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Horror Movie Night - A Frightful Affair Contest


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Design by: SmallTownScrapping (5 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Home Décor/Accents Vintage Halloween Retro Celebration Party Decorations/Favors Invitations Holiday Décor

Celebrate the season by throwing a midnight movie party! The invitation is your ticket to a night filled with horror films, food and fun!.Enjoy buttery popcorn served in classic horror film buckets. Be the first to try Dr. Jeckle's poisoned potion drink or snack on the mystery candy.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Martha Stewart
  • 3-D Stickers
  • Hot Glue and Regular Gue
  • Orange flat jewels
  • Martha Stewart
  • Cardstock: Black White Gray Green Orange
  • Coordinating Ribbon

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Classic Horror Movie Popcorn Buckets
1. From the "Tags, Bags, Boxes and More" cartridge, cut out the popcorn bucket on a 12x12" piece of paper. I used coordinating papers from "Martha Stewart's Classic Halloween Collection" for this project. By rotating the bucket 46 degrees, you should be able to fit a 7.6" bucket on a single sheet of paper. Assemble the bucket by folding and gluing together the edges.
Making Creepy Letters:
2. Weld together the 1” words "The Birds", "Psycho", or "Night of the Living Dead", using the font from "A Frightful Affair" cartridge*. For this, you may want to use black, white, gray, or orange cardstock. Mix and match using the cracked layer, and the shadow feature. Affix these words to the boxes using 3-D stickers.
* Hint: Rotating a few of the letters slightly before welding them together, will give it a creepy effect.
Decorating the Boxes
3.
The 5" house on the "Psycho" bucket was cut from the "A Frightful Affair" cartridge in green, black, and white cardstock. This oversized image was then glued along the bottom of the bucket. The shadow of the man, (cut at 1” from black cardstock) came from the “A Frightful Affair” cartridge and was fixed with a small 3-D sticker.
A 1" border of branches was created by repeating the twig image from the "To The Cabin" cartridge and welding them together. The crow on the weathervane was cut from "A Frightful Affair" cartridge (size: 3") in black, gray, and white cardstock and affixed with a 3-D sticker.
Use the zombie (size: 6") from "A Frightful Affair" cartridge. Cut the zombie out in black, white, green and orange cardstock and attach with a 3-D sticker. The slime border was made using Martha Stewart’s slime punch.
4. Fill the boxes with buttered popcorn and serve!
Jekyll & Hyde Poison Bottles
1. Start with a border
Wrap a soda bottle in plain black cardstock, cut to a width of about 3.75”.
2. Make your words pop!
Weld together the words “Jekyll & Hyde” using the font from “A Frightful Affair” cartridge out of the distressed gray patterned paper*. Affix half of the welded words to the bottle using glue, allowing the other half to stick out.
*Hint: Rotating some of the letters slightly before welding them together will give it a creepy effect.
3. Add some simple circles
Use the “Accent Essentials” cartridge to cut out circles of various sizes in orange glitter paper. Glue a few of these on each bottle.
4. Tag it!
Create a 2.6” tag using the “Sentimentals” cartridge (or any other cartridge featuring a simple tag) out of black glitter paper. Using green cardstock, cut a 2”x1.5” rectangle from the “Accent Essentials” cartridge. Cut the word “Poison” from plain black cardstock, once again rotating some of the letters, and glue to the green square. Affix the green square to the tag with a 3-D sticker. Tie the tag with a coordinating ribbon to the top of the soda bottle.
Raven Caramel Apples
Make the toppers:
1. Cut a simple rosette (1.75”) out of black patterned paper and fold it like a staircase. Glue together the ends, so that it forms a star shape with a central hole.
2. Cut a 1.5” crow from the “Happy Hauntings” cartridge (or any other crow), using black cardstock. Glue an orange jewel over his eye.
3. Using the “Accent Essentials” cartridge, cut the star shape out (size: 2”) from patterned paper.
4. Using hot glue, attach the star to the side of the rosette. Using a 3-D sticker, fix the crow in the center of the star.
Make your own trays: (Use the “Accent Essentials” cartridge)
5. Weld together four .5” borders to all sides of a 3” square, overlapping the images slightly. Stretch and shrink the widths so that two opposing borders hang over the edge, while the other two fall short. Cut this image out and fold each side up at 90 degree angles. The ends of the longer border can now be folded and glued to the shorter borders.
6. Place a caramel apple on each tray and slide the toppers over the sticks.
Mystery Candy Boxes
1. Wrap an ordinary box of candy in white paper*
Hint: I used the back-side of old Christmas wrapping paper
2. Cut out the image of the house on the hill using orange and green patterned paper, and black cardstock. (Size: 6.4”)*. Omit the last layer (the walkway)
Hint: To make the house its own color, simply cut the second layer out twice, once in black, and once in green patterned paper. Take the black image and trim the house off with a pair of scissors. Glue the black house on top of the green paper.
3. Using the font from “A Frightful Affair”, create the words “Mystery Candy” and “House On Hill” in black and orange cardstock respectively (size: 1”). The word “Haunted” was taken from the phrase feature in this cartridge and cut out in white cardstock (1”). Glue these words on the grass at crazy angles. Glue the words “Mystery Candy” to the edge of the box. You may wish to cut out some question marks (various sizes) in the same font to decorate/fill in any white space.
4. Wrap a simple 1.75” border cut from black cardstock around the bottom of the box and glue in the back. Attach the house to it with glue.
Movie Ticket Invitations
1. Orange cardstock
Using the gypsy or design studio weld a rectangle (7.25” length x4.25” width) to two of the base layers of the spider web (2”) from “A Frightful Affair” cartridge. To do this start with the rectangle, and two spiderwebs. Flip one web horizontally and weld both of them to the top of the bottom half of the rectangle. (Thus when you fold the rectangle in half, the spiderwebs should be at the top of the front of the card)
Out of the orange cardstock, also cut out the words “Your Invited” from the font on “A Frightful Affair” cartridge.
2. White cardstock
Cut out two first layers of the spider web (again size 2”) and glue these overtop of the orange webs. Also cut out the top layer of the “chills and thrills” image in white cardstock (size: 2.25”)
3. Black cardstock
Cut out two of the second layers of the spiderweb (again size 2”) and glue this layer on top of the white layer. You should now have the orange base layer that is welded to the front of the card, the white base layer glued on top of that and the black webbed layer glued on top of the white layer. Fold the webs inward to that they overlap on the front of the card
Out of black cardstock, also cut the words “Admit One” (size: 1”). These words were created by welding together letters from the font in the “A Frightful Affair” cartridge.
In addition to this, also cut a small spider (from “A Frightful Affair” or any other cartridge) in black cardstock
4. Green patterned paper
Cut out the bottom layer of the chills and thrills image (size: 2.25”) in green cardstock and glue below the white top layer.
5. Orange glitter paper.
Using the gypsy or design studio, create a rectangle (4.25” x 3.5”) and two circles (size of each: 2”) Overlap the edges of the circles onto the square so that it forms a ticket. Alternately, you could use a ticket image from one of the other cartridges such as “County Fair”.

Step 1

Classic Horror Movie Popcorn Buckets
1. From the "Tags, Bags, Boxes and More" cartridge, cut out the popcorn bucket on a 12x12" piece of paper. I used coordinating papers from "Martha Stewart's Classic Halloween Collection" for this project. By rotating the bucket 46 degrees, you should be able to fit a 7.6" bucket on a single sheet of paper. Assemble the bucket by folding and gluing together the edges.
Making Creepy Letters:
2. Weld together the 1” words "The Birds", "Psycho", or "Night of the Living Dead", using the font from "A Frightful Affair" cartridge*. For this, you may want to use black, white, gray, or orange cardstock. Mix and match using the cracked layer, and the shadow feature. Affix these words to the boxes using 3-D stickers.
* Hint: Rotating a few of the letters slightly before welding them together, will give it a creepy effect.
Decorating the Boxes
3.
The 5" house on the "Psycho" bucket was cut from the "A Frightful Affair" cartridge in green, black, and white cardstock. This oversized image was then glued along the bottom of the bucket. The shadow of the man, (cut at 1” from black cardstock) came from the “A Frightful Affair” cartridge and was fixed with a small 3-D sticker.
A 1" border of branches was created by repeating the twig image from the "To The Cabin" cartridge and welding them together. The crow on the weathervane was cut from "A Frightful Affair" cartridge (size: 3") in black, gray, and white cardstock and affixed with a 3-D sticker.
Use the zombie (size: 6") from "A Frightful Affair" cartridge. Cut the zombie out in black, white, green and orange cardstock and attach with a 3-D sticker. The slime border was made using Martha Stewart’s slime punch.
4. Fill the boxes with buttered popcorn and serve!

Step 2

Jekyll & Hyde Poison Bottles
1. Start with a border
Wrap a soda bottle in plain black cardstock, cut to a width of about 3.75”.
2. Make your words pop!
Weld together the words “Jekyll & Hyde” using the font from “A Frightful Affair” cartridge out of the distressed gray patterned paper*. Affix half of the welded words to the bottle using glue, allowing the other half to stick out.
*Hint: Rotating some of the letters slightly before welding them together will give it a creepy effect.
3. Add some simple circles
Use the “Accent Essentials” cartridge to cut out circles of various sizes in orange glitter paper. Glue a few of these on each bottle.
4. Tag it!
Create a 2.6” tag using the “Sentimentals” cartridge (or any other cartridge featuring a simple tag) out of black glitter paper. Using green cardstock, cut a 2”x1.5” rectangle from the “Accent Essentials” cartridge. Cut the word “Poison” from plain black cardstock, once again rotating some of the letters, and glue to the green square. Affix the green square to the tag with a 3-D sticker. Tie the tag with a coordinating ribbon to the top of the soda bottle.

Step 3

Raven Caramel Apples
Make the toppers:
1. Cut a simple rosette (1.75”) out of black patterned paper and fold it like a staircase. Glue together the ends, so that it forms a star shape with a central hole.
2. Cut a 1.5” crow from the “Happy Hauntings” cartridge (or any other crow), using black cardstock. Glue an orange jewel over his eye.
3. Using the “Accent Essentials” cartridge, cut the star shape out (size: 2”) from patterned paper.
4. Using hot glue, attach the star to the side of the rosette. Using a 3-D sticker, fix the crow in the center of the star.
Make your own trays: (Use the “Accent Essentials” cartridge)
5. Weld together four .5” borders to all sides of a 3” square, overlapping the images slightly. Stretch and shrink the widths so that two opposing borders hang over the edge, while the other two fall short. Cut this image out and fold each side up at 90 degree angles. The ends of the longer border can now be folded and glued to the shorter borders.
6. Place a caramel apple on each tray and slide the toppers over the sticks.

Step 4

Mystery Candy Boxes
1. Wrap an ordinary box of candy in white paper*
Hint: I used the back-side of old Christmas wrapping paper
2. Cut out the image of the house on the hill using orange and green patterned paper, and black cardstock. (Size: 6.4”)*. Omit the last layer (the walkway)
Hint: To make the house its own color, simply cut the second layer out twice, once in black, and once in green patterned paper. Take the black image and trim the house off with a pair of scissors. Glue the black house on top of the green paper.
3. Using the font from “A Frightful Affair”, create the words “Mystery Candy” and “House On Hill” in black and orange cardstock respectively (size: 1”). The word “Haunted” was taken from the phrase feature in this cartridge and cut out in white cardstock (1”). Glue these words on the grass at crazy angles. Glue the words “Mystery Candy” to the edge of the box. You may wish to cut out some question marks (various sizes) in the same font to decorate/fill in any white space.
4. Wrap a simple 1.75” border cut from black cardstock around the bottom of the box and glue in the back. Attach the house to it with glue.

Step 5

Movie Ticket Invitations
1. Orange cardstock
Using the gypsy or design studio weld a rectangle (7.25” length x4.25” width) to two of the base layers of the spider web (2”) from “A Frightful Affair” cartridge. To do this start with the rectangle, and two spiderwebs. Flip one web horizontally and weld both of them to the top of the bottom half of the rectangle. (Thus when you fold the rectangle in half, the spiderwebs should be at the top of the front of the card)
Out of the orange cardstock, also cut out the words “Your Invited” from the font on “A Frightful Affair” cartridge.
2. White cardstock
Cut out two first layers of the spider web (again size 2”) and glue these overtop of the orange webs. Also cut out the top layer of the “chills and thrills” image in white cardstock (size: 2.25”)
3. Black cardstock
Cut out two of the second layers of the spiderweb (again size 2”) and glue this layer on top of the white layer. You should now have the orange base layer that is welded to the front of the card, the white base layer glued on top of that and the black webbed layer glued on top of the white layer. Fold the webs inward to that they overlap on the front of the card
Out of black cardstock, also cut the words “Admit One” (size: 1”). These words were created by welding together letters from the font in the “A Frightful Affair” cartridge.
In addition to this, also cut a small spider (from “A Frightful Affair” or any other cartridge) in black cardstock
4. Green patterned paper
Cut out the bottom layer of the chills and thrills image (size: 2.25”) in green cardstock and glue below the white top layer.
5. Orange glitter paper.
Using the gypsy or design studio, create a rectangle (4.25” x 3.5”) and two circles (size of each: 2”) Overlap the edges of the circles onto the square so that it forms a ticket. Alternately, you could use a ticket image from one of the other cartridges such as “County Fair”.

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Congratulations! This is such great execution.

Published on October 31, 2012 by JYWhite Flag Comment As Inappropriate
Love your party! Congrats on your win!

Published on October 17, 2012 by NadiaHerbstMcConnell Flag Comment As Inappropriate
I knew this would be one of the winners, congrats

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