Have you heard of Napkin Cards?

These cards are for a swap in a facebook group called Elite Swappers... thank you Ginger for hosting the swap and coming up with the insane idea to make napkin cards... LOL : )

Ok so there is this new fad all over pinterest and facebook, it is napkin cards... yes you heard me right, lol, instead of all the beautiful cardstock you buy you use beautiful napkins!

Fun as the concept sounds... it wasn't fun!

First you find cute napkins, gorgeous ones or anyones you want : ) Then you use saran wrap as glue and you iron the napkin to your cardstock... it was tedious to say the least... but I like to try new things so I did it...  I now have an iron solely designated to my craft room... sigh... 

But on a positive note I did get to use my new stamp set from maymay made it : ) I used it on the inside of the santa card.

You really can't see it but I used embossing powder on his legs and some glitter on the chimney...

the scraps I used to make a bookmark for a swap in another group - I love how it turned out!

Just thought I'd share yet another new experience in crafting with y'all ; )

keep playing with the paper and glue, til next time, Lo


Another set of cards to share!

Hope everyone is having an amazing saturday - mine may not be amazing but it has been uneventful and that is always nice : )

I made these set of cards with the die on wednesday - then last night, around midnight, laying in bed I remembered the scraps... LOL... I thought about making some step cards with them, so I got up and did just that!

Yes I am a night owl by nature - I force myself to keep regular business hours most of the time but if truth be told I could easily have been a vampire... well yea except the sucking peoples blood thing, I'd have to be an alternative vampire kinda girl : )

Ok on to the card shares and no more of the blood sucking, eeeuucccckkk...

This is the die set I used - It is newer I think, I got it from Joann.com and it only took 28 days to get here - yiiipppeeee.... It is a Sizzix set designed by Stephanie Barnard - card, fancy flip-its #2 - the only complaint I had it that the mat dies are so small - I went ahead and ordered the sizzix framelits #4 so I can have a larger mat area... for $29.00 it should come with a larger mat die... but I won't complain too much because I actually like the cards it makes and the dies are simple to use.

This is the stuff I started with - the cards had to for sure have Gold & Navy Blue and then your choice of an accent color - I chose red for my accent color : )

this is the die - 

if you decide to purchase it plan on getting the framelits #4, I found them cheapest on amazon they are sold by sizzix.

Cards made from the die set - they are simple but look kind of classy - they are for a swap in a private group on facebook (not they did not make me beg to join... ok not literally like on my hands and knees... )

ok tilt your head cause it will not flip...

so after I had these made I had leftovers - lots of them - so I made these, even the bases are from the left overs - they are not true a2 size but are only off by 1/4 inch... no one will notice... who goes around measuring cards when they gets them anyhow.

and to be honest I like the scrap cards as much as the die cards...

so what do I have left from my mess...

still enough for a card or 2 if I got really creative - and I might. I really hate to waste cardstock... especially card stock with whales on it!

Thanks for looking at my crafty card mess - it was fun to make it, and fun to share it - hope you have a messy crafty day too - til next time, Lo