Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Beautiful Butterfly Pivot Card

Good morning friends!

It's no secret that I love butterflies, so when I found out that one of the die sets in Karen Burniston's new Pop it Ups collection for Elizabeth Craft Designs was a BUTTERFLY? Well I was pretty excited. Then she showed me the lacy layers and the butterfly body dies that would be included.  Can you say SWOON?

I had been hoarding this lovely chalkboard print double sided paper for something special, and the Pop it Ups Butterfly Pivot was just the thing to showcase it.  I am doing a Pop it Ups demo tonight at Paper Pastimes in Calgary, and this is one of the sample cards I am bringing to show the ladies.

The card is 4-1/2 x 6.  I cut just the front with one of the Agatha Edges, which means the pink solid paper shows through when the card is closed. I added a pretty black Peel-Off border sticker and a cluster of die cut flowers/leaves in the bottom corner.

You will notice that this butterfly shape is similar to Karen Burniston's previous Pop 'n Cuts line ... she didn't want her PNC customers to feel ignored when she made the switch to Elizabeth Craft Designs, so if you happen to have some of those older dies - these butterflies can be used with them. Karen thought of everything when she was designing these ... I've said it before and will say it again I'm sure.

The butterflies pivot to the inside when the card is opened, where I added a couple more tiny die cut butterflies and a layered label.  The Pop it Ups dies come WITH the decorator dies for layering and embellishing, so I had all the butterfly layers I needed for this card in the single set. The labels though,  are from the Katie Label Pivot die set.

To bring in some of the floral pattern from the front of the card, I cut two narrow strips of floral paper and attached them on either side of the inside fold. This also gives the card a little more stability when the paper you use isn't as sturdy as you would like it.

I have not used many Peel-Offs over the years, but I have to say that I am finding more and more uses for them. See those tiny butterflies? I added small pieces of a black border Peel-Off as their 'bodies'. They catch the light when the card is turned, and it will be kind of an unexpected surprise for the recipient.

Supplies used:
767 Butterfly Pivot Die - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
767 Katie Label Pivot (Labels) - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Flower die -728, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Leaf Die - 730, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Border Sticker - 1167, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - We R Memory Keepers
Scrap of charcoal Stardream paper (for butterfly body)

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. This card looks like spring!

  2. I love this card and that's an awesome idea to use Peel-offs for the Butterfly Body. You are so clever and I very much appreciate your demos tonight at PP. Wish I lived closer!

  3. Lovely butterfly Karen. Best of luck on your demo tonight, you're going to be a BIG HIT!

  4. beautiful is right Karen ,, love it! Good luck tonight, will be thinking of you :)


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