Cottontail Farms

It’s time for the Karen Burniston April 2023 Design Team Challenge with the theme of BUNNIES.

Ever wonder where chocolate bunnies come from? A chocolate bunny farm – of course!

This is a fun, tongue in cheek sort of card using Karen Burniston’s Barn Pop-Up Stand, Easter Charms, Farm Edges, a Bam Box and a fancy label from the Rectangles and Labels – Crosshatch die sets. My inspiration comes from the Echo Park papers and sentiments, chocolate adverts and the on-going tradition in the Sally Worth comic strip where the mother always eats the daughter’s chocolate bunny ears before the daughter has a chance to unwrap the bunny.

I recommend watching the assembly video for the barn pop-up before starting. My woodgrain paper was only one-sided, so I cut four barns and glued two together for woodgrain inside and out. (Because I had limited woodgrain paper, I had to piece together the backside of the barn front before cutting the door openings into it.) I also cut two fences from the Farm Edges die set which were folded in half and one fence post trimmed off each side to make them fit inside the card when glued to the inside of the barn.

After laying out the placement of the white bunnies on green grass paper, I used clear removable tape to hold them together when I die-cut them for the pop-up stand tabs. Make sure you get your die perfectly centered over the fold line. (I was just a little off-kilter on my die placement and this messed-up the right front tab that attaches to the barn back. You can see this pink tab poking through on a few of the photos. I ended-up cutting off the tab as the other three tabs where functioning.)

For the chocolate bunnies, I cut seven from brown cardstock using the bunny die in the Easter Charms. The die has a stencil hole for marking the eye with a white gel pen.

Two chocolate bunnies are on the front of the card surrounding the “Cottontail Farms – Every Bunny Welcome” sign. Another two chocolate bunnies are in the fenced in paddocks by the barn inside, while a third bunny is loose in the yard popped-up on a Bam Box with a piece of grass from the barn die set. The sixth chocolate bunny is on the back of the card with one of its ears having been nibbled on.

Decorating touches include carrot ribbon that wrapped about the card base on the front and back with the ends covered on the inside with a sentiment “I’m just here for the chocolate bunny” and a white fancy label for a personal message.

The last bunny is on the envelope flap with a pink ribbon and carrots fussy cut from extra cardbase paper. I like to enclose instructions on how to close the Bam Box. You can download the instructions below.

For more Bam Box projects click here.

Thank you for reading this blog post. I hope this inspires you and makes you smile. Please like and leave comments 😊

Materials Used:



  • Photoplay – 12×12 Double-Sided Cardstock – Bunnies & Blooms – Spring Carrots
  • Echo Park – 6×6 Paper Pad – Double-Sided Cardstock – It’s Easter Time
  • Ms. Sparkle & Co. – 5.5×7.5 Paper Pad – Woodgrain Color – Yellow
  • Colored Cardstock and Paper Scraps
  • A7 Envelope – White




  • Pokey Tool
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • – Magic Mat
  • Scissors
  • Time & Place – Easter Ribbon – 7/8-inch wide

4 thoughts on “Cottontail Farms

  1. The Easter ribbon is so cute! I love the way you used the fence and attached it to the barn. Never thought of that. It’s refreshing to see the barn used for spring/Easter.

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