Friday, August 24, 2012

Too Early for Halloween?

It's never too early to get ready for Halloween, although with the latest Artiste Cricut Collection, you'll be able to procrastinate more.

How cute would these make as a party favor filled with finger gummies, or eyeball gummies or gum?  Any body part would go well with the saying.

This coffin was cut on Kraft paper at half the maximum size -- 3.75" -- and then stamped with the Backdrop-Charmed stamp set using Black ink.  I almost covered the lid completely, but what it didn't cover wasn't missed.  You'll want to stamp before you assemble.

The saying  mat is cut from Slate paper at 1.50" and the cat is 1" from Black paper.  I bent the cat's legs in opposite directions to create the feet and then used Liquid Glass to adhere the cat to the lid (after it was assembled).

You can decorate your house with the full sized version of the coffin.  It doesn't look bigger than the upper one, but it is cut at 7.5".  This one isn't as elaborately decorated because it was my first one and the Artiste cartridge was much newer (I couldn't take too long to decorate -- there were more images to cut)! 

Everything paper came from the Artiste cartridge.  The skeleton is two separate images but you cut them at the same size so they match.  The word "Boo!" is also cut from the cartridge.  I'm telling you, with 698 different and new images from Art Philosophy, these two cartridges are the only ones I use (and need to use)!

So where are these images on the cartridge?  For those of us who have the Expressions 2, I refer to images on a Column Row grid.  For instance, the coffins are found at C6R5.  That's column 6 row 5.  And it's the 3D object.  If you have an earlier version of Cricut, then it's on the "Eek!" key.  The cat (card) and skeleton (accent 2 and accent 2 shift) are found on the same key.

The focal mats (card and card shift) and "Boo!" (shift) are found on the C7R5 or "Halloween" key.

On these two cartridge keys you'll also find a tombstone with overlay, an owl, spider web, web border, "Spooky", a bat folded card, banners, yo-yos, pumpkin faces, web cupcake liner, spider, and a box with decorations.

Want a Halloween kit fit for a party?  Check out and order the Workshop on the Go Spellbound Cricut Kit.  You'll have instructions to make a party for 8 including treat bags, cupcake picks and liners, soda wraps, and a banner.  The paper is only available in this kit and can be yours for $32.95 (plus tax and shipping).

Products Used (all CTMH):
Z1789  Kraft Cardstock
Z1790  Cricut Artiste Collection
X5930  Slate Cardstock
1386     Black Cardstock
Z1701   Neutral Assortment Baker's Twine
Z2118   Desert Sand Ink (sponged around all edges)

Small Coffin:
D1490  Backdrop -- Charmed
B1399  Crafted with Love (saying - found in Spring/Summer 2012)
Z2105  Black Ink
Z2173  Slate Ink
Z1393  Black Mini Medley Accents Collection
Z679    Liquid Glass
Z1741  Haunted Assortment
Z1151  3D Foam Tape

Large Coffin:
Z1335  Licorice Opaques Adhesive Gems