2023 see’s the arrival of the year of the Rabbit. On 22nd January we say goodbye to year of the Tiger and hello to the 4th Animal in the 12 year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. And in celebration we have created a super adorable Layered Rabbit SVG For Chinese New Year, which can also be used as a Rabbit mask. Also see our Chinese New Year Mickey.
Chinese New Year is celebrated world wide and starts on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. This 15-day festival that is celebrated every year and also celebrates the rotation of a new animal being in the lunar spotlight.
The Chinese calendar is a complex calendar with which rotates in 60 year cycle. This based on 12 earthly branches. Each of those is represented by an animal year, and also the five heavenly stems which are earth, wood, fire, water and metal.
Check Our Our Chinese New Year Alphabet
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What Are The Animals of the Chinese Zodiac?
- Rat (born in 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996)
- Ox (born in 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997)
- Tiger (born in 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2022)
- Rabbit (born in 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999)
- Dragon (born in 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000)
- Snake (born in 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001)
- Horse (born in 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990)
- Goat (born in 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991)
- Monkey (born in 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)
- Rooster (born in 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)
- Dog (born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)
- Pig (born in 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)
What You Will Need For Our Free Layered Rabbit SVG Files
- Cricut Maker,
- Weeding Tools
- Card Stock, pink and gold glitter card, plus pink card stock.
- Glue, I use Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Making Your Layered Rabbit SVG/PNG Free File On Cricut
Upload your Layered Rabbit SVG files to Cricut Design Space, follow these instructions if you need help doing this. Firstly you will need to ensure all layers line up correctly, they should, however if they don’t, select your layer and click on the padlock on the top bar to adjust. The top layer is an offset layer so should be slightly larger.
Once you are happy, colour all the layers of your Rabbit SVG using the pictures on this page as a guide. The Colours I used are….
- 1.Gold Glitter
- 2. Pink Glitter Stock
- 3. Pink Card Stock
Cutting Your Rabbit SVG file SVG On Cricut
When you send your Rabbit SVG/PNG files to your Cricut to cut, ensure you use your brayer to roll the paper, vinyl or card to adhere to the mat. Note that movement will affect the cut.
Use The remnants From The Gold Layer To Make A Bunny Mask
I discovered totally by accident that if you save what’s left over from your gold layer you can make a super cute bunny mask for Chinese New Year Celebrations and Decorations.
All you need to do is pop a hole in each side of your bunny a thread with string or ribbon. Please don’t leave children unattended with them but if used supervised they are great fun. And if you want to make multiple bunny masks just cut out layer 1 of the files multiple times.
How To Build Your Rabbit SVG Layered File
Firstly start by making sure they all line up and every Rabbit layer is the correct way round, then flip all of the layers over.
Next, turn the back pink layer over, then apply glue to the back of the pink glitter layer and flip and attach to the top of the back pink layer. Repeat this with the top gold glitter layer they add the eyes, ears and nose.
How To Get Your Free Rabbit SVG/PNG Files
Click here or the the image below to get your free downloadable Rabbit SVG/png files from our members shop and follow these instructions to add to Cricut Design Space. Don’t forget to turn off any pop up blockers, and follow the instructions to sign in and download in the shop. Note if you are using Glowforge you need SVG files to cut the image out of wood or acrylic. Or Png or SVG to engrave.
If You’re Having Problems?
Check out my trouble shooting page, hopefully it will answer any questions you may have.
Tips And Advice For Using Your Download For Cricut
- Cricut Design Space Guide
- How To Slice And Weld In Cricut Design Space
- How to upload to Cricut Design Space
- Using Iron On Vinyl
- Where Else To Get Free SVG Files
- Check Out What I Thought Of The xTool M1
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