Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Are you ready for Easter?

If you are not, I have two cute ideas for you!First is a super cute 3x3 card. I saw somewhere that someone made cute little chicks using a variety of punches. I don't have all the punches she said she used on her chick so I thought "How could I make a chick without using all those punches?" My answer, the OWL PUNCH!!! I punch two bodies with Daffodil Delight and one with Pumpkin Pie. I also used the "overcoat" part of the owl in Daffodil Delight. I cut of the feet on all the pieces. The yellow bodies I cut right along the body line and the orange one I left some extra one so they would be easier to attach to the chick body. (Sorry for the lack of picture directions!) I also cut off on ear on one of the yellows. The head of the chick is made by cutting a small rounded piece from the yellow that still has both his ears. The wing is a piece cut from the "overcoat" piece and the beak is a small piece of the orange body.

I also used one of the cute builder wheels (Bees and Blossoms) for the flowers the chick is standing in.

Are you ready for the second cute Easter idea!?!

I found this guy when I did a search of Easter gift ideas. It is a Blow-Pop disguised as an Easter Bunny! Susan Roades made them for the Columbia Regional. She also made a snowman and a pumpkin. They are the cutest things ever and so simple to make!

Cut 4x6 piece of DSP (I used Very Vanilla card stock). Cut into 1/2" strips. The strips will be 1/2" x 4". Stack strips. Using Crop-A-Dial, punch a hole in each end of the stack of strips. Put strips on sucker stick. Twist top of sucker paper and put paper through the top hole of the DSP one at a time. You will probably have to fan them out as you stack them because they will get tight. The ears are made using the leaves from the Birds & Blooms Sizzlet die. You simple cut the top of the Blow-Pop in half and layer the ears on. The checks are the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. A couple google eyes and whiskers add your decorations at the bottom and you are done! Easy Peasy!!

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!



  1. I love the use of the owl punch for the chick! I will definitely need to CASE this card. I love the bunny, too! Great job!

  2. I love this and I do have a question about the top. you said to put the bottom together using the stick but I could not see how you did the top portion, you said to cut the top of the blo pop, wrapper I can not see what you are refering to thanks

    1. I cut the top of the blo-pop wrapper in half. The wrapper is hidden in between each of the ears. Imagine a sandwich with the front of the ear being the top, the blo-pop wrapper the meat and the back of the ear being the bottom. I'm sorry I don't have a picture for you to show more detail.