Template for Birthday Card
Butterfly Design

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Pretty template for birthday card with a papercut butterfly design - SVG, EPS, DXF and PNG file formats for Cricut and similar cutting machines...

Pretty butterfly birthday card papercut templatePretty papercut butterfly card template

Get the butterfly birthday card template from my Etsy store here

Make a butterfly card!

Digital download cut file for Cricut and similar cutting machines

SVG, DXF, EPS & PNG file formats - suit most machines

Envelope included in the template

Cuts using the standard Cricut mat (not the specialist card mat)

For personal craft projects and small-business commercial use (up to 200 products)

For physical/craft products only - no digital products, use or sharing

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Butterfly Design Template for Birthday Card

This gorgeous lacy butterfly design is perfect for a template for a birthday card - so pretty and delicate, it's just right for wishing someone special a very Happy Birthday! 

Perfect whether it's for a beloved daughter or grand-daughter, a mum, sister, or friend, or even a cherished grandma!

You can get creative with the colours and change them up a bit to suit the recipient and get a slightly different look every time you use the template! I'll share some ideas a bit later on...

Butterfly birthday card SVG, EPS, DXF & PNG templateButterfly birthday card template including envelope

Here's a few things you need to know about using the butterfly design template for a birthday card:

  • The butterfly card is made from 3 sheets of A4 or Letter-sized cardstock.
  • The card has a finished size of around 12 x 12 cm (approx. 4.75 x 4.75 inches) when the SVG is used as-is in Cricut Design Space - the envelope is a little larger.
  • The card template uses the standard sticky mat with your Cricut machine (rather than the specialist card mat).
  • You will need to be able to score lines with your cutting machine (or delete these lines to score manually if you prefer) - the score lines make the card and the envelope fold. I have lots of help with setting up the score lines correctly in Cricut Design Space (step-by-step instructions) on this page - you may also find the page useful if you're using another type of cutting machine, or if you want to score the lines manually (without a machine).
  • When the card is cut and scored, I have a follow-on craft tutorial to help you fold and assemble the card - you can find that here.
Gorgeous butterfly birthday card SVG cut fileGorgeous butterfly birthday card - pretty in pink!

I created the butterfly design template for a birthday card in these really pretty pink tones, with a dark purple inner card.

I think that these colours are lovely and delicate and suggest the airy nature of the butterfly. The dark purple gives a great contrast and the colours stand out against each other beautifully which really highlights the gorgeous butterfly design.

I also like to do an alternative colour idea to inspire you to get creative with colour - my alternative colour idea for the butterfly birthday card template is a lovely rich yellow, teamed up with dramatic black for the inner card and a warm orange envelope...

Where the pink is definitely pretty, feminine, and delicate, I tried to make the yellow design look bright, summery and cheerful - with quite a contemporary feel...

Papercut butterfly birthday card SVG cut file templateLovely butterfly birthday card template - bright, bold and cheerful yellow and orange

I honestly can't decide which of these two colour ideas I like best!

Any pretty, pastel tones would suit the butterfly card template and give a look similar to the pink version - I'm loving the dark inner card I used, but you could definitely try a white inner card and it would still look brill!

If you like the bright version, try out some other bright colours of your own - think bold, summery colours, like bright flowers. Personally, I think black or white insert for the inner card will always look best against such bold tones and allow the design to take centre stage.

I love having a bit of fun with the envelope and going for a lovely colour combination - you can either opt for:

  • the 'similar' choice (example - the darker pink against the pink card)
  • the 'different' choice (example - strong orange against strong yellow - although these are still quite 'similar' - I could've tried a bright green or bright blue instead)
  • the 'neutral' choice - a plain white or cream
Birthday card template with butterfly designSending pretty butterfly wishes with this pretty card template
  • I've made both of these butterfly birthday cards using Sizzix 'Surfacez' textured cardstock for the outer card (the part with the cut design).
  • The inner card and envelope for each are made using a generic coloured craft cardstock (lightweight - 160gsm).
  • I cut the outer cards using the 'Cardstock for intricate cuts' setting in Cricut Design Space.
  • I cut the inner cards and envelopes using the 'Light Card' setting in Cricut Design Space.
Butterfly birthday card for CricutPretty papercut design - butterfly template for birthday card
Template for butterfly birthday card - SVG, EPS, DXF, PNGCutting file template for a butterfly birthday card

If you like the butterfly design template for a birthday card, you can get the cutting files for your machine from my Etsy store with instant download worldwide, at the link right below...

Get the butterfly birthday card SVG template from my Etsy store here

SVG, DXF, EPS & PNG files all included in the template

For personal craft projects and small-business commercial use (up to 200 products)

For physical (craft) products only -  no digital products, use or sharing

The step-by-step instructions for setting up the score lines to score correctly in Cricut Design Space are here - also useful even if you aren't a Cricut user.

The craft tutorial for folding and assembling the card is here.

I also include both of these links with your download purchase for you.

Butterfly birthday card in alternate yellow colour - SVG template for CricutPapercut card template with cut-out butterfly design

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If you like this way of making cards, I've got lots more card templates for you to make and send over on this page...

If you want some more birthday card template inspiration, you can see some more of my designs here (easy Happy Birthday card suitable for any recipient), here (pretty, floral birthday card), here (another floral design)here (sunflower birthday card), and here (bunny birthday card) - there's more on this page too, including birthday cards for particular recipients (such as family members) or for birthdays at a particular time of the year...

If you like this butterfly, you can get it separately (or along with two more - see image below) as an SVG cut file on this page...



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