Pals Blog Hop– Cute Critters

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Cute Critters. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you hop along from Pal to Pal.

As soon I heard the theme of the month was going to be critters, I knew exactly which stamp set I was going to use. I fell in love with the bunny from the Easter Friends stamp set the minute I saw it. My mom is known as the bunny whisper (or the crazy bunny lady…). She has the most well fed bunnies in the Las Vegas area. I could not help but think of her while making this Easter card. Not only was I able to use the cute bunny stamp, but I was also able to use a fun fold template. For additional samples, scroll the very bottom of my blog post.

Step by Step Tutorial

– Begin with a 5 ¼ x 6 ¾ card base of Misty Moonlight card stock; scored at the 2 ¾ mark using a Paper Trimmer

– Use a Paper Trimmer to cut
Pear Pizzazz card stock to 4 ¼ x 5 ½
Misty Moonlight card stock to 2 ½ x 3 ½
Basic White card stock to 2 7/16 x 3 7/16
You’re a Peach DSP to 5 x 2 ½
Basic White card stock 5 x 3 ¾ (inside)

– Adhere the scored Misty Moonlight cardstock to the Pear Pizzazz card base using adhesive of choice (I used liquid Tombow glue).

– Adhere the You’re a Peach DSP to the Misty Moonlight card stock “flap”.

– Stamp the bunny image onto the 2 7/16 x 3 7/16 Basic White card stock using Smoky Slate ink. Then add a touch of pink to the nose with a Watercolour Pencil. I added a very subtle shadow underneath the bunny with a grey Watercolour Pencil.

– Adhere the stamped bunny image to the Misty Moonlight 2 ½ x 3 ½ card stock

– Adhere the layered stamped bunny image to the “flap”. Be mindful where you are applying the glue! Apply it to the top only.

– Adhere the Basic White card stock 5 x 3 ¾ to the “inside” of the card

– Stamp sentiment of choice in Smoky Slate. (For an added touch, I then embossed the sentiment in clear embossing powder & heat set with the Heat Tool. This technique works best using the Stamparatus to keep it all aligned.)

– I added a few Brushed Brass Butterflies for a subtle bling

– For the final touch, I dressed up the envelope with a coordinating piece of DSP glued to the envelop flap & fussy cut.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on April 13th. Our theme will be Fabulous Flowers when our Design Team creates a project using any of the many beautiful flowers in our catalogs.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  4. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping ← You are here
  5. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  8. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  14. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations