This is a tutorial for DIY Easter cards to make for your kids or for any friends and family gather.
I don’t know about anyone else but Easter has somehow turned into a favorite holiday for my kids right up there with Christmas, Halloween, and Valentinesday. I think it might have something to do with the commercialization of the holiday and the involvement of candy.
My kids Easter with an Easter egg hunt where they end up with a basket full of treats and candy. What kids wouldn’t like this?!
This year, I decided instead of giving more quantity in candy, I’d do more quality in the treat. I made my own Easter card.
Anyone else a fan of Cadbury cream eggs? They are a little sweet for my taste but my kids love them. I originally bought three of them to make 3 cards but my daughter snuck downstairs to the kitchen in the middle of the night and ate one. I couldn’t believe she had the audacity to do something like that. She left a trail of foil and chocolate bit too which was kind of funny. I couldn’t help but find the whole incident a little amusing so I just let it go. Two cards it is then!
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Materials for DIY Easter Cards
Cardstock – You could make this with copy paper but I like the card part to be a little stiffer. I like using medium-weight cardstock for this card. Here are some of my favorite brands:
- Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Cricut Joy Insert Card Packs – You don’t have to use these with the Cricut Joy, they are nice material kids for cardmaking.
- Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte-colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
- Poptone Assorted Variety Pack – This is the perfect peppy assortment of colors of heavy cardstock. It’s a heavy cardstock assortment with colors I actually use frequently for cardmaking.
- Seasonal Assorted Variety Pack – This is a slight variation on the Poptone assortment and has a quite few neutrals that complement almost any accent color.
- Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go-to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.
Glue – A hot glue gun works best for this project.
Plastic Wrap – I actually just took some plastic wrap off from from some packaging. Saran wrap works as well.
Templates – These free printable easter cards along with the SVG templates are all free and available in my resource library.
How to assemble DIY Easter Cards
Step 1: Cut out the Easter bunny card template
I like to use my Cricut cutting machine to cut cardstock and other materials. For this projects, I just used a fresh blue mat. It makes clean up a lot easier.
Step 2: Wrap the Cadbury Egg in plastic wrap
I start by gluing around the Cadbury egg and enclosing it in the plastic wrap.
Step 3: Trim and glue the Cadbury Egg to the base of the Easter chick card template
I found it was easier to glue it in parts to the the base card and then trim the excess plastic off after the glue as cooled.
Step 4: Glue the top Easter card template
Glue the top on and add any accessories if you choose. It’s ok if the top and bottom sheets are not totally aligned, it actually adds a nice 3D effect.