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Spring Fling...Paper Haus Style

We're celebrating the Spring Release of PaperHaus Magazine with
a humongous blog hop party full of ideas and lots of giveaways!

If you're a Facebooker, please take a moment to like Paper Haus on Facebook.
So many of today's participants are offering a RAK from their blog, so be sure hop all the
way through so you don't miss out on something amazing :)
--The hop will be open from March 1st-March 8th--

And now...time to check out the brand-spanking-new 
Spring PaperHaus Magazine:
With the theme of Spring, I whipped up a super simple and fun bunny named Hop
(get it...Hop? as in blog hop, as in what bunnies do)
I've witnessed several "toilet paper roll challenges" around the internet, so I thought "why not!" 

This was as easy as cutting a piece of paper to 4" X 6" and adhering to the toilet paper roll.
(I used the Xyron Create-A-Sticker machine) 
-For the ears, I hand-cut a large heart (approximately 3" wide) and then cut the heart in half.  
-Next, I cut a smaller heart from cardstock (approximately 2.25" wide) and cut it in half as well.  
-Attach the smaller heart pieces to the larger and then glue to the inside of the tube.
I turned the heart halves so that the 'center' points (where I cut the hearts apart) were facing the outside
 (I didn't want it to look like a heart when placed on top of the bunny's head). 
-Add a little pink chalk or make-up blush for the cheeks.  
-I used Doodlebug Designs' Bon Bon Pearls for the eyes and a Cupcake Chunky Brad for the nose. 
 -To make the whiskers, loop brown thread two times, knot in the middle and then glue below the eyes before inserting the brad through.  Cut the loops in half and trim to desired whisker length. 
-A sweet mini bow at the top and pretty lace trim at the bottom finish off Mrs. Hop.
Mrs. Hop Ingredients:
Doodlebug Designs' Hello Spring "Color Dots" Patterned Paper and Double-Sided Cute Cuts
Banner; Bon Bon Mini Pearls; Cupcake Chunky Brads
Misc: Polka Dot Ribbon Bow; Lace Trim (Hobby Lobby); Brown Thread; Pink Cardstock

In keeping with the whimsical theme of my blog post, I gathered up some sugary-sweet
items to make up this "Flutter-Fly Spring Kit"
With four white paper bags, this is a great kit for making Easter Treat Sacks!
Also included: several paper flowers, brads, metal photo corners, six handmade butterfly
journal tags, vintage notebook hearts, doily border, FOUR different ribbons (each in 
one yard lengths), plus pink twine!
1. Comment on today's post and be sure to leave an email address if it can't be found on your blog
2. Be a "follower" of Papered Cottage (over to the right under "crafty friends")
3.  Not a must, but "like" my facebook page dedicated to all things papercrafts!
--Winner will be chosen at 12:00 PM CST on March 8th--
As always, I truly, from the bottom-of-my-heart appreciate your comments;
thank you in advance for taking the time to share your thoughts with me :)

Enjoy the Spring Fling Hop...we're so happy that you've joined us!

Here is the full list of participating blogs:
Shellye McDaniel-
DeeDee Catron –
Audrey Yeager –
Sabrina Alery –
Patricia Roebuck –
Jess Mutty –
Anna Sigga –
Susan Tutt –
Rommel Okuma –
Bente Fagerberg –
Izzy Anderson –
Jennifer Grace –
Christina Heeren –
Gina Rodgers –
Lori Hairston –
Paper Issues –
Peg Hewitt –
Georgia Heald –
Leah Crowe –
Jodi Baune –
Heather Leopard –
Diana Fisher –
Kate Vickers –
Sarah Andreotti –
Leah Farquharson –
Cathi O'Neill –
Missy Gener –
Marilyn Rivera –
Julianne McKenna –
Vivan Keh –
Jelissa Mei –
Sara Zenger –
Emilia van den Heuvel –
Linda Brun –
Lisa Duke –


  1. So glad I already follow your blog for your amazing blog candy but even better a great idea to celebrate rabbits without celebrating EASTER! love it! Thanks for sharing your ideas. Liked your facebook page too... excited to see what you share there :) Pinned your project and passed it to a friend who doesn't blog or fb! lol Kathi

  2. So cute! I think that this might become an afternoon activity at my house!

  3. This is probably the cutest thing in the history of ...well... EVER. :)

  4. What a cute project have to try it! TFS!

  5. That bunny is adorable!! I want to make one, too! How clever!

  6. How fun is that bunny! Thanks for sharing! (

  7. Oh my bunny is so adorable!

  8. What a sweet little bunny!
    I Love him!

  9. I am so glad you shared this super cute idea. What a fun thing to make to send to my faraway grandchildren for Easter! I love your blog and how super creative you are - you share such fun, bright things!

  10. Loved the idea! Thanks for the chance to win the kit!

  11. How many ways can you decorate a toilet paper roll? LOL. Love, it, looks quick and easy, yet adorable.

  12. i have been a follower of your blog and FB forever! :D your bunny is just way too cute! What a fun project - great for the kids to join in the fun too :)

  13. I'm a new follower--I had wanted to receive your posts by email, but there's problems with Feedburner it seems. Oh well! Love your craft---want to do this with my DD. Thanks

  14. Thanks you Shellye, I just discovered your blog, and I'm now a follower. I love your creations. Your wedding shadow box is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. What a cute bunny, thanks for sharing.

  16. I already follow your blog and your pinterest. I just started liking your Facebook also. The little bunny is adorable as can be! Such a great idea to use a toilet paper roll!

  17. Your style and creaions make me smile and lighten my heart!!! I too love xmas music in July lol! Thank you for such beautiful creations to brighten our world!

  18. i am a follower of your blog and facebook page. your bunny is very cute. cant wait for easter. :)

  19. I have been a follower, liked your FB page and think that bunny is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  20. am following you...great work!

  21. the kids would love to find this little rabbit on their egg hunt... very cute
    ava g

  22. Oh my gosh that bunny is just too cute !! I need to make a couple........dozen LOL !

  23. Precious, I love the toilet paper bunny, your style is so clean and perfect I have to admit scraplifting a few ideas. I am a NICU nurse and I scrap sew and craft for my tension decompression so thank you for having pretty things to admire, now I'm off to pinterest to check out your page.
    Thank you

  24. That is one adorable bunny. So creative. Amazing giveaway too. Thanks for the chance.

  25. Cute bunny! Thank you for giving us all a chance to win your awesome giveaway.

  26. That bunny is so cute! We will so have to do that at our house! TFS!
    amidkmpr at msn dot com

  27. What a cute and fun project! Love the pretty pastel colors! I am already a follower here.

  28. This is such a cute project. I follow you here on the blog and just followed you on your FB page too (Amy Jones). HUGS

  29. What a cute little bunny!!! Thanks

  30. This is so darn cute! I have a dear friend who actually does bunny rescue.She is getting one of these for Easter.Thank you so much for such wonderful inspiration!

  31. This is so cute! I love how you made the ears by cuttings hearts in half, and the bow around the top is so sweet. I'm totally going to make this with my daughter at Easter! I'm now a follower too. x

  32. Love the soft colors! Great design.


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