Pumpkin Witch with Square1

I have had the pleasure of being able to play around with a wonderful product, Square1! It’s a safe alternative to vinyl, that is oh so much cooler than anything you’ve ever seen. Let me show you how I used this amazing product to create an adorable Pumpkin Witch!

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The Square 1 supplies I used for this project are:

  • Square 1 Masterpiece Glow in the Dark, 1 sheet
  • Square 1 Masterpiece Printable, 1-2 sheets
  • Square 1 Masterpiece White Glitter OR White Repositionable
  • Square 1 Masterpiece Black Glitter OR Black Repositionable

You can pick up your own Square 1 materials by following this link –>> http://scrapinspired.com/square1 This is an affiliate link which means that I receive a portion of the sale. But I would not recommend the product if I did not use it myself and love it! All other materials linked at the bottom of the post.

Begin by creating your Jack-o-lantern Faces:

Choose your two pumpkins. Make sure one is slightly smaller than the other. Fake pumpkins such as Funkins are easy to stack because they are hollow inside. But you can use real pumpkins too. Just be sure to use dowel rods of some kind to make them more stable.

Measure the “face” size of your smaller pumpkin. I made each of my faces be 5.5 inches wide.

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To cut my faces I am using Sure Cuts A Lot software with my Cricut. You can also do this project with a Silhouette, but my instructions will refer to Sure Cuts A Lot (or SCAL). Open SCAL and one of the jack-o-lantern SVGs.

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We don’t want to waste space by cutting the pumpkin outline, just the face parts. So go to Object…break apart.

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Click and drag the pumpkin outline off the face. Then delete.

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Select all the elements of the face. Adjust the width to 5.5 in. When all elements are selected they will adjust proportionally. Continue adding pumpkin faces.

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Once the face pieces are sized proportionally it’s a good idea to move them around to optimize your space. I was able to fit 4 faces on one cutting mat by doing this.

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Trim some Glow in the Dark Square1 to 6 in x 12 in

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Cut your jack-o-lantern faces. Tip: I have found that using a multi-cut is helpful. When I cut once it goes through the Square1 easily but not always the backing. Using a 2x cut makes sure that both the Square1 and the backing are cut.

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Add your faces to the pumpkin. The beauty of the glow in the dark is that it is repositionable. That way your kids can change the faces any time they want (which is why we cut several).

Now it’s Time to Create Some Witch Legs:

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Open the witch legs image in your favorite editing program. I used Photoshop Elements but you could also use something like Word.

Resize the image to fill your 8.5×11 paper. You could put one leg on each sheet of paper if you want them a little larger, or you could put both legs on the same paper as I did. To make the legs a little taller I used Photoshop Elements to copy and paste part of the leg on top of one another. But that is not necessary.

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Print your image on Square1 Printable. Use your scissors to cut around the legs.

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Peel the backing off the legs.

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Stick your legs onto the black box near the top edge.

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Now those legs are ready to support your pumpkin witch.

Finally, Let’s Dress Up Your Witch:

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Open SCAL and add a sign shape. Size it to 3×3 inches.

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To create the lace collar look add three snowflake shapes.

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Merge the image together by going to Object…Merge.

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Copy and paste the image to fill your mat.

Trim some white Square1 and place on your cutting mat. NOTE: I used the white glitter. It’s best used on smooth surfaces which the pumpkins are not. That means that the edges peel up a bit. I actually like the way that looks in this case because it makes the collar look more like real clothes. But if it is important to you for the collar to stick down please use the white repositionable.

Cut your images using a 2x multi cut.

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Punch the snowflakes out of your lace collar pieces. Save those snowflakes for a future project!

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Add the collar to your pumpkin. NOTE: 6 lace panels went most of the way around the pumpkin, but not all the way. Since the pumpkin will be sitting in a corner on my porch, 6 was plenty. But you may want to cut more.

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Next it’s time to add some buttons. Open SCAL and add a button shape. Size it to 1×1 inches.

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Copy and paste the image until you have 4 buttons.

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Trim your black Glitter Square1 into a 3×3 inch square.

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Place on cutting mat. NOTE: I used black glitter Square 1 product. It’s best used on smooth surfaces, which the pumpkins are not. That means the edges peel up a bit. I don’t mind that at all because I think it makes it look more like real clothes. But if it is important to you for the buttons to stick down please use black repostitionable.

Cut your buttons.

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Place your buttons on the pumpkin. It helps if you begin in the crease and smooth the button outward.

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Now it’s time for your witch’s hat. To help it stand up, stuff the inside with tissue paper before adding it to the head of your pumpkin.

Place the hat on top of your pumpkin and secure with straight pins.

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Place each part on top of the next and assemble your pumpkin witch!

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Now for those extra jack-o-lantern faces.

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Throw them in a baggie for your kids to mix and match faces and then throw the baggie in the empty box. OR you can stick those babies right on the back of your pumpkin for safe keeping.

How is that for a fun project? I can’t wait to share more fun Square1 ideas with you! Until then why don’t you head on over and check out all that Square1 has to offer! http://scrapinspired.com/square1

Monica Signature

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5 Comments

  1. Jerri
    Posted October 21, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    So cute! what version of scal do you use with your cricut?

    • Posted October 21, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Jerri! I use version 2.041. After the suit with Cricut I can no longer upgrade my SCAL software. If I did it wouldn’t work with my Cricut any more. So I’m stuck with the old one. Hoping to get a Silhouette someday. A girl can dream right? 🙂

  2. Posted October 26, 2013 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Cute project, MB!

  3. Posted October 29, 2013 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    This is adorable, Monica! I just recently heard about Square1, but have yet to try it. From fantastic tutorial, I can see the possibilities are endless! Thanks!

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