Honestly, when Cricut’s new perforation blade for the Maker was announced, I was slightly underwhelmed. I mean, technically I could do almost the same thing with just a bunch of tiny cuts, right?? And why would I need to do that anyway??
However, when I got my hands on one and actually tried it… it’s VERY cool. And it is SO SATISFYING to peel back the perforation, hearing that RIIIPPPPPPing sound and to reveal….. well, whatever you create with it! Just listen to it in the video below.
We have a big Halloween bash every year, and this year I’m adding a costume contest to the party agenda. If you have a Cricut Maker, you can use the “Print and Cut” feature to print the tickets, and then use the new perforation blade along with the regular cutting blade to create these pull-tab awards.
Everyone has to wait as you pull off the tab to reveal the winner – it’s such a fun way to add a little suspense to the big announcements!
To Create the Halloween Costume Contest Winner Awards, you will need the following materials
- Halloween Costume Awards PNGs and SVG (available from my free files folder)
- Halloween Costume Voting Ballots (included in the downloaded file)
- Cricut Maker with Perforation Blade and housing
- Six sheets of white card stock
- Six sheets of colored or patterned cardstock
- glue – my two favorite kinds are Aleene’s Tacky Glue and Art Glitter Glue
- marker or pen – I love Stabilo Fineliners for small, delicate wording and Sharpie markers for bolder script
How to Print, Cut and Assemble
1. Download the ZIP file from my free files folder. If you don’t have the ✨ magic word ✨ to access the folder, just request it using the form at the bottom of the page.
2. Unzip the folder and then upload the PNG files and SVG file to Design Space.
3. Ungroup the SVG named Costume-Award-Reveal-Pull-Off. This file is the back, tear-away part of the winner’s award ticket. Change five of the cut lines to “Perf” (as shown in the image below.)
4. Next, “Attach” all of the parts of the SVG (as shown in the image below.)
4. Duplicate the image as many times as needed. You will need one for each category. I’ve included 18 different categories, but you might not want to award all of them.
5. Click the “Make it” button.
6. Follow the directions in Design Space to print and cut the Halloween costume award tickets onto white card stock.
7. When it starts making the back of the ballots, change the tool in slot B to the perforation blade when prompted.
8. Print enough Halloween Costume Contest Voting Ballots for everyone at the party.
You will need to do the assembly steps after the voting has taken place at your party. I’d suggest having the marker, glue, and the front and backs of each award together in a basket ready to go before the party.
At the party
After you have determined which costume is the winner in each category, write the name of the person or costume in the very center on the back of the award.
Run a light line of glue (as shown where the red line is on the photo below) around the edges of the perforated back and attach it to each award.
Your Halloween Costume Awards are ready to present!
I’ve also created Award Certificates for the costume contest winners! Download the printable there.
Looking for more 🎃 Halloween DIY ideas 👻?
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Send someone an adorable
pop-up ghost card
Learn how to make a yarn wig
– no sewing or knitting needed!
Make a spooky tree wall decoration
with your Cricut
Add a few rats creeping around your house
Hosting a Halloween Party?
Cut out themed drink markers (because germs are yet another scary thing)
Stick your bottles of wine or beer in an ice bucket warning guests to drink if they dare
Give out Costume Award Certificates for the best costumes at your party
Create tear-off costume awards to announce the winners at your Halloween Party
Ready to download the free SVG or printable? Head over to the 📂 Free Files Folder and enter the ✨ magic word. ✨ (If you don’t have the magic word, just fill in the form below first.)
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