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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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Unscripted Sketches #99 - Easter Bunny!

Can you believe it?  It's only one week until our big 100th sketch and 2nd Blogiversary celebration over at Unscripted Sketches!   Please try to plan on joining us for a fun blog hop with a prize at the end, and some sweet RAKS from our Design Team members.  Here is this week's sketch . . .

I tend to get a little bit crazy and forget that the sketch is just a guide, and not a blueprint that has to be followed to the letter!  And that top little bit kind of threw me for a loop until I realized my card didn't have to look exactly like the sketch.  Here is my take on the sketch . . .

It is a tag for an Easter tag swap I'm doing, and I truly love how it came out!  Here's all the info . . .

Product Info:

  • Some cardstock is from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) Bright Textured Cardstock Stack
  • Patterned paper and other cardstock is from Die Cuts With a View 'Prints For The Year' Ultimate Stack (2010)
  • Hydrangea blossoms are from Prima
  • Gems are from Prima e Line
  • Stickles 'Stardust' and 'Green'
  • Crepe paper is from Hobby Lobby
  • Ric-Rack and ribbon are from my stash
  • Bunny with tulip image is from a vintage greeting card image I found on flickr

Tips, Tools and Techniques:

Cricut Expression:
  • Scalloped tag was cut using A Child's Year cartridge, Easter1-s using tag feature set at 6 1/4 inches.  I made three layers - one of the yellow cardstock, one of a white plain cardstock, and another of a coordinating blue cardstock for the back side.  The one for the back side was cut with the paper face down on the cutting mat so it would be facing out on the back and the tag 'hole' would be spaced right.
  • Patterned paper on base was cut same as above except set at 5 3/4 inches - one copy only of this one.
  • The floral paper and cardstock matting was cut with my rotary trimmer.
  • The bunny image was printed twice on my ink jet printer, and trimmed.  Then I used foam dots to bump the top image up for dimension.  I also decorated it with Stickles.
  • The crepe paper ruffle was made by sewing on my sewing machine using a long basting stitch, then pulling the threads to create the ruffle.  The ric-rack was then glued tothe top of the stitches.
  • The three flowers were touched up with a bit of Stickles as well.
And that is my tag!  I hope you like it, and I really hope my partner in the swap likes it as well!  It will be going out in the mail to her next week, along with a few other goodies!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget about our celebration next week - it's going to be fun!  Blessings friends, and Be Joyful Always!  Becky


Val said...

This is the cutest ever!!!!


Very sweet Becky! I'm sure she will love your tag!