These free earring card templates for the Cricut are the perfect finishing touch for a handmade gift.
I love making my own jewelry using my Cricut cutting machine. I have a several of those accessory projects with free templates included if you haven’t checked them out already. I end up gifting a lot of my accessory projects because I can’t use them all so I found myself creating my own packaging as well.
If you’re going to go as far as to make your own earrings, you might as well make the earring holder while you’re at it.
These DIY earring displays can also be used for craft shows or any sort of set up where you are selling your earring crafts. A few of the designs have an empty space to add your own logo.
I didn’t include it in the photos but you can easily add a brand logo or a handwritten note on the card itself.
If you are looking for DIY earring display ideas, three of the designs are free standing can act as a prop in addition to being a general card for the earrings.
I also left the size of the cards appropriate for longer earrings or hoops. You can shrink the template if you have smaller earrings.
I haven’t done it yet but eventually I want to connect some of the templates together and make one giant master earring organizer. I find my jewelry box a little cluttered and have always wanted to organize it properly but could never find the right organizer.
Even if you don’t have a cutting machine the picture frame earring holder is simple enough to cut by hand.
Materials for DIY Earring Holder Cards
Cardstock – I would recommend at least 60lb or heavier cardstock for this project. The free-standing ones might need even stronger cardstock depending on how heavy your earrings are. Here are some of my favorite brands:
- Recollection Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon – This set is a little lighter in weight but the colors are beautiful in 3D
- Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
- Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.
- Assorted Pink Set from Paper Paper – This is a must-have for paper flower makers. The variety is perfect to create a bouquet.
- Assorted Purple Set from Paper Paper – This is another must-have for paper flower makers. I love the variety of finishes in this pack.
- Metallic Variety Set from Paper Paper – I don’t know any avid paper crafter that doesn’t use Stardream metallics line of shimmer paper. It is the only metallic cardstock line that I know of that has such variety and has colored cores.
Templates – These earring holder template SVGs are available for free in my resource library.
Tips for making earring display cards
These are pretty straight forward to make. The hardest part is probably resizing them for your earrings. Some of the designs work better with different types of earrings.
Cut out the pieces using the earring holder SVG templates
I like using the light grip mat for paper projects like this. Some of the cuts are more intricate and I find the standard mat too sticky and hard to clean afterward. I would try to use a fresher light grip mat, especially for the more intricate designs. Otherwise, you risk the paper sliding around on the mat or snagging.
As mentioned earlier, the heavier the cardstock, the better it will stand for the display versions. I prefer the 100lb+ weight cardstock for the standing displays.
Scoring the earring display cards
I’m also not a big fan of the scoring tool. I like to score my paper by hand after cutting. If find the scoring tool with the Cricut hard to use compared to just scoring it by hand.
Depending on the fold, I usually start the fold or find the position by creasing just the edge of the paper while it is aligned. I then use a ruler and a straight edge to finish the scoring. I simply take either a scraper or credit card and imprint a crease along the ruler. This usually provides enough guidance for the cardstock to flexible and crease in a clean manner.