Who doesn’t love the Cinderella story? I mean it’s basically the fable of your everyday working girl (she literally could me). Who has an obsession with exquisite footwear (again… me). In search of her Prince Charming (um … my guy can sometimes be charming – does that count?) Who longs to live in a castle…. um, I would also love to live in a castle (this is why I play the lotto). It’s such a great story that I was inspired to make my own castle card to add some Cinderella enchantment into my own life. Not only is this a cute card project, but BONUS this project also serves as a Cricut Design Space tutorial focusing on the attach and linetype functions.

Once Upon A Castle Card

The Cinderella story doesn’t seem so unattainable, right? Especially when we have examples such as the new British royals, Kate and Meghan moving into Buckingham palace. Now it’s my understanding that Kate and Megan grew up having fairly standard and normal childhoods. But even though Cindy may have been explored in the labour department. She still had a bit of an upper hand over Kate, Meghan, you or I. I mean, let’s face it, her besties consisted of a gang of savant seamstress mice and a godmother who could do some mad magic tricks. This added magic and enchantment really made for a great story with a fantastic ending. This story is sweet and inspiring at the same time… It was easy to want to create something from it.

I loved creating this card because of all the different depths and layers. This Cinderella Castle Card is also incredibly versatile and good to give on so many different occasions. Just by changing the colour of the cardstock along with the message inside. It is a great card for birthdays, weddings, engagements, anniversaries, baby showers or housewarmings. See the bottom of this post for different messages that suit this card for different celebrations.

Cricut Design Space Tutorial

The linetype tool identifies what tool should be used and what action the Cricut should take on that object or line. There are 3 linetype options, cut, draw, and score.

The attach tool groups objects and lines together. As a result, when the object is sent to the Cricut cutter, the grouped object is placed on one cutting mat. The Cricut than cuts, scores, or draws on the object all in relation to the position in which the object was grouped.

CategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Cinderella's Castle Card

To download the free SVG Click here. The image will open in a new window. Right-click and save (PC) - or two-finger click (mac) and select save as and save the file to your computer/device. the free SVG file is for your own personal use*. *This design is not to be used for business or resale purposes.

Materials To Cut
 1 white or cream colour cardstock (something suitable for clouds)
 1 blue or teal colour cardstock (something suitable for the sky)
 1 light pink colour cardstock
 1 medium pink colour cardstock
 1 dark pink colour cardstock
Everything Else
 Cricut scoring stylus or scoring wheel
 Circut 12 X 12 standard grip cutting mat
 adhesive (glue)

Design Space Set Up
1

Download the SVG design from the link above and upload the design into Cricut Design Space.

2

Select the entire castle object and ungroup it (button near the top right-hand corner of the page)

3

Select the 2 outside lines that make up the castle door & change the linetype from "cut" to "score". You do this by selecting the desired objects and then selecting "score" from the dropdown menu in the "linetype" box found in the upper toolbar.

4

Select the same castle door score lines and attach them to the bottom tier/layer of the castle. This is done by selecting the desired objects and clicking on the attach button (paperclip) in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

Do the same thing and attach the cut lines of the castle door to the bottom castle tier/layer

5

Move the sky background aside by clicking on it and dragging it over. I do this so I can easier locate the long line which will make up the scoreline for the card base.

Locate the long line which runs down the middle of the white rectangle and change the linetype from cut to score.

6

Attach together the long score line and the large white rectangle.

I usually do this by clicking anywhere outside of the objects and dragging across the objects I want to select. Then attach them together (paperclip button in the lower right corner).

7

After all the steps and changes above have been completed you can now select the "make it" button and cut out the images onto cardstock.

Assembly
8

starting with the top of the castle cutout, put a small amount of glue at the very bottom of the front of the cutout and glue it to the back of the top of the middle castle layer.

Then do the same with the middle castle layer, by again putting a small amount of glue on the bottom of the front of the cutout and gluing it to the back of the bottom layer of the castle.

9

Align the bottom of the castle cutout to the bottom of the sky cutout and glue them together. Be careful not to apply glue to the doors as you want them to be able to open.

10

Fold the large rectangle piece in half along the score line. This is going to serve as the base of the card.

Glue the group of the other layers that you just glued together to the front of the white card.

11

Gently bend the castle doors along the score lines to open them slightly. This gives the card some extra depth and dimension.

12

Give the card to somebody special.

Ingredients

Materials To Cut
 1 white or cream colour cardstock (something suitable for clouds)
 1 blue or teal colour cardstock (something suitable for the sky)
 1 light pink colour cardstock
 1 medium pink colour cardstock
 1 dark pink colour cardstock
Everything Else
 Cricut scoring stylus or scoring wheel
 Circut 12 X 12 standard grip cutting mat
 adhesive (glue)

Directions

Design Space Set Up
1

Download the SVG design from the link above and upload the design into Cricut Design Space.

2

Select the entire castle object and ungroup it (button near the top right-hand corner of the page)

3

Select the 2 outside lines that make up the castle door & change the linetype from "cut" to "score". You do this by selecting the desired objects and then selecting "score" from the dropdown menu in the "linetype" box found in the upper toolbar.

4

Select the same castle door score lines and attach them to the bottom tier/layer of the castle. This is done by selecting the desired objects and clicking on the attach button (paperclip) in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

Do the same thing and attach the cut lines of the castle door to the bottom castle tier/layer

5

Move the sky background aside by clicking on it and dragging it over. I do this so I can easier locate the long line which will make up the scoreline for the card base.

Locate the long line which runs down the middle of the white rectangle and change the linetype from cut to score.

6

Attach together the long score line and the large white rectangle.

I usually do this by clicking anywhere outside of the objects and dragging across the objects I want to select. Then attach them together (paperclip button in the lower right corner).

7

After all the steps and changes above have been completed you can now select the "make it" button and cut out the images onto cardstock.

Assembly
8

starting with the top of the castle cutout, put a small amount of glue at the very bottom of the front of the cutout and glue it to the back of the top of the middle castle layer.

Then do the same with the middle castle layer, by again putting a small amount of glue on the bottom of the front of the cutout and gluing it to the back of the bottom layer of the castle.

9

Align the bottom of the castle cutout to the bottom of the sky cutout and glue them together. Be careful not to apply glue to the doors as you want them to be able to open.

10

Fold the large rectangle piece in half along the score line. This is going to serve as the base of the card.

Glue the group of the other layers that you just glued together to the front of the white card.

11

Gently bend the castle doors along the score lines to open them slightly. This gives the card some extra depth and dimension.

12

Give the card to somebody special.

Cinderella 2D Castle Card

If you liked this project, check out the 3D Castle Card Project at my Etsy Store.

Messages & Inside Phrase Ideas

  • Birthday – I hope you have a birthday fit for a princess/queen/prince/king
  • Birthday – I hope you have an enchanted Birthday!
  • Engagment – I’m so happy that you’ve finally found your Prince Charming.
  • Wedding – Love, laughter and happily ever after!
  • Anniversary – Here’s to celebrating XX years of happily after!
  • Housewarming – So glad you’ve found a castle to call your own!
  • Baby shower – To the new little princess/prince, you make life that much more enchanted!

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