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Free Butterfly SVGs for Cricut

Use these free butterfly SVGs with your Cricut to make stunning decor and gifts


Every time I see a butterfly flutter past me I can’t help but be in awe by how magical they are! While designing these butterflies, I noticed the uniqueness of each one’s wings. Truly they are breathtaking creatures! I designed these free butterfly SVGs for Cricut in hopes that they put a little bit of awe in those who see them!

Free SVG Butterfly for Cricut

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Materials and tools needed for making layered paper butterflies with your Cricut


My favorite cardstock to use with my Cricut:

Recollections cardstock


Cricut cutting machines:

Cricut Explore 

Cricut Maker



Craft knife or Cricut scoring wheel

Adhesive: Glue stick, double-sided tape, or white glue


Free SVG Butterfly

How to download the free butterfly SVG files from the Gilded Stork template library


Sign up with your email here to receive the template library password.

Once you’ve gotten your password, login on this page and scroll down to the section titled “SVG cut files for Cricut & Cutting Machines”. Select the download button under the title “Butterfly Designs”.

Not sure how to upload free SVG files to Cricut? Creative Fabrica has a step-by-step tutorial.

How to make a layered butterfly with Cricut


How to Make Butterfly Note Cards with your Cricut


Pop one of these delicate handmade butterfly note cards into the mail to instantly brighten a friend’s day!

Butterfly Note Card Cricut SVG

Included within the “Butterfly Designs” download in the template library is a file titled “Butterfly Cards”. This SVG includes two butterfly designs that have an additional card base (as shown above). Simply cut out the design and use a craft knife and ruler to score and fold.

Lastly, attach the layered butterfly to the folded card base to create your completed butterfly note card.


How to Make a Butterfly Banner with your Cricut


Layered butterfly art with Cricut

To make this banner, cut a piece of bristol board (or poster board) to be 9 in by 22 in. I roughly coated the bristol board in acrylic paint to create a shiny surface. Once dried, arrange and adhere your butterflies to the bristol board.

Use a thin sheet of balsa wood to create the simple frame for your banner. Balsa wood can be easily cut with a metal ruler and craft knife, you simply need to go over where you want to cut a few times with your knife. 

Cut out four 3/4 in by 9.5 in pieces.

To one of the cut wooden pieces, tie a piece of string or ribbon to either end. Then sandwich the butterfly art between this piece (placed behind the art) and another wooden piece (placed in front of the art). Use glue to adhere. Add the two other wooden pieces to the bottom of your butterfly art.

3d layered butterfly svg free

Using a mixture of metallic, matte, and textured cardstocks make these Cricut cut butterflies shine!

flying butterfly svg free


Other Ways to Use These Free Butterfly SVG Designs


Note cards and banner art are just two of the countless ways you could use these butterfly cut files! Consider crafting gift tags, framed DIY art (they would look amazing as a framed triptych!), strung together to create a paper garland, added to a wooden skewer to make a cake or cupcake toppers.


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