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Ready or not, Christmas will be here before we know it. Do you decorate your Christmas tree with handmade ornaments? Is your tree perfectly coordinated with a theme? My tree has always been a hodgepodge of ornaments collected over the years with special memories.

This year, I plan to add another tree and decorate it with these fun layered ornaments with my favorite papers.


These pretty ornaments are easy to make and don’t require a lot of materials. They can be cut from just a page or two of paper and look great with plain paper or patterned papers as shown in some of the photos.

Layered Snowflake Christmas Ornament made from white and silver cardstock.

Ornament #1 – Made with white and silver foil card stock. To add a bit of bling to the ornament, I added a silver gem sticker to the middle of the snowflake on both sides.

Ornament #2 – Cut from White and red foil card stock. To add to the ornament, a red gem sticker was placed in the middle of the snowflake.

Ornament #3 – As I was looking to show the different ways the ornaments could appear with different papers, I found a piece of buffalo plaid card stock in my stash. So on this ornament, I used red and black card stock and turned the snowflake a bit to match the lines of the buffalo plaid. I also added a red jewel sticker as embellishment then tied with a plaid ribbon.

Ornament #4 – I love glitter. I can’t wait to see this one sparkle with the white lights that I enjoy on my tree. The ornament was cut with white, silver glitter, and blue glitter card stock.

Ornament #5 – How cute this ornament turned out is difficult to capture in photos. It’s truly my favorite. This one was cut with a brown card stock that had a colorful zig-zag pattern. I then added the snowflake in white, red, and brown card stock topped with a red jewel sticker and a twine bow.

Ornament #6 – For the last ornament, I wanted to try one color. This one is also difficult to see the beauty in photos, but it’s a white card stock with tiny flakes of silver glitter. Topped it off with a silver jewel sticker and a white holographic ribbon.


  • 65 lb Cardstock – I used Recollections Brand Cardstock from Michaels.
  • Micro Foam Tabs – These micro-foam tabs are perfect for the thin lines on the top layer of the cat.
  • Foam tabs – These foam tabs from Tombow are my absolute favorite. They’re thick enough to provide a good dimension to each project. The description is a bit deceiving as it states 50 tabs. In fact, there are 464 in the package, 50 large and 414 small sizes.
  • Light grip mat (blue light grip)
  • Cricut Maker – or your favorite cutting machine.
  • Optional – fun embellishments and ribbon to customize your ornament
  • Design #93 – My free SVG cut file (available in my freebie vault—get the password at the bottom of this post).

The above photo shows a breakout of all the layers. I saved each SVG file in a similar color scheme to how I cut and photographed these designs in order to keep things simple (I hope).

When assembling each ornament, I started in the middle. Using the middle round piece, I attached the next outer ornament shape using glue. This creates a sturdy base for the remaining pieces. I then used foam tabs on the remaining layers including the outside ornament round pieces.

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To add dimension to the snowflakes, a combination of Tombow Foam Tabs and Micro-Foam Tabs were used.

I hope you enjoy making these fun, yet easy ornaments. I’d love to see photos of your creations.


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  1. omg another svg i MUST make thank you so much love the 2 sided have a great weekend

  2. a must make looks like fun thank you will enjoy and hang on my small tree thanks

  3. I have been wondering about a craft project I could send to my grandchildren who are not local. This is perfect! I can cut all the pieces, create a kit for each of them, including instructions, and they will have a great time creating these. Thank you so much!!

  4. Beautiful designs. So generous of you to offer them free. I’m sure there are designs on your site I will gladly pay for. New to paper crafting. Started in March as I’ve been in my home and on our property since the first week of March. Great time to learn some new skills.

    I’ve gone in whole hog. Have a Cricut Maker, Joy and the Empress. I’ve spent a fortune getting all the materials but don’t mind. This Christmas everyone is getting something I’ve crafted for them. Also just got an entry level embroidery machine. After 40+ years of hand stitching it’s nice to let the machine take over from time to time.

    Such troubling times for all of us. I wish everyone well and let’s hope things get better soon.

    1. Wow! You’ll have all the tools to make some incredible gifts. I find doing crafts provides stress relief and give us something to do during these stressful times. Stay well!

  5. I have been trying to download the layed snowflake ornament svg file but i keep getting an exclamation mark only🤦‍♀️
    I was realky excited to make but no luck downloading it😣😣😣😣

    1. Hi Maria,
      Would you be able to email me a screenshot of the issue so that I can understand and help trouble shoot? You can email gjoa@specialheartstudio dot com


    1. I wish I could help, but that sounds like it’s probably something on your computer. A driver wouldn’t be necessary for download.

  6. The only file I get when I download the ornament is the round base. The next layers aren’t there. What am I doing wrong? I love this ornament and would love to make them with my grandkids!

    1. Hi Sharon,
      All the pieces are included in the download. It’s possible if you’re not looking at the SVG in your cutting software that some pieces are not visible. Try uploading the SVG formatted file to Cricut, Silhouette, etc and let me know if you’re able to see all the pieces.

    1. Enjoy! They’re a fun project and I’m amazed how different they look with different colors, patterns, and textures of paper.

  7. I;m having problems downloading your files, Is there another way to receive them? Thank you

    1. All of my free designs are available for download in my freebie vault. I happy to help troubleshoot, but I do not have an alternative way to obtain the designs at this point.

  8. So pretty and the files we super easy to download and import into DS. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  9. I have made the angel 7 times for friends started with one for myself and I’ve not been able to keep one yet !! Thank you so much !!

  10. Thank you very much for sharing all your ideas and SVG files. You website motivate me to start my own projects. I am very inspired and blessed by your giftedness.

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