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February 2016

What's Up Doc? Or a Hershey Bunny

I'm still working on Easter treats.  Today I want to share with you a Hershey bar bunny.  I think he's really cute!  

Bunny Hershey bar 2

The basic cover for the Hershey bar is cut from Whisper White at 5 1/2 x 6.  It is scored on the 5 1/2 side at 1 3/4, 2, 4 1/4, and 4 1/2.  I use Tear & Tape down one side.  That way you can easily slide the candy bar from the wrapper without tearing it up.

The bunny ears were punched from the white using the XL Oval punch.  The inside of the ears were punched from retired paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.  You could use the updated current paper stack just as well.  I love to sponge, so I sponged around both the outside and inside parts of the ear.  It just makes it pop from all of the other white.

Bunny Hershey bar feet

The feet are also punched  in white using the XL Oval punch.  The pads for the bottom of the feet are punched out of Blushing Bride.  I used the circle punch from the old retired Itty Bitty Punch pack.  Now, I told you that I like to sponge, but a lady has to have a limit.  I sponged around the feet, but I did not sponge around each of the pads for the feet.  I think it still looks good.  If you looked at my blog post about the mini coffee cup bunny, you saw that I made the pads of the feet with a pencil eraser and Blushing Bride ink.  I think that would work here as well and be a lot easier.  I made the Hershey bunny first.

Bunny Hershey bar faceThe eyes were punched from Basic Black cardstock using the same circle punch from the retired Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  The added a little gleam to the eyes using the white gel pen.  The cheeks were punched in white using the 3/4 inch circle punch and of course sponged in Blushing Bride.  I added a few little dots with the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.  The tongue is another circle just like the pads of the feet.  I did sponge it.  The nose is the heart punch from the current Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  It is attached with a dimensional.  

I finished the bunny with a pretty bow using the Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon.  It is retired also, but the good news is that it is on the  Clearance Rack now for only $2.39.  It is such a pretty ribbon and ties so well.  You should stock up on it now.  You know Lost Lagoon will be retiring at the end of May.

I have one more Easter 3D item to share with you on Monday.  Hope to see you then, and thanks for visiting today.

Easter Lamb Mini Coffee Cup

On Monday, I posted an Easter bunny made with the mini coffee cups.  Today I'm showing you a little lamb also made with the mini coffee cup.  I found this on Pinterest, but I changed it just a little.

Lamb coffee cup

Once again, I used the Playful Pals stamp set from the Occasions catalog to stamp the mouth and the whiskers.  So easy!  I used the 1 3/4 inch Scallop Circle punch for the face of the lamb in Whisper White.  I sponged around it with Soft Suede ink.  The eyes are punched with the 1/4 inch  Circle punch and highlighted with the white gel pen.  I used a sponge dauber and Pink Pirouette to highlight the cheeks.  The nose is punched using the Owl Builder punch and Pink Pirouette.  The ears are punched out of Soft Suede cardstock using the smaller leaf of the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  I sponged around them with Soft Suede. The inside of the ear uses the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack and is punched with the same punch.  I used the small petals that are joined together and just clipped them apart.  They are sponged with Pink Pirouette.  I attached the ears behind the head.

Lamb coffee cup close upI finished off the face with a cute little bow using the Bermuda Bay 1/8 inch Stitched Ribbon.  I completely missed this in the catalog until a friend of mine used it.  It's on page 35 of the Occasions catalog.

The body of the lamb is punched from Whisper White cardstock using the 2 3/8 inch Scallop Circle punch and sponged in Soft Suede.  I made little feet using the Word Window punch in Basic Black cardstock.  I simply cut it in half for two feet.  I attached the head with dimensionals.  I attached the body to the cup using Tear & Tape adhesive.  So cute!

I wanted to make a little decoration for the lid.  I punched another 1 3/4 inch scallop circle out of white.  I stamped the sentiment using the Circle of Spring stamp set.  The little curly things come from the Playful Pals stamp set.  Once again, I sponged with Soft Suede.  I adhered this using dimensionals.

Lamb coffee cup topThese are ready to fill with Hershey kisses.  I hope they find their way to someone special.  Maybe the real Easter Bunny might choose to bring him to a special girl or boy.  Thanks for joining me today.  On Friday, I have another Easter treat for Shops on Main.  Please check back.

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Easter Bunny Mini Coffee Cup

I'm still working on Easter items for my booth at Shops on Main.  Today I want to share with you my Easter bunny made from a mini coffee cup.  I got my cups from a friend so I'm not able to give you the link where to find them.  I'm sure you can do a search and come up with something.  I will tell you that the lids come separately.  You must order both.

Bunny cup

I cased most of this from Pinterest, but I did make a few changes.  I just got the bundle Pyramid Pals and I wanted to use it.  I stamped the mouth and the whiskers right on the cup using the new Archival Basic Black pad.  It's a photopolymer set so you can see exactly where you are stamping.  I put a little Pink Pirouette glow on the cheeks with a sponge dauber.  The nose is made with the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  I did sponge around the heart.  In fact, I sponged around everything.  It just helps to make more definition.  The eyes are punched with the 1/2 inch circle punch.  I added a little glimmer with a white gel pen.

Bunny cup close up

The feet are punched from Whisper White using the Large Oval punch.  The little pink pads are stamped using the end of a pencil eraser and of course they are sponged with Pink Pirouette too.  I attached them with Tear & Tape.  I wanted them to be secure.

Bunny cup top 1Now on the lid I did use some retired product.  The ears are cut using the oval framelits and Whisper White cardstock.  The inside of the ears are punched with the Large Oval Punch.  This paper is retired, but you can use the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.  Sponge around the ears and the patterned paper too.  I glued the patterned paper to the white.  The ears are attached to the lid of the cup with Tear & Tape.  I put it at the very bottom of the ear.  They are very sturdy.  I added a bow made with the old Primrose ribbon.

Bunny cup back

You can see where the ears are attached in this picture of the back of the bunny.  I added a little tail on the back punched from the retired Boho Blossoms punch.  The current Blossom Bunch Punch would be great for this also.  Sponge it and add it with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Bunny cupsMy bunny mini coffee cups are ready to fill with Easter Hershey kisses.  Now that Valentine's Day is passed, we should see the Easter candy fill the shelves.

If you missed my post on Friday, please look at the carrots that I made for Easter using the Polka Dot Cellophane Bags.  They are really cute.  Check back in on Wednesday.  I'll share another item using the mini coffee cups!  Thanks for looking today!

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Have a Carrot!

I know, it's not even Valentine's Day yet.  But have you looked at the calendar? We are already in the season of lent.  Easter is near the end of March.  I know that I have mentioned that I have a booth at Shops on Main in downtown Conover, NC.  I started working on Easter items today for my booth.  First on my list was making carrots!  Yes, carrots.

Polka Dot Cone Carrots

The Polka Dot Cone Cellophane Bags on page 23 of the Occasions catalog screams carrots.  It did to me.  In fact, there is a picture of a carrot treat right there on the page.  I chose to fill my bags with gold fish.  I  tied them shut with the Dotted Lace Trim in Cucumber Crush.  That ribbon ties so pretty.  

Polka Dot Cone carrot close upI wanted a tag with a bunny on it.  I used a retired set, Baby, We've Grown for the rabbit. The sentiment is from the Circle of Spring stamp set in the annual catalog. Both were stamped in Basic Black Archival ink on Whisper White Thick cardstock.  I used the aqua-painter and Blushing Bride ink to color in a few highlights on the bunny.  The tag is cut using the Tags and Labels Framelits.  I used the 1/16th Circle punch to make a hole and tied the tag on using white baker's twine.  This makes a easy and quick treat!

First things first.  Have a wonderful Valentine's Day and I'll see you on Monday!

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The Southern Belles Swap

I shared a card I made last week for the Southern Belles swap.  Here it is again.

Beautiful Ride

I want to share the cards from the rest of the group.

Feb 10 blog #2

This card was made by Tina Lesson.  She features the Cups and Kettle framelits and the new Blossom Bunch Punch in beautiful Bermuda Bay.  Don't you just love the bow made from the Bermuda Bay 1/8 inch Stitched Ribbon!  You can get the Cups & Kettle framelits and the A Nice Cuppa stamp set in a bundle and save 15%!

Feb 10 blog

This next card was made by Martha Morin.  She used the Flowering Fields Sale-a-Bration stamp set.  The designer series paper is from the Neutrals Paper Stack.  I love the pop of Rich Razzleberry cotton ribbon knotted to the side.  The Basic Black cardstock really highlights each of the elements of the card.

Feb 10 Blog #3The last card was made by Kaye Owenby.  She used the Rose Wonder stamp set and the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.  That's another bundle that you can buy for 15% off.  I wish you could see this card in person.  It's so pretty!  She used the Shimmery White cardstock.  She stamped the rose and then embossed it in white embossing powder.  Then she spritzed the rose with water and then dropped in the color using ink refills.  After it dried, she cut it out.  Gorgeous!

Our group has gotten small.  If you would like to join us, just let me know.  We meet at the Wendy's in Granite Falls, NC on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 or maybe a little earlier.  We always swap cards using current supplies and we talk about our business and of course stamping.  Sometimes we have a Make & Take.  We would love to have you come be with us.

Thanks so much for spending time with me today.  I'll see you again on Friday!