DIY Cricut Butterfly Cards

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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.

I would recommend using a color core cardstock for the outside layer.

My favorite is this Neehah Collections brand, it’s super affordable, comes in an assortment of colors, has a colored core so you can’t see fraying.

Glue Dots: Glue doesn’t work well for cards because it puckers the paper a bit. I love these automated dispensing glue dots:

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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