Tuesday 13 September 2016

Joy Fold Butterfly card

Welcome to my new followers, Pamela and Carol .  Carol has some gorgeous blog candy to give away HERE.

I made this card and tutorial for a Fiskarettes DT project earlier in the year but, but due to a glitch with Facebook, it never appeared on their Facebook page and I didn't getting round to blogging it here.  As the Butterfly Challenge is 'Butterflies + L is for Letters and/or Lavender' I thought I'd show the card and the tutorial on my blog now. (I hope the sentiment counts as 'letters').

I made a Joy Fold card using Papermania patterned papers.  I used a Fiskars Intricate Butterfly Punch.

Cut a plain piece of card 10” x 4”.  Score at 4”.

Cut two contrasting pieces of patterned paper - 5¾” x 3¾” and 3¾” x 3¾”.

Using double sided tape, attach the smaller piece of patterned paper to the front flap and the larger piece to the inside of the card.

Cut a piece of plain card 3” x 7” and score at 3”. Cut a piece of patterned paper 2¾” x 2¾”. 

Attach the square of patterned paper to the front flap as shown in the photo. Punch a butterfly and attach over the patterned paper.  Stick the longer back flap to the inside of the card.

Close the card and put a pencil mark close to the bottom left-hand corner of the front flap.  Pierce or punch a small hole through the pencil mark (just the front of the card).  A 1/16th  circle punch is perfect for this.

Push a brad through the hole.

The corner of the butterfly panel can be slipped behind the brad to keep the card closed.

Stamp a sentiment on patterned paper, cut out and mat onto plain card.

Add the sentiment to the front of the card.

This photo shows the card open, revealing the space to write a personal message.

Layer on a second butterfly, attached just by the body, to give dimension and add gems for a body and a few extra pearls for decoration. 

I am joining in with the following challenges:


  1. Fabulous card Liz and so good to have the step by step as well. Thank you for the sweet comments - and I took letters to mean a word or sentiment too BTW :) Still swimming in fine glitter here.


    Di xx

  2. This is so gorgeous!! I love the fold and the beautiful papers!! Your tutorial is fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Very pretty, Liz! I love your Joy Fold! Thanks for the tutorial! This will be another one for my "to try" list!

  4. Adorable card!! Love this folding technique, tank you very much for your tutorial!

  5. A beautiful card Liz,I love the colours of the backing papers used. Thanks for the tutorial on how you made it.

    Sue xx

  6. What a beautiful card Liz. The papers are so pretty and I love the shape of this card. A great tutorial too. Barbxx

  7. This is a beautiful and wonderfully constructed card Liz. You are really good at making these different shapes and the colours are so pretty, and who can resist a butterfly as the focal image. x

  8. Facebook loss is my gain! Your card fits my current challenge so perfectly. Love your clear instructions for making the joy fold. Your sentiment certainly counts for the letters so your card will be entered twice. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Gorgeous card Liz with a great tutorial, thank you!
    Janice x

  10. I love your card Liz, both the colours and the style are lovely. That's another style I haven't made yet. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Carol

  11. Hi Liz, a great card with some Wow, it is sure to impress the recipient... love the colour too, thank you for the tutorial... have a lovely weekend... Megan

  12. Absolutly beautiful!!! And perfect step by step tutorial - thanks for this!

    Thanks for playing along with our Butterfly Challenge and good luck!


    *GDT* Butterfly Challenge
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    *DT* The Sketchy Challenges
    Kleido’s BastelStüble

  13. I love this tutorial. Thank you very much for showing us how it is done. The card is beautiful.


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