Die Cut Family Portrait Set

I have a super unique, super cute project to share with you today! This is one design that has endless possibilities. Mix, match, and customize to your heart’s content, with my die cut family portrait set.

Die Cut Family Portrait Set

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It’s my family! My husband, myself, and our three kiddos.

When I showed this to my oldest son, and he remarked on the fact that his brother was smiling, and that isn’t a very accurate depiction of him. I told him that this is our idillic family portrait, so I opted for everyone smiling rather than his brother scowling and his sister crying.

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I actually got the idea for this project from my sister’s boyfriend. For her birthday, he wanted to give her something that reminded her of her family. So, he commissioned me to make a papercraft portrait of her with our parents and all our siblings.

With twelve people in total to make, it was quite an undertaking, but super fun! To reflect our Hawaiian heritage, he had me dress everyone in tropical shirts and dresses. I also make flower leis, kukui nut necklaces, and maile leis for everyone to wear.

After that project, making just five people for my own family seemed like a breeze!

Die Cut Family Portrait Set

For this set, I simplified things a little bit to make it more universal (sorry, no Hawaiian apparel). But there are still plenty of fun ways to make it unique!

Included in the set are:

  • 1 standard body shape
  • 3 different face shapes
  • 10 different hairstyles
  • 7 different shirts

So, you can mix and match to fit your family’s personality! And, of course, you can use different paper colors/patterns to customize your look even more.

Note: I just used colored pencil to draw the faces. And if I messed up, I got a second chance by flipping the paper over (I may have had to do that once or twice). I recommend drawing the faces on before attaching the rest of your pieces together!

Also, for reference, I used a 9″x9″ shadow box for this project, and scaled down the kids to slightly as well as trimmed the length of their bodies to fit nicely in the frame.

Die Cut Family Portrait Set

I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other die cut freebies available on my blog!

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I can’t think of a cuter, more personal gift than this!

Enjoy putting this die cut family portrait set to good use. And don’t forget to share your adorable finished product with me on Instagram!

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26 Comments

26 Comments on Die Cut Family Portrait Set

  1. Sandra
    April 28, 2021 at 6:45 am (5 months ago)

    This is just the best. Thank you so much. Can’t wait to give it a go.

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  2. Annette
    April 28, 2021 at 7:32 am (5 months ago)

    This is a really lovely download, fantastic and fun. My grandchildren will love helping make it.

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    • Mandee
      April 28, 2021 at 9:51 am (5 months ago)

      Yay! What a great family activity!! 😊

      Reply
  3. Terry S.
    April 28, 2021 at 8:08 am (5 months ago)

    Miss Mandee you are truly amazing! This is fantastic and with endless possibilities. Thank you for sharing your talents!

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    • Mandee
      April 28, 2021 at 9:52 am (5 months ago)

      You are too kind Terry!

      Reply
  4. Shirley
    April 28, 2021 at 8:11 am (5 months ago)

    Miss Mandee, this is fabulous!! Can’t wait to give it a go! You are so talented and your work is fantastic! I look forward to your emails and seeing what you have been working on.

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    • Mandee
      April 28, 2021 at 9:51 am (5 months ago)

      Aww, thank you Shirley!! That makes me so happy to hear. ❤️

      Reply
  5. maman-cocci
    April 28, 2021 at 8:38 am (5 months ago)

    c’est superbe.
    Merci !

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  6. L W
    April 28, 2021 at 9:16 am (5 months ago)

    Oh how cute is this! Someone is missing! The dog and cat LOL

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    • Mandee
      April 28, 2021 at 9:52 am (5 months ago)

      Haha, maybe I need to make a pet portrait set too!

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      • mary lefriend
        May 6, 2021 at 9:49 am (5 months ago)

        Just came across your site and this project. Was also wondering about cat and dog. Love to do this for my grown kids that have cats and a dog.. no grand babies yet.

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        • Mandee
          May 7, 2021 at 11:10 am (5 months ago)

          That’s a great idea! I thought about adding pets, but it took so much time just making all the different accessories, I needed to wrap this project up. But, I’m hoping to add some pet options to this set in the future. 🙂

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  7. Kathy
    April 28, 2021 at 10:01 am (5 months ago)

    Thank you for sharing your unique and clever idea for the family portrait. Your examples are over the top cute and creative.

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  8. Valerie P.
    April 28, 2021 at 7:23 pm (5 months ago)

    Such a cute, clever idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Mandee
      April 29, 2021 at 9:49 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks! I’m glad you like it!! 😊

      Reply
  9. valerie coombes
    April 29, 2021 at 6:19 am (5 months ago)

    thankyou so much

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  10. Coco
    April 29, 2021 at 11:02 pm (5 months ago)

    Love love love this !
    Thanks so very much for keeping me inspired and for sharing.
    You are such a bright joy in my inbox
    xo

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    • Mandee
      April 30, 2021 at 10:16 am (5 months ago)

      Aww, that means a lot to me!! ❤️

      Reply
  11. Debra Wright
    April 30, 2021 at 9:06 am (5 months ago)

    This is amazing. Thank you so much.

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  12. Johanne Pauline Cleroux
    May 2, 2021 at 7:48 pm (5 months ago)

    That is so adorable. Thank you for sharing

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    • Mandee
      May 3, 2021 at 11:52 am (5 months ago)

      So glad you like it Johanne!!

      Reply
  13. Arianna Valmonte
    May 14, 2021 at 5:18 pm (4 months ago)

    I love this set! Can not wait to make as gifts for the grandparents! Do you have a expanded set available like the one you made of your Hawaii vacation? Loved the extra options for hair, etc. Maybe something we can purchase from your Etsy shop?

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    • Mandee
      May 17, 2021 at 11:49 am (4 months ago)

      Yay! Have so much fun putting your gift together.

      Since I’ve gotten such a great response with this design, I do plan to make an expansion pack in the near future!! 😊

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      • Arianna Valmonte
        June 4, 2021 at 9:28 am (4 months ago)

        YAY! Can’t wait!

        Reply
  14. Olga
    May 23, 2021 at 9:34 am (4 months ago)

    This is so super cute, but No Beards?

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    • Mandee
      May 24, 2021 at 9:49 am (4 months ago)

      You could draw a beard on when you are doing the rest of the facial features. 😊

      Reply

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