Introduction: Laser Cut 3D Holiday Cards

About: Hi. My name is Adelle and I work for Trotec Laser, Inc. In my spare time I enjoy sharing projects for people to use on their lasers.

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays this year!

We made these 3D Holiday cards out of our TroWood material. These cards are perfect to send to friends, family, and coworkers to spread holiday cheer. Mail them flat for your recipients to assemble.

Create your own design, or use our free template.

Click here to see how we made it!


  • CO2 laser cutter (We used a Trotec Speedy 360 80W with a 2" lens)
  • Vector cutting grid table
  • 1 sheet of 23.5" x 11.75" x 1/8" Wood Veneer (6 cards per sheet)
  • Air Assist, Small corn hole

Purchase TroWood materials here:

Step 1: Process the TroWood

Place the first TroWood sheet that you wish to cut into the laser. Next, adjust the laser processing parameters. Proceed to laser cut the sheet. Repeat this process for the other TroWood sheets.

*Print Settings

Process: Engrave

  • Power (%): 100%
  • Speed (%): 70%
  • PPI/Hz: 1000
  • DPI: 500

Process: Cut

  • Power (%): 100%
  • Speed (%): 1%
  • PPI/Hz: 1000

Step 2: Assembly

Remove the sheet from the laser device and wipe the wood with a lightly moistened cloth.

Note: Leave assembly for the recipient of the card.

Begin to remove the individually processed pieces from the sheet of wood. Slide the two tree pieces together and attach the bottom to the "X" on the card. Assemble the sleigh and fasten the runners into the four notches on the card, as shown in the images provided.

Experiment with different designs, messages, and TroWood Veneer types, such as Bamboo, Birch, Cherry, or Walnut.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!