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APRIL 2016 Design is Yay Calendar Freebies - Desktop, iPad, iPhone & Planners | DESIGN IS YAY!

This month, We have adorable illustration by Rachael Mary of Hello Happy Studio from Brisbane, Australia to spruce up this month’s BFF Freebies.

Here’s a short intro from Rachael:

Hello, I’m Rachael Mary of Hello Happy Studio!
I was born in Brisbane, Australia but grew up by the beach and in the country. My illustrations have bright and bold colour palettes and cute, whimsical characters – always with rosy cheeks! (And a lot of top hats too). I use a Wacom tablet to draw in Photoshop using gouache brushes, watercolour washes and hand lettering too. I always have ideas for new illustrations floating around in my head and designing happy art prints is the perfect way to spend my day.

Want to know more about Hello Happy Studio and download these cute freebies featuring her design? Join the BFF (Best Freebie Friends) club!

To see more cute printables by Hello Happy Studio, visit the website and Etsy shop.


If you are not a BFF Freebie member yet, you can still sign up now and you will get a confirmation email with download links to all the freebies for this month and previous ones as well.

View the previous wallpaper freebies design

Just like the previous freebies, you will be able to download these styles and sizes: desktop (with or without calendar), retina desktop (with or without calendar), iPhone (without calendar), iPhone 6 & 6+ (without calendar), iPad (without calendar), and also printable planner monthly organiser for A5, Personal and Pocket filofaxes (Large, Medium & Small for Kikki K planners). 

APRIL 2016 Design is Yay Calendar Freebies - Desktop, iPad, iPhone & Planners | DESIGN IS YAY!

APRIL 2016 Design is Yay Calendar Freebies - Desktop, iPad, iPhone & Planners | DESIGN IS YAY!

APRIL 2016 Design is Yay Calendar Freebies - Desktop, iPad, iPhone & Planners | DESIGN IS YAY!

What is Design is Yay BFFs?

Introducing BEST FREEBIE FRIENDS. This is my way to thank all the lovely and loyal readers who have been supporting and reading this blog, as well as new readers who just discovered and love Design is Yay. Without all of you, Design is Yay will not come this far.

All you need to do (and this is open to everyone, including you) is to join our BFF club here and you will receive a welcome message with a link to download our instant freebies as well as current and previous months’ freebies. You will then receive monthly freebies for your desktop, gadgets and planners just like what you’ve seen in this post before the end of each month. I will also throw in a few freebie surprises every now and then, so you will get a lot more freebies from Design is Yay if you join the BFF club!

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January 2015 BFF Sign up Freebies - Wallpaper calendar for desktop, iphone & ipad and filofax planner | DESIGN IS YAY!

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Hen Egg Holder | Easter Printable | DESIGN IS YAY!What could be a better egg holder, than the mother of the eggs themselves?

Download, print and make these hen egg holder for your easter eggs, both real and chocolate flavoured ones, big and small, decorated or plain. They are fun to make and give to adults and little ones.

Hen Egg Holder | Easter Printable | DESIGN IS YAY!

Hen Egg Holder | Easter Printable | DESIGN IS YAY!

Materials: Hen Egg Holder template (Free Download HERE), Adobe Reader (Free Download), Colour printer, A4 paper stock around 140-200 gsm, scissors, adhesive, x-acto knife and ruler for scoring, eggs

  1. Cut out the hen template as well as the wings
  2. Using X-acto knife and ruler, score marks on the dotted blue lines shown in picture, and fold in or out according to the instruction in the image. You should make a hexagon box in the middle from the foldings
  3. Put some glue or double sided tape on the inner part of the hen’s tail and head, and stick both sides of the hen together
  4. Stick the wing on the part of the hexagon that sticks out using glue or double sided tape
  5. Put your egg in

Hen Egg Holder | Easter Printable | DESIGN IS YAY!

 

Hen Egg Holder | Easter Printable | DESIGN IS YAY!

Hen Egg Holder | Easter Printable | DESIGN IS YAY!

If you like this post, you should also check out Egg Carton Labels and Gift Tags from a few easters back.

 

Printable Egg Puns | EASTER PRINTABLE | DESIGN IS YAY!

Our last punny printable was such a hoot, I’ve decided to create printable puns for your easter eggs!

Plus, it makes easter egg decorating easy and fun. I have prepared different coloured pun cards for you to choose from (more than these three shown here), so you can colour your eggs with any colours that you like. To make the colours really pop out, I spray painted all my eggs white. I use acrylic and gouache paints to colour the whole eggs, and draw their faces using sharpie marker.

Printable Egg Puns | EASTER PRINTABLE | DESIGN IS YAY!

Download the Printable Egg Puns cards HERE, open using Adobe Reader (free download from here), and print with your colour printer on A4 sized paper or cardstock. Cut them out with scissors and paste them on the eggs using craft glue.

Don’t you think they’re egg-celllent? I hope that these crack you up!

Printable Egg Puns | EASTER PRINTABLE | DESIGN IS YAY!

That’s all, Yolks!

Check out the Black and White Swan Easter Eggs that I posted last week.

Printable Pretzels Cut Out | DESIGN IS YAY!

P is for Pretzels… and Party!

There’s something about these festive and colourful printable pretzels that makes me want to celebrate something… anything at all! With all these free printables, you don’t need a reason to put up colourful garlands around your home. Something to cheer up your kitchen, maybe?

Printable Pretzels Cut Out | DESIGN IS YAY!

Materials: Printable Pretzels Cut Out Template (Free Download HERE), Adobe Reader (Free Download), Colour printer, A4 paper stock around 180-220 gsm, scissors, x-acto knife, twine or string if you want to make a garland out of them

  1. Download Pretzels Cut Out template HERE, and open using Adobe Reader
  2. Cut out the pretzels using scissors
  3. remove the white parts inside the pretzels with x-acto knife
  4. Put a string a twine through them and hang

Printable Pretzels Cut Out | DESIGN IS YAY!

Printable Pretzels Cut Out | DESIGN IS YAY!

Do you like celebrating without any reason at all?

If you like this pretzels, you will also like these cute printable Matryoshka

Black and White Swan Easter Eggs | Easter DIY & Printable | DESIGN IS YAY!

I’m not a big fan of easter egg painting, even when I was a little girl. But as you know, I love craft & DIYs using paper. So as long as all I have to do is cutting and pasting, I’m up for it! These black and white Swan easter eggs are fun & easy to do for both adults and children (with adult supervision). Plus they make cool & elegant decoration all year long!

Black and White Swan Easter Eggs | Easter DIY & Printable | DESIGN IS YAY!

Materials: Materials: Black & White Swan Easter Eggs template (Free Download HERE), Adobe Reader (Free Download), Colour printer, A4 paper stock around 100-180 gsm, black and white acrylic paints, eggs (if your egg is already white, white paint is not needed), paint brush, egg stand to dry your eggs on, scissors, glue or double sided tape

  1. Download Black & White Swan Easter Eggs template HERE, and open using Adobe Reader
  2. Print on A4 light to mid weight paper stock (around 100-180 gsm) using your colour printer. Set your printer to best photo or best quality for better results
  3. Paint one egg white (if it isn’t white already) and another one black using acrylic paint. You can use other type of paints, but I have only experimented with acrylic
  4. Place them on egg stand/case while waiting for them to dry
  5. They might need double paint coating
  6. Cut out the swan templates on the dotted lines, but becareful not to cut off the little flaps at the bottom of the swans’ necks. The two swan heads should also be attached
  7. Fold the swan in the middle of the two heads, and stick the two sides of the swan heads using glue or double sided tape
  8. Fold out the two little flaps at the bottom of their necks
  9. With the egg in horizontal position, stick the wings on both sides of the egg. Having the bottom sides of the wings low will help the swan eggs to stand properly
  10. Adhere both inner sides of the little flaps and stick the swan’s heads onto the egg
  11. Repeat the steps with the black egg and swan template

Black and White Swan Easter Eggs | Easter DIY & Printable | DESIGN IS YAY!Black and White Swan Easter Eggs | Easter DIY & Printable | DESIGN IS YAY!

Black and White Swan Easter Eggs | Easter DIY & Printable | DESIGN IS YAY!

Black and White Swan Easter Eggs | Easter DIY & Printable | DESIGN IS YAY!

There will be more Easter egg projects like these coming to the blog this month, but in the meantime, why don’t you send a Hoppy Mail to someone you care with our Somebunny Loves You Hoppy Mail Kit