Spring Cards with Origami -- Crafty Weekends Tutorial and Link Party

I have had an itch to do something creative on my own. Then I fell in love with a sample card at work which featured an origami dress made with a mint green flowered wrapping paper. I bought a sheet and got the instructions for the dress. I also have been wanting to make a bunny card with Easter approaching. Let's start with the origami dress. After finding a few tutorials because I found one step of the instructions confusing, I decided I liked this one the best. It made the confusing v-neckline the easiest.

I made a few different ones and had different ides for the dresses. I used a piece of flowered origami paper and made this spring card.
I embellished the dress with a thin ribbon and decorative flower which was on sale at Michael's last week. I also made some from the mint green wrapping paper. I made a card and couldn't decide what to use it for so I am showing some different ideas.
I also cut a sunhat out of a piece of origami paper and embellished it as well. I thought it made it look more like a tea party outfit or Easter dress. What do you think?

The paper dress I originally fell in love with reminded me of something Kit Kittredge would wear and since Hazel is in LOVE with Kit right now, I thought she would like making a dress and possibly using it for part of her next birthday party. I made a different dress out of the same paper and put it on a cardstock doll to make a Kit paper doll. I also used a dress from origami paper on a doll.
 I found the bodice of the dress was too narrow for the dolls. I tried to make the mint green one a bit wider and took away the cap sleeves since the size was off. I think I may try a bigger square as well. Plus of course I need to add some faces and hair. If I can get the scale correct this will be a fun craft for the girls at a party.

Now my family is a bit bunny crazy so I love Easter and all the great Easter things out. My sister gave Hazel the nickname of Bunny or Hazel Bunny. I have been wanting to make a bunny card. I bought this beautiful bunny fine paper when the fine papers went on sale at work. I knew I wanted to use it for a bunny card. Then I thought of making an origami bunny for it. I found this video to be pretty easy to follow and had some cute adaptations from other ones.

I tried a couple of different papers and a few different tutorials.This is the one I liked the best.

I glued a white pompom on as the tale and wrote "Some bunny loves you!" Then added "Happy Easter" which Hazel says should have been "Hoppy Easter!" What do you think? I think Hazel is going to mail it to my sister or make her own for her.

I made a different bunny from origami paper and used some new bunny washi tape and made this card. I need to find it a tail still, but I like how it came out. What do you think?

Those are my most recent spring creations. What have you been making?

Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party!! I loved seeing what everyone has been creating lately!! Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! This week we have two groups of features: Fabric & Stitching Crafts and Other Great Crafts.

Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.

Fabric & Stitching Crafts

1) From Simply {Darr}ling: Fat Quarter Snuggle Blanket

2) From Nap Time Creations: Winter Purse Free Sewing Pattern
  3) From Flamingo Toes: Late for Tea - Wonderland Embroidery Hoop Set

4) From Busy Being Jennifer: Easy DIY Personalized Travel Case

5) From The Scrap Shoppe: DIY Easter Basket Totes (site is currently down...will add link soon!)

Other Fun Crafts

1) From Do It Your Freaking Self: Beauty and the Beast Wine Charms

2) From Simple Nature Decor: Recycle Garden Chair D.I.Y.

3) From The Turquoise Home: Easy DIY Farmhouse Table

4) From My Life from Home: Spring Bird's Nest Wreath
5) From  Rain on a Tin Roof: DIY Faux Crystal Knobs

6) From Typically Simple: Scrapbook Paper Wreath
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