This Easter Egg Card cracks open for a Victorian
This vintage-look Easter Egg Card follows the Victorian rule -
everything is better with moving parts. Here, the two halves of the
Easter egg open up to reveal a chick peeping out his Easter message.
The pivot mechanism on this card is a crimped
grommet (or eyelet), but you can also use a small brad. The grommet
allows you to add a bow by threading a knotted ribbon through the hole
and tying it in front.
We sized the images for a 5" x 7" card, which fits
a standard A7 (5.25" x 7.25") envelope. A jumbo egg, to be sure.
The classic Easter vintage images include a
Easter egg, and a postcard, circa 1912. They are
yours for FREE as a PDF download. Just click on the "vintage images"
in the list of materials below.
Materials for this Easter Egg Card
(FREE PDF download).
- Matte photo or presentation paper, or white
cardstock (see Tips).
- Ribbon, narrow pink satin, about 18".
- Grommet and grommet-setting tool (see Tips).
- Hole punch, 1/8".
- Detail scissors or craft knife (and cutting
- Butterfly clips or large paper clips.
- Antiquing ink, like Tim Holtz
Distress Ink (optional).
- Print the
vintage images on matte photo paper, heavy presentation paper, or white
cardstock. using detail scissors, cut out the two eggs and the chick.
When cutting out the eggs, you only need to trim completely around the
left side of one egg, and the right side of the other. when cutting out
the chick, cut away the legs and gently round the feathered edges.
the two egg images, placing the left-side-trimmed egg on the bottom and
the right-side-trimmed egg on the top. Hold the top point of
both eggs with one hand, as a pivot point. With your other hand, pivot
the top egg image about 3/4" to the right. Hold the egg images
in this position with butterfly clips or large paper clips on the right
and left sides.
a jagged line from the center bottom edge, where the two eggs overlap,
to the top center pivot point. Remove the clips, discard the untrimmed
halves, and align the two trimmed egg-half images. They should overlap
about 3/4" inches at the bottom, diminishing to no overlap at the top.
- If you wish, antique the edges of egg halves
and the chick with distressing ink applied with a cosmetic sponge or
align the egg halves so they
make an unbroken image on the front. Clip these together with paper
clips and turn them face down. Place the chick image, face down, on the
back, aligning the bottom edges. Punch a 1/8" hole centered near the
bottom where the three layers of images overlap.
a grommet through this hole from the
front, crimping it on the back. The egg halves should rotate freely on
- Tie a double knot in the center of the 18" of
pink ribbon. Thread both ends of the ribbon through the center of the
grommet from the back of the card until the knot is tight against the
grommet. Tie a simple bow on the front and trim the tails of the ribbon.
your greeting on the back of your Easter Egg Card. Happy
- Premium matte photo paper or presentation paper
will give you the best image reproduction, but it may be a lighter
weight card than you prefer. In this case, you can print directly onto
a high quality white cardstock. Alternatively, you can print the images
on photo paper, then mount the photo paper on cardstock with
spray adhesive before cutting.
used a 5/16" (hole) grommet, but anything around that size will do. If
you don't have a grommet, then a small brad will work. Just punch a
1/8" hole first, so the paper can rotate on the brad. If you use a
brad, you can glue a small ribbon bow on the front head.
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