The Adventures of Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Joanne "Frenchiejo" Friend
All-you-can-stamp Christmas Card Buffet - £6.00
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
I had a wonderful day last Thursday at the Stampin' Up! Training day here in Sheffield. It was lovely to get together with everyone again. These are the swaps that I did for the day. With Easter edging ever closer I thought I'd give everyone a little Easter gift.
As you can see it's a little pouch that can hold a delivious bar of chocolate! The best fit for this pouch was the new Galaxy Bubbles bar, or one of the Kit Kat Easter bars fits well too. Whatever you choose will be equally delicious if it's chocolate!
Here's a quick run down on how to make it.
Basically, you just need to cut a 2 1/4" strip from a sheet of A4 cardstock, along the length of it, so you have a nice long strip. I used Bashful Blue and Old Olive.
This needs to be scored at 2", 2 1/2", 7" and 7 1/2".
Using the SU! Large Oval punch, punch out an oval in the 2" section. Add some Sticky Strip as shown.
Fold it over and press down hard so it won't come undone.
When you fold the flap over, you will notice that there is a gap. Cut a 1 1/2" wide piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut it with the Lacy Edge border punch and stick it to the bottom. Cover the edge with Caramel gingham ribbon and your sentiment.
Inside, stick a little piece of Velcro where you want the flap to close, just underneath the oval.
Now onto making the bunny! All the punches used are Stampin, Up! The cardstock used is Creamy Caramel, Regal Rose and Basic Black.
Ink all your pieces in their corresponding ink colours to give them some depth.The picture above is quite self explanatory, but for clarity you stick the two petals from the 5 petal punch onto the ovals for his ears, then stick them behind the 1 3/8" punch which is his head. You can leave his ears as they are but I think it looks cute to fold one over and stick it down with a glue dot!
The 3/4" punches go on his face as his cheeks and the little heart from the Heart to Heart punch goes on top. Cut a small rectangle of Whisper White cardstock to slip underneath his cheeks for his teeth. Stick the two little 1/4" black circles on for his eyes and add a little glint with white pen.
I'm really pleased with these bunnies. I think they would make lovely card fronts too, whether for Easter or a new baby!