Have you ever wanted to take your stamping beyond paper?  How about holiday cloth napkins? I just knew this would make a great video to share with you today.

I was gathering up all my supplies and prepping for the video. THEN this morning on Facebook, I see this memory pop up.  

Oh Geez!  Guess a year ago today I had the exact same idea!   LOL

Well, rather than redoing the video, I thought I would just share the video from last year but share a new napkin I created.

I used the Frosted Medallions stamp set to create this napkin and guys, you won’t believe how fast and easy they are to make.  I gotta warn you though…. once you make them, you’ll be addicted!

I do have some tips for you at the end of the this blog post.  I learned valuable lesson that I want to share with you (and how not to make your image look yellow like mine did).

Let me share today’s video with you…

 

Any Classic Ink Pad will work!  In minutes you will have these napkins made!

You can use this technique on tee shirts, holiday aprons, tea towels, anything really!  Any of these things would make a great hostess gift.  It’s so personal and special.

  • Avery Iron-On Tee Shirt Transfers are available at office supply stores or discount stores in the same area you would find printing labels.
  • Machine wash and tumble dry
  • Customize to say anything you want to make it even more personal
  • Wrap up a set of four napkins with Designer Series Paper and your gift is presented beautifully

Tips to remember:

  • You can use any computer software to print text but remember YOU HAVE TO MIRROR or REVERSE THE IMAGE!
  • Iron all the wrinkles out of the fabric and the pillow case that you’re working on.
  • Drain all the water from your iron because you don’t want any steam.
  • Pre-heat your iron to the highest setting possible.
  • Place a board or something hard underneath your pillowcase when you iron it.  I melted the varnish off my dining room table many years ago doing this technique so protect your work surface!
  • Move the iron constantly so you don’t scorch the fabric.
  • And the reason my image turned out yellow, don’t follow-up by flipping the napkin over and ironing with the HIGH HEAT.  Opps.  Make sure to allow the iron to cool before ironing the napkin and pay attention to not over iron the image.  Oh, and don’t every iron DIRECTLY on the transfer – iron the back.

I hope that you will give these a try.  I love making these every year and everyone who receives them just loves them.  Who doesn’t love personalized Christmas napkins?  I have to redo this one but I think I will play around with the design a little more. 

Yesterday I was a stamping fool.  I had a lot of thank you cards to make and mail out to the members of my Stampin’ Up team.  I love creating cards to mail out to them.  I had the Christmas music playing, a BIG cup of coffee next to me, and stamped and stamped and stamped.

Ran to the post office this morning and I am happy to say that for the first time in AGES I am actually sending my cards out on time.  WAHOO!  

I am going to bury myself back in my stamp room so that I can create some quick and easy stocking stuffer ideas for you guys for the next week or so.  I am sure everyone has their Christmas cards done or at the least, designed, but as Christmas approaches, you might want to switch gears from cards to little gifts for your co-workers or stocking stuffers.  Be sure to join me tomorrow!

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