Friday, March 6, 2015
Bunny Balloon Ride
I hope your enjoying this lovely day and that your craftin' your hearts out!
I know as soon as I finish here I will be starting on a new idea I have with the newest kit from SVG Cuts called Feeling Lucky SVG Kit.
Ever wondered how the Easter bunny hides his eggs and gets away before you ever see him? Well here is perhaps one way with my Bunny Balloon Ride! I hope you enjoy it.
I made the hot air balloon from High Skies SVG Kit at the size it imports and used the bunny ears from Bunny Hop SVG Kit sized at W 4.604 x 2.872 H. Inside of ear or pink.svg is sized at W 5.231 x 2.386 H. You will not need the feet so you can just delete them. Assemble the two halves of the balloon and glue the assembled ear to the second flap down from the top. Glue the other ear on the same flap on the opposite side. Make sure you flip your ear so you don't have one ear on backwards. Glue the two halves together as you would normally. Add your accent pieces to the balloon. I drew dash lines on mine after they were on the balloon but it might be easier to do that before you adhere them to the balloon. I added small black enamel dots to the front and drew on a mouth and eyelashes. I glued the nose into place and used Ranger white accents to add white dots to the eyes and big teeth for the front. Allow the white accents to dry all the way before you move on as it does dent if you don't. I cut the bow tie as an afterthought at W 3.844 x 1.607 H. Glue that to the front of the balloon at the bottom. I added small eyelets and threaded Twinery Twine for the ropes on the balloon to the basket.
The basket is made using the basket from . Bring all the pieces of the basket onto your mat and size at W. 9.950 x 7.950. Assemble the basket as Mary instructs in the video being careful not to tear your rods. At this size the rods will be thin. I added small eyelets to the sides using a 3/16 punch to make the holes. The Crop-a-dile would not fit to punch the holes. It does work fine for attaching the eyelets however. Cut and assemble the other set of ears at W 3.322 x 1.717 H. The inside of the ears are cut at w.085 x H 0.984. Glue the small ears to the inside of the basket. I added tiny enamel dots and then drew on eyelashes. This is to give the illusion that the bunny is hiding a bit. I hot glued a 1/2 inch white pom pom to the back of the basket.
To make the pennants I used Festive Easter Pennants SVG Kit and sized the pennants at W.1.894 x 1.808 H. Because I wanted to use twine for the pennants and it was a bit thick I clipped the circles on each end with scissors. Put the clipped circles around your twine and then add a bit of either scotch quick dry adhesive or hot glue to hold it into place. I added stitch lines to the pennants and wrote Hoppy Easter Y'all with a black saukura pen.
That is all there is to this little cutie, add some Easter grass to the basket and some jelly beans and your all set. There is so much you could do to change this like add ribbons hanging down or change the pennants to eggs, make the balloon a chick. Whatever you do I know it will be cute and loved. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog. Have a wonderful day and Happy Craftin' Y'all! Blessings Sharalyn
SVG Kits Used:
High Skies SVG Kit
Bunny Hop SVG Kit
Hippity Hoppity SVG Kit
Festive Easter Pennants SVG Kit
Bazzill Card Stock: Fussy, Pollen, Smooth White
Echo Park Happy Easter Collection
Recollections Enamel dots
Ranger White Accents
Sakura Black Gel Pen
Stampin up Bermuda Bay Marker
The Twinery: Caribbean Twine
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Detail Hot Glue Gun