flying butterflies

The Scor-Pal team is featuring projects from the Scor-Pal site and I chose to make the Flying Butterfly Pop Up card.  I changed it up a bit, so I also took a few pics along the way.  Here’s my card from the front.  You can see the punched butterflies peeking through the window…

When you open the card, the butterflies are “flying”…

And here’s a view from the top so you can see how the butterflies are hung.  Instead of using ribbon as in the tutorial, I attached them with a light fishing line.

I used some Momenta papers from the Kaleidoscope collection and an SU! Soft Sky cardstock base.  I thought it would be fun to have an actual window in the front of the card.  First I diecut 2 windows with a QuicKutz die (one for the card front and another for the inside).  Then lay one window diecut onto your card front and trace the opening or window panes.  These will be your guidelines for cutting an opening.  Using a metal ruler, Scor-Mat, and craft knife, cut slightly outside of the traced lines.

Next attach your patterned paper layer (if you have one) to the front of the card and turn it over.  From the inside, cut away the middle of the layer using your previous cut as a guide.

Attach the 2 window diecuts to the front & inside with 1/8″ Scor-Tape, sandwiching a piece of acetate between them.

For the inside, I used a 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ strip of paper and punched one edge for the grass.  Then I cut two 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ pieces for the top and scored/taped as directed.  I used 2 punch-outs for each butterfly, attaching the fishing line between them with Scor-Tape.

Finish as desired.  I added a valance to the window and stamped sentiments & flowers.  To finish it off, I used a tracing wheel and Stickles. 

Here’s the inside again…

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Long Stem Silhouettes; paper- SU! Soft Sky, Momenta Kaleidoscope; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Scor-Mat, QuicKutz Window, Stickles, craft knife, metal ruler, tracing wheel, acetate, Martha Stewart grass and royal butterfly punches, SU! scallop edge punch, fishing line.

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