Operation Bunny Hop

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Welcome to the Operation Write Home Bunny Hop Blog Hop!

I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful card designs being  shared today.  If you have arrived here before visiting the blogs prior to me on the hop don’t worry….just click here to start at the beginning.

I hold a very warm place in my heart for Operation Write Home.  I just love the how many dedicated and talented card makers join together to bring a smile to all our heroes! About this time of year in Michigan we are all praying for a nice warm sunny day to melt the final leftovers of our winter.  Until our snow completely melts I fill my days with cheery floral designed cards.  This design is one of my favorites.  This card was originally designed by Erin Lincoln.   I just loved her design when I saw it!  Using the color combination of white, black and pink is a perfect choice for my taste…..soft yet elegant.

These are the steps I used to make the main image panel for this card.  It isn’t as complicated as you first may think.  I hope you try this on a card you design!

Step 1.  Sponge the edge of a 4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock using Pretty In Pink classic ink from Stampin’ Up!

Step 2.  Stamp multiple flower images across the card stock.  On this card I selected the lily image from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and Going Gray classic ink.

Step 3.  Stamp a section from the En Francais stamp using Crumb Cake classic ink.

Step 4.  Add a bold leaf and stem image using green ink.  For this example I used the retired Classic ink Handsome Hunter.

Step 5.  Select four pink buttons in a variety of shapes and sizes.  I chose Stampin’ Up! designer buttons from the Subtles  Collection.  I added a large clear rhinestone jewel for a flower center embellishment on one of the small buttons.  I just have to have a touch of bling somewhere!

Step 6. Secure the buttons onto the panel by stitching them on with needle and thread.  You may also prefer to use glue dots but I suggest you make them heavy-duty or use 2-3 mini dots per button.

This simple image panel can be used on any area of a card.  Try using it in your scrapbook pages as well.  This technique would make gorgeous background papers!  Just change-up your colors and images and you have an endless supply of paper designs.

Operation Write Home Card Deadlines:

Easter – March 18, 2011

Mother’s Day-March 31, 2011

For future deadlines please visit here.



Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog.  I hope you leave me some comments.  I always like to hear what you think of my ideas.  Please subscribe to my blog for future ideas.  When time allows please stop back for additional visits to check out some of my videos and past project ideas.

To continue on with more hopping click on Meighen’s blog!  She has an awesome card waiting for you there.

51 thoughts on “Operation Bunny Hop

  1. This card is beautiful, and I love the technique! Thank you for the excellent explanation of how you did it!! (I hope this comment doesn’t appear twice! Had some technical problems!)

  2. great card and yes – great colors. Love that you sewed the buttons right to the paper – that is so much better than just faux trying the string on… thanks for the tip

  3. Appreciate the inspiration you have given me today! I have a special birthday card that needs to be made and you have helped me to get inspired!

  4. Stunning card! I love the tutorial…well explained so even I could make it! Love the color combo, too! I peeked at your blog and I definately must stop back! You do such awesome work! Great tutorials and those dogs are adorable! Love the leopard print tutorial….I will definately put this one to good use! Thanks for supporting OWH!

  5. Your card is lovely! I really like the idea of the rhinestone in the center of the button. It’s a unique way to cover up those holes when you don’t want to add stitching.

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