Pop-Up Butterfly Card

 

This week’s project is this pop-up butterfly card you can make for your mom or grandma for Mother’s Day!

 
Using the patterns, you’ll need to cut:

  • 2 wings
  • 5 flowers
  • 5 stars
  • 1 tag
  • 1 oval
  • 6 circles – just ignore that smaller circle, and the use the bigger one for all of them.

 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Butterfly Pop-up Patterns

 

I found that hot glue worked best for glueing the wings, body, and antennas of the butterfly. For everything else, I used white glue. All paper used in this video is from JoAnn craft store.

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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Paper Heart Gift Box Tutorial

New tutorial! This week we’re creating these heart shaped gift boxes out of paper! These are perfect to fill with candy or other small gifts. Great for Valentine’s day, anniversaries or birthdays!

 

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Heart box patterns

 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials:

  • Card stock or construction paper (this project works best with paper that is a bit heavier than regular paper)
  • Hot glue (you can try using other types of glue, but hot glue is definitely best for this)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Score tool or other tool to create a fold line (I used a Cricut Score Stylus)

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Mother’s Day Flower Card Tutorial

Here is my latest tutorial, on how to make this flower bouquet Mother’s Day card! This card is easy and great for all ages to make!

 

 
Below are the patterns for the card. Make sure to print these at full size (8 x 10):

 

Click to view & print file:

Mother’s Day Flower Card Pattern

 

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • card stock or construction paper
  • ribbon
  • glue gun or other type of glue
  • black acrylic paint or marker
  • hole punch
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • toothpick or other tool to paint with

 

If you create this card, I’d love to see it! Tag me on instagram @essyjae 🙂

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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Pop up Birthday Cake Card Tutorial

A new tutorial is up, showing how to create a pop-up birthday card! Here it is:

 

If you are here for the templates, here they are.
For most of these patterns you only need to trace and cut one. This excludes the candle pattern – you’ll need 4 of these – and the sign pattern – you’ll need 13 of those. I’ve written how many you’ll need of each on the pattern also.

 

Click on each file to view & print:

 

Materials:
  • The patterns above
  • Cardstock, Scrapbook paper, art paper, construction paper – any paper that is a little heavier than printer paper should work
  • Tape
  • Glue (A glue stick or glue gun is best)
  • Sharpie or other marker
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
The simplest way to make this card would be to trace the cake and candle patterns onto white paper, then color them in. I used multiple papers to create the cake, candles, flames, etc. This is quite a bit more work, and you’ll need to add little tabs to everything so you can attach it all together.

 

Also, if you want to make this card a little sturdier and more permanent, add tabs to cake pattern #2 and glue everything on, instead of using tape.

 

If you create this card, and you’d like to share – tag me on instagram: @essyjae 🙂

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium
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Paper Birdhouse Tutorial

A new video just went up! It shows how to create a cute little paper birdhouse, which you can fill with candy and give to your mom for Mother’s Day!

 
You could also make these for other occasions, of course – I think they’d be great for Easter, too.

Click here to view & print the template:

Birdhouse Template

 

If you are going to be putting candy in the birdhouse, make sure to use paper that is strong enough to hold it. Card stock works very well for this.

If you make this and you’d like to share, tag me on instagram @essyjae 🙂

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Father’s Day Card – Shirt & Tie Tutorial

Just uploaded a new video – how to make a Shirt & Tie card for Father’s Day!

This card is inspired by a shirt tie and is a popular idea seen on Pinterest.

 

 

 
Here’s the template you’ll need to make it. Be sure to print this at full size (8×10):

Click here to view & print the file:

fdctemplate

 

If you make this card and you’d like to share, tag me on instagram @essyjae 🙂

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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