Monday, February 22, 2010

Two little bunnies

Hi there,

when I first saw the challenge for Just Add Ink this week - I was a bit daunted where do you start when the challenge is "Just add dimension - think outside the square". But the DT had some great examples. And then suddenly an idea burst into my head - I think I would have to say it was inspiration by chocolate - sadly no not by eating it but the prospect of eating it perhaps. I think all those easter eggs in the supermarket must have been getting to me.... What am I babbling about well here is the result.

A lovely friend of mine made some easter baskets for an annual easter get together we have with friends, where the kids have an easter hunt. I (of course) kept the gorgeous basket on which Sam had made a very cute punch art bunny on the box. See this post of Sam's for her basket. Sam's bunny was my inspiration start point for my bunny egg band. The idea that sprang into my head was to add a sweet treat cup to the bunnies tummy and fill it with colour coordinating smarties. Because of the size of the sweet treat cups I had to use my circle nestabilites to find a scallop circle big enough for the fluffy bunny front and a plain circle to seal the back. I made an access port on the back using the 1" circle punch and the word window punch. That acts as the hinge and fastener at the same time. I just used my craft knife to cut a little slot for the end of the word window to slip into and hold it all shut. Just to keep all the bits secure I used sticky strip to stick all the punched pieces together.
Why pink and purple? Well it was supposed to be pink and blue but I couldn't find a blue egg - so my boyo got a purple bunny. I don't think he minded ;) Needless to say the eggs are no longer intact!
Thanks for visiting,
Recipe: All SU unless otherwise noted
Cardstock: Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum and Pale Plum
Ink: None
Accessories: Large and Small Ovel punches, Standard and Scalloped Circle nestabilities, 1" circle punch, word window punch, 1/4" circle punch, Scallop edge punch, Sweet treat cups, SNAIL adhesive, Sticky Strip, 15mm googly eyes


  1. oh that is so cute!! what a fabulous idea:)

  2. This is such a great idea! I love the idea of the sweet treat cups being used as the rabbit's tummy and then wrapped around the egg for decoration. Very clever!

  3. THese bunnies are just so cute, great idea!

  4. Super Idea, might need to make some of these for my kids easter hunt... Well done

  5. Adorable! What a cute gift idea for easter! Thanks for playing!

  6. Oh you had a similar idea too. I love this idea too for the easter eggs. Just adorable.



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