The cool breeze of springtime, the excitement of egg hunts, and the freedom to let your creativity loose. Yup – it’s Easter time! This also means it’s time to look for super-creative Easter card ideas – something crafty to really impress your loved ones.
Similar to other holiday cards like Eid, St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Kwanzaa, Valentine’s Day, or even birthday cards, Easter cards are just another way of showing support for the special days.
There’s something intimate about giving someone a card with a thoughtful message.
For that reason, Easter greeting cards will never go out of fashion.
This year, why not up to your game and give your loved ones something they’ll cherish forever?
I’ve gathered some of the best and easy Easter card ideas I could find on the internet (so you won’t have to) in this article. I’ll go over what makes each of them special, how you can DIY, and a few sources where you can look for more Easter card ideas.
Bust out your Easter craft supplies and let’s hop right in!
1. You Can Never Go Wrong with Embossing
via Wallridge Farm
The first one on the list is this adorable card by Wallridge Farm featuring die-cut stickers of cute little bunnies and embossed designs.
While this Easter bunny card may seem difficult to replicate, you can make something quite similar with ease at home.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Cardstocks or paperboards of different color
- An embossing folder (you can find them easily on Amazon and Etsy)
- Light paper (on which you’ll emboss your design)
- A rolling pin
- A pair of scissors
Once you get your supplies, follow these easy steps:
- Place the light paper inside your embossing folder.
- Place the embossing folder onto a flat surface, grab your rolling pin, and start rolling it (hard) over the embossing folder.
- Draw little bunnies of equal sizes onto some cardstocks (you can use a stencil for this purpose) and cut them.
- Paste the bunnies onto the (now-embossed) light paper.
- Add a greeting or any thoughtful message onto the embossed paper (Tip: Instead of “Happy Easter,” go with “Hoppy Easter” as a pun).
If you’re still unclear about how to emboss without a machine, watch this video tutorial.
That’s pretty much it.
You can also add additional embellishments to make your card prettier.
2. Mix Up the Textures and the Patterns
Think plain cardstocks are boring?
You can also use additional material on your card.
As a perfect example, I wanted to include this masterpiece by artist and blogger, LeAnne Pugliese, on our list of Easter card ideas.
via LeAnne Pugliese
It features different textured papers/cardstocks, tiny bunnies cut from said papers, some embellishments, and a main cardboard of dark color onto which everything is pasted.
Follow these steps:
- To begin, cut a long rectangle from a plain cardboard and fold it right in the middle. This will form the main body of your card.
- Take a textured paper/cardstock of a lighter color and cut off a square that’s a little smaller than the front of your card’s body (make sure that the body forms a border).
- Cut out little bunnies from different textured papers (you can cut as many as you want, however, each bunny should have a different color, pattern, and texture).
- Paste some artificial rocks/jewelry onto the card.
All that’s left is to write your Easter wishes, and you’re done.
3. Mix Up the Color
Next on the list is this colorful handmade Easter card by an independent artist and blogger.
The card features eggcellent combination of colors, a mesmerizing sticker of a bunny, and embossed background.
To replicate this cute Easter card, you’ll need:
- A piece of cardstock
- Fomic/Foam sheets of different colors
- Embossing paper (this will serve as the main background or body of your Easter card)
- An embossing folder
- A rolling pin
- A pair of scissors
- Watercolor (optional)
Here’s what you need to do (in order):
- Begin by placing your embossing paper into the embossing folder. Place it onto a flat surface, take your rolling pin, and roll it over.
- Take your foam sheets and cut eggs of different color. Paste them about 1 inch above the bottom edge of the embossed background.
- Draw a tiny bunny onto the cardstock (ideally of a different/darker color than your embossing paper) and cut it. Paste it on the embossed paper (to make it more beautiful, use watercolors on the bunny).
- Finally, take a rectangular piece of green foam sheet, cut blades of grass on one side, and paste at the bottom edge of the background (with a few blades of grass covering the bunny and the eggs).
Remember – it’s super-important that you follow the aforementioned steps in the order they’re listed.
4. Go Minimal
You don’t have to create something over-the-top as an Easter greeting card.
Instead, you can opt for something minimal – like this simple and funny Easter card by CharmArm Studio:
There are two different approaches you can take when creating a minimal Easter card like this one.
You can either:
- Go for a handmade card
- Design an eCard using a graphic design tool (more on that later)
Whatever approach you take, just remember – whether you’re designing a minimalist poster, a logo, or an Easter celebration card – always remember this core principle of minimal design: Less is more.
In this context, it means that the less elements you have on your Easter card, the better.
5. You Can Never Go Wrong with Ribbons
Want to instantly enhance the beauty of your gift or Easter card?
It’s simple…add a ribbon bow!
For instance, have a look at this awesome card:
via Catherine Proctor
I want you to try and imagine it without that bow.
Sure, the Easter egg, the cute bunny, and the pastel background colors look great on their own, but simply adding that ribbon increased the beauty of the card by a tenfold.
Here’s a quick visual tutorial of how to tie a ribbon into a bow (courtesy of Craft me Happy):
Alternatively, you can purchase a ready-made bow from Etsy, Amazon, or your local crafts store, and simply paste it on your card.
6. Make it a Small Gift
Cards are nice, but nothing says Happy Easter like Easter gifts.
For that reason, I’ve included these little gift boxes (made by Cindy Schuster) in my list of Easter card ideas:
via Cindy Schuster
Sure, they aren’t cards, per se, but they’re so much better. And trust me, if you opt for something similar, Easter brunch is going to be extra-special.
To recreate those cutest little gift boxes, you’re going to need:
- Stampin Up FRIENDS AND FLOWERS Clear Mount stamp set
- Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies
- Some markers
You can find the complete tutorial on the nutmeg creations blog.
In the end, once you’re done creating your little gift boxes, don’t forget to add a chocolate bunny or some candy and attach a little happy Easter card.
7. Go Digital
If you’re not very crafty with handmade cards, you can make a digital Easter card instead, like this one:
The best thing about eCards is that they don’t have to cost you anything.
In addition, they also help you avoid the pre-Easter clutter of paper craft supplies.
What’s more – you don’t have to be a pro designer to create something. And you definitely don’t need to be good at Photoshop.
How to Design an Endearing Easter Card Like a Pro with Pixelied
Pixelied is a powerful and free online graphic design tool that’s giving sites like Canva a run for their money.
You can use our tool to create stunning Easter cards, social media design, banners, book covers, and more, using templates and several customization features.
Here’s a step-by-step process of how it works:
- Go to Pixelied’s free online editor (no need to sign up or register).
- You can begin by adding a high-res stock image to your canvas by clicking on “Images” in the left panel. All images are sourced directly from Unsplash and Pixabay.
- Type in “Easter” in the search bar to load up the content. Once you click and load up an image on the canvas, don’t forget to resize (simply drag any corner of the loaded image until it fits and adjusts).
- Next, add your Easter wishes. To do this, click on “Text.” Pixelied offers hundreds of fonts and ready-to-use text styles. Click on “Add Headline” or select from any of the available text styles.
- In my example, I’ve selected one of the text templates. You can customize the text by simply double-clicking on it (I changed mine to “Happy Easter!”). You can also change the size, placement, and typeface of your message.
- Furthermore, you may personalize it with a thoughtful message and make it more beautiful with illustrations and elements/shapes.
- When done, click on the “Download” button at the top right corner. Pixelied lets you download files as PNGs, JPEGs, SVGs, and WEBPs.
And that’s pretty much it. You can now use your printable file however you want (either send it digitally or print it and give it in person).
8. Throw Flowers into the Mix
Next on the list is this beautiful Easter egg card created by an independent artist and blogger.
The card features amazing flowers, leaves, and a ribbon – all attached on a background with beautiful motifs.
While it may seem impossible to recreate, you can easily accomplish something similar with an artificial boutonniere (Amazon can help with that).
Try to mix things up by adding different kinds of flowers. Throw daffodils, tulips, and roses into the mix.
And as always, don’t forget to include a personalized message.
9. Go Over the Top and Mix Everything Up
Card making is a serious art, and this beautiful Easter card by Ola’s Little Fantasies is the perfect example that demonstrates that art in play:
via Ola’s Little Fantasies
As you can see, this breathtaking masterpiece incorporates all or some of the elements of the various Easter card ideas that we discussed.
It features different types of flowers, a ribbon bow, a beautiful printed card, and even eggs (you may use artificial ones).
If that’s not over-the-top enough for you, you may also enclose some confetti inside to surprise your loved one.
Top Places to Get Easter Card Ideas
In case none of the ideas we just discussed work for you, you can always look for more on the internet.
To save your time, I highly recommend looking for ideas on the following platforms/websites:
Pinterest is the go-to website for craft ideas and art, curated by a massive community of millions of users.
To get started, search for “Easter card ideas” on the homepage.
A simple search will reveal thousands of results, including mesmerizing pop-up cards, awesome eCards, and much more. You can also pin your own designs and generate eyeballs to your site.
If you’re looking to buy handmade gifts and cards, Etsy is the perfect place.
Not only can you find some of the best Easter cards, but also thinking of you, mother’s day, and creative holiday cards – all in one place.
You can look at all of the amazing cards on sale to inspire your own project.
On Amazon, you can find both craft supplies and Easter/Spring cards from different sellers.
Like Etsy, you can use it to get some inspiration for your custom handmade Easter card.
4. Google Image Search
Last but not least, a simple Google Image search will also do the trick.
Simply type “Easter card ideas” and get thousands of ideas in just one second.
If you want to make this Easter holiday extra-special for your loved ones, you can never go wrong with an Easter card.
For that reason, make sure that you design something special and add a touch of personalization. Remember – you can always use Pixelied if you want to design marketing assets such as a digital card from scratch.
Make a whole Easter basket, fill it up with treats, and top it off with your awesome card.