Monday, March 2, 2009

Bunny-rama: Triangle Treat Template Tutorial

In preparation for the March website special, Steve and I made bunnies on Saturday night. (Don't worry, this is still a G-rated post!) I should clarify...we made bunny boxes using the Triangle Treat Template stamp and new Bunny Maker clear stamp set. Lots and lots of bunny boxes! Thought you might want to see the process. Let's begin, shall we?

1. On white cardstock, stamp 10215V Triangle Treat Template once and the ear and foot from 2261S Bunny Maker Clear Set twice each. Stamp the toe marks onto the feet, and cut out all pieces. (For the bunny parts, I cut just inside the solid lines. As a speedier alternative to stamping and cutting out the feet, you can punch out two ovals and then just add the toe marks afterward.)


2. Score on all dotted lines of the Triangle Treat box, and use a 1/8" hole punch on the four dots where indicated.


3. Stamp your choice of faces in one of the triangular areas, adding the whiskers if desired. Color in the bunny nose. Use pink chalk on the cheeks and ears.


4. Fold along all score lines. See how the box will close up like a clamshell?


5. Thread a piece of 1/4" ribbon through the punched holes: With the bunny's face toward you, create an upside down "U" shape with the ribbon. Starting on the left outside part of the box, insert the ribbon through the hole. (See lower left corner of photo for the first hole to thread the ribbon through.)

Draw the ribbon across the long way to the opposite end. Thread it through the second hole from the outside again (upper left corner of photo). Pull it across the short way, and now thread through the hole from the inside (upper right corner of photo). Return to the opposite end, and thread ribbon through the fourth hole from the inside again (lower right corner of photo).


This photo shows the same step as above but from a front view.


6. Gently pull the ends of the ribbon until the box closes halfway. Fill it with your goodies. Of course, jelly beans or M&Ms in spring colors would be a great choice. You can also fit three Hershey kisses with the tops of the candy facing the corners. Or what about mini malted milk balls (I love the kind with the crunchy spotted white shells that are only sold at Easter)? For non-candy alternatives (gasp!), stickers or small novelty toys (Oriental Trading is a good source) would work. Making this for a stamping friend? A bunny tree filled with embellishments would make an amazing gift...you could fill each bunny with ribbons, eyelets, brads, paper flowers, etc. I could go on and on!

Once you've filled the box, draw the ribbon ends tight and tie closed.


7. Fold along the dotted lines of the ears, and apply adhesive to the tab on the "right" side. Attach ears near the top of the box. Apply adhesive to the "wrong" side of the feet on the end opposite the toe marks, and attach feet to the lower sides of the box.


You're done! If you're making a bunny tree, you can add a tree topper using one of the sayings from the set that's been cut and layered with punches or Nestabilities dies. Or just create a card to coordinate with your single bunny box.


To see the finished tree, click here. You can also download a .PDF file of these instructions if you wish. Special thanks to my friend Dawn Blomquist for her super creative and adorable idea!

19 comments:

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Sooo cute Jackie! I am so proud of you for all your creative posts on here and for sticking to it! So proud!!! Love the little bunny!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Oh my word! That is as cute as it can be!! I see you have Marvy punches now too!!! WOOHOO!!!!

cindy said...

How cute!!! My great nieces pre-school class will love them!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Jackie, these are so sweet! I just finished making my stamping buddies a St. Patrick's Day treat and will be using these for Easter. What a darling idea!

dr.fine

Jackie Lewis said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments, everyone! Your great niece's classmates are lucky indeed, Cindy. Glad you like the idea enough to make them for your friends, Dr. Fine. I'm going to do the same with Steve's nieces and nephews. :-)

Tracy Durcan said...

These are super cute! I shared them on my blog because I know lots of my friends will adore them :)

The Lucky Clucker said...

Cute!! Just happened on your blog and these are the sweetest little bunny boxes ever!! Well, actually these are the only bunny boxes I have ever seen, but they are surely the cutest!!

cat924 said...

This is a very cute idea. We raise rabbits and will try and put a personal touch on ours. Thanx!!

Jackie Lewis said...

Glad to have you share these with your readers, Tracy. Thanks for your note, Bonnie. :-) Cat924, I love the idea of personalizing your bunny boxes. How fun!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

How absolutely adorable!! :D

lisa808 said...

Adorable. Thanks for sharing. I just posted mine and linked back to you. I also made a chick.

http://craftingwithprincesslisa.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Love the bunny box.....would like to have it next Easter......but can't find the bunny clear stamp set.......can you help...Please????

margaretsromero@kaplantel.net

Jackie Lewis said...

Cute, Lisa! Margaret, I just updated the links so you can order the 10215V Triangle Treat Template and 2261S Bunny Maker Clear Set here: http://www.inkyantics.com/bunny.html

Siti said...

I never thinking that I can simply make the bunny box. But truly after I saw your works makes me said; "Oh! I can do it!"

ThePurplePlace said...

I just bought the Halloween and Christmas ones and LOVE them.

Do you have a tutorial for ideas on the other sets? Other than the BUNNY?

If so, please email me at Purple_Place@verizon.net!

Thanks so much,
Lisa

kids craft ideas said...

Cute box gifts for Easter, thanks for sharing

Handmade gifts said...

So cute gift box! i love it, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I purchased the fish treat box and am using them for a Sunday school project. Very cute and easy for 5 & 6 year olds to do. Thank You.

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