Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Template Tuesday - Easter Banner

I was looking around my house the other day and realized I was severely lacking in Easter decorations. Not a bunny rabbit in site. Because I'm thrifty, I decided to make a few myself (check back next week for another one). Here is my very first Easter Banner.

It has all the cute Easter things you can imagine, kids hunting for Easter eggs, bunnies, ducks, chicks and frolicking lambs. Below is what the template looks like. It's separated out onto two 8.5" x 11" sheets of paper. I used a kind of thinner scrapbooking paper (so it was easier to cut through, yet still rigid enough for the lambs to frolic in the air).

Here are my helpful hints for cutting this out.
1. Notice that there are notches underneath the letters. Those are so the letters don't bend in the middle when you fold the banner.
2. Tape or glue the tabs on the side BEHIND the next scene so that it will look like a continuous banner.
3. When I translated this papercut into vector format, some of the eggs got a little wonky. Don't' be afraid to make the eggs actual ovals instead of cylindrical like they look here. They aren't supposed to be that way!

I think that's it. Enjoy cutting! You can cut this out with an Xacto knife or use your Silhouette or other digital cutting machine. I have no idea how to go about getting it from your machine to that cutter, all I know is that other people have done it!

Download the template here: Easter Banner

©2014 Cindy Bean (www.bean-cutter.com
These templates are for personal use only. You can make them for your mom, you can make them for your aunt, you can make them for your family reunion, etc. Please don't sell these free templates for your own personal gain. I put them out there as a service, don't make me get frustrated and stop doing them. Don't ruin it for everyone else! Also, if you're going to sell art, maybe you should make it your own. You can do it, I promise! It's not good karma to pass off someone else's art as your own. 


Colleen said...

I'm so glad it's kosher to make your templates into silhouette files! I have been feeling unaccountably guilty for "cheating." :)

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Thanks so much, Cindy! This is so cute.

Jeanette said...

Thank you for this beautiful easter pattern. I confess--I am one of those who will transfer the pdf into a svg file for cutting. But nonetheless - I really love your patterns and I thank you so much for sharing them. Happy Easter

Snippety Gibbet said...

Nice design! I'm always looking for inspiration for my Christmas cards. (I cut them all out.) This design is getting my brain clicking. jan

Kelly (Kels84) said...

Thank you for your design !!

I have just finished cutting it out for the dining room sideboard for or little Easter set up for the kids.
Boy was it time consuming (and sore fingers) from using the stencil knife and small scissors for final edging. But sure is worth it !
The only down side was once I put it up it (the colour of the card I used)blended against the wall paint lol *oops*

Laura said...

So nice of you to offer this lovely Easter pattern! I am in the midst of moving to another country but sat down anyway to make one cut-out, it folds flat and takes up no room, travels well, and provides a lot of visual joy! thanks