A few days ago I shared that I had made this gorgeous crepe and tissue flower pinata for a wedding photo shoot, which I will share the final photos once they are available. In addition to the pinata I also made a papel picado banner that was designed by my intern, Lindsay. These flower and Amor designs were so easy to cut on the Cricut Explore once we finished setting up the designs in the SVG files and today I am giving those files to you. Of course you can also cut these by hand, perhaps a few at a time, and for that I have provided a PDF printable. This banner would be perfect for a summer fiesta, party, shower or even a wedding. I cut these banners on a metallic vellum from paper-papers.com called Platinum to give the banner a sheer, light look. Once cut, you can string them together using the holes on the top of each to make this stunning banner. Enjoy! ~ Lia
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
I wanted the SVG version but was sent the PDF. The PDF does not help me with my project. I’ve spent an hour now trying to change to PDF to a SVG…sigh! I think you have some beautiful ideas; but, I’m having a hard time getting the flies I need for my Cricut projects.
What do you mean you were sent the PDF? The SVG file is available to download at the bottom of the post, next to the PDF. You do not need to convert the PDF to the SVG.
Hi Lia! These are beautiful. Do you think I could use this template for a table runner? And if so, what material would I use?
Thank you Tiffany! You could certainly use the template as a stencil if you wanted to paint a fabric runner! Maybe a thicker stencil paper or acetate? Or even vinyl.. Cricut’s website has a list of materials you can use with the machine, that would be a good place to start!
Is there anyway you can edit the wording? For example change the “AMOR” to a custom name?
Sorry Melissa, these are not editable.
How do I down load to use to transfer a file cricut
Hi Cynthia! If you have a membership, you can click the download SVG button below the post to save it onto your computer. From there you double-click to unzip the file, and through Cricut Design Space, upload the file into their software to begin cutting. Hope that helps!
I would like to download the printable file but wouldn’t like to become a member. I do not have a cricut. Is there anyway I can download it?
Hi Melissa, unfortunately we don’t sell our projects individually. You can always sign up for a membership to receive the downloads you want (there are hundreds!), and cancel at any time.
These are perfect for an upcoming party I have! Do you know how we can make papel Picado invitation on the explore air?
I’m glad you like the banner! You might be able to find a papel picado invitation on Design Space. We’re posting a bright and fun invitation this weekend that would look nice with a paper cut design!
Hi Lia. I like your work very much and I am enjoying it
and give me great ideas.
Thank you for your kind comment:-)
I do not want to make a membership.
I just want to use the picture “amor” for a collage.
Yes of course you may print a picture from our site and use for your collage! Happy crafting!
I have a cricut expression. I have only used the little cartridges my sister wants to make these for her wedding. I am not familiar with a sag file. Would you explain, I think in earlier posts it said designer edition. Is that for silhouette?? If so does that work with a cricut?? Help!!
Hi Michelle! Sorry the svg files I give away only work with the Cricut Explore not the Expression edition:( If you use it a lot it is well worth getting the Cricut Explore, you can use all my files for free.
Hi Lia- I am going to make these for a shower, so thank you for sharing your file. Question regarding the paper, I went to the link, but they don’t sell vellum (or at least they don’t call it that). Is there a particular vellum I need to use? Or, can I just buy any at the craft store. I would prefer this in tissue paper, but I believe it would be too thin for the cutter, do you agree?
You can use any paper from the store and you are correct, the cutting machine will not do well with tissue since it would rip when you try to take it off the mat.
I attempted to use tissue paper, it was a disaster. it got stuck to mat. I used just plain printer paper, looks great and easier handle!
Oh no! Glad that you figured it out. The thinnest paper we have successfully cut with is copy/printer paper and vellum.
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These are gorgeous. Thank you so much.
Happy you like them!
Don’t worry, I realised I need Design Edition to use SVG files! Doh!
This is true! I forgot since I always had it that way.
Thank you very much – these are just lovely and you are very kind to share!
Hi LIa! I tried to down load the sag files for my Cameo but it says the file type is not supported, what have I done?! Thanks.
Do you have the Design Studio for Cameo? You will need that to upload your own files.
I bookmarked your site so when I get home next week I can down load this file. Thank you
Gracias por compartir!!! tienes un Blog muy bonito y con muchas ideas que inspiran.
Thanks Cris! I love making these things!
🙂 you are so sweet Lia!
Thank you for doing the SVG files so we can cut them on the Cricut now. I love your work.
You are so welcome! It makes it so easy. 🙂
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Felicitats a les dos,. son una preciositat !! quina feinada a retallar…uffff jejejeje
Thank you and kisses
So pretty! I think the printable versions would make great placemats, or even coloring pages for kids to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
Hi Lisa! Great idea!
I knew they were going to be beautiful!!! Congatulations to you and Lindsay!! It’s fun to cut them by hand but also a challenge hehe but it’s worth it. I am very surprised that you can cut them with your Cricut!
NIce job thanks for sharing!!
Thanks! Your comment made my day! The Cricut is amazing and does this type of cut really well. It takes a few minutes for each but faster then cutting by hand. 🙂
Yes, it is a great wow 🙂
Lia, I love all your work, and look forward to your emails every day.
Thanks! That makes me smile. 🙂
That is a good wow right? 😉