Easter Card Kit - Free Cardmaking Tutorial

A simple yet arty greeting card to make for Easter!

This card kit is made using the Thank You For Ordering gift I've been sending out to my wonderful customers each time they order.

I've made it available for sale here if you'd like one or three for yourself. Click here to view and buy.

Each kit includes the prefolded cream card base, one piece of shop bought scrapbook paper, three rectangles of unique prints, a length each of twine and ribbon, and prestamped images on smooth white card.

The stamps are from 'Candyfloss and Marshmallow, Some Bunny Loves You' by Design Objectives, DoCrafts.

sample of a finished Easter Card by Jenny James

To make the kit into a card like the one I created above, all you need to add is Distress ink, scissors and adhesive.

The first thing I did to make the kit was create some unique paper and cardstock to use for the backgrounds. To do this, I used printable canvas (you can also use Sticky Back Canvas), basic white cardstock in gloss and smooth, and plain copy paper. 

There are 2 ways to create unique printed paper. One is using Gelli Plates and the other is simply spritzing, painting and splattering using your favourite paints, ink sprays and stains. I used the Dylusions and Distress range of colours. The first batch of kits I sent out included Gelli prints as well.

Making unique paper and cardstock using Distress Inks, Paints, Stains and Dylusions Sprays

Every rectangle of paper and cardstock is different, giving you unique cards not found anywhere else!

Inked edges on the hand printed paper with the Distress Inks

Cut the shop bought scrapbook paper in half lengthways. Using a Mini Blending Tool and the Distress Ink Pads in Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed, blend ink on all the edges of the printed papers.

Hand cut stamped images from the Easter Card Kit

Cut out all the elements of the design using fine, sharp scissors or a craft knife (scalpel). I didn't use the basket, but cut out most of the tulips as shown in the photo. Trim the words into banners, one with ribbon ends and one with scrolls.

Distress Inks, blending tool and other bits of cardmaking

Shown above are the inks and papers, ready to be put together.

A rough of how the card is put together

I like to put together my card designs without adhesive so I can move them around until I'm happy.

the finished Easter Card from the kit

A closeup of the finished card. I used Ranger's Wondertape for adhering most of the card and the 3D tape for the areas lifted from the design.

That's it! Easy, wasn't it? I hope you enjoy making your own Easter card :) Whoever you give it to is sure to love it!

Have a Happy Creative Day!