How to create a stunning ballerina on butterfly pop-up card: step-by-step tutorial!

butterfly pop up card tutorial

Today, we’re thrilled to present a delightful card featuring a ballet girl gracefully poised atop a butterfly. What makes this card truly special is its enchanting surprise—the butterfly wings elegantly unfold, revealing a charming girl gracefully dancing ballet.

This card is perfect for any occasion, making it a wonderful surprise for anyone in your life. Whether it’s a holiday, a special celebration, or simply a gesture of encouragement, this card spreads joy and inspiration. It’s a fantastic way to uplift a friend who’s a dedicated ballerina or to cheer on someone striving to pursue their dreams.

So, gather your tools, unleash your creativity, and embark on this crafting adventure with us! We’ll walk you through the intricate steps necessary to craft your very own stunning Ballerina on Butterfly Pop-Up Card, bringing joy and wonder to both the creator and the recipient.

Dimensions of the example card

The size of the example card measures 5.5”x7.1”

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Materials Needed

Before diving into the ballerina on butterfly pop-up card tutorial, gather these materials:

  1. Cardstock Sheets: Thick cardstock (204gsm preferred) in various colors – 1 pink (for butterfly),  1 red (for card cover), and 1 white (for ballerina); Thin cardstock (124 gsm) – 1 beige (for card base)
  2.  Glue
  3. Double-Sided Tape
  4. Ballerina on butterfly pop-up card template: Access the template for the butterfly pop-up card tutorial, conveniently available for download here

 This template also contains a step-by-step tutorial video link to guide you seamlessly through the crafting process

Download the Ballerina on Butterfly pop up card

Download the template here. This template, though paid (priced at $6.5), offers pieces and a detailed guide for crafting the card.

Upon payment confirmation, a ZIP folder containing SVG, PDF, and PNG formats will be sent to your email. Extract the files to begin crafting.

Assembling the Ballerina on Butterfly Pop-Up Card

Once you’ve downloaded and extracted the template, use a cutting machine, like a Cricut, to cut out the required shapes. Follow these steps:

  • Assemble the ballerina on the butterfly.
  • Attach the butterfly to the card base.
  • Craft the card cover.
  • Carefully affix base to the card cover.

Below is the video summarizing the process of crafting this card. For the step-by-step tutorial, you’ll find the detailed video included in the download file

For the step-by-step tutorial, you’ll find the detailed video included in the download file

Helpful tips for crafting during the crafting process

Please keep these tips in mind while crafting this card.

  1. Ensure even application of glue on the patterns, preferably using a brush for uniformity.
  2. Place a sheet of non-stick glossy paper underneath the card cover while applying glue. This prevents the card cover from sticking to the underlying surface, avoiding any tearing or damage to the card.
  3. Take care when attaching the card base to the card cover as it may shift or wrinkle easily while gluing.

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