How to Make Easter Bunny Side Edge Cards

LEARN TO MAKE CUTE EASTER BUNNY SIDE EDGE CARDS ON YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

Don't you love side edge cards? They are so fun to make and this Easter bunny is super cute.

Get out your Easter patterned paper for this one!

In this tutorial, I’ll give you my step by step instructions and tell you what materials I think work best when making this project.

This project was part of Happy Crafty Easter 2023.

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EASTER BUNNY SIDE EDGE CARD – MATERIALS LIST

Easter Bunny Side Edge Card

Easter Bunny Side Edge Card

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This tutorial will show you how to make a cute Easter Bunny Side Edge Card for Easter.

Materials

  • My Easter Bunny Side Edge Card SVG Cut File
  • Cardstock
  • Glue
  • Cricut Pen. I recommend Black.

Tools

  • A way to cut out your cardstock. I am using my FABULOUS Cricut Maker but you can a Cricut Explore series too!
  • Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)
  • Cricut Scoring Wheel or Stylus
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Cricut Scraper

Instructions

STEP 1 - PURCHASE & DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

Purchase the SVG Cut file for the Easter Bunny Side Edge Card in my shop here.

STEP 2 - UPLOAD THE SVG FILE TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE

If you aren't familiar with uploading SVG files into Design Space, take a look at my quick and easy tutorial here. Using your smartphone? Click here for my step-by-step guide on uploading SVG files with the Cricut App.

STEP 3 - UNGROUP CARD LAYERS

The file will upload into Cricut Design Space grouped together. You will want to hit the UNGROUP button to separate the layers.

ungroup the design

STEP 4 - CONVERT FOLD LINES TO SCORE LINES

Scroll down the list in the LAYERS panel and find the envelope. Click the fold line and change the fold lines to score lines by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to SCORE.

find the envelope and convert to score

Attach the score line and the envelope by highlighting the GROUP the envelope is under and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

highlight the group and attach

Repeat for the card base.

Scroll down the list in the LAYERS panel and find the bunny face. Click the whiskers and face and change to pen by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to PEN.

find the whiskers and eyes on the bunny and convert to pen

Attach the score line and the envelope by highlighting the GROUP the bunny face is under and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.highlight the group and attach

Click the GREEN Make It Button.

click the green make it button

STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS

Click ON THE MAT and then CONTINUE.

im using the mats

You will see the layers for this card in the mat preview. Note: The yellow mat is the layer for the patterned paper. Click continue.

click continue

For this tutorial, I am using Medium Cardstock. Select your materials accordingly.

make your material selections

Attach your cardstock to the Cricut StandardGrip Mat using the Cricut Brayer.

STEP 6 - LOADING YOUR MATS AND CUTTING YOUR MATERIALS

To load the mat into the machine, press the double arrows button. Do make sure that the mat is positioned under the mat guides.

You will know the machine is ready to cut your material when you see the flashing "C" button. Press that to start the cut.

Follow Design Space prompts to change out the scoring wheel, pen, and fine point cutting blade.

Once the cut is complete, make sure to peel the mat away from the cardstock rather than the cardstock from the mat. This will prevent any curling of your design.

Repeat Step 6 for until all layers have been cut.

STEP 7 - ASSEMBLE YOUR CARD

Now that everything is cut, we can start to assemble the card.

time to assemble

Layer the Easter bunny as shown. I have included a Layering Guide within the download to act as a visual aid.layer the bunny together

Mat and layer the front cover panel.

finish layering the front cover panel

Add the Easter bunny and egg to the front cover panel.

attach the bunny

Mat and layer the inside cover panel and the messaging panel.

mat and layer the inside cover panelmat and layer the messaging panel

Fold the card base along the score line and burnish.

fold the card baseburnish with your scraper

Attach the inside cover panel to the inside of the card.

attach the inside cover panel

Attach the messaging panel to the back of the card.

add the messaging panel to the back

Attach the front cover panel to the card base.

add the front cover panel to the front

STEP 8 - FORM THE ENVELOPE

To make the envelope, begin by folding along the score lines and burnish the folds with your scraper.

fold the envelope along the score linesburnish with your scraper

Apply glue to the outer edge of the inlay panel and attach to the envelope.

add glue to the outer edge of the inlay panelattach the inlay to the envelope flap

Add glue to the bottom of the side flaps.

add glue along the bottom of the side flaps

Bring the bottom flap up to form the envelope.

bring the bottom flap up to form the envelope

Your card and envelope are complete.

Post a photo in the comment section or tag your projects on social media @thebeardedhousewife using the hashtag #beardedhousewife! I’d love to see how yours turn out!!

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  1. Hello Nick! I thought this card was very cut and adorable! I like your tutorial and video. I am a slow learner and don’t catch on so fast, so I need step by step or a video.?. Thank You Nick 😊

  2. Hi Nick, I am loving these projects, so cute, yet simple enough to be do-able, especially after watching the videos, which are clear & concise. I even enjoy your theme music, as it is very uplifting & cheerful.
    I think there is also a lot of versatility in that these lend themselves to other projects, for example I can totally see using just the bunny &/or the egg from todays project to decorate pennant banners, napkin rings, easter baskets & the list goes on. I could see using layers of vinyl, except that I don’t know if I have a suitable pen to draw the whiskers onto vinyl.
    Thank you for all the inspiration & motivation.

  3. Thanks so much for this adorable project. I’m new to papercrafting so your videos are great for me. This one was a bit confusing to me as I didn’t know when to use the carrot paper. Somehow, I ended up with an extra 2 squares, but it still works 🙂

    As I said, I’m a newbie 🙂
    Thank you again for all that you do!!

  4. I love this cut out bunny card. So sad that I missed it but we had a wind storm go through and we didn’t have power or internet for 30 hours. The joys of living in the country.

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