Paper Crafts Blog

3 Quick & Easy Easter Cards to Make

Create three unique Easter cards to send to family and friends using these quick and easy tutorials. Or use the ideas here as inspiration for your own creations! With each card, I've included a tip or trick that may help you along the way.

Close-up photo of three cards

Tutorial #1: Easter Wishes card

Use a cute bunny image, stamp or sticker and a simple background to create a quick and cute Easter greeting.

Finished Easter Wishes card Supplies for Easter Wishes card

Supplies you'll need:

  • Bunny stamp or sticker (I used Somebunny stamp set with coordinating Die-namics die by My Favorite Things)
  • Background stamp (I used Gingham Background by My Favorite Things)
  • Acrylic blocks and/or stamp press
  • Inks (I used Wild Wisteria and Black Licorice by My Favorite Things)
  • Card stock (I used Wild Wisteria and Smooth White by My Favorite Things and X-Press It Blending Card)
  • Circle and sentiment dies (I used Circle STAX 2, Stitched Circle STAX and Sentiment Strips by My Favorite Things
  • Copic markers (E40, R01, V91, V93, V95, V99)
  • Clear rhinestones
  • Corner rounder
  • Foam tape and squares
Step One - Stamp background

Step 1:

Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" block of lavender card stock to form a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" top folding card. Stamp background onto white card stock; round edges. Adhere stamped background to card base using foam tape. (I used X-Press It 1/2".)

Step-2-Die-cut-circles,-stamp-bunny

Step 2:

Die-cut circle and mat. Stamp clouds and flowers onto white circle. Stamp, die-cut and color bunny. Die-cut sentiment strip and stamp sentiment.

Step-3-Assemble-and-color-rhinestones

Step 3:

Assemble pieces as shown. (I used Kool Tak Clear Foam squares to adhere bunny to circle.)

Using dark purple marker (V99), color two clear rhinestones. Allow to dry for a few minutes then adhere to flower centers.

Tip: Rhinestones can easily be tinted using Copic markers. Typically you will need to choose a marker that is darker than the color you are matching. Keep in mind also that lighter markers will not noticeably change the color of a rhinestone.

Close-up of finished Easter Wishes card

Tutorial #2: Have a Joyous Easter card

Surprise your recipient with a shaped card, created using dies or templates.

Finished egg shaped card

I used an egg die set that also includes dies to create a pretty bow. If you don't have dies to cut these shapes, templates can be found on the Internet that will allow you to create something similar.

Supplies for egg shaped card

Supplies you'll need:

  • Egg, bow and tag dies or templates (I used Easter Egg and Gift Tags Dies by Paper Smooches)
  • Sentiment stamp (I used Spring Fling by Paper Smooches)
  • White pigment ink (I used Sweet Tooth by My Favorite Things)
  • White and colored card stock (I used Sweet Tooth and Blu Raspberry by My Favorite Things)
  • White embossing powder
  • Powder tool, pouch or bag (I use a Powder Tool Applicator by EK Success)
  • Heat tool
  • Foam squares
  • White string
Step-1-Position-egg die

Step 1:

Fold white card stock to create card base. Position egg die so that top of egg extends just past the fold of the card stock. Use low tack tape to hold die in place.  With card stock folded, die-cut egg shape.

Photo of Die-cut-egg-base

Looking closely at the top of the die-cut egg, you will see the fold that creates the shaped card.

Step 2 Decorate egg shape

Step 2:

Die-cut one egg from colored card stock.

Tip: Pounce a powder tool or bag over egg shape to apply a light coating of powder. Doing so will reduce the amount of random bits of white powder from sticking to the card stock in areas where it is unwanted.

With white ink, randomly stamp small image over egg. Sprinkle with white embossing powder and set with heat gun.

Die-cut bow pieces from white card stock and assemble. I cut an extra "loop" piece, placing clear foam squares between the layers for added dimension.

Die-cut tag, stamp sentiment and white emboss. Tie string to tag, tuck string beneath bow and secure tag to egg using foam squares.

Close-up of finished egg shaped card

Step 3:

Aligning bottom edge and sides, adhere egg to base card.

Tip: Because the bottom of the card is rounded, it will not stand well on its own. Trim a small amount from the inside bottom (back) of the card base to create a flat surface that will steady the card when open/upright.

Tutorial #3: Easter Blessing card

For this card, I used translucent vellum to soften stamped images.

Finished Easter Blessings card Supplies for Easter Blessings card

Supplies you'll need:

  • Card stock (I used Daffodil and Smooth White by My Favorite Things)
  • Translucent vellum
  • Flower and sentiment stamps (I used Denim & Daisies and Easter Blessings by Paper Smooches)
  • Dye inks (I used Limelight, Daffodil, Blue Breeze, Ripe Raspberry and Persimmon by My Favorite Things)
  • White pigment ink (I used Sweet Tooth by My Favorite Things)
  • White embossing powder
  • Powder tool, pouch or bag (I use a Powder Tool Applicator by EK Success)
  • Heat tool
  • White enamel dots
  • Clear foam squares (I used Kool Tak)
Step-1-Stamp-and-emboss vellum

Step 1:

Randomly stamp flowers and leaves onto a 4 1/4" square of white card stock. Apply powder to a 4 1/2" square of vellum. Stamp sentiment using white ink, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat to set.

Step-2-Postiion-and adhere enamel-dots

Step 2:

Lay vellum over stamped card stock, aligning edges with equal borders.

Tip: Use embellishments on top of vellum, providing a place to hide foam squares or adhesive for a clean finish.

Adhere enamel dots over several flower centers. Try to adhere near all four corners.

Note: I placed stamped block on the yellow card stock for easier viewing. It is not adhered at this time.

Step-3-Adhere-foam-squares

Step 3:

Turn vellum over. Place a clear foam square on the back of each enamel dot.

Step 4-Adhere-vellum

Step 4:

Remove lining from foam squares and adhere vellum in place.

Close-up of finished Easter Blessings card

Step 5:

Adhere floral panel to a 4 3/4" square top folding card. Cut a strip of yellow card stock to fit behind sentiment; apply adhesive to back and slip beneath vellum/sentiment.

If you enjoyed these tutorials on easy Easter cards to make, you might also enjoy our roundup of greeting card ideas for Easter and our tutorial on how to make woven paper Easter baskets.

Free Online Paper Crafts Class

spectacular stamping

Advance your paper crafts with spectacular stamping techniques!Enroll FREE Now »