Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentine Cards from Napkins

The front of this card is made using a napkin.  There are so many pretty napkins out there -- now you can use them for more than just wiping crumbs from your mouth!
Good quality, 3-ply napkins are what you need because using scotch tape, you're going to separate the printed design layer from the other two white layers.

  Open up the napkin and cut it into four pieces. Just touch a piece of tape to the back and gently pull away the layers one at a time until you are left with the translucent printed layer.

Cut a piece of card stock the size of the design you want to end up with.  Hold it with a clothespin over a box so you don't get the spray on you and everything else!  Spray, move the clothespin and spray where the pin was at first so all surfaces are covered.

 Lay the napkin piece face down and place the sprayed card stock over it.  Turn over and use your finger to 'burnish' the napkin and smooth it all out.  Trim the edges.

 Embellish however you like.  For this card I used a fine, glitter pen to outline the flower and added a few of these clear dots to look like water droplets on the rose.

 I always create my own sentiments, print them on plain paper and attach them inside the card.
If you're like me, once I learned this technique, I never looked at napkins the same way ever again!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Linking to these parties this week . . .
The DIY Showoff
Marvelous Mondays
From My Front Porch to Yours
Under the Table and Dreaming



  1. What a wonderful project and they make so many beautiful napkins. I usually save one out of a package if it's really pretty! Enjoy your week, my friend! I'm thinking about you and sending hugs!

  2. Bonjour,
    Je suis certaine que pour une Saint Valentin c'est parfait!... Quelle belle réalisation. J'aime beaucoup et merci pour ce joli billet.
    heureuse de vous retrouver.
    Gros bisous

  3. They're beautiful, Lauren. I love the verse too.

  4. Talk about perfectly fabulous my friend. LOVE LOVE LOVE did I say LOVE enough times.. These are cute !! I just posted some of mine on my blog today ...but I dont know after looking at yours .. I may need to go back to the drawing board sister... Loved them and your blog.. YOU just know how to do fabulous .. Have a blessed and beautiful day tomorrow.. HUGS

  5. This is stunning
    Entered this link in our V-Day link up so more people could enjoy!
    Thank you for sharing this art

  6. Oh Lauren,
    WAGI! (What a Great Idea) I love it. So simple, yet it looks like a million bucks. I love hand made cards. Thanks for sharing.


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    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.

  8. So clever, economical and lovely! Love this idea, Jan


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