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Paper Doll Castle Card

Hello and Happy January, everyone! Can you believe it’s already 2017??

This is another of my monthly installments of “Create in Color” for MFT! (Click HERE to see the others!) Last month a number of folks asked for colored pencil – and a few asked for the “Magic Colored Pencil” Technique. Your wish is granted! I chose some really darling stamps with a true fantasy element to them. And a set of dies that you can use to build a custom castle of your own design!

The castle was fun to design – I didn’t use all the parts in the die set, but try cutting them all out and arranging them til you come up with a structure you like! Note that this project could be a card like I made it to be – or could instead be a gift for a child who loves playing with paper fantasy toys! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

I used Prismacolor Pencils for my coloring, though you can color with any medium you like. If you choose pencil, you can leave it as plain pencil, or get a blending stub and some baby oil to blend the color! (The pencil numbers I used: 923, 1022, 932, 907, 1096, 1082, 947, 1002, 921, 1013, 1092)

The little princess is feeding flowers to her stable of ponies…..

And the little knight has a bedazzled helmet! His enemies won’t be able to see him during battle since the sunlight will be twinkling off all that shimmer.

A ferocious dragon will guard the castle – or perhaps draw some angry eyebrows on him so the knight has someone to fight!

To get the creatures to stand up, a second diecut is glued just at the top – I made a little score line on each one so the two pieces separate and make the figures stand on their own.

The glitter was added to Glossy Accents – you could also just let the shiny coating add to the images without using glitter, but…why not, right?


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.


13 thoughts on “Paper Doll Castle Card

  1. Wow! Simply amazing. Loved the idea, great for on the go to keep children entertained! Thanks for sharing.

  2. So much fun. Little ones would love this.

  3. Sandy, this is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen! Sent you an email about it! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  4. I absolutely love the concept as well as the coloring. I have a baby princess due in March and am going to make a baby shower card for our future princess!
    Shelley N

  5. Very interesting! Great ideas! I can’t find any info about the pencil sharpener you used. Am I missing it somewhere?

    1. Sorry! Forgot to add it:

  6. Oh, how sweet and fun to color! My little princess will be enjoying these and because she is stil small I thought it would be ok to enlarge the stamped and colored pieces. Fussy cutting would then be necessary, but so much easier for her little fingers. Her favorite dress is her “Rella” dress, because she doesn’t say Cinderella yet. lol
    Perfect and MFT has a Dragons set that will co-ordinate beautifully. Love the castle and how interesting to do the brick detail in Glossy Accents!

  7. I love it! I so want to do a couple for my grandkids. I may make the castle portion then have an art day with the kids to color the bits. they love to color and die cut with me

  8. How sweet and fun is this card. I love how you made the bricks with Glossy Accents. A perfect card for a little princess. TFS

  9. I love the card. It is so much fun creating scenes. Thank you. I love to watch you color Sandy. You make my day and give me confidence to try new mediums.

  10. An absolutely precious card! TFS!

  11. Love it. I’d it a card or a toy? It’s both!

  12. I love this pop up card. Hours of fun story time is in the work while looking at this card!

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