Butterfly Birthday Card – A Dual Level Card

The butterflies on this butterfly birthday card are on both levels of this dual level card by fitting through holes in the front of this card. A unique design. See how to make it.

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterist with one opening.  I thought it was unique and took it steps further and put in three holes.  The fancy parts of the butterflies pass through the holes and end up on both levels.  A very unique approach!  The card fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.


You will need:
        • Heavy 2 sided cardstock for the base
        • Various Cardstock scraps
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • Download File
Paper Selection

The base card of this butterfly birthday card really needs to be heavy paper, at least 110 lb. wt.  The opening and closing of this dual level card makes this a must!  The butterfly wings by contrast need to be as light as possible, even vellum because they need to fold and fit through the top of the card.

The leaves and branches really should be green but the other colors are up to you.  Subtle patterns will work, especially for the base card.  Just make sure the pen shows up.

Cutting the Butterfly Birthday card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a blue gel pen.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  I used one of my own fonts called CMV ZigZag.  You can find out more about my fonts here.

Assembling the Butterfly Birthday Card

First re-crease the fold.  Then glue all the leaves and branches on the front of the card.  You can look at the pictures or glue them randomly.  Just be sure that you don’t cover the holes or the butterflies won’t go through this dual level card.

To line the butterflies up properly, first glue the center and center only of the butterflies to the bottom piece of the butterflies.  Fold the wings up so they fit through the holes.  Next, open the card and put the wings on the top through the top layer from the back (with the card open).  Then put a little glue on the bottom of the bottom layer of the butterflies and close the card.  Carefully pull the tops through the card and open it back up.  Glue the bottom layer of the butterflies to the inside of the base card securely, now that you know where they go.  

When you are happy and the glue is dry completely, close the card and fold up the wings and push them through the holes.

And your Butterfly Birthday card, a dual level card, is done.  It fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.

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