Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bunny, bunny, bunny!

Hello!  How are you today?  Looks like I spoke too soon about Spring!  We woke up to snow this morning! Ugh!!  Snow, snow...go away!!   Don't get me wrong!  I love snow and all of the cold weather wonders that come along with it!  I am the first one to get excited about hot chocolate and building snow people and warm fireplaces and a big ole' pot of soup on the stove, but it is time for Spring!  My planner says so! My ToDo list is screaming spring activities, not snow days!  Guess what is in the forecast for tonight...more snow! Sigh!

I decided since there was not much I could do about the weather I would at least craft Spring-y!  I saw the cutest little bunny guy here on Kim's awesome blog  and was inspired to take out my new punch and try to make a similar one.  Here is my version of this spring bunny in all of her cuteness:

What do you think?!  I changed her up a bit!  I used the new Stampin Up! Build-A-Flower punch for her ears (both layers) and her bunny belly.  Her paws are 3/4" circles and her feet are cut from the Scallop Oval punch. (cut exactly in half and then in half again and rounded).  Her head is a 1 3/8" Circle.  I sponged all the pieces with Chocolate Chip and stamped her little face.  Isn't she adorable?

So then I needed to put her on something.  I was going to put her on a card, but then decided she needed a basket to hang out on!  I started with a 6 1/2" X 10" piece of Garden Green card stock and scored it on the 6 1/2" side at 2" and 4".  The I turned it to the 10" side and scored it at 2" and 8".  That created three panels.    On the 10" side I scored at 1 1/2" and 8 1/2" BUT ONLY ON THE TWO OUTSIDE PANELS.  Here is a picture to try to make that a little more clear:

I cut away the ends and cut in making two tabs so I cut assemble the box with these.  Then I used the Dotted Border Punch to make trim for the basket top (and handle) and adhered it before I assembled the box.  This is what it looked like before I assembled everything with the trim in place and the sticky strip ready to go:


Next I added a handle, some flower brads and the bunny!  I added a flower to her ear and used pop dots to raise her up off of the basket.  Here it is all finished:


And a side view:


The bunny in all of her cuteness:
She makes me smile! :)

I really enjoyed making this little basket!  Can you guess what I am going to fill it with!  Big, cheesy grin!  I hope that you have a day filled with warmth and sunshine and very little snow! I will be back soonest with more to share!

AnnMarie

1 comment:

Moira said...

Oh you make me want to get crafty for easter.