Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Hoppy Easter" card tutorial

 Since Easter is quickly approaching,  I thought I would share this card and how to make it with y'all! I think that the little 3-D bunny just makes this card adorable. Hope you like it!

(Fair warning -- I am more of an "eyeballer" when it comes to crafting so I don't include many exact measurements in my tutorials.)

Materials needed:
  • 8 1/2"X11" cardstock or pre-made card base (any color)
  • white cardstock at least 5"X4"
  • various colors of cardstock scraps (for sun, bunny, grass, accent piece, and lettering)
  • Bunny stamp
  • Cricut "All Mixed Up" cartridge
  • Pens in various bright spring colors
  • black fine-tipped pen
  • Glitter Glue such as Stickles
  • Adhesives (your choice) as well as 3-D foam "pop dots'
  • fine-tipped scissors
How to:
  1. Start with the card base. If you do not have a pre-made card base, cut a piece of 8 1/2" X 11" cardstock in half (5.5"X8.5"), then fold that in half.
  2. Ink edges of white cardstock if desired. Attach white cardstock piece to front of the card to make the background.
  3. Cut narrow strips of card stock to go across the width of the entire card. Place strips with one on top of the other and adhere. Then place stitching over the seam where the two pieces meet. I know that some people like to sew on their projects, either by sewing machine or hand-stitching, but I am terrible at it so I just draw my stitches with a black pen!
  4. Cut very narrow strip of green paper for the "grass" to the width of the white background. Then with the fine-tipped scissors, cut notches or fringe into the top of the strip to look like grass.
  5. Stamp your bunny image onto a scrap piece of white cardstock. Since my bunny stamp was just the cute little backside, I didn't have to color him in, but if your stamp is a more-detailed bunny you may want to color it in with pens or Copic markers.
  6. Using fine-tipped scissors, cut around the stamped image. Then using the 3-D foam dots, attach the cut-out bunny to the card so that he is standing on the grass.
  7. Cut a circle and small rectangles out of yellow cardstock for the sun. I did mine free-hand so it would have a more whimsical look. Adhere sun and rays to corner of card and then cover with Stickles (I used clear "diamond" Stickles).
  8. Using the "All Mixed Up" cartridge for Cricut (set at 1"), cut out the words "Hoppy Easter". Adhere to card using a fine-tipped glue pen like a Zig 2-way.
  9. Get ready to doodle! Hand-doodled little flowers, the "hopping" dashes, and outline the grass using various gel pens.
  10. Now enjoy your Easter card!
Materials I used:
Card base -- Die Cuts with a View
Patterned paper -- The Paper Studio (from Hobby Lobby)
Cardstock -- unknown
Letters -- Cricut "All Mixed Up" cartridge
Stamp -- Stampabilities (from Hobby Lobby)
Ink -- ColorBox Cat's Eye Fluid Chalk Ink in Blue Lagoon, Autumn Leaves Stampology in Onyx
Pens -- Sakura Glaze and Gelly Roll, Zig Millennium Writer
Adhesives -- Glue Arts Perma-Tac, EKSuccess 3-D Dots, Zig 2-Way Glue
Glitter -- Stickles by Ranger 


  1. Thank you for posting that. I think I can actually handle most of that. Still too new for the circut thing, but I could figure something out. That card makes me smile.

  2. Great the bunny! Thanks for posting.

  3. Bernie, you can always just use letter stickers. American Crafts "Thickers" would work great!


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