Easter Bunnies Are Not Just For Easter PP634

by Joanne James2. April 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Jaydee to host this week and she has a theme challenge for us to work with:

 

The animals came in two by two - feature two animals on your card, how fun! I actually have two cards to share with you today: I made my Paper Players card after I made the first one, so I'll share that one first so that the second one makes a bit more sense! My first card is an Easter card using Jen T's layout over at Freshly Made Sketches and the current Colour Inkspiration colour palette:

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I thought the oval layout would be perfect for two bunnies and the colour palette would be just the ticket for a dark chocolate brown bunny and some floral decoration courtesy of the Dainty Delight Dies - take a look:

 

Whilst the layout worked beautifully for one bunny, two were definitely a squeeze, so having added some soft clouds and grass to surround my single bunny, I decided to add an Easter sentiment from the retired set 'Crazy About You'. This is such a pretty colour combo and I love the embossed detail on the Dainty Delight flowers and leaves too:

 

I then moved on to card two. I punched another bunny so that I had another pair and also had the country gingham oval left over from my first card that I still wanted to use up, so this time I switched to the current Sketch Saturday layout and decided to play along with the challenge over at TGIF Challenges and look at what other scraps and offcuts I had that would co-ordinate with my gingham oval.

   

I actually had quite a few! A strip of Country Floral designer paper leftover from a previous project, an offcut of Mint Macaron and some offcut strips of Wisper White that were just wide enough to cut a couple of borders with my Penned Flowers Dies and a scrap of Poppy Parade. This is what I came up with:

 

I used a Petal Pink card base and this time positioned my bunnies mirroring each other, with a punched heart between them. I really wanted a 'Some bunny loves you' sentiment but alas, I don't have one in my collection so went with this one from the retired Sale-A-Bration set 'Thanks A Bunch' instead:

 

I think this would make a sweet anniversary card;. It actually came together quite quickly by collecting up a bunch of leftover bits and pieces and more importantly - I managed to accommodate my two bunnies this time!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's projects for you to pin for easy reference:

 

 

You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

  
 
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
 
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; I am off to an extra hockey game today and then we have the start of the Easter holidays, which for us means the start of serious revision season in the James household - not much in the way of excitement here! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

Comments (12) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/2/2023 10:11:14 PM #

You can never have too many chocolate bunnies, in my opinion!  Both of these cards are just adorable! I love the sponged background and pretty DSP on the first one, and the layout of the second one is wonderful!  Two great creations!

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
4/2/2023 11:26:59 PM #

That pair of bunnies with the heart in the centre melt my heart! SO cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Sketch Saturday Smile

Jen Timko
Jen TimkoUnited States
4/3/2023 12:31:00 AM #

Both of these are so cute!  I love the chocolate bunnies.  So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Diane Hover
Diane HoverUnited States
4/3/2023 12:27:37 PM #

Fabulous fun and pretty bunny cards and I agree, bunnies can take center stage year round!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Sketch Saturday!
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Jacquie Southas
Jacquie SouthasUnited States
4/4/2023 1:26:52 AM #

I adore the chocolate bunny surrounded by gingham and the sweet florals! Beautiful design, Joanne. Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
4/4/2023 4:32:26 AM #

Joanne, both of you cards are so sweet. I love the soft colors and the chocolare bunnies.

jaydee
jaydeeUnited States
4/4/2023 2:00:20 PM #

Joanne, I love your bunny cards.  Oh.. and thanks for making me think of chocolate bunnies!  I remember getting them for Easter from Thornton's!  Wow. that was a trip down memory lane Smile  I love the scallops on the horizontal layer and how they echo the scallops from the circle.  
hugs
jaydee

Ida P. Krause
Ida P. KrauseUnited States
4/5/2023 8:14:37 PM #

Both your cards are as sweet as can be.  Loving the wreath of flowers surrounding the bunny on the first card and the cute pair of bunnies with the little heart on the second card.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
4/6/2023 4:40:59 PM #

Absolutely adorable cards, Joanne! I LOVE the card with the two bunnies! What a perfect way to illustrate that bunnies truly are not just for Easter!

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
4/7/2023 2:58:00 PM #

Joanne, both of your chocolate bunny cards are wonderful! I'm really fond of layered elements on cards and both of your cards make very good use of that technique. I also like the peachy tones as background to your chocolate bunnies.
Xoxo, Fran

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/7/2023 10:39:55 PM #

Chocolate bunnies make me smile!  I always loved getting one in my Easter basket as a child.  Those little flowers are beautiful!  Both of these beauties made me smile!  Have a blessed Easter, My Friend!  

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/11/2023 9:57:28 AM #

My word, I never thought of using the Dainty Delight bundle in this way - what a fabulous border! And while I'm not a big bunny fan (farmgirl at heart) chocolate bunnies are quite a different kettle of fish. Lovely cards.

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