Butterflies in Spring Concertina All Occasion Card

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Make a gorgeous butterfly card for any occasion

This butterfly themed concertina card is a great way to share any occasion with someone special.  It’s free flowing design lifts the spirit and brings a smile to anyone.  It’s perfect to make ahead of time and keep in your stash for that last minute card, too.

Place a 12” x 12” piece of cardstock (kraft cardstock used here) on your scoring board and score at 3” x 9”.

Turn the cardstock over and score at 6”.

Using your paper trimmer, cut the paper to measure 12” x 8” to make the card base.

Place it horizontally on the scoring board and make a small, angled mark at the 5” line using the ruler that runs down the left side.

Turn the paper vertically and make an angled mark at the 1” mark.

Then, place the sheet of paper in your trimmer making sure the angled lines are lined up in the groove of the trimmer blade as shown in the picture and then make the cut.  Keep the part that you cut off to help you with a later step.

This is what your paper should now look like when you have reached this step.

Fold it on the score lines using the peak and valley fold method.  Every other fold should be a peak starting with the second score line.

Now cut 4 pieces of patterned paper (shown is the Nature Sketchbook Collection by Graphic 45) that measure 2 7/8” x 8”.

On the first side, add some adhesive to every other panel and attach the patterned paper.  Make sure that the pattern you want on the finished is card is facing up.  Turn the card over and on the other two panels add the adhesive and paper again making sure the correct side is up.

The second picture shows how it should look when you are finished with this step.

Line the piece saved from earlier up again with the top and mark where it begins and ends.  This will help you correctly get the angle write of the patterned paper when you cut it off.

Place the paper in the trimmer, lining up the marks you just made and cut off the pieces.

This is what the card looks like when folded now.

Die cut  with your die cutting machine and punch several butterflies and add them to the card.  Use a glue pen to attach them. You can layer some of them to give them a full look.

Finish the card by layering a 1 ¾” x 2” piece of white cardstock onto a piece of 2” x 2 ½” cardstock.  Then, stamp the sentiment onto it.

Whether it’s for a birthday or even a card of sympathy, this design is perfect for any needed occasion.  It’s simple and elegant for anytime that you need a card.  Choose your favorite patterned paper for an entirely new look for another occasion.  The possibilities are endless!

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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