Make your own beautiful paper cut Christmas cards easily with these free cut files! I love intricate paper cuts. It is an art form that has always fascinated me, and I’m so impressed with the artists who create delicate creations using just paper and a knife. These cheerful Christmas cards are a simplified version of that technique that are easy to make thanks to a little modern crafting technology.
Supplies needed to make holiday cards with my free cut files:
- Colored Cardstock
- White Cardstock
- A7 Envelopes
- Permanent Tape Runner
- Paper Trimmer
- Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore (or a Craft Knife and patience)
- My Free Cut Files (Download the SVG, Studio, or PDF files)
Step One. Prep File and Cut.
Start by downloading the cut file from the supply list above that will work best with your cutting machine. (If you don’t have an electronic cutting machine, but do have some time and patience, you can print the PDF file onto colored cardstock and cut out the design using a craft knife.)
Open the file in your software (I’m using a Silhouette), and make sure you have your settings properly adjusted for cutting cardstock. Place the cardstock onto your cutting mat, load it into your machine, and send it to the machine to cut.
Step Two. Remove from Mat and Fold.
Carefully remove the cut cardstock from your cutting mat. To keep the cardstock from curling up, try peeling the cutting mat away from the cardstock instead of peeling the cardstock off of the mat.
Fold the cardstock in half. The cut file includes a perforated fold line to make this easy.
Step Three. Insert Liner.
Cut a piece of your white paper or cardstock to 9.75″ x 6.75″ using a paper trimmer. Fold the paper in half to form the liner for your card. Use a permanent tape runner or other adhesive to attach the white liner to the back of the card close to the fold line.
And that’s it!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.