How to make shaped Christmas cards

Download our free Christmas card templates and make your own shaped cards with our step-by-step tutorial. Download and save the free templates today!

Download the free template to make shaped Christmas cards

These shaped Christmas cards from Julie Gibbs are the mark of a classic Christmas. Using the free Christmas card templates, making shaped cards is an easy way to add interest to your cards – they’ll certainly stand out among the festive line-up! Julie has used Crafter’s Companion Poinsettia Perfection papers, but you can opt for any design you like, or use card and decorate with stamps and die cuts to put your own twist on these Christmas shapes. How about downloading our free retro Christmas gift wrap papers to make your card?

Download your free Christmas card templates and scroll down for a step-by-step guide on how to make a Christmas tree-shaped card.

If you don’t want to splash out on store-bought patterned paper, check out our free patterned paper downloads. It’s updated all the time, so be sure to bookmark the page and check back regularly for your latest freebie!

How to make a Christmas tree-shaped card

Free template to make this Christmas tree shaped card

You Will Need

  • Templates
  • Patterned paper
  • White card
  • Stamps
  • Dies
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Punch
  • adhesive gems

Step 1

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Using the free template as a guide, cut a tree from white card. Score as directed and cut the two lines in the centre of the fold line to form the star shape.

Step 2

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Stick the tree card to the back of a sheet of green design paper. Trim around the edge and cut the top of the star again with a craft knife. Fold the card base in half and crease the fold.

Step 3

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Cut the tree base from brown paper and stamp the sentiment onto it. Sprinkle with white embossing powder and set with a heat tool. Attach to the bottom of the tree.

Step 4

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Using a green fine liner pen, add faux stitching all around the perimeter of the Christmas tree on the front section of the card. Leave flat to allow the ink to dry.

Step 5

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Die-cut six holly leaves from green paper. Stick the leaves together in pairs and secure to the Christmas tree. Add three adhesive red pearls to each set of leaves as berries.

Step 6

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Punch three snowflakes from white card and sprinkle with Glamour Dust. Add the snowflakes to the tree, attaching a silver gem in the centre of each and four gems to the tree.

Step 7

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Using the template as a guide, cut a star from silver metallic card. Add a small heart button to the middle and attach to the top of the tree to finish your design.

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