I have a thing for animals - specially cute ones like bunnies, pandas, cats and turtles (oh, who am I kidding, I find most animals cute). And with the days heading to Easter soon, I thought I'd make something with bunnies for this month's Silhouette challenge post. And yes, I've made a bunny necklace, a bunny poster and even a bunny-inspired headband, but life's much better with a lot more bunny-related projects - so I decided to make a bunny stamp to decorate Easter goodie bags (for my siblings). Remember the crane stamp that I did a while ago? I made this similar to that, so most of you may be familiar already. If not, just check that post out to see how to make your own stamp with just craft foam from the store! If you do know, read on to find out how I assembled my goodie bags.
Kraft bags (kraft paper to make your own goodie bags)
Bunny stamp (template for that is available at the end of the post!)
Make your bunny stamps. I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut mine out, but since it's a relatively easy shape, you can easily hand-cut it yourself. Want to know how to make them from craft foam? Head on over to this post for the details.
Cut out circles bigger than your bunny stamps - since I sized my bunny to about 1.5" across, I cut 2" circles, then stamp your bunny stamp on the center of your circle - I just feel so giddy when I make my own stamps. Do you feel that way, too? I backed my white circles with starbursts.
For added cuteness I made some paper rosettes from pastel-colored paper. After all, it's Easter and it's Spring, so you must have some kind of pastel cuteness going on in there. To make the rosettes, you must cut up two strips of paper (mine measured 1.75" in height) and accordion fold them like in the photo above. It's much easier to do this with a scoring board, but you can also do without.
Attach both strips on each end, making a circle as shown. They will expand uncontrollably so it's a good idea to stick a circle on the center to hold the folds in place.
I made my own kraft bags as well, using the printed kraft paper found at the dollar store. When I was there a couple of days ago they have a few more designs that's more Easter-appropriate, but I used what I had on hand.
Stick those circles on the center of your rosettes, and then add a few embellishments to finish (I used my DIY enamel dots).
I just love the star-printed kraft paper and the addition of enamel dots. For a simpler version - just stamp them onto your bags and you'll be good to go!
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?Check out these other spring-inspired Silhouette projects and be inspired!
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What do you do to celebrate Easter? Please share and pin if you loved this tutorial, folks and I hope your week will be a good one!