Free Mermaid Silhouette SVGs

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Card Making, SVG

I made these mermaid cards using my free set of Mermaid SVG files.

My daughter is definitely going through a mermaid phase these past few months. I have no idea where she is getting it from.

I totally understand the princess phase with Frozen and all the other Disney princess movies coming out but it’s been a couple of decades since they’ve promoted Little Mermaid.

Regardless, I made a set of mermaid themed designs to use for various projects for her.

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Materials for Mermaid Card Ideas

Cardstock – I like to use minimum medium weight cardstock for cardmaking. Ideally the cardstock has a colored core since this is a more intricate design you don’t want it to look frayed. Here are some of my favorite brands:

Glue – I like either an adhesive roller or a non-polymer based glue that doesn’t warp the paper. Here are a few that use frequently:

Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.

Templates – These Mermaid files including the mermaid scales and mermaid tail card are available for free in both SVG and printable formats in my resource library.

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    Quick Tutorial on how to assemble the Mermaid Card

    Step 1: Cutout the pieces using the mermaid SVG templates

    I use my a fresh light grip mat with my Cricut to cute the top frame layer. If you don’t have a fresh light grip mat, I would suggest a Standard mat. It is just easier to clean the smaller pieces on a light grip mat.

    Step 2: Fold the base card

    I don’t bother with scoring lines with my Cricut machine. This is just a simple fold so I just align the corners and then crease with a scraping device or my fingers.

    Step 3: Glue the layers together

    I like to align everything and the glue from the base upwards. I found an adhesive roller was perfect for this card set.

    Step 4: Option liner for the mermaid card

    There are many ways to assemble this card. You can actually weld a back layer to the top frame so it is one continuous piece. You could also resize the top frame so it creates a border relative to the back.

    I think all options look good and it’s really up to you.

    It’s a shame because I used this really neat holographic cardstock for the tail but it’s hard to tell in the photo.

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