A DIY Halloween Village

It’s the time of year for spooky ghosts, creepy monsters and creative DIYs. The popularity of computerized cutters prompted Studio 300 to add the Silhouette Cameo 3. This cutter can handle card stock, chipboard, fabric and more. Feeling inspired by the season — and sheets of cute card stock — we created a Halloween village. It includes one large mansion, a few little houses, card stock trees, and fences. We also used our 3D printer to add cute pumpkins and scary monsters.

Using the Silhouette, the mansion came from a free project found at Paper Glitter Glue and converted using Adobe Illustrator. If you want to make your own, watch our video with all the steps. Studio 300 has the project files for the houses if you want to cut your own, too. And you can see the finished project in the Studio 300 display case now through Halloween.

Design Your Own Flyers and Brochures

At Studio 300, you can create and print your own materials such as flyers, brochures, newsletters, and business cards! Apple Pages and Microsoft Word have built-in templates that make it quick and easy to customize layouts by replacing placeholder type and using drag-and-drop to swap out photos (see two Pages templates below). Studio 300 Mac computers also come equipped with the more powerful Adobe Creative Cloud software (formerly CS6) including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Although these heavy-hitters have a higher learning curve, they allow you to create illustrations and logos, manipulate photos, do more fine-tuning, manage large projects, and more.

Let Studio 300 help you create flyers to spread the word for your next garage sale, birthday party, barbecue, reunion, or movie night this summer!

Book Resources

Available for checkout at Fountaindale Public Library

Lynda.com Video Tutorials

Available to watch for free in Studio 300