Download this free semicolon butterfly SVG to make a subtle mental health message reminder.
This butterfly has a secret meaning hidden in the design.
See the semicolons in it?
Do you know the meaning behind the semicolon?
Semicolon tattoos are popping up everywhere. Project Semicolon, a nonprofit dedicated to mental health, says, “A semicolon represents a sentence the author could have ended but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life.”
Read this article for more details about the semicolon meaning in relation to mental health.
I’m not one to commit to a tattoo, so I drew this butterfly in Procreate to be used in other ways. (I’m learning from my friend Jen, who has tons of free tutorials and videos shared on her site.)
This version works really well with the Cricut window cling. (I’ll be sharing other versions later.)
Make colorful semicolon butterflies stickers with the PNG versions of the image.
Scroll to the bottom of the post to see instructions and get the free SVG.
Stick it on a bathroom mirror so you see it every morning.
It’s a subtle reminder to keep going.
Keep trying. Just one more time.
What you’ll need to create the Semicolon Butterfly window cling
- the free SVG – design #72 Semicolon Butterfly (outline) in the Free Files Folder
- (If you don’t have the password for the free files, fill in the form at the bottom of the page and it will be emailed to you.)
- Cricut window cling – right now, it’s cheaper with more color options on Amazon than the window cling on the Cricut site (but that may change, so I’ve linked to both so you can compare the options)
- Any Cricut will work – the Maker, the Explore, and the Joy too (make the design as large as the Joy will cut because some of the circles are quite small)
- Green StandardGrip mat
- Weeding tool
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Download the ZIP folder containing the free SVG – design #72 Semicolon Butterfly (outline) from the Free Files Folder.
Unzip the file and upload the SVG to Cricut Design Space.
The file will look like this after uploading. You don’t need to change anything; no attaching or grouping.
You can resize it if you like. Mine is 5 inches wide.
Click the green Make It button.
Use the Cricut window cling setting.
Place the window cling on the green mat with the smooth backing paper down.
Cut and weed the semicolon butterfly.
The design is ready to go on a window, mirror, or door. It would also stick to a stainless steel refrigerator or a whiteboard.
I was surprised at how durable the window cling seemed. (I used the frosted window cling.) It was easily pulled on and off several different surfaces. If it doesn’t seem to want to “cling” very well, just a hint of moisture will fix it.
Do you have someone who could use a little encouragement to keep going? Let me know in the comments.