Easter egg hunts are a sign of Spring and new life.
For a fun Easter card that pops, I used some cute double-sided papers with sentiment toppers along with Karen Burniston’s Spring Animals, Bam Box Pop-Up, Crosshatch Rectangles and Labels, Crosshatch Circles and Label Charm Pop-Up die sets.
The card base is an extended gatefold with aperture windows cut through the front and side panels that allow two spring animals to peek out the card front. From a 12×12 sheet cut a 10.5×7-inch rectangle. Score and fold at 1/4-inch, 2 3/4-inches, 7 3/4-inches, 10 1/4-inches. Glue front panels (2.5×7 inches) to the side tabs. (I had to piece together my front panels using decorative strips of paper to hide the seams.)
Close card and layout your card front decorations using the smallest decorative label dies from Bam Box set to cut the windows. Tape dies in place using removable tape and open out cardbase and then fold back the front panels so that the dies will cut through both front and side panels.
Create two bam boxes per directions on assembly video. Assemble a bunny and a chick in an egg following their assembly video. (I used half of a cotton make-up removal pad to die the bunny’s tail.)
(I used a paper cutter to trim my sentiment toppers and a circle die to cut the wreath sentiment.)
Layout your inside decorations of the card using placement of the animals glued to the bam boxes in a flatten position making sure the animals will be seen through the windows. (I used fancy labels from two sets to create the personal message label – Label Charm Pop-Up and Rectangles and Labels Crosshatch.)
For the back of the card, I chose to glue a 30-inch piece of ribbon under a decorative panel to tie the card shut. Cut a scalloped rectangle using the new Rectangle and Labels die set and glued a sentiment topper from the Echo Park paper pad. Tie the card shut to get correct placement of ribbon before gluing decorative panel on to card back. (For my signature block on the card back, I fussy cut three eggs from the scraps of printed paper.)
The card fits into an A7 envelope decorated with one of the window off-cuts as a seal on the envelope flap. I like to enclose instructions on how to close the Bam Box. You can download the instructions below.
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- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Rectangles and Labels Crosshatch – 1233
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Bam Box Pop-Up – 1222
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Label Charm Pop-Up – 1209
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Spring Animals – 1074
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Circles – Crosshatch – 1057
- Photoplay – 12×12 Double-Sided Cardstock – Bunnies and Blooms – Easter Egg – #BUN3746
- Echo Park – 6×6 Double-Sided Paper Pad – It’s Easter Time – #IET300023
- Bazzill – 8.5×11 Textured Cardstock – Tiara – 18-1002
- Colored Cardstock and Paper Scraps
- A7 Envelope – White
- Pigma – Mircon 01 – Black
- Pink Fine-Tipped Makers
- Neutral PH Adhesive by LINECO
- Fine-Tip Glue Bottle
- Pokey Tool
- #8 Rubber Bands
- Die Cutting Machine
- Cotton Make-Up Remover Pad
- 30 Inches of Peach 1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon