Butterflies in a unique fold

i might have mentioned it before, but my friends granddaughter (a Brownie Girl Scout) has asked me to be her pen pal!  It’s been a long time since I had a pen pal, but her little notes and personalized cards are so lovely!  I posted before showing her camp card.  This last one she told me how she loves butterflies so I thought I’d send her a unique fold card with butterflies so she could have it stand on her desk to keep her happy.  I searched Pinterest and YouTube for something and finally found France’s Martin’s video here.  http://youtu.be/GX3jYDrlEZU

Here is the card I made!

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This card is made starting with a basic 8 1/2 X 11 card cut at 5 1/4 X 11.  I was very excited it used a basic piece of card and still gave a unique fold.  I scored the paper at 1 1/2, 3, 5 1/2 and 8 (verify these measurements in Frenchies video to be sure).
image  Then you put your DSP paper on every other piece.  Each one was 5 1/4 long and the widths were 1/4, 2 1/4 and 2 3/4 (again check Frenchies video to confirm)

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I used Mellon Mambo and I think this is Crushed Curry for my butterflies.  The large butterflies I cut using my Pink Journey Cricut cartridge at 2″ and the smaller ones were dies I had in my stash.  The Wild Wasabi green stamped images are from the Basic Butterfly stamp set.  Here’s a picture of the butterflies I started with.

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Like I said I wanted the card to stand up, which as you can see here it will.

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I loved how happy this card is and I know she’ll love the butterflies.  Now to write my letter!  Here’s a close up of the fancy butterfly which I painted with a clear Wink of Stella for some glitter!

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I’m sure you know someone who needs some inspirational lift to their spirits.  Try making this unique fold and maybe change out the butterflies with flowers, or hearts or Mickey heads!  I hope it inspires you!

Have a Magical day!

tinalala

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. booptique
    May 06, 2016 @ 11:44:40

    Love this!!! And she will too! You are a good soul!

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