I think I speak for a lot of people when I say sometimes I just need a nice blank card.
I designed this butterfly themed card set with simplicity in mind. It only required 2 colors of cardstock. Maybe 3 if you want the interior to be a different color.
No extra materials, or a gazillion different pieces. Just cut, assemble and done!
Plus, I think these are super cute and appropriate for lots of different occasions.
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Recommended Materials for Butterfly Cards
Cardstock: I used 3 different types, one for the outside, a background watercolor print and then a different liner. For the liner, normal copy paper works well. I used origami paper for the background mostly because I just had it around.
I would recommend using a color core cardstock for the outside layer.
My favorite is this Neehah Collections brand, it’s super affordable, comes in an assortment of colors, has a colored core so you can’t see fraying.
Glue Dots: Glue doesn’t work well for cards because it puckers the paper a bit. I love these automated dispensing glue dots:
Cutting Machine: I use a Cricut
Template: I’ve included 3 templates in this set for free in my resource library. These cards fit standard envelope sizes but I’ve included one just in case.
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Tips of Assembling Butterfly Cards
Using the right mat
I like either a worn out green mat or a fresh blue mat for this project. The cuts are a little bit more on the intricate side and needs the paper to stick well to get a clean cut.
Lint Rollers are your friend
They are great for picking up the scraps. Transfer or masking tape works great too.
Skip the score lines
I rarely include them in my card designs because people forget to change them. I just use my scraper and slide it over the crease.
Be generous with the glue dots
You want to make sure the underlying patterned paper sticks to the top piece.