I make no secret of my love of all things Halloween. I guess you might say I’m Halloween out and proud. And while I’ve been filling up my Instagram feed with pumpkins, wreaths and skulls, I wanted to share some of that love with you, my fellow Children of Darkness. Because the other thing that I love this time of year? BATS!
Last year I bought a Silhouette Cameo right before Halloween. I’m not sure what my final push was but I’m fairly certain it had something to do with seeing this image on Pinterest.
The first thing I ever cut was a bat. It was without a doubt my finest moment in paper crafting. I used a bone folder to score my bat wings to give them a little dimension as they trailed up my wall.
Here’s what that wall looked like last year.
I would’ve shown you a current photo, but I’ll be damned if it wasn’t so gloomy yesterday I couldn’t take a well lit shot to save my life.
But what I would love to do today is to share my Gone Batty cut files package with you. It includes one glorious bat outline in SVG, DXF and PNG formats. I even tossed in a sheet of solid black bats in a printable PDF so if you don’t own a fancy die cutting machine, you could still print out some bats and go old school on their asses… with scissors.
I know. I’ve gone batty and I don’t care who knows it!
DOWNLOAD HERE: CZ_GoneBatty
Halloween? It’s kind of my jam. Thank you for indulging me in the
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Carla Crosby says
Thank you for the cut file you Batty Girl 🙂
Thanks for the freebie! I will try to go ‘batty’ too. Also, I love your gallery wall…very nice. 🙂
Michelle t says
Wow, awesome! Thanks, Cathy. I appreciate your kindness. Michelle t
Christine K. says
Thanks for the freebie. I’m in the mood for bats.
Thank you for the batty 🙂
Gotta love the bats – thanks Cathy!
Thanks so much! I’m gonna go old school on their asses! (Best line ever!) happy October! 🙂
Ruth G says
Fabulous! I love how your bats work their way over the pictures! Great way to take an idea and fly away with it!
I’m all the time interest how you stick them? It’s can damage my new colored room?)))
You have some secret? ))
Cathy Zielske says
Scotch Tape. : ) Didn’t leave any marks last year. : )
Thank you. I will try.
Thank you!!! It’s was fantastic idea, my boys very like decoration..
You can see how finally it’s looks – http://mybestboys.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/halloween-party14/
You are AWESOME!! Thank you!!!
I love your blog! Love following you. 😉 (I’ll try to warn you first before I randomly show up on your doorstep to meet you in person …) :-p
You CRACK ME UP. I literally laughed out loud here at work. Now I’m getting those funny looks, but i don’t care. I am a super huge fan of October and love going batty, too. Thanks for your posts, Cathy! 🙂
Thank you Cathy!
Tiffany Hayden says
You are so awesome, Cathy! Thanks for sharing!
My tween daughter wants to have a Halloween party this year so I think I must make a bat wall similar to yours!
Thanks for the bat – and the smile in my day!
Jill Broyles says
You are the best! Thank you as always for the fun.
How fun! Thank you! Love your wall!
I’m pretty sure these will be going up on my garage door 🙂
Sue Kimmet says
I love your batty wall! Think I’ll do the same today. Thanks for the file and the idea…
Jen L says
Thanks so much for these files and the ghosts! They are so cute!
Joana Costa says
Thanks for the bats and the cute ghosts. I absolutely love them!
Thanks for the bats, my cats will love them!
Kim L says
Thanks for the bats! I just cut them on my Silhouette – made them little, sprayed with Heidi Swapp Tinsel color shine spray and put them on the front of my Halloween cards. Love them! Am I dreaming or did you have some adorable ghosts somewhere? I’m thinking that I need to cut some of those – they can float around somewhere in my house!
Cathy Zielske says
I sent the ghosts out to my subscribers, but… i’m sharing them here tomorrow!
Thanks Cathy! I’m a subscriber so I found the adorbs ghosts in my email. I knew I had seen them – just couldn’t remember where. I blame it on old tired brain! 🙂
Thanks Cathy, that is just what I was looking for.
WHO HAS TIME FOR SCISSORS?
SEND ME SOME BATS.
Just found your blog while looking for bat svg files. Thank you so much. I have to say, that antique radio you have in your photo made me smile. We have the same one! It was my husband’s grandmother’s. Nice to see how you incorporated it into your decor. Off to subscribe.
Cathy Zielske says
Yes! It’s an old classic!
Teresa Rawnick says
I seriously love that whole room. The wall color is gorgeous. You photo arrangement & the black frames with the black & white photos, superb. And then the Halloween decorations tie right in. Thanks so much for the free “Gone Batty Cut Files”. So sweet of you.
Maura Clark says
Can you email me the zip. For some reason my computer won’t let me download the bats sadly.