Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Interlocking Butterfly Card

I have been playing around with the interlocking idea some more and I decided to make interlocking butterflies this time. I just love the way the two butterflies interlock to keep the card closed. It also stands up really nicely when put out for display. Please see my interlocking medallion tutorial for details on how to make an interlocking gate fold card. The only notable difference with the interlocking butterfly is that one slot of the butterfly is cut from the top and the other from the bottom.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Crushed Curry CS, Rich Razzleberry CS, So Saffron CS, Razzleberry Lemonade DP, Rich Razzleberry Ink, Melon Mambo Ink, So Saffron Flower Brad, Iridescent Ice EP, Big Shot, Scallops Circle #2 Die, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Stampin' Up! Backgrounds I, Boho Blossoms Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Crop-a-dile, 1/16" handheld circle punch, Sponge Dauber

Interlocking Medallion Gate Fold Card Tutorial

I was browsing an old idea folder a few weeks ago, when I saw the idea of an interlocking card. I tweaked it a little and stirred in the Circle Circus stamp set and gave it the purpose of a father's day card and here is what I came up with it.

Circle Circus Stamp Set, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Not Quite Navy Card Stock, Very Vanilla Card Stock, Kraft Card Stock, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Not Quite Navy Classic Ink Pad, Earth Elements Brads, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4” Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Sticky Strip

  • 4” x 8” Not Quite Navy Card Stock, scored on the long side at 2” and 6”
  • 3-3/4” Square of Not Quite Navy colored Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, cut in half once to make two rectangles
  • 2-1/2” Square of Kraft Card Stock, cut in half on the diagonal
  • 2-1/4” Square of Kraft colored Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, cut in half on the diagonal

Step One: Score card base and assemble pieces from pieces section above to form background for the medallion.

Step Two: Stamp Scallop Circle from the Circle Circus Stamp set in Not Quite Navy Ink twice on Not Quite Navy Card Stock and twice on Very Vanilla Card Stock. Punch the Not Quite Navy Card Stock Scallop Circles with the Scallop Circle Punch and the Very Vanilla Scallop Circles with the 1-1/4” Circle Punch. Adhere the Very Vanilla Pieces on to the center of the Not Quite Navy pieces.

Step Three: Turn the scallop circle pieces over. With a pencil, draw a line down the center of both scallop circle pieces. On either side of the pencil mark cut down to just beyond the halfway point of each scallop circle piece. Pull the tiny strip of card stock away from the circle and snip off.

Step Four: Turn the scallop circle pieces to face front again. Take the pieces and interlock them at the slot.

Step Five: Once the two pieces are fully interlocked they should overlap so they look like one piece. Turn the interlocked pieces over and add sticky strip as shown.

Step Six: Remove Sticky Strip liner and adhere interlocked medallion piece to the Card Base taking care to align slot with the opening in the card.

Embellish the rest of the card as desired. Circles aren't the only things that make a great interlocking card. Watch for my next blog post with an interlocking butterfly. Please let me know what you think of this tutorial. Thanks!