Happy Easter – with a Funny Bunny

I have fond memories of Easter from my childhood.  My brothers and I were always dressed in matching outfits and staged in the front yard by the blooming azaleas.  With Easter arriving early this year, not all the flowers are in bloom, but the weather is getting there.  Do you remember the M&M’s commercials from the late ’70’s and early ’80’s?  If you don’t recall (or didn’t watch TV in the ’80’s), here’s a refresher:

That video just takes me back.  While I could watch this video over and over, there are two particular “scenes” that make me smile:

  • The two boys at the very end who are dressed as a chick and an egg, saying “Tank you Easter Bunny.  Bawk, bawk.”   I still repeat that every year at this time.
  • About mid-way through, there’s a big dog in bunny ears.  He seems so content.

Today’s Happy Easter card takes a bit of inspiration from the second scene mentioned above.  Here’s my FROG in a bunny costume to welcome Spring:

Playful Pals, Honeycomb Happiness, Crazy About You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Easter

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Playful Pals Stamp Set.  The Playful Pals bundle includes a photopolymer stamp set and a set of Thinlits dies so you can create adorable, 3-D pyramid animals.  I don’t make a lot of 3-D items, but I could certainly piece it all together to make a cute bunny frog with big, pink ears.  Here’s a look at the items in this bundle, along with a couple of cute animals made with these products:
    Pyramid Pals Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Pyramid Pals Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • A Multitude of Products.  I used more than just the Playful Pals to pull together this fun Easter card, though.  Just look how seamlessly the “OH, HELLO” from Honeycomb Happiness pairs with “SPRING” from Crazy About You.  What a find!  While there’s no green or blue in this piece of Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, it serves as a lovely backdrop for this fun frog. Playful Pals, Honeycomb Happiness, Crazy About You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Easter
  • Sweet Colors.  I just love this combination of sweet, soft colors.  Aren’t they perfect for Easter?  The frog inspired the soft green, the bunny ears inspired the pink.  The blue just came out of necessity.  If you like this combination of colors, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz

Stamp Sets:  Playful Pals, Honeycomb Happiness, Crazy About You  Papers:  Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies, Washi Label punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (flower), White Perfect Accents, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Whether you are celebrating Easter or just enjoying a day with friends and family, I hope your day is wonderful and that you can make some time to stamp today.  🙂

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  1. Oh Brian, Thanks for the memories! Easter, getting all dressed up. I don’t know how my parents did all that the did. This card is so so funny . . . I could just picture it! Ha. Ha. Ha.
    Have a wonderful Blessed Easter. Say hi to your Mom too.

  2. What a hilarious card…that frog looks great with “ears”! Wishing you wonderful Easter.

  3. That is the cutest card ever! Happy Easter!

  4. Oh what a cute Frog Bunny ! Cutest commercial video too ! Posing in front of the Azaleas was an Easter tradition and just hoping that it wouldn`t RAIN to spoil the Easter Egg Hunt later after church !
    Love your card and those yummy colors you chose !
    Happy Easter to you” Brian Bunny” !!!!

  5. Very sweet! Happy Easter my friend!

  6. Oh my heavens, what a card! I remember that commercial 😉 Happy Easter Brian!!!

  7. My siblings and I still say thanks Easter bunny bawk bawk! And not just around Easter time, lol! 🙂

  8. Oh Brian – you crack me up!! I’m guessing that you were chuckling the entire time you worked on that adorable card!!? And the imagery of you and your brothers – too funny!! Have a Happy Easter! Bawk! Bawk!

  9. ADORABLE….just like YOU! Happy Easter my friend…this made my cup of coffee!!!

  10. Gave me a huge smile when I saw your card…you are hilarious Brian!

  11. Hoppy Easter to you. Love the card.

  12. Bawk, Bawk! Your Easter “bunny” is nothing short of genius. Who could resist those eyes!

  13. I never saw that ad before but I think they should run it again. It is so cute. Your frog bunny is hysterical but the card is fabulous. Love the color combo and the way you kind of cocked him a bit to the side to make him look mid jump! LOL Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Blessed Easter. Thanks for all you do.

  14. Adorable card….back bawk!

  15. I love the card! And thank you for reminding me about that commercial! I had completely forgotten WHY I always say “Thank you Easter Bunny” this time if year.

  16. Frog / bunny is hysterical. Probably the best laugh of my day. Well, at least so far. Love it ! Thanks and have a great day.

  17. Best. Easter card. Ever! My 17 year old grandson would love it. Have so enjoyed your unique sense of style, Brian. Happy Easter.

  18. Happy Easter Brian, cute BunnyFrog, funny how ears make any animal a instant Bunny!
    It’s so fun thinking back to childhood Easters, first thought for me is
    t-strap Patent-Leather shoes. ?

  19. Happy Easter Brian,, I get such a kick out of your posts!! Great cards and ideas and always a good mood.

  20. Thanks for the video memories. Cute card today. Have a great day!

  21. What do you get when you cross the Easter bunny with Kermit the frog?

  22. Too funny Brian…(the card and the video!) Hope you had a beautiful day yesterday!

  23. Fabulously fun and cute card Brian, love the bunny frog! Oh, I do remember the commercials such a fun blast from the past!

  24. Super cute Frog Bunny. I don’t recall the commercial – maybe we didn’t get it here in Oz? Or maybe I wasn’t born yet? Hahahaha 😉
    I love him and I hope you had a fun Easter. xo

  25. Great card Brian, very whimsical (love the eyes). And I finally know where the echo of my sister going bawk, bawk is coming from.

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