Welcome to my Butterfly Easel Card tutorial. I have provided step-by step instructions below on how to create the card base plus a free downloadable .svg cut file for those of you who like to use digital die-cut machines. There are also a couple of hints for Cameo users who may be new to using files not purchased in the Silhouette Store.
If you do not have a digital die cut machine you can download a pdf file here and create a hand-cut template – sizing instructions included.
Note: Please see below as to why you will need the Designer Edition of Studio to use this file and why I cannot provide it in a .studio format. Also, you can see all the details and supplies I used to create this card in my original post here.
Butterfly Easel Card Tutorial
Download the .svg template here or pdf template here and cut the following pieces.
Note piece g) is a pre-cut Pink Paislee Chipboard Butterfly:
Next – you will need to complete the following steps:
- Score and fold the large cardstock butterfly in half at the centre.
- Score and fold the top layer at the centre of the wings as shown
- Glue the large front face butterfly to the lower half of the folded cardstock base
- This step is optional – but it gives a lot of structure to the card. Glue your liner large butterfly onto your cardstock base – you will need to trim the tips of the wings to accommodate the folded area
- Repeat all the above steps for your small butterfly pieces
- Glue the small butterfly base onto the large butterfly base – approximately one cm above the centre of the wings.
- Trim away areas of the small butterfly base which overlap over the large base for a neat finish
- Glue two pearls or rhinestones onto the card base to give the small butterfly some support when standing.
You will now have your card base and may decorate it however you choose. I have used a chipboard butterfly from the Pink Paislee Artisan Collection on the front – for further details of products used – please see my original card post here.
Tips and Tricks
When you go to the link – here is where you can download the file.
Save it to your hard-drive and then open in Studio – remember to change the drop-down box to svg file type and the images will be imported into Studio.
The images are sized all ready to go – depending on your version of the software – you may need to go to the Cut Style Box and define the cut lines
This is my first time offering a download file and I would love to hear about how this works out (or doesn’t work out!) for you – please email me here and I will try and incorporate all feedback into creating a better tutorial. I have tried and tested all the files – and they definitely work – but please understand I am not able to offer you individual support on how to use your Cameo machine!