Friday, April 16, 2010

Bunny & Bear Little Boxes

I know, it's no longer Easter.........Bunnies aren't just for Easter. This little house inside message: "to You From Me" (a favorite retired stamp set). A punched hole at the top provided light inside the box. Finished project size: 1-5/6" x 1-5/8" x 1-5/8".

Here's the top of the box with the 1" punched hole:

Lid removed reveals message inside:

Here's the bunny: Ears and paws are using Stampin Write Pretty in Pink pen and cheeks are sponged using daubers with Pretty in Pink ink.

This photo shows the back of the box with a bow.

correction: Auck!!!! I just noticed my tree trunks are upside down!!!! OMG - well, you get the idea.
The Bear in the woods.
The tree tops: Boho Blossoms punch tree tops: sponge with Old Olive ink using daubers. Randomly attach punched tree tops to lid using mini glue dots.
The trunks are made using the texture Sizzix plate. Sponge the plate with Creamy Caramel ink, the run cut paper through to achieve this look. Cut the trunks 3/4" wide x 1-1/2", score in half and hand cut the curve for the tree trunk. Attach using sticky tape and position on each corner of the box.

A larger hole was punched in the lid: 1-1/4" Circle to allow light into the box

The bear is holding one of the hearts from the Heart to Heart Punch. There is a larger Heart placed in the back with a dimensional.

Back of the box showed the message "to You from Me" stamped in Creamy Caramel ink:

Here shows the die cut pieces to make the bunny:

The die cut pieces for the bear:

Assembled Bunnies and bears:

To make the box:
(1) 5" x 5", score 1-5/8" each side. Cut away 2 of the sections as shown, punch hole, apply sticky tape, then assemble box

Here's the lid: (1) 2-7/16" x 2-7/16" (which is 2-3/8"+1/16")....sorry but the lid just needs to be slightly larger than the box bottom. Score 3/8" on all 4 edges.

Stamp image - be careful to stamp image in the correct direction if the image has a specific direction (like these clouds). Use Bashful blue to stamp the message (which was placed inside the box after using the scallop square punch.

For the bear box, a background stamp used Versamark ink and the message used Creamy Caramel ink.

Use a 1" circle punch for the Bunny box.

Attach punched fence around the box.

Secure Pink ribbon to lid with snail adhesive then attach around the lid with the bow in the back. I added a Pixie Pink Punched heart to the front of the lid popped with a dimensional.

  • Stamps: Best Yet (retired), Good Neighbors (SAB-retired)
  • CS: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Real Red, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Pixie Pink
  • Ink: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Versamark, Pretty in Pink
  • Accys: Bunny & Bear die (non SU), 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Fence Punch (non SU), Sizzix Big Shot Texture Plate #4, Stampin Write Pretty in Pink and Black Pens, Pink taffeta Ribbon Sponging Daubers, Sticky Tape, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today...................hugs!!!!


Whimcees said...

Another winner! The bunnies and bears are wonderful Patti! I love them - please let me know where I can get the dies! :<) This is such a fun idea!

Wishing you a great weekend!


Barbara Diane

Cindy said...

These absolutely darling!!!! But where did you get that bunny and bear die??? I have never seen those before! Gotta have'm!! Thanks.

Cindy said...

These absolutely darling!!!! But where did you get that bunny and bear die??? I have never seen those before! Gotta have'm!! Thanks.

eunice said...

omg, patti...this is absolutely adorable! bunny and bear dies are the cutest thing ever...are they sizzix?

Creations by Patti said...

Cindy: why don't you contact me via e-mail (

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Helen said...

OMG, Patti! You never ease to amaze me. Absolutely adorable.

Liam said...

Hi Patti,

These dies are just devine. Love what you have done. They are so adorable in those boxes. Thanks for sharing another fantastic tutorial.


Doramiyi said...

Wow, absolutely amazing. Please share where I can find the die cuts for the rabbit. I absolutely LOVE it. Pretty pleas...

doramiyi at gmail dot com