Butterfly Spring Card Design

Butterfly Spring Card to Brighten the Day

Butterfly Spring Card

“Hello.” Here’s a bright cheery butterfly spring card with die cut embellishments to brighten someone’s day. In place of “hello”, many other greetings suit this card like:

  • Thinking of you,
  • Missing you,
  • Get well quick, or
  • Happy birthday.

Select four coordinated spring color papers (two patterned and two solid colors) and let’s get started.

Butterfly Spring Card Supplies

Butterfly Spring Card Supplies

  • 11 x 5 1/2-inch white card stock folded into a 5 1/2-inch square top fold card
  • 5 1/4-inch square of solid pink card stock
  • Three 5 x 1 1/16-inch strips of card stock for the front panel background
  • 2 x 3-inch piece of card stock for the butterfly
  • A scrap of patterned paper to fit your word art die cut
  • Paper cutter and/or scissors
  • Glue runner and/or stick
  • White gel pen – I like Sakura Gelly Roll pens
  • Pencil
  • White art eraser
  • One small colored button – I used one from EK Success Patterned Button Repeats sticker set
  • Cuttlebug die cut machine – or other which works with Cuttlebug dies like the Creatopia
  • Cuttlebug die cut plus embossing folder sets – Everyday Greetings and Butterflies

Butterfly Spring Card Directions

Follow your die cut machine’s directions to cut and emboss a butterfly. Crease the wings on an angle leaving the butterfly’s body flat for gluing onto the card.

Butterfly Spring Card: Mark Die Cut

If you only want to cut one section of word art from the selection included on the Cuttlebug Greetings die cut, mark and cut out a small piece of patterned paper to fit.

Butterfly Spring Card: Position Die Cut

Lay the scrap in place and run the word art die cut through your machine.

Butterfly Spring Card: Assemble Front Panel

You can assemble and glue the paper strips directly to the 5 1/4-inch colored square or do as I did. Glue the strips to a 5-inch piece of scrap piece of paper first so that you can trim any uneven edges before placing it on the pink panel.

Butterfly Spring Card: Pencil In Flight Path

Use glue stick to place the butterfly, word art and button. Use pencil to lightly draw a winding dashed line for the butterfly’s flight path between the button and the butterfly’s tail.

Butterfly Spring Card: Accent With White Pen

Follow beside the penciled line with white gel pen as shown above. Also trace around the button and word art in white to define and make them pop.

Butterfly Spring Card: Erace Pencil Marks

Use white art eraser to remove the pencil marks. Glue the completed front panel to the center of the card.

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Comments

  1. Pretty pretty pretty!

  2. Love it! So sunny and bright.

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