Thursday, 25 April 2019

Pop Up Butterfly Card

Hi Everyone,

Today I am bringing you a card with a pop up on the inside.  The original inspiration came from Mixed Up Crafts but I have used the template and adapted it to my design.  I've used some old favourites (gingham and butterflies) but also I'm introducing a beautiful new stamp set (with matching punch) Floral Essence from the 2019 Stampin'Up! catalogue.


1 x 7" x 10" card for the base (I've used white but you could use a coloured piece)
1 x 9 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of white card for the pop up mechanism inside
1 x 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" highland heather card for the front mat
1 x 4" x 6" gingham gala in highland heather for the dsp layer
1 x 3 1/2 x 5" white for the stamping layer
Scraps of white for the butterflies and leaves
Scrap of highland heather for the flower
Ink pads to match (I've used highland heather, lemon lime twist, balmy blue, grapefruit grove)
Butterfly Gala stamp set
Floral Essence stamp set
Butterfly duet punch
Perennial Flower punch
Leaf punch
Multipurpose adhesive
Clear blocks
Bone folder


Cut the card base to 7" x 10" (or use a pre bought card base)

Cut a piece of white card to 9 3/4" x 6 3/4" and score on the long side at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" and then flip the card over and score at 3 5/8"

Measure 1" from the top down the score lines and 1" up from the bottom and make a mark across all the score lines. Then measure out 3/4" on both sides of the middle score line and make a mark at the top and the bottom of the card. Then join the lines together as shown in the template and carefully cut away the two sections on either side of the middle scoreline.  The middle section is the piece that all of the cut outs will be adhered to. I've used coloured card on this sample to try and make it stand out for you.

Then using the largest flower from the Floral Essence set, I have randomly stamped all over this piece and added a sentiment to the left hand side.

Then stamp several sets of butterflies in colours of your choice and punch them out.  I have glued the small butterflies to the centre of the large ones to give them some dimension.

Adhere the pop up layer to the inside of the card base, lay it flat and make sure that there is a border all around, add glue to the larger right and left hand sections only and stick down. Test the mechanism is working and that the card will fold correctly.

Decorate the centre piece with your cut out butterflies. I have stuck them down with dimensionals and popped up the wings on the smaller butterflies.

On the stamping layer I have stamped the same floral image on the top left and bottom right and added a sentiment in the middle.  I have then stamped the image that matches the perennial flower punch twice in highland heather ink on highland heather card and punched them out.  Adhere one on top of the other to make a flower.  Then stamp two leaf images and punch out with the leaf punch.  Put a dimensional on the back of the flower and catch the two leaf images to that before you stick it on the stamped image on the front layer.  Layer up the front pieces as shown below and adhere to the front of the card.
Beautiful card incorporating some of my old favourites with a new one, I hope that you like it and give it a try.

You will be able to order the new items from the beginning of June so pop over to my shop if you are interested.  In the meantime, you can make this card using a different stamp set, different colours, different punches, the opportunities are endless.

Happy Crafting

Karen XX

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1 comment:

  1. This is very beautiful. I've just created my own website to sell some pop-up cards. They're absolutely beautiful. If you are interested in pop-up cards. It is exactly what you are looking for: cherry blossom pop up card, pop-up cards