I do not own a Gypsy or Design Studio, so I did my layout in the Cricut Craft Room software.
To line up the Mickey heads like I wanted them I first placed one and made it the size I wanted it. Then I copied it so that there was a full row. Then I copied that row down to a second row. Since I wanted them in a staggered pattern, I then deleted every other Mickey . . . that got me two rows of Mickey's staggered and perfectly spaced without me having to play around with the spacing. Then I just copied those two rows over and over until I had my full plate layout.
Then I put the cereal box down on the mat and started cutting. I used a deep cut blade, and also did mulit cuts to make sure it went all the way through. I think I did a mulit cut of 4 . . . I did not want any partial Mickey heads! Here is what the mat looked like when I pulled the cereal box off.
Then I trimmed up the edges of the cereal box plate into a rectangle. I guess if I would have been thinking I could have added a rectangle cut around the whole Mickey layout in Cricut Craft Room and had the Cricut trim this nice and straight for me. Oh well . . . maybe next time I make my own embossing folder I will remember to do that.
The above picture shows the first two rows glued on with the folder opened up. I let the whole thing set for a while to make sure that the glue dried good before I tested it out. And here is the final embossed paper . . .
IT WORKED!!!!! I cannot wait to use this in a project . . . maybe something for the next Disney Pixar Blog Hop! Thank you Tami for showing me how to do this! Just THINK of all of the different things I could create now . . . my daughter would LOVE it if I made a Donald Duck embossing plate. I have a feeling that I am going to be encouraging my family to eat more cereal because I need those empty boxes to make embossing folders!
Later on I did trim this down so that it was more square. I had a project where I wanted the Mickey head pattern to run horizontal instead of vertical, so with a squared off folder I could run the paper through in sections in either direction.