Susan Simpson - UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Best Bunny for the Joy of Sets Challenge Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Joy Of Sets Challenge Blog Hop.  We are a group of crafters who love to share our love of papercrafting.  My name is Susan aka Craftyduckydoodah! - I live in beautiful Godmanchester near Cambridge, UK.  I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop around with us.

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This month our theme is 3d Easter projects.

This inspiration for my project this month came from a workshop I did recently for a group of local children.

We made a selection of Spring/Easter decorations from fun foam.  My favourite was this handsome chappy made out of soft foam pieces and a pipe cleaner!

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I challenged myself to recreate the bunny/carrot using my Stampin' Up! supplies.

Using a selection of circle punches (see below for sizes), and Pumpkin Pie card stock I got to work.

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I knew I needed to punch holes in the centre of the circles but was not sure how to get the hole in the middle.

Using a retired hole punch I punched holes in the card and then centred the circle punch around it.  This way I had half a chance of getting the hole somewhere near the middle!

I used the heavyweight card from the back of the Designer Series Paper packs to form a 'sandwich' between the Pumpkin Pie card stock.

I punched six circles with holes in and then using the same punches cut another six from Pumpkin Pie and six from the heavyweight card.  I used a large flower punch (sadly retired) to create the carrot top, cutting four of them as the backing card proved too tough for the flower punch to cope with.

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I placed the circle with the hole as a sandwich with another Pumpkin Pie and a heavyweight card circle in the centre and then punched through the centre hole so that the holes lined up.

Using Tombow, I adhered a Pumpkin Pie circle to each side of the corresponding heavyweight circle.

I stamped a front and back for the bunny and added some colour with Stampin' Blends.

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Now I was ready to assemble my bunny/carrot.  I used some ribbon; this Fresh Fig ribbon is 'flat' and stopped the circles from moving around too much whilst allowing me to space them out.  It was much easier using a pipe cleaner on my original project!

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I made a loop with the end of the ribbon, stapling together the ends before sandwiching between the two heads with several glue dots.


I will be making lots of these little bunny carrots to hang on my Easter tree this year.

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I enjoyed finding a way to re create this fun project - they would be fun to make with children too.

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Details of the products I used for this project can be found below.

Thanks for hopping along with us!

Susan xx


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24 comments:

  1. These are just too cute Susan. I love them but who wouldn't? Great for Easter party decor or for hanging around to decorate an egg hunt garden. Thank you so much for sharing and for joining in the hop! <3

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    1. Thanks Andrea - I decorate my little tree with each season and try to do something different each year.

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  2. Simply amazing, whatever a cute idea! Thanks for sharing x

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  3. Oh what fun. I love the little faces, great project x

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  4. How stinkin cute are these? Thanks for the inspiration, my grandgirlies will love them!

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    1. Thanks Liza - hope your grandgirlies have as much fun making them as I did!

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  5. These are just too adorable! Think I need to make a few to decorate my daughters house for the little ones, thank you for the easy to follow guide. Karen x

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  6. Oh how fun!!! So glad you challenged yourself with this! Thanks for the inspiration. xx

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  7. Awesome! Thanks for your perseverance and the sizes of the circles.
    Gale S.

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  8. Thanks for the fab tutorial, these are going to be such fun to make x

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  9. Susan This is adorable - and I bet the kids had great fun making them - I used to have an easter tree when the children were younger - I think it's up in the attic somewhere - it needs a dusting off.

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    1. You should dust it off Fiona - I love to decorate my tree! xx

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  10. OMG are these little hanging carrots not the cutest thing ever. I may have to make these to decorate at work.

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  11. OMG! These are so adorable Susan, TFS

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