Halloween Fun with the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge

Do you love Halloween and all the frightful fun that comes along with it?  If so, you owe it to yourself to check out the Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge.  It has so many uses - it's hard to know where to start!

Let's see...

You can use it to make:

  • treat bags and candy wrappers for trick-or-treaters
  • decorations for your front porch and fireplace mantel
  • die cuts for your scrapbooking layouts
  • embellishments for homemade costume party invitations

In addition to all the one-dimensional die cuts, you can also use the Happy Hauntings cartridge to make fun three-dimensional items, including a haunted house to decorate your dining room table or a bunch of candy caskets for your little one to pass out at school.

I absolutely love all the  Halloween themed die cuts on this cartridge.  There is a huge variety, including tombstones, jack-o-lanterns, and bats, as well as Dracula, Frankenstein, and other infamous monsters.  I also love all the creepy frames loaded on this cartridge.  I can't decide - should I use these in my scrapbooking layouts, or should I get some black vinyl to decorate the walls for October 31?  I guess I could do both!

There are six different creative features on this cartridge, and these are what sold me on this one over the 2010 Halloween Seasonal cartridge (Pumpkin Carving and October 31st).  There are two different fonts and a phrase feature.  If you use your Cricut for scrapbooking, these are a must-have for creating titles for your layouts.  

Well, I have rambled on long enough.  You probably want to see some projects created with the Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge.  Well, here are links to some of my favorites:

This first one is for all your quilters out there.  Heather Lancaster (does that name sound familiar?  It should!) used Happy Hauntings on a Halloween applique, which she then framed.  The applique featured an owl from this cart and the word "Beware". It turned out adorable!  Even if you shy away from the sewing machine, make sure to check it out - it would be very easy to create something similar using paper.  By the way, if you can't Heather's name, she has designed the artwork on different cartridges - for example, Locker Talk comes to mind.

For an easy project, check out these Halloween candy gram cards made by Meesh.  They are absolutely adorable, and make good use of my favorite Halloween colors - orange, black and of course, purple!

Do you need some scrapbooking ideas using this cartridge?  If so, make sure to stop by Courtney Lane to check out Melanie's "boo!" layout.  It is absolutely adorable, and it really would be easy to scraplift.

Have you made anything with the Cricut Happy Hauntings cartridge?  We would love to hear about it!  If you have a blog, feel free to drop a link to the post about your project, or if not, just let us know what you made!

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