3 Easy Paper Cut Christmas Cards (Templates & Instructions included!)

Posted on Dec 4 2013 - 10:19pm by Ronnie

3 Easy Paper Cut Christmas Cards (Templates & Instructions included!) @homelifeabroad.com #diycards #christmascards

Making your own Christmas cards is a fun and frugal way to personalize your Christmas greetings. Just imagine the pleasant surprise of receiving a unique, hand worked card instead of the usual Xmas cards on sale!

I made these 3 easy Christmas card designs this year to give to my friends. Each comes with its own template – easy to print and then cut as directed.  Enjoy them, give the cards away, and be creative with them! I would love to see pictures of the designs if you make them at home.  (Just post them on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/homelifeabroad)


1) Snowman card: Download template

2) Merry Christmas card: Download template

3) Christmas tree card: Download template



  1. Print your template on paper. Regular paper printer works okay, thicker paper is best, but you can pick out any paper you want.
  2. Stick your print-out to your cutting mat. If you don’t have a cutting mat, a kitchen cutting board may do as well. I use Micropore medical tape to carefully stick the paper onto the mat – it doesn’t tear the paper once removed, nor does it leave sticky residue.
  3. You will need a paper cutter and a ruler for edges.
  4. Start cutting out the grey areas. You always want to work from the inside out as the paper will be weakened.
  5. Use your finger to stabilize the paper and not allow it to break off.
  6. Once the design is cut, use the ruler to cut the sides of the card. Fold the result into a card.
  7. Use another paper within the card to create a background. You can write on it or design something on it as well.
  8. Enjoy your paper cut Christmas card & rest your fingers!

Disclaimer: These are my designs so please don’t steal. Feel free to link to this post and use the image for linking but do attribute this site as a source and link to the post.


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  • Terry My Journey With Candida

    You are just way to crafty. Where do you find the time to make your own cards? I would much rather get a card that is made with love, instead of mass produced ones.

    • http://www.internationalgiveaways.com/ Ronnie

      Actually, I don’t have time. But I have few Christmas-celebrating friends, considering I live in Israel now and I’m Jewish. :) So it balances out!

  • Robin Rue

    I love getting homemade cards. I always end up getting one or two every year and they totally make my day because I know someone took the time to make it just for me.

  • Viccy H

    Oh wow these look amazing! I shall be giving this a try! Thank you

  • Michele

    I’m probably too clumsy to even attempt this-sure wish I could do it myself–I can barely get a gift wrapped properly!

  • Theresa

    Those are lovely cards! Thanks for the freebies! Homemade cards are always the best :)

  • ashj3nt

    How cute are these!! I used to be crafty…. Maybe I need to start being crafty again! I love these so much!

  • mail4rosey

    Thanks for including the template, that was very nice, and these are great!

  • http://frugalfarmwife.com/ Elise New

    The “merry Christmas” design is so pretty! I love it when awesome, crafty people like you share these kinds of things that make lame people like me look awesome! :)

  • Chrishelle Ebner

    I love the snowman card. These are all quite elegant designs. I wish I had time to make home made Christmas cards. I might try a few for close friends and family. Thanks for the tip.

  • http://veggiesandglitter.com/ Casey

    I wish I hadn’t already purchased our Christmas cards; this tutorial makes this idea seem easy enough that I think I could pull it off! I especially love the snowman design. Hmmm, maybe I can find the receipt for these boxed cards and still make it happen… ;)

  • Lean Lacaba

    These are great templates, definitely perfect for the season

  • http://itsmysideoflife.com/ Motherbugs

    Nice! Thanks for sharing these, I love making cards each year this can be something I can do this weekend

  • Pam W

    These are so cute. I love to make cards for my family and friends too.

  • Jennifer Williams

    I have the items I need for this, I will do this tomorrow with my son, Those are so cute.

  • PamIW

    I love all three of these designs. These are really quite lovely. I might just give this a try. I still have time.

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    I never thought I could do something like this but you’ve proven me wrong. It’s possible! These are gorgeous.

  • Katherine Bartlett

    Wow, I love these. We used to do stuff like that in art school!

  • Teresa McCluskey

    This is so cool! I love making DIY stuff. I am thinking about making a commitment and doing all my cards for 2014 DIY!

  • http://www.growingupmadison.com/ GrowingUpMadison

    I used to make Christmas cards and I loved that they were a bit more personal. This would be great for the kids to do for the grandparents. :)

  • Ave T

    Merry Christmas one is my favorite! But seems like a lot of work!

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