Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card

Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card Memory Place Peter's World by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Bunny Week: Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card

Hello, Friends!  I’m getting this Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card out a bit late this morning.  I decided at the last minute to make this Bunny Week on the blog.  On Sunday, I shared a Country Bunny card, and I have 2 other bunny cards in the queue.  It’s spring, after all, and   time to break out the bunnies!

This simple 5 1/2″ square card is all about the embellishments and trims.

  • First, stitch a 5×5 panel of Memory Place Peter’s World paper to a slightly larger grey mat.
  • Next, mat this on a slightly larger cream mat.
  • Now, wrap the base of the card with velvet trim and a layer of pink micro gingham ribbon.
  • Adhere button in the center of a mini doily and attach on the left.
  • Then add some Prima crystals on the right.
  • Create a flower cluster with Little Birdie Marina Amor Mio roses.
  • Tie a triple loop pink micro gingham bow and tuck under the flower cluster.
  • Attach a tag in the right hand corner of the card.  Then add a teapot charm and a bitty teaspoon charm to bring the tag to life.  Top with a flower.

TIP: Use a 1/2″ circle punch on the little buttons from the 6×6 paper pack.  Top the buttons with a layer of Glossy Accents.  Then sprinkle them very lightly with Crystal Clear Glitter.  Set aside to dry.  Then back with foam dimensionals and adhere above the flower cluster.

A Peek Inside

Here are a couple of easy tips that will add interest to the interior of your card.  Since I am working with scraps, I have to get creative in the way I cover a card.

  • First, make a “short” paper panel work for you by turning it into a pocket.  The height of these two scraps was fine…but the width was short!  So I adhered the narrow scrap to the card base first.
  • Next, use an oval die to cut a decorative opening in the top layer.  Position the die so that the pretty floral border is not eliminated.  Save the cut out piece for later use.  (You’ll see what I did with this tomorrow!)
  • Now adhere the top, bottom and side of the top layer to the card base, forming a pocket. Then tuck a tea bag and tag into the opening.
  • Create a little pocket decoration by adhere the sides and bottom of a ticket.  Then tuck an even smaller ticket inside the pocket.

These simple tricks help to stretch out a well-loved and much-used paper collection.  You can get quite a few more cards made, and liberate papers that are languishing away in the Closet of Shame.

Were these ideas and tips helpful?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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11 thoughts on “Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card

  1. Isabel Gonzalez

    Hi Kathy! I love Peter Rabbit and all the soft colors you used on this card!!! It makes me smile to look at it. Please pray for me, I fell and broke both my wrists. I’m having surgery this Friday on the worst one. They need to put in a plate with screws and the other wrist is just in a brace because it wasn’t too bad. Take care my sweet friend. God bless you!!!

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  2. Claire Gagne

    This one is absolutely adorable. I love the little bunnies. The little tag on the front and the different ribbons. Did you crochet around the button? Be safe & TYFS

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  3. Martie Rollin

    This bunny card is bringing a smile on this lovely Spring day! Each and every element builds to a beautifully designed card. LOVE the upper right tag cluster! The large carrot image is perfect!! Thanks for all the direct links to products. Just to let you know…the A4 is sold out, but I have ordered the Ephemera from Button Farm (both sizes of paper, too). This brand, Memory Place, is new to me. Really nice collection. So cute!!

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  4. Helen Budz

    Like this card, Kathy, along with the bunny week idea. Your embellishing is so eye catching. The buttons that were cut and glazed add a special touch. Looking forward to seeing more bunnies…tfs-stay well. Hugs!

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  5. MaryH

    This card is a sweet reminder of days past. One of my favorite books as well as Brittish children’s book, “Rupert” that my grandparents sent me one Christmas. The card is so adorable with those Peter buttons and the pinks just pop the illustration. Charming teapot and spoon.

    Your trivia question of the day: What type of tea did Peter’s mother (Mrs. Josephine Rabbit) give Peter? Answer: Chamomile tea. Have a great day!

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  6. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, I am loving bunny week! This card is so precious and that paper collection is devine! Girl, you are putting paper buying temptation in my life! LOL I must have this collection. The bunny images are so sweet and the background papers are fabulous. That button in the lower left corner is fantastic and the teapot and spoon are such a perfect touch. Thank you for sharing tis darling card! Hugs!

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  7. Cheryl Wells

    Wonderful “Bunny” card, Kathy!! I love all your tips and tricks for making a card explode with joy to see the whole card, inside and out!! Beautiful work, yet again!!

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  8. Sandy Artman

    Oh, my goodness, is this the sweetest bunny paper or what! I learn something from every one of your posts, Kathy. I loved your handling of the pocket page by maximizing the use of your pieces-smaller first so the whole page is covered. Seems a small detail, but, I always try to center the half-circle opening. Details, such as your positioning, invites me to question those conventions.Thank you, “Teach Her”!

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  9. Susan Steele

    Awwww! Super cute card and luv all those adorable bunnies!!! Luv all your extra details too! Can’t wait to see the rest of the bunnies this week! Thanks for sharing …hugs, Suzy Q

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