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Materials: Base
  • Card Stock (Pink or Blue) and White
  • Two Different Patterned Papers (Cut to 4 1/4" X 3 1/2" and 4 1/4" X 1 1/4")
  • Cutter / Scissor
  • Exacto Knife
  • Glitter Glue
  • Printer
  • Optional: Non-Working Pen (For it's spring)
  • Glue Dots
  • Glue Stick


For my card club this month, we needed to make a winged creature card.  I made these Butterfly cards for my partner.  I imagine they would be used as baby shower cards.  This is how:
  1. I found an image of a butterfly off Google and printed it onto white card stock.  (A few times to not waste paper.)
  2. For the boy I used blue green and silver, for the girl I used purple, light pink, and dark pink glitter glue (or stickles) and filled in the wings of the butterfly as if I was coloring or painting.  Then I used yellow for the boy body and green for the girl body and let them dry.
  3. Once dried, I used an exacto knife and cut around the now hardened glitter glue and got the butterfly shape.
  4. I then edged the butterfly with clear glitter glue and let it dry once more.
  5. While drying, I created the card front.
  6. I printed the butterfly poem: Butterfly in the Wind on colored card stock. (Blue for boy and Purple for Girl) **Make sure that the poem is shorter than 3 1/2" tall and thinner than 4 1/4" wide.
  7. Cut one pattern paper to 4 1/4" X 3 1/2"
  8. Cut the other pattern paper to 4 1/4" X 1 1/4" (so that there is a little overlap)
  9. Cut the poem to 3 3/4" (Adjusted to fit your font if needed) X 3 1/2"
  10. Paste together.  The strip that is 1 1/4" tall should have its top at the 1" from the top of the paper.
  11. The strip that is 3 1/2" tall should start at the bottom and go up.  They should overlap.
  12. The quote should be centered on the bottom and meet the top of the bottom patterned paper.
  13. The butterfly edge should be dried so we can do the inside of the card now:
  14. I took apart a clicky pen and took out the spring.  I cut the spring in half for two butterflies each.
  15. I put a glue dot on the card and a glue dot on the top of the spring.
  16. Finally I put the butterfly on the spring.
You may  notice the girl cards look different.  That is because one is showing the glittery side and one is showing the back which looks (to me at least) like water color.  When the second dried, it somehow leaked but it doesn't show through on the back so I used that side instead.

Enjoy!

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