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Create a Critter 2 Contest-Pumpkin Bag & Cards


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Design by: AScrapbookNut (4 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Project tags: Boxes/Bags/Tags Halloween Cards Gifts

An adorable pumpkin bag that can hold 4 mini 3x3 cards, and some treats for your friends, family or even for a favor for a Halloween party. This project could very well use up all your halloween scraps!

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Lime Green Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Dark Green Cardstock
  • Yellow Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • Off white Cardstock
  • Orange Cardstock
  • Green Yellow Cardstock
  • Lt Lavender Cardstock
  • Grey Cardstock
  • Lt Blue Cardstock
  • Medium Pink Cardstock
  • Assorted Halloween Pattern Paper
  • Pop Dots
  • Liquid Glue
  • Glow in the Dark Wiggle Eyes
  • Glitter
  • Assorted Halloween Stamps
  • Scoring board
  • Paper trimmer
  • Black Ink
  • Copy Paper

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

With the Sneak Peek Create a Critter 2 images, cut out the Boo, haunted house and its layer, Pumpkin bag and candy wrapper and its layers, ghost and its layers, and clouds of various sizes. With the Happy Haunting cartridge, cut out the bats. With the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge, cut out bats, waves, and the ghostly pirate ship. Assemble all paper piecings together. Set aside.
For the bag: Cut the black Icon pumpkin bag with handles out at 5.236x5.486 out of black cardtsock twice. Cut the orange pumpkin Icon-s out at 3.403x4.042 twice. Assemble the two pieces together for both sides. Cut a 9.75x2" piece of black cardstock using a paper trimmer. Using your scoring board, score the short side .25". On the long side, score it at 3.25 and again at 6.5". Assemble your bag.
For the Boo Card: Take a piece of 3x6 piece of cardstock, and fold in half. Place the pattern paper on the cardstock leaving a border. Glue the purple cloud down, centering it slightly. Add the wiggly eyes to the "Boo", then pop dot the phrase to the card.

Haunted House Card: Glitter the moon, and the front door of the haunted house. Let dry. Take a piece of 3x6 cardstock and fold in half. Place pattern paper on card leaving a small border. Add a piece of orange cardstock smaller than the mat. Stamp Fright Night with black Ink. Pop dot the haunted house. Glue down the cloud behind the moon, then pop dot the bat.
Pumpkin Bag Card: Take a piece of 3x6 cardstock, and fold in half. Place the pattern paper onto the cardstock with a small border around it. Take a small piece of cardstock smaller than the pattern piece, and stamp "halloween treats". Take a small piece of white cardstock and glue it to the Halloween Treats piece. Pop dot the pumpkin bag, and candy wrapper onto the card.

Pirate Ghost: Take a piece of 3x6 cardstock, and fold in half. Glue the pirate ship down. While glue is still wet, slide the cloud underneath the ship's flag and glue down. Pop dot the waves at the bottom of the ship. Pop dot the pirate ghost to the lower left corner, and pop dot the bat in the upper right hand corner.
With the Wild Card Cartridge, do a 3" square envelope (Letter B) using copy paper. Assemble 4 envelopes, and place them in the bag. I normally use white copy paper because it's cheaper, but feel free to use leftover pattern paper, or other color copy paper. When cutting with the your cricut blade with copy paper, please use less pressure for cutting.

Place your cards in the bag with a few treats!
If you are looking for an easy glue for your envelopes. try this method: Mix Equal parts of elmer's glue, and vinegar in a tight resealable small bowl. (I start with a tablespoon) Add a drop of peppermint, almond, or vanilla for flavor. With a small paintbrush, apply a thin layer at the flap. Let dry throughly. When you want to use the envelope, lick like usual, and seal. :)

Disclaimer: THESE ARE NOT MAILABLE CARDS!!

Step 1

With the Sneak Peek Create a Critter 2 images, cut out the Boo, haunted house and its layer, Pumpkin bag and candy wrapper and its layers, ghost and its layers, and clouds of various sizes. With the Happy Haunting cartridge, cut out the bats. With the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge, cut out bats, waves, and the ghostly pirate ship. Assemble all paper piecings together. Set aside.

Step 2

For the bag: Cut the black Icon pumpkin bag with handles out at 5.236x5.486 out of black cardtsock twice. Cut the orange pumpkin Icon-s out at 3.403x4.042 twice. Assemble the two pieces together for both sides. Cut a 9.75x2" piece of black cardstock using a paper trimmer. Using your scoring board, score the short side .25". On the long side, score it at 3.25 and again at 6.5". Assemble your bag.

Step 3

For the Boo Card: Take a piece of 3x6 piece of cardstock, and fold in half. Place the pattern paper on the cardstock leaving a border. Glue the purple cloud down, centering it slightly. Add the wiggly eyes to the "Boo", then pop dot the phrase to the card.

Haunted House Card: Glitter the moon, and the front door of the haunted house. Let dry. Take a piece of 3x6 cardstock and fold in half. Place pattern paper on card leaving a small border. Add a piece of orange cardstock smaller than the mat. Stamp Fright Night with black Ink. Pop dot the haunted house. Glue down the cloud behind the moon, then pop dot the bat.

Step 4

Pumpkin Bag Card: Take a piece of 3x6 cardstock, and fold in half. Place the pattern paper onto the cardstock with a small border around it. Take a small piece of cardstock smaller than the pattern piece, and stamp "halloween treats". Take a small piece of white cardstock and glue it to the Halloween Treats piece. Pop dot the pumpkin bag, and candy wrapper onto the card.

Pirate Ghost: Take a piece of 3x6 cardstock, and fold in half. Glue the pirate ship down. While glue is still wet, slide the cloud underneath the ship's flag and glue down. Pop dot the waves at the bottom of the ship. Pop dot the pirate ghost to the lower left corner, and pop dot the bat in the upper right hand corner.

Step 5

With the Wild Card Cartridge, do a 3" square envelope (Letter B) using copy paper. Assemble 4 envelopes, and place them in the bag. I normally use white copy paper because it's cheaper, but feel free to use leftover pattern paper, or other color copy paper. When cutting with the your cricut blade with copy paper, please use less pressure for cutting.

Place your cards in the bag with a few treats!

Step 6

If you are looking for an easy glue for your envelopes. try this method: Mix Equal parts of elmer's glue, and vinegar in a tight resealable small bowl. (I start with a tablespoon) Add a drop of peppermint, almond, or vanilla for flavor. With a small paintbrush, apply a thin layer at the flap. Let dry throughly. When you want to use the envelope, lick like usual, and seal. :)

Disclaimer: THESE ARE NOT MAILABLE CARDS!!

Awards
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SHOWCASED - A FEATURED PROJECT
SHOWCASED - A FEATURED PROJECT
PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES
PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES
CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES
CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES
  • PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES

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Such a sweet mini card set and I love the jack-o-lantern bag!

Published on October 19, 2012 by NadiaHerbstMcConnell Flag Comment As Inappropriate