This cute Easter card is inexpensive and so easy to make that even the kids can help. It uses very basic scrapbooking techniques, making it ideal for novice card makers.
The base for the card is an Avery ink jet greeting card (product number 3251) in ivory with a feathered edge. They come in a box of 20 with matching envelopes and can be found reasonably priced at internet sites like paper-papers.com. These cards are large and convenient to use for handmade card projects.
The paper tags used in the example shown were found at a dollar store in a package of 20 for $1. Blank tags can also be used, or scrap paper can be cut into tag shapes. Make a tag by cutting two corners off one end of a rectangular piece of paper and punching a hole between them.
Inexpensive Handmade Easter Card
- Avery ink jet greeting card (3251)
- Decorative paper tags
- Easter stickers
- Glue or other adhesive
- Start with a blank ink jet greeting card. Orient the card so that the folded side is facing away and the card opens in an upward motion.
- Choose or make three paper tags. Make sure the tags are appropriately sized so that three of them will fit across the face of the card.
- Tie a length of ribbon to the hole in the top of each tag and make a bow. (Fig. 1)
- Attach an Easter egg sticker to the center of each tag. (Fig. 2) Other Easter or spring stickers or other embellishments can also be used.
- Glue the tags to the front of the card. Start with the middle tag, making sure it is centered on the card. Add the side tags, taking care to space the tags evenly. (Fig. 3)
- Open the card. Inside, center a sticker with an Easter sentiment. (Fig. 4) Alternatively, a custom greeting can be hand-written or spelled out with letter stickers.
- Place a coordinating sticker on the lower left-hand corner of the front side of the envelope to make it match.
This basic design can also be modified to fit any holiday or occasion. For example, it can easily be turned into a Christmas card by replacing the Easter eggs with snowflakes, or a birthday card can be created with cake or balloon stickers.
Using smaller-width ribbon will make smaller knots in the centers of the bows. When mailing cards, an extra fee is charged for items that are too thick, so using larger ribbon may mean paying more for postage.