Authentique Cottontail Easter Basket in a Box Card

Autehentique Cottontail Easter Basket in a Box by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Cottontail  Easter Basket in a Box Card

Hello, Friends! Let’s get ready for Easter with an Easter Basket in a Box Card! The holiday will no doubt be different this year, but we can share the joy of the season via the mail.  I’ve used Authentique’s Cottontail collection to create this sweet box style card and it’s so cute, even the Easter Bunny approves!

The entire Authentique Paper Design team is sharing wonderful Easter inspiration ideas on the Authentique blog this week.  You’ll want to be sure to pop on over and see what goodies they have prepared for you.

Cottontail Easter Basket in a Box Card: A Closer Look

Start with a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ box card folio base.  You can find a tutorial for the base HERE.  Then dress it up with pretty pink flowers, ribbons, and Easter embellishments.  You’ll hear all the details in the video tour below, so I  won’t bore you with them here.  I’ll just share the pretty photos with a few comments.

Color a resin bunny with Distress ink, then heat emboss with Seth Apter Dirty Sand Embossing Powder.  Then rub some of the embossing off with your finger to create fake fur.  The wee nest is made with burlap, twine and Spanish Moss.

Dress up the spine with a bunny key and carrot buttons.

The inside is filled with all sorts of fun interactive elements.

And here’s the “Easter Basket” and a sweet little pull out folio.

“Gift wrap” your treats with paper from the collection.  Who wouldn’t love to receive an Easter Basket like this in the mail?

Cottontail Easter Basket in a Box Card Video Tour

If you’d like to see how all these elements work together, you can watch this short video tour.  I share lots of tips and tricks as we walk through all the moving parts.


I hope I’ve shared some Easter Joy with you today.  How are  you going to celebrate this year?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!






9 thoughts on “Authentique Cottontail Easter Basket in a Box Card

  1. Suzy Q

    This is so adorably sweet!!! You and those Authentique papers make a great pair! Your littles are gonna luv some of these …especially with all your extra treats! Not sure how we’re doing our Easter just yet …but probably from afar!!! You all stay healthy! TFS, hugs, Suzy Q

  2. Candy

    This is so sweet, Kathy! I wouldn’t even call it a. And because it is so much more than that! Love the papers. Such pretty color combos and images. Love your design and your always impeccable attention to detail. Happy Easter to you and yours!!


    Oh – who wouldn’t love to receive this!!!! This is definitely the grown-up Easter card – such a wonderful project, Kathy – love the silver rabbits, reminds me of the old chocolate molds – beautiful work!!!

  4. Claire Gagne

    Goodness, I’m always in awe of the cards you make! They are so beautiful & elegant & actually over-the-top! But, for me, I love over-the-top elements in any project. This one, because of your video on the folio base (St. Patricks Day), I could make it. Be safe & TYFS

  5. Helen

    Always enjoy seeing your creations with this box card design, Kathy. This set of papers is as delightful as the Imagine set for Easter projects. I just may have to get this one for next year’s creations–planning ahead (it’s an excuse to buy more paper!). What I especially like is that after the goodies are gone, there’s still a wonderful space for photos, journaling and even storing a bit of Easter memorabilia for some holiday home decor next Easter. tfs-Hugs. Stay healthy.

  6. Lorraine

    Hi Kathy, this hit my in-box last night as I was getting ready for bed. Took a quick peek and couldn’t wait to take a good look this morning. Love love love the papers and all that you did to put it together. Beautiful and inspiring.

  7. Gena L Krannig

    Hi Kathy! I LOVE this box card. Not only is it decorated so beautifully with your bunny embellishments and flowers but this design allows you to use so many of the the different papers. And they are all beautiful. Your little nest is just adorable and just look at all the surprises inside! Authentique made a perfect collection for Easter. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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