Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bunny Egg Holder Tutorial

If you joined our Easter Blog Hop earlier this week, you saw the wonderful projects created by our Inky Design Team. (Psst...if you missed that post, there is still time to play along. Hop with us and leave comments before tomorrow at midnight, and you'll be entered for chances to win prizes!)

My friend Keri Lee Sereika was part of our very first team back in 2006, and now she's an "honorary" DT member. She participated in this month's hop and used 11038MC Bunny #3 Clear Set for her project:

Did you see the adorable egg holder she created:

She started by coloring the egg-holding bunny image (0730J Sm. Bunny's Big Egg in wood mounted) with pencils and blending with Gamsol:

The above photo also shows how she stamped the image again onto patterned paper from My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Hazel 6x6 Paper Pad and cut out the egg portion, so she could adhere it on the colored image.

The egg holder base was made from a 1" x 6" strip of white cardstock punched with a scalloped border punch and then layered from behind onto a 2" x 5 1/2" strip of light pink cardstock:

Keri rolled it up and adhered the short ends together:

Then she wrapped a 6" piece of 20 gauge Artistic Wire around a paint brush handle, leaving 1" at each end straight. She used a scrap of white cardstock to adhere one end of the wire inside the rolled egg holder:

She stamped the saying from the clear set (or 0740D Sm. Some-bunny Easter in wood mounted) onto a rectangular piece of white cardstock and notched one end into a "v" to create a flag shape.

The other end of the flag shape was folded over the open end of the wire and adhered into place. Want2Scrap's self-adhesive pearls and crystals were added as an embellishment to the flag and bunny's egg:

The finished bunny piece was adhered to the egg holder base using foam squares:

And, ta da, that was it! For the photo, Keri placed a hardboiled egg into the holder, but she suggested substituting a Cadbury egg if you wish.

If you'd like to download a PDF file of the instructions, click here. Thanks so much to Keri for creating this egg-ceptionally cute project and providing the tutorial!


stamping sue said...

I did see it on the blog hop and thought it very creative! good job
stamping sue

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