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Easter Greeting Cards: Free, Unique Ideas to Make

Updated on September 5, 2016
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Rose is a full-time freelance writer who frequently writes about education, special education, DIY projects, food, Milwaukee, and more.

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There are so many fun possibilities for Easter cards with everything from religious icons to bunnies and chicks to eggs. After seeing winter colors so prevalently for several months, it's refreshing to reach into your paper supply and pull out some vibrant greens and light pastels. As always, the vast majority of the tutorials that I'm sharing here exclusively use supplies that you can purchase at almost any craft and/or sewing store. Additionally, most of them can be completed in a single afternoon.

Please respect artist copyrights. Unless it is indicated otherwise, all card ideas and templates are for personal use only. If you're interested in selling your creations, contact the artists directly to work out agreements. Thank you and happy creating!

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Bunny and Chick Easter Cards

The templates for the bunny and chick make these Easter cards very easy to put together. Use them as mini cards with short messages on the back. They are perfect with or without envelopes. They can also be used as place cards or table décor any time around Easter. Customize the colors and detail embellishments any way that you like.

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Chick Easter Card Printable

One reason that I love Easter cards and Easter décor in general is because I lovechicks. Cards like this never fail to get an "aw" reaction from me. Simply download, print, and send this cheerful little guy out to all of your family and friends for Easter.

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Lime Green Butterfly Easter Card

How could I resist a card design with a button, lime green, and polka dots? This is such a great combination. I also love how simple this design is. With any craft, is can be easy to get carried away adding lots of embellishments and detail. There is a time and place for this, but there's nothing wrong with a classic, simple design sometimes, too. Click here to check out more of Stacy's Easter and spring card ideas.

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Fuzzy Texture Bunny Card

It wouldn't be an Easter card article without at least a couple bunny card ideas. Adding some fuzzy texture is a great way to add a new level of detail to a bunny design. The sewing details on this card are great, too, although they're completely optional. Gluing the paper works just fine, too. If you don't have egg-shape brads, consider creating your own decorative eggs out of thick cardstock or fabric.

Sewing on Paper: How to Paper Stitch | AllFreeSewing

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Happy Easter Cross-Stitch Sign and Card

This post has two Happy Easter cross-stitch printables: a sign and a card. The sewing concept is the same for both cards. Even if you're very new to cross-stitch, this is a really simple project. A few stitched X's on each letter will add a lot of detail. Of course I love the buttons, although you can change up the detail any way that you prefer.

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Religious Easter Card with Cross

Create a religious card for Easter with a beautiful cross design. There is no tutorial for this design, but the post does include a list of materials. The concept is pretty simple. Personally I wouldn't use a flower embellishment that large, as it can make the card difficult to fit in an envelope. If you choose to use larger embellishments and will be mailing the cards, make sure that the embellishments are properly cushioned so that the envelopes don't rip in transit.

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Fabric Scraps Easter Egg Card

Even though the template and video links in this post no longer work, I'm still linking this because it's a great, easy idea. You can create this punched card easily enough with a hole punch or craft knife. This is a great way to use up fabric scraps. Consider adding an Easter greeting to the front of your card.

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Rabbit Finger-Puppet Card and Egg Cozy

This is definitely the most complex card project in this article, although all of the supplies are still readily available at craft and/or sewing stores. The post does assume that you have a basic knowledge of sewing skills and terminology. There is a video with Martha herself to accompany the written directions, but it skips over the sewing steps as well. The neat thing about this card is that if you don't attach the puppets to the card (but simply push them through the holes before closing the card), the recipient can take them off and use them.

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Dimensional Eggs Easter Basket Card

Add a new dimensional element to your Easter cards this year with these dimensional Easter eggs. This is an easy concept and will make little eggs that fit right in your paper basket. Consider other ways that you can use these eggs for your Easter décor this year such as garlands, table decoration, and place cards.

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Fingerprint Bunnies and Chicks

Who doesn't like to create fingerprint art? You don't have to be a kid to appreciate how fun this project is. I nearly pulled out my stamp pads as soon as I'd read through this post. Add marker or gel pen details for the faces and body parts. These little guys are perfect for Easter cards, gift tags, place cards, wall art, and more.

Do you enjoy creating fingerprint art? Check out Ed Emberley!

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Easter Egg Stitched Greeting Card

This is another sewing card where the free template included makes it really easy. Punch the holes and then stitch the pattern. If you need to purchase plain cork board for the punching, check the office supply section of big box stores. It's usually with the bulletin boards and white boards. This is a great project for using leftover bits of embroidery floss.

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Printable Vintage Collage Card

For those of you who enjoy vintage and vintage inspired Easter designs, this one is for you. The artist modified a collage that he created a while back and turned it into a printable 5x7 card. I love the mix of items, designs, and colors here.

Use your Cricut to make Easter cards.

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      Rose Clearfield 2 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks, peachpurple! That's great.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love the creative ideas, will try them

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      jeff hardy 3 years ago

      thanks

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thank you!

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      Anju Arya 5 years ago from India

      nice creation. very informative. I look forward.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much! I appreciate the promo!

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      hvacunits 5 years ago from Longview, TeXas

      Just an amazing Hub. I wish I had your creativity. Thanks so much for all your wonderful work. "Awesome." A big vote here for your hub! Just had to share it on Twitter and Facebook with my followers!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks. :)

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thank you Lilleyth!

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      Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      What a wonderful hub! Terrific job.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks! That's great!

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      These are such adorable ways to express Easter greetings. The kids love to do crafts and it is a great family project. Voted up, shared socially!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      oceans, thanks! None of these are my original designs, but I'm glad that you enjoyed them.

      Tammy, sounds good! Thanks for sharing this hub.

      Thanks weezy!

      That's awesome, Mary. Have fun with your cards this year.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      My Grandkids and I always make Easter cards, but you have given me some fresh ideas. Many thanks for this Hub. I voted it UP, etc.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Central USA

      Love the idea! Thank you so much great hub!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      These are just adorable! I love Spring and Easter. I will get my 3 year old to make these cards for her Grandparents. Gorgeous!!

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello, I love to create my own cards, and yours are just so cute and fun. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas! You are very talented. Voted up, useful, interesting, and awesome.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks Pannoncia! Have fun making cards this Easter. :)

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      Pannonica 5 years ago

      Thank you for this wonderful hub, I do so love creating personal cards. The finger puppet and hoppy easter are my favorites. Enjoyed the video too.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks ladeda!

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      ladeda 5 years ago

      I love these ideas. Thanks for this Hub!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I agree that it's more fun to make cards than buy them. Thanks for sharing this!

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      craftdrawer 5 years ago

      My grandsons would love the Easter puppet card! These are more fun than buying them at the store. So creative! I will have to share this one!!!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks Jamie! Aren't those fingerprints great? I'm glad that the video was helpful.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Love the Easter cards, Rose! The little fingerprint one is precious.. and thanks for the video about sewing on paper :)