Free Northern Lights printables

Head due north for inspiration and download these Northern Lights printables for free - they're perfect for cards, gift tags and more!

Free Northern Lights printables

Look to the northern skies for cardmaking inspiration with these fantastic free Northern lights paper collection!


These delicate hand-painted illustrations feature swirling washes of colour, creating skies illuminated by the magnificent Aurora Borealis. There’s also a host of adorable animals including polar bears, reindeer, red cardinals and puffins. Combine these whimsical printables with a frosty colour palette of silver, navy and white to make cards that will truly shine on the mantelpiece!

Northern lights printables - animals

There are coordinating sentiments, too, which contain lots of seasonal and festive greetings to add to your cards and papercraft projects. They are great not only for Christmas cards, but also for winter birthdays, too. Want more inspiration for these free papers? Check out how to make a pop-up penguin card.

Northern lights - free printables

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Starburst card

Inspiration for free northern lights printables

Cut a piece of the northern lights paper into wedges, and layer alternate pieces onto glitter card. Attach to a card blank with sticky foam pads for a magnificent starburst effect. Top with a layered star to finish (and to hide any messy joins in the middle!)


Easy aperture card

Inspiation for fere northern lights printables

How about this? Cut an oval aperture as a ledge for decoupage birds to perch on. Create a background by attaching the forest paper inside the card!

Free Northern Lights printables

Download your free northern lights paper collection:

To download the free Northern lights paper collection, click on the link and it will open in a new window. You can then save/download the collection. Scroll the gallery to see what freebies you’re getting! Or to download each printable sheet individually, click on the links below to save/download each sheet individually.

Download your free northern lights printables collection

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We hope this collection of free northern lights-inspired paper is useful to you in your papercraft projects. We have lots of other freebies here at Gathered, and if you love the winter look as much as we do – we think you’ll like these free white Christmas papers, or how about these winter scrapbook papers or these Christmas in New York papers?