Do you know how to braid paper on a greeting card? Didn’t know that was a thing? It is and today I’m going to teach you how with this easy to follow card making tutorial!

The braided card technique creates beautiful handmade cards using a simple cutting template. Take your DIY cards to another level with my downloadable template! Be sure to scroll down to see all three braided cards and their supplies. 

How to Braid Paper | Video

Today’s card making tutorial uses the Timeless Tropical Bundle (stamp set + coordinating dies). And to give you more card making ideas, I’ve included cards for both Easter and Mother’s Day. The technique will be great for any handmade cards. Hope you’ll give it a try!



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How to Braid Paper | Details

The braid adds immense texture to this card so why stop there! I used the Timeless Tropical Bundle’s pineapple die to create a stunning focal point! Not only does this die provide fun details but wait until you see the added technique I used on the foil!


If you look closely at the pineapple base you’ll see a variation of tones. These were created using the Bronze Stampin’ Blends Marker on the Gold Foil. Not only easy but a great way to add an aged and dimension to your die cut images.

Use the direct-to-paper technique for the pineapple stems and you’ll created added interest and depth to the leaves. Watch how easy it is to create both these techniques in today’s video.


Braided Card Idea #2

The braided base can house any image and greeting. This card uses the Hold on to Hope stamp set and the coordinating Cross of Hope dies.


Looks for an easy background? Use Versamark into to create a subtle background using an image from the same stamp set.


Braided Card Idea #3

Whether creating a Mother’s Day theme card, sympathy, get well or anniversary card, this layout will house any image! Simply change up the greeting.


I used the Country Home stamp set and the Stampin’ Blends on Thick Whisper White cardstock for the layer on the card base. A small strip of leftover Neutrals designer paper provides the perfect accent.


How to Braid Paper |Cutting Dimensions

  • Cardstock base is cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Use the braided card template for this technique


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