Get your FREE Files for this 3D Layered Pumpkin Design and easily create layered pumpkins in a variety of cardstocks and sparkle paper!
Layered designs are so unique! You have so many options to really make it your design! With multiple 3D layers you have the simple ability to use different color and types of specialty papers to really make it stand out!
Easily use my FREE SVG design with a cutting machine such as a Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker and depending on your design style you can go from farm decor to simple yet elegant. You get to decide your pumpkins style this Fall!
Today I will show you 2 layered pumpkin designs I made using very different types of cardstock. I am using the exact same FREE 3D layered design pumpkin SVG. The only thing I change is one is slightly smaller and the colors changed depending on what colors of cardstock I had.
Also before I get to the tutorial, if you like 3D layered designs, I also have two more FREE SVG files shown in this project here. And a very special Anniversary Card here. You may even like the layered shadow box gift too!
Let me show you how to easily use my FREE SVG for this cute layered design.
• Cricut Mats – (only if yours is plum wore out)
• Video instructions below if you prefer…
Video: PUMPKIN SVG: EASY 3D LAYERED DESIGN
Step 1: Upload my Free Design into Design Space
Resize SVG File and change layer colors if desired.
Click “Make It” Once your Cricut is recognized it’s time to select your material. I used the following settings for my two projects today.
- Cardstock 80# – You can also use “intricate setting” if you prefer.
- Sparkle Paper
Load your mat with your papers. Bonus Tip: Use the brayer to adhere any paper to worn mats.
Step 2: Cutting your 3D layered Design
Place your mat into the Cricut and press the double arrow “load” button
Once the mat has loaded, click on the flashing “C” button to proceed with cutting out your layered design.
When the cutting has completed with the first layer, press the double arrow “load” button again to unload your mat.
Now it’s time to turn your mat upside down to gently remove the paper from your mat. If you are unsure of this process the video of this project shows it really well 😊
Now it’s time to remove all those little pieces of paper stuck to your mat prior to loading your next piece of paper for your design.
I love to use the XL Scraper for this process, so easy!
Repeat this same process with all your layers for your design.
Step 3: Use double sided tape to separate your layered 3D design
Cut a bunch of strips of tape, keeping in mind you may need to cut tape again in half to fit some areas. You don’t need to cover the entire layer. It mostly depends on how much your design will be handled.
Adding first layer. Turn the 2nd layer over so you can place the strips of tape on the back side.
Once complete with adding the strips you want, next you will remove the paper backing off the tape pieces.
Then turn the layer back over and place it over the very bottom piece but don’t touch them together yet. You will want to kind of eyeball hovering the one layer on top of the bottom layer. In this design I like to line up the bottom of the pumpkin, when it’s even there, it will nicely fall into place as long as you are careful.
It’s easy I promise!
Continue the same process with the remaining layers until you have added the top piece. Yay! Here is the completed 4 color layered cardstock pumpkin.
I love to display my 3D layered designs using a plate stand, so simple and cheap!
Here are the two pumpkin designs I made side by side, the same file was used yet such different outcomes for each of them.
I have also seen a 20″layered pumpkin done in the colors of white, off-white, silver glitter paper and gold glitter paper, it was GOREGOUS!!! I saw it in a home furniture store and it sold for $199 in a frame. Wish I would have taken a picture to show you!
Close up Pictures and Pins
Here are a few more pictures to enjoy with a few close ups. Honestly the pictures of the Sparkle Pumpkin just do not do it justice, clearly I need a class on glare/bling photo taking skills LOL. 😂🤣
Just imagine super sparkly! ✨
Here are the Sparkle Paper colors I used
Just look at these layers! Isn’t it amazing how our Cricut’s can cut so precisely!
Oh, and let’s not forget all the beautiful cardstock color choices. I used a fall blend of colors but your options are limitless!
I hope this blog post and YouTube video inspires you to make a few 3D layered designs with my FREE SVG’s for your home decor this year and years to come!
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