Know a butterfly lover?
The simple butterfly outline template below, can be used to make cute homemade cards out of the beautiful paper or gift wrap of your choice.
This butterfly outline card is easy and the design is super flexible.
It all starts with a simple but handy butterfly template that you can use to cut out the basic elements of a butterfly.
By using this simple card making template... you can choose your own combination of colors and patterns. I personally, love to use gift wrap for the inside wing pieces.
If you have a little butterfly lover in your life, feel free to also print out these exclusive free full page butterfly coloring pages:
...also check out this matching daydreaming caterpillar coloring page
Note... This is one of my budget-friendly card making ideas, designed to help you make use of basic paper and craft supplies that you probably already have on hand. You can find more budget-friendly card making ideas here!
For this easy card making idea... the wing pieces, in the butterfly template provided, are used with the beautiful paper of your choice.
You may also choose to use part of the template for the body and a marker for the antennae... or do what I did and use ribbon and buttons for the body and antennae.
Another option you'll have, is to adhere the butterfly wings flat on the paper, or you may choose to use dimensional stickies such as Pop Dots to make unique 3d cards.
Let's get started!
Note: If you need a program to view the butterfly template .PDF you can download Adobe Reader for free here.
Tip... Pop dots are an awesome card making supply that I keep on hand. However, you can try cutting a few small pieces of craft foam to use in place of pop dots if needed.
To make things simple, I refer to the colors of paper I chose. As you read the instructions, just swap my paper choices for the colors and patterns you chose as needed.
Above is the finished butterfly outline card with Pop Dots under the wings and mini Pop Dots under each button.
And to the left is one where I did not use Pop Dots
...still cute :)
This butterfly outline card makes a great Easter card, birthday card or just a cute homemade greeting card to say Happy Spring, Thank You or even Happy Mother's Day!