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Mon 12

Sweet Bunny Baskets with the Grass Stitched Circle Frame and half of the Cracked Up Egg
by Anne Thompson

I decided to create some Easter baskets for cards this week using the SWEET BUNNY die 99905, the GRASS STITCHED CIRCLE FRAME die 99924, and the zig-zagged half of the CRACKED UP EGG die 99951.  I also used one of the ovals from the STITCHED OVAL LAYERS set of eight dies 30069 and the HAPPY BIRTHDAY CURSIVE die 99949 for a "happy day" sentiment on  Key Lime notecards.



to make the first bunny basket card

  • Die cut the zig-zagged half of the Cracked Up Egg from Lawn Fawn plaid paper.
  • Die cut the Grass Stitched Circle Frame from Key Lime dot paper twice and again from a scrap of Key Lime notecard.  Glue the layers together, offsetting them a bit for showing more blades of grass.
  • Adhere the patterned half-egg on top of the grass circle, lining it up so the frame acts as a basket handle.
  • Die cut a large oval from the set of Stitched Oval Layers dies using white cardstock and adhere it to the Key Lime notecard.
  • Die cut the Sweet Bunny from off-white cardstock.  Mark a scrap of the same paper under his head where the eyes and nose are, color those spots using markers, then adhere it to the back of his head.
  • To attach the basket for some dimension, put two pop-dots or other foam adhesive in the center of the basket and tape or glue around the side and bottom edges before sticking onto the white oval layer.  This lets the basket bow out from the card front.
  • Tuck the bunny into the basket with tape or glue on his bottom half and a pop-dot behind his head.
  • Add a bow on the basket handle.
  • Die cut the Happy Birthday Cursive from more of the Key Lime dot paper.  Snip off the "day" to create the "happy day" sentiment at the top of the white oval.



The basket for this card is assembled in the same way using layers of the Key Lime dot paper.  The top half of the notecard is covered with Key Lime dot paper and the basket is adhered to a white paper doily on the notecard.


Here's a close-up of the first bunny basket:


Happy Crafting!  Remember that Easter is on April 1st this year so you still have plenty of time to create!

Anne Signature



Adorable! and looks easy enough to put together. 🐣

Hi, Cynthia. This is VERY easy to assemble. I just die cut lots of the grass circles and used a glue pen to layer them together in batches of two and three. I did use a wide piece of Scor-tape on the back of the egg shell to attach it to the grass circle frame which also left some extra stickiness for the foam adhesives attached to the center of the shell. Easter grass comes in lots of colors so will also make some of the circles in pink and yellow as well as key lime so the grass is multiple colors. May include one of those in next Monday's card. Fun! Anne

Sooo cute, love your color choices! I love that so many Memory Box sets can be mixed & matched as you have done here beautifully!

Thanks, Arlene! I'm always looking for new ways to combine dies and stamps to create something unique. These little baskets were so much fun to make! Anne

Hi ANNE, the cards are so cute. I really like the green cardstock as the background it makes plaid bunny basket pop.

Hope you are surviving all the NorEasters, be safe my friend. Eileenhttps://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=dies+from+china&_pgn=4&_skc=600&rt=nc

Hi, Eileen. Three Nor'Easters in 12 days! That's a lot of snow to move. The third one is expected in the morning Tuesday through the afternoon on Wednesday with another 14" or so on the ground by then. I'll spend the snow time crafting spring cards!!! Anne

Cuanta creatividad súper hermosas gracias por compartir Anne.

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