So Darn Cute: Easter Bunny Punch Art!
These Easter Bunny punch art boxes are so darn cute! What could be more fun than celebrating Easter by making this great craft project with your family or to make the Easter Bunny punch art boxes as a surprise filled with lots of Easter goodies? Maybe there isn't time to do them this year for Easter but then again, who needs it to be Easter to make these boxes! They make great "spring" themed boxes.
My original inspiration for these bunnies comes from a fellow demonstrator, Wendy Hawkinson. When I saw these punch art Easter Bunnies, I knew I had to give them a try. Let's just say these will become a regular Easter tradition in our family.
The key elements to these Easter Bunny Punch Art Boxes are the Stampin' Up! Punches as well as the Big Shot to create the base of the bunny bodies using the Top Note Die. Additional materials utilized on the creation of these cute bunnies include Uni-ball Signo Gel White Pen, Whisper White Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Bashful Blue Cardstock, Pretty In Pink Cardstock (or any other color of choice), Sahara Sand Ink Pad, Sponge Dauber, and Stampin' Up! ink to match the colored cardstock.
To make this fun project, I used the Big Shot and Top Note bigz Die to create the base of the body for the bunnies. To make two boxes, you'll need four Top Note bases cut from Whisper White cardstock. Then you'll need to punch 6 Wide Ovals from Whisper White using the Wide Oval XL punch as well as two 1 1/4 Circles using the 1 1/4 Large Circle Punch per bunny. After all your pieces are punched out from the Whisper White, use your sponge dauber and Sahara Sand Classic Ink to lightly "color" around the edges of the punched pieces as well as the Top Note bunny bodies. Next, using the Heart to Heart Punch, punch out the Bashful Blue and Pretty In Pink pieces of the bunny. You'll need one medium heart in each color for the nose and six small hearts for the toes of your bunny. For the bunny ears, use the 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval L Punch by punching out two each bashful blue and pretty in pink. For the heal of the bunny, use the 1" Circle Medium Punch. Finally, I used the 3/4" circle punch to make a tail for the bunny which isn't shown in this picture. Each piece of colored cardstock was sponged around the edges in the coordinating ink color using a sponge dauber. Finally, I also used the 3/4" Circle Medium Punch to punch out eyes from the Basic Black cardstock for the bunnies. The uni-ball signo gel pen in white was used to create "light" reflection and add "feeling" to the bunnies. Assemble the Top Note bunny using Dimensionals and adhesive. I used dimensionals on the "nose/snout" portion of the bunny and on the floppy ears. To create the whiskers, I just cut strips of Whisper White cardstock.
The boxes for the Easter Bunny Punch Art box was created using 1 sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock for each bunny. To duplicate the box, place the sheet in the "landscape" position and score 4" inches in from each edge. Then turn the sheet 1/4" turn into the "Portrait" position and score 2 3/4" inches in from each edge of the cardstock. Along the Landscape side of the box, I used my paper snips and cut each crease to the intersecting crease (do not cut out any of the cardstock – you are just cutting along the score lines to make it easier to fold). Assemble the box using Sticky Strip.
OK… I have a confession! The direction for the box makes sense to me but I'm the person writing the instructions. BUT, they might be confusing to you. If you have any questions about the dimensions and assembly of the box, please don't hesitate to email me. It did take me a couple of tries to get the "box" portion of the bunny to be just right for what I wanted.
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Project Supply List:
Ink: Bashful Blue Classic Ink (105209), Pretty In Pink Classic Ink (101301), Sahara Sand Classic Ink (105208)
Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Bashful Blue (105120), Pretty In Pink (100459), Basic Black (121044)
Tools: Sponge Daubers (102892), uni-ball Signo Gel Pen White (105021), 2" x 1 3/8 Wide Oval XL Punch (119859), 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large Punch (119855), 1 1/4" Circle Large Punch (119861), 1" Circle Large Punch (119868), 3/4 Circle Medium Punch (119873), Heart to Heart XL Punch (119881), Big Shot (113439), Top Note bigz Die (113463)