Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial

Spellbinders Spring Open House Shaker Card Stampeira Celebrations by kathy Clement Photo 01

Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Make & Take Tuesday I have this adorable Bunny Open House Shaker Tutorial for you.  I know it’s still winter, but I’m already tired of it.  So I’ve decided it’s time to pull out the spring papers, colors, flowers and ribbons!  The groundhog may have said 6 more weeks of winter, but it’s springtime here in the studio!

Stamperia Celebrations Spellbinders Open House Spring Dies Bunny Shaker Card by kathy Clement Photo 01

These adorable bunnies are decorating for spring with a floral wreath, colorful banner and pretty posies.  It’s hard not to smile at these cute Open House Spring Dies from Spellbinders. They are a seasonal add-on for the Open Door House Base Die, which I do not have. But I did have a chipboard Palladian window in my stash, which worked great!

Springy paper was a must for this creation, so I turned to Stamperia Celebrations paper pad.  The color palette and playful vibe were perfect for this project.  Here are the basics for putting this card together:

  • First, dry brush the chipboard window with ivory chalk paint.  Let some of the chipboard base peek through to create a weathered wood look.
  • Next, spatter the window with pink chalk paint.  Heat dry.
  • Now, back with a piece of clear cardstock and 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to form a shaker window.
  • Then score an 11″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock at 4″, 4 1/4″, 8 1/4″ and 8 1/2″ to form the tri-fold card base with 1/4″ spines.
  • Cut light grey cardstock just a hair below 3 7/8″ x 8 3/8″.
  • Then cut patterned paper just a hair below 3 5/8″ x 8 1/8″.
  • Cut grey cardstock for the short flap panel at 2 3/8″ x 8 3/8″
  • Then cut patterned paper at 2 1/8″ x 8 1/8″.
  • Place your shaker mix on the top half of the card and press the shaker frame over it.
Making the Wreath

Die cut the wreath 3 times: once from heavy cardstock, then twice from patterned paper.  Place small foam between the wreath layers.  Stagger the leaves to hide the foam squares.  This makes a nice, full wreath.  Die cut the bitty flowers from pink patterned paper.  Adhere to the card base and place a Spellbinders Creative Essentials Gem in the center of each one.

Die cut the bunny bodies from heavy cardstock and patterned paper.

TIP:  Create bunny bow ties with the “stem” of the balloon die.  Then place a gem in the middle.

The Posies and the Welcome Mat

Spellbinders Spring Open House Shaker Card Stampeira Celebrations by kathy Clement Photo 01

Now we get to make the posies and the welcome mat. Die cut a nice pile of double and single posy leaves.  The centers of the posy glue over one another.  To make this easier, I used the circle from the top of the balloon die as a base.  First I placed a dot of glue right in the center of the circle.  Then I started adding the petal layers one at a time.  Stagger the petals to create a pretty, full flower.  Then adhere the flower center.

A Peek Inside

Dress up the inside of the card with pretty papers, fussy cuts, and a pocket.

There’s room to add a tea bag and honey stick in the pocket.  And you can write your own greeting on the sentiment panel.

Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re ready to watch me create this Bunny Open House Shaker Card, please enjoy this video tutorial.

Winter seems more bearable when we break out our pretty spring papers, doesn’t it?  I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks you can use in your next crafty adventure!  Thanks for watching!

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6 thoughts on “Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial

  1. Susan Steele

    Adorable bunny shaker card creation Kathy! That shaped window is my favorite! Such a cute spring time looking card …and yes it will be bunny time before we know it! Where has the time gone? But luv the inside and how the card opens up to look like a big card! Thanks. Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a darling card! The shaker window is gorgeous with all of those beautiful colored elements and the trifold design is fantastic! Love the way it opens up into a big card from a slimline. The sweet little bunnies are so adorable and the “tea set” window on the inside is perfect! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Cheryl Wells

    My Goodness Kathy I LOVE this card, and I’m ready for Spring also, here in Texas!!! I have all the Open House dies and think I have to make a card or so following your design. You gave me great inspiration for the dies – Thank you, friend!!!!!

  4. krvk

    Wow!!! This card is amazing. So much thought, work, and detail goes into your projects. So glad for the instructions now if I could only duplicate it…. that is the question. Ha!

  5. Joni E

    Love the bunny card! I enjoy watching your videos as you always add such detail!! Hopefully the spring vibe of the card starts everyones day off to a good start. It does mine!

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