March 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Bunny Buddies

I received my latest Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin’ Up!® on Saturday. As soon as I heard it was called “Bunny Buddies,” I let out a little squeeeeeeeee. I love bunnies. 🙂 Here’s a peek at this month’s kit.

Mel's Card Corner | March 2017 Paper Pumpkin

Aren’t those little bags adorable?!! You can’t see it in this photo, but there are even little coordinating pom-poms to go on the back as the tail. So cute! The kit includes a small photopolymer stamp set, a Basic Gray mini ink cube, as well as all the consumables required to make nine bags and nine 3×3″ note cards with envelopes.

I’m not really a fan of the Playful Palette DSP stack which is what was used for the prints for the notecards. The patterns are just a bit busier than I like. I’ll have to come up with some other way to use the card bases because I doubt I would ever use them as intended with this kit. For now, I decided to come up with another card design instead using the stamp set in the kit.

Mel's Card Corner | March 2017 Paper Pumpkin

I started by cutting a circle from Whisper White cardstock using one of the stitched circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I also cut the coordinating size scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies from Blushing Bride cardstock.

While I had the Big Shot out, I decided to cut a couple of layers to go behind my bunny. I cut a stitched rectangle out of Blushing Bride cardstock and a stitched tag from a piece of DSP from the Falling in Love DSP pack. I used the the Stitched Rectangles Dies from Simon Says Stamp for the rectangle and the Anytime Tags Die Set 2 from Lil’ Inker Designs for the tag.

Mel's Card Corner | March 2017 Paper Pumpkin

I stamped the features for the bunny’s face on the stitched circle using Basic Gray ink. I then added the bow using Blushing Bride ink. I stamped each of the ears twice using Basic Gray ink – once on Whisper White and once on Blushing Bride. I fussy cut the Whisper White ears along the outer edge and fussy cut the Blushing Bride ears on the inner edge. I went around all the cut edges with the brush tip of my Basic Gray Stampin’ Write marker to cover the exposed cut edge of the cardstock which gave a nice finish. I then did a bit of paper piecing and adhered the Blushing Bride inner ear bits onto the Whisper White using liquid glue.

I adhered all the parts of the bunny together using tape runner. For a bit of shimmer, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella on the bow. I also added a bit of black Glaze pen over the eyes and nose of the bunny to give them a bit of shine and dimension.

To assemble the card, I stamped then sentiment in the lower right corner of the Blushing Bride rectangle using the Basic Gray ink then adhered it to an A2 top-folding card base using tape runner. I adhered the DSP tag on top of that at an angle, also with tape runner. Finally, I adhered the bunny to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals and that completed my card.

One Last Thing …

Mel's Card Corner | March 2017 Paper Pumpkin

If you’ve been considering a subscription to Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up! The kit coming in April was designed by the Stampin’ Up CEO, Sara Douglass. She’s described it as, “Bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass.” Not only that, but every Paper Pumpkin kit in April will also include a FREE gift! You must subscribe by April 10 to get this special edition Paper Pumpkin kit! Even better? If you sign up for the three-month subscription special available through March 31 as part of Sale-a-Bration, you’ll qualify for a free Sale-a-Bration item, too! (Note: You will need to pay postage for the free item.)

One More Last Thing …

Paper Players - Cut Above

I want to take a moment to thank Deanne over at The Paper Players for selecting my St. Patrick’s Day card as her A Cut Above selection this week. There were over 60 entries in the challenge, so it’s definitely an honor to be selected a winner!

Until next time …

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