engraved paper card

Laser Cut a Paper
Christmas Card

Step by step guide

Create personalised cards to surprise your friends and family and let them know you are thinking of them. All you need to create this unique Christmas card is two different paper colours.


Preparation

Required material

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

Trotec laser used

  • Speedy 300
  • 60 watts
  • 1.5 inch lens

Step by Step

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 ppi
Vector cut – scoring: Power10 %, speed 8 % resolution 1000 Hz
Vector cut – cutting through: Power 15 %, speed 2 % resolution 1000 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.