Free Pop Up Butterfly Card Cutting File in SVG GSD KNK and MTC formats

Still plugging away at “mastering” Make the Cut


It has been a long time since I have worked this hard and been this happy with results! The photo just doesn’t do card justice- it is REALLY great looking! My only issue with it is I meant to use some of the paper you see in background on front of the card and totally forgot.. and no more of my DoubleMates Groovy Grape Cardstock to redo :(

I spent an embarrassing amount of time on this card. First I wanted to something different with the fold- I did an off centre gate fold. The measuring was tricky.I was actually going to do a rose but when I cut the details were just too fine so started back at square 2. I REALLY wanted to figure out how to do dimensional cards- this isn’t quite a pop up but not sure what to call it :-)

I also had a very good day cutter wise- everything cut beautifully and that is rare for me! The file cut so smoothly right out of the gate although I had to do alot of experimenting to get the look I wanted for butterfly. I used up my last piece of Doublemates *sniff* I am not kidding you- this is the BEST paper! It cuts so nicely and looks fantastic. MY LSS is ordering some more in for me and quite pleased- I haven’t been able to find for months. I am also looking at actually carry the papers in my Quilling Patch store- which would be very scary- I go through ridiculous amounts of paper!!!!!

I started to work on embellishing this card when my daughter walked by my works station and commented- that would look nice with rhinestone. Well.. two hours later had the perfect swirl.. If there is interest I will put up the template to use in MTC.
I don’t want to scare people how long it takes me to do these! I am a total perfectionist and this was new territory for me. I like every line to be perfect and parallel and my OCD wont allow for small errors in the files. When putting together I am much more relaxed but the actual files I work and re-work. I find it relaxing almost a Zen like way.

So… in putting together this card I used aqua rhinestones.. ( they are much more subtle in real life) my Groovy Grape Doublemates and in background is the paper I wanted to use – I printed it from Lettering Delights J’Adore paper pack and then stickled some of the flowers… There are some aqua tones in the paper which is why I used that colour of rhinestones. The card is standard size A2.
This is a great card to play with! I cant wait to see what you guys come up with…

If you are intersted on how to print your own scrapbook paper I did up quick video on how to do- its quiet easy.

If you want to pursue creating your own rhinestone designs then I have done a step by step video that breaks it down and makes it easy to understand in my post Creating Rhinestone Templates with Make the Cut Software

If you would like to learn about printing your own cardstock for cards and scrap booking read my post, Printing Your Own Scrapbook Paper- Use Make the Cut to Print your Own Scrapbooking Paper!

To see more card ideas, visit Free Cards : Free Card Cutting files in SVG GSD MTC and KNK formats section of my free cutting file gallery.

Pop Up Butterfly Card Cutting File for Scrap booking, Cards and Paper Crafts

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Pop Up Butterfly or Anniversary Card SVG GSD KNK formats

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This Pop Up Butterfly Card digital cutting file is available in GSD KNK, MTC and SVG formats. For more information on different types of cutting files, read Cutting Files Explained.

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Pop Up Butterfly Card Cutter file download in GSD KNK MTC and SVG

Pop Up Butterfly Card SVG vector image is for use with SCAL ( Sure Cuts A Lot) software. , Inkscape and Make the Cut cutting software. Used with variety of different craft cutters.

Pop Up Butterfly Card GSD cutting file download can be used with(QuicKutz) Silhouette machines, Xyron Wishblade and Craft Robo. You just use the regular Robo Master that comes with your digital cutter..

Pop Up Butterfly Card cutting file in MTC format is for use with Make the Cut 3rd party and can be used with most digital craft cutting machines; including, Pazzles Inspiration, Bosscut Gazelle, Silhouette and Silhouette Cameo
and KNK cutters etc.

Pop Up Butterfly Card Cutting File in KNK format is used with Klic n Kut ( KNK Element, Maxx, KNK Groove, etc) OR use KNK Studio GE software with your Craft Robo, Wishblade or Silhouette Cameo die cutter.
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  1. says

    Wow,Lisa! You did a wonderful job on your pop up Butterfly card. I really love it and can’t wait to make one. Your hard work is greatly appreciated,Lisa. I love all your files!

  2. Laurie says

    I don’t even begin to understand how you make these files but I sure appreciate that you share your talents so freely. Thanks so much.

  3. Trisha says

    My word! You have outdone yourself with this one, Lisa! Thank you for sharing this gorgeous file!

  4. fran says

    Lisa, Lisa, Lisa, you are awesome. I can’t believe how generous with your talents you are. I envy your determination to learn to make these creations with paths, lines, etc, wowzer you are one smart cookie.
    The more times you do this the easier it becomes then one day you will be a professional and it will take no time at all to whip up a beautiful card from scratch and you will just sit back and glow in all your glory for having learned all this stuff.
    Thank you again for a very pretty card.

  5. Annette says

    Wow Wonderful Hunny Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful file.. your so clever!!!

  6. Vicki says

    Very nice! Your work is wonderful, I can tell you put a LOT of work into everything you do! You are wonderful to share this and you other files!

  7. Neva says

    Great card!!! I am enjoying your blog immensely! Thanks for sharing & all the great ideas!

  8. Suzanne Milam says

    Thanks so much for the beautiful butterfly card….it is beautiful…thanks for the hard work..

  9. Beverley says

    LOVE the butterfly card and would definitely like to have the MTC rhinestone template. Who wouldn’t? Thanks for your generosity!

  10. Joanne says

    Your hard work really shows on all your work but this one is exceptional! Perfect season for this one too.

  11. Nance **U** says

    You totally out did (Have out done) your own self.
    You are doing magnificent designs.
    Thank you,

  12. Kathy says

    That is a beautiful card! I love your design! Your hard work in mastering MTC is really paying off, I think you have mastered it. Thank you so much for sharing the card with us! You are very generous!

  13. Lisa-Free Cutting Files and Craft Ideas says

    @Kathy- I dont know about mastering MTC! LOL. If anything I think I make the easy look hard :-)

  14. ConnSue says

    I really appreciate your generosity and admire you the most!
    Thank you very much for sharing with us your experience and hard work!

  15. Lisa says

    Thanks for the lovely design and for taking the time to make it work well. You are very generous.

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