Butterflies are free (no, really!)


Although I live in the south where we have a relatively mild Winter, I'm still in the mood for a taste of Springtime and I imagine most of you are too.
For Christmas, my dear husband bought me the Sure Cuts a Lot software I had been gently hinting that I wanted. I'd been afraid to use it for about a month - how silly! I joined a great SCAL group on Yahoo, and before long I found myself downloading Inkscape (thanks to
Dan's amazing tutorials!) and trying my hand at creating my own cut files for the Cricut. This is the result.
There are two different butterfly cut files - get
the solid butterfly here and the lacy butterfly here. (The lacy butterfly cuts better if you use a slower speed and a thicker paper. )
I haven't had a lot of time to play with these pretty creatures, but my mind is going a mile a minute with all of the possibilities. I cut them from patterned paper, but you could stamp on solid colored cardstock before or after cutting. They'd be pretty embossed, flocked, glittered, jewelled... I'd love to see what you come up with!
If you would like to download these files, they are offered free of charge with a few restrictions and requests. Please leave me a comment if you download the files. And please, please don't share the files on mailing lists or groups - instead, include a link to my blog so others can browse here too.

24 comments:

cal8007 said...

Thank you for sharing your butterfly files. They are beautiful! My lap top is sick and cannot cut anything, but I can download on my other PC (but I dont' have my SCAL and DS installed on it). I'll send you a pic of what I create as soon as I get my lap top back.
Carmen

Kristi Kirk said...

These are really cute. I can't wait to use them. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Billings said...

Thank you Wendy for sharing these wonderful butterfly's.

Kathy
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Anonymous said...

Very cute. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your creations. Someday I will be able to cut them (computer problems and space problems).
Debbie in LA

Sheri said...

Sooooooooo beautful!

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your files, I love the Lacey Butterfly and have just downloaded both files so will be able to have a play.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing such cute butterflies, I can't wait to create some

Anonymous said...

These are lovely, thank you for sharing.

Laura :) said...

thanks so much for sharing the butterflies. These would be so pretty on cards...been wanting to make some butterfly thank you notes - these will be perfect.

Jill said...

Hi Wendy, your butterflies are very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jill...:-)

Debbie H said...

I think your butterglies are very pretty, TFS. I am going to try them out, thanks!

Deb H

Anonymous said...

They will make beautiful cards.Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing with this newbie.

Anonymous said...

I love Dan's tutorials, too! Thanks so much for sharing these - I can imagine lots of uses for them!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful thank you for sharing.

Tina Hamilton said...

Wonderful. I LOVE butterflies and haven't figured all this out yet to make anything myself. Thank you!

Anita said...

My grand daughter and I love scrapping together and using butterflies. Thank you for the free files we love them. Anita in OK

Bonita said...

Thanks for the butterflies. I can't wait to use them in a spring layout-as soon as it gets warm enough to make one..........:)

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful. I'm trying to think of a page to use them on.

Anonymous said...

keep on being creative....you are very good and very kind to share your files. thanks

Txmommom said...

These are beautiful. My MIL loves butterflies so these will be used often. Thank you for sharing!

SunnyNP said...

thanks so much! I just got SCAL myself, and i hope I can learn as much as you did so quickly!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing. These are beautiful.

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