This card making idea has been made using butterfly scrapbook paper.
I began by folding an A4 piece of card, folding each side of the card into the centre.
I then cut two strips of the butterfly scrapbook paper and placed them on each side of the card leaving a small white boarder around the edge. The paper was attached to the card using double sided tape as this is really strong and creates no mess.
I used peel-off stickers around the edge of the card to not only frame it but to make it look a lot more professional. If you do not have scrapbook stickers in your scrapbook or card making supplies you could also cut the edge of the paper using decorative scissors before attaching it to the front of the card.
With the left over scrapbooking paper I then cut all the spare butterflies out using really sharp scissors as I wanted to use these to make the 3d butterflies. It is always handy to begin with two identical pieces of scrapbook paper when trying to make this sort of card so that you can 3d which ever parts you want to.
I carefully placed 3d foam onto the back of each butterfly.
Next I placed them on top of the corresponding butterfly on the card. You do not have to do every single butterfly as a random few will look less busy and more effective.
I wanted to use ribbon to hold the card shut so placing eyelets was the next step as this would stop the card from ripping. I used a pencil to mark where I wanted the eyelets to go.
And used a cropadile to make the holes where the eyelets would go.
I used plain eyelets as the paper and peel offs already looked really busy however these days you can get eyelets in all sorts of shapes, designs and sizes.
I selected a brown/gold piece of organza ribbon that I wanted to use to tie the card together.
I threaded the ribbon through the holes where the eyelets are and tied a neat bow.
If you do not have eyelets and ribbon in your craft supplies then these parts can be left out.
The finished birthday card is elegant and can be used for any occasion. If you wanted to make it more personal you could also add a theme to it by adding wording such as ‘ Happy Birthday’ or ‘Happy Anniversary’ or whatever the event may be.
I hope you enjoyed making this card and please feel free to look at some of my other happy birthday cards on the site.