This is a tutorial for lattice braid card base along with a free lattice card template for you to craft along.
I’ve been slowly working my way through various popular card base folds and templates and I decided to work on the lattice braid card design this week. It has such a cute rustic appeal to it and looks way more complicated than it actually is to assemble.
The lattice template works in a ton of different ways. You can make a simple strip with the lattice braid and add accouterments. This lattice strip can be centered or offset on a basic card base.
Alternatively, you can make it in the fold of a base case and it created a neat spiral effect with the finished product.
Either way, it’s super cute and versatile. I’ve demonstrated two ways to decorate your base lattice here but the possibilities are endless.
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Materials for a lattice card
Cardstock – I like using medium-weight cardstock here with the lattice portion of the card. Anything heavier is hard to crease. Here are some of my favorite brands:
- Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Cricut Joy Insert Card Packs – You don’t have to use these with the Cricut Joy, they are nice material kids for cardmaking.
- 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
- Poptone Assorted Variety Pack – This is the perfect peppy assortment of colors of heavy cardstock. It’s a heavy cardstock assortment with colors I actually use frequently for cardmaking.
- Seasonal Assorted Variety Pack – This is a slight variation on the Poptone assortment and has a quite few neutrals that complement almost any accent color.
- 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.
Glue – I use different glues for different parts of the card. Here are my go-to brands:
Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.
Lattice card template – This Lattice SVG and printable PDF template with all the decorations you see is available for free in my resource library.
Tutorial for a lattice fold template
Step 1: Cut out the braided card template
I use a blue light grip mat for cutting this base template. It is relatively simple and the light grip mat has sufficient stickiness.
Step 2: Start folding the triangular cut outs
The triangular tabs are attached at the base. Just push the tab out and fold up.
Continue folding all the tabs until all of them have a crease at the base.
Step 3: Tuck the tab in
The folded tab slides under the flat triangle on the base of the card. Tuck all of the tabs in like this. You add a small dab of glue to secure this if you’d like but it’s not necessary.
Glue the free floating pieces of the last slot.
Step 5: Add accoutrements
This is the fun part of this card, you can add whatever additional decorations you like and every card can be different. I was going for a lattice fence look here and decided to add vine like flourishes and rolled flowers.
8 thoughts on “Lattice Card Tutorial”
Where is the free resource library?
Hi there! All the templates are in my free resource library (see link in menu bar)
U cannot find the template for two projects. They are the lattice card and the easel card. I also cannot log in. I have gotten a few of the templates, but not these two. Your designs are fantastic.
Please drop us an email on: email@example.com with the name of the Templates you want, and we’ll respond 🙂
For the life of me, I’m unable to locate the PDF lattice template file. I’ve done everything — signed up for the newsletter, received the 4-letter password to log in, found the complete post re: the lattice card, etc., but I’m unable to find a file of any kind for the template. I’m finding 3 images of the lattice cards that have “Lattice Card Tutorial – Free Templates Included” at the bottom but am unable to find a way to actually get to the template. Can you help me figure out what I’m doing wrong? Thanks! I love the look of these cards and am eager to try it out. They are lovely, plus you explained the process so well. I’m a new subscriber so I might be missing some “inside tricks” I haven’t discovered yet.?
Just send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the file and format you are looking for – we’ll send you template link to the file.
Can this be made with the cricut joy?
Yes, technically, but you will have to shrink the whole template to fit on the Joy mat. It is designed to be a 5x7inch card and the lattice might be too intricate for a smaller card.
Hope this helps!