with offset-inward angular, multi-facet boxing strips
that fit snugly together.
Curve-edge LID and BASE shapes
are layered and stacked for strength.
ghost character has many details: overlay center body,
cutout eyes and smile,
mini swag stringer
holds layered jack o’ lantern and miniature bats.
paper layered button can anchor a fabric swatch bow tie.
Measures approx. 7.125”
tall x 5.75” wide x 1” deep.
ASSEMBLY: 1. Identify and cut the shapes: A LID main offset base shape (2-3 for layering thickness) B LID bottom layer (shown reversed) with boxing guides C boxing straight edges shape D boxing strips - lower, left/top, right E BASE main offset base shape (2-3 for layering thickness) F BASE top layer (shown reversed) with boxing guide marks G boxing straight edges shape H boxing strips - lower, right/top, left I ghost body with face contrast cutout J ghost body center contour K face contrast oval L button circle base (4) and rim ring (2) M swag stringer with optional knot overlays N pumpkin assembly (main, overlay, contr. oval, stem) O bat assembly (2 sets - wings, body, eye contr.)
2. Layer the build-up shapes for LID and BASE and glue together into their individual 'stacks', taking care that ALL edges align as precisely as possible.
Immediately, while liquid adhesive is being allowed to dry, press
under a heavy flat weight such as this fabric-covered re-purposed
weight machine bar, or similar object (book, wood plank, etc.)
until completely dry, to help avoid warping and curling.
3. Identify the guide mark dash cuts of the inward layer shapes
(bottom for LID; top for BASE); these will be used later
in the assembly to position the prepared boxing assembly
so that LID and BASE will fit together appropriately. Then . . .
. . . position and attach the LID onto backside of LID stack, aligning edges as before, and pressing flat. Also position and attach the BASE shape with guide marks onto the backside of BASE stack, aligning, attaching and pressing.
4. While LID and BASE stacks are drying, position the body front center shape over the main body shape, center so that cutouts for smile dimples will still show the contrast through cut outs, with bottom straight edges of both shapes aligned, and glue touching surfaces together. 5. Reverse the assembly to position and attach the contrast oval behind the face cutouts. Press the glued-up shapes flat while drying.
6. Position the stringer over ghost body with knot
positions covering the guide holes.
Position and attach the optional knot overlays
where stringer edges will align.
NOTE: if preferred, actual cord could be used
in place of the card stock stringer.
7. Prepare the jack o'lantern accent by positioning
and attaching pumpkin center shape over base shape
(similar to ghost body and center, above), then position
and attach contrast oval behind, with stem on top.
9. Prepare 2 bat accents by layering body over wings base
and attaching in place, with eyes contrast shape behind.
10. Position pumpkin stem area over center of stringer
and glue in place. Then position and attach bat wing tips
over stringer, one on each side.
11. Position the completed ghost assembly from Step 10
over the front of LID build up stack with even
offset margin all around, straight bottom edges matched,
and attach. Press flat while glue dries.
12. Prepare each boxing strip by bending bottom edge flange tabs
back, and also bending along segment perforations and
13. Locate and identify the various single (LID) and double (BASE)
symbols that will assist in the boxing assembly.
Here the triangle single symbol that indicates
the bottom segment is being pointed out.
This illustration shows the positioning of the various
symbols at the ends of the three boxing strips
that compose this box.
14. To preview and re-bend the strip segments to more
closely follow the straight faceted shape to which they
will attach, it may be helpful to position them around
the shape, with symbols assisting.
The shapes shown here are for the BASE.
15. Begin (LID shown) by positioning the bottom segment
tab along the bottom edge of the straight edge shape,
then align and attach, with tab wrapping around edge
and attaching onto backside.
16. Continue to position and attach each segment tab
along edge of main shape in similar manner.
NOTE that there may be a bit of margin or looseness
to how boxing fits to shape, allowing for paper weight
variations. Simply adjust and attach in best fashion possible.
This reversed position image, below, is showing
the process from the step described above,
with tabs wrapping to backside.
17. At the end of the first strip, locate the matched symbol
to identify the next strip in the sequence, then position
the straight end of new strip to overlap the end tab
and attach in place.
18. Continue to position, wrap and attach tabs
along the main shape, then . . .
. . . repeat to attach the third boxing strip.
19. Complete the wrapping and attaching process,
then at final segment, position bottom tab and ALSO
tuck the end tab under the beginning straight end
to complete that final boxing seam.
20. Repeat the process to complete the BASE boxing
assembly in the same manner.
21. Identify the guide marks on backside of LID stack
which will assist in positioning of the boxing assembly, then . . .
. . . apply glue to backside of assembly,
position so corresponding straight edges align
at ALL guide marks, adjust, and glue in place.
NOTE it may prove helpful to a secure attachment
to place a flat book of relative weight to hold boxing
down while glue dries.
22. Repeat Step 21 to position and attach BASE
boxing to the BASE built-up stack.
23. Assembly the paper button by layering the circle
shapes with cord holes and edges aligned exactly and
gluing together. Align and glue rim rings together.
Position rim over circle with edges aligned
and glue together. Press flat while drying.
24. Prepare a fabric swatch bowtie by cutting a shape
slightly larger than 1" x 2.5" then wetting a fraying
edges for rustic look. Cinch and stitch or wrap center.
25. Position bowtie at 'chin' and attach in place.