Make use of leftover scraps of paper, fabric, ribbons, and trim with these beautifully personalized Easter notes.
The Martha Stewart Show, March 2008
Begin by downloading and printing the egg template on regular printing paper. Cut out the egg shape, put double-sided tape on the back of it, and stick it to the front of the card. Cut around the egg shape very slowly and neatly with a craft knife, as you will need the negative egg shape for later.
Cut a rectangle out of crafting paper, sized to fit behind your egg shape. Affix paper to the inside of card behind egg shape using glue stick.
Cut another rectangle out of crafting paper, sized 1/4-inch smaller all around than the size of your card opened flat. Fold this rectangle in half; crease with bone folder. Center and glue this rectangle to the inside of card with glue stick.
Take the egg you originally cut out and apply to inside of card with glue stick. Put the card under a book and allow the glue to set.
Next, 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 using a personal paper trimmer to ensure clean edges.
Slide the cut sheet into your envelope. Fold the top corners of the sheet down in a triangle shape at top, using the bottom of the envelope's sticky edge as a guide. Crease with bone folder. Take paper out of envelope; cut along creases with paper trimmer. Insert paper into envelope, and fold the paper where envelope flap folds over; crease. Apply glue to back of paper, on the top edges only; press gently to attach paper to envelope.
Regular printing paper
6 1/4-by-4 1/2-inch card
Decorative crafting paper
6 1/2-by-4 3/4-inch envelope
Personal paper trimmer
Decorative crafting paper, bone folders, glue sticks, craft knives, rulers, and cutting mats are available on marthastewartcrafts.com.