Happy Halloween Layered Cards

LEARN TO MAKE CUTE HAPPY GHOST LAYERED CARDS FOR HALLOWEEN ON YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

I just love cute Halloween stuff. I have never been one for the scary stuff (American Horror Story is the exception). Our whole house is decked out in cutesy ghosts and pumpkins and bats.

I wanted to make a cute Halloween card inspired by the ghosts I made out of felt that hang on our front porch.

This design is a layered paper design. No pen involved, just layers of cardstock and glue.

Once I finished, I used some Glossy Accents on the sentiment, the spider web, and the potion to add a little shimmer and dimension.

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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HAPPY GHOST LAYERED CARD – MATERIALS LIST

Happy Ghost Layered Card

Happy Ghost Layered Card

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This tutorial will show you how to make an adorable Happy Halloween Layered Card.

Materials

  • My FREE Happy Ghost Card SVG Cut File
  • Cardstock in your choice of colors.
  • Glue or adhesive
  • Glossy Accents (optional)

Tools

  • A way to cut out your cardstock. I am using my FABULOUS Cricut Maker!
  • Cricut LightGrip Cutting Mat (blue) or StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)
  • Cricut Scoring Wheel or Stylus
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Cricut Scraper
  • Cricut Tweezers (optional but so helpful!)

Instructions

STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

Download the SVG Cut file for the Happy Ghost Card (#94) 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 the design

STEP 4 - CONVERT FOLD LINES TO SCORE LINES

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

find the score line of the envelope

Change the fold lines to score lines by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to SCORE.

change the line to score under the operation tab

Attach the score line and the envelope by highlighting the GROUP and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

highlight the envelope group and attach

Repeat this step for the card base.

repeat for the outer card layer

Click the GREEN Make It Button.

click the green make it button

STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS

You will see the nine mats for this card in the mat preview.

Click the CONTINUE button.

click continue in the mat preview

For this tutorial, I am using Medium Cardstock. Select your materials accordingly.

select your materials

Attach your cardstock to the Cricut StandardGrip Mat using the Cricut Brayer.

STEP 6 - LOADING YOUR MATS AND CUTTING YOUR MATERIALS

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

to load the mat, press the flashing arrows button

You will know the machine is ready to cut your material when you see the flashing "C" button. Press that to start the cut.

to begin the cut, press the flashing "C" button

Follow Design Space prompts to change out the scoring wheel and fine point cutting blade.

Once the cut is complete, make sure to peel the mat away from the cardstock rather than the cardstock from the mat. This will prevent any curling of your design.

Repeat Step 6 for until all layers have been cut.

STEP 7 - ASSEMBLE YOUR CARD

Now that everything is cut, we can start to assemble the card.

time to assemble your card

Begin by folding the card base along the score line and burnishing with your scraper.

begin by folding along the score line of the outer cardburnish with your scraper

Next, assemble the embellishments by layering the pieces together. For the ghost, layer the white layer on top of the black layer and add the orange trim to the witch hat.

assemble the embellishmentsassemble the embellishments

For the broom, layer the dark orange layer on top of the light orange layer and glue onto the broom handle.

assemble the embellishmentsassemble the embellishments

For the cauldron, layer the skull on the center of the cauldron and add the potion to the top making sure to create a rim. Add the handle slightly angled to the potion.

assemble the embellishments

Now, place the accent layer and the sentiment onto the orange mat and glue into place.

now place the sentiment and accent layer on the orange mat and glue into place

Add glue to the back of the spider web and adhere into place.

add glue to the back of the spider webadhere into place

You can now add the embellishments on top of the accent layer.

place your ghost onto the accent layernow the cauldronand the broom

your front panel is complete

Flip the orange mat over and add glue to the back.

add glue to the back of the orange mat

Place onto the card base making sure it's centered.

and adhere to the outer card

I also gave you a mat and layer for the inside of the card as well.

STEP 8 - FORM THE ENVELOPE

To make the envelope, begin by folding along the score lines and press the folds with your scraper.

fold the envelope along the score lines and burnish

Add glue or adhesive to the bottom of the side flaps.

add glue to the side flaps

Bring the bottom flap up forming the envelope.

bring up the bottom flap forming the envelope

Your card is ready to send out to that Halloween lover in your family!

your card is finished

I just love how happy this little ghost is. Brewing up his little potion for the party guests. LOL!

Post a photo in the comment section or tag your projects on social media @thebeardedhousewife using the hashtag #beardedhousewife! I’d love to see how yours turn out!!

Happy Crafting!

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