Christmas paper napkins, cheap to chic

Why didn’t I know about this when I first got my embossing stuff, instant success using stuff I already have!

deviating from a Halloween project (where I discovered that only white embossed well on black paper) here is the first of my Christmas creations

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How to: Line up three napkins at a time on a firm surface, apply versamark watermark glue (comes in a stamp pad or pen) to your chosen stamp then stamp on the napkins. Sprinkle with embossing powder, then return the excess powder to the pot before using a heat gun to ‘turn’ the powder to its embossed effect. That’s it. You’re done.

Now to order some large alphabet stamps so I can do name and initial versions as name plates. Will also do some research on folding paper napkins to show off corner embossing to best effect.

Chicken door stop

Today I couldn’t start work without a session at the sewing machine, so a vintage Debbie Shore YouTube video was my inspiration. It is basically two 10 inch squares sewn right sides together around three sides and then the fourth side is pulled seams to the centre to make the pyramid.  A few extra felt embellishments and a ziplock bag of gravel amongst the stuffing and, voila, a door stop for chicken lovers.

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A-tishoo! A tissue…

imageThe pile of fabric remnants seems to be growing on the craft room floor so a few bits have been used to make these tissue holders.
Outer 5.5″ x 6.5″ lining 5.5 x 7.5 and a simple stitch and they are done (thanks to two brown birds for a quick stitch method)