Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Haunted House Playset

This week I volunteered to make a 3-D project for My Cricut Craft Room.
I was so excited to make a project, I had it in my head of exactly what I wanted to make, then when it came down to it...I realized I was nuts! I didn't even own the Cricut Cartridge that I was using in my head! UGH! So I had to store away that idea and switch gears to make something that I did own.
I decided I really wanted to make a Haunted House, but I didn't want to use a "haunted house", I wanted to make my own! I started to flip through all of the booklets blindly, hoping that I would know what I was looking for when I found it. Then I stumbled across a cartridge that I had bought a few months ago (maybe 6 or 8) but had yet to use..and then I saw it!  It was was a light bulb moment..I couldn't wait to get started!
I decided to turn the cutsie house box from Sweet Treats Boxes into a haunted house! YES! My plan is hatching perfectly..MAHAHAHA!

But I couldn't stop there..oh no, that just wouldn't be the "Amy Way"! I had to make it usable, and fun!
A Play set! That's what I need! How fun would that be for the Lil uns to play with?!!
I decided to make some figures and accessories to go with the house..

Yep! That should do it! I also made a green paper covered piece of cardboard for the "grounds".
Then I couldn't wait to play with it..I mean test it, to make sure it worked. :)

And then one of the best can open the house to put a monster inside while store all of the pieces!!  Function! I love function!! LOL

I think the kids are going to have a blast with this! (which is why I didn't put too much time or detail into it, I just know it wont last long! LOL)

Now on to the details so you can recreate it and make your own.

I cut the house at fit to page for a 12x12 inch cardstock from Sweet Treats Boxes. I then cut the windows, door, and roof to match the same size.

The monsters and vampire are cut from the Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge. They are all cut at 1 1/2".
Then using the Happy Hauntings cartridge I cut the gate, tree and gravestones.  The gravestones were cut at 2", the gate was cut at 3", and the tree was cut at 4 3/4". 
After all of the accessories were cut and assembled I  folded a 12x 1 1/2" piece of cardstock (I chose green to match the "ground") and folded it in half lengthwise. I then attached all of the accessories onto the folded strip of paper and cut them apart..leaving a little or a lot exposed on either side of the figure. After all of them were cut apart I took my scissors and cut the exposed parts with my scissors to give the look of grass.  Now they will all stand and allow for dimensional play!

I hope you enjoyed my project today! You should check out my other Design Team sisters projects too! Go to

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WOW! I'd love that playset myself! so stinkin' cute!!! TFS janet royer-MCCR-DT

  2. Amazing Love it! I would be playing with it 2 lol. I will have to try this. TFS

    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

  3. Oh my goodness Amy, this is most adorable 3D project ever!! I just love all the little monster pieces, I want to play too...LOL

  4. Totally Fantastic Job!!!
    MCCR DT Shelley

  5. So so fun and adorable!

  6. This is so cute Amy! Can I come play,lol. TFS, Mary M

    1. Comeon over Mary! There is always room for crafty friends!

  7. This is such an amazing project, so much cute details, thank you so much for sharing this.

  8. That is so frightfully CUTE ! Awesome job !

    Lydia / from Lyd's Creation

  9. What a darling haunted house. Fantastic job with all the little creatures and that fabby gate!
    Jessica S
    MCCR DT Sister

  10. Great idea!! Can I come oover to play, er test its functionality:) (is that a word?)

    1. Yep I believe its a word, and if it wasn' is now! LOL And I would love for you to come and play! We can even make more characters and accessories!! :)

  11. This is so clever!! Way to think outside the box!!

  12. Super cute project. Love it.

    Robin L.

  13. Wowza!!!! Soo cute! I'll take two please! LOL Love all of the diecuts/ details!!