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Butterfly Pivot Card - Aloha


Today's share combines the Butterfly Pivot Card die with the coordinating Butterfly Embossing Folder and the lacy Paris Edges die. The tropical colors made me think to use "Aloha" for the greeting instead of "hello" as I had originally intended.

The Butterfly Pivot Card comes with several accessory dies, including the large solid butterfly, the lacy overlay butterfly, the body/antennae, a small butterfly and a small flower. I cut several small butterflies and strung them together to hang from the left side of the card. The bodies of the little butterflies are made with pieces of Glitter Borders Peel-off stickers. 


This card started as an A2 (8.5" wide x 5.5" tall, folded) but I made it wider by adding the Paris Edges Lace die to the sides. I decided I didn't want to see through the lace holes for this card so I made backing pieces using the same color green. I could have done a two-tone effect if I'd wanted the edges to stand out more. 

You can click to enlarge this picture tutorial for how to back the Paris Edges.


For the greeting label I used decorator dies from the Katie Label Pivot Card and the ECD Alphabet Caps die. I used an embossing sandwich to emboss the pattern on the lacy Katie label and then cut it out with the slightly larger label die from the set. I brushed white ink over the raised pattern.


When the card is closed I kept it very simple. My fussy cutting on the Paris backer wasn't too terrible so I just left the edge as is. I highlighted the embossed background and edge by brushing some pink ink over the piece randomly. A strip of pink cardstock and a couple leftover flowers and I was done.


If you are new to Pivot Card dies you can learn how to use them in this introductory video: 


You might also enjoy learning how to use the Butterfly Pivot Card to make a Triple Pivot Card. Here's the video tutorial for that:


The supplies for the Aloha card are available at your local independent craft store. If you are in need of online shopping links those are shown below.