Free Christmas animal printables

This collection of Christmas animal printables comes with cute penguins, polar bears and reindeer all wrapped up in colourful knitwear!

Christmas animal printables

Ideal for Christmas cards, winter birthdays and more, these sweet characters are sure to warm your recipient’s heart. The free Christmas jumper printables are ever so cosy and come in a gorgeous colourway of purples and blues. You could trim the characters from the papers to create your own layered scenes or mount onto a kraft tag to create a complimentary gift tag.


Our designer has die cut the papers into hexagons to create a quilted effect, which you could also achieve with diamond, triangle or stitched square dies. If you don’t have a die-cutting machine, cut out the shapes using a shape template then add a faux-stitched border with a black fine liner or a white gel pen.

Mix and match these designs with buttons, ribbons and scraps of lace from your stash to add to complement the knitted theme of the patterned papers. Here’s a top tip, choose tactile velvet ribbon for adding cute bows to your cards.

Download the free Christmas jumper collection to get started!

Christmas animal printables - card inspiration

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!

Try this Christmas cardigan card

Christmas jumper card

Step 1

First, download the free Christmas jumper collection. Next, create a white A6 card base. Cut an A6 piece of Fair Isle knit paper, cut out a triangle at the top and stick onto the card. Cut out a semi-circle shape at the top, as shown in the picture.

Christmas jumper card - step 1

Step 2

Use strips of zigzag patterned paper to create the collar and placket then attach them with sticky foam pads. Cut a pocket shape and attach with sticky foam pads.

Christmas jumper card - step 2

Step 3

Add buttons onto the placket and pocket, using sticky foam pads for dimension. Cut out a greeting tag, position it onto the card, poking out of the pocket, and adhere in place to finish.

Christmas jumper card - step 3

Download your free Christmas animal printables:

To download the free Christmas animal collection, click on the link and it will open in a new window. You can then save/download the collection. Or, to download each sheet individually, scroll down to the bottom of this post. There are a total of four patterned paper sheets to download in the collection.

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Free knitted Christmas characters patterned papers 01

Free Christmas animal printables – sheet 1

Free knitted Christmas characters patterned papers 02

Free Christmas animal printables – sheet 2

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Free Christmas animal printables – sheet 3

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Free Christmas animal printables – sheet 4