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April 5, 2017

Oh Hoppy Day!

I've been wanting to make these for a very long time -- and even bought the Fall Pumpkin Blocks from MyScrapChick last Fall when it came out. I LOVE that the files go together as a dimensional project so easily!  Let's get started.
You'll need:
12 x 12 white cardstock (Fun Stampers Journey)
Fall Pumpkin Blocks (MyScrapChick)
Butterfly and flowers (unknown source)
Heart (eShape store)
Sizzix eclips and eCal software
Tombow Markers
Wood Grain embossing folder
Glue Dots
mini brads
Mod Podge

Open the cutting files for the blocks.  I chose to use all four blocks.  Cut at the import size for the Fall Blocks and resize the flowers and butterflies as desired.  The wings on the butterflies are pretty fragile so be very careful when you take them off the mat.  Cut 2 of each front.  One of each of the front cuts will be embossed.

Using the Wood grain folder and the cut-n-boss, emboss a front for each of the blocks.
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Since all my paper started out as white, now's the time to add some color!  Using the eBrush, TB marker adapter and Tombow markers, color as desired.  I used a light gray for the embossed block fronts to add a little more texture.  It doesn't show well in the photos, but it is there.  Using shades of yellow and orange and dark gray, color the flowers and butterflies.  With a pink marker, color the hearts.
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Using your favorite curling tool,  shape the flower petals and cup slightly.  Use a brad to secure layers.  I colored a small center and placed that onto the brad for a couple of flower centers.  Glue the butterfly top to the bottom cut of the butterfly.  Shape for a little more dimension.  I added a little bit of sparkle to the edges using the clear sparkle pen from Crafters Companion. 

Cut the canvas into a bunny ear shape as shown in the photo below.  Protect the surface of your table with some wax paper and brush the canvas with some ModPodge to stiffen.  Let dry overnight. 

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But the blocks together.  Use the un-embossed front.  Use some scraps of paper and glue to the inside top flap for a little more bulk to support the ears.  Cut a slit or punch a hole in the flap.  Apply the embossed front to the block.  Add some whiskers using some twine.  With some pop up dots, add the heart cut.  Fold the canvas "ears" in half and secure in the flap.
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Depending on the weight of your cardstock, you may need to add a little weight to the base.  I used about 1/3 cup of rice* in a small plastic bag .  Secure the top flap in place with scor-tape.

TIP:  If you wanted to use these as gift bags, you certainly could.  Just use removable glue dots on the top or bottom flap for ease in opening. 

Secure your embellishments using glue, pop-dots and/or glue dots as desired and display!

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Enjoy some time in your happy place this week!  Hoping to see you again next week! 

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