Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter, Everybunny!

Hi there! "Hoppy" Saturday to you! Can you believe tomorrow is Easter? Wow! 
This week at Our Creative Corner, the marvelous Marcy is our hostess and she has a fun challenge to share:
"My challenge for you this week, is to design a card/project that is inspired by a frilly Easter bonnet.  Use elements that you would put onto your own bonnet, such as lace, flowers, pearls, etc."

I just love the sketch over at Create with Connie and Mary and as soon as I saw it, I knew which stamp set was getting some ink this week.
If I were to have an Easter bonnet, it would probably be full of bright and happy colors. That is just my personality. Initially, I thought about soft pastels for this card but when I was scanning my card stock for some color inspiration...I stopped on Melon Mambo. I know, it is shocking for me to be inspired by the color pink, right? Haha! I'm also going to link this one up for the Lily Pad Card Challenge, where they are featuring a pink, green and yellow color palette right now. Thank you to Maria, for letting me know about their super-fun site! 

I wanted to include a few (ok, there are WAY more then a few) accents on this one including: a bow, pearls, texture, flowers and some scrunchy ribbon. That is what comes to mind with a fabulous bonnet. How cute is this sweet little rabbit from the Everybunny stamp set? After coloring her in with markers, inks and a Blender Pen, I added some pearl "eggs" to her basket and a little pearl to the bow on her dress. Every girl HAS to accessorize, right? :)  
I threaded some Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine through the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch. You can't really tell that it is not the same color as the Pear Pizzazz card stock, which I think makes it even more versatile. All of the supplies used are listed at the end of this post. 

Finally, here is a shot of the inside of the card with another image from the Everybunny set and the sentiment from the (ret.) Easter Blossoms stamp set. I always like to dress up the inside of my cards. It just "keeps the party going" from the front of the card! 
I sure hope you will join us this week over at Our Creative Corner. The challenge closes on Friday, April 13th at 11:59 EST. Be sure to check out the Create with Connie and Mary and Lily Pad Card challenges, too. The rest of the OCC Design Team have created some beautiful projects for inspiration, too. Stop by their blogs and say hello: 

Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Anita Houston- The Artful Maven Haven
Anne Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper 
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon

Our Guest Designer this week: 
Lisa Minckler- You Made Me Ink

Thanks for visiting today! 
Have a great day and a very Happy Easter! :) 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Everybunny and Easter Blossoms (ret.)
Paper: Spring Fever Simply Scrappin' Kit, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Tangerine Tango (inside) and Melon Mambo Classic ink
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, 1- 3/4" Circle punch (for stamped bunny image), Owl Builder punch (for flower centers) and Large Oval punch
Accessories: Perfect Pennants Bigz L die, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding (NEW!), Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine (Occasions Mini catalog), Daffodil Delight bitty button flowers (ret. from last year's Sale-A-Bration), Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals and Blender Pens


  1. "In your Easter Bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you'll be the prettiest girly at the Easter Parade..."-Song from Irving Berlin's Easter Parade.
    Super cute and I can picture that Melon Mambo bonnet in all its glory!

  2. Happy Easter to you too Anne- Marie.
    A delightful card and I love your scrunched up ribbon and twine inter-weaved through your border.

  3. Love this one, AM. The colors are so bright and fun! Just perfect for Easter and Spring!

  4. Lots of embellishments, but oh oh oh how cute!!!! Love this little bunny and of course the little chick inside is cute too!
    Happy Easter, my friend!

  5. This is so cute!! I love the ribbon treatment and the stitching at the bottom. And all of your details are perfect. I love it and it's cute as always! Glad you joined us this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.

  6. Anne Marie, what a fabulous card! and I agree, the sketch is perfect! and what a great choice in stamp sets {smile}. I love the bright and cheery colors and the little paper blossoms that frame your bunny. Perfect!
    Happy Easter, hugs, sharon w.

  7. This is a very cute card! I love that paper but never got it. :( Hope you have a great Easter!

  8. Just terrific!! Great cheerful colors! You should enter the card in the Lily Pad Challenge bc all the colors are right on!

    LOVE that ribbon!!

    Happy Easter!!

  9. Oh so precious! Love the little image and design you used and the cross stitch panel is so perfect on here!

  10. Love everything about your wonderful card! This definitely is a great representation of your favorites! I can just see you in your frilly, blinged out, pink bonnet!! Wishing you a wonderful Easter!

  11. Happy Easter Anne Marie!

    Love your cute card - and especially the stitching on the punched border - that is such a fabby idea! X

  12. What a beautiful Easter Card!!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #60 with a link back to your blog on 4-8-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

    If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.

    Have a blessed Easter
    Tiffany Bauer

  13. This is so sweet! Wonderfully frilly and beautiful colors! Love everything about it! Happy Easter AM!

  14. How hoppy and sweet is this card!?? That bunny is adorable and I love how you dressed up this card with all those pretty spring colors and pearls. The perfect card for today! Happy Easter, my friend!

  15. Happy Easter !
    I like the ruffled ribbon and the little pearl flowers. And the image is super sweet.

  16. OMG! This is so adorable. The colors are so perfect for Easter. Love layer after layer of details. So glad you joined us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  17. What a super sweet Easter card! I love this little bunny! And the colors you used are perfect! I just love all the little details! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  18. This is just stunning Anne Marie ... I love this Easter colour pallette and that sweet lil easter bunny, well she is oh so adorable .... as always, a fabulous creation!
    Blessings for a wonderful Easter!

  19. What a sweet take on the challenge colors - love your bunny and bright design! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad cards!
    Happy Ester hugs, Karin

  20. Oh so sweet Anne, I love that sweet bunny and all your added details, how do you ruffle that seam binding?

  21. What a delightful Easter card filled with so many fabulous details! I love the addition of the pearls and the scrunchy ribbon. Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  22. What a delightful card. The image is adorable and all the details are so beautiful. Love it!

  23. Oh such a darling card, love all the pearls and details and ribbons...oh my! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  24. Oh AM, this is just super, duper cute! So many lovely AM details like the pearls, twine, layered circles and, of course, that color combination is so you! I think they should put your smiling face next to the melon mambo cardstock in the catty!! Bright, happy and fun; this card is the perfect springtime creation. Delighted you joined us at CCMC this week! Springtime hugs to you!

  25. Love the bright color combo. Love how you layered the medallions. Great focal image...cute little bunny! Love the gathered ribbon. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  26. Anne Marie...this is the cutest card! Love your brights, the ribbon all ruffled up, the hand stitching, the pearls, and the precious stamped image! Too cute...all of it!!! Lucky you on the blue bonnets as well yesterday! I need to go south and see them before they are gone!

  27. I must have missed this one, Anne Marie ... so vibrant and fresh and perfect for Easter.

  28. Hello Anne Marie :)
    My apologies for getting over here so late, but I finally made it and I just wanted to say that your card is tremendous. I love texture and your card is pleasing to my eye. That wonderful image and those 2 layered flowers and the embossing, the's all fabulous!
    I thank you so much for the opportunity also to be a GDT for OCC, it has been an absolute pleasure! :)
    Thank you again,
    Lisa xx


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