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Cute Haunted House Halloween Card Using the Cricut Maker 3

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Make this cute haunted house Halloween card using a Cricut cutting machine! It’s a good beginner Cricut project because it is easy to make.

I received the new Cricut Maker 3 machine to review and some supplies to create this card for Halloween. I truly enjoy working with Cricut and getting creative with my projects.

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to use the new smart materials sticker cardstock with the Cricut Maker 3.

You can still use my design to make this card with other Cricut machines and regular cardstock paper. (But the new sticker cardstock is pretty awesome!)

Looking for more Cricut card ideas? Check out this cutout birthday card.

Black text outlined in white on an orange background reads Easy Cricut Halloween Card. Below text is an overhead view of a completed Halloween card made with purple and orange cardstock decorated with haunted house silhouette, bats, and white ghosts.

Easy Halloween Cut Out Card

Halloween is my favorite holiday so I wanted to make a fun card using my new Cricut Maker 3 machine.

I’ve had my Cricut Explore Air 2 machine for a couple years and have used it to make a variety of things. I use it the most to make cupcake toppers and birthday party decorations and tshirts.

As I read about the features of the new Cricut Maker 3, I got excited about the possibilities.

I’m really loving the new smart materials that can be loaded without a mat. Plus, I’ll be able to cut even more materials than before!

New Cricut Maker 3 cutting machine open and ready to use.

One of the new smart materials from Cricut is sticker cardstock.

Now there’s a great way to cut elements for decorating cards etc without needing glue!

There was a Cricut Access “trick or treat” design with spiderwebs that I loved and wanted to put inside my Halloween card.

However, I found that overly intricate designs and skinny fonts did not cut as neatly as I hoped. It was very fragile.

Using a Cricut pen to have it drawn onto the card probably would have been a better idea.

Black cardstock cut to say trick or treat with spiderwebs in some of the letters inside a purple cardstock card.

It is up to you if you’d like to keep that element when making your card or not.

So back to the new sticker cardstock. I decided I wanted to have the words “Happy Halloween” done in a cutout style, but wanted to add a haunted house to the front of the card.

I decided to use the sticker cardstock for this so I didn’t have to worry about what adhesive to use and if it would warp the front of the card or not.

White woman's hand holding haunted house silhouette cut from black sticker cardstock over Halloween card project.

Plus, then I could easily knock out the cardstock behind the windows to be a different color too.

The sticker cardstock is super easy to use with the Cricut Maker 3 because it doesn’t need a mat to load and cut.

If you have an older cutting machine, you will need a machine mat to load the sticker cardstock.

Haunted House Halloween Card Supplies:

Cardstock and sticker cardstock laying on table in front of Cricut Maker 3 machine.

How to Make a Haunted House Halloween Card with Cricut:

You can create your own design or use my Halloween Card With Haunted House Design. Click customize to alter the size if you want to make the card larger (my final card was about 3.5″x5″ so it was fairly small).

Screenshot of Haunted House Halloween card design from Cricut Design Space.

Ensure the color sync of your elements is correct then click make it.

If you have a Cricut Maker 3 connected, it will ask if all of the materials are being loaded by mat, are smart materials, or if there is a mix.

Screenshot of Design Space asking how materials are being loaded for Cricut Maker 3: smart materials without a mat, on a mat, or mixed.

I selected mix and specified for each if it was on a mat or was smart materials.

The purple and orange cardstock were loaded on mats.

Black sticker cardstock loaded in Cricut Maker 3 without a mat.

The black and white sticker cardstock were smart materials loaded without mats.

Purple cardstock on machine mat loaded in Cricut Maker 3 and scoring stylus in clamp A.

When loading the purple cardstock, also load your scoring tool. This will make it easier to fold the card with a nice straight crease.

White woman's hand holding purple cardstock against table and rolling back blue machine mat.

After everything is finished cutting, weed the letters, windows, door, and pumpkins out of the purple cardstock by flipping the mat upside down and carefully peeling it away from the cardstock.

When peeling the ghosts from the sticker cardstock liner, the eyes and mouth should stay behind without being weeded.

Glue dots on orange insert at top and on back of purple cardstock at bottom.

Using glue dots, I attached the orange cardstock insert to the purple cardstock. I only added it to the one side but you could make the insert larger for the entire inside of the card.

Halloween card closed with orange insert attached inside and showing through cutouts.

Be careful not to apply the glue dots where they will go through cut out openings. (You can also use a different paper adhesive for this part.)

White woman's hand peeling haunted house from black sticker cardstock liner.

Next, peel the haunted house from the black sticker cardstock. The openings in the windows and door should stay on the liner. If they don’t, weed them if needed.

Place the haunted house on the front of the card lining up with the cut outs to show light in the windows and open door. Press it down onto the card.

Overhead view of purple Halloween card with Happy Halloween cutout showing orange insert. Pumpkins are cut out to be orange too. Black haunted house silhouette and bats are applied to front of card.

Then peel and apply the flying bats.

Overhead view of Halloween card project with white sticker cardstock ghosts added to the front. Card is laying next to the sticker cardstock and can see where designs were removed.

Now peel the ghosts from the sticker cardstock and apply them to the front of the card. I placed one to look like it was coming out of the haunted house’s front door and the other flying off higher on the left side. Press them down to stick to the paper.

Finally, write something inside or attach a different design if you wish! I carefully peeled, weeded, and applied the webbed trick or treat design.

Completed haunted house Halloween card standing up on table in front of Cricut Maker 3.

This makes a cute little Halloween card to give to your kids, friends, and family!

More Cricut Projects:

More Halloween Crafts:

Cute Haunted House Halloween Card Cricut Project

Cute Haunted House Halloween Card Cricut Project

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute Haunted House Halloween card for an easy Cricut project.

Materials

Tools

  • LightGrip Machine Mats
  • Weeding tool
  • Scoring tool (scoring stylus or scoring wheel)

Instructions

  1. You can create your own design or use my Halloween Card With Haunted House Design. Click customize to alter the size if you want to make the card larger (my final card was about 3.5"x5" so it was fairly small).
  2. Ensure the color sync of your elements is correct then click make it.
  3. If you have a Cricut Maker 3 connected, it will ask if all of the materials are being loaded by mat, are smart materials, or if there is a mix. I selected mix and specified for each if it was on a mat or was smart materials. The purple and orange cardstock were loaded on mats. The black and white sticker cardstock were smart materials.
  4. When loading the purple cardstock, also load your scoring tool. This will make it easier to fold the card with a nice straight crease.
  5. After everything is finished cutting, weed the letters, windows, door, and pumpkins out of the purple cardstock. When peeling the ghosts from the sticker cardstock liner, the eyes and mouth should stay behind without being weeded.
  6. Using glue dots, I attached the orange cardstock insert to the purple cardstock. I only added it to the one side but you could make the insert larger for the entire inside of the card. Be careful not to apply the glue dots where they will go through cut out openings. (You can also use a different paper adhesive for this part.)
  7. Next, peel the haunted house from the black sticker cardstock. The openings in the windows and door should stay on the liner. If they don't, weed them if needed. Place the haunted house on the front of the card lining up with the cut outs to show light in the windows and open door. Press it down onto the card.
  8. Then peel and apply the flying bats.
  9. Now peel the ghosts from the sticker cardstock and apply them to the front of the card. I placed one to look like it was coming out of the haunted house's front door and the other flying off higher on the left side. Press them down to stick to the paper.
  10. Finally, write something inside or attach a different design if you wish! I carefully peeled, weeded, and applied the webbed trick or treat design.
  11. This makes a cute little Halloween card to give to your kids, friends, and family!

Did you make this project?

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