Thursday, February 11, 2016

New Products For Spring & Egg Hunt

Good morning, everyone! Welcome back for Day 7 of the Papertrey Ink 9th anniversary countdown! Spring is in the air for today's group post! Or at least it feels like it thanks to the charming new products we're showcasing today. Today is also the annual egg hunt, so your job is to find the hidden Easter eggs in the photo at the top of this post. Add up all of the hidden eggs from each Design Team member's photo and then enter the contest over on Nichole's blog. Good luck!

I had a blast busing out my needle and thread to create a little Easter gift for the kiddos in my life. At first blush it just looks like a felt basket full of bunnies, but (as if that wouldn't be cute enough) there's more to it than meets the eye.

Let's start by taking a look at the basket.

Felt Bunny Basket

I began by die cutting two of the Cover Plate: Basket shapes from Classic Kraft felt, trimming the frame off afterward. I also die cut three of the third smallest rectangles from the Stitched Rectangles Die. I trimmed five holes off of two of the rectangles and then stitched all three end-to-end (the full size rectangle in the center). Then, I blanket stitched the rectangle strip to the basket pieces, keeping my stitches fairly even by using the rectangles' holes as my guide. When the basket was done, I filled it with crepe paper that I die cut with the new Easter Grass Die. I also added a bit of scrunched crepe paper to add volume.

Bunny Basket Top View

Next, I die cut the bunnies, two of each color, from Harvest Gold, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, Lavender Moon, and Aqua Mist felt using the new Bunny Basket die. I trimmed off their tails (you'll see why in a second) before stitching on face and ear details. I stitched around the edges of the bunnies making them into.....

Bunny Finger Puppet Front

Finger puppets! These will fit much better on my niece and nephew's fingers. I have giant hands for a lady (it's true, they're as big as my dad's and he's 6' 4"). They have sweet little kiddo fingers.

Bunny Finger Puppet Back

I stitched a little white pom pom to the rear of each bunny (which is why I trimmed off their tails). Aren't they just the gosh darn sweetest?!?!

Happy Easter Mini Tag

I tucked the bunnies into the crepe paper and added a tag that I'd stamped with an egg from Bunny Basket and a sentiment from Simply Spring Borders.

The coordinating card is fairly simple, but I love how much it embraces rainbow peeps.

Colorful Easter Card

I began by stamping a row of the Bunny Basket critters in a row using Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Mint Julep, Aqua Mist, and Lavender Moon inks. Then, I trimmed a stripe out of the center of that row of bunnies. I lined up the strips on two post it notes to keep them together and make the next step easier.

Colorful Easter Close Up

I stamped over each bunny with a freshly inked glue pad, giving the adhesive a second or two to get tacky before sprinkling on the glitter. I find giving it a second before adding the glitter makes it stick better. They totally look like they're covered in sugar! I stamped my sentiment (also from Simply Spring Borders) onto a white card base and mounted my bunny panels once the adhesive had dried a bit. Cute!

I have one more ensemble to share with you today (no hidden eggs in this one though). I wanted to show you a little more of Simply Spring Borders, so here we go!

Spring Bunny Ensemble

Let's start by taking a closer look at the gable box.

Bunny Gable Box

I die cut my box from white cardstock using the Gable Box Die. I sponged a bit of Vintage Jadeite ink along the bottom edge before stamping rows of grass and flower blossoms all the way around the box. I added bunnies to three sides of the box using Stormy Sea ink. I went around and touched each of their little noses with a pink Copic just to give them a bit of extra color.

Bunny Gable Box Back

Then, I added Aqua Mist clouds to the front and back of the box using the images from So Striking. I stamped off the larger ones to make them a tiny bit softer. The smaller ones I stamped at full strength. Once all of my stamping was done, I die cut an oval window from the front panel of the box and added a Clear Cardstock panel inside. I assembled my box using my favorite treat box adhesive, Scor Tape.

Bunny Gable Box Tag

Next, I die cut and stamped two bunnies to embellish the front of the box. I added them with foam tape and then tied on another small tag, this one stamped with images from Simply Spring Borders. I also gave each bunny a fluffy tail with white flocking just for good measure.

Next up is the coordinating card in the ensemble.

Sending You Sunshine Card

I began by adding a little dimension to an Aqua Mist card front by lightly sponging it with the matching ink through one of the new Modern Basics Stencils. It really doesn't take much to get a subtle background. Next, I trimmed a white strip of cardstock and stamped it with the same images that I had used on the gable box, with the addition of the sun from Blue Skies.

Sending You Sunshine Close Up

Next, I die cut a vellum sentiment banner using the Fabulous Frames Die Collection. I heat embossed the sentiment from Simply Spring Borders using white detail powder and adhered it to the card front. I then added the bunny strip with foam tape. As a final embellishment, I once again gave the bunnies fluffy tails with a bit of white flocking.

Thank you so much for joining me today. Make sure to pop over to Nichole's blog for all of the details about today's contest and then check in with Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie, and Melissa for more of today's group post. See you again soon!

Felt Bunny Basket
Stamps: Bunny Basket, Simply Spring Borders - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Aqua Mist, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Classic Kraft, Harvest Gold, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, Lavender Moon, and Aqua Mist Felt, Bunny Basket Die, Cover Plate: Basket Die, Easter Grass Die, Stitching Rectangles Die, Tremendous Tags Die - Papertrey Ink; Embroidery Floss - DMC; White Crochet Thread; Crepe Paper; White Pom Poms

Colorful Easter Card
Stamps: Bunny Basket, Simply Spring Borders - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Mint Julep, Aqua Mist, Lavender Moon, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Glue Pad - Tsukineko; Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch

Bunny Gable Box
Stamps: Simply Spring Borders, So Striking - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Clear Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Vintage Jadeite, Aqua Mist, Stormy Sea, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink
Other: Gable Box Die, Simply Spring Borders Die, Tremendous Tags Die, Limitless Layers: 2 1/4" Oval Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; White Flocking - Stampendous; Copic; Lemon Baker's Twine - Divine Twine

Sending Sunshine Card
Stamps: Simply Spring Borders, So Striking, Blue Skies - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Vintage Jadeite, Aqua Mist, Stormy Sea, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Fabulous Frames Die, Modern Basics Stencil Collection - Papertrey Ink; White Detail Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; White Flocking - Stampendous


Cindy O said...

Your felt basket and bunny puppets are wonderful - so creative and fun for those kiddos!

Nancy said...

Oh my how cute is that felt basket, & I'm sure the kiddos will love the adorable finger puppets, great idea and fabulous hand stitching.
I think my favorite though is the adorable box with the clear window, love the way you stamped it!

Anonymous said...

Too too cute, Those finger puppets are awesome!

jan metcalf said...

Loving your cute finger puppets and bunny basket!!

Lisa R. said...

The finger puppets are adorable!

I am, however, over-the-moon crazy about your Spring Borders set! Such a simple design; it has a children's storybook look to it. I love the CAS look that you've captured. I hope you will make a few more cards using this set! Totally love it! Thank you!

paula e. said...

You were SO creative turning the cover plate into a felt basket!! Love the finger puppets, too. Thanks for sharing your creativity & talent!

Julia Aston said...

I just love your felt basket and finger puppet bunnies! so sweet and so creative! lovely card designs too!

Nancy said...

OMG! Amazing creative designs! Beautiful spring colors, and I adore those finger puppets!

Kay Miller said...

Lizzie, I almost flipped when I saw your little felt basket and the bunnies!! That is the cutest thing ever!! Love all of your projects!

JKB said...

AWESOME! Grandkids will love this!

nancy said...

All of the treats you made are so sweet, Lizzie, but I need to get to the cards. Lisa nailed it when she wrote that your bunnies appear to have hopped off the pages of a children's book. The 'sending you sunshine' card has such a charm to it. And then that Peeps card, which looks like you sliced off a layer from a row of marshmallow Peeps and attached it to the card. Love it.

PS - Aren't you the tricky one with your placement of the eggs?!

Cammie said...

Lizzie, those finger puppets are adorable. And I am completely smitten with your bunny border.

Jill Norwood said...

Sweet post! Love your finger puppets and basket!!!

Cindy H. said...

Everything is just so darn cute!! Love your bunny border - those bunnies are so cute:)

Marybeth said...

Wow on everything! OMGOSH on the felt basket with finger puppets adorable! Just when I think I don't need something!

Debra said...

I adore how you used the Simply Spring Borders!

Noreen said...

Darling little bunny finger puppets to put in that clever, sturdy felt basket! I love your other Easter projects, too.

Anonymous said...

Very nice set of creations. Thanks for the inspiration.

Danielle Flanders said...

Your colorful Easter card makes me crave Peeps! Seriously, they look like sugary Peeps...I just want to eat them! HA! So cute, Lizzie.

Nora Noll said...

Totally, totally amazing design!! LOVE your creations-especially that PEEP card!!

Kathy Mc said...

Oh so cute, Lizzie! From your stitched basket to finger puppets to tissue paper grass to sugared Peeps...simply amazing work.

Joyously Noelle said...

Your sugar bunnies and finger puppets are too cute!!

TLady said...

OH MY GOODNESS, LIZZIE! WOW! LOOOOOOOOVE those little finger puppets & basket! SUPER CUTE!!!! AND your PEEPS CARD is ADORABLE TOO!!! GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT! AND your last project is FABULOUS with the frolicking bunnies!!! SUPER JOB!!!! (Wouldn't that be EASTER FUN to find ALL THIS in my Easter Basket???? LOL ) ;)

Unknown said...

Too stinkin' cute!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,

Let me describe the moment........soft music going in crescendo, clouds ascending ,birds chirping and a banner that says......A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!

María Alba

MTPatB said...

Your nephew is very lucky. Your basket and adorable finger puppet bunnies turned out so very nice. Nice showcase of the different products.

see mary stamp said...

Those Springtime Border Bunnies are the cutest thing ever. Just love them!

Ruth G said...

All your projects are so very wonderful! The bunny finger puppets are my favorite, though, especially their adorable fluffy tails!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Renee M said...

Everything is absolutely precious, but the little bunny puppets are beyond adorable--the little tails are so stinkin cute. You nailed this release--I want all these supplies! :)

Barbara said...

Love the finger puppets!!!! Soooo cute! Great inspiration using felt! I also love the rainbow bunny card they look so good... enough to eat:)!

DIANA L. said...

How adorable I love your little finger puppets.

Shelly said...

OMG! Your finger puppet bunnies are the cutest! I also love the glittered brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration!

Corilyn Noreen said...

I am so impressed by your creativity. Wow!

Jenny said...

These products have come to life in your hands Lizzie I'm blown away with inspiration!