Thursday, 28 March 2013

Easter bonnets (and a 3 min card)

I wasn't going to do a Three Minute Thursday slot this week (because Easter is looming and my 'to do' list doesn't seem to be getting any shorter!) but when I uploaded my Easter bonnet photos, it occurred to me that the floral motif on them would make a sweet little quick card. Come and see:


I made these sweet Easter bonnets for my lovely Stampers 6 club ladies. They're made out of the treat cups on page 161 of the annual catalogue, with a brim cut out of Daffodil Delight card stock. I decorated them with matching stitched grosgrain ribbon and punched flowers and leaves with a sprinkling of pearls.


Unfortunately they didn't go entirely according to plan! The eggs I used for my prototype worked perfectly but were not the kind of luxurious chocolate I like to give to my ladies... unfortunately the yummy Lindor eggs were a tiny bit bigger and the brim of my bonnets ended up being slightly insecure, even with extra glue dots - sorry ladies! If you'd like to make some of these yourself using Lindor eggs, the shaker frames on page 177 of the catalogue will bridge the gap nicely as I discovered afterwards...


Here's the tiny notelet I made with the floral motif. At just 7cm square it's perfect for attaching to a gift or tucking into a potted plant or bouquet of flowers to bring along to an Easter Sunday lunch. The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes is exactly the right size for the group of three flowers which made me very happy!

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Old Olive
Card stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Punches: Itty Bitty punch pack, 2 step bird punch, 2 1/2" circle punch
Other: Treat cups, Daffodil Delight stitched grosgrain ribbon, Basic Pearls, stamp-a-majig
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Aaargh! I nearly forgot to publish my post today - a sure sign I need a break. There's no rest for the wicked though, so I'll be back again tomorrow with two more cards! See you then,

15 comments:

  1. Vicky these are absolutely gorgeous - you are so clever! Thank you for the Easter basket tutorial as well - so much easier (and nicer!) than the one I tried to follow
    M x

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  2. Well mine held together just fine Vicky - although I haven't eaten the eggs yet ;-)
    Tara
    x

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  3. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous bonney.... Roys favourite Chocolate....
    Hugs Sylviexxxx
    Love the card...

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  4. Sweet little Easter Bonnets full of chocolate eggs . . . if they are not enough to encourage peeps to join your Stampers 6 clubs, I don't know what is! Love that cute little floral card too.

    HAPPY EASTER xxx

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  5. WOW Vicky these are amazing, I LOVE the hat idea very creative. They look so pretty. Love the card too.

    I can't blog at all, let alone forget to, it just comes up with a Whoops an error! I've tried everything, I may have to start a new one :(

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  6. I'm impressed with your bonnets and your card. you always inspire me. Thanks you for sharing your ideas with all of us.
    I'd love to spotlight your stampin up art on my blog someday with a link back to your blog. e-mail me istmpnv@aol.com

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  7. These bonnets are fabulous Vicky, what a great idea. Love them. Xx

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  8. such a very very nice idea!!! I like your hats AND also the quick and easy card with the special effect!!!
    THANKS so much for your creativity!!!
    Happy easter days to you, Vicky, and your family!
    Uta.

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  9. Oh my gosh, these are so cute....even if you didn't use the eggs, I can imagine some other type of candy in there! I have TONS of these, thanks for the inspiration!!!!

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  10. Oooh these are supercute, thanks for sharing! Anne-Marie

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  11. These are fabulous Vicky. Your ladies are a very lucky bunch.

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  12. Oh wow Vicky! These are beyond cute! I am deffo going to have to try them! and I have just had an idea for Christmas too! ;)
    Lizy xx

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  13. Oh my goodness, I gasped when I saw these... what a truly brilliant idea, they're so pretty :0) The perfect easter gift set.
    Jenny x

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  14. What a brilliant idea with this hats. I loooove them.
    Sunny greetings from Germany
    Tanja

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