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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tutorial Tuesdays: Steampunk Bunny - 3D Carrot Ornament by Leigh!

Hiya Creative Friends!
For today's Tutorial Tuesday I've got a 3D carrot ornament project to share featuring LeighSBDesigns Steampunk Easter Bunny🐰

Steampunk Easter Bunny is on FLASH SALE until midnight (pacific) tonight so snap him up and make some super cool and fun Steampunk Bunny 3D carrots for Easter🐰

I love making boxes and had a blast creating this ornament box that can either hang, stand on its own or be given as a treat box stuffed with mini Easter eggs.  Lets get started😋

Start off by creating a long triangular shaped box.  You can make them any size and have a whole collection of different shaped carrots.  My box measurements are:
Total length of the longest panel including flaps is 7 inches and the total width of the entire box is 8.5 inches so you can easily make this box using a standard 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of cardstock.  Assembled the box measurements are 2 x 2 inches at the top and 5/8 x 5/8 inches at the base.

Cut notches into the 2 longest flaps at the top and assemble the box using your favourite adhesive.

Apply Tea Dye Distress Ink to all the edges.

Print out 4 Steampunk Easter Bunnies onto white cardstock and cut 4 panels about 2/8 of an inch smaller than the box sides and one square blank panel for the top of the box.

Colour the Steampunk Easter Bunnies with Copics.  Alternate the colours of the hat band and the bow tie just for a bit of variation.  Add white highlights to the whole image and metallic gold to the clock centers with gel pens.  I also added clear Wink of Stella to the clocks, the bow ties and Easter eggs for a touch of magical shimmer as well.

Apply Tea Dye Distress Ink to the edges of all the panels.

Adhere the panels to black cardstock and trim leaving a 1/8 inch border.

Stamp "Happy Easter" onto the Square panel for the top of the box.  I used my Tim Holtz stamp platform and masked off each word before inking up with Teal Zeal Memento Ink. 

Edge the panel with Tea Dye DI as well.  Then mat on black cardstock and trim leaving a 1/8 inch border.  Cut the panel in half and punch two half-holes on the "middle" edges.  You'll see why just now.

Create "carrot greenery" with loops of green ribbon and secure the ends with wire.  Make sure the end part is wider than the hole punched into the box lid so the greenery doesn't pull out the hole, especially if you want to hang the ornament.

Insert the greenery into the hole at the top of the box and adhere the box lid flaps together securing the greenery inside.  You'll want to leave the flaps unglued if you make treat boxes!  Adhere the sentiment panel to the box top.  Now you can see why we cut it in half.

 Then adhere all the Steampunk Easter Bunny panels to the box sides and voilà, how cool and fun is that🐰

You can see the Wink of Stella shimmer and touches of gold in these photos.

Supplies used:
LeighSBDesigns Steampunk Easter Bunny

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HAPPY EASTER - Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Crazy Talk set
Tea Dye Distress Ink
Teal Zeal Memento Ink
Metallic gold gel pen
Ranger white gel pen
Clear Wink of Stella
Green ribbon
Neenah white cardstock
Orange cardstock
Black cardstock
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform
masking tape
craft wire
standard size hole punch

Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy Stamping!


  1. Love the shape of your Easter box...fabulous make....and what a smart steampunk bunny he is! x

  2. This is fab inspiration for me!


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