Stunning SVG Butterfly 3D or 2D. Cricut & Silhouette cut file to make amazing kirigami Monarch Butterflies that stand on their legs!


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Make stunning 3D or 2D butterflies with this original butterfly SVG file!

This SVG butterfly file is perfect to print or cut with a cutting machine like the Silhouette Portrait or Camero, Cricut machines and other cutting machines that can use SVG, DXF or Silhouette Studio files. If you do not own a cutting machine, you can also print the SVG butterfly design and then use a cutter to cut it out (like in kirigami). I strongly recommend investing in a cutting machine though, you won't regret it! I love my Silhouette Portrait.

I designed the SVG butterfly and I have included legs that are hidden in the delicate butterfly wings pattern. The legs can be unfolded so that you can make a 3D paper butterfly that stands on its legs. You can open or close the wings as much as you want, and curve the feelers / antennae for an amazing effect.

This butterfly is the first 3D SVG that I have designed, and I'm very happy with the result. I have included pictures that show different views of the butterfly, with the wings more or less opened or closed. Please let me know what you think of it! And if you make some of those butterflies, please send me pictures so that I can show them on the Perfect Cut Facebook page:

I have included 5 variations of the butterfly to cover all your printing or cutting needs:

1. Multicolor butterfly, great for printing and for digital projects like digital scrapbooking. With the included SVG file, you can of course change the colors to use your own (e.g. orange or yellow for a Monarch butterfly).

2. A SVG cut file to make a 3D butterfly with legs that you can unfold to make your butterfly stand.

3. A black silhouette with the patterns of the wings hollowed out. Great for cutting to make a 2D butterfly, for cardmaking etc.

4. A black silhouette with full wings (no pattern). This file is great for cutting, and you can combine it with variation #3 to make a 2 colors butterfly: use the full silhouette to cut a colored sheet of paper, and the hollow silhouette to cut the hollow silhouette, and then put the black on top of the color for an amazing effect.

5. A white coloring page with the butterfly.

All the variations come in 6 different file formats so that you can use them in the software of your choice:

- SVG file to cut with cutting machines like Cricut, Silhouette Portrait, Cameo and other machines that accept SVGs files. Using software like Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, Cricut Design Space, Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL), Make the Cut (MTC) etc. and to edit in software like the free and open source Inkscape vector editor or Adobe Illustrator.
- DXF files and .studio3 file to cut with the free Silhouette Studio programs that comes with the Silhouette cutting machines
- EPS and PDF files for easy printing
- Transparent PNG file that you can use for digital scrapbooking and digital stamping, to put it on top of your photos etc.


You will receive a zip file that contains all variations in all file formats.

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I hope you will be satisfied with your purchase. If you do experience difficulties with the files, please contact me and I will do my best to help you.


You can use the files for personal use and non-profit use only, no commercial use allowed. Those designs are original designs, absolutely no redistribution in any form and in any place allowed, including platforms and print to order merchandize sites like RedBubble, Zazzle, Society6, SpoonFlower etc.

I would love to see what you do with my designs, so if you purchase and use this tropical SVG set, please leave an appreciatation with a picture of what you made! Thank you!

All the included designs and files are Copyright 2017 Stéphane Gigandet. They take a lot of work, time and love to create, so please respect that and enjoy the designs for your personal use or for non-profit use only. Thank you.

Have a great summer, make a lot of butterflies and enjoy!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What will I get?

Once you order, as soon as Etsy processes your payment (usually within minutes), Etsy will send you a link to download a ZIP compressed file that contains all the SVG, DXF, PDF, EPS, PNG and Silhouette Studio files listed in the listing description.

How do I uncompress the ZIP compressed file?

On most recent computers, Mac and Windows, you just need to double click on the ZIP file to open it. You can then move the files to another folder, or just uncompress all the files. You can also right click and then select "Extract all".

How do I upload the SVG designs to Cricut Design Space to cut them with my Cricut machine?

1. First download and uncompress the ZIP file. The ZIP file contains files in different file formats (SVG, DXF, PDF, EPS, PNG and .studio3).
2. Launch Cricut Design Space in your browser and create a new project.
3. Click on "Upload" and then on "Upload Image" and "Browse".
4. Select the SVG file you want (depending on your computer and browser settings, SVG files might show as type "Google Chrome HTML document" or similar).
5. In the Upload page, your uploaded SVG designs will be in the "Recently upload images" section, select the designs by clicking on them. You can select multiple designs with Ctrl + click.
8. Click on "Insert Image" to put the designs in your project.

How do I use the SVG designs with Silhouette Studio free edition to cu them with my Silhouette machine?

You need to use the provide .studio3 files or the DXF files because the free version of Silhouette Studio does not support.
In Silhouette Studio, just click on "Open" and then select the .studio3 or DXF file you want.

How can I change the colors of the SVG designs before printing?

With the provided SVG files, you can use a SVG editor to change the colors of the different layers. I recommend the free Inkscape software for Windows and Mac. You can select each layer, and choose the color. Then click on "Export" to save a PNG file with the design with your custom colors.

I made a cool shirt, card, poster, sign, cup or other item with one of your SVG files, would you like to see it?

Absolutely! It's always a great pleasure to see what you do with my SVG designs. They take a lot of time, care and love to make, but it's an awesome feeling to see them being used to make cool things! The easiest way to send me pictures of what you have done is to use the Etsy reviews, as you can easily attach a picture to your review. You can also send them to me by Etsy conversation or on Facebook. Thank you so much!

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Habe dicken Fotokarton genommen, aber er stand dennoch nicht alleine. Dann habe ich den Schmetterling zweimal ausgeschnitten und zusammen geklebt, plus kleinen Draht in die Füssschen eingearbeitet. Jetzt steht er perfekt! Vielen Dank

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