Make A Mandala Style Layered Butterfly Birthday Card

This Butterfly Birthday Card is layered mandala style to make a colorful and dimensional card. You can make it by gluing the top pieces together.  Or for more dimension you can put together the front with foam tape.  See it done both ways below.   I love this card and this is the card I gave to Cordelia last week for her 18th birthday.

This card will thrill anyone on their birthday and they will be so happy you remembered them!   And it fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.

You will need:
        • Cardstock for the base
        • Various Cardstock scraps
        • Pen
        • Foam Tape
        • Glue
        • Download File
Paper Selection for Layered Butterfly Birthday Card

For this layered card I like pastels.   The pink needs to be two sided because a little of it shows through, but everything else can be one sided.  Patterns would work for any piece.  Just make sure the pen writes on it legibly.  

Cutting the Layered Butterfly Birthday Card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  This card contains lots of writing and drawing.  I used a black marker pen.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  I used a font called AR Decode and you can get it for free various places online.  I really like this cursive font a lot.

Assembling the Layered Butterfly Birthday Card
This card is super easy.  First, as always, re crease the center fold.  Both wings fold down separately.   Then, since the inside of the card it done, leave the card closed.
Now you need to decide if you want to use foam tape or glue to put the front on.  I happen to like the foam tape.   It adds more dimension and makes the card extra special.  The pink layer is obviously the bottom layer of the wings. The colors are then from the bottom up: green, yellow, purple, and blue.  If using the foam tape, be careful that none of it shows through.  Both wings are built the same way.
And your Layered Butterfly Birthday card is done!  And remember, it fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.  

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