LEARN HOW TO MAKE FUN MERMAID IN A BOTTLE BOX CARDS USING YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE
This month for our Design Squad group, we needed to create a free cut file with a mermaid theme. Coming up with a mermaid card seemed odd to me at first. However, I started seeing these message in a bottle type cards as I was searching for nautical decor for our cabin. Intrigued, I set out to create on of my own and this Mermaid in a Bottle Box Card was born!
It is a bit different from my other box cards in that you don't use glue to adhere the sides to front and back pieces. Everything fits together with slits and tabs. It can be a little tricky to fit everything into place but don't give up. Take your time and believe me. Once you do, the result is incredible!
This card folds flat for easy mailing and makes for beautiful decor. In fact, I made a few designs and are displaying them in our cabin right now!
In this tutorial, I’ll give you my step by step instructions and tell you what materials I think work best when making this project.
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MERMAID BOX CARDS – MATERIALS LIST
- I am using my Cricut Maker. You could also use your Cricut Explore Air 2, Cricut Explore 3, or Cricut Maker 3!
- Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)
- Cricut Scoring Wheel or Scoring Stylus
- Heavy weight Cardstock for bottle pieces
- Medium weight Cardstock for overlays
- Cricut Brayer
- Cricut Scraper
- Cricut Tweezers (optional)
I just love the little scene of this card. I hope you do too!
Post a photo in the comment section or tag your projects on social media @thebeardedhousewife using the hashtag #beardedhousewife! I’d love to see how your cards turn out!
MORE FREE MERMAID CUT FILES
Want more Mermaid cut files and designs? See the links below to see fun cut files from some of my favorite designers and bloggers!
Tattoo Style Salty Mermaid – Persia Lou
Print and Cut Mermaids – Amy Robison
Seashell Mini Pinata – Studio Xtine
Mermaid Mode – Polka Dotted Blue Jay
Mermaid Zipper Pouch – Oh Yay Studio
Mermaid Scales Banner – Gina C. Creates
Forever Mermaid Tail – Pen + Posh
Make a Big Splash – Kayla Makes
Salty and Sweet Mermaid – Poofy Cheeks Blog
Mermaid Craft Container – Me and My Inklings
Mermaid Scales Heart – Liz on Call
Mermaid Box Cards – The Bearded Housewife
Vintage Sunset Salty Mermaid – The Walnut Street House
Mermaid Kisses and Starfish Wishes – Sunshine and Munchkins
Sparkle Shine Make a Splash – Lettered by Stephanie
Mermaid Vibes Only – Tam’s Sweet Life (link no longer available)
Vitamin Sea Mermaid – Spot of Tea Designs
Mermaid Essentials – Simply Made Fun
Free as the Ocean – Tried & True Creative
Summer Mermaid – Polka Dotted Blue Jay