greeting cards

Napkin-fold card

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I love to try new crafty things. Whether it’s following through on an idea that just popped into my head or being inspired by someone else’s creation, stretching myself artistically or experimenting with a new technique, successful or not so much, it’s all good fun 🙂

Nearly all of the cards I make are standard single-fold cards — I normally spend more time thinking about the decoration rather than the structure. Along with the tunnel card I made for my other half recently, I’ve made more shaker cards than I thought I had, one magic slider card and one easel card, and that’s it.

CR00393 nowrap

Inspired by Emma’s napkin-fold card, I followed along with the video and made this card. And quickly remembered long-ago experiences with origami where, no matter how carefully I made the folds, nothing ever quite perfectly lined up. Luckily the band around the middle successfully hides the tiny gap 🙂

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It’s an interesting card design; I think I’d like to try decorating one with stamping and colouring rather than glueing down so many triangles: I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to making sure corners are stuck down properly and, well, triangles are fiddly!

CR00393 detail


  • stamps:
    Justrite – extra grand sentiments
  • dies:
    Creative Dies – scalloped ovals
  • inks:
    Delicata – golden glitz
  • paper and card:
    Stampin Up – 12×12 – kraft
    Hunkydory – paper pad – eastern promise
    Paperchase – spectrascope paper
    black card

CR00393 display

5 thoughts on “Napkin-fold card”

  1. Oh I’ve seen these before and have always wanted to try it, but just never seem to get around to it. Like you, most of my cards are the standard one fold, although recently I have made a couple of tri-fold cards. Beautiful card! 🙂

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    1. As long as you are careful doing the scoring, it’s a deceptively simple card to make and the shape is interesting enough that you don’t have to go overboard with the decoration. It is so easy to keep doing the basic cards though…

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