In case you hadn’t realised, three months today will be Christmas Day. But before we get to that we’ve got Thanksgiving right around the corner. In Canada, Thanksgiving is the second Monday in October and often marked by family get-togethers. Today I wanted to give you an idea for a pretty way to gather up the napkins and silverware (cutlery). So I decided to pull out my Daisy Lane Stamp Set which I haven’t used in ages and set to work.
QUICK NAPKIN WRAP
My project actually began when I was playing with the Seasonal Labels Dies. When I get new dies I often experiment or just look at the various pieces to spark some ideas. Then I write down these simple initial thoughts and keep them with the dies so I can refer to them later. When I saw the largest of the label type dies in this set I decided it was so big it could almost wrap something. Today was the day for trying that out.
I started by cutting a 3″ x 8″ strip of wood grain paper from the In Good Taste 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack. Then using my Mini Cut & Emboss Machine I cut out two pieces using the large label die.
Next I placed one of the labels on my Simply Scored Scoring Tool with the straight side of the die-cut piece firmly up against the left edge of the board. Then using the larger end of the scoring stylus I gently scored the DSP at 2-1/2″. I turned the shape around so the other straight edge was against the edge of the board and scored again at 2-1/2″. With that done I repeated the process on the second die-cut piece.
Using just my fingers I folded the DSP along the creases so I could see the ends more clearly. Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) on these 1/2″ tabs I fixed the two die-cut pieces together. Now I could roll up my napkin and slide it between the two pieces.
All that was left was to decorate the wrap and for that I chose the Daisy Lane Stamp Set. This one has been around for a while but is still available. It also has the added attraction of coordinating with two punches which made the next stage really quick and easy.
Using Mango Melody ink I stamped the large daisy image twice onto Basic White Card. Then I punched out the two flowers using the Daisy Punch. Next I stamped two of the smaller daisy image and punched those out using the Medium Daisy Punch.
Before going any further I added a little extra colour to the tips of the petals using Pumpkin Pie ink and a Sponger Dauber. Then I curved the petals by gently pulling them between my thumb and a Bone Folder. Once all four flowers were done I layered them on top of each other using a little liquid glue at the centre of the flowers.
For the sentiment I chose “The best moments in my life happen with you” from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set. This seemed particularly apt for a Thanksgiving table and I stamped it onto Basic White Card using Early Espresso ink. Then to cut out the sentiment I chose the Label Me Fancy Punch.
Now everything was prepared it was time to decorate the silverware wrap. First I attached the left end of the sentiment towards the bottom of the wrap using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then with another Stampin’ Dimensional I added the assembled daisy in the space above. With that my project was complete.
This project really didn’t take long to make and the daisy could easily be colour coordinated to match the rest of your table decor. What do you think?
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Seasonal Labels Dies with the coordinating Christmas Season Stamp Set (not used today). Buying the two items together using a single “bundle” item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore that option.
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