A great friend

by adele on August 21, 2009

A few weeks ago I was playing with my 5-petal punch, trying to make a birthday card for my upline Yvonne. I was attending her team’s stamp camp that night and needed to come up with something a bit different. There’s a bit of pressure on you when you’re making a card for someone like Yvonne – LOL! 

I knew that I wanted to make the flower shape into a butterfly and my original plan was to bend up the wings and attach it to the card with adhesive down the back of the ‘body’. But I wasn’t 100% convinced as I find things attached to cards in that way often flatten out in the envelope and the effect is lost.

So while I was deciding how best to attach them, I had some of the punched flowers sitting on my table, folded in half, ready to have their top petal trimmed off. They were lying just like you see them on the card. They looked so pretty I decided to attach them that way. Sometimes the best ideas happen by accident!

The best part is that they flatten down perfectly for the envelope and then spring to life when you pull them out.


Here’s a close up of the butterflies on a variation of the same card. You can really see how they pop out.


What I used:

  • Stamp Set: Great Friend (Spring Mini catalogue)
  • Card: Kraft
  • Ink:  Sahara Sand (you could achieve a similar look with Versamark), Chocolate Chip
  • Other: Mat pack, paper piercer, 5-petal punch, white gel pen, paper snips.

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Lorraine Flynn November 13, 2010 at 7:53 am

Great to see from your site that the 5 petal punch is so versatile and can make butterflies. Beautiful idea.

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