Friday, March 25, 2011

Cutters Creek Design Team Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Spring Blog Hop! All of our designers have created some wonderful Spring projects featuring products that you can purchase at the Cutters Creek Store! If you would like to start from the beginning head on over the the Cutters Creek Design Team Blog. Each blog along the way will have a link to the next blog in the chain. Don't forget to make sure you are following each of our personal blogs and leaving comments along the way to enter to win a box full of CHA Swag!!!!


You should have just hopped here from Lori's Blog.

My project is a simple spring-theme card, and what better says "Spring" than the Easter Bunny?!


 
The base of my card is a standard white cardstock, cut at 10" x 6 1/2".  I put a simple fold down the center with my Scor Pal.  I cut a piece of grass-looking paper at 4 1/2" x 6", leaving a quarter inch of white around the outside. 

The title was cut from my Cricut, using a Creative Memories cartridge.  The paper used was from a piece of paper that I found rather ugly as a full size print of purple, pink & green pansies.  However, when cut into the title, the print actually is not quite as obnoxious, and gives the title a soft, colorful feeling!  I adhered the title to a piece of coordinating, textured cardstock from my stash.  Although I used a different brand, the corners can be embellished with any of the We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chompers.  I adhered the letters to the cardstock using my favorite glue pen - the Sakura Quickie Glue Roller Pen.

I wanted it to look like my bunny was sitting on a field of flowers.  I happened to have a stamp in my stash that looks like mounds of snow.  I stamped that several times on the bottom of my green paper, using my Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.  On all of the black lines, I dabbed on my Flower Soft Glue, making sure to fill in some extra spaces.  I immediately sprinkled on some Flower Soft Spring Mix, and pressed it into the glue lightly to make sure I had plenty sticking.  Then I tipped my card up and tapped off the excess, saving all the Flower Soft to put back in the pot.  I set the card base off to the side to allow it to dry thoroughly.


Next, I cut my bunny and basket from the Cricut Paper Dolls for Everyday cartridge.  I sized these items on a single mat on my Gypsy, which reduced the number of times I had to put the mat in for cutting, and ensured that everything was sized proportionately.  I wanted to have some of the cut lines in the body and face of the bunny stand out a little more, so I accented them using my Copic Sketch Marker E00 Skin White.  I colored the center of the ears with R20 Blush.  Once again, with my Flower Soft Glue, I dabbed glue all over my bunny, avoiding all the lines I had just highlighted with my Copics.  I sprinkled Flower Soft Diamond Range Polar White all over the bunny, again, pressing it down into the glue lightly, to make sure he was all filled in, fluffy and sparkly!  Since there was a lot of glue used, I had to let him sit several hours to make sure everything dried up nicely before I tried to finish my card!
Of course, the bunny needs to "HOP" off the card, so I adhered him using Glue Dots 1/2 Inch Pop Up Dots.  The basket was also popped up off the page, so that I could add tiny eggs inside of it.  The eggs are actually Twinkly Jewels Birthday Mix, each adhered by a single spot of Glossy Accents.

I hope you enjoyed my little taste of spring!  I would love to hear your thoughts of this card, and let me know what kinds of things remind YOU of spring!

After you leave your comment, hop on back to the Design Team Blog and let us know how much you enjoyed the blog hop!

Here's a list, if you get lost along the way:
Cutters Creek Design Team Blog - http://cutterscreekdesignteam.blogspot.com/
Mandie's Blog - http://mandiesscrappin.blogspot.com/
Kim's Blog - http://kreativekim.blogspot.com/
Mindy's Blog - http://www.scrappyandpiggy.blogspot.com/
Laura's Blog - http://scrapaddict4life.blogspot.com/
Melissa's Blog - http://www.ourmadhouseof4.blogspot.com/
Lori's Blog - http://savingmine.blogspot.com/
Vicki's Blog - http://scrappyleopard.blogspot.com/

54 comments:

  1. Your bunny is just adorable!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  2. Cute, cute bunny card. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. What a cute card!!!! I love the grass. It looks great!

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  4. Adorable card. I like your idea of cutting out words from patterned paper that would otherwise go unused. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. Love how you did the eggs in the basket - very clever!

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  6. The basket turned out great. The whole card is adorable.

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  7. Ooooohhhh, you did it again, Lil' Sis! I love it! The bunny - the basket - the title....truly inspired. I love your work - but, you know that already.
    This is an awesome card!! Great job, Vic!!

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  8. Love this card and all of the texture and detail!
    Tammy
    otrbanks at earthlink dot net
    http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com

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  9. love this card... Hoppy Spring... I will be sure to hop in and check on you.. thanks

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  10. Love your bunny, but have to say the backround paper of grass is truly a great way to incorp the grass look. Buds on the trees, flowers popping out of the ground is what makes me think spring.

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  11. This card would be awesome to send to my godchild for Easter. She has moved away and I would love to just send her a card that tells her I miss her. Very nice work.

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  12. Spring! The card is so cute! i love what you used fo the eggs!! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Vicki, your bunny is so stinkin' cute!! Love your card -- thanks for always providing us with good ideas.

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  14. Cute card...I love the basket on it.

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  15. Love the bunny card. He does look like he is going to hop right off of it!

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  16. mmm spring,that great green that you only see when fresh sprouts start to peek out of the earth lol.We still have snow on the ground here :)

    mitch1066@gmail.com

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  17. Very cute...I love how you used the dewdrops in the basket...

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  18. I just looked at your profile and we live very close to each other. How cool is that?!

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  19. Super cute card. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  20. adorable bunny. You did a really nice job.

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  21. What a cute little spring card! TFS.

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  22. Cute card!!

    Hugs,
    Tanya
    freddylswillima@windstream.net

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  23. Awesome card. Love the bunny but really love the field of flowers he is sitting in. Thanks for telling us how to make the fields of flowers.

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  24. This is really cute and one that my girls could do with me! Thanks for sharing it!

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  25. The bunny is precious. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Your card turned so cute..love that bunny...I'm a new follower. :)

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  27. Gorgeous cute rabbbit Thank you for sharing your project.

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  28. What a super cute card! Love the little bunny. You ladies absolutely rocked this hop! I am your newest follower! Thank you for sharing! Melin...CookingWithCricut.com

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  29. Thanks for sharing. This was my first hop and sure did enjoy it. :)

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  30. I love your card!! I really like the bunny with the Flower Soft!! He looks so fluffy!!

    Terri

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  31. Cute project. TFS
    Debbie
    Http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  32. I love the bunny! That caught my eye first! I love seeing the daffodils and the dogwood trees bloom usually before spring. They're both a sign to me that spring is coming!

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  33. This was such a fun blog hop, thanks so much for participating. Your bunny is very cute.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  34. Ok your ladies have done your job. I need to create a long shopping list for Kim's store. Flower Soft definately on the list. Love the ideas, so nice of you all to share. That bunny is way too cute.

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  35. Very cute and I love the Easter basket woth the jewels in it.

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  36. What a cute little card. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  37. Cute card. I love how the bunny looks fuzzy.

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  38. Great bunny card, love the basket of eggs and using the flower soft for the bunny and the grass, great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Love your card...very creative!!

    Deanna A.
    jdamund at centurytel dot net

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  40. Another cute Easter card. You ladies are all so talented. I love how you have all used Flower Soft and I am now inspired to get some and try it.
    Hopefully I may be able to create some lovely projects to.

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  41. Cute card. Great hop. TFS and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  42. Aww! That bunny is too cute. Thanks for sharing!
    -Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  43. Very cute card! TFS!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  44. Love this bunny too! You ladies are all so talented! Learned alot tonight. Became a follower too!
    Thanks so much
    Sue B

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  45. Ok, how stinkin' cute is this little bunny?!! Great card, Vicki!!

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  46. I love how this turned out!! Especially with the basket :o)

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  47. This turned out so cute, Vicki!!!! Great job :)

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