So I set to work to modify the file for what I needed. It is far from perfect, but it works!
Once I cut it out (luckily I only cut the base first) I found out that the bottom had holes in it. I also noticed that the sides of the front and back did not adhere to the van sides. I knew I was going to modify this somewhat, add more windows, other detail. But I had NO idea how much I was in for!
To the drawing board I went.
Original cut file:
Modified cut file:
I am very grateful for my experience with SVG Attic cut files because I knew what I needed to add to make this thing work for me!
Once I got the pieces cut, I decided I wanted the inside of the van to have color. I did this for a very specific reason! To hold the windows in. Once I applied the clear vellum to the window areas, I applied the inner walls to help hold them in place.
^^^Those little clips are a life saver for holding glued areas while I move on!^^^
I didn't like in the original file that the sides of the van were a small strip. So I simply added a v to the front of the van, and cut the sides down in green to the shape I wanted.
For the bottom, I created a simple box tray and glued it into place. (Not pictured)
After I got all the sides and modifications done, I filled it with candy. First layer is Reese's PB Cups, then laffy taffy, and finally Kit Kats.
I used the recipients initials in the emblem above ^
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Reese's PB Cups
Scotch ATG Gun
Aleene's Tacky Glue