This week in my series, Sometimes Silhouette, I am showing off my themed easter eggs. As always, I am including the free cut files. The great things about these files is that they are soccer, airplane and tennis themes, which means that they can go on way more things than just eggs. As an example, my daughter used my extra soccer stuff on her school notebooks and her water jug. She also requested I make her a shirt out of heat transfer vinyl.
These eggs were $3.99 at Kroger. I happened to be shopping there with my family so they got to pick their own colors. And their colors just happened to work with my concepts for each of their eggs! Yay! Which is cool because the airplane one might have been sort of weird if he picked red or something.
When I designed these I decided to use two colors of vinyl for each egg. And one of them was going to be white. Part of that was because I have lots of white. The other reason is because I wanted the white to try to unify the eggs a bit. They are always going to be sitting out together and I want them to look like they should be together while still individualizing them for each person.
First let’s talk about my husband’s egg. I used an airplane theme because he’s a pilot. When I created the files I actually looked at photos of the actual Airbus that he flies. Then I promptly decided that the airplane is too long and skinny and wouldn’t look right on the egg. I did end up taking some liberties with the plane –sorry honey– and made it fatter so it would look better –I apologize for porking up your plane. I did however keep some things the same like the number of engines (I am pretty sure he would have noticed). Next I drew a few different clouds and created another shape that I cut out of the same silver that I used on the plane. Because every cloud has a silver lining. Get it? I crack myself up sometimes! I put it on the counter and my husband made the appropriate sounds of appreciation. I don’t know if that was because he was as excited as I was or because he was looking forward to the chocolate that was going to be inside. I am going to go with the theory he really liked it though. Although I did have to explain why I fattened up his plane.
Next I worked on my egg. I guess that might have been selfish, not doing my daughter’s first, but I was dreading drawing and weeding all those soccer balls. So some procrastination was in order. Plus I just got a new roll of yellow vinyl and I was very excited to take it for a spin. It turned out the tennis balls and tennis racquets were not exactly easy weeding either. So that kinda backfired. It meant that I was really dreading those soccer balls by the time I got there. At least I got to use the extra vinyl I cut out on my water jug as well, so it was worth the work.
Finally, after my daughter kept hinting (and then outright asking what I was waiting for), I
had to get it done stopped procrastinating. The drawing and weeding was not as bad as I thought it would be. I guess by my third one I getting used to it. I emerged from my office with egg in tow, and handed it to my daughter. She was thrilled. Which is kind of amazing for a 13 year-old. She even said she is going to post it to Instagram. I am pretty sure that’s a true sign of approval.
One more look of the eggs together. Ok, two more looks.
That about wraps it up for today. I hope you enjoy it! I’d love to hear what you think and hope you can enjoy the files.
You can download the files here: