Yevshan catalog came today and as I browsed it, I thought... can my cricut and I make a paper version? So, I did. lol...
I used my gypsy to design it. I'm not sure how true to the traditional designs I was able to stay, but I think I came close. If you are interested in learning more about psanky and about the designs and their meanings, try LearnPysanky.com. Here are the cartridges I used: Accent Essentials (various shape elements), Easter 2010 (egg), George (triangle), Home Accents (half circle border), Life is a Beach (wave border), Wild Card (bird).
The egg is about 6 inches tall, and about 4 inches wide, give or take. After I glued all the peices on, I did some doodling with a white gel pen to add some designs that are typical of psanky. Then, I coated the whole thing in a light coat of Glossy Accents to mimic the shine of varnish that most eggs get coated in. I thought I made a mistake in using a foam brush to apply the Glossy Accents, but it dried okay.
Not sure what I'll do with this... I wish I could find some photos of me and my friends actually doing psanky, but I don't think I have any. I'm sure I'll find a use for this. :)
Edited to add cut files:
Since I don't have time to write a full tutorial, I do want to say that the 2 eggs in the cut file are white (bottom layer, blank egg) and black (2nd layer, has some cuts out). The rest is pieced on top of the black.
Gypsy cut file for Psanky paper egg
Design Studio cut file for Psanky paper egg
Thanks for looking!
3 hours ago