And so you avoid such gymnastics in the future - maybe review how much attractant you put inside the trap.
Maybe too much.
FYI - this is an easy cut-out as far as cut-outs go; don't sweat it.
Imagine doing the same while cutting onto a building-wall - now that is some project.
One thing - I would avoid using the rubber band at all (unless, you can fit those cut combs into the frames very tightly - medium frames for the intake are good that way).
Remember - the new combs are very, very fragile and the bands will cut into them easily.
I would use painter's tape instead (same as masking tape) - the narrow types so the bees have less paper chewing to do.
I would also spread very light shower curtain(s)/vinyl table cloth under the entire project - you will be thankful IF your queens falls down onto vinyl (not into the grass).
Building/buying entire bee vac to do this - not essential (you don't do cut-outs for living anyway - to spend the time/money).
Can do without just fine - a bit more work/time - which is fine for an occasional cut-out.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.