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Greywolf 12-14-2012 05:00 PM

DEC12VSNE ~ Friday, December 14 ~ 9 P.M. EST ~ Snuggle up in Something Soft
 
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Title: Snuggle up In Something Soft
Hostess: Val (greywolf)
Keyword: DEC12VSNE
Day/Date: Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
Time: 9:00pm EST


What is more comfy and cozy than snuggling up in something soft and warm like a blanket, afghan, throw or fuzzy robe.

My challenge to you is to make a card into something soft by using a paper napkin to create faux felt a/k/a faux suede. Find out how in the tutorial here. I don't have a lot of success with plastic wrap. But omitting the cardstock and cling wrap, and ironing the napkin onto the shiny side of freezer wrap (not wax paper) works quite well. You still need the pressing papers to protect your ironing board and iron. The most important step is separating the top layer of the napkin and discarding the two white layers. You can cut out a piece of the napkin or iron the whole napkin onto freezer paper, then cut out the area(s) you want to use on your card(s).

I have also used the sticky side of a 3.5" x 4" shipping label to stabilize the napkin, then glued the non-sticky side to my card. This is a little tricky as you have to be very careful to lay the napkin on the sticky side of the label so it is smooth without tearing it. But is does work for small pieces.

I found a fantastic vintage napkin and got enough pieces to attach to 8 cards! I'm attaching two samples from that napkin as well as one sample using a Christmas napkin.

Option 2. No paper napkin, cling wrap, or freezer paper? Okay, you can use actual felt or fabric instead.

Option 3. As a last-resort option, you could make a card using faux suede as described in Post No. 1 of the TLC241 thread here .

VIEW THE GALLERY FOR THIS CHALLENGE HERE.

UPLOADING INSTRUCTIONS:

1. ALL VSN CREATIONS MUST BE UPLOADED BY 10:00 PM EST ON Monday December 17th .
2. You have 45 minutes to complete the challenge.
3. We have a special gallery for the Comfy and Cozy VSN. When you click on Member Galleries to access the drop-down list, either scroll to the very bottom of the list (or just hit the End key which will take you straight there), and upload to that gallery.
4. Please remember to put in the correct keyword DEC12VSNE when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.

It is also highly recommended that you post a link to your creation in this chat thread to be sure your layout is seen. Thanks so much for playing along!!

LuvLee 12-14-2012 05:09 PM

Ohhh snuggly softness! I really do hope to try this technique when I get back home!

http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/offtobed.gif

Greywolf 12-14-2012 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by LuvLee (Post 19885647)
Ohhh snuggly softness! I really do hope to try this technique when I get back home!

http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/offtobed.gif

I hope you do try it, Lee. The card has such a nice feel to it with the napkin adhered. It doesn't feel like napkin anymore, but it doesn't feel like paper either.

LuvLee 12-14-2012 05:17 PM

I think it sounds awesome! Did you notice certain types of napkins work better?

UnderstandBlue 12-14-2012 05:18 PM

Well you KNOW this is one of my faves! Excuse to buy holiday napkins tomorrow! LOL

Greywolf 12-14-2012 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by LuvLee (Post 19885661)
I think it sounds awesome! Did you notice certain types of napkins work better?

Hmmm, not really, but maybe not the super-cheap ones that are only two layers or have texture/bumps on them. They tear more easily and don't have that nice feel when finished. I never use my napkin when I go to a friend's house for a meal. I put it in my purse and get a paper towel. I have tons of pretty paper napkins!

Also, sometimes, I use a sealer coat over the card when finished just for a little extra security.

Greywolf 12-14-2012 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by UnderstandBlue (Post 19885665)
Well you KNOW this is one of my faves! Excuse to buy holiday napkins tomorrow! LOL

When you start looking at napkins as a card-making supply, you'll start noticing just how many beautiful napkins there are out there. Just something else to collect - Ha!

newstampinaddict 12-14-2012 05:25 PM

Ok Val, I hate to admit it, but I have no idea where my iron is :shock:. However, just for you I'm going to go downstairs and try to find it :-D

LuvLee 12-14-2012 05:25 PM

Ok...so I need to look for some sturdy, pretty, holiday napkins....I can do that! Does Wally and Target have them or somewhere else?

LuvLee 12-14-2012 05:26 PM

OH Alison....I know where my iron is! LOL Of course I haven't used it in forever..but I do know where it is! :p

tessaduck 12-14-2012 05:27 PM

I had a hard time finding any interesting napkins in my small town. First I stamped on fabric (aida) and then found some fun napkins at the dollar store.

DEC12vsnE heaven and nature by tessaduck - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
dollar store napkin by tessaduck - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

newstampinaddict 12-14-2012 05:30 PM

Lee, I think I have napkins from last year. Do you have an iron at the apartment? I can bring napkins...

LuvLee 12-14-2012 05:34 PM

I think there is an iron here...do we need anything else?

Greywolf 12-14-2012 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by newstampinaddict (Post 19885684)
Ok Val, I hate to admit it, but I have no idea where my iron is :shock:. However, just for you I'm going to go downstairs and try to find it :-D

Ha ha! I always have my iron setting out - for crafts or sewing. (I rarely use my iron on my clothes.) You don't have to count that search time in your 45 minutes. :D

Greywolf 12-14-2012 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by LuvLee (Post 19885685)
Ok...so I need to look for some sturdy, pretty, holiday napkins....I can do that! Does Wally and Target have them or somewhere else?

Anywhere that sells napkins, cocktail napkins, dinner napkins. Just not the super cheap flimsy ones. Wally, Target, drug stores, party stores ... your neighbors ...

Greywolf 12-14-2012 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by LuvLee (Post 19885711)
I think there is an iron here...do we need anything else?

Freezer paper or cling wrap (which doesn't work for me), or something sticky like an Avery shipping label. If you use the shipping label, you don't even need an iron!

JBgreendawn 12-14-2012 06:21 PM

I want to try this so bad, but first I have to have time to shop of something pretty napkin wise. ( mine are plain white ones from costco) so I chose option number two with fabric.

DEC12VSNE Yo-Yo tree tag by JBgreendawn - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

theelopers 12-14-2012 06:40 PM

Here's my Snuggly Christmas card.

bfarley 12-14-2012 06:43 PM

Great technique. This is the first time that I've tried this...it turned out beautifully. I'll be posting all of mine in morning.

pattyb 12-14-2012 06:44 PM

Here's mine, there's a sorry behind this napkin but it's both sad and silly so I won't share it now VSN Felted Napkin

bfarley 12-14-2012 06:59 PM

Is this the last one for the night? I'm getting kinda hungry.

KelliJo 12-14-2012 07:10 PM

Here is mine but I avoided the napkin thing! ;)

Flip Card with Fabric~KelliJo by KelliJo - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

KelliJo 12-14-2012 07:11 PM

Val this uses a Sizzix Flip it die!!! SUPER COOL!!!! Jeanne sold me on them! :roll: :mrgreen:

Jeanne S 12-14-2012 07:13 PM

Here's mine:

DEC12VSNE Joy by Jeanne S - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

JBgreendawn 12-14-2012 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by bfarley (Post 19885937)
Is this the last one for the night? I'm getting kinda hungry.

yes Ma'am you have time to eat now :) but, it starts again tomorrow

KelliJo 12-14-2012 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by JBgreendawn (Post 19886020)
yes Ma'am you have time to eat now :) but, it starts again tomorrow

WOO HOOO!!!!! :mrgreen:

Greywolf 12-15-2012 04:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeanne S (Post 19885986)

Cool card! I assume the tree is felt...?

flaxychick 12-15-2012 05:15 AM

Here's mine....
DEC12VSNE by flaxychick - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

I used faux suede for the tree leaves.

stampingwriter 12-15-2012 05:58 AM

I have a whole roll of freezer paper from the last time I tried this technique, so I was totally ready to do this. I also had a super cute napkin to use, and I'm pretty happy with how it came out. It's here .

muzbysmom 12-15-2012 11:11 AM

I made my card with a felt die cut.

LL's DEC12VSNE Lacy & Lovely Felt by muzbysmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

stamp_momma 12-15-2012 01:06 PM

O Holy Night!

Thanks for a fun challenge, Val!

tessaduck 12-15-2012 01:20 PM

More napkin from the dollar store:

WT405 napkin Christmas by tessaduck - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


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