3 Beautifully Quilled Easter Greeting Cards
Do you even send Easter Greeting Cards? Easter greetings are sold in stores, so someone is sending them. Learn how to make your own and you’ll want to share Easter greetings to brighten someone’s day! What better way than to create something unique and beautiful with your own hands?
In this tutorial, you are going to make your own handmade quilled greeting cards. So, get your supplies together, and let’s get started.
Table of Contents
- Getting the Cardstock Set Up
- Quilled Baby Chick Greeting Card
- Picket Fence and Tulips Easter Greeting Card
- Bunny in the Grass Easter Greeting Card
- 3mm quilling strips of paper in various colors (the strips used for the purpose of this tutorial are 39cm in length (15.35”)
- Quilling tool
- Tiny Google Eyes
- Decorative Scissors
- Calligraphy Pen
- Good Quality Cardstock
- Ink Pads and Stamps
- Boning and Scoring Tool
- Cutting and Scoring Board
- Glue – PPA glue
- Shape template
1. Tearing, rather than cutting, helps the paper ends blend when gluing so that you don’t see the perfect cut in the final product.
2. You really don’t have to measure. Everything here is made with either a full 39cm (15.35”) strip, ½ strip, ¼ strip, 1/8 strip, or 1/16 strip.
3. To keep your glue from clogging when you are using this tiny applicator, rest it upside down on a damp sponge.
4. Take your quilling tool and gently roll over the edges of your pieces to get them even.
Getting the Cardstock Set Up
Get your cardstock set up first. You’re going to be making 5×7 greeting cards, so you’ll want to cut your cardstock to 10×7.
Using a scoring tool, score each card at five inches along the 10-inch side.
Fold each card along the scoring line and press with the bone tool. Your cardstock is set up for 5×7 greeting cards and you can now get to the fun part of creating.
Quilled Baby Chick Greeting Card
Starting with the head of the baby chick, roll seven strips of yellow, end to end, into a tight coil. You can glue your strips end to end, creating one long strip OR you can just roll without gluing using the curling coach as a guide, which also helps keep your coil tight and straight.
Nestle each strip under the previous one as shown. Remove from your quilling tool and the curling coach and glue to secure.
For the body of the chick, you’ll roll 10 strips together, in the same manner, giving you a slightly larger tight coil.
Each wing is made using one strip. Roll into a loose coil and size using the #20 circle on the template.
TIP: The template is optional, but it does help you get all your coils the same size.
Shape each coil into a slightly curved teardrop and glue to secure.
Roll a ½ strip of orange into a tight coil, glue to secure, and shape into a teardrop. This is the beak.
For each foot, roll a ½ strip of orange into a loose coil, sizing with the #10 circle on the template. Glue to secure and shape into a marquis.
For the hair tuft, use a ¼ strip of yellow and fold it in half. Roll each end to the fold.
Glue pieces on the front of your greeting card as shown. Stamp or write a greeting and you’re done.
Picket Fence and Tulips Easter Greeting Card
This time let’s use a colored cardstock for the greeting card.
Using some of the leftover white cardstock trimmings, cut a piece to about 4” x 2”. Trim using some decorative scissors.
With a calligraphy pen, write a greeting on this white piece and glue to the front of your greeting card.
Using seven ¼ strips of white, you’re going to build your picket fence. You can make your wooden posts the same size for uniformity or create them perfectly imperfect. Glue in place on the front of your card.
For the leaves, take ½ strips of green and roll them into loose coils, allowing them to unroll naturally in your fingers. Glue to secure and shape into curved teardrops.
The stems are 1/8 strips of green folded in half unevenly. The center flower stem is 1/16 of a strip.
For each tulip, using pastel-colored strips, take three ¼ strips and roll into a loose coil, sizing with the #10 circle on the template. Glue to secure and shape two into curved teardrops. These will be the foundation petals on the bottom of each flower.
Shape the third into a teardrop. This one will go on top of the two foundation petals.
Glue the leaves, stems, and flower petals into place as shown.
Bunny in the Grass Easter Greeting Card
This time let’s use green cardstock for the greeting card.
Take two strips of white and glue them together, end to end, creating one long strip. Roll into a loose coil and size using the #25 circle on the template. Glue to secure.
Using your tweezers, pull the inner circle down to the edge as shown. Glue into place on the front of your greeting card centered horizontally and about 1/3 way down from the top of your card. This is the bunny’s body so be sure to leave room above the body for the head and ears. You will have to hold this in place for a few seconds until the glue takes hold.
For each bunny foot, take one strip of white and roll into a loose coil, allowing it to unroll naturally in your fingers. Glue to secure and shape into a teardrop. Glue in place on the front of your card, below the body of the bunny, shaping and holding in place until the glue takes hold.
To make the bunny head, roll one strip of white into a loose coil. Allow to unroll naturally, glue to secure, and shape into a half-moon. Glue into place above the bunny body, again, shaping and holding in place until the glue takes hold.
Each bunny ear takes one strip of white and a ½ strip of pink, glued end to end, creating one long strip. Starting with the pink end, roll each into a loose coil and allow to unroll naturally in your fingers. Glue to secure and shape into a teardrop. Glue in place on the front of the card, above the bunny head, shaping and holding in place until the glue takes hold.
For the bunny tail, take a ¼ strip of pink, roll into a loose coil, allowing it to unroll naturally, and glue to secure. Glue on top of the bunny body, at the bottom, between the feet.
The grass is made with a ½ strip of green for each side of the bunny. Fold the strip back and forth as if you were folding a fan. This does not need to be evenly folded, make them random. While holding it folded in your fingers, dab some glue along this edge, then glue in place on the front of the card, one on each side of the bunny. Again, you will have to hold it in place for a few seconds.
After the glue has dried for the grass, you can make the flowers. Using ¼ strips of random colors, roll each into a loose coil, allowing to unroll naturally, glue to secure, and shape into teardrops.
Glue each flower in place as shown.
Everyone loves to get a card in the mail so why not create something from your own hands and create something they’ll treasure forever. You’ll make their day!