Life’s A Picnic


Welcome to my blog my crafty friends!

Today on my blog I have a really quick and fun card.  Recently I was introduced to the Ultimate Glitter Napkin Technique.  Well once you start it is hard to stop you certainly look at napkins in a whole different way.

For my card today I have used Joset Designs Backyard BBQ, Joset Designs Summer Fun Sentiments, ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners and Garden Notes Stitched Fitted Frame It- Square sets.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form 6′ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  Cut True Green Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″. Using 6th largest die from Garden Note Stitched Fitted Frames – Squares lay on cardstock so it will cut a diamond shape die cut.

Step 3  Napkin Technique:   Choose napkin of your choice separate the top printed layer from the other layer / layers (you can discard these).  Cut piece of white cardstock just slightly smaller than green cardstock.  Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the top.  Add napkin by slowly peeling away protective covering from adhesive little at a time lay napkin on adhesive little at a time avoiding wrinkles ( I did get a wrinkle so be careful).  Press napkin side into Versamark ink making sure completely covered.  Sprinkle Glitter Embossing Powder over entire piece heat set with your heat gun.  (YouTube has a video for this technique you can find it here.)

Step 4  Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive around outer edges of all 4 sides on front of napkin piece.  Line up opening of green cardstock over napkin adhere.

Step 5  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 6  Cut Stitched Fishtail Banners 1 small from white or off white cardstock 1 next to smallest from coordinating cardstock.  On smaller white one using black ink stamp Life’s a picnic using stamp from Joset Designs Summer Fun Sentiments.  Adhere together using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Add to card front using dimensional tape.

Step 7  Cut 2 watermelon slices from Joset Designs Backyard Barbeque die set using white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color with Copic markers.  Add to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive and dimensional tape to pop 1 slice.

Hope you have enjoyed this quick tutorial.  Be sure to try this napkin technique it is fun and with all the different napkins out there the sky is the limit.  Wish the picture would show the glitter picture just does not do it justice.  Thank you for stopping by my blog.

If you want to purchase any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies just click on picture below it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies


Cardstock – red, off white

Copic Markers

Black Ink

Glitter Embossing Powder

Dimensional tape

July Designer Challenge




Hello My Crafty Friends Welcome to My Blog!

Once again it is time for the ECD Designer Challenge.  The challenge this month is to use Joset’s Blackboard Alphabet and/or Blackboard Numbers die sets.   The question for the $20.00 giveaway this month is  What Elizabeth Craft Designs die or stamp set would you use the Blackboard Alphabet or Blackboard Numbers die sets.   Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this link to see all the creations our Design Team have created using these dies and to enter for a chance to win.

Here is how my card was created:

Step 1  Create card base 5″ X 7″.

Step 2  Cut patterned paper / cardstock 4-3/4″ X 6-3/4″ .  Using #6 square die of Susan’s new Stitched Frame It Squares die set cut square into the right side of the patterned paper.  Adhere paper to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  (Note: I number the back of my dies starting with smallest being #1)

Step 3  Mask around square opening then stipple inside the square with colors that match your paper.

Step 4  Die cut 2 mugs using Joset’s new Summer Drink die set and clear cardstock . mylar with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Die cut umbrella, orange slices, straw and ice cubes from white Soft Finish Cardstock color with markers.

Step 5  Using Joset’s Blackboard Alphabet and Blackboard Numbers cut twice HAPPY and 60th from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Stack letters and numbers then adhere inside square opening.

Step 6  Using an orange alcohol marker color top mug about 3/4 of way to top.  Add ice cubes and orange slices to back of top mug.  Adhere top mug to bottom mug ( add a bit of  Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of orange slices and ice cubes).   Add umbrella and straw done through the mug top opening.  Adhere mug to left side of card front.  Add half orange slice and pop 1 full orange slice.

I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and it has inspired you.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today just click on picture it will take you directly to their site.  Don’t for get to visit their blog to check out what the other designers have done and to enter for a change to win $20.00 giveaway.


Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Patterned Paper / Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Clear Cardstock / Mylar

Copic Markers – various colors

Stipple Brush