Today I am the Guest Designer on thebugbytes. I made a pumpkin box using George, Pumpkin Carving and my Gypsy.
I started out with a square from George 3.74w x 3.50h in the center of the mat.
I used the Copy & Paste button to duplicate the square.
I lined up the second square with the same x coordinate to get it exactly on the square. I then used the arrow key to move the second square above the first, with the sides touching. I welded them together.
I repeated this by turning the original square blue (tapping it with the stylus twice) and duplicating it. This time, I put the square just under the center square overlapping the sides. I welded the third square to the first two.
Repeat again, but use the y axis to line up the square to the sides of the center square and then weld.
Here are the five squares welded together.
Next, I selected a square pumpkin from Pumpkin Carving. I used the Hide Contour option to hide the square around the pumpkin face. I put the face on the top square but did NOT weld it. I want the face to cut out and if I weld it into the center of the shape, it would not cut out.
I duplicated the face and put it on the bottom square.
I flipped it upside down so it would be right side up once the box is assembled. Note the star eyes are on the same side.
Next I need to add flaps so I can glue the box together. I used this tab shape from George sized at 0.88w x 3.30h Originally I put the flaps on the solid box sides, but realized that they would show through the face cut outs ~ so I changed the flaps to the face sides.
Here is the box with the flaps in place.
I made a test cut and found part of a flap that was not lined up properly. Good thing I did a test cut first!! I went back and scootched the flap over and re-welded and re-cut.
Here is my box fresh off the Cricut.
I used my Martha Stewart Score Box to score the folds.
I creased the folds.
I used my Pink ATG Gun to adhere the flaps and assemble the box.
Here it is all glued together.
I did not have yellow shread, or any color shread for that matter. I decided to make my own.
I cut strips of yellow card stock scraps and ran them through my paper crimper.
I scrunched them up a bit and put them inside the box. I started out with black, but really liked the yellow better.
Here is my Lil' Pumpkin Box all ready for some candy or a small gift to eat!