Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays! My grandparents moved to Florida when I was just five years old and we would visit them at Easter time every other year. It was the only holiday we were able to spend with them, so it’s always been special to me. Now that I’m an adult, I love to spend Easter with my young nieces and nephews. This will be the first Easter we won’t be there, so I decided to make some cards for them!
ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Easter Bunny
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Wood You
Glue or tape
1.5″ Hole Punch or cutter
Scissors and paper cutter
White Pom-Poms (optional)
I started out with some pink cardstock I printed from my digital scrapbooking supplies on my computer. I cut the paper using the directions in Lei Maier’s Blog Post Hybrid Tutorial: Hybrid Cards. I wanted to create fun Easter Bunny style cards, and I thought it would be cute to have the Easter Bunny coming or going from a rabbit hole in a tree. So I created a mat for my cards using ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Wood You for that tree texture.
I cut the mats down to the size Lei recommended in her tutorial (listed above). Using an adjustable hole punch, I cut a 1.5″ hole in the paper and taped a black piece of cardstock behind the hole. I then attached the tree textured paper to the pink cardstock.
Using Photoshop, I opened a new letter sized document. I used the ScrapSimple LYO Brushes: Easter Bunny to create the pieces of my bunny. I used the png files that are included with the brush set and dragged them onto my new document. I selected each layer and linked them together. Then I resized them to fit on my card. For these two cards, I used two bunny heads, two sets of floppy ears, a triangle nose and three sets of upright ears (as arms and feet). Using my paint bucket, I painted each shape white and added a thin black stroke. The black stroke is a guide for cutting out the shapes.
I also used ScrapSimple Shapes: Fancy Brackets to create mats for my greeting. I created the shape I wanted to use right on my letter sized document and then clipped the same paper I used for the card base onto the shape. I also added some Easter Eggs and printed the document and cut each shape out by hand. You could use a Silhouette for this step, but I chose to do it by hand.
Now, the fun part, assembly! I used some thin tip markers to draw on a face and a little pink to the ears. Then I added the ears, paws and head to one card, making it look like the Easter Bunny was popping out of the hole. Then I added the mats and eggs to the front of the card. On the other card, I made it look like the bunny was jumping back into the hole. I added a small white pom-pom for a tail. It needed a little something more, so I added a vine shape from my Silhouette library made from a green digital scrapbooking paper. I added the greeting to the inside and voila! Two hand made Easter Cards for my little nieces and nephews!
Don’t feel bad for me this Easter Holiday. Although I won’t be with my nieces and nephews, my family will be in Florida with my grandfather just like the good old days!
We would love to see your Easter Cards! Feel free to post them in the Scrap Girls Hybrid Gallery. Hoppy Easter!
Tutorial written by Carla Shute