Load the Papel Picado design into Cricut Design Space canvas. Choose 'Make It' to go to the next screen.
Press cardstock onto the mat and secure it to the mat with a little piece of washi tape. (optional)
Choose your mat size and make sure the correct blade is loaded. If using Cricut Maker, choose 'cardstock for intricate cuts' on the materials screen.
Cut the papel picado. This takes a while to cut since it's so intricate.
Remove papel picado from mat and use invisible tape to secure small pieces that aren't attached, if you want to! Scrape the little paper pieces off the mat and repeat until you have enough pieces for the length of banner you want to make.
String banner with baker's twine or any kind of string you have on hand and hang.
Pro Tips:Papel Picado is so easy to make with a Cricut machine but it does take a long time to cut each piece. I recommend doing it a few days in advance. While it cuts you can be doing other things! Save the little pieces of cardstock that come out of the banner to decorate your table with or use as confetti!
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