Free Pumpkin & Sunflowers Layered SVG [HCC Day 1]
Make a beautiful papercraft shadow box for Fall with this free sunflower SVG for Cricuts & other digital cutting machines.
This is a gorgeous layered cutting file with lots of details in the flowers, leaves and sunflowers. The pumpkin has a pretty mandala pattern inside with geometric shapes and autumn leaves.
See how to stick all the layers together (and the order they go in!) in this tutorial.
This project was part of 2021's Halloween Craft Countdown.
Video tutorial: Free pumpkin and sunflowers SVG
Watch the video below to find out how to cut and assemble this fall themed papercraft project. Or, keep scrolling for a written tutorial.
The link to download the free SVG is a little further down this page. Look for the pale green box 🙂
Layered fall pumpkin craft materials
Here is a list of the materials that I used to make this project.
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- Cricut Maker
- Light blue Cricut cutting mat
- Coloured Card (I used 160gsm weight of card)
- Collall All Purpose Glue
- Needle Tip Applicator Bottle
- 3D foam pads
- Shadow box (I used a white shadow frame from Hobbycraft)
- Dark green and orange Nuvo drops
- Patterned scrapbook paper
Layered sunflower & mandala pumpkin assembly instructions
Here’s how to make your very own sunflower pumpkin papercraft using a Cricut machine!
Step 1) Download the free file & unzip the downloaded folder
Download the Free Cutting File
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Before you upload the SVG to Design Space, you need to unzip the download folder that it comes in.
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Step 2) Upload the SVG file into Design Space
Open up Cricut Design Space and upload the file called SVG_Pumpkin_Flowers_CraftWithSarah.svg
Make sure you upload the file which starts SVG_ in the filename!!
This is how it should look after you have uploaded the file:
After uploading, the pumpkin design will show in your “Recently Uploaded Images”. Click on it and then press “Insert Image” to put it onto your Project.
Click the pumpkin on your canvas and use the width/height boxes near the top of the screen to make it the size that you want to cut it.
I made mine 7.75 inches tall to fit inside my shadow box. I definitely wouldn’t recommend going much smaller than about 6.5 inches in height as some of the details (especially the shapes inside the pumpkin) are quite intricate and delicate, so if you make the design much smaller it may be difficult to cut.
When you’re happy with the size of the pumpkin SVG in Design Space, click “Make It” and follow the instructions on-screen to cut out all the layers.
Step 3) Stick the layered pumpkin together
Use 3D foam pads and glue to stick the layers together.
Use this guide to see the order to stick the layers together in. A high quality printable version of this assembly guide is included in the folder when you download this SVG.
My favourite glue to use on papercraft projects is Collall All Purpose Glue.
It’s SO good because it doesn’t “warp” or bend the cardstock like some glues do. You can use as much of it as you want and the card stays perfect – and it dries perfectly clear too!
To make it even easier to apply glue to layered card projects, I highly recommend getting some of these needle tip applicator bottles to put the glue into.
The nozzles are REALLY tiny which makes them perfect for putting glue in the pieces of cardstock that make up this pumpkin.
When adding the foam pads to the relevant layers, make sure you add some in the middle of the pieces of card so it give stability to the middles. If you don’t add any foam pads in the middles then it can “sag” under the weight of the other layers which doesn’t look as good.
Step 4) Frame your layered pumpkin papercraft project
The final step is to frame your sunflower pumpkin!
I cut a piece of fall leaf themed scrapbook paper to fit inside the frame and then added a couple of other layers of card to make a background for the pumpkin.
Then, I glued the pumpkin into the middle of the hammered white card square that I placed on top of the other background layers.
Finally, I added some dark green Nuvo drops to the corners of the white card and some orange drops into the middle of the pumpkin for that extra bit of dimension and shine.
And here is the finished result…
I hope that you enjoy this free layered fall pumpkin SVG!
I’ll be releasing some matching designs very soon as part of this year’s Halloween Craft Countdown.
Love layered SVGs? Check out my other free layered SVG files