June 24, 2015

Butterfly Pop-Up Card

Isn't this a cute birthday card? I love how flat if folds to fit in a regular envelope. 

So what do you need for this beautiful butterfly dream? I used Close to My Heart cardstock in Creme Brulee (apricot), Sunset (deep orange) and Colonial White (cream white). The inks are Creme Brulee, Sunset and Chocolate.

Cardstock measurements:

4" x 11" Creme Brulee 
2 1/2" x 3 1/4" Creme Brulee

3 3/4" x 5 1/4" Sunset (you need 2 of these)
2 3/4" x 5 1/2" Sunset
1 1/2" x 3 3/4" Sunset

3 1/2"x 5" Colonial White (you need 2 of these)
2 1/4" x 3" Colonial White

You need one scrap piece of Colonial White cardstock to stamp two big and two small butterflies on it. 


One of the two big Colonial White pieces is randomly stamped with big and small butterflies in colors Creme Brulee and Sunset. The second piece is stamped in Chocolate with the phrase "Hugs, Kisses ..." and decorated with a few small butterfly stamps.
The small piece is stamped with the "Happy Birthday" phrase in Chocolate ink.

Scoring and folding:

The 4"x11" Creme Brulee piece is scored at 1/2", 2", 4"and 5 1/2".
Lay down the paper strip with the 4" side and the 1/2" fold facing you. Start folding the 1/2" up, then follow with the other three folds and built a small box shape. 

The 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" Sunset piece is scored at 1/2" and 2". Fold 1/2" fold and 2" fold up like an upside down L.

Lets glue everything together:

Fist adhere the big Colonial white pieces (3 1/2"x5") in the center of the Sunset pieces (3 3/4"x5 1/4").
Place the scored Creme Brulee piece in front of you like during the folding process. Take the previous glued set with the stamped butterflies in the center of the big rectangular (the top one) in front of you. 
Now place red sticky tape on the 1/2" flap and fold the remaining pieces up to built a box. Adhere sticky flap to stamped butterfly design. Your card should stand up with a box on the bottom. Sometimes you have to work the creases a bit.
Take the Sunset piece (1 1/2"x3 3/4") and adhere in the center of the box at the front of the card. Now take the up-side-down L and adhere the long part of the strip to the center of the front card box, flush with the bottom (Only place glue to half of this strip!) Fold the top to create a "second" box on top of the first one. Place sticky tape on the 1/2" flap and adhere to base.

You created "two" boxes on the front of your card.

Adhere the Creme Brulee piece (2 1/2"x3 1/4") to the center of the Sunset box upfront. Glue the "Happy Birthday" cardstock piece with foam dots in the center of the one you just adhered.

Cut out your four butterflies and decorate them with a little bit of glitter or a rhinestone. Fold wings up and place them with glue dots to the front of your card.

Fold box flat and flip card around. Now adhere the second stamped set with phrase to the back of card. Make sure the box is on the back bottom side and the phrase is readable. 

I hope you could follow this direction, but if you have questions or like to make this card in one of my classes, please feel free to contact me.

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