Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bunny Sleepover Remix

My mother was a business woman. She didn't have time to shop. I was the kid who always brought a dollar in a card to the party, instead of a gift. Yes, a dollar was enough in the 50's. While all the kids were enjoying the birthday girl opening their offerings, all I saw was a stare into the card I brought with the buck..."thank-you" the child obligingly mumbled.

I remember one mom who made the best parties. I have memories of her Beatle Cake with an ice cream cone for a nose (Ringo has a big schnoz), and a Barbie party where everyone got a doll in a cake skirt.

Those were great parties. I never missed a one.

So, when I grew up and became a mother, I was determined to make my girls parties memorable. I say all that to say this: I saved this pattern from one of my girls' parties...a sleepover. My girls are moms now. I just couldn't part with this pattern. Now I know why!

To begin, I downloaded my purchase from Digital Delights. I got an image of Barnaby Bunny and Barnaby as a Topper. I flipped one of each of the designs, and used the whole flipped bunny on the front of the card. These are the cutest bunnies...perfect for this project!

I flipped one of the bunny toppers inside, so that when the card folds closed, all the bunnies line up.

These bunnies inside are all on one sheet of cs. It might have been easier to attach each one, but it's all done and now I have the pattern saved for next time.

I used Prismacolor markers and pencils on the bunnies. The ruffle is a stamp from Crafty Secrets' Kitchen Kids. I sponged (of course!) with Tim Holtz' Distress ink in Frayed Burlap.

I created the blanket to look like vintage baby fabric. In the old days the designs didn't always line up correctly when they printed them on the fabric, so I left a white shadow around the images I stamped. These are from the Crafty Secrets set again, and old CTMH alphabet stamps I have.

The flowers are made with Tattered Florals Die by Tim Holtz. I have a Vagabond, and love using cranking...very fast. I sanded the edges and folds on the flowers also.

I made my own sentiments on my computer. The buttons are by Studio G. The white twine is "vintage" CTMH, as is the background paper on the cover.

In the center of each flower is a black gem from Michaels.

Now I just have to make a few more and plan a slumber party!

I am entering this card in several challenges...

Card Crafters Circle - construction
Crafty Bloggers Network - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - make own flowers
Cupcake Craft Challenges - 1 button, bright colors
Card Cupids - Use ribbon, twine or washi tape
Creatalicious Challenges - anything goes
Mema's Crafts - anything goes
Oozak - Bright colors

Thanks for stopping come again!



  1. Bev, this is adorable, and pretty clever too. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

  2. Oh my goodness, this is so cute and so clever! What a fun invitation for a fun sleepover!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Card Cupids!
    ~Sharla-DT member :)

  3. Fantastic creation, such a super cute idea!!!

    Thanx for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge :D

    Ger x
    CBN DT

  4. Sweet card :) Thanks for joining in with us at Cupcake Crafts this week - Jane x

  5. Wonderful bright card,thanks for joining us at Cupcake craft this week and good luck.
    Louise xx

  6. So Sweet and beautifully done! Makes me Smile! Thanks for joining us at Card Cupids. Hope to see you again!

  7. Such a clever invite, it looks amazing you've put so much detail into it and I really like your shabby chic flowers.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  8. A memorable invitation - so bright and cheerful! Thank you for joining our challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers.


  9. All these bunnies are so sweet.
    I so enjoyed reading your story, all nostalgic.
    Thanks for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad. Hope you'll join us again!

  10. This is such a cute card. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. I hope you come back often to take part in my challenges.

  11. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx


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