How to Make Fun Trick or Treaters Cards

LEARN HOW TO MAKE FUN TRICK OR TREATER CARDS ON YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

Halloween can be a busy time of year. You have parties, costume shopping, candy to find…

I wanted to make a fun and simple card that you can make for your little ones and even friends and family.

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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TRICK OR TREATERS LAYERED CARD – MATERIALS LIST

Trick or Treaters Layered Card

Trick or Treaters Layered Card

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

This tutorial will show you how to make fun Halloween cards.

Materials

  • My FREE Trick or Treaters Layered Card SVG Cut File
  • Cardstock
  • Cricut Pen. I am using Black.
  • Glue or adhesive (optional)

Tools

  • A way to cut out your cardstock. I am using my FABULOUS Cricut Maker but you can use any Cricut Explore Series too!
  • Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)
  • Cricut Scoring Wheel or Stylus
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Cricut Scraper

Instructions

STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

Download the SVG Cut file for the Trick or Treaters Layered Card (#137) 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 and change the fold lines to score lines by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to SCORE.

find the score line for the envelope and covert it to score

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

highlight the group and attach

Repeat for the card base.

Find the sentiment layer. Change the text to pen by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to PEN.

find the sentiment layer and convert the text to pen

Attach everything together by highlighting the GROUP the sentiment layer is under and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

highlight the group and attach

Click the GREEN Make It Button.

click the green make it button

STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS

Select on the mat and press CONTINUE.

You will see the layers for this card in the mat preview.

Click the CONTINUE button.

click continue

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

make your material selections

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.

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

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

Note: I have inked the sentiment layer before assembling.

First, layer the silhouette layer onto the sentiment layer.

layer the silhouette layer onto the sentiment layer

Now, mat and layer the messaging panel.

mat and layer the messaging panel

Fold the card base along the score line and burnish.

fold the card base along the score lineburnish with your scraper

Add the messaging panel to the inside of the card.

attach the messaging panel to the inside of the card

Attach the sentiment layer to the front of the card.

attach the front cover panel to the outside of the card

STEP 8 - FORM THE ENVELOPE

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

fold the envelope along the score linesburnish the folds with your scraper

Add glue to the back of the inlay panel as well as around the cutout.

add glue along the outer edge of the inlay

Place the inlay panel over the cutout on the envelope making sure to center it well.

attach to the envelope

Add glue to the bottom of the side flaps.

run glue along the bottom of the side flaps

Bring the bottom flap up and press to form the envelope.

bring the bottom flap up to form the envelope

Your card and envelope are complete.

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Happy Crafting!

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