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Cinco De Mayo Print Papel Picado Banner

Yes, I just called my own project “amazing”…..but it really is! If there was ever a perfect example of what the Cricut Explore can do, that I could never ever do with a pair of scissors, this is it.


Cinco De Mayo Mexican Banner
If you haven’t heard about the new Cricut Explore machine, read more here.

Inspired by papel picado, the Mexican folk art, I created this fun banner and coordinating cupcake flags perfect for Cinco de Mayo! Hundreds of tiny, intricate perfect cuts made by the Explore to create these beautiful decorations fit for any fiesta!

Cinco de Mayo Cupcake Flags

This project is definitely classified as “easy”, though it does take some serious time to cut all of those teeny details! (27 minutes per banner panel to be exact!) But, don’t let that scare you. Just load your paper, hit the Cricut button and go on doing all of the other million things you need to do (like making margaritas!) until it’s time to load the next sheet.

Cinco de Mayo Paper Banner

Once cut, just string the banner panels on twine to create the banner and use hot glue to attach the cupcake flags to sticks!

Click here to Make it Now!

Settings: Fabric, Light Grip Mat
Paper: Bazzil Basics Bling in Luscious, Spoiled Brat, Bling, Bank Roll, Glitz, Flirty
Supplies:  jute twine, 6″ lollipop sticks

photos by rennai hoefer, ten22 studio

THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. THE TOMKAT STUDIO HAS RECEIVED PAYMENT, TRADE AND/OR PRODUCTS FROM CRICUT IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING, HOWEVER ALL OPINIONS STATED ARE MY OWN.

April 30, 2014

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  1. Tina says:

    This is BEYOND fabulous Kim…..I love it, and I love the fact you can just set the machine up and walk away. A multi-taker’s dream come true! 🙂

  2. Tina says:

    P.S. Love your new cake pedestal….saw it on your Pinterest page 🙂

  3. Shirley Zammit says:

    Hi love this site. Where can i get some graduation printables please?thanks so much.

  4. Liliana says:

    How could I locate the file. It doesn’t take me to the file. Sorry I’m new to this.

  5. Christy says:

    If I only need the banner, can I delete the small flag pieces off the design and cut 2 banner panels per page? Thanks!

  6. Liz says:

    I know that you posted this a while ago, but when I go to cricut, it says that this project is no longer available. Just checking to see if it’s available somehow! I’m throwing a party for Cinco de Mayo and this would be perfect!

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