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Free Halloween Haunted House Shadow Box SVG


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Halloween is not complete without a Haunted House! This FREE Halloween Haunted House Shadow Box SVG is perfect to add to your decor. And I can’t wait to see how you create yours!

For this project, I will be using a Cricut Explore however you can use your cutting machine that accepts SVG cut files. (An EPS and DXF file is also included).

FREE Halloween Haunted House Shadowbox SVG

-Materials List

  • I am using my Cricut Explore. You could use your Cricut Maker, Silhouette or another similar cutting machine.
  • Cricut LightGrip Cutting Mat
  • Cardstock. I will be using 12in x 12in sheets in orange, green, yellow, dark gray, ivory and 2 (two) sheets of black.
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Foam Dots
  • Glue
  • 9 x 9 shadowbox


Step 1: Download the FREE Halloween Haunted House Shadow Box SVG

Download the SVG file from my free Resource Library HERE. You can get the password for my library by filling out the form at the bottom of this post.

Save the downloaded zipped folder to your computer. Be sure to note where on your computer the folder downloaded and then unzip the folder to extract the contents. The folder and files must be unzipped before you can upload the SVG file into your cutting software.

Step 2: Upload the SVG File into Design Space; Resize if Needed

Upload the SVG file into Cricut Design Space. The design is pre-sized to cut at 8.5in x 8.5in. A typical 9×9 shadowbox will have an art space of 8.5in x 8.5in. However, please measure your shadowbox to confirm these measurements for your shadowbox prior to cutting.

If you are using a larger shadowbox AND you have larger cardstock sheets OR if you are using a smaller shadowbox AND using smaller cardstock, you will need to re-size the design. Re-sizing the design is easy. When the SVG will loads into Design Space, all the layers will be grouped together. Select the design and type the dimensions needed in the size toolbar. Make sure the lock icon is in the closed position so that the design will re-size proportionately. See the picture below for where in Design Space you can change the dimensions.

Step 3: Mat Preview

Once you have the design at your correct measurements, click Make It in the upper right corner.

When you click Make It, your screen will change to show you the order that the layers will cut. However, take note of the order of the layers on the left side of the screen. Most likely, the layer order will be out of sequence. Study the order and arrange your layers/mat in the order shown so that you cut the correct layers on the correct color. When you have your layers lined up, click continue.

Step 4: Choosing Your Materials

At this time, your screen will give you the option to select your materials. I typically use Medium Cardstock, however, when I am cutting intricate designs, such as this one, I will utilize the Cardstock for Intricate Cuts setting. But if you are using specialty paper you may need to choose a different setting. Click Browse All Materials to see your options. When you have selected your materials, load your mat and begin to cut your layers.

Once your cut is complete, make sure that you peel the mat away from the cardstock instead of peeling the cardstock away from the mat. Doing so will prevent any curling of the cardstock. And remember to peel slowly and gently so that you do not accidently rip any delicate areas of the design. Repeat these steps for all the additional layers.

Step 5: Assemble Your Halloween Haunted House Shadow Box

At this time, you are now ready to assemble your butterfly shadowbox. Feel free to check out this video of the assembly!

Finally, I hope you enjoy this FREE Halloween Haunted House Shadow Box SVG! I can’t wait to see your creation! Leave a comment on this post over on my Facebook page, AllThingsWereCreated20, to show it off. See you there! Also, if you have crafty friends who would enjoy this post, I would be so honored if you would share the crafty fun and link them to my website.

Have fun living a creative life!!


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Ready to Download?

Download this FREE Halloween Haunted House Shadowbox SVG design in my FREE resource library. The password to access my FREE resource library is always at the bottom of my newsletter. Use the Design Number to find the file inside the library.

Design #66–Halloween Haunted House Shadowbox SVG–FREE cut file, available in my resource library

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Also, please note that for security and size reasons the files are downloaded as zip files. To gain access to the files, you will need to extract/unzip the downloaded folder.

Last but Not Least

Friendly Reminder: These designs are not to be distributed outside of this blog post.  You are welcome to use these designs for personal or commercial use up to 200 uses in your own home. Please visit my Terms of Use and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out. Thanks for your support and understanding.

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