Floating Easel Technique Card made with Stampin’ Up!’s Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper


Today’s card is one of the technique cards I shared with customers at my January Technique clubs.

I found a technique card online called Flying Easel Card which has an image dangling with fishing line in the opening.  I used a strip of clear window sheet instead and called this technique Floating Easel Card.  This is a fun card to make.   




I used Stampin’ Up!’s new Crackle Paint Background Stamp, the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and the Butterfly Duet Punch for this card.

Unfortunately at the time of this post the Butterfly Duet Punch is not order-able. Current availability date is April 1st. 

I’m excited to share the supplies, instructions and a video with assembly tips so you can create this card with me!  


♥ Stamp Set:  *Butterfly Gala (148580- photopolymer), Crackle Paint (148752 – cling, 148755 – wood)
♥ Bundle:  Butterfly Gala (150599 – *Stamp Set & **Punch)
♥ Ink Pad: Memento  (132708), So Saffron (147109)
♥ Cardstock / Paper: Basic Black (121045), So Saffron (105118), Whisper White (100730), Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (149622), Window Sheet (142314)
Tools / Misc: **Butterfly Duet Punch (148523), Layering Oval Framelit Dies (141706), Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies (145372), Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), SNAIL (104332), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Multi- Purpose Adhesive Sheets (144106), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430), Grid Paper (130148), Post-it Notes
♥  Basic Black Cardstock: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, 3 x 4 for oval ring
♥  So Saffron Cardstock: 4 x 10-1/2 scored at 2-5/8 & 5-1/4 
♥  Whisper White Cardstock: 3  x 4 for oval ring, scrap for stitched oval image
♥  Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper: One large butterfly & one small butterfly 
♥  Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheet: 3 x 4
♥  Window Sheet: 1/2 x 2-1/4



  1. Apply Multi-Purpose Adhesive sheet to 3 x 4 Whisper White cardstock.  Cut ring shape using Layering Ovals Framelit dies, Big Shot & Magnetic Platform. 

  2. Cut ring shape from 3 x 4 Basic Black Cardstock using Layering Ovals Framelit dies, Big Shot & Magnetic Platform. www.CreateWithTerriGaines.comwww.CreateWithTerriGaines.com

  3. Adhere ½ wide window sheet with mini glue dots (one in each corner) in vertical position to Basic Black Ring. Remove backing of Multi-purpose adhesive sheet from whisper White Ring and adhere to Basic Black ring adhere window sheet between rings. Set aside.

  4. Fold 4 x 10-1/2 cardstock (scored at at 2-5/8 and 5 1/4) on 5-1/4 score line. Stamp Crackle Paint image on card front (side with 2-5/8 score line) using So Saffron Ink.  Stamp inside sentiment on lower section of cardbase using Memento inkwww.CreateWithTerriGaines.com

  5. Center smallest oval framelit used to cut  ring on 2-5/8 score line and cut using Big Shot & Magnetic Platform.

  6. Attach card to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 Basic Black cardstock. With card folded flat attach small Whisper White oval image, cut with Stitched Shapes Framelits & Big Shot, in opening with dimensionals.www.CreateWithTerriGaines.com  

  7. Punch small butterfly from Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper with Butterfly Duet Punch and attach to center of oval image with a Mini Glue Dot.

  8. Apply Tear & Tape Adhesive along lower half of cut oval image on cardfront.  Note: Do not apply adhesive above 2-5/8 score line.

  9. Remove backing paper and attach double rings to adhesive with window sheet placed vertical.

  10. Using Mini Glue Dots attach large Butterfly image punched from Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper to center of window sheet strip to hide small butterfly.

To create the easel fold, open card and place bottom edge of card behind oval image on card base.




Click here to download printable project sheet with instructions & dimensions for this project.

Check out my video below for assembly tips .

Note: My videos are unedited and may contain bloopers (misspoken words or technical errors).

Hope you enjoy creating with me!

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Supplies for this project:    (click product image(s) below to shop on-line)


  1. Great technique! Can’t wait to try it.

  2. This is just amazing. What a beautiful card! I saw it on the demo planning place. Thanks for making a video. You can’t even see the window sheet holding the butterfly in place. I can’t wait to try this technique!

  3. Love this card. I would like to do it in my stamp camp in March. Thanks for sharing Terri.

  4. Phyllis K Leeling

    Beautiful card! Thank you so much for your “hints” throughout the video, much appreciated and saves frustration!

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