Easter is just around the corner and I wanted to share this easy tutorial for a fun and creative DIY Easter Card with you! It features an egg with a fun surprise when you open the flap–a cute chick! :) You can also switch up the text and turn it into a “Happy Spring!” card or add a chick/chicken pun–whatever you think your recipient would enjoy most! :) This is a card I created years ago and used to sell and it still gets a lot of Pinterest love so I thought I would show you how you can make this at home! This is a fun project to do with the kids as well!
SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED:
White Cardstock (will be cut down to 5 1/2″ wide and 6″ tall)
Colored Cardstock of your choice (this is for the egg–I like pastel colors!)
Scissors (and paper cutter if you have one)
Markers (yellow, orange, and pink for your chick)
Pen (ball point, gel, or brush pen–this is for your text and your chick’s eyes)
Bone Folder and Score Board (optional)
1) Prep your white cardstock. Cut your card stock into a rectangle that is 5 1/2″ wide and 6″ long. You can use scissors or I prefer a paper cutter if you have one.
2. Make a tiny pencil mark 2″ down on both sides of your rectangle and fold the paper at this 2″ mark. Make sure you are marking on the long side where it measures 6″. If you have a bone folder and a score board available, you can use those tools for this step.
3. Make your egg. Using a pencil, trace an oval egg shape on colored paper. Cut it out. Then draw a line at the enter of the egg (dividing it in half horizontally) and cut your egg in half. My egg is 3″ tall and 2 1/4″ wide at the widest point.
4. Glue the top half of your egg at the center of the folded flap.
5. Glue the bottom half of your egg at the center of the cardstock to match the top half of the egg. You can place the bottom half of the egg so that the flap covers it a little bit, about 1/16″–this helps to ensure when the card is folded all you see is the egg and not what is underneath the flap.
6. Add a chick to the inside of your card. You can draw in your chick or use a stamp (which is what I did). I gave my chick an orange triangle beak, 2 black dots for the eyes, and 2 light pink circles for the cheeks.
7. Add your message to the card on the inside flap above the chick. Make sure the pen/marker you are using doesn’t bleed through the cardstock. Test on a scrap piece of cardstock if needed.
I hope you liked this idea and will try this DIY Easter Card Tutorial this spring! This is also a fun project to do with little one! If you try it, please send me a pic of it–I would love to see your cards!
PS: I also share all my tutorials and more on Instagram as well! If it’s easier for you to check out the info there, you can find me at @atiliay.