Dec 09 2009
Hi, welcome back to day three of the Christmas Poinsettia table decor ensemble I’m featuring this week and into the early part of next week. Today I have napkin holders to show you that I’ve designed to coordinate in this series for my Christmas formal dining room table. I’ve used Luxe Labels AS 0703, which you’ve seen before on this design. I’ve incorporated this stencil into a table centerpiece that I’ll be posting in a few days. The Luxe Labels AS703 is one of my favorite stencils. It very versatile and can be used in so many different designs. I’ve provided a tutorial further down in the post for the napkin holders. They are quick and easy to make with the Holly Border and Garden Holiday taspestry stamps. So, for those of you who have already purchased this stencil from me, pull out your craft knives and let’s get stamping!! If you don’t have these stamps, you’ll find them in my store, they’re fast, fun, adorable and easy to use. They come on a peg as shown here!
Butterflies are so adorable, I couldn’t help but place a few on the design. I used the Fancy Crafts Twin Punch to punch out several little butterflies to attach to the design. I never tire of incorporating little insects into my work, I just love them and feel they add a sweet little touch to a design!
I’ve stamped the back of the holders as well and applied glitter. I’ve used Christmas Red embossing paper on the ring to match the ruby silk ribbon.
To make the decorations at the top of the holders, I purchased berries and glittered them with sugar glitter. The gold leaves were purchased as well and were cut to fit into the design. I bought the oval ornaments at Michael’s. I couldn’t pass them up when I saw the jewel tones as they match so well with the theme I’m using in the designs. They are beautiful laying nestled in the berries!
I’ve used Joy! Craft Yellow Pearls for the poinsettia centers as well as on the embossed scrolls.
I rolled linen napkins and placed them inside the napkin holders. As you can see, they’re easily removed. I’ll collect the holders before we eat so they don’t get soiled with Christmas dinner. A strip of Mustard embossing paper was used to match the gold silk ribbon.
I love May Arts silk ribbon for decorating. I used the largest set of legs on the Bow Easy for the bows. They’re approximately 3″-to- 3 1/2,” a perfect match for the ornaments. I left the strands about 8″ in length to drape down onto the plates.
The Adirondack inks were perfect for this project. I used Bottle, Pesto, and Cranberry for the stamping.
The stamped holders are so pretty with the glitter, everything sparkles on the dining room table with the lights turned on. Christmas Green embossing paper was used on the holder to coordinate with the silk ribbon.
The red poinsettias compliment the blue ribbons, everything is so festive! The sapphire is deep and rich in elegant color.
Iris Blue embossing paper was used to coordinate with the gorgeous sapphire silk ribbon. You can see the silk ribbon glistening in this picture.
Napkin Holder Tutorial:
Place your stencil on Carnation White embossing paper and run through your die cutting machine to emboss. Place your stencil on top of the embossed lines and lightly trace lines as shown above. Using a craft knife, cut on the traced lines. (There is no need to cut your embossing paper this large, this was a scrap of paper that I didn’t cut down before embossing.)
Cut a strip of Carnation White embossing paper 1 1/2″ x 6,” cut a second strip of Carnation White embossing paper 3/4″ x 6.” Cut a strip of Christmas Red embossing paper 1″ x 6″.
Stamp the 3/4″ strip of Carnation White embossing paper as shown above. Use a Quickie Glue Pen to apply Martha Stewart Garnet, Malachite, and Yellow Gold glitters to the stamped images. Adhere the three strips together as shown above and adhere butterflies with Zip Dry Adhesive. Attach Joy! Craft Yellow Pearls to the poinsettia centers and embossed scrolls. Draw gold lines along the edges of the three strips of embossing paper using a Krylon 18Kt. Gold pen.
To make the ring for the napkin holder I wrapped it around a Martha Stewart glitter bottle to form a perfect round shape. Using Zip Dry Adhesive, I adhered the ends together. I had to hold them for a few minutes until the glue dried. I adhered the top of the napkin holder to the top of the floral stems and I attached the napkin ring to the bottom of the floral stems and held them in place until the Zip Dry Adhesive was dry. Adhere a bow using Zip Dry Adhesive.
Fold napkin and insert into napkin holder.
A close up of the silk bow, berries, gold leaves and ornament (isn’t that ornament gorgeous!). I made double looped bows on all the projects in this series of designs.
Please come back to see how I’ve created two table centerpieces using both the Open Passe Partouts EH 1822 and Luxe Labels AS 0703 stencils for my dining room table. They will be placed on each end of the dining table.
A Touch of Grace: Stencils: EH 1822; AS 0703; Embossing Paper: Carnation White, Iris Blue, Mustard, Christmas Red, Christmas Green; Stamps: Holly Border, Holiday Garden; Ink: Encore Ultimate Metallic Gold; Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive, Quickie Glue Pen, Scotch Removable Tape; Accessories: Christmas Fairies; Joy! Craft 2mm Foam Pads, Joy! Craft Pearls Yellow, Joy! Craft Pearl Pale Yellow, Craft Knife, Craft Knife Refills, Mini Daubers, Pearl Ex Brilliant Gold, Mini Butterfly Punch, Krylon 18Kt. Gold Pen, Stylus, Perga Soft, Starform Gold Stickers (1021)
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Bow Easy, May Arts Ribbon: 1.25: SK33 Gold, SK15 Emerald, SK25 Ruby, SK03 Sapphire; 1/4″; SK33 Gold, SK15 Emerald, SK25 Ruby, SK03 Sapphire; 5/8″ GH09 Gold Edge Ivory; 1/4″ GC30 Gold WIre Metallic Ribbon, Fiskars Scissors
Bonnie’s Best: Genesis Paper Trimmer
Stamps: Holly Borders, Holiday Garden; Deluxe Round Monogram Kit; Deluxe Square Monogram Kit
Paper: Embossing Paper: Carnation White, Christmas Red, Christmas Green, Iris Blue, Mustard; SU: Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla Textured
Ink: Encore Ultimate Metallic Gold; Adirondack: Pesto, Cranberry, Bottle
Accessories: MS Glitter (Garnet, Malachite, Yellow Gold), AG (Mustard); Joy! Craft Pearls (Yellow, Light Yellow); Joy! Craft 2mm Foam Pads, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Computer, Craft Knife, Scor It, Scor It Mini Metric, Mini Daubers, Pearl Ex Brilliant Gold, Mini Butterfly Punch; Christmas Fairies, Genesis Paper Trimmer, Zip Dry Adhesive, Quickie Glue Pen, Tim Holtz Clear Grid Ruler, May Arts Ribbons, Ornament Placecard Holders, Graph Paper, Stylus, Light Box, PergaSoft, Starform Gold Stickers (1021), Oval Ornaments (Michael’s), Red Berries and Gold Swirls (Silk Warehouse), Fiskars Scissors, Scotch Removable Tape, Stencils (AS 0703, EH1822), Wizard, Nestibilities Large and Small Squares; Large and Small Octagons, Krylon 18Kt. Gold Pen, Bow Easy,
Thank you so much for visiting, I truly appreciate you taking time to stop by.
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!
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