Layered Mandala Easter Egg
Today I’m back with with another layered mandala design. Easter is coming and at my house it’s time to get the decorations out, so just in time, a fun layered design.
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This design has file layers and although fairly intricate, I tested the design small enough to be cut on my Cricut Joy. The yellow egg pictured above was cut on the Joy at 4.25″ wide with no problems.
Isn’t it amazing how one design can look so different with just one small change. Both eggs were cut the same size. Four layers are white and one pink. The egg on the left, the second layer is pink and on the right, the top layer is pink.
Materials Needed for Layered Mandala Easter Egg
- 65lb. cardstock
- Spray adhesive glue
- Foam Tabs – These Tombow Foam Tabs on Amazon are my favorite.
- Micro Foam Tabs – I’ve tried out a lot and the Forever In Time seem easiest to work with, BUT…they frequently sell out. Click HERE for an alternate. As of 2/27/21, I’ve ordered these to test. I’ll update once received.
- Wax Paper or Parchment Paper
- Light grip mat (blue)
- Cricut Maker – or your favorite cutting machine
- Design #128 – Layered Mandala Easter Egg SVG – My free cut file (available in my freebie vault—get the password at the bottom of this post).
Layered Mandala Easter Egg Assembly Video
The short video above will outline how I assemble the Layered Mandala Easter Eggs. I will walk through how I align the layers with wax paper and parchment paper and place foam tabs.
Cutting and Assembling the Layered Mandala Easter Egg
I used Recollections 65lb. cardstock and cut the eggs using Medium Cardstock setting both on the small egg on my Cricut Joy and the bigger egg that was cut on a Cricut Maker.
When cutting cardstock, I always recommend rolling a brayer over the paper to ensure it’s adhered to the cutting mat well.
Once the layer cuts, it’s time to remove the paper from the mat. Turn the mat upside down so that your paper is on the work surface. Gently bend the mat away from the paper while holding the cardstock your work surface to prevent curling.
I cut the egg pictured at 4.25″ wide on the Joy. Because of the small size, there wasn’t much room for foam tabs so I decided to glue all layers. I review the process in the assembly video posted above. Contain spray adhesive overspray by spraying the layer in a small box.
I then tried out using a piece of wax paper between the layers with a small portion of the next layer exposed. This allowed me to only attach a small portion of the egg, yet provided room to perfectly align the piece. Once in the right spot, I pressed down on the portion already exposed and then slid out the piece of wax paper.
I tested this process using both wax paper and parchment paper. I’d recommend parchment paper as it was easier to slide away from the spray adhesive.
The small yellow egg was assembled using spray adhesive for all layers. Both white and pink eggs have the top 3 layers glued with spray adhesive and the bottom two layers foam tabs. The purple egg has foam tabs for all layers except the top.
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Such a beautiful design and decoration for the home. Your designs are always so first class and beautiful. Thank you.
Thank you. That means a lot.
Thanks so much for sharing this lovely file! Can’t wait to try it out.
Have fun! I’d love to see what you make.
Would love to know how to design a layered mandala… they look so beautiful no matter what shape you use them for…
What a beautiful file. thank you for sharing.
It’s my pleasure. 🥰
this egg is just lovely thank you
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful design, you are very talented! I would like to adapt this to a card, if I manage to get it done, I will send you a photo. Please don’t hold your breath though, I am rather slow to get things done. I can’t post online as I don’t have any social media accounts. I would love to share your website and designs with my crafty friends, however… none of them use a computer at all in their crafting. When I try to show them, they just look at me like I have two heads. Your designs are perfect for me though, and I am grateful for your generosity!
I’m so happy you are able to use the site and greatly appreciate your kind words. No worry about sharing on social media. Trust me, it can be both a blessing and a curse as tends to be a huge black hole of lost time when one gets sucked in. 😊
What a timely creation and your post makes it seem so much less intimidating!! Newbie to this, if you can’t tell. Have ordered the materials and can’t wait to try!! Thanks for your generous share!!!
I agree! Your mandala’s are equisite. I love the white and pink eggs, perfect for my dining room table scape. Would you kindly share the paper color brand you used for it? Just lovely!
Thank you for your kind words. For the white and pink eggs, I used Recollections brand paper. White was just out of an all white package, and the pink layer is from their Pink Buttons package. It’s the second lightest pink color from that pack.
Beautiful, I can’t wait to try these.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful Easter Egg design.
Hello, I am having trouble finding the svg file for this Easter egg. It does not appear to be in the file after I click on extract all. Can’t wait to make this! Thanks!
The download includes the SVG file. I’d need more info to help troubleshoot. This may answer questions if possibly the SVG is showing as a Chrome or Microsoft Edge document. https://specialheartstudio.com/how-to-unzip-and-view-svg-files-in-windows-10/
Let me know if you have questions. I’m always happy to help.
I have clicked download to get the layered egg Mandala. Never works. I get a picture of the finished project and that’s it. I’m so frustrated and want to make this so badly for my kids!
Good morning Heidi,
The download includes an SVG file, I’m thinking you may be clicking on the design, and in a file viewer screen, it will just look like a picture. You’ll need to upload the SVG to your cutting machine software in order to see the layers. Let me know if I’m misunderstanding your question.