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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 you’ll need:

Supplies for Easter Wishes card
  • 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 1:

Step One - Stamp background

Fold a 4¼” x 11″ block of lavender card stock to form a 4¼” x 5½” top-folding card. Stamp background onto white card stock and round the edges. Adhere the stamped background to the card base using foam tape. (I used X-Press It ½”.)

Step 2:

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

Die-cut a circle and mat it on lavender card stock. Stamp clouds and flowers onto the white circle. Stamp, die-cut and color the bunny. Die-cut a sentiment strip and stamp the sentiment.

Step 3:

Step-3-Assemble-and-color-rhinestones

Assemble pieces as shown, or however you like! (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 need to choose a marker that is darker than the color you are matching. Keep in mind 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, you can search for templates on the internet to create something similar.

Supplies you’ll need:

Supplies for egg shaped card
  • 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:

Step-1-Position-egg die

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:

Die-cut one egg from colored card stock.

Step 2 Decorate egg shape

With white ink, randomly stamp a small image (such as flowers) 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 and placed clear foam squares between the layers for added dimension.

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

Step 3:

Close-up of finished egg shaped card

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

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 you’ll need:

Supplies for Easter Blessings card
  • Card stock
  • 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:

Step-1-Stamp-and-emboss vellum

Randomly stamp flowers and leaves onto a 4¼” square of white card stock. Apply powder to a 4½” square of vellum. Stamp sentiment using white ink, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat to set.

Step 2:

Step-2-Postiion-and adhere enamel-dots

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

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

Step-3-Adhere-foam-squares

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

Step 4-Adhere-vellum

Remove the lining from the foam squares and adhere vellum in place.

Step 3:

Close-up of finished Easter Blessings card

Step 5:

Adhere the floral panel to a 4¾” 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.

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