For years I used to be the queen of handmaking and sending out holiday cards. Sadly that’s been far from the case for quite some time. I’m hoping to reclaim the holiday tradition this year with these DIY papercut, modern cards. I used a Cricut Explore to cut out these multi-layered geometric cards, though you can do it by hand as well. They’re easy to make using the paper you have on-hand. The best part is, they’re mix and match too. Combine the exterior templates with an interior template to create different patterns. I love the effect the layering creates, especially when you incorporate a metallic paper, which adds further dimension and interest.
DIY Christmas Tree Cards
Materials and Supplies
- Cricut Explore or Exact-o Knife and Cutting Mat
- Assorted paper and matching A2 envelopes
- Glue (I used a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen for precision application)
- Card templates
The following templates make 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ foldover cards.
- Cutout Triangles Template (PDF, SVG)
- Fold Down Triangles Template (PDF, SVG)
- Fold Down Triangle Outlines Template (PDF, SVG)
Interior (Layering) Templates
- Cutout exterior template
- Cutout interior template
- If using one of the fold down template, score and fold pieces
- If using one of the fold down templates, optionally, glue folded pieces in place
- Lineup and glue interior template to inside of card
- Lineup and glue additional interior color sheet to inside of card (if needed)
These cards use the Fold Down Triangles exterior template, the Mini Cutout Triangles interior template, and a third solid sheet.
The top card uses the Fold Down Triangle Outlines exterior template and and a second solid sheet.
This card uses the Cutout Triangles exterior template, the Mini Fold Down Triangles interior template, and a third solid sheet.