ID: DT Oct/14 - Napkin Fold - A Smile is the Best card
size: 5"w x 5"h (closed not)

Created: October 3, 2014

I made one of these napkin folds the other day (you can see it HERE) and thought I'd make another one BIG GRIN with more detailed instructions which you find at the end...

The instructions I used are by Carol Hurlock on Splitcoast Stampers Although I made mine using 10"w square  paper

I'm using some of the newest Xmas quote stamps from Quietfire Design


I scored and folded my pink marbled paper as per instructions. Added pieces of the heavily embossed cardstock as accents and the other areas I painted with Distress Acrylic Daubers "Victorian Velvet".

Used Martha Stewart punch around the page punch set "Deco Fan".

Created the center strip wide enough for my ribbon, plus a border to put my adhesive and plus the 2 punched borders out of 110# white cardstock. Wrapped it around my closed card to get where the folds would end up. Adhered my ribbon to the back section of the strip only in the area that would be adhered to the back of the card, leaving the rest of the ribbon loose. Now adhered the strip to the back of the card. I cut 2 pieces of cardstock (rectangle shape) to enclose the loose ribbon and adhered them to the strip.

Stamped the quote on white cardstock using Versafine Black Onyx, clear embossed and die cut with Spellbinders circle die set. Sponged edges with a dirty pink sponge. Adhered to strip and added some white rhinestone stars.

Back (open)

Partially opened


On the inside: Stamped the tree line (Just For Fun "Pine Forest") using Versamark and embossing with white embossing powder. Cut a wavy shape on some post it notes and used them as masks sponging Distress "Tumbled Glass" and "Spun Sugar". Heat set.

Stamped the quote with the black and clear embossed. Trimmed down and adhered to inside of card adding some rhinestone stars.

Note: this quote is an updated version - a little larger too.



Inside detail




Check your punch set instructions to decide what size square you will work with.

I used 10.25" square. I found the mid point (5 1/8"), then folded the sides toward the mid point (3 1/16"). Repeated along the other side. (see dia #1)



Find your center point and mark with a light pencil.

Fold each corner point to the center, aligning your edges, and making sure your folds are square. (sorry, my diagram is a little lopsided...) (see dia #2)


Push the "C" & "D" folds inwards (mountain folds) to create the napkin fold. It will also force the "A" and "B" folds to align with the edges of the pink square on the outside. (see dia #3)


Finally, fold down the points to the edge of the card.


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