Hi Hunny Bunny

Hippity hoppin', Easter's on its way.
   ~ Peter Cottontail song lyrics, 1950

MFT Doodle Gardens Hunny Bunny

Hi everyone and welcome to our fourth day of teasers for the upcoming release of new stamps and dies at My Favorite Things (MFT). Today we're giving you peaks at the new Doodle Garden line.

My Favorite Things Teaser Time

Before we get today's project, though, here's the scoop on all the festivities surrounding the release.

  • You can join the New Release Party on February 4 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES! At the end of the party you find you'll find all the newest products HERE ready to put in your shopping cart.
  • Click on over to the MFT Blog now to see all the teasers for today. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of two $10.00 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on February 4 just before the party on the MFT blog.
  • You can still join the Guest Designer challenge. Check out the forum for details on how you can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.

Today I'm playing with the brand spankin' new Doodle Garden Hunny Bunny stamp set and Hexagon STAX Die-namics.

MFT Doodle Garden Hunny Bunny

MFT Hexagon STAX Die-namic

 

It was such a gorgeous day today, I took my cards outside to take the pictures. Seems fitting cards about Spring, right?

MFT Doodle Garden Hunny Bunny Card

I'm taking a much needed class about clean and simple design at Online Card Classes. The teachers Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and Julie Ebersole are amazing!

Today, I had an epiphany – an ah-ha moment. To design a clean and simple card (not easy for me), I just need to pretend I'm designing the inside of my card.

Bam!

MFT Hunny Bunny I'm All Ears

So . . . depending on your style preference – ornate or simple – we can say this is the inside of my rather ornate card card above, or a cleaner and simpler version from the same set. Okay, it's really just the inside. But it would work for a clean and simple card, right?
 

Tips & Techniques

My Hunny Bunny is Copic colored, fuzzy cut and paper pieced.

Faux Ribbon - Want your ribbon to match your paper perfectly? (We're all perfectionists, right?) Make faux ribbon by sewing two straight seams on some scrap paper about 1/8" to 1/4" apart. Then, trim the paper just outside the two seams. Create a bow with the Dainty Bow Die-namics.

Faux Ribbon Technique

 

Faux Frame – This new Hexagon STAX Die-namic is perfect for framing your focal point.

Faux Hexagon Frame

It might look like there are three layers of the Hexagon shape above: one with the white/green notepaper pattern, and two from Kraft paper. But, you can also use the Die-namics to frame your focal point with some subtle embossing. It eliminates one layer for a cleaner look.

  • Cut out your largest Hexagon first.
  • Center the next smallest Hexagon Die-namic inside the larger Die-namic. Hold it in place with tape. Washi tape works great for this. Run it through your die-cut machine with the embossing plates.

To make that fabric flag attached to Hexagon above, stamp the sentiment, "i'm all ears" onto Prima Cotton Tape with My Favorite Things Kraft dye ink. Then, run the tape through the die cut machine with the Fishtail Flags Die-namic twice – once for each end.

Here are the Copic markers I used and the rest of the ingredients.

Hunny Bunny Copic Markers



Finished Size: 5-1/2" by 5-1/2". Other ingredients include Prima Cotton Tape, October Afternoon Cakewalk 8 x 8 Paper Pack and Memento Tuxedo Black ink (around Copics). I used this week's sketch from Mojo Monday, MOJO278.

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Sweet Comments

  1. Ha! I love your epiphany on designing a CAS card like its the inside! Totally makes sense to me!! I do love your sweet card though, both the ornate front and clean inside!
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  2. LOL- I thought the second one WAS the inside, til I got to reading ;) You are hilarious Linda- that is an epiphany! I am going to use it ;) Great job on both!! xo
    Jenny Peterson recently posted . . . {Teaser Time} New DoodleGardensMy Profile

  3. Amazing!! Loving your card and all of the AWESOME Details!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)
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  4. Christine Dearinger says:

    I love this little hunny bunny!A fabulous card Linda.

  5. Awesome card Linda, love the combination of all the Die-namcis…gorgeous!!!
    Inge recently posted . . . February MFTeasers, Hunny Bunny and Springtime WishesMy Profile

  6. so so cute, she’s adorable!

  7. Beautiful card and love ur tips

  8. Beautiful card! I love the hexagons. Such a great design! I love the inside too and it would be perfect for a CAS card :)

  9. oh Linda, she is just precious! :)
    Jennifer Scull recently posted . . . Someone Thinks I’m Moxie Fab! :)My Profile

  10. Bam is right, terrific card, so cute!

  11. i love the use of kraft here, makes it all the better.

  12. Great! I love this image! And I LOVE the “I’m all ears” stamped on the tape and then diecut!

  13. Beautiful card. Love all the paper piecing.

  14. Jeanne Johnson says:

    I am taking the same class, and I have trouble with CAS. I am enjoying the class, and learning to see everything in a new light. I LOVE your cards. They are so beautifully put together and are amazing.!

  15. I love this post! The card is so sweet and you’re always so generous in the details :)

  16. This is so super cute!!!
    Holly AKA KopyKat recently posted . . . Far Out Gift CardMy Profile

  17. Rosemary D says:

    super cute card… lovin’ these new doodle garden gals!

  18. OH this is soooo CUTE!! Love it!
    Have a GREAT day and a WONDERFUL weekend!!
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  19. Oh geez, this is awesome. Such a gorgeous card.
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  20. Anonymous says:

    So cute! I love all those die-namics in kraft.

  21. So cute! I love all those die-namics in kraft.
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  22. Beautiful card. Love your use of the different die=namics and the faux ribbon. TFS

  23. Love the hexigon stax! Great card
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  24. Simply gorgeous!!
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  25. What a cute card!

  26. You are such a great addition to the team, your work rocks GF!

  27. Love your card Linda – the hexies are cute! That tip for designing like the inside is clever too ;)
    Rx
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  28. Tricia Barber says:

    Lovely Card – Thanks for sharing your Copic colors!! You did a great coloring job!

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