33 Tips for Making Easy Easter Cards

Worked today on my Easter Cards. It will be here before we know it! Love that spring is here! Check out these 33 handy card-making tips to make cute bunny cards to mail to friends and family!

In the video, I mention 33 tips for easy card making. See the entire list below!

Products Used

  • Gina K Designs Master Layouts 2 (Link)
  • Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
  • Mini MISTI Stamp Positioner
  • Rubber Stamp Presser Tool (Air Hockey Puck)
    Four was the same prices as one! Give 3 to friends!
  • Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
  • Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6×6 Paper Pad
    (Found similar Vintage Cottage Fields 6×8 pack below)
  • Stampin’ Up Stampin’ Blends (Link)
  • Alcohol Marker Holder
  • Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
  • Neenah Bright White 65lb Cardstock
  • Light-tack Purple Tape
  • Scor-Pal Scoring Board
  • Tombow Multi-Mono Liquid Glue

33 Tips for Easy Making Cards!

  1. Make your cards a standard size of 4 1/4″ x 5.5″ — half of 8.5×11 paper
  2. Use a stitched die to add texture to the front picture on your card
  3. Find a cute stamp in your collection for a fun card scene
  4. Use Neenah 110lb for card base
  5. Use Neenah 65lb to stamp your scene on (cheaper paper)
  6. Use pattern paper from 6×6 pad (due to small print)
  7. Cut patterned paper to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ to cover front
  8. Use Versafine ink for bold solid coverage of stamp image
  9. Use clear embossing powder on ink for a clear protective coat
  10. Use alcohol markers to color to avoid showing marker lines
  11. Store Stampin’ Blends in a case that allows you to keep pairs together
  12. Pick colors that go with your patterned paper
  13. Make a batch (assembly line) when you get all your supplies out, saves time
  14. Use a MISTI Stamp Positioner Tool so you can re-stamp, if necessary
  15. Use a stamp presser tool to provide even pressure when stamping
  16. Keep dry embossing powder is an easy to use tupperware container with a spoon
  17. Get the powder on the ink quickly before ink dries
  18. Mail your cards! People love to get happy mail!
  19. Use a stamp shammy to clean ink off your stamps
  20. Store stamp shammy in a dvd case to keep it moist! Let it dry at night
  21. Let your heat tool warm up before bringing it to your paper to avoid warping
  22. Tape dies in place to keep them from shifting when putting thru your Cuttlebug
  23. Use stamps from multiple sets to make them go farther
  24. Use liquid glue so you have time to line up on your card front
  25. Stampin’ Blends from Stampin’ Up come in pairs so you can shade quickly
  26. Use the artist’s suggestion of where to shade (use the shade lines drawn on image)
  27. Using a light, then dark, then light again alcohol marker will allow you to blend
  28. Draw some ground for your scene to sit on — images won’t be floating!
  29. Dry embossing over the ink will help keep alcohol ink from spreading outside image
  30. Keep caps on the alcohol markers quickly, when not in use to avoid drying out
  31. Use a Scor-Pal scoring board to crease your paper for the fold
  32. Flatten the card using a bone folder
  33. Label your homemade cards — stamp from VistaPrint
Personalized Stamp
from VistiPrint

Someone suggested adding my name to the back of the cards that I make. I ordered this self-inking stamp from VistiPrint. Added my website so they can also see how the card was made!