Do you want to send Christmas greetings that are creative and personalized? These Christmas card papercraft templates can help you make beautiful cards that will stand out from the rest. With this easy papercraft tutorial, you’ll learn how to make 3D holiday cards that your family and friends will love!
What is a 3D Christmas Card?
Using our Christmas card papercraft templates, you can make 3D Christmas cards in the shape of a Christmas tree, angel, and more. The more advanced Christmas card and ornament papercrafts you can find include more than one fold and more intricate details.
If you’re looking for more papercraft ideas, check out tutorials that come with some extra features, such as cutouts. There are so many fun Christmas designs, like trees, snowflakes, and snowmen, nativity scenese, and reindeer. Once you get the hang of this simple papercraft card, you might want to try something more difficult.
Why Use Christmas Card Papercraft Templates?
These Christmas card papercraft templates will save you time and effort as you create your one-of-kind holiday greetings.
Don’t forget to include a personalized message and maybe even a few extra details on this basic Christmas card design–get creative!
What Skills do Christmas Card Papercrafts Require?
This Christmas card papercraft requires basic cutting, folding, and gluing skills. These templates are very easy to follow, so you should not have any difficulty making your Christmas cards.
How Long do These Cards Take to Make?
These Christmas cards can be completed in just a few minutes depending on the template you choose.
Ready to get started on making your own 3D greeting cards?
Start by downloading these simple shapes. Believe it or not, they’re all you need to create a 3D effect!
Supplies needed for your 3D Christmas card papercraft
- Colored craft papers
- Glitter craft sheet
- Craft glue
- Click to print the 3D Christmas cards template
Step 1. Select colored craft papers for this craft. We will be using the triangle shape from the template to make the 3D Christmas tree; the square shape is for making a gift box; the circle shape is for making an ornament, and the teardrop shapes are for making the 3D angel.
You can select any shape you want. Let’s get started with the triangle shape. Use a pencil to trace the triangle shape on green-colored craft paper, and cut out the traced shapes using scissors. I am using five pieces of triangle cutouts to make the 3D Christmas tree.
Step 2. Grab a triangle paper cutout, and fold the triangle in half vertically. Then, fold the rest of the triangle paper cutouts the same way.
Step 3. Trace a small five-point star pattern on a glitter craft sheet, and cut it out. Also, prepare a piece of white or cream-colored paper for the card. The size of the card should be large enough to fit the 3D craft on the front of it when it’s folded in half.
Step 4. Attach two folded triangles to the card side by side, keeping their closed (straight side) adjacent to each other. Try to place the triangles in the middle of the card.
Step 5. Take another folded triangle, and apply glue along the closed end. Place the glued side along the middle line of the previously attached folded triangles.
Step 6. Continue to attach the rest of the folded triangles in the same way.
Step 7. Once you are satisfied with the number of folded triangles and the 3D paper Christmas tree pattern, you can stop adding folded triangles to the card. Attach the star cutout on the top end of the 3D tree. And, you’re done!
Use this same process to create the other 3D paper patterns.
Here’s what your finished 3D greeting cards will look like. They’re so pretty, but so simple to make!
How to Display Your 3D Christmas Greeting Cards
You can display Christmas cards with cutouts on the front of cards as we’re showing here, or on the Christmas tree. You may use them as ornaments by attaching strings to the top and hanging them on the tree.
Can I Mail 3D Christmas Greeting Cards?
Yes, you can mail these cards. You need to make sure that the card fits inside a standard envelope before mailing it. These are not are not very thick, so they should fit inside a standard envelope.
What Other 3D Christmas Greeting Card Designs Can You Create?
If you’d like to create other 3D greeting cards, try Santa Claus, a snowman, or Christmas stocking. Just make your own template with the correctly shaped cut-outs for these Christmas cards.
Trace the shapes onto colored craft paper, and cut them out. Then follow the same steps as we’ve outlined above for a perfectly unique greeting!
Making your own 3D cards with these Christmas card papercraft templates is fun for adults and kids. The best part is that you don’t need any special skills to get started – all it takes is a little time and attention. There is plenty of time left this year to create these unique one-of-a-kind greeting cards for your loved ones.
Let me know how these cards turn out for you!