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Good morning, Oddies! Alexis here with a fun little tutorial for you just in time for Easter! All you need is a fun Some Odd Girl cut file (I used the Hip Hop Hooray bunny cut file), at least two of your favorite patterned papers (I just used both sides of one page I felt was very springy) and some baker’s twine. (I suggest the bamboo twine from the Odds & Ends shop, although for this project, I actually used some of the aqua that comes with every Clear Stamp order Kristy ships)
First I setup a card base with the cut file on the right side of the card (So that when it’s folded, the bunny image will be centered) Then I made a slightly inset panel for the front, and another full size for the inside. If you’re using two different sheets of patterned paper, you’ll have to reverse the bunny cut file on the inside panel for it to work right, but since I used both sides of the same page, I just cut the same file twice and one was automatically mirrored.
Then you take the twine and start winding it back and forth on the backside of the card base cut file.
I put down some thin double sided tape first, and then as I progressed, I went over it with clear scotch tape to make sure it would hold. I kept the spacing fairly tight, so that when you see it from the front, it looks pretty cool and almost solid. I used the same colored twine throughout, but you could easily use several colors and make a kind of Ombre or rainbow with it.
Now, as you can see, you leave the back of the inside pretty messy, so that’s where your reversed bunny cut file comes in handy. Just glue him on over your tape and twine edges and it’s not only is the mess hidden, but it makes the inside of the card super cute.
For the outside, I put on my front inset panel with foam dots for depth and stamped it in the corner with a sentiment from Bunny Girl Gwen and added a couple enamel dots and BAM! Easy Easter card.
These would be really easy to setup assembly line style and maybe use some child labor…I mean, let your sweet children/grand children/small folk help tape the twine on the back of the bunny. I could also see this technique used for place cards for Easter dinner or on tags for Easter baskets!
Well, that’s all from me for now, and don’t forget that there is still time to load your project into our Linky Party on the right-hand side of the Some Odd Girl blog!