Monday, May 21, 2018

Kiss the Girl :-)

Hello crafting friends.
It's my turn, today, to share a project using one of the many great svg files from

My little granddaughter is turning 4 in a couple of weeks and everything right now is about Ariel. She loves the Little Mermaid and even asked mommy for a Little Mermaid party. To go with this theme, I chose to work with the Dragon Castle SVG. Now you might be thinking that there are no dragons in the Little Mermaid and you're right, but that's the great thing about working with SVG's, you can personalize them any way you want.

This is what you get when you purchase this file. Everything that is in the castle as well as the fearsome dragon. This SVG file also comes with a bonus in the form of a Dragon Card.

Now let me show you what I did.

Yes, it is Prince Eric's castle :-) on their wedding day. I used the print and cut feature on the cricut to do all my image cuts. This box card measures 8" by 5.75", but remember it folds flat for mailing, so finding an envelope to accommodate it is not a problem. I made it on the larger side so that I could include all the characters I wanted.

 And ... Surprise! When you open the doors, you find the Happy Birthday greeting.
Isn't is fun?

I used a brick embossing folder for the walls and added small metal gems to the doors for door knobs. On this side, you have Ariel, Eric, Sebastian, Scuttle and Flounder.

On this side you have the goofy Max.  I also tore a small edge of sandy coloured cardstock and added it to the bottom of the castle to represent a small layer of sand. I cut a few pieces of beach grass and scattered them around. The doors (front and moat) were stamped with a background wood stamp.

On each side I continued with the "layer of sand" and beach grass.

On the back you have this fun shaped panel where you can write your personal message.

Although it may look complicated, this is a very easy card to put together. Besides if you feel a little lost, all you need to do is look at one of Sandy's video tutorials and you'll be on your way to completing your project without any problems. Sandy has an instructional video on all her files,  so help is always just a click away :-)

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today.  If you're looking for some beautiful cards, boxes or 3D decor items, please visit Simply Crafty SVGs. There you will find loads of wonderful files available for purchase and a few freebies too :-) While you there, take a few minutes to visit the blog and meet the rest of our wonderfully talented design team.  For your convenience, I have listed all the important links below:

Till next time
Happy Crafting :-)


  1. Oh my goodness, it's so fabulous!! I love the castle!! A mermaid's castle - I need one ;) The brick embossing is a perfect touch!! Your granddaughter will treasure this!! Happy birthday to her!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Oh wow, I’m speechless. She’s a lucky girl! What a special card, certainly not something you’d find in a store and it’s all custom made for her.

  3. OMG!! This castle box card is awesome!! LOVE it!! Your granddaughter will love this card!!
    Have a great day.

  4. I just love this so much with a Disney theme! So cute! Loving the extra touches with the embossing folder and wood texture stamp. I need that stamp.

  5. Wow! It is absolutely stunning, Lena! Your granddaughter is a very lucky girl! xoxo

  6. I am sure she looooooved it.
    4 already! time flies.


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