Thursday, March 7, 2013

Easter Blessings Bunnies

I am experiencing definite mojo problems.  The two simple, simple cards that you are going to see here took me about 24 hours to make.  Obviously, not in total!  But I had just gotten the sweetest bunny dies and the CASology challenge this week is bunnies - easy peasy!!  NOT so much.  There are three bunnies in the die so I started with a trio of bunnies.  I tried them in kraft, in white, in bright polka dots.  I tried them in windows, on stitched squares, with and without embossing, with flower and sun punches.

Then I had one of those lucky accidents.  I use Elfa mesh drawers for storage.  All of my stamps are unmounted in CD cases and they fit perfectly.  6x6 paper pads fit perfectly.  During the night, the heavy top drawer bent and dropped and then the whole thing pancaked.

After some frustration and perhaps some choice words - enough so that I didn't take a picture of the avalanche - I just spent the last two hours re-organizing.  Not a bad thing.  I got rid of a few things.  Then I took the time to put the things that I used the most in the easiest drawers to get to - I think I am going to like it.  Everybody should experience an avalanche!?

The really, really lucky thing was that when my Papertrey sets had spread all over the floor - the top set was one I had totally forgotten about - Bitty Background Basics.  The light bulb went on - brightly - I set it aside and after I had finished picking everything up - these cards were born in about 5 minutes.  (In fairness, the bunnies and leaves and grass were already cut and the sentiment had been selected!!)


Easter Blessings boy

Easter Blessings girl



There is one other charming bunny in the die set that didn't make the cut on these cards - I got them here but they are also at Impression Obsession and other stores.

  • Stamps: Verve Egg-stra Special (sentiment), Papertrey Ink Bitty Background Basics
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush
  • Accessories: CC Designs Mistletoe Die, Martha Stewart grass border punch, Impression Obsession Bunny Set, Stampin' Up Pink ribbon, Papertrey Ink Kraft felt, misc white felt

20 comments:

Kara said...

I love these sweet, simple Easter cards! I have those background blocks too!! Can't wait to make some:)

Kathy Humphrey said...

These are great cards! I know how you feel though, I hate when I have no mojo, but you did the perfect thing-organizing.

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim both of your cards are so sweet! Those bunnies are funtastic. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Aileen said...

Your bunnies have ended up on very stylish pretty cards. Perhaps they wrecked your drawers in the middle of the night??!! x

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

These are sweet! I love the dies and I LOVE the little blingy eggs! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Meghan said...

I think your mojo is back in a BIG way. These are both so sweet! So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

Happy Dance said...

Gotta love those happy accidents! Your cards are the sweetest things--awesome bunnies. The backgrounds are just the ticket for both cards, and the aqua/pink bases are Perfect!! Love, love, and love these. Bev

Marlou McAlees said...

I looove your Easter bunny cards, I just bought these bunnies too, have to get them opened and starting creating :) TFS :) :)

snappy scrappy said...

Both are so super cute!! Lee-Ann :)

Allisa said...

The end result is beautiful! So sorry it took an avalanche to get there! I have a couple of not so pretty avalanches in regards to my paper shelves....of which the contractor promised would hold any amount I could put on them...........I don't think he totally understood just how much paper I had! It has forced me to rethink my obsession with pattern paper and has started me on the path of buying 6x6 pads!

mypapercraftworld said...

Mmm, dare I say every cloud has a silver lining 'cause these are most definitely worth having the avalanche for. Fabulous backgrounds and brilliant bunnies ... love them! Anita :)

Judy1223 said...

If this is what happens when you have an avalanche in your craft space, I definitely need to have one...NOW! Both cards are totally adorable...perfect Easter colors, so soft and pretty! LOVE! Thanks for not giving up and for joining us at CASology this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your bunny cards are soooo adorable, Kims! I'm sorry about your avalanche, even if it was serendipitious and ended so well!

(I assume your monitor isn't shaking any more; did you ever figure that one out?)

fun stamping said...

I LOVE you bunny cards - so sweet!

Rosemary said...

both cards are absolutely adorable... the very definition of CAS! always enjoy seeing what you come up with for each cue word!

Jenni's Jems said...

These cards are just so cute!! and loving the story of how they came about :-)x

Annette said...

oh my word this are amazing..love the fun Easter colors and that bunny is so cute..

Jen W. said...

This are adorable, Kim! Brilliant use of those PTI stamps! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

mypapercraftworld said...

Called back to congratulate you on the HM at CASology, Kim, for this super cute furry bunny! Anita :)

Michelle said...

Your bunny cards are THE cutest! I'm inspired to create a few Easter/Spring'y projects!!