Set aside your cookie cutters, grab a pair of scissors and these free gingerbread printables and start making some deliciously cute homemade Christmas cards!


With plenty of festive patterned papers and seasonal toppers, you can have lots of fun coming up with different combinations and designs that’ll really hit the crafting sweet spot.

Download gingham papers, snowflake papers, candy cane toppers and much more! Plus, we’ve added a few elements into the mix that can be used all year round, as crafting isn’t just for Christmas! Here's a top tip, why not use your topper shapes as fastenings for gatefold cards?

Gingerbread house cards using free gingerbread papers

If you like these free gingerbread papers, check out our other free patterned papers, there are lots to choose from and there are lots of different festive themes. We also have these adorable festive pets printables, or how about these free Christmas sloth downloads? Or, for more general card making, let us show you how to make cards.

We love seeing what you make with our free printable papers, so don’t forget to share your cards and papercraft projects with us on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Try this easy patchwork card

Step 1

Cut out six 4.3 x 4.5cm panels of patterned papers, add sticky foam pads to the backs then arrange, equally spaced, on the front of a white A6 portrait card base.

Easy gingerbread house card - step 1

Step 2

Cut out a house, snowflake and gingerbread man topper, add sticky foam pads on the back of each then place on top of the patterned papers, as shown.

Easy gingerbread house card - step 2

Step 3

Cut out a candy cane and circular candy topper, tie a twine bow around the cane, add sticky foam pads on the back of each and stick on top of the snowflake paper.

Easy gingerbread house card - step 3

Download your free gingerbread papers:

To download the free gingerbread paper collection, click on the link and it will open in a new window. You can then save or download the collection. There is one PDF to download, which contains six patterned paper designs and two festive topper sheets.

Free gingerbread papers
Free gingerbread papers2

Download your free gingerbread papers today!


Holly SpannerStaff Writer, BBC Science Focus

Holly is the staff writer at BBC Science Focus, and specialises in astronomy. Before joining the team she was a geoenvironmental consultant and holds an MSc in Geoscience (distinction) from UCL.

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