Paper Pumpkin Craft Time & Bunny Buddies

Tuesday was our monthly Paper Pumpkin Craft Time for open crafting – if you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me this time is for you – It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.) So we spent the morning crafting together and sharing alternative ideas for the March kit.

If you haven’t seen the March kit it is super cute!

The kit always have a quick video in case you don’t want to read the instructions. LOL!

And I love the fact that Stampin’ Up! shares alternate projects for the kit if you don’t like the instructions included.

I’ve even seen the muslin bags whip stitched across the bottom to create a sachet filled with potpourri! Cool right?

So today I thought I’d share with you my alternate project that I made with the kit. I love to give little 3d gifts but don’t tend to use 3×3 note cards as often so I simply took one of our 2″ x 8″ Cello Bags (141703) and put some pencils I had picked up as basket stuffers for the kits and voila!

Cute? I’ve taken some quick shots to show you how I did the ears. I simply punched out a face using the punch 1 1/2″ Circle Punch (138299) and Whisper White Card stock and stamped the face I wanted. There are all kinds of cute combinations you can make with this kit. Then stamped the ears I wanted to use.

I fussy cut the ears and then stamped the floppy ear onto one of the stickers and cut it out before adding it to the ear.

A couple of the glue dots to attach the ears onto the face and added it to my note card that I turned so the opening went over the cello bag. The staple is covered by the bunny. I love the baker’s twine in the kit, so I tied a little bow to put on this little bunny with another glue dot.

The kits always come with lots of stuff that can be used for additional projects! AND these kits are great for all ages!!! Since they contain everything you need except scissors they are great gifts or even kits to take on the road so you can craft. It’s a surprise each month so there are all kinds of different kits.

If this sounds like something you or someone you know would enjoy why not subscribe today? During the next 36 hours (or until March 31st at 11:50 pm MT) you can not only purchase a prepaid subscription to get started, but you can earn a free Sale-a-bration item too!!!

And even more great news. We’re celebrating our 4th Birthday of Paper Pumpkin with a surprise!

We love surprises—and we have a big one in store for you next month! Our April kit was inspired and designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO, Sara Douglass. Get ready to embrace your inner artist and skip to the fun with her. You don’t want to miss this kit—promise! Make sure you’re a subscriber on April 10. Watch this video from Sara to learn more.

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Here comes Peter Cotton Tail….

Ducks, chicks and bunnies always make me think of Easter since my mother use to take us to the Bayshore Mall in the spring to see the eggs hatch, in a really big egg at the mall – over the weeks you could visit and watch the little beaks breaking through the shells to magically appear. It fascinated me every year. So what could be better than a cute little punch art bunny for this project?

I wanted to be able to create them they could be done for both the boys and girls in the family – so here is what I did.

I love that by simply placing the bow in a different location you have a different look – Peter

or Flopsy?

It’s your choice. My kids loved the story of Peter Rabbit growing up! And now I’ve got the song running through my head. LOL! Since it is supposed to be 78 for the high today and it feels like spring, can you blame me?

Notice the sentiment? It’s from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set – a wonderful sentiment set to start with since it has sentiments for all occasions!

Here is a chart for building your bunnies.

Want to see how I made these Post It Note & Pen Holders? Click Here to see my Video Tutorial.

On a personal note, my posting has been a bit sporadic due to technical difficulties, so thank you for bearing with me while I figure out the problem with Windstream and my internet service….again. Sigh.


Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802)

Inks: Pink Pirouette Classic Ink (126956)

Paper: Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778), Soft Sky (131203), Sweet Sugarplum (141418), Watermelon Wonder (138334), Tip Top Taupe (138336), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Chalk Marker (132133), Sweetheart Punch (133786), Owl Builder Punch (118074), Bow Builder Punch (137414), and Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372)


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Framelits Bunny Fancy Favor

I thought I would share one last bunny project since Easter is tomorrow. This project is super quick and easy because the base of it is the Fancy Favor Die – Great for holding all kinds of chocolate treats that my family loves. Shhhh…don’t tell them, but they’ll be finding theirs tomorrow at their spot when we sit down for our Easter dinner.

Framelits Bunny Fancy Favor

My little bunny’s body was created using our Oval Collection Framelits Die. I used several of our punches to finish the little guy; you’ll find them listed below on the supply list.

Add a little sponging on the edges, some Multipurpose Adhesive and voila’ – The cutest little bunny around.

I hope that you’ll all have a wonderful Easter with your family. I’m really looking forward to spending the day with mine, my husband will even be home – yippee, so it will be wonderful to spend the day together celebrating Easter.


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Inks: Sahara Sand

Paper: Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (item 117152), Whisper White and Basic Black card stock

Accessories: Linen Thread, Fancy Favor Die (item 115965), Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (item 129381), 1/2″ Circle Punch (item 119869), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (item 118309), Small (item 120908) and Large Oval (item119855) Punches, Stampin’ Sponges (item101610) and Signo White Gel Pen (item105021)

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