I put together pictures and directions for the Castle Cards that I made for my nephew and nieces. To view my nieces' cards click Here and Here. The tutorial today is for my nephew's card. And the card that inspired me can be found Here.
You will need:
- 1-3/8" Punch
- XL Oval Punch
- Paper Snips
- Border Punches - for this card: Pinking Hearts Border Punch and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
- Cupcake Builder Punch
- Petite Pennants Builder Punch
- Itty Bitty Punch Pack
- Big Shot
- Timeless Type Sizzlits
- Alphabet Simple Numbers Bigz Die
- Designer Paper - for this card I used Just Add Cake dsp
- Basic Rhinestones or Pearls - Sharpie if you want to color them
- Curly Cute stamp
1. You will need to cut a base 3 3/8" x 6 1/2". I used Baja Breeze for this particular card.
2. Cut the "castle" cardstock from cardstock to measure 4" x 9 3/4". Score at 3 1/4" and at 6 1/2".
3. Cut 4 pieces of dsp - 2 from 2 different patterns - to measure 3 1/8" x 3 7/8"
4. Tower Roof: dsp measuring 2 1/8" square. Cut it diagonally as shown.
5. The Tower Frame: dsp measuring 2" x 2 1/2"
6. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3 1/8" x3 7/8". Adhere to the right panel of the castle cardstock.
7. Adhere 2 of the pieces of dsp as shown.
8. Adhere the other 2 pieces of matching dsp on the reverse side as shown. The blank panel will be attached to the Baja Breeze base.
9. Use the 1 3/8" Square Punch and center it in on the center panel about 1/3 of the way down the punch's opening. Punch.
Note: I have the older punch style in this size so it punched through the layers no problem. I don't know about the new styles. You may want to test it first.
10. With the card folded as shown, punch the left edge as shown - through all layers.
11. Use Paper Snips and cut the right edge as shown.
12. Use a paper cutter or if you have a good eye, cut with Paper Snips, the left panel. It should be even with the middle panel.
13. Use the 1 3/8" Square punch again and punch the left panel that you just trimmed. Refer to photo for placement of the punch.
14. Use the XL Oval Punch and punch the Tower Frame from dsp. Refer to photo for punch placement.
15. Adhere the Tower Frame to the back of the castle.
16. Adhere the tower frame and card to the Baja Breeze Base.
17. Use dimensionals and add the Tower Roof.
18. Use the XL Oval punch and punch the front panel as shown.
19. Use Paper Snips and cut on each sides of the oval opening from the bottom of the card up to the opening on left and right. This will be the door.
20. Use the Petite Pennants Builder Punch and punch 4 pennants from dsp. These will be used for the turrets.
21. Use the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and punch 4 small scallops. These will go on top of the turrets.
22. Punch 5 different borders for trim. They should be 3 1/8" long.
23. Cut a piece of dsp to measure 3 1/8" x ?. I didn't measure it but it will be the base for Happy Birthday banner.
24. Cut the banner from a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 1/2" x 4". Stamp sentiment.
25. Use 1 3/8" square punch as shown to create the "v" in the banner ends.
26. Punch an oval from dsp with the XL Oval punch. This will be go under the number 9.
27. Die cut the number and adhere the oval and number as shown.
28. Punch a cloud with the Cupcake Builder punch and slide it under the roof and adhere.
29. Attach the borders as shown. You will need to trim the one in the front and back.
30. Add the turrets adhering front and back. Use mini glue dots and add the small scalloped circles to the top of each turret.
31. Each turret gets a rhinestone or pearl.
32. Add the name.
33. Adhere the stamped banner to the dsp base and adhere them to the front of the card.
This card is not as difficult as the number of steps and photos would make it seem. Please feel free to email me if you get stuck or if I forgot something.
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