I’m Amanda, and I put the AMANDA in A MANDAtory Activity (and I like a good bad pun).
As part of my gift and craft making for friends and family, I fell in love with making candles and soap. Now, I want to share them with you. A Mandatory Activity sells artisan candles and bath products handcrafted, by me, in Maryland. My candles are hand-poured using 100% soy wax. Take a look around and find something to love.
Valentine's Day Napkin Fold and Placecards Do you love love? Why not add a little extra love into your place settings for Valentine's Day? This year, we are having a small gathering of friends over for Valentine's Day dinner, so I wanted to make a special table preparation with a fun and simple napkin fold and […]
Valentine's Day Napkin Fold and Placecards
Do you love love? Why not add a little extra love into your place settings for Valentine's Day? This year, we are having a small gathering of friends over for Valentine's Day dinner, so I wanted to make a special table preparation with a fun and simple napkin fold and placecard.
The placecard design is a manipulated Lori Whitlock box card design, purchased from her website here: https://shop.loriwhitlock.com/box-card-valentine-truck-back-end/ You can see when you open the link, the original card design has an XOXO on the back of the truck, and I removed that and made space instead for the names of our guest. Finally, the design gets miniaturized, assembled, and multiplied!
Construction on these guys wasn't too bad. The first one took the longest, somewhere around 10 minutes, but the remaining 5 I did much faster and I think I was finished with those in about 30 mins total. Video tutorial for adjusting the box card into a placecard, and for assembly is available here:
Finally, I wanted to do a fun napkin fold for the table. In my opinion, napkin folding is an under-utilized entertainment art form. 🙂 Guests tend to be really impressed, and it typically doesn't take that much time. I did a really simple heart napkin fold, which comes together in just under a minute (although the video tutorial is a little longer than that because I stopped to explain, etc.). It's a quick watch, and I mostly managed to keep my head out of the way while filming 🙂
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Cricut machine (if you are new to Cricut, you will want the bundle so you get all the tools and mats and goodies!) Cricut paper: The red paper and the black wheel paper are both Cricut cardstock, available here. The silver paper for the bumper and tail lights is Cricut pearl paper, available here.
The red sparkle paper used for the license plate holder is Cricut shimmer paper, available here.
The Cricut black pen 0.4mm was used to write the names on the placecards. Pick up stick for tiny paper pieces. My favorite glue used for almost all of my projects. Cats Eye chalk ink. Red bling used for tail lights / Clear bling used for rear view mirrors.
I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Thanks for joining me today, and until I see you again, do what makes you happy.