It's been awhile since I did a tutorial, and it's also been awhile since I've played with my punches - heck, it's been awhile since I posted anything fun! So, without further ado, I bring you tutorials for THREE punchy bunnies:
The first one was inspired by the shapes of a bunny I saw on a card online. It was a stamp, not a punched bunny, but I took note of the shapes and how they were arranged, and came up with this:
To make it, you will need:
- White cardstock punched as follows: 1- 2" round circle, 3 - wide ovals (EK Success, purchased through Stampin'Up! - the pic only shows 2, the third one was AWOL when I took the pic), 4 large ovals (Fiskars large oval squeeze punch)
- Pink patterned paper punched into 4 - medium ovals (Fiskars medium oval squeeze punch)
- 1 small pink heart brad
- 2 black mini brads
- 1 smallish bow
If you don't have the same punches I used, you can obviously use what you have on hand, including Coluzzles or whatever - just sort of pay attention to the sizes in proportion to each other, and you'll be fine! Start by sponging ink around the edges of all of your white pieces:
Next, take two of the large ovals and adhere them to the side and slightly behind the circle (sorry the pic is blurry - forgot to hit the macro button...):
Adhere the pink ovals to the other two large ovals with regular adhesive, and to two of the wide ovals with dimensionals as shown below:
On the remaining wide oval, poke a hole in the center (vertically), but slightly to the left of center (horizontally), then two more holes to the sides, with the one on the left being slightly closer to the center hole:
Insert heart brad into center hole, and black mini brads into other two holes to create eyes and nose, then draw a mouth and eyebrows, if desired (it's cute without them, too...)
Pinch a little dimension into the base of the ear pieces (large ovals w/pink centers adhered w/regular adhesive), and put a dimensional into the pinch:
Adhere to the back of the head:
Turn head over and put a narrow strip of dimensional foam on very edge of "chin":
Then adhere to top of body section:
Adhere feet with dimensionals, overlapping toes a bit:
Add the bow, and you're done!
If that was more ambitious than you're in the mood for, here's an easy one that I discovered on Cindy Motherway's blog:
I changed it up just a bit, but I can't really take credit for the idea, because it's obvious where I got it! For this one you just need a scalloped circle, two ovals and a pom pom:
I inked up the edges again, and also pounced a little ink where the tail was going to be, so it'd have a little dimension, too:
The just adhere the ears behind the scalloped circle and stick the pom pom on with a glue dot!
The last one is just a rabbit's head, and is something of a "Wild Hare":
For this one, I just punched a heart with my Fiskars squeeze punch, and two of the large ovals, inked them up, added a brad nose, doodled some eyes, eyebrows and ear outlines, then added a bit of pink chalk to the inside of the ears. Voila!
Since it took me all morning to make the bunnies and tap out the tutorials, I don't have time to make any cards to show you these guys "in action", but I'd love it if you'd link pics of ways that you might happen to use them! Gotta go make a dollar or two now! Have a fab day and thanks for stopping by!
Oh my gosh! Those are so cute. I don't know how you manage to come up with these ideas. My brain just doesn't work like that - I wish it did though. ;) Great job. Thanks for taking the time to post a tutorial.
Posted by: Jenn Embry | April 09, 2009 at 02:11 PM
Thank you for sharing your sweet bunnies!Brilliant!!!Happy Easter!
Posted by: Peggy-Sue | April 09, 2009 at 07:51 PM
Thanks for showing how to make those cute bunnies. I have been seeing a lot lately but your are right up there in cuteness....
Posted by: Karen from Ontario | April 10, 2009 at 03:06 PM
Soooo cute! :")
Posted by: Tina H. | April 12, 2009 at 02:12 AM
Oh man oh man! This is cute overload. I am in love with that little face & the way you put it all together is sheer brilliance! :O)
Posted by: Mel M. M. M. | April 20, 2009 at 12:56 PM
I was just looking through your blog again and had to take a little moment to comment on these adorable little guys! I lovelovelove them all, they are all so very different yet so darn cute!!
Posted by: Sherry D | April 23, 2009 at 08:13 PM
Just what I was looking for for my great-niece's first birthday! Thank you.
Posted by: Mini | September 30, 2012 at 03:00 AM