Today’s challenge over at the PPA is “Anything But A Card” and that is my most favorite challenge of all. I created an Easter Bunny Pillow Box filled with Hershey Nuggets, complete with my Punch Art Bunny Tutorial.
Isn’t she cute!!! Her name is Hannah, The material list for the Punch Art Bunny Tutorial...
- Ornament 116794
- Wide Oval 112085
- Large Oval 107305
- Small Oval 107304
- 1/2 Circle 104396
- Martha Steward Tear Drop
- Regular ol’ Silver 3 Ring Binder Style punch
- Tape Runner
- Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Clear Dots
- Red Line Tape or Score Pal Tape 1/4”
- 2 Way Glue Pen
- White Gel Pen or other white pen
- Black Micron .005
Using above picture as a guide, in white punch the following... 1 Ornament, 2 Wide Ovals, 4 Large Ovals and 2, 1/2” Circles. In Pretty in Pink (or your favorite pink) punch 4 Small Ovals and 1 regular little one using that standard silver hole punch. In Black, punch 2 black ovals with Martha’s Tear Drop punch.
Beginning in upper left corner of picture above and working across... Trim the top and bottom off your Ornament piece. Keeping the cut area curved. Adhere to the Wide Oval as shown. Take 2 Large Oval pieces placing clear dots in the lower most end of each one, and set aside. Add a pink Small Oval piece to the other two Large Oval pieces. Placing the pink toward the bottom of the large ovals. This is to leave room for the paws. Now add Dimensionals to each side of the belly as shown. You want to stack 2, one on top of the other. This way your legs are further away from the bunnies cheeks creating more dimension. Set aside.
Row 2. Adhere the ears to the bunny head, placing the clear dots just below the top of the head, you don’t want them down too far. Mine are just barely not showing. Be sure to center your ears within the piece you cut off the Ornament, that is center, (see second picture on the top of the photo). Add your Small Oval pink pieces, one to each ear, centering them and being sure some is overlaying the top of Hannah’s head. Now add your paw lines to the feet with your Micron, (see picture for placement) now adhere to the stacked dimensionals (pop dots). Place the center of the feet just a bit below the body, so the center shows a tad. Now, line up the last Wide Oval (her butt), and adhere the ‘butt’ so it lines up with the sides of the legs yet sits a bit below the bottom center of her feet.
Final Step... add pop dots, to both 1/2” circles. Adhere all facial features. Detail your eyes with a bit of white highlights. Tip: To adhere the eyes easier, place them in your tweezers then add a dot of glue from your 2 Way Glue Pen, now add to the face. Be sure to place the highlights, one on the outside and the other one on the inside of the eyes or she’ll be cross eyed. With your Micron add some whiskers coming out from the cheeks. In the picture above, I also added a little ‘fur’ to her ears, using my Sharpie Fine Point White Poster Paint Marker.
You could always add a small white pom pom between the legs for the tail. I didn’t sponge the edges with the matching ink this time. But you could do that too for added dimension. Oh, curl an ear forward, wouldn’t that be cute.
My Pillow Box Wrapper is made using
- Pawsitively Prints DSP 118060
- Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch
- Brocade Blue Ribbon 109057
To make my Pillow Box wrapper... cut your background Cardstock/DSP to 2 7/8 by 5 1/2. Your top layer will be 2 5/8 by 5 1/2. Adhere these together, lining up the tops evenly and centering in between the edges. Score on the long side at 1/2”, Fold down to the back. Add red line tape or score pal tape to the back side of the fold over and to the very bottom, back side. Starting at the top of your box, place the fold over the top, letting it adhere to the back and wrap. You’ll have to play with it a bit, you’ll want to add any ribbon and grass to the wrapper before you adhere it to the Pillow Box
Here’s how I got my Punch Art Bunny to stand up...
My easel is made using a piece of Brocade Blue Cardstock cut to 3 X 2 1/2 and scored at 1 1/2 (on the 3” side). Your making a tent. I then cut a pc of Brocade Blue 2” X 1” and scored on each end 1/2” (score on the long ends). Fold those ends and add some double stick adhesive and tape to the bottom of the opening. Adhere to the inside bottom of your tent. Adhere to your Pillow Box.
Now here’s a sneak peek at the inside of the card I made to go with my Anything But A Card, Punch Art Bunny Pillow Box. You’ll get to see them together tomorrow.
I hope you enjoyed my Anything But A Card Easter Bunny Pillow Box and the Punch Art Bunny Tutorial. I wanted to add, you can use the Pillow Box Die 113466 with Clear Window Sheets (Clear Cardstock) 114323 to make your own Pillow Boxes. I purchased my Pillow Boxes all ready to go before I became obsessed with Stampin’ UP. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me.