Easter Ideas

Easter Bunny Shaving Cream Nugget Boxes

Happy Easter!

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I made these Happy Easter Bunny chocolate nugget boxes as thank you gifts for an upcoming class.

The boxes were made using the Shaving Cream Technique and the Angled Tag Topper punch and were filled with 3 chocolate nugget candies

Paper measurements: 7/8" x 7 1/2", then scored at 3/4", 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", 6" and 6 3/4"

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Basic Gray Archival

Shaving Cream Technique: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi ink refills

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Cucumber Crush, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: shaving cream, 3/4" and 1" circle punches (for rabbit's body), Big Shot, Lattice Die (for rabbit's ears), Bitty Banner Framelits, Angled Tag Topper, small flower and 1/16" circle punches, various baker's twine, fringe scissors, various candy dots

 

Happy Stampin'!

March Nacho Average Blog Hop-Happy Easter Shaving Cream Technique

Welcome to the Nacho Average Design Team's Blog Tour for March!

Our theme is St. Patrick's Day and Easter.

I am sharing samples featuring the Shaving Cream Technique, one of my all-time favorites.

It is one of those simple techniques that has a WOW factor.

Click here for instructions

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My first project is a shamrock made using a heart punch.  I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock that I placed in my shaving cream/reinker mix.  Once the card stock was dry, I punched out 3 hearts using my Full Heart punch.  The stem is from the Bird Builder punch.

 

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My second project is a collection of bright and cheery Easter eggs!

I used my Big Shot and an Oval Thinlits die to cut several pieces out of Whisper White card stock.  I then placed them in my shaving cream/reinker mix.

To create a card base, I cut another oval out of Whisper White card stock.  I placed the oval in my scoring tool and scored along the top at 1/2".  I secured the shaving cream egg to the scored oval, folding the base along the score line.

 

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 For my third project, I created a cute Easter bunny basket.  The rabbit was made with the Big Shot and the Gift Bow Bigz die and a collection of punches.

I used the Berry Basket Bigz die to create the basket.  The basket pieces were placed in my shaving cream/reinker mix before assembly.

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For my final project, I combined a Tea Lace Doily dipped into my shaving cream/reinker mix with the cute chick from Honeycomb Happiness.  The chick was stamped on watercolor paper using black archival ink and colored in using an aqua painter and Daffodil Delight and Hello Honey inks. 

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Supplies Used:

Shaving Cream Shamrock:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake reinkers, Soft Suede

Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Love Blossom's Designer Series Paper Stack

Accessories: shaving cream, Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Full Heart (retired) and Bird Builder punches, Dimensionals, large rhinestone (retired), Sharpie pen

Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Daffodil Delight reinkers, Basic Gray Archival

Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron

Accessories: shaving cream, Big Shot, Ovals and Bitty Banners Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents and Owl Builder punches, Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Simply Scored Scoring Tool,

Shaving Cream Easter Bunny Berry Basket

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Daffodil Delight reinkers, Pink Pirouette

Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Basic Black

Accessories: shaving cream, Big Shot, Berry Basket and Gift Bow Bigz L dies, Owl Builder, 2" Circle, Large Oval and Itty Bitty Accents punches, White Gel Pen, Linen Thread, Handheld Stapler, Dimensionals, sponge

Happy Easter Chick

Stamp Sets: Honeycomb Happiness, Easter Lamb (greeting)

Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Cucumber, Wisteria Wonder reinkers, Basic Black Archival, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey, Watercolor Wonder

Paper: Pink Pirouette, watercolor

Accessories: shaving cream, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Hexagon punch, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Easter Bunny Berry Basket

Happy Easter!

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For instructions on how to make this cute punched bunny, please click here.

Love the new Berry Basket Bigz L Die!

Make a cute basket just right for delivering a little special something. Use with a Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads. Finished box size: 4" each side x 3-1/4" high, 5" with handle.

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 Other supplies: Easter grass

Happy Stampin'!

Cheerful Critters Happy Day Easter Box

Just in time for Easter....

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I created this cute Easter egg box using my Gift Box Punch Board

This is the smallest sized box made with the Gift Box Punch Board. 

Start with a piece of paper measuring 6"x6".  The completed size is 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 1 3/4".

Easy, easy!

Other Supplies: Easter grass and candy

 

Happy Stampin'!

Happy Easter-Tag Topper Nugget Box

Here's a quick and easy idea for an Easter treat!

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This nugget box is made with the Angled Tag Topper punch.  The tag measures 2" x 7 1/2" and is scored at 3/4", 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", 6" and 6 3/4"

Stamp Set:Teeny Tiny wishes

Ink: Melon Mambo Basic Gray

Paper: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo

Accessories: Angled Tag Topper 1" and  3/4" circle punches (for rabbit's body and head), Boho Blossoms punch (for rabbit's tail), 1/16"  punch, Fringe Scissors, Big Shot, Lattice Die (for rabbit's ears), Bitty Banners Framelit, rhinestone, sponge,

Happy Stampin'!

Happy Easter Chocolate Bunny-CASology Bunny Challenge

This week's CASology Cue Challenge is "Bunny."  Since I never pass up a chance to create a bun bun, whether it be for Easter or otherwise (see more below), I knew I had to participate.

Here's my contribution.

 

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For this card, I used my all-time favorite rabbit pattern found here

I simply printed and cut out the pattern, then traced it on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock folded in half. I placed the template so the rabbit's tail would be cut on the fold so it opens as a regular card.  It measures approx 4 1/2" x 6".

After I cut the pattern, I embossed it using my Big Shot and Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  The tail is a 5/8" Flower Trim (found in the SU! Spring Catalog).  I first colored it with my Pink Pirouette marker, then added more color using my Primrose Petals marker.  It is attached to where the card folds at the rabbit's tail with a Mini Glue Dot.

This rabbit could be embellished in any number of ways, but I really like the simplicity of the pattern and kept it simple for the clean and simple challenge.

Rabbits as pets-Now for the soap box portion of this post!

A few years back, our household included a very sweet gray house rabbit named July.  July was a stray, domestic bunny who appeared one day on our property.  I brought her into the house fully expecting to find and return her to her owner.  That didn't happen, and after bunny proofing the house, she became a full-fledged and active member of our household (including 3 cats and a dog).  July was very, very smart and very, very stubborn, but she was the sweetest creature ever. She became my constant companion, especially while I worked in my craft room.  To this day, I still have a framed photo of her on my craft desk.

This project may seem like it coincides with Easter and all the Easter Bunny projects that will be hitting the blogs.  I know that a lot of people purchase rabbits for their kids at Easter time because, well, they are so cute.  But, rabbits are  complicated creatures who definitely have personalities of their own.  I could  go into all the reasons why rabbits DON'T make good pets, especially for kids. And I could go into all the reasons why rabbits DO make good pets if you are willing to work at it.

But, what I will say is, please, please, please do not bring a rabbit into your home unless you have done your homework and understand fully the needs of rabbits and how that may affect your household.  We did not realize how complicated a house rabbit could be until after July was already a part of our family.  I did a lot of reading and research, and we spent a good number of hours trying to stay one step ahead,  bunny-proofing our home so it would be safe and comfortable for her.  I loved and miss my bun bun July to this day, but I don't think I'd ever bring another rabbit into the house. 

If you are thinking of opening your home to a rabbit, please visit www.myhouserabbit.com for more  information.

Supplies Used: (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Primrose Petals, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette and Primrose Petals markers

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Primrose Petals

Accessories: rabbit pattern , computer, printer, printer paper, Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, 5/8" Flower Trim, Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, brad, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Word Window Punch, Mini Glue Dots, sponge

 

Happy Stampin'!

Happy Easter Chocolate Bunny

Happy Easter from me to you!

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I found this fun rabbit pattern here.

I toyed with adding patterned paper, flowers, hearts and other embellishments to this  bun, bun, but in the end, I just liked the simplicity of this design. I traced the rabbit's tail onto the fold of the cardstock so it opens like a regular card.

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (Happy Easter on the inside)

Ink: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo for greeting on the inside

Paper: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Crimper, Boho Blossoms punch, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, brad, sponge, Melon Mambo pom, pom ribbon (retired)

Happy Stampin'!

Punch Art Rabbit-In Memory of July, my bun, bun

A few years back, our household included a very sweet gray house rabbit named July.  July was a stray bunny who appeared one day on our property.  I brought her into the house fully expecting to find and return her to her owner.  That didn't happen, and after bunny proofing the house, she became a full-fledged and active member of our household.  July was very, very smart and very, very stubborn, but she was the sweetest creature. She became my constant companion, especially while I worked in my craft room.  To this day, I still have a framed photo of her on my craft desk.  For whatever reason, I have been thinking a lot about July, and I still miss her terribly. 

When I saw the gray patterned designer series paper in the Twitterpated paper pack (found in the Occasions Mini Catalog), I instantly thought of July.  I've been wanting to create a rabbit using this paper in memory of my sweet girl.  I finally took the time to create my little gray rabbit using punches and the Twitterpated paper. 

This project may seem like it coincides with Easter and all the punched rabbit projects that have been hitting the blogs. This was not my intent.  But, I know that a lot of people purchase rabbits for their kids at Easter time because, well, they are so cute.  But, rabbits are  complicated creatures who definitely have personalities of their own.  I could also go into all the reasons why rabbits DON'T make good pets, especially for kids. And I could go into all the reasons why rabbits do make good pets. All I will say is, please, please, please do not bring a rabbit into your home unless you have done your homework and understand fully the needs of rabbits and how that may affect your household.

In memory of July, my sweet bun bun.

This is a whimsical portrayal of July.

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 July had beautiful, soft, dark gray fur.

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 Supplies Used:

Ink: Going Gray

Paper: Going Gray, Whisper White, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper

Accessories: 2 1/2" circle, 1 1/4" circle, 3/4" circle, Heart to Heart, Owl Builder, Boho Blossoms, oval punches, paper piercing tool and mat, brad, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, wiggle eyes

 

Happy Stampin'!

A Good Egg Stair Step card-Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

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A stair step card is very easy to create.   And it folds down and fits perfectly into a regular invitation sized envelope for mailing.

 

Cut your paper at 10 1/2 x 5 inches

Score at 1 ¼, 2 ½, 4 ¼, 6 and 8 ¼ inches

Fold with hills and valley, smallest score ( 1 ¼” ) is folded down.

Stamp Set: A Good Egg

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Black Stazon

Paper: Whisper White, Green Galore, Pink Pirouette, Tea Party and Print Patterns Designer Series paper

Accessories: Watercolor crayons, aqua painter, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds.  I used my oval Coluzzle to cut out the eggs.  The Oval die for the Big Shot would work too!

 

Happy Stampin'!

Fabric Scallop Envelope Easter Card

I found this cute fabric at Hobby Lobby, and I had to make one of my fabric scallop envelope cards just in time for Easter.  The stamp set is Good Egg.  This one makes me smile!

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Stamp Set: Good Egg

Ink: Black Stazon, Stampin' Up! markers

Paper: Pink Passion, Green Galore, Barely Banana

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Bigz Die,Polka Dot Texturz Plate, Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds

Happy Stampin'!

A Good Egg Jelly Bean Bag

Jelly_bean_bag_002_small_2 Isn't this little guy cute?  I love the stamp set A Good Egg.  This was one of the projects we did at our Stamp Camp.  The bag pattern was originally designed to hold 10 Ghiradelli Chocolate squares, but we decided to fill it with colorful jelly beans just in time for Easter.  I originally posted the pattern in February, but I have posted it again below.  We used transparency sheets found from an office supply store, but you could also use vellum card stock.  The flower image was stamped onto the transparency sheet using white Stazon.  Sticky tape was used to attach the bottom and side flaps.

Jelly_bean_bag_003_small_2 Here's a close up of the chick.  He was colored in using Stampin' Write markers.  His egg shell was filled in with Two-Way Glue and then covered with Dazzling Diamonds.

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Happy Stampin'!

Peeps in a Jar

We've all seen Peeps, those cute marshmallow candies at Walgreens, right?  Well, here is a fun project that is easy to do and makes a great quick gift.  And not just for Christmas either.  There are Peeps available for Valentine's Day, Easter and Halloween.  And there is even a Peeps Fan Club for those who can't resist: www.marshmallowpeeps.com

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Here's how: Reduce 1 sleeve graham crackers to crumbs and layer all of the crumbs in the bottom a 1 qt. jar.  Place Peeps standing up, facing out around the inside of the jar, pressing them against the glass, but don't squash them. Carefully spoon one third cup of brown sugar into center of jar to support the peeps, pressing down to keep it snug.  In the center and on top of this, pour one and one half cups of Holiday M&M's.  Decorate the lid of the lid and the jar as you please.  Tie a ribbon around the neck of the jar. 

On a side note, be sure to copy and give the directions to whomever you give the jar to, so they will know how to bake the Peeps right up!

Directions: Empty the jar contents into a bowl.  Snip the Peeps into bits with kitchen shears or cut up with a knife.  Return the Peep bits to the mixture and mix well.  Melt one half cup of butter and add one teaspoon vanilla.  Pour this over the dry ingredients, mixing well.  Pat into a greased 8"x8" baking dish.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Cool and cut into bars.

Option 1: Leave the Peeps whole: combine remaining ingredients and place the Peeps on top: then bake as directed.

Option 2: Omit the vanilla, bake and serve warm over vanilla ice cream or use blender to mix with ice cream, like a Blizzard.

The jars seal airtight to the Peeps can be on display for a few weeks before they are baked.  Oh, and using the wide mouth jars does make filling easier.

Happy Stampin'!