DIY Easter Bunny Z Fold Card to Make

This Easter Bunny Z Fold Card is a variation on the normal z fold card with a diagonal top layer.  I have been experimenting with this type of card and have several other variations that I will post soon.  I never really liked the ones I did in the past and plan to redesign the Father’s Day Card here soon.  These new cards are much better.

This card may look complicated, but it isn’t.    This card folds for mailing and becomes a 6 inch square.  I haven’t been able to find an envelope that size at craft stores so, unless you can, you will need to make one.  Lucky for you, I have a tutorial to show you how to make your own custom envelope!  See it here.

You will need:
        • Heavy cardstock for the base
        • Scrap cardstock for the embellishments
        • Glue
        • Pen
        • Download File
Paper Selection

I used two different patterned papers for this Easter Bunny Z fold card.  They work nicely together.  The paper for the base is two sided but it doesn’t have to be.  It just has to be fairly heavy (110 lb. wt.) so that it can stand up.  The other papers can be any weight and don’t have to be two sided either.  The grass really shoud be green and the sun yellow but use whatever colors you want.  In the Reference library I have a paper called “Coloring Your Designs” that can help with color selection.  Get it here.

Cutting the Easter Bunny Z Fold Card

Cut the card and Cricut will do the writing on the grass.  I used a black Cricut marker and a font of my own creation called CMV Doby (Cordelia named it?!?) so that it would fill in.  If you aren’t familiar with fill in fonts, you can find out more here, and see how to get mine.

The bunnies on the big section have light green copies under them so that the egg doesn’t show through.  The other two don’t because they didn’t need it.  

There are some really thin cuts on the bunnies and the egg so be careful when taking them off the mat.

Assembling the Easter Bunny Z fold card
First, start by re-creasing the folds.  The folds on the diagonal (from left to right) are mountain then valley starting with the big section.  The folds on the base card are the same but the left side is the little section.  That is what makes it stand up and stick out.

Then you need to assemble the egg and the two bunnies with backs.  Set those aside for a minute..  Assemble the base card by placing the overlays between the folds.  Center them as near as you can on the card.  Next place the glued together egg.  The two glued together bunnies face each other partly on top of the egg.  The grass goes next but place it all the way at the bottom, even with the bottom of the base card.

Next, assemble the diagonal by putting the smallest cloud on the smallest section and so on.  Finally glue the sun in the corner on the left.  

Place glue on the back of the entire small triangle section and attach it to the top of the big section of the base card.  I tried just gluing the edge and this just wasn’t big enough.  On the other side, only glue the edge of the wide section of the diagonal where the base card shows through on the edge (not the top).  Be sure to let all the glue dry.

Lastly, fold the card closed and make sure it closes properly.  If you have any questions about the placement, see the pictures above.

And your Easter Bunny Z Fold Card is done.  Again the finished folded size is 6 inches square.

Easter Tradition Statistics
  • About 80 percent of Americans celebrate Easter.
  • 60 percent visit family and friends
  • 58 percent make a holiday meal.
  • 50 percent attend church.
  • 35 percent have an Easter egg hunt.
  • Over 14,000 hard-boiled eggs are hand-dyed for use in the Easter egg roll and the egg hunt at the White House.

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