Easter Bunny

Easter is approaching so quickly!  I really haven’t done any creating for it at all.  I normally have my extended family over and I make them handmade invitations but this year it snuck up on me and I didn’t get any made in time – so I had to do an evite – I’m so sad.

I did create this card for my Stamp Club this month.  I decided to use the Garden Girl stamp set with the cute little bunny.  And the Springtime Foils Designer Series Specialty Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  Sale-A-Bration is coming to and end – it will be here before we know it right there with Easter!


The Springtime Foils Specialty Paper is one of the Free Choices during Sale-A-Bration – you just need a $50 order and you can get the full pack.  I used the stripes for my card and this paper works so beautifully with our Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends to color in the stripes in between the silver printed stripes.  It’s subtle but pretty.  It would be fun to do bright colored stripes – and even cut the paper into egg shapes.

The bunny is stamped with Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock – I did some coloring with my Smoky Slate Blends and cut him out.  The fence is stamped in Crumb Cake ink and colored in with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  Then add the grass in Wild Wasabi and die cut with a Stitched Circle.  Behind it is a Wild Wasabi scalloped circle cut from the Layering Circles Frameltis dies.

I tied some Silver Bakers Twine around the foil layer before adhering it with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the front of my card.  The small Happy Easter is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

I “hop” you enjoyed this card.  Thanks for stopping by.


The Easter Bunny is coming

Easter is quickly approaching and this will be the first one where I won’t have any of my three boys here with us.  No nieces or nephew around either.  No little kids.  It’s going to be a grown up Easter lunch.  I’m also not hosting this year – we will be going to Greg’s cousin’s on Sunday instead.  So even though I didn’t need any invitations or treats for Easter baskets I did create a few Easter things this year.  I previously shared the little box with the chocolate carrot – now here is a bunny card.  I actually made two version using slightly different colors.


This is the second one I made using Pumpkin Pie card stock and Peekaboo Peach ribbon.  It matched the little box.


This was actually the first one I created and it uses So Saffron for his hat and a Mint Macaron bow.

Here are some tips for these cards:

  • The base is Thick Whisper White card stock cut to 3″ wide.
  • Stamp with the Hardwood background stamp using Sahara Sand ink – but stamp off once on your grid paper so that it’s really light.
  • The hat is a 3″ square also stamped with the Hardwood stamp and glued to the top of the card.
  • The brim of the hat is a 4-1/4″ strip, stamped and put on with dimensionals.  This makes your card 4-1/4″ wide and still fits in a medium sized envelope.
  • I used the Basket Bunch stamp set to stamp his whiskers – its the flower stem – i just inked half of it and stamped three time on each side of a hand drawn mouth
  • Eyes are from the Basket Builder Framelit dies – it’s the small leaf die.
  • Nose is the tip of the Medium star punch.
  • Ears are from the Basket Builder Framelit dies – it’s the long leaf die.  And then hand drew with a marker for the inside of the ears.
  • Add a bow with a glue dot.

A fun card that goes along with some of the other “pallet” cards I’ve made in the past.

The retiring list is now out – be sure to shop online for your favorites – including this Basket Bunch set and dies – they are retiring!!  SHOP NOW.

Happy Easter!

Monika Davis



Basket Bunch Carrot Box Video

Basket Bunch Carrot Box Video

Hello!  I created this cute project for Easter and decided to make a video to show how I made it.  It’s not perfect – in fact I didn’t do any editing on the video at all – so sorry about the little outburst from the dogs in the middle.  Hopefully I explained it enough so that it makes sense to everyone.  Below I’ll include a list of the supplies that I used.

I had this project in my mind because of the little carrot in the Basket Bunch stamp set.  Every Easter I buy these little chocolate carrots and wanted to make something combining them with the stamp set.  I almost got upset when I couldn’t find the chocolate carrots at the store – I though oh no I finally have an idea and they have stopped making them!  But I found them at my grocery store and when I went back yesterday they had even more than the first time I went.  Anyway here is my little project –


I used part of the packaging that the candy comes in – it holds the carrot inside my little box.  I explain that in the video but here are a few photos too.

Here is the video for you – I hope you’ll take a look and let me know what you think.

Supply List:

  • Basket Bunch stamp set & die Bundle #144731
  • Cucumber Crush card stock #138335
  • Whisper White card stock #100730
  • Tear & Tape #138995
  • Big Shot #143263
  • Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon #141427
  • In Color Stampin’ Write Markers 2015-2017 set #138333 and 2016-2018 set #141393
  • Brights Stampin’ Write Markers #131259
  • Stampin’ Trimmer #126889

For the Markers I used Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie.

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Thanks for stopping by!


Jelly Belly Bunnies!

These are fun little treats for Easter that you can make with just a bunch of your punches.  I’m working on a bunch of them this morning to put out on my tables for tomorrow.  I’ll have 29 here for Easter lunch – 25 are family and 4 are family friends.  Only 2 younger ones that will be hunting eggs – they will have a bunch – I filled up all the plastic eggs that I had in my Easter stuff.


Here are the pieces I used for these cuties:

  • body is 2-1/2″ Circle punch – plus the treat cup filled with jelly beans
  • head is 1-3/4″ Circle punch
  • Ears are the Large Oval punch – sponged with Blushing Bride ink in center and the edges
  • nose is heart from the Owl punch
  • eyes are tiny circles from the Owl punch
  • q-tip dipped in Blushing Bride ink for the cheeks
  • Whiskers drawn on with Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
  • mouth drawn on with Raspberry Ripple Stampin’ Write Marker
  • bow is Raspberry Ripple ribbon and the flower is the little Dahlia

I use the multi purpose liquid glue and my tiny craft tweezers to assemble.


Happy Easter!


Bunny Bags – Quick & Cute!!

This project is so cute!  I saw it on Martha Inchley’s blog.  They were really easy to make.



A cute little bunny bag made from our Mini Muslin Bags.  The hardest part of this project is taking the seam out of the bag.  I used my paper snips to carefully snip the seam stitching and then pulled it all out.  That makes the bag taller so you can create the ears.  You also need to pull the cord out because you’ll use that to tie the bag shut after you fill it up.


Here are all the pieces – the muslin bag, after the seam is ripped out – cut a “V” in the top to create the ears.  I made my stencils out of the thin card board that comes in our Designer Paper packs – I like to use that for creating templates and stencils since it is more durable than just a piece of card stock.

bunny-bag-nose-stencilFor the bunny nose I punched the Triangle punch.  I used Strawberry Slush and a sponge Dauber to make the nose.

bunny-bag-ear-stencilFor the ear stencil I wanted a long skinny oval and we don’t have a punch like that.  I looked through my framelits and found that the Word Bubbles had a long skinny oval – the only problem was that it has the little tail to make it a word bubble so I couldn’t really use it to cut my stencil since I didn’t want the tail on it. But I did decide that I could just trace it and hand cut it out.  It’s not perfect but it worked for the ears on my bunny.

bunny-bag1I drew on the mouth and the eyes are Basic Black Candy Dots.  I did use tombo glue to attach the eyes – that’s what Martha said she did to make sure they stayed on so I figured that was good advice and did the same.

I filled my bag with Hershey Kisses and then tied it shut right at the base of the ears.  Total Cuteness!

I was actually looking through my Easter pins on Pinterest and had pinned a project just like this one it just wasn’t Stampin’ Up! products and I hadn’t taken the time to make any last year.  So when I saw the ones that Martha made with all Stampin’ up! products I was thrilled!

I hope you like it.  Happy Easter!

I think I have one or two more Easter projects to share before Sunday.  I actually 29 people coming here for lunch on Sunday!!


Scalloped Tag Topper Easter Box

Did you know that the Scalloped Tag Topper punch can be used to make a cute box?  It can!!

Look at this cute little Easter Box that I made recently –

scallop-tag-boxAdorable – don’t you think!

You have to make this box out of designer paper so that you can punch all the layers at the same time.  If you wanted to make it out of card stock you need to alter the instructions just a bit so that you punch one layer at a time.  For these instructions though I’m using designer paper.  I had a box similar to this in my mind and started working on it but then found this specific one on Pinterest and followed it instead.  Sometimes you just don’t need to re-invent something when someone else already did it.  I don’t remember how the original one was decorated but I wanted something for Easter so this was what I came up with.

So here we go:

  • cut your piece of Designer Paper (I used the Crisp Cantaloupe print from the In-Color paper stack) to 6″ x 12″ and score it at 2″ and 4″ along the short side and at 2, 5, 7, 10″ on the long side.
  • Fan fold the paper so it’s a long 2″ wide strip – put each end in the Scallop Tag Topper punch and punch all 3 layers at the same time.  Do this to both ends. scallop-tag-box-1
  • unfold the paper and now you are going to snip in between the scalloped ends up to the score line on each end and then also snip along the score lines on each side up to the score line to create tabs.   scallop-tag-box-2In the photo the left side scallop ends have been glued down already – you can see where the snips are in between each scallop section and then also the ones on the sides.
  • On one end fold back and glue down the two outside tabs – these will be on the outside of the box.  The picture above shows the ones on the left end glued down.
  • the square in the middle is the bottom of the box.  Fold in one of the center tabs, and glue one of the sides (the one without the scallop tab glued down) to it to start forming one side of the box.  Then glue the other side (the one with the scallop tab glued down) to the outside.   scallop-tag-box-3  scallop-tag-box-4
  • Now repeat with the other side and you have a box!    scallop-tag-box-5
  • I also cut strips of Crisp Cantaloupe Card stock using the fringe scissors – crinkled it up and put it inside my box for “filler”, added the candy.  Then fold down the two scalloped tabs that are on the same side as the ones you glued down. I didn’t glue them but just folded them to close the box.  scallop-tag-box-6
  • Use a piece of ribbon to close the box after you fill it.  Pull the ribbon through the holes in the scalloped tabs to tie it shut.   scallop-tag-box
  • Add the decorations to the front.  I wanted an Easter box so I used the Eggstra Spectacular stamp set.  I stamped the Egg and the bunny in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White card stock.  I used my Crisp Cantaloupe Stampin’ Write Marker to fill in the little circles and the bunny tail.  I wanted to punch them out but found that none of our oval punches fit the egg shape – cut guess what did – the oval word bubble framelit!  I used that placing the little tab on the word bubble on the bottom right hand side.  Why?  Because that is where I added the little bunny!  You couldn’t even tell could you?  The little bunny is punched with the Small Oval punch.  Both pieces are sponged with Crisp Cantaloupe ink and added to the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals. scallop-tag-box-detailFinish with a couple of Basic Pearls.  Cuteness!

I hope you like this little Easter box.  I have a couple more Easter projects to share with you.  I realize I’m running out of time so I may have multiple posts over the next couple of days.


My Crumb Cake is gone

All my Crumb Cake card stock is all gone!  Why?  Because everyone loved this card so much that I used it all up in my last two classes.  Yep the Bunny Butt card is a big winner!  And now I need to order more Crumb Cake card stock.  It’s an old idea that I revisited with some new Stampin’ Up! products.


Here are the details – it’s really pretty quick to make.

  • The card base is Crumb Cake and the front is stamped with the Hardwood Background stamp using Chocolate Chip ink.
  • Punch the hole in the front with the 1-3/4″ Circle punch
  • Layer on the inside a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock – I put mine on with Stampin’ Dimensionals to make it look like an actual hole – like the bunny is jumping through the fence.
  • The Happy Easter is just on a strip of Whisper White that I cut into the banner shape with my paper snips. The stamp is from the Delightful Dozen stamp set.
  • I also sponged the edges of the banner with some Crumb Cake ink and tied a piece of the Crisp Cantaloupe Baker’s Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack in the Sale-a-Bration brochure – I hope you got some before if ended!
  • Now let’s make this little bunny butt.  Punch from Whisper White card stock – one 1-3/4″ circle, two large oval, and two 7/8″ scallop circle.  Sponge all the edges with Crumb Cake ink.
  • Punch two pieces of the Crisp Cantaloupe print out of the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series paper (or use the one from the In-color paper stack) using the old retired small oval punch.  I know – we don’t sell this one anymore but it’s the perfect size for this so that is what I used.  If you don’t have you could use our current small oval it just give a different look.
  • Glue the small ovals to the large ovals to make the bottom of his feet.  Then use the fat end of the Crisp Cantaloupe Stampin’ Write Marker to make three toe marks – I literally just laid the mark tip down and lifted it back up to create the marks.  bunny-butt2
  • Glue the feet to the large circle.
  • Crumple up the small scallop circles to get them fluffy for his tail.  Glue the two of them together and then use a dimensional to add the tail to the big circle.
  • attach the bunny butt to the card so he looks like he’s jumping through the hole!

Everybody loved this fun bunny card.  I hope you do too.


Chocolate Kisses Spring Flower

Have you seen all the little 3-D ideas with chocolate kisses?  I originally saw a shamrock probably more than a year ago.  So glad that we have Pinterest now to “save” ideas for us.  I wanted to do something like this for one of my March Stamp Club projects and while looking at the shamrock idea I also found a flower idea – I decided to use the flower idea for Stamp Club.  These little chocolate kiss ideas came from another demonstrator named Brenda Quintana- she has lots of cute ideas.  So here is how mine turned out –

flower-kissesI used strips of So Saffron and Wild Wasabi card stock.  I added the Vintage Faceted Button with some White Baker’s Twine.  And filled the flower with spring colored chocolate kisses.    A spring flower!  Now to decide if I want to make a bunch of these for Easter.

I’m so glad spring is here.  The trees and flowers are starting to bloom around here.  The birds are busy.  And it’s really started to feel like spring.  However I did notice in the weather forecast we have some cold nights coming this week – 27 and 32 degrees – ugh!

Now that I mentioned Stamper’s Club – I working up an email to send out to my email list about Stamper’s Club.  It’s time to join!  I’m making a few changes and also made the decision to skip April (lot’s going on here).  So Stamper’s Club will get going in May again and there will be both Full time members and Part time members.  If you live near me then it’s time to join my Stamper’s Club.  We make fun projects and cards every month – we’ll be meeting at my house every month.  Let me know if you are interested – leave a comment, send me an email – and if you are on my email list then you will get full details real soon.


Create with Framelits for Easter

Well this is my last Create with Connie & Mary challenge card.  It has been a fun time each week with the sketch and colors challenges.  I’ll be doing something different for the month of April and then with a busy few months through the summer I don’t plan to be on any challenge teams for a while.  Connie & Mary will have some new designers on the challenge team and they have a new Card class going on to so be sure to check out what they are doing.

This week at Create with Connie & Mary we were issued a sketch challenge!

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I created an Easter card actually a few weeks ago and now I can’t remember if I made it based on this sketch or if it just conveniently worked out that way 🙂 – I think I’m getting old because I really can’t remember.  So here it is –


It’s a perfect match to that sketch don’t you think?  But it is a twist since it is an Oval shaped card – I love it!  I made use of the Oval Framelits for all the layers on the card.

Here are the are some details –

  • Cut a piece of Lucky Limeade card stock – 4-1/4 x 11 and score at 5-1/2″ – fold it in half and position it on the Big Shot with the large scallop oval framelit – you want the folded edge to be below the top of the oval so that it doesn’t get cut – this creates the folded base of the card.
  • Cut a Chocolate Chip Oval with the next size oval and then cut a piece of the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper with the next size smaller.  Layer these two together.
  • Cut a strip of Chocolate Chip card stock and glue it across the layered ovals  – then trim the ends along the oval shape.
  • Tie a piece of Linen Thread around the strip – I used some snail on the back side to help hold it in place so it didn’t slip.  I tied the bow to the left side where I added a Designer Builder Brad.  The brad has a punch out from the designer paper in the center – covered by the clear bubble.  Punch a hole through the layered oval and add the brad.
  • Attach the layered oval to the front of the oval card base.   I used Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp Happy Easter (from Teeny Tiny Wishes) and cut with the Itty Bitty Banner Framelit – then attach to the front of the card.
  • A beautiful egg shaped Easter card!

I’m spending the rest of the week getting ready for Easter – I will have 30 people here for lunch – mostly extended family and a few friends.  I’m not sure we will have an egg hunt though – all the kids have grown up most are in college now – we have a few high schoolers but no little kids here this year.  I may need to come up with some games to play instead.

Visit the Create with Connie & Mary site to see the creations from the rest of the design team and to submit your own creation for this new challenge.  I hope you will play along.  Every week the top 3 are announced from each challenge – maybe this week it will be you!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Teen Tiny Wishes
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip
  • Card Stock: Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut machine, Itty Bitty Banner Framelits, Oval Framelits, Linen Thread, Designer Builder Brads, Tea for Two Designer paper, Itty Bitty Punch Shapes, Stampin’ Dimensionals, mini glue dots

Thank you again for letting me be part of the weekly challenge team.  Continue to enjoy the challenges!



Sweet Treat Cup Easter Flowers

Look at these sweet little flower treats (or bonnets they kind of look like that too).


We made these for my Spring Hands-on class this month.  They are decorated for Easter, but another idea is to make them up for the Red Hat ladies.  I bet they would love them too.  They are really easy to make – just grab your Big Shot.

  • Cut the two largest flowers from the Flower Folds Bigz XL die.  Then run each through the Big Shot again with the embossing folder.  Glue those two flowers together.
  • Fill a Sweet Treat cup with some candy, pull of the liner and attach to the center of the flowers.
  • To cover the edge of the treat cup punch first with the 1-3/4″ circle punch and then punch around the circle with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle creating a scallop circle ring that fits around the treat cup – put some adhesive on the back and slide it over the treat cup.
  • Tie some ribbon around the edge of the treat cup – I used the Primrose Petals stitched ribbon.
  • I added a little tag with the word window punch – the Happy Easter is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and the little bunny is from the Itty Bitties stamp set.  Tie the tag on with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

That’s it – make up a bunch and set them out for Easter treats.