Authentique Cottontail Easter Blessings

Authentique Cottontail Easter Blessings by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Cottontail Easter Blessings

Hello, Friends!  This Authentique Cottontail Easter Blessings card is filled with sweet spring colors and the cutest vintage Easter images.  Honestly, there are so many cute patterns and images in this collection that the hardest thing about working with it is deciding which ones to use.  But these pastel carrots pretty much win hands down!

Tips and Tricks
  • Mat all the layers on pink, blush and kraft cardstock to keep all those pretty patterned papers from becoming muddled.
  • Machine stitching helps to frame the layers.  It also lends a great vintage feel to the card.
  • Layer the banner with dimensionals and overlap the corners so it fits on the 5″ x 7″ card base.  Add bows and bitty buttons to really make it stand out.

  •  A vintage crochet doily adds wonderful texture and works perfectly with the vintage image.
  •  Fussy cut around the top of the image, then pop up on dimensionals.
  • Place hot glue on the ends of the “Easter Blessings” banner, then push toward the center to create a curve.  Top with ribbon, metallic string and flowers. Add a trio of aqua buttons in the lower right hand corner of the the card to balance things out.
Authentique Cottontail Easter Blessings: A Peek Inside

This box pocket is the perfect spot to tuck in a little Easter treat.

Just for fun, I created a pocket in a pocket!

Tuck a tea bag and some Peppermint Patties into the pocket.  Add a darling little vintage demitasse spoon and a honey stick to complete the Easter Basket treats.

I need to get one of these made for each of the grand girls this year, since we won’t be able to gather for our traditional Easter Dinner and egg hunt. But I can send them each one of these cute Easter Baskets in a card so that they know Nan is thinking of them and missing them.

By the way, I found a fun new app for my phone.  It’s called Marco Polo, and it is totally free.  The app is kind of like a video style walkie-talkie.  I’ve been chatting and singing back and forth with the Littles every day.  Today I’m going to try reading them a story and see how that works.  It’s easy enough for them to use on their own, and it helps us stay connected.  I thought y’all might enjoy it, too!

Are you working on Easter projects?  Tell me what’s on your craft table in the comment section below.

Stay safe and well, my friend!




14 thoughts on “Authentique Cottontail Easter Blessings

  1. Helen

    This is so sweet, Kathy. It’s such a great project for Easter. Last year I picked up the Authentique “Imagine” pad at Tuesday Morning. One of my projects this year was to use the sheet with the series of 3″ scenes of bunnies and chicks etc., cut apart. For some of the cards, I mounted the scenes on lacy die cut frames and added them to colorful card fronts. For others, I attached the scenes on the inside of the card and die cut a frame into the front to create a window for viewing the scene. A few little embellishments, kept it simple…and the cards were in the mail. Yay! tfs and thanks for asking…Hugs.

  2. Susan Steele

    Oh my!!! How did I miss this one! It is just adorable for an Easter card! Luv those gorgeous Authentique papers …and with your magic fingers and throw in a vintage crochet doily! Beautiful! And no I haven’t even started any Easter cards …I’m still trying to reorganize my craft room! Silly me thinking a 3 day job….has now turned into an 8 day marathon…and still not done! What was I thinking!!! I wasn’t!!! Just trying to stay busy! Plus I received 2 reclaimed wall cabinets and an old desk moved into my craft room …I just had to make room for them! Lol! But I gotta check out that Marco polo app! Thanks …hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Martie Rollin

    Lovely vintage image to center on this delightfully festive Easter card…made even better by placing it on top of a real doily medallion. Talk about creating a vintage look. Love that you chose to use 2 different sizes of buttons…lovely details make all the difference. Love the alternating colors of the banner…very cheerful addition to the feeling of celebration. It’s this banner, complete with the tiny buttons, that so draws my eyes! I like the double layer bow using 2 entirely different textures…I’ll be giving this one a try. Thanks for taking the time to write your narratives that so often accompany your projects. No, I don’t use a smart phone. My grandkids refer to my flip phone, and me, as antiquities! Ha! Ha! Lots of things are different this year…we will all do the best we can…and hope it’s good enough. Stay well by staying apart!

  4. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    Hi Kathy! I love this card!!! It’s so beautiful and cheerful!!! I will tell my daughter about Marco Polo for the girls. Thanks for the tip. Take care my sweet friend!!! Hugs xxx

  5. Jill C McAuley

    Love the bright Spring colors, especially since we had light snow overnight in Salt Lake. The tulips have a little dusting!
    I have an ambitious schedule of making cards for three April birthdays as well as for Easter. I like your box pocket design. Perfect fit for a small box of crayons or colored pencils to include in one card for my niece, as well as some chocolate squares for Easter.
    I am working with Graphic 45’s Princess collection, Authentique’s Dreamy collection, and several miscellaneous papers to combine for Easter. I discovered a stylized pattern of lilies in the Graphic 45 Artisan collection…Who knew?! Fits in with your Throwback Thursday projects.I also have realized that I have a lot of “angel wings” stamps and dies that I will incorporate for Easter. It was a good thing that I still hadn’t put away all of the Christmas supplies. LOL!

  6. MaryH

    In the Olympic event of paper crafting, score 10!

    This paper is beyond adorable and invokes those “Peter Rabbit” story memories from my little blue book and reminders of “thumper” my cat-litter-trained rabbit (who loved carrots too). Love your use of buttons, especially on the banner with the bows. My favorite tip is to partially fussy cut rabbit silhouettes out and leave the rest. Your grand kids will LOVE this keepsake.

  7. Pamela Pung

    Oh, what a sweet folio!! You are such a talented crafter and a great designer to share your creations! Thank you for bringing big smiles!

  8. soozyb2013

    What an awesome thing to give your “littles”. Too cute and those papers are really sweet. Thanks for keeping this part of the world normal. Hugs to you my friend.

  9. Claire Gagne

    What a fabulous card Kathy!! So glad I’ve found you. Your creations are above all else. You never disappoint! The papers, the embellishments, all are wonderful. I wish I had your talent. Even if I wanted to replicate what you create, trust me, it would be a creation no one would want to receive. Stay safe Kathy & be well. TYFS

    1. MaryH

      Claire I agree Kathy’s card is so stink’in cute and I too have a little envy of Kathy’s talent going on here. But, I am betting you could do it – give it a try I know you’ll be surprised!

  10. Candy

    Kathy…THIS is absolutely adorable! Authentique papers are always so pretty and this collection is just precious! I love bunnies. This Easter card is so cute! Every little detail is perfection!!

  11. Sherry Somers

    So sweet Kathy! You never disappoint. I am finished with Easter. I am making a Box folio. Very girly. I made 2 and now I am addicted! Marco Polo is fabulous. I use it every day since almost all my family is far away. Enjoy it!

  12. Gena L Krannig

    Gorgeous gift box card, Kathy! I was so happy to snag this beautiful creation for an Easter gift. My cousin was thrilled! Your Grand Darlings will love getting these. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent! Hugs!

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