Quick and Easy Butterfly Theme Card

hunkydory_pyramage_finalI have fallen in love with Hunkydory Crafts card kits. They are not so easy to come by here in America, but they are working on availability of shipping their beautiful kits to America by the end of 2014. For my readers in the UK, you have many options of places to purchase the kits, primarily at http://www.hunkydorycrafts.co.uk. I have made my purchases from www.paperwishes.com, but I have to be honest with you, the last few blog posts I made about directions on making a Hunkydory card, the kits sold out.

This is a tutorial on how to make a “pyramage” card from Hunkydory’s Twilight Butterflies luxury card kit. The cards are a beautiful die-cut scalloped shape and there are 4 cards that can be made from this kit titled “Twilight Dance” and “Twilight Flight.” The card is reminiscent of a shadow box. The front frames the layers of die-cuts foam taped on the inside of the card. The end result is like a pyramid in shape, thus the “pyramage” title for the technique. The card only takes about 5 minutes to make. This card is absolutely beautiful, and no one will know that it comes together very quickly. It looks like you spent a lot of time making this card

The cards come in jewel tones of magenta, purple, gold and black. I chose to make the purple card from the “Twilight Dance” die cut sheet. The die-cut pieces from this kit are exquisitely foiled in gold. Hunkydory is famous for its foiled cardstock and paper. The kit also includes four 6-inch white envelopes. The cards measure about 5 ¾ inches square.

Supplies Needed

  • Twilight Butterflies Pyramage Kit
  • Glue
  • Foam squares, preferably ones that are only about 1/8 inch high
  • Ivory ribbon bow

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Carefully punch out the center die cut from the front of the purple scalloped-shaped card. This can be used in another project. Punch out the two purple butterfly die-cuts. If you look closely, you will see that each one of the die cuts has a smaller die-cut; punch out each of the smaller die-cuts so that you have four die-cuts that you will layer.

Step one: carefully glue the largest die cut to the inside of the card, it helps to close the card front frame so you can see where to place the frame shape. This die-cut is slightly larger than the opening on the card front.

Step two: apply foam squares to the back side of the next largest die-cut. Layer this shape on the die-cut that is glued to the inside of the card. Line up the edges of the die-cut with the artwork on the bottom layer.

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Step three: repeat the application of foam tape and layering process with the next size die cut. You can see the pyramid layer shape starting to form.

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Step four: apply a couple of foam squares to the back of the final die cut shape. Aligning this last shape can be a little tricky. You can really see the 3D effect on the card now.

To finish the card I glued an ivory ribbon bow to the inside, and I chose the “Just for you” purple die-cut from the die-cut sheet an applied it to the lower left corner of the front of the card.

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Just as a reminder, the finished size of this card is slightly less than 6 inches square, and US postal regulations require additional postage for odd-shaped cards. I would just slap another stamp on the envelope; you should have no problem mailing it. The card easily fits into the envelope,

I decided to mix up the die-cuts for the rest of the cards; I put the black die-cuts on the magenta card base, the magenta die-cuts on the gold card base, and the gold die-cuts on the black card base. You can have a lot of  fun playing with this kit.

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