A Halloween Cricut Card Idea Using The Designer’s Calendar Cartridge

Here is the quickest and cutest handmade Halloween greeting card. I used the Cricut Designer’s Calendar cartridge to cut out this hanging spider that was cut at 3 1/2 inches with my Cricut Expression machine and then attached it to a web that I cut with a Martha Stewart border punch.

This is a perfect “spooky” Cricut Card Idea that you can make using some of your paper scraps.  We all have that pile of scraps, whether they are in a basket, box, or organized by color in a large envelope.

I stamped the inside of the A2 card with the clear stamp set that I still can’t remember who it is from (you can see picture in the post from the other day), but this time I used tuxedo black memento ink.


Now that I am looking at this picture, (and the card next to me) you may want to “bling” up your spider or the web with some stickles for a shimmery, sparkly effect.  I just might do that!

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

Making a Handmade Halloween Card Using the Cricut 3 Birds on Parade Cartridge

This is the cutest cartridge ( I say that about all of my cartridges).  I am talking about the 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge.  You don’t have to like birds to use this cartridge.

There are so many ways to dress up these birds for every occasions.  So for my first card I decided to make a Ghost, just in time for Halloween.

Using my Cricut Expression machine, I cut each layer out  at 3 inches which is perfect for this A2 size card, which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  And for the inside of the card I rubber stamped the saying Trick or Treat using Stampin’ Up orange ink, and a clear Halloween stamp set that I have no clue who made this set, sorry, but I took a picture to show you the set.


I put this all together using the Zig two way glue pen.  I just love the way it turned out.  I will definitely be sending these cute handmade Halloween cards out to wish my family and friends a Happy Halloween.


Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

New Gypsy Promotion with 6 Free Cricut Cartridge Downloads

Hi everyone,

I wanted to share some big Gypsy news with you all ~ I received actually two emails from 2 “higher up” cricut gals telling me some fantastic news and I want to pass it along to my readers as well.

Buy and register a Gypsy by Cricut by October 31 and receive 6 (SIX!) free cartridges downloaded to you Gypsy – including the exclusive, all-new “Smile Cards” cartridge (and don’t forget about Gypsy Wanderings and Gypsy Font cartridges that come pre-loaded on the machine). It’s a $419 value!!

~ Smiley Cards (new and exclusive to this promotion)b n
~ Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (not available in retail)
~ Christmas (not available in retail)
~ Blackletter (not available in retail)
~ Printing Press (not available in retail)
~ Indie Art (not available in retail)

All current Gypsy owners are INCLUDED!! Simply register your Gypsy by October 31, 2010 and get access to all downloads. Register at www.cricut.com/gypsy.

Downloads will be available through a special update to your Gypsy starting November 1st!!

New Gypsy cartridge downloads are easy! Just connect your Gypsy to your computer and you’ll automatically be prompted how to start. In just a few steps, you’ll be able to download all six cartridges containing thousands of images! And with the Gypsy, you’ll have all the cartridge artwork and keypad overlays on your Gypsy screen, so there’s no actual cartridge, handbook or packaging.

You only have a few weeks. Don’t miss out!