Die Cut Butterflies – Insect Cut Files

The world is blossoming all around us, and I think now is as good a time as any to fill it with even more beauty. Today, I’m excited to be sharing a lovely little set of critters that are sure to brighten things up, wherever they decide to land. Incorporate these unique, delicate die cut butterflies in your next creative project!

Die Cut Butterflies


As part of the “Thomas Family Summer-Fun” schedule, my husband and I recently took the kids to a butterfly atrium, and it was a blast! I couldn’t believe all of the different species of butterflies we were able to see. Davian adored looking at the butterflies through his magnifying glass and trying to get them to hop onto his finger.

Die Cut Butterflies

There was also a play area where kids could wear butterfly wings, and I was surprised to find that Davian even got into that!

Elliott enjoyed the butterflies from a distance, and was content to have my husband hold him for the duration of the experience (i.e. he was kind of scared of the butterflies and would cry every time Isaac tried to put him down—sacrificing him to the barrage of beautiful, flying insects).

Seeing all those exquisite creatures inspired me to make some fun, die cut butterflies of my own.

Die Cut Butterflies

I think these turned out really lovely! I used cardstock and vellum as my materials for this craft, but you could make these butterflies our of vinyl or any other kind of paper that you like as well.

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I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other awesome fun freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy making these die cut butterflies! What plans do you have for these enchanting insects?

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10 Comments on Die Cut Butterflies – Insect Cut Files

  1. Mischelle Smith
    July 9, 2019 at 6:05 am (1 year ago)

    Thank you Mandee, for once again sharing your family adventures and a beautiful free butterfly cut!

    • Mandee
      July 9, 2019 at 8:27 am (1 year ago)

      You’re welcome Mischelle! I’m glad you enjoy my designs and my silly stories. ^_^

  2. Carla Hundley
    July 9, 2019 at 9:34 am (1 year ago)

    How beautiful these
    Butterflies are! Thanks
    for sharing them with us.
    Carla from Utah

    • Mandee
      July 9, 2019 at 11:16 am (1 year ago)

      You’re welcome Carla! I’m glad you like them! 😀

  3. Colleen
    July 9, 2019 at 10:04 am (1 year ago)

    Thank you for these beautiful butterflies! I was wondering if you could tell me what setting you used on your cricut for the vellum?

    • Mandee
      July 9, 2019 at 11:19 am (1 year ago)

      Good question Colleen! Vellum can be kind of a tricky material—especially with fine details like these. I used the “Vellum” setting on my Cricut Maker, but set the pressure to “Light” instead of default, and that worked really well. I also had to use a really fresh cutting mat, because it was slipping on one of my older ones.

      Hope that helps! 🙂

  4. Heather England
    July 10, 2019 at 12:38 am (1 year ago)

    Nature is a wonderful thing . Everyone loves Butterflies.

    • Mandee
      July 10, 2019 at 8:11 am (1 year ago)

      I couldn’t agree more Heather! 🙂

  5. Eline
    April 19, 2020 at 7:49 am (6 months ago)

    Unfortunately the download isn’t working.. can you please send me the file to my email? elinevisch@hotmail.com thank you!

    • Mandee
      April 20, 2020 at 9:39 am (6 months ago)

      Hi Eline! Sorry you’re having trouble. Be sure to check out my FAQ page for detailed downloading instructions and troubleshooting tips.


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