Easel cards are super easy to make and shaped ones are just as easy if you follow a few steps:
Fold a piece of cardstock in half so one half of it is big enough to fit on your butterfly die. I used the Frantic Stamper Solid Swallowtail for my card.
When you place your paper on the die, you want the fold lines to be just inside the cut line of the top of the die:
This is what it will look like after you cut it out:
This by itself would make a nice butterfly shaped card, but we want to go one step further and make it into an easel card. Fold along the center of the wings on the top butterfly when your card is folded like a normal card.
Apply double sided tape to the bottom portion of the folded area.
Cut out one more butterfly and adhere it so the bottom part of the wings line up perfectly with the bottom wings of the easel where you have your tape:
Reinforce the fold at the half way point on the wings. The bottom tip of the swallowtail should fit into the gap between the wings on the bottom panel of your card, allowing the card to stay in place. This is what your card should look like from the side:
Cut out one of the Large Swallowtail Butterflies with the intricate pattern on it and adhere it right on top of the butterfly you just adhered to the easel:
This just gives the card a nicer look, using the two swallowtail dies together. If you don't have the intricate swallowtail die, then you could just emboss the third butterfly before adhering it.
Write your message on the inside or back of the card and you are done.
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