Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Template Tuesday - Nativity


Every year for Christmas, I have this grand ambition to cut out a life-sized Nativity silhouette from wood and place it in my front yard. I sketched out a possible Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus scene in church and that's about as far as I got with it this year. It's closer than I got last year! I hope you are all enjoying this holiday season and for those of you who believe that our Savior was born a little over 2,000 years ago, that you are remembering Him in your hearts at this time. Merry Christmas!

Above is what the template looks like. You can download the pdf of it here: Nativity. Remember to try and cut out the inner parts first. For the halo, cut from the inner points of the stars, outward. Enjoy!

10 comments:

scuz said...

thanks for sharing hot stuff!

Alison said...

Thanks. I had visions of cutting an entire 25 piece nativity advent. Maybe I'll get it done by the time you finish your wood project. I love seeing your work.

lara said...

thanks for this. it would be really great if you were able to tag all your templates so we could easily access the archives!

june at noon said...

I collect Nativites and have just recently started cutting paper, so this is great! You should know that you were a large bit of inspiration that prompted me to try paper cutting--even though it's taken me a year to find the time to try it! Merry Christmas to you!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [16 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Trisha said...

Very nicely done. Thank you. Merry Christmas!

LDH said...

Thank you, Cindy, for sharing this pattern! I made one today and posted here:

http://gratefulprayerthankfulheart.blogspot.com/2010/12/scherenschnitte.html

Kindly, Lorraine

Judy said...

Beautiful! I love how Mary and Joseph are interacting with baby Jesus instead of just watching Him in a manger. Yes, that was part of His life, but it makes them seem more real somehow.

Merry Christmas!

Dimple said...

Hi, I came over from Lorraine's.
I think this is beautiful, and I agree with Judy: I like that Mary and Joseph together are connecting with Jesus.

Thank you for sharing this template!
Merry Christmas!

sunshine said...

there is a man in American Fork as you take the 500 exit look to your right there is a property with silhouetts cut. I think he makes them out of metal. He could cut them for you if you ever get to that stage and make them more permanent than wood.