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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday's Tutorial: Napkin Card

Good morning Fantabulous friends! Today we have a very special tutorial for you brought to by none other than our guest designer of the week Jayne of Jayne Designs. This is a little ironic, but I had asked her a while back to break this project down into a tutorial for me and it just so happens that she was also picked to be guest designer this week so I think it's a perfect time to add her amazing napkin card tutorial, don't you? :0) I saw this on her blog a while back, but it didn't have any actual Cricut shots in it (though she used the Cricut) so she kindly did another tutorial just for us, highlighting usage of the Cricut! I think this is one of the most gorgeous designs ever and I'm so happy to be able to share it with you today!

For this card Jayne used George and Basic Shapes, a MS punch, cutting tool, adhesive, and at least three (3) different patterned papers (one of them being double-sided for the squares) and one (1) or two (2) plain card stock color (can be patterned paper too depending on what die cuts you want to add), ink for your edges, and about a foot of ribbon. Jayne also used a texture folder. I always like to use my Cuttlebug folders, though I have a Texture Boutique Machine. To make great creases it helps to have a bone folder. I also use my MS scoring board. It's one of the most useful tools I've purchased!

Step 1 - Take a 12 x 12 piece of paper and fold at 3” and 9” both ways.

This is what the backside should look like (below)

Step 3 and 4 – Unfold and make a centre mark in the middle and fold each corner into the centre

Step 5 - Unfold and turn over and refold the same fold to the centre point and unfold
This is what the creases should now look like (below)
Step 7 - Put a finger into each corner of one side of the square
Step 8, 9 and 10 Fold the triangle in

Step 11 and 12 – fold the triangle back

Step 13 – unfold
Step 14 – Unfold and use your MS punch, Around the Page
Step 15 and 16 – Cut squares using your Cricut (our preferred method) or any other die cutting system you have to cut: 4 - 2” squares, 2 - 2.25” squares and 2 - 4” squares (shown here, from George and Basic Shapes)

Step 17 – Using your cutting tool, cut all the squares in half, creating triangles
Step 18 – ink edges and glue triangles as shown
Step 19 – how the back should look
Step 20 – the front so far
Step 21 – to make the belt you need a 12” by 1.5” paper and a slightly smaller piece of paper and ribbon
Step 22 – fold them in half and attach ribbon between the two papers at either end
Step 23 – attach the belt at the back
Step 24 – shows the belt folded over and tied at the front
Step 25 – 4.5” flowers cut on George and Basic Shapes
Step 26 – shows flowers added to the middle
Step 27 – shows the card closed and ready to add your sentiment

So, how gorgeous is this card? I am just dying to make one. I know it looks like a lot of work, but really, it's just folding more than anything. For a different look and some more detailed instructions please see Jayne's gorgeous Father's Day Card. It's really amazing and worth the time to take a peek for sure!

As always, thanks for joining us today. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and please leave any comments or questions. We love hearing from you!

XO ~ Amy Jo
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  1. omg I was a waitress for quite a few years when I was younger we actually folder really cotton napkins like this for weddings! Makes me think of all the other folds we used going to think about how to use them with paper..

  2. Wow, what a gorgeous card. Love both the intracacies and the simplicity. It's a 10!

  3. This lady is just soooo talented I cannot believe she hasn't been snapped up as a designer for Cricut!
    Jayne, I love your work and your attention to detail makes your work stand out from the rest. May you have a long career in crafting.
    Do you do classes?

  4. Wowza! Now I can see the pictures this is amazing. What an unbelievable card.


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