Sunday, June 18, 2017

Any Occasion Bunny Card

Hi all, today I am showcasing a cute little bunny card. This card originally began as an Easter Card, complete with the little bunny holding an Easter basket.  But, as Easter came and went, this little card was still left on my desk.  So I decided to change things up a bit.

What I Used to Make my Card:
Hoppy Easter by Lawn Fawn, stamps, LF1319
Hoppy Easter by Lawn Fawn, die set, LF1320
Die-Versions Stitched Nesting Squares, DV-572
CUTplorations Sweet Spring Wishes Die, CUTPL-070
Small Detail Water Brush
Pastel Cardstock
Clean Color Markers
Watercolor Card
Small white "puff" (for the tail)
Purple Scrap
Small Heart, punched out

First I want to share a picture with you of the original card. I know it doesn't look too different, but it's different enough! Notice the basket and the flat (no puff!) tail.

Back to when this was still an Easter card, I had stamped the bunny on watercolor card and used my Zig Clean Color Markers to lightly color the body of the bunny brown, with a slight tint of pink on the ears. I used the same technique to color in the basket as well. It's easy to get a very light wash when you are using a water brush. Just scribble some marker on your craft sheet and water the color down.  Remember, you can always add more, but you can't take it away and dry your watercolor card thoroughly before adding more color (a mistake I made all the time until I finally got it through my head.  I could never understand why my water color paper was always pilling so badly, no matter the brand, when everyone else's seemed fine.)  I die cut the bunny and the basket and set them aside.

I decided that some pastel papers would look very springy and pretty so I cut
out three squares using the DieVersions die set; one of each in blue, peach and yellow.  I stacked the squares together, glued them and set them to dry under my drying tile.  At this point I still had Easter in my mind, so I attached the basket to the bunny and set the card aside for everything to dry.  While the card was drying it hit me that I had a bunch of "puffs" hiding in a small drawer, that were eons old and would look charming on the bunny.  I attached the puff to the butt of the bunny and put the card aside.

The card stayed aside for entirely too long, but I really like the stamp/die set, so
Another Look
I decided to upgrade to an all occasion card.  I needed to find something that was slightly larger than the basket the bunny was holding, which I did. I punched a heart out of pink cardstock, then carefully removed the basket and attached the heart.  While I was pleased with the look, it needed something more, not bling, but something.  Wracking my brain, I discovered the word die from STAMPlorations hiding under a pile of stuff on my desk.  I die cut the sentiment out of lavender cardstock and used only the "sweet" portion of the cut.  Now my card was ready to go!

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I am entering my All Occasion Bunny Card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes, #255
Fussy and Fancy - Pamper Your Pets, #189
Delicious Doodles Challenge - All Creatures Big & Small, M June
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes w/ a Critter, M June
Creative Inspirations - Our Furry/Feathered Friends, #277
Deep Ocean Challenge - Use Die Cuts, Chipboard and/or Punches, #157


  1. Great idea to repurpose the bunny. I'm a great advocate for bunnies being all year round images (I've got so many of them that they need to be year round!) love how this card turned out x

    1. Thank you my dear! Let's start a movement! Bunnies ALL year Round!! XOXO

  2. Oh I don't know how many times a card/image has been slated for one occasion only to become something else!! Such a sweet and fun card Christi... beautifully done! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy...good luck and I hope that you will join us again soon!
    Take care,

    1. It's all in the peeling of items, Beth - if I can peel it, it has a chance :)

  3. This is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

  4. Hi and welcome to are Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx

  5. ooo too cute Christi. LGreat CAS card and brilliant bunny save! LOL.
    Thanks for sharing (Hugs)

  6. Love, love, LOVE it, Christi! Glad you played at 2CCC, my friend. :-D

  7. Sweet card!
    Thank you for playing along at Brown Sugar this week.
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    Brown Sugar DT


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