Easter is just around the corner. Can you believe it!? If you want to spread some Easter love to your friends and family, here’s a festive handmade Easter greeting card. It’s easy and fun to make. I promise!
Here’s what you’ll need for this handmade card:
- A blank card and envelope (I used the standard 6.5×5 inch size. I like to buy these in bulk at a craft store.)
- One sheet of brightly colored cardstock or scrapbooking paper in whatever color you like
- One sheet of white cardstock or scrapbooking paper in white
- Craft glue or tacky glue
- Fine-tipped glue bottle
- Fine glitter in 4 festive colors
- Thin ribbon (the kind that feels like fabric not plastic)
- A ruler
- A pencil
Cut out a piece of brightly colored cardstock/scrapbooking paper that is the same size as the blank card. I used a 6.5×5 inch blank card, so I cut out a cardstock piece that was 6.5×5 inches, as well. I like to line up the blank card with a corner of the cardstock and then trace the remaining two sides. This makes cutting out the piece quick and easy.
Once you have cut out the cardstock, lay it at an angle on top of the blank card. When you have it aligned in the way you like, flip both pieces over and then trace along the edges of the blank card. Cut along the lines you just drew on the brightly colored cardstock.
With the crafting glue/tacky glue, lightly dot the back of the cardstock. Less is more here 🙂
Then simply adhere the cardstock to the front of the blank card.
Cut out a piece of white cardstock that is 1.5 inches smaller (in terms of both length and width) than the blank card. The blank card I used was 6.5×5 inches, so I cut out a piece of white cardstock that was 5×3.5 inches. Then lightly dot the back of the white cardstock and adhere it to the brightly colored cardstock. At this point, I place a heavy book on top of the card and let the glue dry for at least 30 minutes.
When the glue has dried, lightly sketch out your design. I chose to write “Happy Easter” in cursive and then I added some festive Easter eggs. If you use a heavy hand when you sketch out the design, the pencil marks can show through the glitter later on. Take a minute to think about which color of glitter you’d like to use for each part of the design. Now have fun glitterizing!
Trace over your greeting with a fine tipped glue bottle. If you don’t have a fine tipped glue bottle, you can simply use block print instead of cursive, as this requires less precision.
Completely cover the design with glitter. Let the glitter set for about 5 minutes and then tap the excess glitter onto a piece of computer paper. Using the paper like a funnel, pour the excess glitter back into its container. That way, you don’t have to waste any glitter!
Continue the glitter-glue process for each part of the design. Get creative!
Use whatever colors you like and decorate to your heart’s content!
Your card will look something like this after you have completed the glitter process. Now you can add some ribbon!
Simply cut some thin ribbon to the correct length for each corner of the pink paper. For the bow, take two pieces of ribbon and tie them together with a double knot. Then tie a bow. Then cut the ends of the ribbon so that they fit on the card.
I hope you all have a lovely Easter full of joy and resurrected dreams!