Global Design Project - Floral Theme Challenge #243 - Napkin Fold Birthday Card

Tuesday 2 June 2020 Bridgwater, UK

Have you ever seen a napkin fold card before? They've been around for many years but I've only recently started making cards in this style. They are such fun and a real labour of love.

I am entering this project in the Global Design Project challenge #243. This weeks theme is floral!

To see more papercraft projects with a floral theme click here . Better still, you can enter yourself! The deadline for entries is Saturday 6th June.

There are lots of tutorials on the internet on how to make napkin fold cards. Honestly, they are much easier to make than they look! Why not have a go and use up some of your patterned paper stash! 

I am considering making a YouTube video on how to make one using new patterned paper from the forthcoming Annual Catalogue. You can subscribe to my channel by clicking on the YouTube social media icon in the sidebar on the left hand side of my blog.

The patterned paper I've used to decorate this card is called the Parisian Blossoms Designer Series Paper, unfortunately as the sales period for the Mini Catalogue has come to an end, it has sold out and I can absolutely see why. 

The combination of the colours Pool Party and Petal Pink in the patterned paper is just so lovely. So I used the same colour cardstock to layer the decoration in the centre of the card. 

For the centre piece I used the Layering Oval Dies, adding flowers from the Forever Blossoms stamp set behind it. 

For the sentiment I stamped 'Happy' using the Well Said stamp set and added a die cut of the word 'Birthday' using the Well Written Dies. I actually lost the dot for the 'i' in birthday, so I just used a Champagne Rhinestone instead.... genius! (if I can say so myself?)

I added Champagne Rhinestones into the centre of Petal Pink Adhesive Backed Sequins, then placed the sequins in all four corners. 

I wrapped Petal Pink Organdy ribbon around the belly band, layering on top of the Pool Party patterned paper. 

I die cut circles with the Layering Circle Dies and then used the Forever Blossoms and Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set to decorate it, adding some more sequins adorned with rhinestones to finish the look.

The finished card size is 6" by 6" and doesn't fit any standard envelope due to the depth of the card. So I dug out my trusty old Envelope Punch board and made a custom coordinating envelope. Perfect!

I placed a piece of paper in the centre of the envelope front and held it in place with some low tack tape (a sticky note would also suffice). 

I inked my Forever Blossoms stamp with memento ink and stamped it over the two corners to get the effect you can see below. Like the flowers featured in the centre of the card and on the belly band, I lightly coloured the flowers and leaves with Pool Party and Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends.

I then removed the piece of paper and drew a line around the space using a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and a ruler. A hand drawn line would also look great but I wasn't brave enough to do this.

The napkin fold card was entered into the Pinkies bingo challenge I've mentioned in recent posts into the categories Fancy Fold and Floral or Fauna. The envelope was also entered into Floral or Fauna and the Decorated Envelope category. 

I hope you liked my napkin fold card and custom envelope that I've entered into the Global Design Project! I would love to hear from you,  leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by!

Also don't forget to check out the gallery of cards featured in this weeks Global Design Project!

Forever Blossom Stamp Set & Cherry Blossom Die Bundle

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Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon

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Well Written Dies

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Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set

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