Egg-cellent Easter Card With Mini Layered Mandalas

The front of this Egg-cellent Easter card has three magnificent mini mandalas on the eggs! And inside there are four beautiful decorated eggs in a basket.  It looks hard.  But with my tutorial, it is still an easy card to make.

Front of Egg-cellent Easter Card
Front

This card fits into an A7 envelope which makes it very easy to mail!  Or you can make your own matching custom envelope using the envelope tutorial found here. 

You will need:
Paper Selection for the Egg-cellent Easter Card

The color scheme for this card is pastels and the base card does not need to be two sided.  But if it isn’t, you need to cut the rectangle front overlay.  If it is two sided you don’t need the front overlay.  Because the pieces are so small, patterns don’t really work for any of the pastels in this card but the off white (bunny) or the base card could be a pattern  

Cutting the Egg-cellent Easter Card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a gold gel pen for both the writing and the egg decorations on the inside.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  

If you are using the SVG files be sure to follow all the directions in the instruction document in the zip file.  The card will not cut the proper size, score or write properly if you don’t.  Please join me and tell Cricut to please fix this glitch!

Especially the mandalas are extremely intricate.  Be very careful removing them from the mat.’  And if you are not using the front overlay (because your base card paper is two sided) hide the overlay before cutting.

HINT HINT:  I discovered that it is very important to keep the mandalas right side up!  It is almost impossible to work with one or more of the circles flipped around.  I figured out a workaround though.  When you remove the small circles from the mat, put a small  X with pencil on the back of each piece.  It won’t show up in the finished project and makes it very easy to tell what side you should face up.  It was a big time saver when assembling the second attempt at this card.

Assembling the Egg-cellent Easter Card

First. re-crease the fold on the base card.  Assemble the inside of the card first.  The eggs can be put in the basket randomly but make sure they are behind the basket.  The basket has two pieces so that the eggs don’t show through.  So does the ribbon on top.

Once the inside is done, close the card and attach the front overlay if you used it.  Layer the bunny parts and the “Easter” and attach them to the card.  Don’t attach the eggs yet.

Assemble the three mandalas in the following color order from back to front:  Assemble the rose pink, purple, yellow, green, blue brown.  The other flower goes green, pink, blue, purple, yellow, brown.  And the butterfly goes green, purple, blue, pink, yellow, brown.  Be sure to center them and line them up properly.

I tried using foam tape but unless you have an EXRAORDINARY amount of of patience to cut the foam tape very very thin, don’t do it!  For the sake of your sanity, just use liquid glue! They still look impressive.   Attach each mandala to its egg and attach the eggs so that the mandalas don’t overlap.

And your Egg-cellent Easter Card is done!  See that wasn’t too hard.  Remember it fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.

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