This month the Crafty Secrets design team has been challenged to put together a short tutorial or step by step how-to. Lucky for you, today's the day we all share our projects!
I was inspired by all of the different aprons worn in the images of the ladies on the Domestic Goddess Creative Cuts sheet. And since aprons are quite "in", I thought I'd make a wee little apron card for a friend!
I started by creating a template out of scrap paper. Once I had the shape the way I liked, I traced the template on the backside of a piece of folded cardstock. I traced the template on what would be the backside of the card in case I missed cutting off the pencil line, it would be on the backside and would probably go unnoticed.
I used a nice sharp pair of scissors to cut out the traced design. I like these Cutter Bee scissors. They have a really sharp blade, and the point really allows nice, clean snips in tight spaces. The paper I chose is from K&Company. It's double-sided, so it was easy to choose coordinating papers for this project. The green dots is the backside of the apples!
Once my pieces were cut out, I used a sponge applicator to ink the edges of the shapes. Then I used my vintage Singer tracing wheel to add some faux stitches to the edges of my apron and pocket piece.
I used small glue dots to adhere the pocket to the front of the apron. By putting a little curve in the pocket before adhering it to the apron, I was able to get a bit of dimension between the two pieces. This would be a good spot for a note, or some small utensils, or a to-do list!
I found some GREAT buttons in my stash that have slits, rather than holes. I chose to use them on this project, and threaded them with some beautiful green silk ribbon. The buttons are then adhered to the apron with glue dots.
For the inside of the apron card, I chose to use this sassy image of a gal holding a hot out of the oven roast, also from the Domestic Goddess Creative Scraps sheet.
Now, if you would like to make your own version of this card, I've created a template for you! Have fun with it! Be sure to come back here and provide a link to your finished card! I'd love to see your creations! Have FUN!
You will want to check out the other projects being shared today by my fellow design team members.