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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Easter Parade

Hey Y'all,
It is beautiful here today and very much spring! Our first tortoise got up today, one of our "little" ones. I am very much into spring and the colors of spring because of all this beautiful weather. I apologize to my friends who are still only seeing a lot of "white stuff". With Easter coming soon I am in full swing of playing with Easter ideas. While working on another recent project this idea came to mind so without further ado I bring to you Easter Parade!

 We are going to start with the bunny first as all your changing is sizes  with this one. Start with the snowman from Christmas Open House SVG Kit. Cut the snowman  body.svg at W 8.986 x 7.872 H. Cut the panels bottom.svg at W 4.895 x 4.946 H. Cut the panels_top.svg at W 4.198 x 3.260 H. Cut the hat at W 6.148 x 4.672 H. Assemble the body of the "bunny" and add your panels.

These are the measurements of the ears feet and paws of the bunny. They are from Bunny Hop SVG Kit. You will want to assemble the ears and get them ready to glue onto the side of the hat before you glue the brim into place.  Cut the pink.svg (inside ears,feet and nose) at W 2.324 x 3.133 H. The ears are cut at W 3.180 x 1.985 H. The feet are cut at W 2.130 x 1.911 H. The front paws are cut at w 2.174 x 1.988. These are refered  to in the file as bunny1.svg. You will have to separate the ears paws and feet from the bunny1.svg  to cut them separately.

Glue the side of the hat together and then decide where you want your ears to pop up. I put mine at opposite ends about 4 panels apart. Slide the brim over the ends of the hat and glue them into place, when you reach the part with the ears you will have to hold it a bit longer. Then Glue the top of the hat on. Add the ribbon to your hat first then add your other embellishments.  I added flowers from my "extras" box but any of the small flowers from Mary's files will work.  Search your printed PDF's for a good flower you want to use. The butterfly is from Garden Nouveau SVG Kit and is butterfly_top.svg. I do not have the exact size for this as it was in the box of extras I keep as well. A rough estimate of the size is about 1 inch. I cut several of these at a time as they are tough to cut that small. Slow the speed down that helps quite a bit. I wanted to really make this a very embellished hat so I added the center pieces for wedding flowers and feathers as well.  Glue your paws on and your ready to fill your bunny with a yummy treat.

For the Chick you will be using the same measurements for the body and panels but you will be taking the chick's pop out wings idea from the one piece chick box Mary made in Egg Hunt SVG Kit. I use a Silhouette Cameo so I will be explaining how to do this using this format but if your familiar with your program you should be able to do it in your program as well.  Ungroup the body.svg and  release compound path, select the two lines for the wings and group them. Make a duplicate and flip it to mirror the other lines.  Copy and paste them onto one body panel each for your chick. (hint) the small lines for the wings are the front part of the wing. Group them to your panels and cut your panels as you would. Glue them into place and cut the beak at the size it imports. I glued mine a bit crooked just for character. The hat was made a bit taller to look more like a top hat. ungroup and release compound path on the hat center. Then uncheck the lock aspect ratio and make it a bit taller mine is W 6.148 x 1.762 H. I had to duplicate the last row of score lines for the sides of the hat and move the bottom ones down. Line them up and then group them all together before you cut your hat. Assemble normally.

I added a ribbon around the hat and used one of those nifty little buckles I got from the Close to My Heart stuff I was blessed with. I hot glued the ribbon in place and added a bit of fluff from one of the feathers I cut for the bunny. I went on YouTube and learned how to tie an ascot for the front. I used ribbon from my stash for that and added a pearl  for the front. I used my Stampin Up itty bitty flower punch to make the flower for his "lapel" and snipped the sides a bit to allow the flower to bend in more. The feet are from Autumn Cuddly Friends SVG Collection . They are sized at W1.263 x 1.032 H. I curved them a bit so they looked more natural.

I hope you like my Easter Parade and I hope you will make some for someone this Easter. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog. It is such a pleasure to be able to create and have you all enjoy what I have created. Have a super day and Happy Craftin' Y'all! Blessings, Sharalyn

 SVG Kits and Collections Used:
Christmas Open House SVG Kit
Bunny Hop SVG Kit
 Garden Nouveau SVG Kit
 Egg Hunt SVG Kit
Autumn Cuddly Friends SVG Collection

Supplies Used:
Echo Park Card Stock : Happy Easter Collection
Doodlebug Card Stock: Happy -go Lucky Collection
Doodlebug Card Stock: Kraft in Color 6x6 pad
American Craft Card Stock: Butter, Lavender, Bubblegum, Vanilla
Bazzill Card Stock: Smooth White, Truffle, Tropical
Ranger White Accent (bunny teeth)
Recollections Pearls
Recollections Enamel Dots
Pebbles Pearlescent Chalk
Ribbon from Stash
 Close to My Heart Tiny Buckle
Sakura Black Pen
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Hot Glue
Detail Hot Glue Gun
Silhouette Cameo


  1. Oh Sharalyn, leave it to you to bring us more adorable projects. I'm slowing down a bit -just getting out of the hospital but can't wait to make these super cute Spring pair. Thanks for brightening our days. Muffy

    1. Please give your body time to heal! You make me laugh thank you so much for that. I am so happy you like them and are looking forward to making them. I do hope it brightens your day. Sharalyn

  2. Squeal!! Woman this is beyond cute!!!!

    1. Oh my I love that you like it! and the Squeal made me laugh too. :)