Decoupaged Napkin Cards

Why, hello there! I’m glad you’ve stopped back by! Today I have some fun cards to share with you. Seeing one of Janis’s projects over at HerPeacefulGarden reminded me that I had done some decoupage cards with napkins a few years ago that I never got around to posting. We’d gone to my cousin’s husband’s family’s house and she showed us all how to apply those pretty napkins like you get at Tuesday Morning to heavy cardstock or tagboard with some lightly watered down glue spread thinly over it. You pull the napkin apart, select the part you want to see, and carefully lay it down, pressing with a brayer, rolling pin or something else, to keep bubbles from forming. Once dry, apply it to a card base and you’re done! Here are the two I made that day:

SO pretty and SO easy! Now I always watch for clearance napkins for cardmaking, but I have a hard time covering them up as they are so pretty. : )

She had a neat sentiment for the insides:

  

“This is more than a card. It’s  HUG with a fold in the middle.’ I love it!

Later, at home I took a set of tea napkins I had and decoupaged them, but when dry, I die cut the napkin base and layered it on a card:

That was a couple of years ago (so don’t feel too bad, Janis!) and it still looks just a if I’d made it yesterday! You can see the inside has just a little bit of chalk around the edge to make it special, too. It’s a lovely any occasion card in cool winter colors.

Materials used (blue tea cup card):

  • PPD Paula Scoletta Teacups Morocco Napkins
  • Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles
  • Coredinations 110# white cardstock and 65# blue cardstock
  • Colorbok Metallic Paper: Shiny Gold
  • Sookwang Scor-Tape
  • Tombow Xtreme adhesive runner
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones

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~D.Ann

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11 thoughts on “Decoupaged Napkin Cards

  1. Those are just GORGEOUS, D.Ann!! Yours turned out so very pretty. I have bubbles and wrinkles and such in mine, which I actually liked because the image was not nearly as feminine and refined as yours. It adds a little bit of extra texture, anyway. Next time I will remember the rolling pin trick…..maybe. lol…. (I will prob forget!) I thought about die-cutting mine, but I didn’t want to lose any of the image. Love your elegant one. Thanks for sharing these pretty projects. Glad you were able to unearth them!!!

    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  2. When my mother passed away in 2013, I found a whole stack of decorative napkins in her belongings and they are too flimsy to use as napkins so I set them aside. I really need to pull them out and give this decoupage a try to see if I can repurpose them, since yours are so beautiful.

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