Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Banner - Cricut Contest 2011

Here is the banner that I made for the Cricut Banner contest in September. Thanks for all of the sweet compliments on Facebook :) The instructions are below:
  1. Cut 6 Pennants - 6" (Art Philosophy Cartridge)
  2. Cut 1 of each of the following - 6" from Pumpkin Carvings Cartridge (You'll use the negative - i.e. the stuff you usually throw away):
    1. Square Dracula (for witch eyes and nose)
    2. Square Skeleton (for skeleton)
    3. Square Happy Pumpkin (for candy corn)
    4. Circle Mummy (for mummy) - cut to size
    5. Circle Frankenstein (for Frankenstein) - instead of 6" use 7 3/4" for this one
    6. Circle Dracula (use the eye brow for the witches mouth)
  3. For Frankenstein's bolts - cut 1 Frankenstein layer 1 Italive-s at 6" real dial size from Mini Monsters Cartridge
  4. From Happy Hauntings Cartridge cut:
    1. For Pumpkin - cut 1 Pumpkin 2 -s at 3" for top of pumpkin and layer1 pumpkin 1-s for eyes and mouth  
    2. For Witches Hat - cut 1 4" witch hat (you may want to play with the size here)
    3. For Dangling Spiders - cut 6 at 1 1/2" real dial size Witchhat-s For letters - cut 1 1/2" from
  5. Use Red stickles for cricut letters
  6. Use Yellow, orange, and frost stickles for candy corn - I just put some random dots all over
  7. Use green stickles to accent the eyes of the witch, pumpkin stem, and Frankenstein eyes
  8. Use orange stickles to accent the pumpkin's eyes
  9. Use black stickles to accent the dangling spider on the witches hat
  10. Use black ink to distress the skeleton 
  11. Thread the ribbon through the pennant holes
On a side note the Happy Haunting Cart has some really great faces on page 100 - the 3d pumpkin faces. I probably would have used these faces had I seen them in time. I could have omitted the Mini Monsters cut just by using the Frakenstein pumpkin located on this page. Oh well - live and learn.

I hope I got the measurements right - I did an awful lot of cuts and tried to inventory as I was cutting - have fun!

Here are some close ups so you can see the detail:


  1. Great job. I love this banner. Thanks for the great instructions. I can't comment on FB so I'll comment here.

    My favorite is the candy corn. Too cute.

  2. Oh!! I just LOVED this banner when I saw it! Thank you so much for the directions. I just pinned it on Pinterest!

  3. Yay! Thank you for your sweet comments!

  4. Wow This turned out awesome! Love the way your turned out! TFS


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