3 D Dollar Tree Carrot Easter Card & Envelope from 1-2-3 Punch Board

You’ll need a piece of 12 x 12 paper to make this card as it ends up being a 6 x 6″ card. I used American Crafts 12 x 12″ paper I bought on Amazon, here’s the link https://tinyurl.com/ypazx39f. As you know I’m not affiliated with Amazon, but want to make sure you can see exactly what products I use in case you want to find them.

Cut the paper in half, so you have a piece that is 6 x 12″ and score on the 12″ length at 6″. Fold and burnish the paper. I used a circle die that 2″ across from a die set and cut a circle in the center of the card front. The die came from a set that had circles and scallop circles, and used the next size up scallop circle die, then taped the circle die inside the scallop circle and taped them so they are centered and used a piece of green mirror cardstock to make a frame for around the circle I cut in the center of my card front, and ran it through my die cutting machine (Tim Holtz Vagabond II machine).

I used a 2 1/2″ circle punch with white card stock and punched out one circle. I stamped a rabbit from a Mama Elephant stamp set called Honey Bunny in Gina K black ink then put clear embossing powder over it and heat set it. I used alcohol markers to color the rabbit. The rabbit wears an outfit, so I picked some patterned cardstock and stamped the rabbit again, then took my scissors and fussy cut the outfit the bunny is wearing so I could make him look really cute. Once I cut it out, I cut off too much of the black outline of his outfit so used a black marker and drew the edges back in. I glued it to the bunny and then used a sky blue marker to color around the bunny and then glued the circle behind the hole in the front of the card. Then I glued the scallop frame I cut out to the circle on the front of the card.

I bought a couple packages of foam carrots at Dollar Tree but can’t find them now on their online site, and cut them in half with a very thin craft knife. You need to do this slowly and make sure you hold the bottom of the carrot to ensure you don’t break that off when you cut it. I scraped the back of each half carrot to get rid of excess styrofoam so they lay flat. I used hot glue and first glued a carrot to every other scallop, then decided to hot glue to the remaining scallops, and chose to glue those in closer to the inside edge of the scallop frame so my carrots (every other one) is offset.

I cut white cardstock to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2″, stamped the back of two rabbits from the same Mama Elephant set on the bottom left corner of this paper and stamped “Some bunny loves you” at the top of the paper. I colored the rabbits with two different gray markers and left the tails plain as I planned to glue small pompoms to them. I stamped “Hoppy Easter” from the same stamp set on white cardstock with Black Gina K ink and added clear embossing powder over it and heat set it, then cut it in a banner shape and glued it to the top left of the front of the card, then added some pastel enamel dots to this banner and to the bottom right corner of the front of the card and some smaller dots inside the circle with the rabbit. I got my enamel dots in a monthly card kit, but you can find them almost anywhere, just type in a search “pastel enamel dots.”

To cover the back of the rabbit that will bleed through his paper on the front of the card, if I had the same green cardstock, I would have used it, but somehow lost the other half of that piece of paper, so I used a green paper with leaves on it cut to 5 7/8″ x 6″, the 6″ should be the height of the paper and 5 7/8″ is the width..I glued it in place with Tonic double ended glue pen. I made a matching envelope with my 1-2-3 board by We R Memory Keepers and needed 9 3/4″ square piece of cardstock, so you’ll need to use a piece of 12 x 12″ and cut it down. You’ll put your cardstock in the envelope board at 4 7/8″ and then use the center punch and put the tool that comes with the punch board and score down the right side, then turn the paper one turn lining up the score you made with the left marks, punch the center punch again and score down the right side, do the same to the other two sides, then round the top of your envelope. I use my corner rounder from Kadomaru Pro on Amazon. I love this tool, and hate the one that comes on the punch board as it hurts my wrist. You add glue under the bottom flaps and make your envelope.

When you make a 6 x 6″ card on the scoreboard, it makes a larger size card and I could easily fit the carrots in the envelope.


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