Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hoppy Easter

My family will be celebrating Easter tomorrow. In addition to the Bible study and preparation of the soul that goes into this yearly event, there is the practical preparation.

The trip to the special ham store. The phone calls to invite family to dinner. The negotiating with schedules to have a successful egg hunt. The trip to the special chocolate store. The menu planning.

And of course, some crafting!

If only I was the kind of person who really planned ahead, I could have shared these with you earlier. But since I was punching card stock this morning to create these, this is the earliest I could manage!

I used the Big Shot to cut the ovals and the medallions. They are on two different dies, of course, but I own them both already, and this is how we crafters get our money's worth!

The medallion is in the pennant die, there are two different medallions and I have really used them often in a wide variety of projects.  The egg shape is faked with a perfect oval. Since you have Easter/Spring on the brain, your brain cheerfully accepts the oval as an egg.

And the silhouette of the bunny is super easy too -- 3/4" circle, 1" circle and the 5-petal punch, in Early Espresso, then a bit of trimming to make the ears. . . 2-petal punch!  Then use a little circle or flower and a scrap of the silver glimmer paper for the tail. Couldn't be easier!  I wrapped a bit of the DSP from Everyday Enchantment (I can't believe Sale-a-bration is over and Everyday Enchantment is no longer part of my catalog).

There will be 4 children visiting for egg hunt and dinner tomorrow, plus my own grown daughter (who will get the one dark chocolate package) so I made a few bunnies.  You can too, they're quick  and easy.

Enjoy your family and your weekend!

Happy Stamping,
Dee Tollaksen

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