DIY Cricut Butterfly Cards

I think I speak for a lot of people when I say sometimes I just need a nice blank card.

I designed this butterfly themed card set with simplicity in mind. It only required 2 colors of cardstock. Maybe 3 if you want the interior to be a different color.

No extra materials, or a gazillion different pieces. Just cut, assemble and done!

Plus, I think these are super cute and appropriate for lots of different occasions.

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Recommended Materials for Butterfly Cards

Cardstock: I used 3 different types, one for the outside, a background watercolor print and then a different liner. For the liner, normal copy paper works well. I used origami paper for the background mostly because I just had it around. Here are some of my favorite brands:

  • Recollection Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
  • Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte-colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
  • Poptone Assorted Variety Pack – This is the perfect peppy assortment of colors of heavy cardstock. It’s a heavy cardstock assortment with colors I actually use frequently for cardmaking.
  • Seasonal Assorted Variety Pack – This is a slight variation on the Poptone assortment and has a quite few neutrals that complement almost any accent color.
  • Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go-to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.

Glue: Polymer-based glue doesn’t work well for cards because it puckers the paper a bit. Here are some of my favorite alternatives for cardmaking:

Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.

Template: I’ve included 3 templates in this set for free in my resource library. These cards fit standard envelope sizes but I’ve included one just in case.

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    Tips of Assembling Butterfly Cards

    Using the right mat

    I like either a worn-out green mat or a fresh blue mat for this project. The cuts are a little bit more on the intricate side and need the paper to stick well to get a clean cut.

    Lint Rollers are your friend

    They are great for picking up the scraps. Transfer or masking tape works great too.

    Skip the score lines

    I rarely include them in my card designs because people forget to change them. I just use my scraper and slide it over the crease.

    Be generous with the glue dots

    You want to make sure the underlying patterned paper sticks to the top piece.

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    5 thoughts on “DIY Cricut Butterfly Cards”

    1. Martine

      I do not see anywhere to download the svg for the butterfly card. Can you please tell me how I can access it. Thank you

      1. Hi there, the download is available in my resource library (see link in the menu bar). It is under the “cards” section.

    2. Daniela Anderson-Fernandez

      Hello! Love this idea. I’m very new to cricut and am excited to try this design. I’m a little nervous, though, and didn’t see the tutorial with the download. Is it available somewhere?

      1. Hi there! I’m working on adding more video tutorials but it’s going slow ;-/ I’m hoping to get to this one soon. Thank you for your patience!

    3. Mary

      Hi, Thanks so much for all of this information.

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