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DIY: Easter Egg Cards



Although trading may not be her forté, Martha Stewart has definitely cornered the market on Easter. She's done it again with egg-themed stationery. While the golden age of egg-hunting has long since been over for me, I am digging her Easter egg card DIY, which makes use of leftover fabric scraps and trimmings. I'm thinking of trying it with another shape, perhaps a trendy skull, seasonal pear, or wise owl. To learn Martha's steps for crafting these cuties, and mine for crafting other shapes, read more

Supplies:

  • pre-cut photo frame cards with envelopes
  • fabric scraps
  • scissors
  • Elmer's glue or glue stick
  • rick rack or ribbon
  • decorative paper
  • personal paper trimmer (or just use scissors)

Here are the steps, from Martha Stewart Living:

  1. "Make the Card: Start with a precut photo-frame card. The card has three flaps. One folds under the cutout flap. Measure flap that folds under; cut fabric or paper to fit, less 1/2 inch. Dot glue on wrong side of fabric; glue to flap. Glue rickrack or ribbon to fabric, if desired. Dot glue around fabric edges. Fold cutout flap over glue-dotted flap, and press."
  2. "Line the Envelope: Measure an open envelope from the top of the triangular flap (not including the sticky edge) to the bottom of the envelope. Measure between sides. Cut a sheet of decorative paper to those dimensions. We used a personal paper trimmer, available at office-supply stores."
  3. "Slide cut sheet into envelope. Fold both sides down at top, using the bottom of the sticky edge as a guide. Crease with bone folder. Take paper out of envelope; cut along creases with trimmer. Insert paper into envelope, and fold where envelope flap folds over; crease. Apply glue from a stick to back of paper, on the top edges only; press gently to envelope."

To make these cards in another shape (skull, pear, owl, etc.):

  1. Buy standard blank note cards.
  2. Draw or trace your shape on to the underside of the top flap.
  3. Cut the shape out with an X-acto knife.
  4. Cut a blank piece of cardstock to the dimensions of one side of the card.
  5. Glue your fabric scrap (and ribbons, if desired) to the cardstock, a little larger than the opening of your shape.
  6. Glue the cardstock to the underside of the top flap of your card.
  7. Then, follow Martha's instructions for the envelope.
  8. Send me one!

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