Thursday, 3 March 2016

Hopping into Spring with Laura's Loft

Welcome to March with Laura's Loft...finally we are hopping into spring.

Spring is one of my favourite times of year. 
Flowers blooming, nice balmy temperatures....and bunnies! Lots and lots of bunnies.... (also...chocolate :))
So I decided to make a nice bright cheery card to celebrate it.
Firstly I designed my Easter eggs. I cut them using my Silhouette Cameo, but you could use dies, a Cricut or cut them by hand from white cardstock. One egg must be big enough to conceal your bunny!
Then using Tim Holtz's mini blending foam I sponged on Distress Inks. I used Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Shaded Lilac. Spritz with water and blot.
Over stamp using My Favourite Things Party Patterns stamp set to give the eggs pretty patterns. Cut (or have precut) one egg. Sponge a backing panel with Distress Ink in Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Tumbled Glass. Leave the centre whiter. Spritz and blot. Cut two layers of grass in two different shades of green card using a Silhouette Cameo, Cricut, dies or by hand. Stamp the bunny from Avery Elle's More Stories on Tim Holtz's Distress Watercolour cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black, or any other waterproof black stamping ink and colour with Zig Clean colour pens and a water pen. Fussy cut.  Mock up a rough arrangement. 
Stick the largest eggs to the big back panel, then the first layer of grass. Measure the width of your bunny. It's a triangle shape, so you want the pop up slit in the card to be smaller than the largest width of it (across the bottom/ tail), else your bunny will pop right out of the card!. Hold your broken egg in place, lift the top slightly and make a small mark with a pencil in the middle where you want to make your slit. Adhere the blue panel to a larger green panel. Stick the top of the broken egg to the bunnies ears. If you wish, reinforce it by sticking another top part behind so it's a double layer with the ears stuck between. Make sure that when the egg is closed the bunny will not stick out over the bottom of the card. Then using a ruler as a guide cut a slit through the blue and first green panel using a craft knife. Check the bunny fits through nicely. The line up your base broken egg and stick onto the card, being careful not to stick over the slit area. Wiggle your bunny through the slit (if you find this difficult, cut slit wider (but not wider than the egg), push bunny through and adhere a small strip of card across his bottom forming an upside down T).
Adhere other egg, then another layer of grass and final eggs. Stick onto background card and stamp an Easter greeting. 

Here's an extra quick card to make for you! Cut some bunny shaped holes from a greeting card. Back the card with stamped patterns using My Favourite Things Abstract Art set. Stick on tails made from pom poms, or for a post friendly version as here, white card covered with a Marvy Snow Marker and heated.

The fabulous prize this month is:
Distress Ink pack, a Stamping Bella Stamp and some pretty sequins.

There are several ways to enter and the more comments you make in the different social media outlets, the more entries you earn! It is required that you comment on each blog in the Hop.  After that, you are encouraged to like, and comment on our Facebook page, tag on our Instagram post and pin on Pinterest, as well as share on your own pages. The participant with the most entries wins the fabulous prize package!

There are some great special offers for you in store too...
Because March is national craft month there will be 15% off store wide till April 3rd as well as the $10 off if you spend $75 (and the store prices are already below RRP...wowza!)

While you are there please check out the new additions to the store...fabulous products by Stamping Bella, Hero Arts and Tim Holtz have joined our ranks. 

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  1. Your egg cards are darling!

  2. Loving that Pop Up card!!

  3. Love these Eater cards, so sweet! I think I better get started on mine!

  4. Love these Easter cards, so sweet! I think I better get started on mine.

  5. wow great easter eggs can't wait to try
    thanks for chance to win
    alyse d

  6. Love your bright and cheerful card!
    Take Care!

  7. I love the vibrant colors these cards are great.

  8. A lot of heart has gone into making your delightful pop-up bunny! Very entertaining and lovely to see. Thanks, cheers!

  9. Absolutely too sweet!!! Love them.

  10. Fun cards! Love the egg with the bunny inside! Awesome coloring and sky!