Monday, May 3, 2010

Mid Week Midnight Madness Butterfly Magnet Pop-Up Card Tutorial

Here is a tutorial on how to make a Butterfly Magnet Card with a Pop Up inside.
This is a picture of the completed set with the removable Magnetic Butterflies.
These butterflies are shown here removed from the card. The Butterfly digi's in both the open winged and side view are available at "priscillastyles"
These are the black magnets that the butterflies are attached to.

As you can see in this picture, I used recycled refrigerator magnets for the card front. Just cut to desired shape and secure to card front.
For the actual butterflies, I used store bought heavy strength magnets for the back . I have two small kids and I know how easily their art work falls off the refrigerator LOL . Plus, this helps hold them securely to the front of the card. Make sure you use aggressive adhesive to attach them. I used Crystal Effects from Stampin Up. It seems to work nicely. You can also use Judi Kins Diamond Glaze. (testing your adhesive first is always a good idea) It's so easy and a lovely way to add a gift element to your card to be enjoyed for many years to come. The possibilities are endless.
Pop Up Card Tutorial
Now for the pop-up element for the inside of the card.
Here is a close up of the measurements for the inside pop up mechanism. These go directly in the center for your card fold. Cut and Score near the upper part of the card. The scores allow the this flap to fold in and lay flat with your pop up image.

To make the pop up image for the inside, you must make two of the same images. You can not make them to large as they must be able to fold down flat and not stick out of the card or interfere with the folding mechanism. This butterfly image measures 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”. You can use any kind of image, Hearts and Flowers work great with this technique. After both images are made, you carefully cute one image ½ way down the center from the “top” to the center, and then you cut the second image from the “bottom” to the center. This will allow them to slide together as shown in the picture. Just connect them by sliding them together till they match up. NO adhesive needed for this, because they must be able to move freely when opening and closing the card.
I choose to put a green liner under my main pop up element, but you do not have to do that. I just think it looked better.
However, you must have an insert for the pop up feature or your card will have a hole in it. Once your inlay is in place, you are ready to attach your Butterfly (or pop up image)
Now add your pop up image by attaching the lower portion of the two back pieces to each side of the fold out flap (pop up)
You must be careful to measure just the right place to glue it, because if you glue it on to low, it will be unable to fold in on itself and lay flat.
The very bottom of the pop up image should be slightly higher than the base of the card inside.
Here is a picture with the pop up inside, the removed Butterfly magnets from the front of the card.
Close up on the Butterfly Digi from the "priscillastyles" Store. Both of these Butterflies can be found as a set and I would love to see what you would make with them. Stop by follow my store and check out my "Dabbling with Digis" Line :)
Front of the matching envelope.
Back of the matching butterfly envelope that was made using the "priscillastyles" envelope kit. These kits are perfect for this type of project. Pop/Magnet cards tend to be on the thicker side and the envelope kit form tool helps with any embellishing you are going to add to your envelope by holding it steady and firm. You can learn more about these kits by visiting the "priscillastyles" Store.
You can click on any of the above pictures to enlarge. I hope you have enjoyed my Butterfly Magnet Pop Up Card Tutorial today and I hope you play along with the Midnight Madness sketch challenges this week/month. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at
We are celebrating our One Year Anniversary and we have a lot of festivities going on over at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge blog.


  1. Wonderful Tutorial Priscilla, you always make it look so easy lol! Happy One Year Anniversay, take careX:)

  2. This pop up was So Fun to see the tutorial on Priscilla!! Very cool, I hope to try this fun feature inside a card!! These dazzling glitzy butterflies are just phenomenal! hugs ~Jeni

  3. Fantastic ... I just love this card you've made ... a real beauty ....

  4. Super sweet, love how it pops on the inside!!! Beautiful job and thank you for sharing, Its nice to see others sharing tutorials tooo :)

    Im going to have to give this a try, also love the stitching that you did on your card , beautiful job!!!!


  5. Wonderful Priscilla! Love those butterflies!

  6. What a lovely card, and awsome pop up butterfly. Thank you for all cute comments on my blog. The reason that I only write on norwegian, is because my english is VERY BAD!!!

    Have a nice weekend
    Hug Jorunn

  7. Wow, that is so creative Priscilla. Love the coolest idea of using magnet. Beautiful and gorgeous card :o)

  8. Wowwee, great tutorial. I'm so glad I found this blog and look forward to participating in your weekly challenges.

  9. OMGosh NO WAY!!!!!!! How cool, they are so beautiful. Hugs Bonnie

  10. ¡Gracias Priscilla por compartir el tutorial!!
    muy bellas tus mariposas! Muchos cariños desde Córdoba, Argentina Mary

  11. Wow just stunning! Those butterflies are gorgeous! Kim

  12. Amazing is right! Great tutorial and your card is a masterpiece.

    Also, thank you for your warm welcome to the midnight madness challenge!

  13. This is amazing, great tutorial

  14. This is so pretty - I love pop up cards! Thanks for the tutorial.

  15. Such pretty design.

  16. oh wow this is so pretty !
    I am doing good, i have to post more videos ! I am landing my double axel triple sal and triple toe now. Toe isnt as consistant and working on triple lutz !! i landed it a few times, but havent been focussing on it lately I have ebeen focussed on making my 2012 season programs and prepping for colorado (im training with christy krall) for a about a week im so excited. she saw me skate in west palm and told me I should skate up there with her !!!!! the best compliment ever ! ok well i will talk to you soon, I hope all is well. Did you ever look into making the digi or clear skating stamps ? you would totally rock at it !

  17. This is so pretty. Great tutorial.

  18. this is beautiful priscilla, what a gorgeous butterfly and beautiful made.
    and merry christmas and a happy new year to you and your family and friends.

    greetings karin

  19. Wow thats so clever and so beautiful. Your work is always gorgeous
    Also i wanted to let you know there is a freebie on my dezinaworld blog today. its just for one day.
    have a wonderful week
    hugs June

  20. Your cards are absolutely stunning. I have been quietly stalking you blog for a while now and have given you an award in recognition of your talent.

    TracieB xx

  21. Gorgeous card, thanks for the tutorial:)

  22. Wow, what a gorgeous card. What a great, creative idea with the magnets, too. Love it!

  23. Wow, this is a beauty! Thanks for stopping by my blog and making me so welcome at MMC Jx

  24. Priscilla this is brilliant. I love it so much. It's adorable. And thans you for the tutorial. The butterflies are gorgeous.
    Greet from the Netherlands

  25. Priscilla, this is a great idea to raise up the butterfly. One time I used two cut out butterflies and then used glue dots to hold their wings together. Then glued their bottom wings to secure them to an explosion box.

  26. your detail is just brilliant and very elegant card, Iam all love for it

  27. Brilliant presentation and awesome card!
    Thank you

  28. Es maravilloso!!
    Gracias por compartirlo.
    Un saludo.