If you were lucky enough to grab the Bunny Punch before it went on backorder, I have a fun and simple card and treat box idea for you today. The good news is the Easter Bunny Stamp set is available and will carry over to the 2023 – 2024 Annual Catalog. You could easily stamp and fussy cut the bunny until it is back in stock. I love the adorable bunny for Easter or baby cards!
Stampin’ Up! released the retirement list last week and one of my favorite dies for 3D Projects, the Pretty Pillow Box Dies, is retiring. As you can see from today’s project these dies can make more than just pillow boxes.
This is such a fun project. You can tuck Ghirardelli treats (bunnies or squares), a little cash, gift certificate, or other treat in the pocket. How cool would it be to give the new parents a photo session gift certificate for their newest family member?!
I embossed the front with the Elegant Eucalyptus 3D embossing folder before gluing the sides of the pocket. Just punch and adhere the bunny with some Stampin’ Dimensionals, stamp a sentiment at the top, and you’re done!
Here’s another version I made previously for customer thank you gifts. *Click on the image to view the post with photo tutorial.
If you want the Pretty Pillow Box Dies you will need to grab them before they sell out! Starting April 4th they will be discounted 40% and I bet they sell out fast! Look at all the dies included in this set…flowers, tags, labels, and more!
These bunny treat boxes will be the table favors for our Easter dinner this year.
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Yesterday I shared my new favorite fun fold card I made for Easter. Today I have a photo tutorial for you along with another version I made for Mother’s Day.
This beautiful bouquet will last forever! I used the same fun fold “formula” along with the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper and Word Wishes Dies that I used on my Easter card. The flowers are from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set and die cut with the Bouquet Bunch Dies. I love this sweet color combination: Petal Pink, Lovely Lipstick, and Whisper White (with a touch of green).
Here’s the Easter card I shared yesterday.
I made 25 of these Easter cards so I worked “assembly line style”. I cut, scored, stamped, and die cut everything, then put it all together. Here’s a look at all the pieces (*minus the Word Wishes die cut, “Happy Easter”).
Here’s all the details:
Stamps & Dies
Hold On To Hope Stamp Set
Crosses of Hope Dies
A Wish for Everything Bundle (A Wish for Everything Stamp set and Word Wishes Dies)
Materials & Measurements
Card base (Purple Posy cardstock): 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 scored at 2 3/4
DSP Layer on card base: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Middle layer (Purple Posy cardstock): 2 x 4 1/2 scored at 1/2, 2 1/4, 4
DSP Layer in middle (Best Dressed floral pattern): 1 7/8 x 3 1/2
Curved front panel (Purple Posy): 1 1/4 x 6 1/2 scored at 1/2 on each end
Whisper White: (2) 2 1/2 x 4 for stamped panels on the back of the card, scraps to stamp sentiment, stamp and die cut flowers, and die cut Happy Easter
Sparkle Glimmer Paper: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (to die cut cross) Color with Highland Heather reinker and Aqua Painter
Purple Posy: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (to die cut cross)
Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon: ~5″ Color with Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend
Highland Heather Classic Ink
Fold and burnish card base and front strip along the score lines. Apply liquid glue to the tabs on the front strip and adhere to the card base on each side.
Adhere the DSP panel to the back of the card sliding the bottom under the front panel so it hides the side tabs. Gently fold the card base along the score line making sure you don’t crease the front panel. You can see how it “pops out”.
Adhere DSP to the middle panel. Fold along the center score line to crease the DSP. Fold in the edges & glue these to the back of the card laying down completely flat and in line with the center fold when gluing down the tabs.
Glue the floral die cut on the front of the card along the left side. Adhere stamped panels on the back of the card.
Adhere Happy Easter die cut sentiment along front piece.
Paint the Sparkle Glimmer die cut cross with Highland Heather ink (put a few drops of reinker in the lid of the stamp pad) using an Aqua Painter. Let dry then adhere to the solid cross. You could use a fine-tip glue pen but, I prefer to use liquid glue and apply with a sponge dauber on a silicone craft mat. Add a Rhinestone Jewel in the center of the cross.
Color the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon using the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend. This is so quick & easy to do!!!! Adhere ribbon to the cross using Mini Glue Dots. (I put two on the back to hold the ribbon and 1 on the front.)
Put 3 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the center fold of the middle layer to adhere the cross.
Stamp Hold on to Hope on 1/2 x 2 1/2 Whisper White strip and cut apart. Adhere to front of card as shown.
The base of this card is just 1/4 sheet of cardstock which makes it easy to fold flat to fit in the envelope to mail.
When the recipient opens the card it pops out and stands up for a wonderful display! (*The crease is the card base makes the front come forward like you’re reading/holding a book.)
Which version do you like better, Mother’s Day or Easter?
I am working on another version for Father’s Day! I just love making these!!! Email me if you have any questions! I hope you can find some time today to get creative!
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Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! While the COVID 19 pandemic is adding stress to our lives, we Pals hope this blog hop will help to lift your spirits. Let us inspire you to take a creative break and relax for a little while. This month our theme is “Special Occasions” where we have made a project for just about any occasion you can think of! You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
I love fun fold cards and I have a new favorite for you today called a pop out fun fold.
Normally I would be on my way to Massachusetts this week to celebrate Easter with family. I have four sisters and a brother and even though we live in 4 different states we usually manage to get together for special occasions and holidays. I’m usually in charge of ~25 table favors for everyone. Because everyone is “sheltering in place” this year I decided to send my mom and siblings this Easter card. The sentiments from the Hold On To Hope Stamp set couldn’t be more appropriate this year!
I stamped the hope sentiment then cut it apart for the front of the card. I also used several of the other stamps on the back of the card.
There’s even room to add a personal message. This stamp set also has coordinating dies, Cross of Hope, which I used to cut out the layered crosses and flowers on the front. I have used these dies for many different occasion cards (sympathy, wedding, new baby, baptism, Easter).
I have many fond memories of Easter. My mom would make all our Easter dresses and my Nanna would buy us new white ankle socks and Mary Jane patent leather shoes (which I loved to use to tap dance on the blacktop). My dad would always buy the girls corsages to wear to church. We hunted for bags of jellybeans and it wasn’t who found the most bags, it was who had the most jellybeans (there were different amounts in each bag) so no one ate any until you counted them! Here’s a couple of old photos of me with my siblings. (I’m the youngest in the first photo and third in the line up.)
I hope they will enjoy their special Easter cards this year. If you would like to make this fun fold card be sure to check back tomorrow. I’ll have another version of this fun fold card along with the tutorial. (*Subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out when I post.) You can view the list of products I used below.
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 13th, when we will say “Goodbye to January Mini and 2019 Annual Catalog and/or Hello to 2020 Annual Catalog.” The Design Team will showcase their favorites from the retiring catalogs or new products from the new catalog. Don’t miss the fun! And, until then, please stay safe.