Paper napkin, cling film card make

img_0190 img_0191Seal part of a decorative napkin on card to use as a card topper? I can’t  recommend this but it maybe worth a try if you are out of other resources… I had a go while tidying away my Christmas stuff


place a sheet of light card (I used a whole A4 sheet ) on your ironing board then lay a piece of cling film smaller than that on top. Peel the top ply of your napkin away from the plain underside ( or sides if you have a 3 ply napkin) and discard the plain bits, cut down the image  to the size you want for your final card topper ( I used a quarter of a napkin for an 8 inch card base), lay it face up on top of the cling film and cover with a sheet  of cheap copy paper. Iron with a hot, steam free, iron for several seconds until the cling film seals the napkin to the card.

Remove the top paper to check everything has stuck, you can have another go if it hasn’t, then use scissors to cut the card flush with the napkin- take care, a trimmer will probably tear the napkin.

I had to fix brads in the corners as I couldn’t get a proper seal and when I used wink of Stella to embellish the reindeer, the napkin puffed off the cling film. Liquid pearls and stickles worked well though and my sentiment was peel offs stuck on card and foam tape mounted on the plainest bits of the napkin.

So at least one card in the stash for Christmas!


ScanNCut to make word cards


Welding letters into a library shape made for an elegant card using up some glitzy foiled card from my stash.

I chose a scalloped square to echo the (bought) card base but forgot to use the new ScanNCut for my brown mat and those little hearts. I could also have used the machine to make the card base and cut the slits for the ribbon if I had thought of it!

However, a super easy and impressive card to make, more like this in the pipeline …


Baubles card

Inspired by  last December’s Homemaker magazine I made this bauble card.


For the next one I used embroidery thread rather than twine and was more controlled with the glitter


how to: cut three circles of the same size for each bauble then score in half. I used three and two inch circles. Stick halves together to form half a ball which is then stuck over thread I n place. A pelmet to hide the string top and a stamped message to finish