Thursday, 18 July 2013

Paper Wings

Today I thought I'd share with you this butterfly card that I made last week, it's a  thank you to a lady who sent me some craft supplies in the post.  As it's summer I thought I'd make a butterfly card. I made a couple of these 3D butterfly cards last year, which I've shared at the bottom of this post.

The first thing I did was cut a butterfly template, I found the butterfly I used on the front of my lyric notebook,  I photocopied it then cut out the template. I altered the shape a little to make centre part a little bigger so I could make the butterflies easier.

I then cut out a small piece of butterfly paper and attached it to the bottom of a cream card blank.

Then it was time to cut out the butterflies I cut out two butterfly shapes per butterfly, so to make this card you would need to cut out six butterfly shapes.

Meanwhile I stuck a sticky ribbon that complimented my butterflies  along where the paper joined on the card.

Then it was time to assemble the 3d butterflies. The first thing you have to do is fold the butterflies in half so they have a crease up the middle

As you can see I then used a couple of glue dots and stretched them with tweezers to run along the crease.

I used glitter glue to pipe a head and body onto the centre of the butterflies, you then have to leave them to dry for quite a while so that the glitter sets.

Some time later, or for me the next day, (pacing my craft time) it was time to fix the three butterflies on to the card. As you can see I stuck them onto the card with glues dots ( I do love a glue dot)

I put the centre butterfly on first and measured with a ruler to find the centre of the card and then stuck the matching butterflies on either side.

and Ta-Dah my Butterfly card was complete.  

The theory is that they will fold flat enough to fit in the envelope and then the wings can be folded back up on arrival to give the 3D effect,

As I said earlier I made a couple of these card last year for birthdays.

You can see from this shot how 3D they look.

Happy Crafting

Clare xx


  1. love the colors! violet butterfly is my fav :) perfect 3D butterfly card

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment and for stopping by my summerhouse. x

  2. They're so pretty! Thanks for the instructions. :)

  3. Super sweet and pretty. Love them lots.