Make your own lasered paper Christmas cards

  Laser Cut Christmas Card (469 downloads)

Christmas is just under a month away, and what better way to celebrate than to create your own Christmas cards using a laser machine. Thanks to our Premium Sponsor Trotec Laser Australia, we have some files here for you to download.

Required material:
  • Paper approx. 200 g fir-tree green
  • Paper approx. 200 g white
  • Paper glue

Suitable machines: Speedy 100, Speedy 300, Speedy 500

Trotec laser used: Speedy 300, 60 watt with 1.5 inch lens

Step 1

This sample is made from two materials. We start by engraving and cutting the green paper, and then the white paper. If you like, you can add your personal inscription. We have used the following laser parameters:

  • Grid engraving: Power 15 %, speed 70 % resolution 500 dpi/500 ppi
  • Vector cut – scoring: Power10 %, speed 8 % resolution 500 dpi/10000 Hz
  • Vector cut – cutting through: Power 15 %, speed 2 % resolution 500 dpi/8000 Hz
Step 2
Once you have cut both paper sorts to size, first fold the green paper along its center folding line so that the engraving is on the inside. After that, open it again and fold it along the other folding lines (marked red in the file). You will thus obtain a three-dimensional object.
Step 3

Next, apply glue thinly to the back side of the green paper and glue it to the white paper. Leave the card folded open until the glue has dried completely.