The Easter Bunny is on his way….

The Easter Bunny is on his way to my family with an invitation to join us for lunch on Easter Sunday!

Every year my family and Greg’s family gather here for Easter lunch – we have had nearly 40 of us here at times.  And each year I like to send out a hand made invitation to everyone.  Not that they need it since the door is open to them to come even if I don’t send invitations.

After thinking about what I was going to do this year – I saw people using the Petal Cone die to make carrots – and I thought that would be a fun idea.  Then I saw a couple of samples that included a punched bunny peeking out around the carrot – Cindy Wilkinson posted one and she saw one that Sandy Hancock posted from her downline meeting.  Now that was the perfect idea.  Most of the ones I saw were pouches that would hold candy.  My original version is also a pouch but I included an extra pull out piece that would be the “card” part.  I showed it to Greg and he didn’t think it was obvious that that piece pulled out.  I showed it to Tyler and he thought because it was two pieces they would lose the inside part.  So then I decided to cut of the extra tab that made it into a pouch and just let it open from the side like a card.  I formatted my text to fit the shape of the triangle, printed it on my printed, cut it out and glued it inside the cards.  Everything went out in the mail yesterday – so they are on their way!

So let me show you what I’m talking about…

So here is my first version.  I used the Petal Cone Die and the Big Shot to create the carrot from Pumpkin Pie card stock.  The flap is glued to create the pouch.  I also ran it through the polka dot embossing folder.  And the edges are sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink.  And then cut another Petal Cone in Whisper White to make the insert.

You pull the insert out and that is where you can write your note, invitation, or Easter wishes.

The top of the carrot and the bunny are all made from punches.  I created two cheat sheets that I used in my club meetings so that they would know easily what pieces they needed to create this project.  And I have those here to share with you too.

The carrot top is Wild Wasabi card stock – punched and cut as shown on my cheat sheet.  I did sponge the edges with Wild Wasabi ink.

The bunny is made from Whisper White and Blushing Bride and all the pieces are sponged with Blushing Bride.  I used a Black Journaler and a White Gel Pen to add the accents to the bunny.  Here is a close up.

The little nose is popped up on a Dimensional but the rest is all glued flat.

Here is a close up of the back side –

If you really wanted you could finish off the back and add a little tail!  But I didn’t do that here.  I just wanted you to see how it looked glued to the back of the Pumpkin Pie carrot piece.

 

This last picture is of all my invitations that I sent to my family.  On these I cut off the flap of the Petal Cone die so that it was just a card that opened on the side.  Remember the ice cream cone card from a few weeks back – it’s like that.  So these are all my little bunnies on their way to mailboxes.

Have a good weekend!

 

12 thoughts on “The Easter Bunny is on his way….

  1. You did such a great job on this! I knew people would come up with such amazing ideas/variations of my original trade. Thank you so much for sharing. I had such a fun time making it and couldn’t wait to share it at Sandy’s meeting. I’m going to make your invites now! Happy Easter!

  2. I mailed these in the long business envelopes from the store – we don’t have any that fit. Probably the old large size open-ended ones would have worked but we don’t sell those anymore.

  3. This project is just too cute, you did a really good job and thank you for the cheat sheets, now i’ll have to see if i can make some.

    thanks,
    Deanna

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