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Egg-Themed Stationery

Personalize your notes by lining precut cards and envelopes with fabric or decorative paper.




  1. Step 1


    Make the Card: Start with a precut photo-frame card. The card has three flaps. One folds under the cutout flap. Measure flap that folds under; cut fabric or paper to fit, less 1/2 inch. Dot glue on wrong side of fabric; glue to flap. Glue rickrack or ribbon to fabric, if desired. Dot glue around fabric edges. Fold cutout flap over glue-dotted flap, and press.

  2. Step 2


    Line the Envelope: Measure an open envelope from the top of the triangular flap (not including the sticky edge) to the bottom of the envelope. Measure between sides. Cut a sheet of decorative paper to those dimensions. We used a personal paper trimmer, available at office-supply stores.

  3. Step 3


    Slide cut sheet into envelope. Fold both sides down at top, using the bottom of the sticky edge as a guide. Crease with bone folder. Take paper out of envelope; cut along creases with trimmer. Insert paper into envelope, and fold where envelope flap folds over; crease. Apply glue from a stick to back of paper, on the top edges only; press gently to envelope.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2002



Reviews (13)

  • tabatha352 10 Mar, 2008

    I did a very elementary version using this craft as my inspiration. I cut out an egg shape from my 2 yr olds used art paper from his easle. I glued the recycled artwork to the front of a folded piece of paper. As a final touch I printed"artwork by:(using my son's full name). I used them as invitations for my son's preschool Easter Party I am hosting. Very cost effective.

  • cmcclurg 4 Mar, 2008

    This picture is of my daughter Sarah. She is enjoying the cards that my mom, my neice, and I made. We had soooo much fun on Sunday afternoon doing this project while the men watched the ballgame. I had everything cut out for them. I found everything that I needed at my local Walmart - except the "peekaboo" cards. Those I made with regular cards and the Fiskar's cutter. Great fun! Thanks Martha!!

  • boring4546 4 Mar, 2008

    Another idea for these cards but not necessarily for sending is to make the egg shape 3d and fill with small eggs for a present.

  • AmyBrown 29 Feb, 2008

    I think a set of these would make a wonderful gift alone or in a basket of gifts. You can buy cutters that make other shapes, too. Make a half dozen with their lined envelopes

  • SmilynStef 28 Feb, 2008

    Very fun ... here are some of my Easter Egg Card Creations:

  • mountain456 26 Feb, 2008

    I sketched an egg shape on thick cardboard and used an exacto knife and a self healing mat to cut the shape out of each card! It was a lot of work, but that's what makes it fun :) They turned out beautiful!

  • mslo_karen 26 Feb, 2008

    Ginika, We didn't use a template for this project, since we used precut oval-frame cards. However, you can use an oval cutter (available at craft stores) to cut neat ovals.

  • prekteacher 25 Feb, 2008

    YOu can handmake your card and use a die-cut for the opening. You can customize your cards to fit any holiday, whatever die-cut you want. I am a teacher and we have several die-cuts at our school but you can also check at any scrapbooking store and many colleges have a teacher resource room with a variety of die cuts.

  • ginika 25 Feb, 2008

    I have plans to make these Easter card, but is there a template? The template will defiantly help me make the cards look nice and neat.

  • angelanb25 25 Feb, 2008

    These are just adorable, I can't wait to make them, especially the bunny garland!

  • icela 25 Feb, 2008

    You can buy these cards at any Joanns or hobby lobby

  • homeecdhscomkalicia 25 Feb, 2008

    I love these cards! but, my girls will need a template for the card! We are attending the workshop in a high school Home Economics calss!

  • maryerogers 25 Feb, 2008

    Is there a template for the card? Mary