Paper Gems: New Templates

Hello there! My book finally came out this week! As a little present I am giving you the templates for the paper gems that are shown in the book. They are an improved version of the ‘old‘ gems on my site. They include two new designs (including a simple diamond) and all the gems are available in large or small template form.

Paper gems // New templates (large & small!)

I hope you have fun with them…they will work really well as Christmas tree decorations. Marta from muffins in my backpack also made a great advent calendar from my original gems two years ago. Check it out here.

If you fancy makng some then you will find the PDF’s at the bottom of the page.

Paper gems // New templates (large & small!)

Paper gems // New templates (large & small!)

Paper gems // New templates (large & small!)

Paper gems // New templates (large & small!)

You can order a copy of ‘MiniEco: A Craft Book‘ from The Book Depository, or It would make a great gift for Christmas *^_^* If you don’t fancy buying one then you can always borrow a copy from your local library.

MiniEco: A Craft Book

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+ Good quality A4 paper (in whatever colours you fancy)
+ Scissors
+ Ruler
+ Glue
+ Thread
+ Sticky tape

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1. Print out the gems. Set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ or ‘text and image’. Cut around the outside of your gem.

2. Score along the dotted lines using a ruler and pointy object (such as compass or needle). Fold along each of these lines.

3. If you want to hang your model up then make sure you stick a loop of thread inside the model before gluing the model together.

4. Glue your model together flap by flap. I use ‘loctite all purpose’ glue for all my paper projects nowadays. Its a bit smelly and can come out of the tube very quickly so not recommended for kids. If kids are making these models then a standard glue stick will do the job well.

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Small Gem A
Small Gem B
Small Gem C
Small Gem D
Small Gem E
Large Gem A
Large Gem B
Large Gem C
Large Gem D
Large Gem E



23 Comments Leave yours

  1. Gems are the best! On my to-do list

    • Kate #

      Yay! Pictures please!

  2. beatifule !!

  3. These are so gorgeous and look amazing! Thank you for all your hard work & sharing the templates! :)

  4. Hi Kate,

    What is the silver paint/spray you have used on the gems in one of your photos? If it is spray did you use masking tape or something?

    BTW you are amazing yet again, I am doing an irregular craft lunch at work where we do mostly things from your tutorials- thank you for being so inspiring. Your geometric stuff is actually inspiring my ceramic work at the moment :)

    Another question- your 2d gem cutouts- you have done these in black paper…how did you see the template when it is printed on black?


    • Kate #

      Hi Tori,

      Thanks for the lovely comment. Irregular craft sounds like lots of fun. Wish i could join in! I enjoyed your site..I did a fine art degree too (a very long time ago now though!)

      The silver is paint…called ‘liquid leaf’ – very smelly but the best metallic paint I have come across.

      I painted the gems onto black paper and could still make out the outline. Other that that cut a white one out and draw around it.

      Happy Saturday
      Kate ^_^

  5. These are so cool! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Anon #

    These are great! However, when I print the new template, the dotted lines don’t print (I tried the large A gem template). If you could fix that it would be great!

    • Kate #

      If you specify ‘text and image’ or ‘photo’ in your printer dialog it should print the dotted lines. Kate ^_^

  7. marie #

    There are so cool! I find it a little hard to glue the last flap on. Any advice for that?

  8. These templates are driving me nuts! I love them!!! These new ones look a lot less challenging to put together too. Can’t wait to share the finished product. <3

    • Kate #

      Looking forward to it ^_^

  9. Sophie #

    Hello there, how beautiful , marvelous are these gems…thanks so much for giving us so beautiful templates to realize in your entire site.
    This time I can’t download the A & E gems I would like to realize…could you help me?
    Sophie (from North of France)

    • Kate #

      Hi Sophie…can you try again? What happens when you click on the link? Kate ^_^

  10. Georgia #

    These are so gorgeous!

  11. Hello,
    i can’t download any of the templates.
    Is there anything special I have to do?

    Thank you!

    And I LOVE every one of your lovely paper art!

    • Kate #

      Hi Maja – what happens when you click on the link?

      • There was nothing happening, but it’s working today :) yay!
        maybe there was problem with my server.
        thank you for the gems

  12. Sophie #

    Hi Kate,
    today is such a good day…I click &…it works! Thanks
    I’m very happy, your templates are marvelous…thank you very much
    Have a nice day (D-day -7!!!)

  13. Just wanted to say thank you for the updates Kate! Perfectly wonderful and creative as you are. Thank you for being so sweet as to share these for free as well.

  14. Paula #

    Its super duper hard glueing the last one? How do you do it Kate?

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