Start spreading the news – experience the magic of the Big Apple at Christmas with this set of papers and toppers designed by Naomi Hocking.
From bright yellow taxicabs to the Statue of Liberty festooned in fairy lights, and a familiar reindeer-drawn sleigh flying over a skyscraper skyline, you can create your own festive fairy tale of New York this Christmas.
Sarah Jackman-Read has come up with three fun designs for you to try with our card examples, which capture the magic of the city that never sleeps, but you could create your own skyline or snowy shaker with the papers, too!
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.
How to make a Christmas in New York aperture card
- Christmas in New York patterned papers
- White card
- Coloured paper
- Adhesive gems/pearls
- Circle die (or something to cut circles with)
- Die-cutting machine (see our article what is a die-cutting machine?)
Layer a white card front with grey paper, yellow paper and See the Sights patterned paper from your exclusive collection. Die-cut an 8cm-wide circle aperture into the card front. Stick the sleigh scene paper inside the card.
Fussy cut skyscrapers to adhere behind the circle aperture. Fussy cut the Statue of Liberty and a taxicab then use sticky foam pads to affix them in front of the aperture.
Adhere the trees and skyline borders under the aperture. Wrap red organza ribbon across the skyline border to accentuate the red in the design. Add a sentiment onto acetate then stick behind the aperture.
Download your free New York patterned papers:
To download each patterned paper sheet, 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 four exclusive printable sheets to download to complete the collection.