Sara Stars

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Halloween Party Invitations with the Cricut

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I finally finished my Halloween party invitations…they were some work, but I think well worth the effort.  Using my Cricut Expression with the Fabulous Finds and Storybook cartridge, I created this great looking 3 fold out invitation, with the details of the party hidden behind these great little doors.

See below for more details.

Halloween Party InvitationsHalloween Party Invitations

Here are some basic steps to how I created these:

1.  Use the Cricut and the Fabulous Finds cartrige.  Cut a gray or black bazzil cardstock <trialbm2> at 6″

2.  Cut <trialbm2> at 6″ with blackout option from Halloween print paper  (I used  Making Memories Spook Alley collection).  This year the paper collection is double sided so you can use that duel sides to save some time.

3.  I cut 3 <trialbm2> at 6″ from various Halloween print paper with the inserts option.

4.  The Halloween print cutout is your backing, adhere the 3 different inserts to the wrong-side of the Halloween paper.

5. Print the location of “where” you are going to have the party on a small strip of vellum and adhere on top of the left most insert.

6.  Print the location of “When” you are going to have the party on a small strip of vellum and adhere to the middle insert in a centered location so when you place the solid cardstock over you can view it through the “window”.

7.  The “RSVP” information gets placed in the same fashion as “When” but in the bottom centered location.

8.  The right most insert should just have an embellishment element that fits the “Beware” theme.  I just used a variety puffy vampire, witches or bats.

9.Adhere the plain cardstock on top of the 3 inserts.

10.  Cut a 1″ strip of paper from Halloween paper and glue that to the top of the solid cardstock.  Use scissors to trim the strip around the top.

11.   Storybook <crnrSwrl> with Accent/Frame option and cut at 2.5″ from black cardstock to create the accent on the left most window.

12.  Storybook <crnrSwrl> with Fancy/Corner option and cut 2.25″ from black cardstock to create the accent of the right most window.

13. Fabulous Finds <tab6> at 1″ and cut out 4 tabs from the maroon paper for each invitation (these were really tricky – if you can think of a better way to put the labels on – I advise this is the area to be more simple and save yourself some time.

14.  I printed the text “Where”, “When”, “RSVP” and “Beware” repeated on green paper then used Fabulous Find <tab6> at 1″ with the insert option and used the center point option to align the blade in the center of the text.

15.  Adhere the inserts to the back of doors of each section.  Fold them over.  Align and ahere the inserts.  Then close the tabs and adhere.

16.  I used Making Memories spook alley embellishments to embellish each tab.

17.  Use a embosser tool to fold each section properly.

18.  Add an embellishment to cover each hole that is on the backside of your invite (mine are from the Making Memories Spook Alley)

18.  Wrap with raffia or twine.

19.  Use another embellishment to tie of your work of art 🙂

20.  Feel free to ask any other questions…enjoy!


Written by sarastars

October 22, 2009 at 3:17 am

Posted in Halloween, Invitations

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  1. WOW I LOVE these invites!!! Great job!


    November 12, 2009 at 3:05 am

  2. Hey I love love love these!! could you give me some direction on how to make these? I’d really like to make some for my up coming halloween party!thanks


    October 2, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    • Working on this tonight! Stay tuned…


      October 3, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    • Hi! I put up some instructions…let me know if you need further detail or assistance.


      October 6, 2010 at 3:46 am

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