Paper Tricks and Pop Up Cards that kick butt!
May 5th, 2010 by ricko
This butterfly pop up card is another great Mother’s Day option. It’s slightly more complicated than the simple flower Mother’s Day card that I posted yesterday because it’s a three-piece card. You do need glue for this one and a bit more skill… but you’ll definitely love the results.
Instructions for making this card
All the steps for making this elegant pop-up are on this page. I’ve included illustrations and full sized cut-outs. It will only take you a few minutes to make, but please take care when cutting and fitting the pieces together…and the card will work perfectly.
First, carefully cut out the card and butterfly shapes from the printable template
Cut out each half of the butterfly
Cut slots in the two halves as shown in the steps and fit the two halves together. The wings should move freely.
Add a dab of glue to the supporting ‘feet’ and stick them to the card
Let the glue dry, close the card, and you’re done!
Information about this card
The ulysses butterfly is found on every continent except for Antarctica. It is usually found in tropical areas like Northern Queensland, and Papua New Guinea. They live below the Canopy in rain forests.
The beauty of this pop-up is the ‘floating layer’ design. If made correctly the wings appear to float unsupported in mid air! They open and close like real ulysses wings.
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