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Best Bunny Birthday and Baby Cards

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Our pastor has a new grand baby, and my step-mom had a birthday. These cards turned out to be perfect for both!

I also swapped out some sentiments and made a box of note cards for my step-mom for her birthday. Her trademark doodle is a “bunny butt” so when I saw the preview of the annual catalog, this was one of the first sets on my wish list!

How I cut the card stock:

  • Standard A2 Card Base in Whisper White (4.25″x5.5″)
  • Soft Sea Foam card front 4″x5.25″
  • Mint Macron Strip for sentiment – 4″x1.25″
  • DSP Strip – 4″x1.5″
  • For the bunnies, you can use thin or think Whisper White, and I cut it 3.5″x8.5″ and then flipped it around to do two sets of bunnies per piece. Leave yourself a little room to hold the paper outside of the punch or lining it up can take forever!

The soft sea foam layer was embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder which gives great texture without being too busy.

To create the bunnies:

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If you’ve never used the Bunny Builder (or Fox Builder) punch, it’s a handy trick to punch some card stock or grid paper.

Then line up the stamps with the punched holes, and pick them up onto an acrylic block or your Stamparatus.

TIP: Save the grid paper in the stamp case for next time!

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You can also line up the bunny’s face and tie with the second Stamparatus plate as shown above. I ended up taking off the bow tie.

Stamp the bunnies with Memento ink and then color them with the blends. Punch them out after you color them. It’s much easier to color the tiny hands and tail when they’re not moving around under your pen.

Assemble the bunny using glue dots. These are much easier to place with a Paper Piercing Tool or Take Your Pick.

Stamp the sentiment onto the Mint Macron card stock, and then use Snail to adhere it to the DSP, then the DSP to the card front, and finally the card front to the card base.

Attach the bunny to the card using dimensionals. (I used mini dimensionals for the ears, but if you don’t have these, just standard dimensionals in half with scissors.)

To do the envelope “bunny butt”, I used a Stampin’ Write marker to do just the outline of the bunny and then stamp on his tail.

Bunnies aren’t just for Easter!

Happy Stampin’

~Kristin

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Graceful Glass Bookmarks

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These quick and easy bookmarks are one of the gifts I’m making for the ladies in our handbell choir at church. To make them, I took the Graceful Glass DSP and cut the pieces into 1.5″ strips. I colored them with my Stampin’ Blends. When you color them, look for the side with the shiny black printing. This is the FRONT, turn it over and color the BACK. In the examples below, I colored one on each side. If you color the front, the color is more intense, but I am worried that the ink might smear with handling.

After you color the vellum, allow it to dry thoroughly and the alcohol in the blends to evaporate completely. (I wouldn’t use the heat tool to do this or the velllum could curl. It only takes 5-10 minutes.)

I backed the vellum with a 1.5″ x 6″ strip of regular whisper white card stock. Snail adhesive works fine for this, it does not show through. Avoid liquid adhesives which could smear your ink.

Then I cut Lovely Lipstick 7.25″ by 2″. I cut the top with the Scalloped tag topper, and then finished it with a polka dot tulle ribbon.

Here are some close ups:

I hope you have fun with this quick and easy gift. I could imagine using them as a hostess gift or stocking stuffer too!

Happy Stampin’

~Kristin


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