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Saturday, January 4, 2020

CHNC Christmas #471

This week the challenge is Anything Goes, Optional "Upcycle or use something old."

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:

Entered into:
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


Debbie Mageed said...

Hi, Cass, it's wonderful to see you in the Alphabet gallery! I have been thinking about this technique as well. They make such beautiful napkins now! Yours is so festive for the holidays. Love it! Thank you for joining us and hope you will play with us again soon.

Darlene said...

Gosh I haven't used this technique in years ... thanks for inspiration! Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
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Cards by Beckie said...

A lovely card. I love this technique. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Christmas Crafts All Year Challenge this time and good luck :)

Wei said...

Wow! Great idea to recycle napkin paper. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x