Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cutting Cafe Bunny - Buffet Table Card

Happy Easter and Happy Spring!

Having grown up in the midwest I think spring has always been my most favorite time of the year. Did you grow up where sometimes the Easter bunny left your eggs in the house because he knew you would have had to hunt for eggs in winter coats and snow? Spring said to me it was time for the flowers to bloom, the snow was finally gone, and chocolate bunnies and robin's eggs (malted milk ones) abounded.

I am all about the little details when I host a party so I took some inspiration from the bunny.

I have been experimenting with the files from The Cutting Cafe.

I often make these type of cards for work potluck parties. We all know people with food allergies or eating restrictions, and having a potluck card that your guests can write a bit about what dish they brought is a great way for everyone to know just -- "what is in that?"

I ask them to include peanuts, shellfish and what sort of meat (if any). I live in Southern California so sometimes we even put the chili heat index. :)

Not doing a potluck, make your next dinner party table extra special with place cards. We all have tons of scrapbook paper and popdots so why not really show off your crafting talents.

For the buffet card I brought this bunny into the Silhouette software, scaled him down, and cut him out. I then added him, with popdots/foam adhesive, to a Quickutz diecut of a place card. I used the Quickutz cookiecutter die (cc-shape-1-038) with my Cuttlebug. The cotton tail is a smaller piece of a cotton ball rolled and glued in place. I added some glitter atyou Spica pen to his collar.

The place card bunny is decked out in Martha Stewart bows from Big Lots that have been in my crafting stash since last summer. I had a great plan to use them at the baby shower but it just didn't really work out - so why not use them here?

Here are photos and the video is coming soon showing how to import and size the files into the Silhouette cutting software.

Have fun!

New Supplies to my stash:

  • Bunny Shaped Card file - The Cutting Cafe $1.50 -- Click on the link to see the really cute card and order using Paypal. No shipping charges.


reginaeaster said...

Can't wait to see the exciting....big hugs...

Kim said...

What a great idea. Congratulations on becoming a video designer for The Cutting Cafe. I look forward to getting to know you better and working along with you!