Freebie: Butterfly Die-Cut Template

Butterfly Birthday Card

Hi! I made a card AND used my Klik-n-Kut. I’ve been wanting to cut out a butterfly for awhile and last weekend at the expo I saw this acrylic butterfly that was part of a scrappy kit. Well, I didn’t want the kit, just not my style, but the lady wouldn’t sell me just the acrylic butterfly. She said there’s probably one somewhere in the expo I can buy individually <– NOT helpful, lady!

So last night after all the kids have gone to bed Savitri went to work and I got this:

Butterfly Die-Cut

Feel free to download the files (if you want the jpg format, just right click the butterfly image above and save as) and use them for your projects. I have them in a few different format so that other Klic-N-Kut users can use it and also those who has a Silhouette, Craft Robo, Wishblade ((by the way, the three are the same machines, just sold by different companies with different software/download and warranty packages)), and Cricut Expression. I could have converted it to other formats but hey, it was midnight, it’s free, and so if you don’t see your file type, download Inkscape ((it’s free version of Adobe Illustrator, kind of like what Gimp is to Photoshop)), open the SVG or DXF in it and export/save as (I can’t remember which) to your format. I think the only thing missing is the WPC format for Gazelle or Pazelle users.

  • SVG - Cricut users who can SCAL can use this format
  • DXF – Probably the most versatile, most die-cut machines that hooks up to a computer can open this format
  • KNK – Any users with the KnK software, like studio GE used by some Silhouette, Wishblade, and Craft Robo users)

For the acrylic butterfly I used the acrylic protector that came with my PaperTrey Ink stamps. It’s the part that the stamps stick on. It’s nice and thick but not too thick. I could still bend the butterfly to give it form. Then for the pattern paper (PTI stars) I shrunk the image using my KnK inline embedding/layering tool and took it down to .4. Look in your manual on how to do this, you can’t just grab a corner and shrink the image because the size will not be right. That’s it. ((The rest of the material are PTI ribbon and stamp, Making Memories paper, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, and border punch by Fiskars))!

Have fun and I can’t wait to see what you make with this!!

12 comments

    • Clare says:

      Thanks for the work on the butterfly – I will find this really useful .
      I wanted to make a book marker for our Rector who is retiring and has a great love of butterflies.

      I also help bereved parents through The Compassionate Friends – you can see their web site (having lost a child myself through an RTA)The Butterly is our emblems.

      So the template will be really usefull for my card making -when Ihave time

      Take Care

  1. Sarah Martina says:

    There you go again with that purple! I thought you hated that stuff! The buttefly is perfect. I can’t stop staring at your card! It’s so captivating… looks like a big bowl of fruit and chocolate! Lol… Ditto on M’s challenge. My post will go up Friday! :-) Can’t wait!

  2. Yyam says:

    I love this color combo! It’s so different and yet delightful on the senses…LOVE it!

    I *heart* the butterfly! So glad I have a wishblade (which hasn’t seen action in a while!)…Thanks!!!!

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