Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Elegant Park Lane Butterfly card | Stampin' Up! products

It was my Mother-in-Law's birthday recently and as usual I had left it till the last minute to make her cards. I always make one from the boys and one from my husband and I. I saw this lovely card on Pinterest using a template but I decided to come up with a quick work around as I don't have a very good working relationship with my printer lol!

I love the Elegant Butterfly Punch from Stampin' Up!. It was the very first punch I bought and I was hooked from then on. The card base is a 3"x3" gate fold made from Whisper White, with the butterfly forming the "closure".

stampin up independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas butterflies

I forgot to take a photo before I got my son to write his message in it.

stampin up independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas butterflies

The "NAN" on the inside is cut out with the Little Letter Framelits and the sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss using the Sassy Salutations rubber stamp set (available in wood or clear). I stuck some Park Lane DSP underneath and popped the Whisper White panel up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

So you want to see how I made the card base without printing a template? It's very easy really. 
  • I cut my card stock to 8" x 3". Scored at 1" 2.5", 5.5" and 7". 
  • I then folded the first and last score lines as mountains and the inner 2.5" and 5.5" as valley folds. 
  • Punched out a butterfly from a sticky note, stuck it over the outside of the two outer flaps (as shown below). 
  • I traced around the outline of the butterfly with a pencil and then cut around it with my paper snips (fantastic little scissors!). 
  • I decorated the card front with Park Lane DSP and then cut an Old Olive Elegant Butterfly punch out in two and stuck over the Whisper White ones. 
  • Finally closing the card with Linen Thread

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas

I hope you've enjoyed today's project. It was great fun to make and my Mother-in-Law loved it. I'll show you the card I made from myself and my husband on Friday, so be sure to pop back then. In the meantime, don't forget about this week's Weekly Deals.


  1. Great card but think the handwritten message inside is the best part ;-) Please let the artist know x

    1. Ah thanks Linda - I will let him know :-) x

  2. Such a great card Tracy, love the pretty paper and that butterfly :) Viv xx

    1. Thanks Viv - it is really pretty paper isn't it? :-) x


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