Wednesday, 13 February 2013

To Everybunny with love

I know some people think I'm mad to give my hulking great children anything on Valentine's day but one thing I've learned in life is that it costs nothing to let people know that you love them and it makes them feel great. So Valentine's day celebrations are here to stay in our house and my children will be getting cards and treats as well as my husband! I think I'll be safe to show this card today:


It's for my eldest son who's 14 and all man, but I made it because its cuteness will make him laugh and because it will remind him of when he was a little boy. The boys used to share a room when they were little and I used to read two bedtime stories, one each, and the other got to listen in. One of their favourites was the wonderful 'I love you Blue Kangaroo' by Emma Chichester Clark. My youngest always wanted to be Blue Kangaroo when I tucked him in, but my eldest son preferred to be my Yellow Cotton Rabbit.


I just loved the way the paper-pieced Everybunny rabbit turned out. He was stamped four times: once on the card base and then on yellow dotty designer paper, on Whisper White card stock and on Naturals White card stock. I cut the whole image out of the Naturals card stock using my sharp paper snips and sponged the egg shell with Marina Mist ink. The rabbit was cut out of the yellow paper and glued to the Naturals and the scarf was coloured with markers before being cut out and glued onto the rabbit. Finally I attached the whole thing to the stamped image on the card base so that only the stamped shadow showed beneath the paper-piecing.

The sentiment is computer-generated.

I thought this card would make a sweet card for Easter too or for a new baby.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Everybunny
Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Card stock: Whisper White, scrap of Naturals White
Other: Scraps of retired designer paper, markers, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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It was Shrove Tuesday here yesterday but we decided to have our pancakes on Monday because my daughter was going to be away. While I was busy with my pancake production line I was amused to hear my eldest son say: "Man, that is a lot of pancakes but then I am a lot of man!"

It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow so if you're interested in quick cards, do pop in and take a look! See you then,



14 comments:

  1. What an adorable paper-pieced bunny! And such a wonderful story to go along with it. Memories like that are priceless!

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  2. Oh this is adorable! I used to do the same with mine if my hubby was away, one story each then they got to choose one themselves. I love those Blue Kangaroo books too, I bought them all for my kids to read, really for me lol! I haven't had the heart to get rid of any of these lovely books, they are still in my sons room!

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  3. Ch. sweet card Vicky..love your paper piecing

    Anne

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  4. Oh, oh, oh, Vicky that is so sweet, l love bunnies anyway and he is just divine. I think your family Valentines tradition is lovely, you paint a wonderful warm family life and it always sounds fun.

    I bought pancakes (what a cheat) as l'm not great at making them. As kids my Mum used to make apple fritters instead, they were delicious :)

    Have a great day xx

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  5. Hi. Vicky
    This is so cute..... Love it.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxxx

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  6. Totally delightful! And what a sweet story. I bet that even though he's now "all man" . . . he'll be secretly delighted with the card.

    What a lovely Mummy you are xxx

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  7. Love the way you have layered this stamp - great technique , which I will try and I love the stamping onto the DSP ! I still have this stamp set unmounted from last year !!!!! Have a good day ! Hugs Jane x

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  8. Such a cute card - I'm sure your son will love it!
    Kath x

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  9. Hello Vicky

    Your card is so adorable and cute. I love the paper piecing it's perfect.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  10. As a mum, I think this card is utterly adorable. This is the whole point of being able to make a card for the ones we love, isn't it? Where else would you get such a clever and personal card. Just lovely.

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  11. hi Vicky - what a really cute little bunny especially as he has polka dots too - my favourite - Jacqueline xx

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  12. Your paper piecing is fab and I'm sure your son will love it. x

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  13. It's wonderful that you send your children Valentines cards Vicky and this one is so cute. Love the story behind it too :0)
    Jenny x

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  14. A long time since I paper pieced but I'm going to have to do it again now, lovely card Vicky.

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x