 5 inches by 7 inches

Place the image over the white card layer and highlight both layers.

move the image over the blank white rectangle included in your download

highlight both layers

Select CENTER HORIZONTALLY and CENTER VERTICALLY under the ALIGN dropdown menu.

ensure proper alignment by selecting center horizontal and center vertical in your align menu

ensure proper alignment by selecting center horizontal and center vertical in your align menu

Select the FLATTEN option in the lower right hand corner.

select flatten to convert both layers to print then cut

Click the green MAKE IT button in the upper right corner.

click the green make it button

STEP 8 - PRINT YOUR IMAGE AND MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS

When you get to the PREPARE screen, you will see the print then cut image with the black box around it. Click CONTINUE.

you will see the print then cut image, click continue

Select SEND TO PRINTER.

click send to printer

Make sure you have the ADD BLEED optional toggled.

make sure the add bleed option is selected

Click PRINT.

click print

STEP 9 - LOADING YOUR MATS AND CUTTING YOUR MATERIALS

Following the prompts in Design Space, attach your cardstock to the Cricut StandardGrip Mat.

To load the mat into the machine, press the double arrows button. Do make sure that the mat is positioned under the mat guides.

Hit the "C" button once it begins to flash and you are on your way to cutting out your card!

Once the cut is complete, the double arrows will flash again. Press it and the mat will unload.

Repeat Step 9 until all layers are cut.

STEP 10 - ASSEMBLE YOUR CARD

Start by folding the envelope along the score lines.

once everything is cut out, start assembling by folding the envelope

Press with the Cricut Scraper to ensure everything is folded well.

press the fold lines with your scraper

Apply glue or adhesive to the tabs and press to form your envelope.

add adhesive to the tabs and press to form the envelope

Now, fold the gift card sleeve along the score lines.

fold the score lines of the gift card holder

Press with the Cricut Scraper to ensure everything is folded well.

press with your scraper

Apply glue or adhesive to the tabs.

add adhesive to the two tabs

Fold the back panel up and press to adhere.

press firmly to adhere the gift card holder together

Next, add adhesive to the back side of one of the card layers.

add adhesive to the reverse side of your card

Align the two card layers and press.

add your print then cut layer and press to form your card

Finally, apply glue or adhesive to the back of the gift card sleeve.

add adhesive to the back of your gift card holder

Position the gift card sleeve where you'd like and press to adhere.

place where you desire and press to secure the gift card holder to your card

Your card is ready to personalize and gift!

your card is completeyour card is complete

This card is so easy and really cute! While I know the kiddos would really like candy, this will be even better if you tell them they get to go to the store and pick out what they want!

Post a photo in the comment section or tag your projects on social media @thebeardedhousewife using the hashtag #beardedhousewife! I’d love to know what you think!

Love,

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  1. So fun and fast! Just whipped one up for my daughter, her fiancée, and my two grand dogs! In goes their favorite local sandwich shop gift certificate and a gift certificate from Pet Smart!!!

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