Paper Craft: Butterfly Gift Envelopes





I made these in two stages. I used a Cuttlebug die cut machine to make the butterfly and to make the tag the butterfly sits on.

I then made the envelopes using an envelope maker.








Equipment for Butterfly Cards :

* Cuttlebug die-cut machine

* Metal die-cut Butterfly (I used Memory Box, Oriel Butterfly style 98740)

* Metal die-cut lacy patterned tag (I borrowed this from a friend, who bought this in Amsterdam, but it is designed by Marianne Creatables)

* Glue

* Card


Run the die-cutters through the Cuttlebug machine.

Score lines near the centre of the butterfly and bend card so the wings sit up in 3D effect.

Glue butterfly to the die-cut tag.







Equipment for Envelopes :

* Pretty patterned paper

* A roll of adhesive glue dots (to seal envelopes)

* Roller glue tape

* Envelope punch board




I used the Envelope Punch Board made by We R Memory Keepers. It has measurements in inches and in centimetres and comes with a scoring tool that tucks neatly away into a side recess. Directions and measurements are printed on the board for card sizes and what size paper to use, and which score line measurement to align the paper with. Depending on the paper size some envelopes will be square and some will be rectangle. The punch on the top punches out a nice neat edging where the fold will be. The punch is two-way, so use the other side of the punch to round the corners of the envelope.


Use a roller glue tape to glue edges of the envelope together.




To complete the project, glue the butterfly tag to the front of the envelope.

Then turn the envelope over and apply an adhesive glue dot to the back of the envelope to seal the envelope flap.


I made these for a group of friends at work who were unfortunately leaving our tight-knit team. I’m glad I made these gift cards for them as they were very well received, and even brought tears to their eyes. A very sad day indeed.






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