DIY Paper Bunny Tutorial and Pocket Page Scrapbooking Fun (happy iNSD!)

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Happy (inter)National Scrapbook Day 2016!

If you've hopped on over here from the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog, odds are, it's a bunny tutorial you seek Today, I'm one of many hosting hourly posts there to celebrate our readers and the inspiring contributions they make to the pages of our magazine.

As part of my post, I said I'd share a quick tutorial for piecing together a paper bunny. Here's how you do it to it:

1. Punch two circles and a slightly larger scalloped oval.

2. Fold the edges of the scallops up.

3. Trim the circle down a bit if the scale feels off to you. (This is your bunny's head.)

4. Using the same circle punch you punched the circles from, punch one of the circles again to create an ear. Repeat to create a second ear.

5. Put the pieces together and add a tail. I used a rolled rosette I made from fabric, but an enamel dot or a pom pom would also work well.

6. Add Mr. Cottontail to a 2x3 paper (or whatever size works with your punch sizes). I wanted a pattern-on-pattern looks, so I used foam adhesive, which offers a little space between the patterns and helps define the rabbit.

7. For the whiskers, I took a 4" string and folded it in half. I then tied a knot at the folded end, trimmed the whiskers down, and tucked them beneath the bunny using the tip of my scissors.

I didn't add whiskers to Mrs. Cottontail. And her tail is a shiny pink enamel dot.

I'm finally getting some of our Easter memories scrapped (the ones I haven't already done on my phone), so these sweet buns are for an Easter scrapbook page, but you could just as easily put them on tags for baby gifts or in a frame for some cute (and simple!) nursery art!

For the rest of our Easter celebrating (we had much fun this year!), I did a little pocket scrapbooking to coordinate with my lead layout. I do this often when i have more photos that I don't want to exclude from our family albums but don't have the time to make layouts for all of them.

Mr. C hopped onto this page as well. I turned the tag into a flap for some hidden journaling. We lost our doggie shortly after this, so I wanted to touch on the significance of this being his last Easter with us and also Lulu's first. Hidden journaling was just the ticket.

I scored the tag across the top so it would easily flip up. I then added some Easter sequins (LOVE!) by Little Things from Lucy's Cards to the pocket and sewed the whole business shut using my sewing machine.

I love adding pocket companion pages to traditional layouts because I'm a story teller and often want more room for journaled details than my 12x12 pages allow. Pockets make it easy to drop a note in next to a photo for added info.

Here's the pair together, with the lead page being traditional and the following page (soon to be pageS) in pocket form.

And I made this one on my phone using the Project Life App. It's about our egg-dying adventures!

What is your favorite way to scrapbook? Maybe you don't scrapbook. That's okay. There's no time like iNSD to get started. ;) Happy day of celebrating and making, friends!