Saturday, March 5, 2011

OWH Bunny Hop

Hi!  Welcome to Operation Write Home's Bunny Hop!  Hopefully you've come here from April at Scrapping the Magic.  If not, and you'd like to start from the beginning, check out Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps Blog

I'm so excited to be participating in this hop, and I hope you'll enjoy my little springy project. Make sure you scroll all the way down for your chance to win some springy blog candy!   Here's my card:




I had so much fun making this card, which can double as an Easter decoration.  When folded up, this card measures 5.5" square, so it will fit in a 6" square envelope.  I used several Cricut carts in this project: bunny and butterfly--Create a Critter, tree--Simply Charmed, basket and eggs--Doodlecharms, bushes and grass--Everyday Paper Dolls.  I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the tree, eggs, and basket, and I added lots of chalk, ink, and doodling to make everything pop!  I used shapes from Birthday Bash to create the card base (I got the idea from Lettering Delights' Sweet Nothings SVG set--but the card there is rectangular, and I wanted a square card).    Here's how I made the base, in case you're interested:

I created a file on my Gypsy using the Birthday Bash circle and square shape.  I had to design it on a 12 x 24" mat because the Gypsy kept moving my shapes over on the 12 x 12" mat so it wouldn't cut out correctly.  Strange and frustrating problem, but switching to the larger mat fixed it.  :o) 

Next, I folded the two square shapes in half and the rectangular shape 2.75" from each end.

I glued the pieces together to form the basic card base, making sure I lined up the circles just right.

Next, I made another Gypsy file for the patterned paper I wanted to line the card with.  I made it so there would be a white border around each paper piece.

I cut the square piece in half.

Then I glued all of the pieces in place.

And finally my base was all ready to be filled with springy goodness!  I'd love to share this file with you.  If you'd like both files...the card base and the paper linings, just let me know in your comment and make sure to include your e-mail address.  You can feel free to use it for your own projects, just please link back to me if you post the card you make in your blog.  :o)

Okay...now how about some Bunny Hop Candy???  I'm giving away a Bloom Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and three Bazzill border strips in bright, springy colors.  If you'd like a chance to win these goodies, here's what you need to do:

1.  Become a follower and leave a comment letting me know. Or, let me know you're already a follower.  You must be a  follower to win.  Please don't forget to include your e-mail address.
2.  For an extra entry, post this giveaway on your blog and leave another comment with a link back to the post.  Also, don't forget your e-mail address.
3.  For another extra entry, LIKE my Facebook page and leave another comment telling me you did so.  Don't forget to leave your e-mail address in your comment.

That's it.  Please...only US mailing addresses.  I'll randomly choose a winner on Wednesday, March 9.  Oh, and don't forget to mention in your comment if you'd like me to send you the Gypsy files.  

Okay...on with the hop.  Your next Bunny Hop stop is Cindy at Cindy's Card Co.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Remember that the deadline for sending in OWH cards for Easter is March 18, and the Mother's Day deadline is March 31.  Enjoy the rest of the hop, and have a very HOPPY weekend! 

120 comments:

  1. I love this card and I think it will be my card for my grandson, wonbderful job.

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  2. what a cute card! thanks for sharing it with us on the blog hop

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  3. wow I loved the card at first glance, then I saw the photo of it opened and I was floored! GREAT job. I'm now a follower. :)
    email is shirlsfree at gmail dot com

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  4. Oh my goodness.....this is so stinkin' cute!!!! I love the spring scene inside the card and that lil' bunny is adorable!!! Thanks for the tutorial.....I will do my best to try it out, LOL!!!

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  5. Wow, what an amazing card. Thanks for showing all the detail shots!

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  6. Great card! It's sooooo cute!

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  7. Hi Lisa! What a fun card, I love the bunny and thank you so much for the tutorial I can't wait to try one!

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  8. I am following you and your adorable cards. Thank you for being part of the blog hop!

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  9. Wow. That is so awesome! Big Like on Facebook!

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  10. Very cute card. I love the colors. I'm a new follower!

    dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

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  11. Gorgeous card! Great tutorial. Love your blog and thanks for being part of the Bunny Hop.

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  12. OMG! That is a fantastic card! And I was looking for something to do tonight, I know I have found it now! Thanks sooo much!!

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  14. What a cute project! Thx for your support of OWH. Hugs and Blessings, Loni

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  15. I'm following and I liked your FB!

    esivils@Live.com

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  16. Love this card!! I became a follower so I will be back to check out your other work! I am going to attempt to make this myself.. hope it works!!

    jenny4rob at aol dot com

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  17. Holy Canoli! That is one fabulous card!! TFS!!!!
    Mindy O.

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  18. I am following :) and liked ya on fb



    mindy trl at yahoo dot com

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  19. I am LOVING your card! That is too cute! Thanks for the great instructions, too.

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  20. Adorable!!! Great tutorial!

    I do so enjoy the OWH events as I get to meet so many lovely and talented people along the way. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us today! My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and this event always holds such a special place in my heart.

    And I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so VERY nice to meet you! HUGS!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  21. Adorable card! I love finding other Cricut Crafters!!! :) i'm your newest follower.
    ~Yvonne
    OneCreativeMomma at yahoo dot com

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  22. Oh that is the cutest ever! Love it!

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  23. What an adorable card!!!! Thanks for the tutorial too!!!!

    Linda

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  24. That is a super card!

    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  25. Love that card and technique! I would love a copy of the file:

    rleckie911 AT gmail DOT com

    I also clicked to follow - thank you for an opportunity to win.

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  26. Wow, wow, wow! What an amazing card. Thanks for the template. I hope you'll play with us at Catered Crop challenge, your work is amazing.

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  27. Lisa, this is FANTASTIC!! I would love, love, love to have a copy of your file!! May I also use it for one of my card classes (credit to you, of course)? My friends would LOVE to make this as well!!

    I was already a follower, but if I could follow again, I totally would!! I might have to sign up for Facebook, just so I can!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. Fantastic card! I will try to make one with my Cricut although I don't have the Gypsy though. Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial.

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  29. Thanks for the inspiration! Love the bunny.

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  30. Beautiful card, and thanks for the instructions! I signed up to follow your beautiful blog. Have a great weekend! My e-mail address is henryfamily at vabb dot com.

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  31. I also LIKED you on Facebook. LOVE that social networking! See you on FB! henryfamily at vabb dot com!

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  33. I really like your card, I have those cartridges and the gypsy so I am going to give it a try. The Gypsy is frustrating for me but I will try. I am a follower and I liked your page on facebook. Look forward to coming back and looking at your other projects. Thanks.
    cstephenson@q.com

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  34. OM Gosh this is adorable Lisa!! Thank you for the tutorial, I'll have to give it a try! I'm already a follower and thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  35. Your card is very impressive. I love the use of Cricut. Great colorful details. Looking forward to following your inspirational blog as well as your FB page.

    mtpinay at juno dot com

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  36. oh, what fun card... thank you for your service!!!

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  37. Wow! Your card shouts "springtime" and really shows off your skill and talent! Great job. Have fun on the Hop!

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  38. This is a wonderful tutorial! Thanks for the tip! I became a follower and can't wait to see what else you create!

    I also am now a Facebook fan too!

    ericajw612 at gmail dot com

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  39. Wonderful card, I just love bunnies, thanks for the tutorial. Linda Dale www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com

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  40. Adorable card!!! I'd love to have the file for the card template - and am now a follower.

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  41. I've liked your facebook page as well.

    You can contact me through my blog. :)

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  42. I am a follower and I love your card and tutorial...thanks for sharing.

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  43. I liked you on facebook and will be posting about you on my blog!

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  44. this is an amazing tutorial! i hope i get enough courage to try it!!

    thank you for sharing... your card is adorable!!

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  45. What a fun card. I love how it can double as a decoration. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I'd love the file.
    I'm a follower.
    rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

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  46. Super cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  47. I am a FB fan.
    rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

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  48. Love your card...adorable! And I'm now a new follower. =)

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  49. I became a follower! Great idea. Email - jennifer@thestampaddict.com I would love the information on the cards! Thanks!

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  50. WOW, that was quite some card!

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  51. Great card! I may adapt this to fit into a standard A2 and send them with my OWH cards in the future. Thanks for hopping with us today.

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  52. Amazing card! the white borders add a really nice touch. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

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  53. Am now following! What a great idea for a card! Very creative!
    Brittany
    http://yesterdaysechoscrapbooks.blogspot.com/

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  54. This card is absolutely adorable!!!

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  55. The bunny is so cute and I like the way the card folds! Great idea!
    comopark@roadrunner.com
    http://comopark1886.blogspot.com

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  56. Adorable card--thanks for showing how you made it. I have a cricut and SCAL but not a gypsy so I guess I am out of luck. I became a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  57. How incredibly cute is this?

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  58. This is such a lovely fun card! Thanks for sharing how you made it - very clever!

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  59. This is SO cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  60. Thank you for the tutorial, I am definitely gonna be making a few of these. I am now a follower

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  61. Am a follower now and liked fb page as well. I love your adorable cards. TFS!!

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  62. Great card! pat

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  63. lovely card and great tutorial - tfs!
    Doris, stop #45

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  64. Adorable card! I do not have a cricut or a gypsy. But I appreciate the work involved.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win something.
    I am a follower.
    Susan

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  65. I absolutely LOVE this card! I don't have a Cricut or Cuttlebug but I think I could do something with the cute layout. Thanks for sharing and I am now a follower!

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  66. I also posted on my blog http://www.descreations.blogspot.com and liked your page on FB! You should be able to connect with me through FB or my blog. I really would like to win this prize! Please send me your Gypsy files! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. I just wanted to say that your card is absolutely DARLING! I especially love how the bunny peeks through the window.

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  69. What an incredible card!!! it's gorgeous!

    I'm a follower now. Thanks for a chance to win your yummy blog candy.

    webe34him (at) bellsouth (dot) net

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  70. I liked your FB page. :)

    webe34him (at) bellsouth (dot) net

    Thanks for another chance to win.

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  71. Super cute! Great papers! Already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet

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  72. I became a follower before reading your blog candy! You have such wonderful cards, I followed so I can come back and check them all out.

    circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

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  73. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your talent!

    circlebenterprises.blogspot.com


    I liked you on face book too! Can't wait to see more of your great talent!

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  74. That card is going to become someone's treasure! Just beautiful!

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  75. Cute card! Thank you for sharing the carts used.

    I became a follower. kelley at sevenmilenursery dot com

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  77. Hey! That is an adorable card!

    amidkmpr at msn dot com

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  78. Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
    Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You!
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  79. I love your cards and would love to have the files to make the card. TFS!
    Rachelle
    joyfulhrt@gmail.com

    rachelle-rachellesplace.blogspot.com

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  80. Wow this is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm now a follower. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Blessings Bernie
    bernietom47 at yahoo dot com

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  81. cute card - thanx for the inspiration and tutorial!

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  82. What a neat fun fold card--thanks for all the photos so we can try making one too!

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  83. Love your card! TFS Great blog hop!

    janejohnson13@wildblue.net

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  84. Wonderful card. Thanks for the tutorial. I will be giving this a try. I am a new follower.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  85. I am liking and following and I am really loving your cool card - I love cards with neat folds. Your tutorial is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  86. This is such a great card- I am going to try to adapt it for an ATC too- how fun! Thanks for the tutorial. I am loving your blog- will look forward to seeing more of your creations!

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  88. WOW! that is awesome. . . i would definitely use it as a decoration - TFS

    I became a follower of your blog and on FB - hockeyfan1344 at yahoo dot com

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  89. GORGEOUS card! What a terrific layout with that double gatefold circle opening design. I bookmarked this post so I can try it (once I get more familiar with my brand-new Cricut LOL). TFS!

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  90. Love the card! Very different and refreshing!

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  91. GoRGEOUS card, and thanks for the tutorial! I'm a follower!

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  92. You're on my sidebar!
    http://stampingwithgrandmalee.blogspot.com/

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  93. You're LIKED!
    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  94. Very cute card. I follow and I love that you show me how to do this!

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  95. Super cute card! Thanks so much for the tutorial!! Love the cuts and colors!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  96. Love the card! If you get a chance I would like the file to try the card myself.
    bulldogdoc@yahoo.com

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  97. such a cute card. what a great idea on the layout.

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  98. liked you on facebook too. that leprechaun card it too cute!!

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  99. That is absolutely darling!! Thanks for sharing how you made it! (btw, I'm a new follower)

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  100. I forgot to ask for the files, which I would love to have. I've liked your FB page, so I'll just ask here in this second comment.

    It's really late...my brain just doesn't function at this hour.
    fibrejunky at gmail dot com

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  101. I am a Cricut lover so I really enjoy seeing cards or projects using it. Thanks for sharing the details.
    Mindy

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  102. Cute card, I became a follower. Great blog hop.
    Thanks for sharing
    karen k3 at ameritech dot net

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  103. I liked you on facebook, could I please have a copy of your gypsy file for the card. Great blog hop.
    Thanks for sharing
    karen k3 at ameritech dot net

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  104. Very cute card idea! I am going to have to make one like it. Thanks for the inspiration.
    jrredrose21 at yahoo dot com
    http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

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  105. Love it!!! I will be making some of these cards for my boys! Thanks for sharing!

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  106. wow I love this card I would love the cut file! My niece will love it.

    Thank you,
    Tammy
    tccherrychics@yahoo.com

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  107. Just found you over at Facebook and I am a new follower to your blog! Love your projects! I would love to have this Gypsy file if you are still sharing it. my e-mail is siegel_jeanne@msn.com

    Thanks!

    www.thecricutcorner.com

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