Monday, March 1, 2010

Funny Bunny Gift Bag

I saw some adorable Easter gift bags on my last trip to Wal-Mart, but as they always are, they were a little pricy.   I took a long look at them, remembered some pretty pastel gift bags I already had, and I decided I could make them.  After all, the price isn't the only thing that matters - people love something that you have taken the time to make for them, right?

I had a lot of fun making these "funny bunnies."  It took me back to elementary school days with construction paper, glue and crayons.  Only the tools are a little more sophisticated now.  Back then, adding glitter to something meant Elmer's glue and loose glitter and paper cones for dumping the glitter back in the jar.  I've been a messy crafter all my life, really diving in, not afraid to get my hands dirty, so I inevitably ended up with glittter and glue in my hair and on my clothes.  Whoever invented Cricut, Xyron, Stickles and similar products have made me a happy girl, indeed!  With a whole craft room full of supplies at my disposal now, I still find the simpler projects to often be the most satisfying - and adorable!  And so, I give you Bonnie and Benjamin - my funny bunnies.

This project is simple enough that it didn't need a tutorial, but I thought some of you might enjoy watching the process with some of the techniques from my stamping experience. Besides, I got a shiny new camera Saturday and was dying to take it for a test spin!  I'm still working on camera placement and lighting, but this video is decidedly better than the last - and you can watch it in HD!

I hope you enjoy these little critters.  I can see them used in SO many ways, so use your imagination and send me your pictures!  And as always, a comment is very much appreciated if you download the files.

Cartridge(s): George
Funny Bunny files for Design Studio
Funny Bunny files for Gypsy

Watch Video Tutorial

Cricut kisses and crafty wishes!


JustYolie said...

Very cute!

happy2scrap56 said...

So cute I love It!
Looks like I will be adding more to the baskets..
Thanks Cindy

MsJay said...

They are so cute!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Cindy: Cute bunnies. Thanks for sharing. My grand-kids would love these.

Audrey Frelx said...

Cindy, these bags are just too cute!

I hope you got my email, I can't tell. If you didn't, I don't want you to think I've ignored you.

I'll be seeing you!

Cindy McVey said...

Audrey, I did get it and posted the award. You are SO sweet to think of me! Look for it a couple of posts down!

Cher~ said...

These are too dang cute! How do you find the time.

Anonymous said...



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Larisa said...

Nice job Cindy )))
I came to say you won a blog candy here

Congratulations ))))

debbie said...

really cute project...which cartridge did you use?
thanks for sharing :0)

Theresa said...

Thanks for the cute bunny. Always look forward to seeing your creations! Appreciated. Theresa :)

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today (look for timestamp: [02 Mar 01:00pm GMT]).

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Easter post on Mar. 02, 2010. Thanks again.

teachdanz said...

thank you Cindy I love it and love your story about the messy crafter inside of you!! that is sooooo my youngest daughter too - she really loves anything that comes out of the recycling bin!!

Sharon said...

How adorable! Love the tutorial! :)

Laurie said...

Thank you for sharing. Just in time for Easter and grandkids.

Anonymous said...

These are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing them. I'm off to watch the video right now.

BlueEyedBug said...

thanks for the super cute bunny file for CDS! I really appreciated your videos as well. Thanks!

Lori1brat said...

These are just DARLING ! Great job !

Audrey Frelx said...

Just dropping in to say "hi". I miss you!!!

I'll be seeing you!

Sara Mahoney said...

Cute - I'll have to buy some goggly eyes!

Anonymous said...

like the newest version best but love them all



blaney7188 said...

So Cute!!!! Thanks for sharing the gyspy file..I hope to use it for little easter treats for my students!! Thanks again

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
Lifetime crafter, beginning with sewing clothes for my troll dolls when I was 5. Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2000. Wife of almost 30 years to my high school sweetheart and planning on 30 more! Mom to 2 great kids and one awesome new son-in-law. "Mom" to 3 furkids, Pomeranians Roxy and Lulu, and a Calico cat, Sugar aka "Miss Fattypants." Addicted to all things Disney!