Monday, September 28, 2009

Castle Card, Template & Instructions

I am so excited to share my card with you today. I had seen a castle book in the Sept. '09 issue of Beautiful Cards (pg.35). You buy the book and embellish it. Well, I figured maybe I could make a template for one...why buy it if I can make it...then I could share it with you all.

And here's my card:
Card Size: 8.5" x 5.5"

Isn't it just the coolest thing!!?!! I'm so excited, and pleased with how well it turned, glitter and rhinestones oh my.

Here's the one side open. I didn't embellish much on the inside because I didn't want things to get squished when it was closed for delivery.

Here's the other side. (I have yet to add my name and other info to the back page.)

Here are some close-ups of the details.
For the number, I stamped the '9' on CTMH Blush CS, covered it with Liquid Glass and then added Prisma looks like chipboard...I attached it with Foam Squares.

The roof is also covered with Prisma Glitter, I followed the swirl pattern on the paper.

Here's a view of all the glitter glittering away.
Recipe: CTMH Paper Pack-Daydream, CTMH CS-Blush, White Daisy & Outdoor Denim, CTMH Ink-Blush, Outdoor Denim, Black & Vineyard Berry, CTMH SS-Doodle Alphabet, Atomic Caps, Atomic Lowercase, Card Commentary & Rustic Numbers, Galaxy Marker Pink, Liquid Glass, Prisma Glitter, Prima Flowers, Rhinestones, Rhinestone Brads, Nestabilities Labels Four, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch.

Now, on to what you've all been waiting for.....

Template A measures 8.5" x 11"

Template B measures 3.75" x 11"
Step 1
  • Print templates on 8.5" x 11" CS.
  • Cut out castle pieces.
  • Score on dotted lines.
Step 2
  • Overlap Piece B onto Piece A.
  • Glue Pieces together.
Step 3
  • Fold.
  • Embellish.
Enjoy making Castles!!! It sure was alot of fun adding all that glitter!


Lori said...

Wow!!! This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the template.

Angela Fehr said...

This is so GREAT! I love it and since I have two daughters, I can see making this card, frequently for all their girly birthday parties!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. What an awesome card and then for you to take your time to do us a! You're amazing.

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely AWESOME! My daughter is too old for castles (hmm, maybe not), but thank you so much for sharing! BTW, I love your sense of humor with the wind and penguins. Dee

BrendaJ said...

WOW! what an ABSOLUTELY adorable card. Thank you sooooooooo much for sharing your template and instructions.

Kathleen said...

Oh my gosh this is truly Awesome!! What a gorgeous castle and it's even more amazing with the Daydream paper back.

Leslie said...

Deneen, thank you so much for sharing your recipe and template.

Anonymous said...

This is so adorable. Thanks for posting the template.

Janelle Janish said...

This is SOOOO gorgeous! You should send one of these castle cards in for the monthly Make It From Your Heart contest for CTMH consultants. You are certain to WIN!

Kathlene said...

Thank you Deneen for the template and beautiful example. I've created one for my granddaughter and had SO much fun making it. I think I'm going to try your accordian card next. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jeanne said...

I just love this castle card! I will be making several for neices. Do you have any other shape cards? LOVE IT!

Deneen said...

Hi Jeanne,
I'm glad you enjoyed making some castles!

You can check for other shaped cards under the category Labels, Cards-shaped/Funfold.

I'll take any suggestions for other shaped cards that may need a template. I really love creating cards and then sharing any knowledge.


Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing ive been looking for a castle template for ages.

kathy in sonora said...

I am having trouble printing out the castle card template. It doesn't seem to print at the right size. I am not very good with computer stuff. Maybe you have a way for me to save it and then print it. I click on the template but it is just not right.

Deneen said...

Hi Kathy!
Welcome here, I'll try to help you out. One thing to try...have you double clicked on the image to enlarge it, then right click on it, and select print. Another option would be to move the cursor over the template, right click, choose copy, open a Word document (make sure to change the page layout...File, then Page Setup, select Portrait), right click in Word and choose Paste. The template will copy small, but then choose a corner and drag it until it fills the page.

Hope that helps...I might have given more info than you may need, but I wasn't sure how computer savy you were.

Let me know how it goes.

Deneen said...

Oops, under Word, choose Landscape, not Portrait....sorry.

Carolyn V said...

Wonderful!! Thank you so much for giving such clear instructions. I will link back here if I post on my own blog. I believe in giving credit where it's due.

Great card for a princess :D

Jennie said...

This castle is amazing!!
I cant wait to make one for my little sister!!

Thank you so so much for sharing the template and instructions

the castles are beautiful


Tina Crea said...

Thank you so much for this tuto and the exemple.
I try to do one

Liam said...

I absolutely fell in love with your castle cards. I seen them recently and just had to give it a try. Thank you for sharing the template. I finally was able to finish mine. If you want to have a look you can go to my blog. I did mine a little different because I forgot to draw the gate at the front that is what happens when you try to rush. I had lots of fun making this card and I do intend on doing more of these. I hope you didn't mind me linking your site to mine to give you credit.


- - Sheryl - - said...

I got your link from Liam - and so glad she did - love your castle and I am a follower

Whimcees said...


This is SO wonderful and creative! I love it! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Barbara Diane

Angela Fehr said...

I posted some castle cards I made inspired by your pattern here:

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

WoW...this is stunning! TFS! You rock!


mimibricole said...

thank you so much for this template!
love the way your "card" looks, it's so lovely!
this is absolutely what I was looking for.
I'll use it to make a card for a "card drive" for a 4 years old girl who has a cancer, and loves princesses... no doubt she'll be happy with it, so a big THANK YOU

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a lovely Card. I made a card for my niece with your template: check out:

LivArtNow said...

Pure sweetness!! Love it, thank you so much for sharing!!
Thanks and smiles,

Becky Jo said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card. I have one new granddaughter, 6 months old, and another on the way in April. I will be making this card for them at some point! Hugs!!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh wowser!!!

Lauren said...

WOW WOW WOW Awesome project you are very talented, so lovely, I will be trying this, thank you so much for sharing template and instructions too

Sorana said...

great card! :) I shall give it a try too...:)

Sueli Pinheiro said...

Muchas gracias por compartir! Está precioso, muy cute!
Besitos y bendiciones desde España.

Cheryl said...

Thanks you so much for sharing! I'm just getting started with this fun craft. I hope I can do your card justice when I start decorating it!


Sylvia said...

A beautiful card which I would love to make. Do you (by any chance :-) ) have a pdf file of the instructions and templates? I have tried copying from your blog with no luck. Thank you in advance and thank you for generously sharing your files.

Unknown said...

Hi Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful card. I can't wait to make it for my granddaughter. xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. You're card is lovely and i gonna make one.

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