Saturday, December 18, 2010

Napkin Tutorial ~ Sketches In Thyme ~~Sassy Saturday Tips, Tricks and Tutorials

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a wonderful Saturday, and you've got your Christmas Shopping done.  So now you can maybe try something new!! This week it's my turn to share a tutorial with you over at Sketches In Thyme Sassy Saturday Tips, Tricks and Tutorials and I hope you like what I came up with! :o)

About two years ago over on Split Coast Stampers they demonstrated how to make a background using paper napkins... I have used this numerous times since then and I just love it.. You can really personalize a scrapbook layout using this technique.. Just think of the possibilities ~ Birthday Party Napkin on a Birthday Layout ---  Wedding Napkin on a Wedding Layout...  The possibilities are endless!! You can also use this technique on cards!!

Here is a layout I did this week... using a bright "Fall" napkin.
I love the bright colors of the napkin but I really just wanted to use the border for this sweet layout I did of GS Colten...  so you can easily layer paper over it.  But be sure you place your paper in the right place the first time, because if you try to move it around you're going to tear the napkin...   The photo was taken around Thanksgiving this year and Colten has an acorn in his hand and he is trying to show it to me..  He is such a sweetie!!

Here is another example using a pretty "Spring" napkin

I origanaly did this one back in May/2009, but I just added the ribbon and the flowers in the corner just because I thought it needed something else...  You can see the original here... This has been in an album sleeve for a 1 1/2 and as you can see it's just fine...  This is sweet little GD Savannah at about 8 months old... and one of my earlier layouts!!

Now here are some cards that I've made using this same technique
Here is the Birthday card I made for GD Savannah on her 4th birthday, July, 2009..   Her theme that year was Tinkerbell and so I found these beautiful napkins that I thought looked like where a fairy would live, used it as my background and then added the chipboard Tinkerbell and other embellies...   I loved the way it turned out and so did she!!!  You can see more about this card, here...

 Here are a few "Fall/Thanksgiving" Cards I made
I really love the rich colors of this napkin and I think it went beautifully with the image and the cardstock colors I used..  This was made for Thanksgiving, 2008..


Another beautiful "Fall" napkin that I used for a Thanksgiving Card..   Noticed the embossed leaves... 

And finally, this is my favorite card...
Here are my cute girls, Ellie Mae and Sweet pea, with their hats on wishing everyone a BIG  OL "Happy Thanksgiving from Texas"!!   I used the same napkin as above on the background and added the cute photo that we photoshopped the little hats on their heads... and sent them to all of our family, who, by the way, do not live in Texas, and they got a big kick out of 'em.....  

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and seeing the different things you can create using it...  Maybe not something you would want to do a lot of, but I think it definitely gives you a few more options to scrap that special layout, or make that special card...
I'm not going to go into the tutorial here, but it's posted it over to Sketches In Thyme's Tips, Tricks and Tutorials and you can also see it here....
If you do try it, please let me know, I would love to stop by and see it!!!
Have a great weekend!!!
Hugs!!
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12 comments:

Lorraine said...

h wow you have been busy they are all so beautiful xx

Lynne said...

/wow..You are so talented!! I love them all!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Love it Fern. As a matte of fact, last night I made a layout using a snowman from a napkin. Your projects are beautiful, thanks for sharing. Have a fabulous and blessed weekend!

Dawn said...

Your tutorial was fab Fern and I love all the additional projects you shared here. Just think how the possibilities are endless for inspiration.
Great job sweetie!

Divinity said...

great projects! i love that thanksgiving card! it's amazing!!

scrappinlil said...

THis is such a great way to use up some of your napkins....cool..I might have to give that a try.You did a fabulous job on all of these. TFS

CraftyGirl said...

How cool is this?! You have no idea the napkin collection I have from parties I have hosted and kept the leftover napkins!! I could do like a trillion LOs with this technique!! Love the ideas and I love the darling LOs of your sweet grandchildren!! Have a great weekend!
barb :)

Tammara said...

Fantastic idea! Love all the projects you made with the napkins.

Curt in Carmel said...

OUCH!!! These projects just knocked me on the floor!!!! GORGEOUS, absolutely GORGEOUS. What a great way to use napkins!!!! Now, I'm going to have to add napkins to my list of card supplies. I'm going to hop over and take a look at the tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing this great technique! LOVE IT! Best, Curt

Debbie said...

How is clever is that - using napkins! Wonderful projects and pictures! Happy Holidays!

Tanya R said...

Oh Fern, the tutorial was great, and the layout was so bright. Love it. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Hugs
Tanya

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a fab idea. Love all of your projects! And wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

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