Happy April! Spring is here! Sort of! It's teasing us for sure. It's the first of the month and that means it's time for another Papertrey Ink Sr. Team revisit, where we pull out an older set and bring you some fresh inspiration. We're changing things up just a little this month and instead of featuring a stamp set, we're revisiting the Bunny Bag dies...
This die set creates a cute treat bag which you can embellish and turn into a bunny...or another critter if you use a bit of imagination! I created a couple of new projects using this die collection. My favorite little 8 year old helper was home on spring break the day I was working on these, so she made a few of her own, and entertained me with her silly stories for an afternoon. She makes me laugh...I'll show you her bunny bags at the end of this post. :-)
First, I created a couple of little treat bags. I combined the Bunny Bag with the Big Hugs dies - I thought it would be fun to position the arms to look like these little guys are ready for a hug. I created a bunny by using the dies as they were intended, but also changed things up a bit to create a puppy (my little helper things he looks more like a mouse, so I guess that works too!).
For the "puppy" I used the oval from the die set as ears, tucking them under the flap of the bag. For both of them I diecut the "hugs" sentiment using the Big Hugs die collection and glued it to the front of the bags. I added some sponged ink for a bit of dimension to the ears, etc. The whiskers are just cotton twine - I colored the puppy's whiskers with a black marker. I think I'll fill them with Hugs candies and stick them in my little prayer partner's mailbox at church.
Next I created a card using the Bunny Bag dies. I started with a small card base and added a Stitched Rectangle, diecut from Lovely Lady polka dot paper. Again, I used the Big Hugs dies and the "sending" sentiment from the Big Hugs stamp set.
I trimmed just the rounded the flap from the Bunny Bag, added the ears, nose, and whiskers, then layered it over the stitched rectangle, up in the corner so the ears stick out above the card. I added his arms, which I curved slightly using a pencil to add a bit of dimension. The little heart diecut is also from the Bunny Bag set.
Want to see the bunny bags my helper made? She made three and used the oval die from the Bunny Bag set to help them tell their story. There's a good bunny named Nibbles, with his beloved carrot (she used the ear)...
The evil bunny named Crunch (notice the teeth)..
And the bunny police to the rescue. :-)
There was a cardboard box involved later in the making of an evil lair for Crunch (she has a bit of an obsession with cardboard boxes!). We had a good time with our little Bunny Bags. :-)
To see more projects using this die collection, be sure to hop around to the other Sr. Team girls...