My favourite part of Easter (besides, you know, the Mini Eggs) has to be the sudden abundance of bunnies everywhere you look. Hello adorableness! So I simply couldn't resist crafting up some bunny cards for Easter. Aren't they cute?
When it comes time to shape-specific crafting, it's always helpful to have designer friends. Geri from The Languid Lion whipped up these bunny silhouettes for us. (And she's got even more bunnies for you over here and here! But first... bunny cards!)
Start by gathering your supplies. You will need:
- Bunny template (download here)
- Washi tape
- Waxed/Parchment paper
- Blank card
- Pom pom or baker's twine (optional)
Place bunny template face down on piece of waxed/parchment paper and tape in place. Flip paper over and trace bunny shape onto the back of the waxed/parchment paper using a fine tip marker. You want to be able to see the outline through the paper.
Remove template. Flip paper so that marker outline is facing your work surface. Cover bunny shape entirely with strips of washi tape. Make sure that each strip slightly overlaps the one before it.
Flip paper back over and cut out the bunny shape.
Starting from the bottommost strip (the first one you laid), carefully peel the bunny shape off of the paper backing and apply to the front of your card.
Once the basic bunny shape is in place, feel free to customize your card. Try adding a message banner - cut notches out of each end and write your message using a fine tip permanent marker. (Ultra Fine Sharpies are my favourite for writing on washi tape without fear of smearing).
Or why not glue on a cute pom pom tail? I made this one out of baker's twine, but you could simply apply a standard small pom. Here's a clever trick for making mini twine pom poms.
Want more bunny love? Find a super sweet place card project (and another template) over on The Languid Lion - perfect for your Easter brunch. And then pop over to Oh My! Handmade Goodness for bunny gift tags, the finishing touch for Easter treats!
Or perhaps you prefer Easter Eggs to Easter Bunnies? Try this card project instead.
Thanks Geri for the adorable bunnies!