Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Bunny Pop






It's been such a busy weekend, and I should be baking pies, but I just had to get into my craft room and make something for Easter.  I really haven't had a chance to create anything this year, and I was just so inspired, or should I say challenged.  Yesterday, before I ventured to my craft room I looked for some challenges to give me inspiration, and I found lots to do with bunnies and Easter, and I thought I would make a basket with a bunny.  I used a similar bunny design for my recent scrapbook pages, so I just recreated it in a larger version.  I decided to make one for my sister, Sally, who is hosting Easter dinner tomorrow, and it is also her birthday on Tuesday.  So, she gets an egg-shaped Tootsie Pop bouquet.  I just punched a bunch with my blossom punch, and doubled them up.  Photo just can't do it justice.  Even my husband said he was impressed, and he never says that!
I made the rabbit from assorted oval and circle punches, and used the large scalloped oval Framelit for the body.  I attached it to a box that I made that was 3" X 4" X 3".  I used some retired specialty DSP that was a heavier paper, and ideal for the basket to make it sturdy.  I used the same paper for making the flowers for the pops.  I made a couple more for the grandkids, and they were really pretty quick to make.  All four done from raw idea to finish, less than an hour and a half.
So, for my inspiration, I used the Late Night Stamper's challenge to 'Make it 3D", and CAS-UAL FRIDAYS challenge 96 was "Funny Bunny", and it could not be a card.  Just Add Ink challenge #159 was to "add a bunny" to your project, and Papercraft Star challenge was to "make it Easter".    I think my basket qualifies for all of these challenges. 
I got the Easter eggs colored yesterday, when I had my granddaughter, Emily, here to help.  We tried an Egg Spinner gadget to color the first eggs.  Lot of mess, and not nearly as pretty as expected, so we reverted back to the good old food coloring in a cup.    Turned out pretty nice, didn't they?  Now I better get those pies made tonight. 
Have a fun Easter, and God Bless all of you.
Mary Alice
      





14 comments:

  1. Oh this is adorable Mary Alice, love the texture and cute little face!
    Your egg dying looks like a heap of fun too...:0)
    Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  2. Wow! This is really lovely ... such a clever idea ... Thanks so much for playing along at Papercraft Star! Happy Easter!

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  3. What a fantastic, creative idea. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with the LNS group this week.

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  4. Very, very cute, Mary Alice! What lovely gifts. Your dyed eggs turned out beautifully, too. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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  5. This is so cute! totally fun! Thank you so much for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  8. This is one gorgeous bunny box..love the flower pops too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI this week!

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  9. Love your punched bunny. He is so cute! Great way to package those lollipops. Thanks for joining us this week at LNS.

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  10. Love your bunny box and looks like you had a lot of fun with your eggs!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

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  11. I love the detail on your bunny and the vintage feel. Hope you had a blessed Easter!

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  12. What a wonderful idea. Love it and thanks for playing along with us at LNS!

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  13. Congrats on winning LNS challenge!! Your bunny basket is so adorable -- love it so much!!

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