Saturday, April 5, 2014
I used the We R Memory Keepers bag maker for the basic package, but I cut the front of the bag separately so that I could run it through my swirly embossing folder to simulate the fur. Doing the front this way also made it easy to add the arms (to carry the basket) by tucking them around the front portion before the bag was stuck together, ensuring they remained firm. I then added die cut oval ears and feet (or paws, whichever you prefer). I made a flap for the front so that I could add a face. The flap is held down by small magnets. I punched out another oval for the mouth and a cute little heart for the nose and then added some large teeth and whiskers. Next, I added a bow tie and a basket of eggs. I punched out the basket shape and then ran it through my basket weave embossing folder. The final touch was to add the eggs. I found some small chip board egg shapes at the scrap store and I intended to paint and decorate them. However, I happened upon some little stickers in the local $2 store and they fitted the chip board shapes exactly.
There is so much inspiration for these bunny bags over the internet that it is hard to pin down just one source of for my bags, however the idea for the arms and the whiskers came from a new die by Paper Trey Ink.
Bow Tie: Beautiful bows - MFT
Basket Punch: Punch Bunch
Basket Weave Embossing folder: Stampin Up
Swirly Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug