Friday, March 31, 2023


For my last Easter Bunny card this week, I have a Fun Fold card that uses the Country Gingham Designer Series Paper from the January - April Mini Catalog.

This is a relatively easy Fun Fold where the Stylish Shapes Die cut with the bunny is attached to a fold on the inside of the card base.  When the card is all closed up, the bunny peeks through the same circle die cut on the front of the card base.

My bunny was colored with Smokey Slate Stampin' Blends.

Before I adhered Mr. Bunny, I used my Blender Brush to add a little Petal Pink Color behind him.  I then stamped a row of eggs across the bottom of the circle and also stamped several others on scraps.  I colored the eggs with various Stampin' Blends Colors and fussy cut a few of those on the scraps.  Mr. Bunny picked his favorite egg and is hugging it tightly so no one can steal it from him.  To do that, I just slit above and below his arms with a craft knife and slipped the egg behind his "arms".  He was then adhered to the circle with dimensionals, and a few of the fussy-cut eggs were scattered around him.

When you open the Petal Pink Gingham card front, this is what you see first.

The circle focal point with Mr. Bunny and his egg collection is adhered to only the right flap on the inside of the card.  When you open the fun-fold fully, this is what you see.

The design of this fun fold has plenty of room for your favorite sentiment and also a written note!

If you would like more details on how to make this card, please use this link to download a FREE TUTORIAL.

For more information on the products used, click on any of the images in the list below.  This will take you to my Stampin' Up! store where you can see product details and purchase your favorites.  The inside sentiment is from a very old, retired stamp set called Glorious Gift.

If you have any questions about today's card, please leave me a comment and I will do my best to answer your questions.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023


This post shares a card that I made for today's Connect to Create Video.  The featured technique for our Connect to Create video today was Toilet Paper Embossing.  Yes, you read that correctly.  The white background for the card is made with toilet paper.

These two little bunny friends are named Cloe and Max.  Cloe is wearing her Easter Flowers and Max has an egg to give her.  I'm not sure if it is a chocolate egg, but personally I'm hoping for chocolate!

Their friend Sweety is watching them from above.  I think she is hoping it's chocolate, too!

This was a fun card to make, and honestly the easiest part of it was making the Toilet Paper Background.  I used the Cane Weave 3D EF as I thought it was appropriate at this time when we are thinking about the goodies to fill Easter Baskets.

If you missed the LIVE version of the Connect to Create video, don't worry, you can always watch the replay.

Cloe is a Smokey Slate bunny, and Max is Crumb Cake bunny.  They may not look exactly alike, but they are best friends.

Their Basket Weave Toilet Paper background was framed using a Deckled Rectangle Crumb Cake die cut.  Creating a frame to cover the edges of the toilet paper is a simple way to finish off the edges of these toilet paper backgrounds.  You can also wrap the edges over a cardstock backing.  Watch the video for more Toilet Paper background ideas.

The grass was made by stamping a strip of Soft Sea Foam cardstock with two rows of grass and then fussy cutting the top edge.  I'll admit this was a bit "fussy", but after I added a little more Soft Sea Foam ink to the top edge of the grass with a sponge dauber and then "fluffed" it up a bit, I thought it was worth the effort.  This Easter card is on its way to a special friend.

After all the fussy cutting on the card front, I decided to keep the inside extremely clean and simple.  I just matted the Basic White on Crumb cake and stamped Happy Easter.  I have plenty of room to include a little note to my friend.

I hope you will watch the Connect to Create video to learn more about the Toilet Paper background.  What fun it is to use this common household product to make a card!  I hope you will give it a try.

If you are not familiar with Connect to Create, it is a collaboration between myself and my good friend and fellow demonstrator, Kathi Ondus from Simply Kards by Kathi.  We take turns each Thursday at 10 AM to bring you a short video showing a new (or an old favorite) technique.  You can see the complete Connect to Create playlist on my Fairless Stampin' Flair YouTube Channel.

If you would like detailed instructions on how to make today's card, a FREE TUTORIAL is available for download at this link.

A list of the products used on the card is shown below.

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