Coloring With Paper Butterflies

I love making these Coloring with Paper Butterflies.  They are so colorful!  They can be used as embellishments on your cards and scrapbook pages.  This method is also called paper piercing.  See the card I made at the bottom of this page.

Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the butterfly SVG file you want to make. There are no design space files for these Coloring with Paper because of the way I design them. The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.

You will need:

Paper Selection For the Coloring With Paper Butterflies

The black paper I use for most of the outlines is linked in the materials list.  But for added color use one of the outlines from the color cutouts.  I did this for the last butterfly above.  Also the outlines make nice embellishments too like the card below so save them.

The color possibilities are endless.  Just try to keep the colors coordinated or they look funny (butterfly 5).  Patterns work nicely on these Coloring with Paper butterflies.  Use your imagination and your leftover paper bin.


Cutting the Coloring With Paper Butterflies

There are six different Coloring with paper butterfly patterns.  Download one or all of them. But don’t shrink them or the black lines are too thin.  You will need to cut the butterfly once for every color in the project.  You can cut multiple colors on the same mat.  I would cut each butterfly seperately and hide the rest.

Watch my video about cutting multiple colors on one mat.

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Assembling the Coloring with Paper Butterflies

First, 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.

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.

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.

And your Coloring with Paper Butterflies are done!  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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