Cut out Christmas cards

December 7th

A little tease to the design...
I have long been a fan of Louise aka  Paper Panda and bought one of her start up paper cutting sets a couple of years ago.  As with many things in my life I work in phases and have not paper cut in months possible even more than a year.  Thinking about Christmas and the 'hand made' making Christmas cards is de rigor for many and paper crafting is also a very Scandinavian past time.  What better than to mix the two.  My cutting skills leave lots to be desired and as yet am not able to make the intricate cuts that the talented Louise can, but as long as this is not a phase maybe I too will become better.

The below cards are inspired by designs that I have seen Louise make, but I am working on my own Scandinavian Christmas card version, maybe it will be ready by Christmas 2017...



You can leave the card plain or as in
the background card you can spray it too

Close up of the bird design

Simple cutting design

Sprayed or plain, which do you prefer?








I made each card unfolded at the UK A5 size.  Using A4 paper I drew the design in the bottom right hand corner, see the templates below and used this as my template.  It is best to draw the design on the back side of your card so to avoid showing any pen or pencil marks.  This means any writing needs to be written back wards on the page.  The below templates are for you to use if you wish. Enlarge to the size you need.  If you do use the templates a link back to my page if you post about them would be greatly appreciated.

be merry template

bird template



 How are your Christmas preparations coming along?  

16 comments:

  1. As a recipient of one of your cards I'd like to say that your cutting skills are excellent! Thank you.

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    1. That is so kind of you. I was nervous sending it!

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  2. Beautiful! Although, I'd probably lose a finger trying this one. 😊 x

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  3. Beautiful! Something I would like to have a try at but would probably put the blade through a vital link - or cut myself!

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    1. Do give it a go Annie. With your eye for detail I'm sure you would be brilliant

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  4. They look great, I think I prefer the unsprayed version. I will have to have a go. x

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    1. I think I agree with you Karen. Let me know what you make. Watch paper panda too. She's brilliant.

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  5. They are stunning, I think I prefer the unsprayed version too.

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  6. They look great. On the screen the sprayed ones show the design better but I think in the flesh I would prefer the plain! Must find time to have a go!! Looks tricky! Kxx

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  7. Deborah Garretty8 December 2016 at 10:25

    Really lovely Selma, I wish my skills were as good as yours. Your recipients will be thrilled.

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  8. These are beautiful Selma and have reminded me how much I enjoy paper cutting, but I haven't done it for a while. Thank you for the templates.

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  9. Those are beautiful cards. I love the cut out design.

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