When I saw a 6 x 6 paper pack by Studio G on clearance with all kinds of green pattern paper and then this wonderful shamrock napkin at Dollar Tree yesterday I knew I had to make a few cards to send. Of course it is also fortunate that I found while cleaning some sentiments already printed out for inside. :-)
It is so much fun to use napkins when creating cards or scrapbook layouts. In fact there are all kinds of wonderful napkins out there which are easy on the budget.
Years ago Carol Duval introduced me to the use of napkins when on her show she created a set of note cards using only napkins. The easiest way to adhere the napkin is with plastic wrap and an iron. Lol! It is the only time my iron gets used. Make sure you use the iron on parchment paper or copy paper and do not move the iron back and forth. I let my iron sit for about 10 seconds and then move it to another spot. Pay particular attention to the corners. I have never needed it but I always have a fire extinguisher near by.
After the napkin was down tight I went and edged it with laser green tape I bought at Dollar Tree. It comes in a four pack . Alas not all Dollar Tree stores seem to carry it as the one I was at yesterday did not have it. Good thing I stocked up at Christmas time. :-) After I glued the card with the napkin down on my base I took a sepia color piece of chalk and rubbed over the whole card. The pattern paper originally had white in it as well as the white background in the napkin. I wanted something not so stark to go with this period image. I then went and edged the card base with ink.
There you have it my fairly quick St. Patrick Day card since I had already created the original cutting file. It took me longer to get a decent picture of the card than to make it.
Have you used napkins in your crafting? Do you make and send St. Patrick Day cards?
That's all folks for now. I'm working on another St. Patrick Day card and hope to share it soon. In the meantime wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!