I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Halloween Card, Artfully Sent

I knew I was going to love the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge by Close to My Heart. When you purchase the cartridge, it comes in a set with stamps and cardstock. I have all of the three previous CTMH cartridges, but Artfully Sent is my favorite now, since the cartridge focuses on making all different types of cards. 

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Today, I want to show you how I made the Haunted House card. I have the photo of the handbook below. Notice that the actual card base for the Haunted House is a swing card itself. Where the opening of the card swings out to the left.

I decided that I didn't want the card to swing. I cut the card as directed (black card below), but I wanted to be able to do some layering. In my Cricut Design Space, I resized the black card to on a regular size A4 card with room for layers. The first layer on the card is green, and then the black from the swing card. 

For the inside layer of the card, I used a bright orange, circle glitter patterned cardstock. The cartridge file did all of the work for me. The moon and bats were cut as the liner of the card. Next, I folded the "swing" or the house over the card and adhered it with a LOT of pop dots. 

And, then, I attached this creepy, sparkly crow brad just to add to the feeling of a spooky night at a Haunted House. The entire inside of the card is white for a sentiment of writing. 

I'm looking forward to seeing how other people interpret this card. 

Challenges Entered
Left of Center: 3 or More Layers
Allsorts: Autumn 
Hiding in My Craft Room: Halloween Colors
Come and Get it: Halloween
The Paper Players: Halloween


  1. Hey, Faith. This looks like something out of Edgar Allen Poe. A little creepy. Great job. Love those bats. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  2. What a beautyful place to live :)

  3. Oh I love this! I havent been able to play with my Cricut in so so long, I miss it terribly! This is just too adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Come and Get It Challenges this week. I hope you come back and play with us again. ~ Lizzy DT

  4. scary thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week and good luck in the draw
    hugs Tonnie DT

  5. Super cute love this card and awesome cuts.... Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR for the challenge.

  6. Fabulous! I love your card, thank you for sharing at LOC, Mo dt coordinator xxx


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