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!
- Authentique Cottontail Collection Kit
- Spectrum Cardstock
- Coral Rose small check plaid ribbon
- Prima Flowers from my stash (old…but pretty. Maybe from Love Story??)
- Ingvid Bloem Resin Bunnies from Prima
- Carrot Buttons
- Shell Buttons from my stash