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

I am playing along with the following hops and challenges. Be sure to click on them for more information on how you can play along and enter for prizes:

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your comments!



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You Are Simply Wonderful + Blog candy

Hello again!

The coffee themed cards continue with today’s post. Do you have YOUR wonderful beverage of choice in hand?

In case you’re here for the first time, here are the fun blog hops and challenges going on:



Today’s card was also made with color scheme and sketch from the Unity [Be Inspired} Challenge in mind (click HERE for more info.)


And Simon Says Stamp’s May Work It Wednesday challenge of “rainbows” (click HERE for more info.)


I love the fun double entendre of exactly WHO is wonderful… the friend or the coffee! : )

Materials used:

  • Unity Stamp Company stamp: you are simply WONDERFUL
  • Unity Stamp Company stamp: Best Friends {coffee girl}
    • Unity Stamp Company is a Super Sponsor of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop  : )
  • Versamark ink
  • Recollections Ebony detail embossing powder and faux pearls
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos (Only my second attempt at using them. Love the rich colors!)
  • Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles
  • Tombow Xtreme  and mono-dots adhesives
  • Misc. cardstock and puffy heart

I’m entering this card in the following blog hops and challenges:

If you’d like to join the fun at any of the above, just click on the colored text to go find out what you need to do. Happy crafting!

Thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by today!

****************************   But, WAIT, there’s more!!   ****************************

***********    giveaway now closed    ***************

If you’ve been here before, you know I have a small blog candy package to give away:


I figure any coffee loving cardmaker will love these adorable ‘Brewchitecture’ napkins by Jill Seale. One pack is “coffee” the other is “café presse.” And, since we are cardmakers, there’s also a new, small Studio g stamp set: ” delight in little things.”

If you would like to have a chance to win this package, all you have to do is leave a comment on any of my blog hop posts that have “Blog candy” in the title from June 5 – 12, 2015. Of course, I appreciate those who sign up to follow the blog, but it’s not a requirement. If you do sign up to follow, I will give you one extra entry. To sign up, you’ll need to go to the home page and click the box that says “follow” in the right-hand column under the photos. If you’re already a follower, make a second comment telling me so (once during the week). Otherwise, one comment per post, please.  From all the comments left on my blog posts from June 5 – 12 that have “Blog candy” in the title, I will announce a winner, selected at random, on June 14, 2015. (This date is revised from my original post.) The winner will have 72 hours to respond, or I will draw another winner.

May all you WONDERFUL readers have a wonderful day!!


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Waltzingmouse April PJ Party – Challenge No. 4 – Bedtime Story Sketch

Good morning! Finishing up the Waltzingmouse April PJ party today with Challenge No. 4 – Bedtime Story Sketch:

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So I figure… what would be more fun for a bedtime story than two dolls floating away in an umbrella to a far away place?!

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Hope they have fun!! : )



Waltzingmouse Stamps: You’re a Doll & You’re a Doll Additions stamp sets

Spellbinders Umbrella Trio die & Resplendent Rectangles die

DCWV card and Spring Glitter Stack paper

Recollections Floral Bunches paper

Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz dye ink & ribbon

Pebbles, Inc. chalks

Misc polka-dot paper, flower pearls and adhesives


It’s been a fun party! Now I’m off to check out the other fab entries.

If you would like to take a look, too, they can be seen here:

Have a lovely day!



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