2009 New Year Handmade Greeting cards : templates and tutorial !

Has the rush for Christmas presents – handmade or else- and New Year celebration plans already begun in your house ?!


To keep up with the preparations for the upcoming New Year celebration, here are a few templates that I made for some handmade greeting cards (cards like these !). There are six templates :

– 2 square-shaped cards,

– 2 rectangle-shaped cards, those four with square windows, then

– 1 rectangle-shaped card with rectangular vertical windows, and at last

– 1 square-shaped card with round windows of different sizes.

Here they are : 2009 handmade New Year greeting cards templates

To use these templates, simply print the one you want to make a card out of, then cut out the windows and the outline of the card with a cutter (Xacto type) knife. Place this template on the paper you want to use for your card and draw the windows lines with a pencil. Cut those out carefully (if your paper is thick, don’t try to cut it in one go : applying too much strength on the blade of your cutter knife makes it difficult to cut straight and you may injure yourself. So keep it safe and pretty, cut once, then again if needed.)

The templates are only for the face of the card, so if you want a card that folds, don’t forget to include the fold before you cut the contour of your card !

If you want to give these cards a go, you can find a very simple tutorial I made for them a little while ago here, towards the end of the post.


I’m on my way to make some more !

Feel free to use the templates and make your own cards, so many variations are possible ! If you feel inspired to give these a try, let me know, I’ll be happy to see your take on them !

Have a beautiful day everyone !


4 Responses to “2009 New Year Handmade Greeting cards : templates and tutorial !”

  1. 1 Bejeweled November 19, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Oh, you made templates for your cool window cards!!!! They look great!

    Might have to try this. I’ll see how the season goes …. I’m handcrafting all our holiday gifts this year and although I have several done already, I have a feeling I’ll still be crafting late into the night the day before X-Mas. Time just seems to compress and go faster and faster during the crazy, busy holiday season!

  2. 2 mycraftyways December 15, 2008 at 6:07 am

    Hi !

    As Christmas approaches each day seams to get more hectic than the last !! SO many things to do, so little time !
    But it’s all so worth it in the end, right ?!
    Handcrafting all your holiday gifts ? This is quite a challenge, very impressive ! Each year I try to make more handmade gifts, but I feel It will take some time before I feel ready to tackle ALL the gifts !
    Hope you’ll have a wonderful holiday season !

  3. 3 Kate October 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    These are so beautiful! And thank you for creating a template! I’ve just ordered some Chiyogami papers – so excited to try this!

  1. 1 Handmade greeting card – colors in a package « Under a (crafty) tree Trackback on June 2, 2009 at 9:50 am

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