How to make Bendi cards

Try this fun card making tutorial from Sarah Jackman Read, as featured in Make Cards Today magazine

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Make this Easter extra special with these adorable Easter cards! Complete with sweet bunnies and colourful eggs they’re bound to put a smile on everyone’s face. We have plenty of Eastery papers for you to make your Bendi cards with. Download our free Easter printables, Easter bunny printables, free Easter chick printables, our free Easter scrapbook paper, and print. Then Sarah will show you how to turn those papers into Bendi cards. Once you’ve made your DIY cards it’s time to make some Easter eggs to match. Learn how to blow and paint an egg then use our Easter egg decorating ideas to make them beautiful. Now it’s over to Sarah for her how to make Bendi card tutorial…

What you’ll need

  • White card
  •  Coloured paper
  •  Adhesive gems
  • Patterned paper

How to make Bendi cards


You Will Need

  • White card
  • Paper, coloured
  • adhesive gems

Total time:

Step 1

To make your bendi card, first cut a 13 x 15cm piece of white card. Cut a 12 x 14cm piece of spotty paper, layer onto pink paper then layer onto a 15 x 13cm piece of white card to make the base card. We’re using the patterned paper and topper collection from Make Cards Today March ’20 – but you can use whatever you have to hand! Short on patterned paper? Check out our collection of patterned paper – all free to download and print!

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Step 2

Cut a 13 x 9cm piece of white card, score 1cm at both ends then trim one to create a 1cm tab, as shown. Cut a 10 x 8cm piece of egg-patterned paper, layer it onto pink paper. Add to the base.

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Step 3

Trim a 13 x 5cm piece of white card then score down 1cm at one end and trim a tab as before. Trim a 10 x 4cm piece of floral paper, layer onto pink paper then attach to the base.

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Step 4

Cut a small slit 5cm from the left-hand edge of the base card in line with the tab on the egg panel. Follow the same instructions on the other panel. 

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Step 5

Add the egg panel to the right-hand side of the base card and the pink panel on the other side. Place the tabs in the slits. Add a border, as shown, then attach a topper with foam pads.

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Step 6

Add a decorative border to the pink panel. Add three egg toppers to the top of the panels then attach a sentiment with foam pads. Finish with pink adhesive gems, to finish.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to make Bendi cards! For more fun Easter makes check out our how to make an Easter card tutorial and our how to make a papier mâché Easter egg DIY.

Fun cards for foodies!

Looking for more fun cards to craft that would work well for easter? How about this chocolate bar card from our brilliant papercraft food cards?

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Want to try a different card fold?