Sunday, March 6, 2011

Easter Paper Crafting


Sweet  images and pastel colors.  Warmer days and pretty flowers.  All the things that make Spring a favorite season.  I've had so much fun gathering my paper crafting supplies for this tag swap.  Making a bigger tag than my usual, this one is 4x6.5 inches and is full of new techniques.  At least for me.


October Afternoon is my favorite paper vendor.  They always seem to grasp that vintage flavor.  These beautiful bunnies came from Diane of Saturday Finds.  They are from a vintage Easter card and I am so impressed at how crisp her images are...they won't be my last.  


From the first pieces to the finished product.  


The bunnies unfold to show off sentiments, the date and a few Easter clippings from a vintage child's workbook.  Through trial and error I figured out how to hinge the bunnies, overlap them, and hide the content...yep...it took me all day!  



Trimmings....I formed this bunny silhouette out of an old pipe cleaner.  The blue plastic flower is a recent find.  Leaves off of discarded millinery, blue bird ornament and ribbons galore.


A quick labeled back and a stamp for good measure wrap up this fun tag.   I am adding in some chocolate and a nut cup basket.


This is my first attempt at a nut cup.  There were many redo's and I can't say that my final is perfect but it is my favorite of the ones that I made.  Shipping this sweet package out this week to a hand picked partner by Miss Sandy of 521 Lake Street.
Happy Easter Terry!
These bunnies are heading your way...

12 comments:

Sandy said...

Renee,
Oh my....this is sweet!!! You are so talented! I love the images also!!!!! Diane has wonderful cards! Almost as good as mine! LOL ( Just kidding Diane! )
I have to start thinking of what I am going to do for Tracy....:):) Thanks for sharing! Sandy

Diane Mars said...

That all looks so cute~ I love the way all the goodies look in the cute little cup. She is going to love it!

Nan said...

Those bunnies fold out, never saw that before. Is it time already for the swap, oh dear. Your items are all just so clever here is where I start to get nervous about mine.

E said...

Renee,
Your card is so darned cute ! Love the layers and details !

katie jean said...

Renee! Everything is so adorable! How perfect it all is :) I bet you are just so thrilled how it all came together for you. l o v e i t !

Kim K. said...

What a wonderful way to start my morning with your blog. Your Easter crafting is delightful. I was a bit of a mad scientist yesterday afternoon while Josie napped in my craft room. I had four different projects going...many of them Easter related. You nutcup is delightful.

Happy Monday!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love all of this Easter sweetness, and Sandy is one lucky girl! So many special details, like the pipe cleaner bunny and that blue daisy. I have a real fondness for vintage plastic flowers!

Angela said...

That is my favorite tag of all time! I love the way you hinged the bunnies...it's a real tag card. Great idea and beautiful work!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a sweet tag and deco. Your recipient will be delighted!
I'm a new follower and have a little soemthing for you in todays post.♥
*hugs*deb

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

Such pretty things... Love the colours and the vintage look!
Susan x

Creative Breathing said...

What an inspiring use of a tag. Too cute for words! Your recipient will be so thrilled to receive your wonderful creation! Elizabeth

craftyles said...

Rene,
You are so talented. I love your little Easter crafts and the nut cup came out just darling.