Hopping By For an Easter Hi

Hello friends!  I don’t make too many Easter cards, but I sure do love those cute bunnies, the Spring theme and of course who doesn’t love a good chocolate candy or two?!  I’ve been seeing some bunnies hopping around my yard lately and so they’ve inspired me!  Since the month of March is starting to run away from me, I wanted to participate in a few challenges going on.

This cute little bunny waving out his hand to say “hello” is Bunny from Inky Stamper!  He comes with the bow tie I have colored and popped up with foam tape.  He also comes with the sentiment as well as the smaller egg hiding among the grass.  Such a CUTE stamp set not just for Easter, but other occasions too!

For the Inky Stamper Inkspiration FB Group, the challenge for the month of March is “stitching” and it can be any sort of stitching.  I’ve pulled out some Doodlebug Swiss Dot papers along with a special Doodlebug Cute & Crafty paper pad (used for the large egg) to create my scene.

I’ve used lots of fun stitched style dies to help me out including the stitched hexagon die from the Inky Stamper Mini Envie Die set you see at the top to create a border. I’ve also used the Taylored Expressions Stitched With Love Cutting Plate over my stitched oval piece. (You will see this same cutting plate in the card below too.)  I’ve also used some stitched cloud dies from Lawn Fawn.  I’ve also used a grass border die for the bunny to stand on too.

Once I’ve die cut and placed all of my images and die cut pieces together on my card front, I took a black marker and a white gel pen to create stitch lines for the challenge theme as well.  I even added stitch marks to the small egg and the bunny’s bow tie.  The sentiment was white heat embossed over a black strip and attached to the large oval “egg” and I’ve added some glossy accents to the bunny’s eyes.  I think he turned out pretty cute!

This card was made for the #TEMaker challenge in the Taylored Expressions FB Fan Group.  The challenge for March is using the colors Lavender Glaze & Potato Chip and/or Easter Parade (Easter/Spring theme).  There are SO MANY cute Easter products, but I was trying to use some things that I haven’t pulled out yet.

As in the card above, I’ve used the TE Stitched With Love Cutting Plate over a piece of Toffee cardstock.  I used a double stitched circle die to cut it out along with another piece of white cardstock to layer behind the Toffee.

The center of the circle was made by taking the Lavender Glaze and Potato Chip cardstock and using the Easy Strips 1/4″ die and layering them over a double adhesive sheet.  Once I’ve cut it down to size, I attached it over the white A2 top folding card base and stamped the Full Circle -Easter stamp in Toffee ink.  I took a white pencil to color in portions of the images within it.

I then used foam tape to pop up the toffee layer over top centering the circle image through it.  I white heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set and die cut from a banner die in my stash and popped it up over the center of the circle image.  I also die cut a Lavender Glaze frame from the TE A2 Think Frame Cutting Plate and attached to the card along with a little white bunny from the TE Little Bits-Oh Hoppy Day die set. I sponged some brown ink around the edges and glued a white pom pom for his tail and attached him right above the frame on the right bottom of the card.

It looks like he’s getting ready to hop into the hole to join his other Spring friends.

Well I HOP you’ve enjoyed my Easter cards today, or at least gotten a smile or been inspired in some way!  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in as I enjoy hearing from you!

Challenges:

  1. Cardz 4 Guyz – Equinox Seasonal Change-Spring
  2. CRAFT – Anything Goes
  3. Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes with Colored image (top card)
  4. Crafty Catz – Anything Goes Optional Easter
  5. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
  6. A Bit More Time To Craft – Anything Goes

26 thoughts on “Hopping By For an Easter Hi

  1. Fabulous Easter cards Vicki, love the goofy expression on the rabbit’s face in the top card, he looks like a fun character, the stamped Easter elements and coloured cardstock in the second card are gorgeous

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  2. Both of these are precious, Vicki! Loving the stitched dies on the first one. The aperture look on the second one is perfect and uou’re right, the little bunny does look like he’s ready to jump into it. 😊

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  3. Two beautiful Easter themed cards, lovely designs and techniques. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.
    Chris
    x

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  4. Great Easter cards, Vicki. Love the first one most eith the funny bunny. Also love the DP of that big egg.
    xxx Margreet

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  5. Fun and adorable Easter cards Vicki, your waving bunny is so cute and love the spattered egg and his glossy eyes, gorgeous card and I love the layering strips on the second card and that adorable little cotton tail.,two gorgoeus cards,,

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  6. These are both very cute Easter cards! That bunny on #1 is fun with his decorative bowtie, and I love the added stitching you did by hand. Card #2 looks amazing in the way you layered those strips of matching papers and perfectly coordinated them within the circle! Great job on both!

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  7. Two fabulous cards Vicki! I like the fun bunny and speckled egg on the first card and striking design on the second card! Take care sweet friend.

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  8. Cuteness overload, Vicki! Chelsea’s stamps are so cute, so you had me at the first card right away…then I saw that darling wee bunny ‘behind’, and smiled out loud. Great job, dear friend!

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  9. Hi Vicki like you I don’t usually make Easter cards but sometimes my DT’s require it but I am glad you have made some because these two are fantastic I especially love that cute fun bunny in the first one, excellent creations
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  10. Both of your cards are fabulous. That first one is just too cute. Thanks for joining us this week at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

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  11. I wonder how I get behind on my comments, but catching up today. Love the whimsy bunny – such a cute fun look he has. I go for more whimsy so I think that is why it is my “favorite”. The second card is very pretty as well. So glad you are creating again.

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  12. That bunny in the first card is super adorable and wowza all that added stitching is fantastic. It really adds to the scene.

    I love the second card using paper strips then adding the stamping over them. That is wonderful and a great added detail. Two gorgeous cards.

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