Create a sweet handmade Christmas tree quilt card by mixing and matching pieces of cardstock. Grab my free SVG or PDF template to get started or use my Cricut Design Space file to cut this card with your Cricut!
Hello Crafty Friends! Today is the 10th day of “12 Days of Holiday Crafts” and I’m excited to share a new handmade card with you. My Christmas Tree Quilt Card is a fun craft to make. It can be made by mixing and matching scraps of red and green paper to mimic a holiday quilt.
After creating the SVG cut file, I used my Cricut Explore to cut out the pieces. Using a cutting machine makes assembling this card a breeze since all of the little squares and triangles will be cut perfectly. Then it’s just a matter of gluing them down following the pattern.
Today I’m sharing several different files to help you make this card. First I have a free SVG cut file you can use with different cutting machines as well as a Cricut Design Space file that is set up and ready to cut with a Cricut cutting machine. I also have a PDF template that you can print and cut out the pieces.
Below is the tutorial for creating this paper quilt card. I hope you have fun making it! If you love creating handmade cards, be sure to check out my collection of DIY cards including several holiday cards. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Embroidered Tree Holiday Cards
- Interactive Christmas Coloring Card
- Weasley Jumper Holiday Cards
- Paper Purse Card and Gift Card Holder
DIY Christmas Tree Card
- Free Christmas tree card SVG cut file and PDF pattern – download the free files by filling out the purple form at the end of this post.
- Christmas tree card in Cricut Design Space.
- Cream, white and green cardstock
- Scraps of red and green cardstock
- Foam Tape
- Adhesive – I used a Glue Pen and 1/4″ Scor-Tape
- If cutting with a cutting machine:
- If cutting by hand
Cutting the Pieces
Start by cutting the pieces using either my Cricut Design Space File or one of my free downloadable files – the SVG or PDF template. You can grab the free files by filling out the purple form at the end of this post.
Cut the pieces out of cardstock. I recommend using cardstock with a weight between 65lb and 80lbs for the large pieces. For the small quilt pieces you can mix and match colors and prints just as you would on a real quilt. I chose to keep the background of my quilt white.
Building the Christmas Tree Quilt
Use the diagram below to assemble the Christmas tree quilt.
Step One: Arrange the red squares around the border of the card.
Start by placing red squares in the corners of your white cardstock and adhering them into place using a glue pen. Fill in the sides with more squares. (In the pictures for this tutorial I used a beige cardstock so you could see where the white squares are placed). If you notice there are very thin gaps between the red squares try to evenly distribute the gaps and still keep your squares against the edges of the cardstock.
Step Two: Fill in the quilt with the rest of the squares.
I started by adding the white pieces that went along the red border. Pay attention to the pattern since these white pieces are almost all squares except for two small white rectangles placed near the bottom. Next, work top to bottom filling in the quilt with squares and triangles.
It will help to figure out the placement of the green tree pieces prior to gluing them down. I set up my tree on the table next to me so I could decide where the pieces should go before adding them to my quilt and gluing them in place.
Assembling the Card
Once the quilt is made, it is time to assemble the card. I used foam tape to attach the quilt to the center of the green cardstock. I then adhered the green cardstock to the cream cardstock using my double-sided tape. Since I wanted to include a sentiment sticker I had, I placed the quilt in the top portion of the card and left room at the bottom for my sentiment – which I also attached with foam tape.
Finally, cut a piece of cardstock that measures 10″ x 7″. Score and and fold it in half so you have a folded card that measures 5″ x 7″. Use double-sided tape to attach the quilt card to the front of the folded card.
The card is finished and ready to be gifted to someone special this holiday season!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I’ll be back tomorrow with another craft for the “12 Days of Holiday Crafts“. If you love handmade cards don’t forget to check out my other handmade card tutorials.
Get the Free Christmas Tree Quilt Card Files!
Fill out the purple form below with your first name and email address! The free file will be sent straight to your inbox! If you have already filled out the form below, don’t worry – you won’t be added to my list twice! This freebie is for personal use only. I hope you enjoy crafting something special. Please let me know if you have any questions :)