The papers are filled with fun patterns and motifs to use on your Christmas cards, gift tags and more, but the best part? They are yours, free to download today.


There are lots of complementary toppers and sentiments within the collection, which you can fussy cut and layer onto coordinating coloured card to create your own layered embellishments. Here's a top tip, keep any scraps of patterned paper as these come in very handy when you want to punch out small shapes for cards. Store them in a clear document wallet so you can see them easily.

Free Rudolf printables

If you like these, then check out our collection of patterned papers, all free to download. We’re updating the page all the time with new free papercraft downloads, so be sure to bookmark it and check back regularly. We love these delightful Northern lights printables for card making!

Don’t forget to share your cards on Facebook or post them on Instagram, we love to see what you make!

Try this sweet Rudolf card

DIY Rudolf card - Christmas card inspiration

Step 1

Cover the card with tree and music paper, leaving a border around the edge. Hide the join with a patterned border strip. Cut out the reindeer topper and glue in place.

DIY Rudolf card - step 1

Step 2

Cut a strip of chevron paper along the length of the sheet at 2cm wide. Score and fold at 0.5cm intervals. Gather into a rosette and secure the ends. Fix a button in the centre. Not sure how to make a rosette? Check out our simple guide on how to make a paper rosette.

DIY Rudolf card - step 2

Step 3

Add a Happy Christmas banner at the top and a bow in the bottom left with sticky foam pads. Use double-sided tape (or another adhesive of your choice) to attach the rosette to the bottom right of the oval.

DIY Rudolf card - step 3

Download your free Rudolf printables:

To download the free Rudolf printables collection, click on the link below 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, two jolly topper sheets and four coordinating plain papers.

Free Rudolf printables
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Free Rudolf printables3

Download your free Rudolf printables 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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