Recycled Holiday Cards – Free SVG Cut Files

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Square feature image of three finished DIY Recycled Holiday cards on a white background.

Ever wonder what to do with all those beautiful Christmas cards when the holiday is over? Don’t throw them away, recycle your old holiday cards and make new ones!

Every year I tuck the Christmas Cards I received into a storage bin when I take down the holiday decorations. Over the years I’ve accumulated quite a few cards.


Cards to recycle into art for new Holiday cards.
Old holiday cards

This year I’m recycling them into new cards and you can too. Grab your favorite holiday cut files or download the art files I designed and make newly Recycled Holiday Cards in minutes.

I’ve also provided 5″x7″ card blanks and you can download all of these files for free using the links in the Supplies List below.



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How to Make Recycled Holiday Cards

Upload the SVG file into Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio Designer.

Note: If you’re using my free svg file, the images are already sized to fit on the 5″ x 7″ card blank files provided, so no need to resize!

To make Recycled Holiday Cards, First download the Free SVG file that contains two sets of mittens, 
three snowflakes and Christmas Tree.
Download the Free SVG file that contains two sets of mittens, three snowflakes, and a Christmas Tree. No need to resize them, they are already sized for this project.

Turn layers on and off to cut the art you want and feel free to move the art around. Just take note of the position of the card on your mat before cutting.

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Set your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore to cut Light Cardstock with Default Pressure. Most of the Christmas Cards I had were about 65 lbs. cardstock. Apply more pressure if you have heavy card stock.

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Print and Cut Out the 5″ x 7″ Card Templates

With all your snowflakes, Christmas Trees, and Mittens cut out, it’s time to start assembling cards. Print and cut the 5″ x 7″ card templates by hand with a precision knife scoring lightly at the fold.


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Print and cut out the Free 5″ x 7″ Card Templates to glue your new cut-outs to. There are 9 card designs including a blank one you can customize.


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Glue the cut-outs and any embellishments you like to your cards with a glue stick.

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5″ x 7″ cards fit into a standard A7 size envelope. Buy them here or at an office supply store. You can also make envelopes, here’s a link to my DIY Envelope Instructions post.


Get the link above to make your own DIY Envelope.
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