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Friday, September 28, 2018

A Cricut Community Halloween



Cricut Community Explorers and Makers collaborated to make a Halloween Castle!


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Hello everyone! So sorry, it's been a long time since I have posted! This past year I have been focusing on growing a facebook group, which is now focusing on engaging and sharing within the Cricut Community. If you haven't checked out the new sharing features Cricut has added to Cricut Design Space you should definitely take a look! We are now able to share projects directly from DS to Facebook or Pinterest with a just a few clicks. Once projects are shared with the community, they become visible to other Cricut users in a feed at the bottom of the project section in DS.

Our new group, Cricut Community Explorers and Makers, collaborated to make a Halloween Castle Community Project and it was a lot of fun! Shelly created the main Castle and other group members contributed their own files to add to the display. Shelly worked hard to integrate all of the submissions into her display, and I'm pretty excited that our collaborative project will be on display in the Jefferson Intermediate School Library in Fairbury Nebraska! 

My favorite thing about this project is that some of the components are very versatile and can be used for a variety of themes. One of our members is using the castle file to make a gingerbread castle for her Christmas Display (so sweet!). I think the castle would also be a really fun addition as a medieval castle for a knights & princesses party, or maybe even an underwater castle for a mermaid themed party. If you're interested in creating your own castle or you're just stopping in to take a look, check out the projects links below. We would love to see your versions of the castle!

First up, the castle! Shelly did an amazing job creating this castle with basic shapes and Digital Paper from Melody Lane's Jamie Paper Set


Second, a Nevermore sign! This sign was submitted by Lisa and it was a perfect addition to the castle gates.


Next, Donna supplied a fence, pumpkins, and bats to add to the ominous ambiance.


Shelly's 11-year-old daughter created some inhabitants to haunt the castle grounds (which is pretty awesome, to be honest).


Shelly also created a door and drawbridge for the castle.


Finally, we have some spooky trees (submitted by me)! These trees could also be used in a spooky tablescape, over the fireplace mantle for some Halloween decor, or on a costume party snack table.


I hope you like our project and that you might consider joining Cricut Community Explorers and Makers and participating in future crafting challenges!

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