Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Napkin Fold Tutorial

Hey, y'all!  Happy Wednesday!  I am just so excited.  I was asked by the the lovely Jenn  to be a guest designer for Just Some Lines and do a tutorial for their Tutorial Wednesdays.  How cool is that?!  Of course I said I'd love to.  =D

Even though it's kind of an involved process, I decided to do a tutorial on the Napkin Fold Card.  Why?  Because it's my favorite fancy fold, and it really is pretty easy.  It looks complicated, but I promise, once you've done it, it's a breeze!

Here's the front of my card, when it's all closed up with the belt on:


and here it is open to see the inside:


  I used the fabulous Christmas Bird and Tower of Gifts for my card.  Aren't they just the cutest?!  I really needed to get started on my Christmas cards.  With a little one due in early December, and knowing how far behind I was last year, I know I need to get all my holiday cards done by Thanksgiving at the latest!  (Let's see if I can actually accomplish that goal. LOL)  The papers I used are from Stampin' Up.  I can't recall the name at this precise moment, but it's a set of papers using mostly non-traditional colors that I just LOVE.  (I love using pinks and blues in my Christmas cards.  I feel like a rebel. LOL)  The images were colored with Copics, and then I added some Stickles to simulate snow and just because I love sparkly things.  I also got to use my brand new Martha Stewart all around border punch.  I actually bought the punch for this specific tutorial, and for these types of cards in general.  (I didn't have any good border punches that would go all the way around the page.)

Like the card?  Want to give it a shot?  Head on over to the Just Some Lines blog to see the full tutorial.  (Be prepared, it's a little picture heavy!  I wanted to make sure to illustrate each step as clearly as possible.)  If you decide to try it out, leave me a comment with your link.  I'd love to see your results!  Plus, this is my first tutorial EVER, so I want to make sure I did an ok job explaining it for y'all.  =D

Challenges:
The Squirrel and the Fox: Christmas in July
The Crazy Challenge: Christmas in July
The Pink Elephant: Christmas in July
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Christmas in July
Digital Tuesday: Inside Out
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT: Christmas in July
Forever Friends: Christmas in July
Gingerloft: Fancy Folds
Scrap-Creations: Use Something Bought in the Last 2 Months (My border punch)
Party Time Tuesdays: Let's Get Punchy

14 comments:

Gina L said...

Ok, girl, I gotta admit. I'm mega impressed. Despite having a scorpal, I am way fold challenged. Way challenged. I can't do much more than a very simple fold and have it turn out right. So, yes, it's true. I am in envy and awe of your card. I love it. I also love pink on Christmas cards (well, on practically anything). Adorable image and a sweet, sweet card.

Alyce said...

Wow what a gorgeous layout and design Starla! Beautiful papers too :)

Kim Kelley said...

What a fun card Starla. I am with Gina though...fold challenged. My folds never turn out straight even using a scor board. LOL I love the fun papers you used! HUGS

pinky said...

Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.
Pinky

Lynn Weber said...

congrats on being a guest designer-woohoo!!!! this card rocks, I'm going to have to check out your tutorial, because this card does not look easy to make-but it sure looks awesome!! Totally in love w/all the pps you used- what a cute birdie image, makes me smile : ) You can tell all the love & time you put into this card!!!! Sorry to hear you are anemic, but at least you know now why you've been so tired & at least you can take Iron pills to balance it out!!! Besides that how is everything else going? My goodness, you'll be having that baby before you know it- what is your due date?? Are you going to find out what the sex is?? I'm just so darn excited for you-woohoo!!!!! Well, take care of yourself & follow Dr. orders & make your honey wait on you -lol!!! Chat soon : )

Lisa Jane said...

Fabulous fold and papers .. really fun!
Thanks for joining us at LCI and Crafty Sentiments
Lisa x

Jac said...

Wonderful card, it sure doesn't look easy so I'm off to check out the tutorial, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card and a wonderful tutorial, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Berit Synnøve said...

Wonderful card ! Love your colors and image.
Thanks for joining Gingerloft Challenge.
Hugs Berit

Danni said...

Wonderful project!! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

Sara H said...

Your card is super beautiful!!!
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge this week and good luck with the draw!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Stunning is the word for this gorgeous fold - really fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Gingerloft Challenge!!

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

What an AMAZING card! So glad you linked the tutorial as well. I really like it!

tina said...

Some of my very favorite Christmas colors! Thanks for creating with us at TPE.