Coloring With Paper – Butterflies

Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the butterfly SVG file you want to make.  The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.

You will need:

First get the Patterns

There are six different butterfly patterns.  Download one or all of them.  These cute butterflies use lots and lots of my scrap bin paper.  Just try to keep the colors coordinated.  As you can see from the last example above, if you don’t they look funny.

Cut the outline from black cardstock.  In these patterns you can use other colors but you have to pay special attention to the coordinating colors to make sure they go with the outline.

Putting the butterflies  together

Stick the outline to the contact paper and re-cover it with the protective backing paper.  Make sure you place a small scrap of paper between the antennas and the sticky paper to keep the from sticking.

Cut out the various pieces from paper scraps in your scrap bin.  


Watch my video about cutting multiple colors on one mat.

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Now start placing the various pieces on the outline with the tweezers.


When all the open spaces are filled, check to make sure all the paper is secure.  Press the protective sheet over everything and press sorta hard.  Anything that seems loose, glue down with the liquid glue and let dry for at least 30 minutes.

Finishing the Butterflies

Lastly, with scissors cut around the outside leaving as much of the outside black line as you can.  Make sure to not cut off the antennas.

Use the piece as you like.  I used these and the extra outlines to make a Mother’s Day Card

Butterfly card made with the butterflies I made
Butterfly Mothers Day card

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