However early you start to create your Christmas cards, the 25th of December always seems to come around with unnerving speed. If you’re unable to visit your local craft shop this year, fear not! We’ve got some gorgeous designs, illustrated by Emily Lester, ready for your Christmas crafting. They’re brilliant if you would like to boost your stash, too. Just download and save or later.
You can use your free Santa Claus printables to create cards with a traditional, cosy feel that complements the imagery and colours in the set. The muted tones are sure to work well with other items in your stash, too, such as ribbon, metal charms and brush script sentiment stamps.
If you like these free papers, check out our other free patterned papers, there are lots to choose from and there are lots of different festive themes. We love these Nativity characters, or for non-traditional free papers, how about these free sloth downloads for making your own sloth Christmas cards? Or, for more general card making, let us show you how to make cards.
Try these Santa Claus Christmas cards
Pop-out frame card
Use wire or thread to create a ‘floating’ Christmas tree within a pop-out aperture card.
- Cut a piece of white card to 15 x 29.5cm, then fold it in half and cover both sides with patterned paper. Use a pencil to mark inside the card at 5cm from each side of the fold.
- For the pop-out element, trim white card to 15 x 18cm then score vertically at 1.5cm from both sides. Trim some spotty paper to 14 x 14cm, layer it onto grey paper then use it to cover the pop-out panel. Score a line down the centre of the pop-out panel then cut a 10cm-wide square through the middle and mountain fold at the centre line.
- Attach double-sided tape to the 1.5cm flaps on the pop-out panel. Cut out a tree, add a length of wire to the back then attach centrally behind the aperture.
- Attach the pop-out panel to the card base by lining up the 1.5cm flaps with the pencil marks from step 1. Embellish the card however you like, and add ribbon to the outside.
Stepper cards are the perfect platform for building a scene. This bicycle, complete with presents, works well with the background of festive trees and lamps.
Merry & Bright
Replace the flames with a piece of vellum, coloured with an orange marker, then place an LED light behind it, to create a warming glow.
Download your free jolly Santa Claus printables:
Click here to download the collection, or to download each printable sheet separately, click on the link below the image and it will open in a new window. You can then save/download the sheet. There are a total of five printable sheets to download to complete this card project.