I've recycled a paper napkin, which showed me a great way to use some card bases I bought the other day. I never took notice of the brand, I went into Kmart and picked up a couple of packets or white card and envelopes. Not realising they were a different brand to what I normally buy and they are very thin and flimsy.
The napkins are 3 ply, so I carefully peeled them apart and then using a glue stick, stuck one of the napkins to the front and back of the card. My idea was to tear around the edges, but the napkins were quite strong, so I tried using the guillotine and that didn't work, too flimsy, then when I move the guillotine to try again, I move it too much and ended up with a straight cut but had lost width to the card. Top and bottom edges were trimmed with scissors.
To make the card, I got a second blank card, and because they are thin, they fitted inside with a border perfectly. So, some washi tape on the edge of the inside card, glued the two cards together and the result was better than I had anticipated.
Firm card with a linen like finish. Definitely hunting for some more napkins to upcycle. Old sentiment sticker I have had for ages and some red liquid pearls ont he berries completes the card.
Check out the rest of the teams inspiration at:
The Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for AG
Christmas Crafts All Year round -AG
Merry Little Christmas -AG
Alphabet Challenge - T for try something different (first time trying a paper napkin for a card
CHNC Patterned Paper - AG
Crazy Challenges - New Technique (first time trying a paper napkin for a card