Halloween is one of the most photographed holidays and these pictures translate into millions of Halloween scrapbook pages, invitations and greeting cards, and other paper crafts each year. This collection of free Halloween silhouette patterns makes it easy to make your own elegantly spooky paper embellishments. There is also an idea for using the black cat silhouette to make a Halloween card or party invitation. Click on any image to see it full-size and in greater detail.
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Using Silhouette Patterns
Silhouettes are the outline of an image. These are frequently cut from black paper and used as a simple but elegant embellishment on scrapbook pages, greeting cards, and other paper crafts. This collection of silhouettes designed by Jennifer Schmidt contains 11 different Halloween themed images. You can re-size each image to make it fit your project. You could cut them from solid black paper as shown here, cut them from glitter paper, or even choose patterned papers to fit your project or... theme.
How to Use Silhouettes
- Print them out on regular office paper in the size desired.
- Roughly cut out around the image.
- Adhere the office paper image using repositionable adhesive to the black cardstock.
- Carefully cut through both the office paper and cardstock to cut the image out in detail.
You can find more ideas for using silhouettes in the Silhouette Marching Band Instruments Free Patterns article.
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This black cat has just enough details to give it a distinctive feline shape while still being easy to cut out. This cat silhouette is great for the Halloween party invitation idea linked to at the end of this article.
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Witch's Hat, Broom and Cauldron
The witch's collection contains a hat, broom, and cauldron.
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This spooky owl fits right in with all of the hot trends for fall. You could use this owl on nearly any fall-themed scrapbook page.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Pumpkin or Jack-O-Lantern
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These houses could be spooky or cute depending on how you set the stage around them. Glue some bright yellow windows on them and add Halloween decorations to the page and they become spooky houses. Put a line of them across a cheerful card with the message "We Have Moved" and they are perfectly friendly houses. Mount them on stakes and you have cheerful spring bird-houses.
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This twisted looking, bare tree is definitely spooky. Add the owl above or a bit below and it will be extra creepy.
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Here is one more scary tree option. Blackbirds would be perfectly at home on this tree. You can find bird patterns in the Trees and Birds Free Patterns.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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A Halloween collection would not be complete without a scary bat. This one has its wings stretched out in full flight. A full yellow moon (punched circle) with a black bat flying across it would make a perfect Halloween party invitation or scrapbook page background.
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Halloween Greeting Card or Party Invitation Idea
This simple Halloween card idea would make an ideal party invitation. The card has only five parts, making cutting and assembly both quick and easy. For the complete instructions with measurements check out the Halloween Black Cat Party Invitation Card Idea.