I love throwing parties, especially the kind that involve lots of chips and salsa. This month’s Fresh Cuts SVG Bundle is filled with tons of easy Fiesta decor that you can use to celebrate everything!
My favorite part of the Fiesta Decor in this month’s Fresh Cuts SVG bundle has to be the swoon-worthy Fiesta Cuties that my thirteen year old daughter drew — aren’t they darling? I’ll show you how to turn these Cuties into fiesta cupcake toppers in under 10 minutes with the Cricut machine’s Print & Cut feature. Plus I’ve got a BONUS Free Fringe Cut File that will make decorating your fiesta super easy.
Fiesta Decor Ideas
This Fresh Cuts Fiesta bundle has all the makings of spectacular Fiesta decor no matter the occasion. I love the hot, spicy & mild salsa tags that could also make adorable tees. I about died when I saw the cheeky piñata graphics — they’re too cute!
I love the intricately cut traditional Papel Picado banners, and you can create a banner in minutes with the cut files in this Fiesta decor Fresh Cuts bundle. There is even a full Papel Picado Alphabet so you can make a banner with whatever message you want!
What are SVG files?
If you’re not familiar, SVG files are Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) which you means you can resize them from tiny to gigantic without sacrificing any image quality. You can use SVG files for a wide range of projects most common are for digital scrapbooking, and they are the best file format for designs you’ll cut with your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machines.
SVG files are graphics that are totally scaleable so you can use them for a wide range of projects.
I used my Fiesta Cuties SVG files from the bundle to make adorable cupcake toppers, and with Cricut’s Print Then Cut Feature they are incredibly easy to make!
Print & Cut Fiesta Cuties Toppers
One of the coolest, time-saving tools of the Cricut Maker machine is the Print Then Cut feature. If this is your first time doing print & cut with your Cricut, you’ll need to plan to do a quick printer calibration (directions here).
Next you’ll need to import the Fiesta Cuties SVG files from your Fresh Cuts Fiesta bundle into the Cricut Design Space where you can Print then Cut. The design software will automatically recognize the different color layers in the SVG file, but this time we want everything to just print together. So click the top layer of the file group, (shown at No. 1 in the screenshot below) and this should select all the parts of the graphic. Next click on the flatten button (No. 2). Once you’ve got the designed flattened, you’ll want to adjust the size as desired in the area shown at No. 3.
Typically when I’m sizing graphics for cupcake toppers I make them 2-inches on the long side. I used that measurement as a starting point but since these Fiesta Cuties all varied so much in shape, I didn’t make them all exactly the same size, but I placed them all on the canvas and adjusted each one so they looked all about the same size. Here are the sizes I used: Lime (2 in.), Avocado (2 in.), Hot Sauce (2.8 in.), Soda (3 in.), Miss Pepper (2.5 in.), Señor Taco (2.25 in.) — all measurements are for the long side.
Once you have your graphics all flattened and sized, hit the green “Make It” button. Here the Cricut interface will guide you through the whole process — it’s super easy! Make sure you have white cardstock loaded into your printer before printing. Once you’ve printed, then put the print on the Light Grip Cricut Cutting Mat (the blue one), then follow the prompts to load it into the Cricut and cut out!
Print and cut these fiesta cuties on full-sheet labels to make stickers!
Now you’ll have your Fiesta Cuties all cut out and ready to glue onto lollipop sticks to finish your cupcake toppers. Also try Print & Cut on full-sheet labels to make these into cute stickers for cups or party favors.
Every good fiesta needs loads of fringe details, but cutting out all that fringe is tiresome. With my BONUS Fringe SVG cut file (available to download below), you will be churning out fringe so fast you can cover everything!
If you plan to make a piñata you will definitely want to download my free fringe cut file, which can make fringe of various sizes.
You can also roll some fringe up on a lollipop stick to make these super-cute fringe frill toppers as shown below. For this job I used my Advanced Tape Glider which dispenses a double-sided tape with an incredibly strong hold.
If you plan to make a piñata you will definitely want to download my free fringe cut file below, which can be adjusted in the Cricut Design Space to make fringe of various sizes.
Don’t forget to download this month’s Fresh Cuts Fiesta Bundle at it’s introductory price — the price doubles next month!