Bunny Bag-a-lope

by Shannon Cole

Use an envelope and die cuts to create a sweet Easter treat holder.

Supplies

  • Plain A2 size white envelope (Stampin’ Up!® Whisper White envelope used here)
  • Cardstock (white, pink and black used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive (tape runner, liquid glue, tear & tape, and dimensionals used here)
  • Heart and oval nesting dies (SU! Layering Ovals Framelits & Sweet & Sassy Hearts used here)
  • 3/8” and 1/2” circle punches
  • Small heart punch
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (cotton ball, Memento Black and Pink Pirouette inks, white chalk pen, sentiment stamp, fine tip black pen, sponge, pink washi tape for handle)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    To create the bag, score an A2 envelope 1” in on 3 sides (the top, the bottom, and the right side).

  2. Step 2

    Trim 1” off the left side.

  3. Use strong adhesive to tape the envelope flap closed.

  4. Step 3

    Sponge or stamp onto the bag (bunny body) as desired.

    For the sample, an oval cutout was used as a stencil to sponge a pink tummy.

  5. Step 4

    Shape the envelope into a bag.

  6. Adhere the 2 triangle flaps down on the bottom.

  7. Step 5

    Die cut a heart for the bunny’s face ( 2 3/4” across) then use the medium oval die to cut the tip off the heart.

  8. Step 6

    To create the ears and feet, use 3 sizes of ovals. Approximate measurements are fine.

    Cut 2 of the smallest size from pink cardstock for the inner ears (1 3/4” X 3.4”).
    Cut 2 of the medium size from white cardstock for the outer ears (2” x 1”).
    Cut 2 more of the medium size from pink cardstock for the inner bottom feet (2” x 1”).
    Cut 2 of the large ovals from white cardstock for the outer bottom feet (2 1/4” x 1 1/4”).

  9. Step 7

    Glue the pink layers onto the white. The ears are offset, the feet are centered. Add details with a fine black pen as desired.

  10. Glue the feet toward the bottom of the bag.

  11. Step 8

    Use a 1/2” x 3/4” piece of white cardstock to create the teeth. Cut a small sliver from the bottom center to create a small gap. Attach the piece to the back of the heart.

  12. Step 9

    Punch a small pink heart for the nose.

    Use two 1” long strips of black cardstock cut very finely into whiskers, and attach them behind the pink nose. Attach the nose and whiskers to the face.

  13. Step 10

    Punch two white 1/2” circles and two black 3/8” circles for the eyes. Use a chalk marker or gel pen to add white highlights to the eyes on the black cardstock.

  14. Glue the nose on first, then the eyes, and finally the ears for correct spacing.

  15. Step 11

    Glue the face onto the bag.

  16. Step 12

    Stamp a greeting onto a 4 1/4” x 5/8” strip of white cardstock.

    Punch 2 more small pink hearts for the paws. Fold the heart paws and glue them to the banner.

  17. Curve the banner slightly. Use a dimensional and adhesive to attach the piece just above the feet.

  18. Step 13

    Glue a cotton ball on the back for a tail.

  19. Step 14

    Create a handle from a strip of paper measuring 8 1/2" x 3/4". Decorate as desired (washi tape was used in the sample). Attach the handle to the inside of the bag at the sides.

  20. Step 15

    Tuck a treat and some filler inside.

  21. Step 16

    Complete the project.

Video!

Your Turn

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Questions and Comments

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A thorough, clear tutorial to make an adorable treat holder. Perfect for the grandkids! Thanks so much!
Judith Naylor  |  Wed Mar 28, 2018 at 4:40 AM
Absolutely gorgeous. Too bad I did not see this sooner it would of made great favors for my Easter dinner. Oh well there is always another holiday. Thanks so much for sharing I just loved this little bag a lope.
Romaine  |  Wed Mar 28, 2018 at 5:39 AM
This is so adorable. Thanks for sharing this tutorial.
Virginia Rother  |  Wed Mar 28, 2018 at 6:40 AM
Great cute project!
Debbo  |  Wed Mar 28, 2018 at 8:31 AM
So cute! And I adore the size!
Pam Pam  |  Wed Mar 28, 2018 at 8:34 AM
This is just about the cutest thing ever! Thanks for sharing this. I only wish SCS had posted it last week.
Jeanette Giancaspro  |  Wed Mar 28, 2018 at 12:05 PM
Such a darling project to make. It so cute. Thank you for the instructions.
Bevie Mortimer  |  Wed Mar 28, 2018 at 4:36 PM
Fantastic!!!!! Very clever. Can't wait to show my 8 yr old grand daughter
galebro  |  Sun Apr 1, 2018 at 7:23 PM
Complete with a fluffy tail! I love how you added the cute toes and fingers (do bunnies have fingers?) and used hearts for the hands/paws. Cutest bunny! Thank you for the all your ideas in this tutorial and video!
Rosy Newlun  |  Sat Apr 14, 2018 at 9:03 PM

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