Authentique Cottontail Easter Bunny Easel Card

Authentique Cottontail Easter Bunny Easel Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Cottontail Easter Bunny Easel Card

Hello, Friends!  I’ve used one of my favorite images on this Authentique Cottontail Easter Bunny Easel Card. This handsome bunny rabbit just makes me smile every time  I look at him.  If you need a super quick Easter card, this is it!  Read on to find out how easily this card comes together.

Authentique Cottontail Easter Bunny Easel Card: Step by Step

  • Start with a 6″ x 12″ panel of kraft cardstock.  in half to make a 6″ x 6″ card base.
  • Now score the card front horizontally at 3″ to create an easel card base.
  • Line the inside of the card with Authentique Spectrum Limeade Cardstock.  Then cut a slightly smaller mat from Bubblegum Pink and adhere.
  • Line the exterior and interior panels with the same cardstock shades.  Cut the green panels to measure 5 7/8″ x 2 7/8″.  Then cut the pink ones slightly smaller.
True Confession: I rarely measure my paper mats.  Instead, I just  cut them slightly larger than my designer paper and stack ’em up.  I provide measurements for y’all because I know you like them.  But if you were with me in the studio, you would see me mark the dimensions on my designer paper very lightly with pencil.  Then you’d see me adhere that designer panel to my cardstock mat and trim around it.  All the measuring drives me nuts!  Now you know!

  • Now cut your designer paper for the inside of the card.  You can measure it out to 5 3/8″ square, or you can use the Kathy Clement method and just mark with a pencil and cut as I described above.
  • Trim out the bunny image so that it fits the card front and adhere.  Be sure not to glue over the fold, or you no longer have an easel card.  To prevent this, I place my glue about 1/4″ inside the edges of the 6″ x 3″ kraft base.  Then I close the card and adhere the image.  No fear of messing up the card with this easy trick.
Authentique Cottontail Easter Bunny Easel Card: Building the Stopper

This is the fun part!

  • First, place dimensionals on the back side of a 6″ x 3″ panel of the floral print.  Adhere the panel about 2″ from the bottom edge of the card.
  • Now cut a 7″ x 2 1/2″ panel of the pink gingham paper.  Cut fishtail banners on both ends.  Back with dimensionals.  Center and adhere over the floral pattern.
  • Punch out the “Happy Easter” medallion from the components sheet.  Place hot glue on just the outer edges and adhere slightly right of center over the pink gingham.  Push the ends toward one another to create the bowed shape.
  • Now add a pretty floral cluster and bow on the right.
  • Next ink up a Prima Bunny and adhere on the left along with a little carrot button.
  • Add another bow and flower in the top left  hand corner of the card.
  • Finally, thread some shell buttons and adhere in the lower left hand corner.
Authentique Cottontail Easter Bunny Easel Card: A Peek Inside

Fussy cut the Cadbury Bunny from the collage sheet and adhere inside the card.  Create a simple pocket for the top and add a chocolate.

I love all the sweet images and pastel colors on this card.  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post in case you want to make one yourself.  If you’d like to see other projects made with Cottontail, Click HERE.

How are you all holding up during this difficult time?  I pray for you every day, asking God to keep you safe, well and sane.  I find I am happier when I don’t watch or listen to the news.  Instead, I’ve been organizing my stash, making cards, cleaning closets and baking a little bit.  Being productive each day helps me feel less stressed.

I hope these  frequent posts are not annoying you.  My motivation is to add a happy little something to your inbox each day.  But if you’d like to see less, please let me know.  The last thing I want to do is overwhelm you.

Thanks for stopping by!




14 thoughts on “Authentique Cottontail Easter Bunny Easel Card

  1. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    Oh, Kathy, I love that little bunny!!! As soon as I saw it, I smiled. Your card is precious. By the way, I usually measure and write down my measurements so I don’t forget. I know, I’m a party pooper, but that’s just me. Have a wonderfully blessed Easter, my friend. Thank you for your prayers, you are always in mine. Hugsxx

  2. lynn legge

    Kathy this is so sweet. I love all the layers and the images…its perfect for easter. I hope all is well in your corner of the world…we are hunkered down here in pa…all is well.sending love and prayers that you stay safe and healthy
    love to you my friend

  3. kgbcatKatie Baird

    This is such a sweet card, and those images are adorable! Plus, the colors are uplifting, something we all need a bit of now. I “measure” my mats the same way! Not only does it save a headache, it saves time, too! Big hugs coming your way! (And despite all of the walking, getting bigger by the day, it seems:)


    Completely adorable card, Kathy!! I love the embellishments (resin rabbit) and the Abalone shell buttons – so beautiful!!


    I look forward to your post! Please post as often as you like. Your Easter card is so cute! I too am happier if I don’t listen to the news. Have a blessed Easter and I pray you and your family will stay safe.

  6. soozyb2013

    I must thank you as well Kathy for all the lovely cards, including well written directions on how to make each one. I must get to know my old i-pad that got given to me, so I can take it to my table and bring up your blog on it and then wha la, don’t have to keep running back and forth to the computer then back to the table and so on. Ha ha ha.
    Love bunnies and Easter chocolate. Lots of that out there but do we dare go out just for chocolate? Mmmm maybe.
    Stay well my friend and keep up the great work. 😀

  7. Rosemary Sokolowski

    I look forward to seeing your creations everyday – they do make me happy. Because I have more time on my hands, I try to set aside some time each day to go to my happy place (my craft room). I have been making your monthly Authentique Calendar cards and I love them.
    Stay safe, Stay well!

  8. Susan Steele

    Lol!!! You stinker!!! I had always just marked my papers with pencil before …not doing any measurements… but, been trying to learn my fractions for Ms Kathy and low and behold …she doesn’t like math either!!! Too funny!!! And here I’ve been meaning to ask…where did you find that blue smart ruler that looks like it has all the fractions on it? That would be really nice to have …just in case!!! Lol!
    Your bunny Easter card is lovely! And looks adorable! And your comment about us might be tired of your frequent posts …as for me …NEVER!!! I’m always so tickled to see what your magic fingers have come up with next!
    Praying for you and all of your family and your followers that all are safe and healthy…take care. Big hugs, Suzy Q

  9. Cynthia Pryor

    Thank you always for your inspiring cards. I am so glad to have found this craft, as it keeps my mind and hands busy with creating. Your projects are a delight! Happy Easter to you and your family.

  10. Gena L Krannig

    Wouldn’t this be a wonderful card to put in someone’s Easter basket? It is simply darling! What sweet bunny images and those flower clusters and ribbons are just beautiful! This is one of the best ever Easter collections. I think Authentique designed this collection with YOU in mind! Thank you Kathy, for sharing your beautiful projects. They absolutely do lift my spirits and I’m certain everyone else’s that sees them. Every time I open my email, I’m hoping to see something new from you! Bless you and your family. Hugs!

  11. Sherry Somers

    Cute card. I do the same thing. Mark it with a pencil. I hate measuring. I feel I do better without it.

  12. Jennifer Scull

    I was smiling reading your comment about measurements. I am just the opposite – I am always writing down the measurements on scrap paper. Embrace the differences! 🙂 We all have our own style. Hooray!

    Your Easter card is so precious! Who can possibly resist the adorable bunnies, ribbon, and flowers?!

    It took me all day yesterday to just get cardstock cut and inked for the cards I am trying to send. Not quite as fast as you these days, but I am trying. 😉 I so appreciate that you take the time to not only inspire us, but include step out instructions. Thank you!

    I hope for you and your family a most blessed and joyful Easter! Still so much to be thankful for in these challenging days. Please stay safe.

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