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It's Blog Hop day! Today's die is the Scoreboard Butterfly, by Eileen Hull and, as everyone knows, no holiday is better represented by a butterfly than  . . . Halloween! Heh.

(On my card, I prefer to think of them as moths, which are very spooky!)


My friend Janet Hopkins offers some amazing digi printable kits on her blog. For this card, I used her Happy Haunting kit. The front of the card features one of the pieces from the kit. I stamped the raven in the skeleton's outstretched hand and then layered the piece over patterned paper and a piece of sheer ribbon.

01 Card Closed

The MOTH is cut from matboard which was first covered with torn scraps of patterned paper. After cutting out the MOTH, I covered the whole piece with Glossy Accents and then sprinkled seed beads into the wet gloss.

02 Butterfly Closeup

Here's a side view of the moth.

03 Butterfly Side View

As the card is opened, all sorts of things start moving around. The centerpiece starts to spin and raise, a spiderweb expands, and the banner greeting falls into place.

04 Card Partially Closed

I used two Pop-up Dies for this card - the Spinning Platform and the Spider & Spiderweb dies. Attached to the spinning platform is another card from the digi kit. Attached to the bottom of the card is another butterfly, er, moth.

05 Card Open

To suspend my "happy" banner, I first shrunk down the digi pieces and printed them. Using a needle and baker's twine from The Twinery, I stitched the title together and then attached one end of the twine behind the pop-up and the other behind the card. 

06 Happy Banner

My inside moth is also cut from matboard that was first covered with an image from the digi kit. I added Glossy Accents all over the piece and then sprinkled orange glitter into the gloss while it was wet. The moth is attached below the skeleton.

07 Glitterfly Closeup

For an added bit of pop-up fun I also added the Spider & Spiderweb die. The web is cut from clear die packaging and the spider from a piece from the digi kit. Glossy Accents were added to the spider.

08 Spider Closeup

Supplies Used:

Other Supplies (not pictured): stash items - raven stamp, ink, beads, Glossy Accents

Want to see some other ideas for using this die? Visit this post on Eileen's blog to find links to all the other projects.  Also make sure you check out the Oh My Crafts blog, where you can enter to win a Flower Layers #9 die! (between the dates of September 27-November 3, 2011)