Sunday, July 31, 2011

I love Fairies!!

I made something to share with you today that I found just a few days ago.  It's called a Napkin Fold Card.  If you've never made one, I encourage you to give it a try.  It's so much fun and very rewarding!  I used a full 12" x 12" card stock sheet, plus additional patterned papers in 3 different designs to create it. 
This is the face of the card: 

In this shot, I've untied the ribbon and let the card start to open:

Here you can see the card is starting to open even further,
and  you begin to get a hint of what's inside:

Now the card is completely opened up and you can see the beautiful Fairy inside and that there is ample room for handwritten sentiment.  I used a MS glitter pen to highlight her wings. 

 This is the back of the completed 6" x 6" card.

The papers I used were from Graphic 45 and named "Once Upon a Springtime Collection, Butterfly Kisses" and "Once Upon a Springtime Frames" and from My Mind's Eye, 29th Street Market "Peaceful Treasures, Precious/Jade.  I'm sorry, but I don't remember the name of the card stock I used for the basic shape of the card itself.  I used a Fiskars Diamond border punch on the belly band that goes around the card to close it.

I used the instructions from Split Coast Stampers.  Please take a look at these beautiful examples of other Napkin Fold cards from other blogs:  SCS Gallery, Marianne's Papeirverden (page down), and another at Marianne's Papeirverden.  As you can see, they can be simple or quite elaborate!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I hope you enjoyed your visit and that you have a Blessed Sunday!
Big Hugs,



  1. Super neat card!! Saw it on MIM.

  2. Hello Marilou. Looks wonderful and I loved how you showed it opening in stages
    .Now I see how it is made I will " have a go"
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

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  3. Wow, this is a stunner! I love the green hues and the contrast in the papers and that image is beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing it at Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  4. Wow! What a great card! These are a lot of work, I know... Also very expensive to make... I’d love to get this!! I saw you on Make It Monday!
    Karen C

  5. I love this fold and would definitely love to have a go.Gorgeous colour,thanks for the link.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  6. I love fairies too and this is such a clever card. I shall be looking at the instructions later. It looks complicated but you have done a lovely job on it. I saw you on Make it Mondays. Kate x


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