Template Tuesday - Easter Cross with Lilies

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 10:54 PM 0 comments

Yes! I made it. I got invited to go to Taco Tuesday with some friends and almost didn't go because I thought, "No, I haven't done my template for the day." But then I thought that I should get a life. So I went and it was fun and now I'm posting this in the last minutes of the day.

This is the second of three papercut templates I'm doing with the theme of Easter. I wanted to do a secular and a religious themed one. It seemed a no-brainer to do a bunny papercut. The cross theme for Easter is pretty universal as well as the Easter Lilies. I like how this turned out. It may look tricky, but if you have patience and take your time, it will be pretty easy to do.

Here's what the template will look like:
Download Easter Cross with Lilies papercut.

Remember, first cut out the gray area. The dotted line goes on the fold. Do not cut anything on the dotted line. Once you've cut out the gray areas, cut out the outer edge.

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Template Tuesday - Easter Bunny Silhouette

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 6:55 AM 0 comments

Oh, Easter Bunny, I love you so much! When I was a kid, finding candy in baskets was basically what Easter meant to me. I have an entirely different outlook on it now, but I remember those halcyon days of searching for sugary goodness. This will be the first of three papercut templates devoted to Easter. Hope you guys are enjoying these beginning days of Spring!

Here's what the template will look like:

Click here for the pdf: Easter Bunny Silhouette

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Dinosaur vs. Robot

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 8:42 PM 0 comments

I did a post a little while ago of a girl peering into a warren. It was for one of my new art pen pals. My friend Rama is teaching art to elementary school kids and asked a few artists if they would be pen pals with his students. I agreed and got to have two pen pals. The second kid I got a postcard from was a boy. Rama advised to create something in return that kind of mimics what they sent me. It was kind of tricky because, while I'm an expert at what little girls like, I'm a bit lost when it comes to boys. He made it easy for me by drawing a Pterodactyl. My favorite dinosaur is the Velociraptor. Ever since I saw that thing in Jurassic Park, it's been the scariest dinosaur of them all to me. So I pitted him against a time traveling robot. The Velociraptor seems to be winning with it's maiming of the Robot, but the Robot's laser gun might just take down the dinosaur. I don't know. Who do you think is winning?

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Template Tuesday: Who Doesn't Love a Cowboy?

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 6:00 AM 0 comments

This weekend I went to visit my parents up in Lava Hot Springs which is near Pocatello which is about 3 hours north of Salt Lake in Idaho. We went to a Chinese buffet on Saturday where very few Chinese people were located. While I was at the food bar, I was ladling up some sweet and sour chicken and I think I might have cut in front of this cowboy. I looked up at him and he said, "Hello, how are you doin?"
I replied "Just great, how are you?"
"Never been better," he said.

It's enough to make you want to change your name to Venna and move to Malad.

Here's what this scherenschnitte template will look like. Like always, remember to cut out the inner pieces (the shaded gray areas) first.

Cowboy Love Template

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Template Tuesday - St. Patty's Day

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 10:08 AM 0 comments

These are probably the gayest leprechauns you'll ever see, in both senses of the word. They have found their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I thought I'd do a St. Patty's day themed papercut a little ahead of St. Patty's day. It didn't turn out exactly like I thought it would, but I really love how the rainbow is coming out from their feet.

Here's the template: St. Patty's Day Template. Remember, this is a mirror image papercut, so place the dotted line at the fold of your paper. Cut out the grayed out areas first and then do the outline. Don't cut the dotted line!

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Template Tuesday - Four-leaf Clover

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 10:54 PM 0 comments

It's still Tuesday! I'm going for consistency here. I can barely even keep my dishes clean, but I'm going to try to be faithful to this thing.

This is the best month in the world. It is my birthday month, the first day of spring month, now it's daylight savings time month. It also holds the best holiday in the world. The holiday where you are forced to wear green or you are leaving yourself wide open for pinching. I hate the people who say things like, "My eyes are green," or "My underwear is green," and try to pinch you back.

Anyway, here's a papercut that's more of a pattern. I had no idea what to do. I spent way too much money at the makeup store tonight so I didn't have time to concept as much as I would like to.

Here's the template
if you feel so inclined. It's kind of easy. Just have the template be placed in the corner of a twice folded piece of paper. Cut out the gray parts first, then the outlines (but not the dotted line) and then unfold. Easy, breezy, beautiful, four-leafed clover image.

* Ooo! Look, my friend Sarah cut out her image and posted it on her blog. Good job, Sarah!

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Watership Down

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 10:10 PM 0 comments

A few years back, I went to the Into the Woods design conference just outside of Seattle. One of the presenters was an artist named Rama Hughes. He and his wife, Christine, are both so very talented. I kept in contact with them and was recently asked to help Rama out with a project. He teaches a group of kids art and has asked different people to be artistic penpals with his students. This papercut is for a girl who I've heard enjoys drawing pictures of rabbits. I hope she likes it.

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