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Caardvarks :: Creative Cuts & More

Hey ya'll! I'm back to share my final project as a member of the Caardvarks Crew. I've been on the team for a year now and enjoyed every bit of it! The team is amazing and the challenges are so much fun! The current challenge is sponsored by Creative Cuts & More. I used an A7 Apron Pocket card to make this simple holiday gift of sharing a recipe. It's the simple things, right?!

On the pocket, I covered it with felt by measuring and adhere with Helmar glue. Then, I added some vintage trim and twill tape. On a label die cut, I stamped polka dotted background, inked the edges and layered it with Spellbinders scalloped circle and standard circle. To get the sentiment to say "Holiday Cookies," I combined two sentiments. On the "Holiday" sentiment, I only inked the "holiday" portion and left the rest uninked from that set! Tricky, but I had the sentiment I wanted in mind, just had to make it work!

Now, don't laugh at my crooked trimming! I don't know how that happened! Anyway, I copied a recipe into Photoshop CS 5, then printed it on the 3.5 x 4.5 cream cardstock and matted it on red cardstock. On the back, is the same template featuring the remaining directions for the cookie recipe! By the way, I'm keeping this pocket card for myself because this is one of the cookie recipes that was recommended to me by MANY blog readers here. Thanks to those readers who suggested it!

  1. Adhere patterned paper (right side up) over apron top, then trim around the border. Punch holes with crop-a-dile by flipping apron over, you can still see original holes.
  2. Assemble pocket, then trim felt and adhere to pocket front.
  3. Adhere vintage trim and twill tape with button.
  4. Stamp polka dot pattern on label die cut, then ink the edges.
  5. Die cut circle and scalloped circle from cardstock.
  6. On circle die cut, stamp border, then apron, then sentiment. Adhere to scalloped die cut, then pop off of label die cut.
  7. Adhere label die cut to pocket front with foam adhesive.
  8. Add twill tape to apron top for neck loop!
  9. For inside, trim red cardstock to about 3.75 x 4.75, then trim cream cardstock to 3.5 x 4.5 and print recipe, then mat on red cardstock on front and back.

Stamps :: Papertrey Ink - just for you, 2008 holiday tag collection; Hero Arts - polka dot background
Ink :: Close to My Heart - cranberry, bamboo; Stampin' Up! - chocolate chip; Ranger - antique linen, vintage photo
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - vintage cream, pure poppy
Patterned Paper :: Kaisercraft - tis the season collection
Embellishments :: Craft Supply - twill tape; Hero Arts - woven lace trim; Papertrey Ink - pure poppy button, linen felt
Tools :: Spellbinders - S4-114 standard circles lg, S4-124 classic scalloped circles lg, GC-001 grand calibur; We R Memory Keepers - crop-a-dile

If you're looking for more projects, please check out my earlier post here.

If it's before 1:00 pm EST and you haven't entered, don't forget about my blog giveaway too!

Have a great weekend! Thanks for your visit!


Susie said...

Adorable apron card. I just won a prize from Creative Cuts and can hardly wait to use the stuff I won. I'm printing off the cookie recipe - lots yummy.

Keva said...

How cute is that? I love it...so perfect for the recipe cards.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So gorgeous!!!!

Tami McBeain said...

Oh what a fun project! And those chocolate chip cookies sound yummy!

Helen F. said...

This is such a 'sweet treat'. I love this gift idea and plan to try the yummy cookie recipe too :o)

Kathleen said...

EEEEK! SO, so love this too! DOING it!!!

Paulina said...

Oh my word, I don't think I could love this card any more. The colors are delicious and I love the ribbon you used!

That recipe look super good; I think I'm going to have to try it!

Michele Gross said...

So wonderful! I haven't made an apron in so long and with cookie exchanges coming up in the near future, this is a great reminder of fun ways to share those recipes!! Just love all the textures you added, really scrumptious!! :)

claudia shadler said...

hee, this is adorable Ash! luv it! Luv the insert and the apron!

C :)

Anonymous said...

Really cute! And I have to laugh @ the crooked cut... that happens to me all the time, & I thought my paper cutter was messing with me!! Glad it sometimes happens to the experts, too! ;)

Rose said...

This is such a darling way to present a recipe. I'm gonna have to case this! Love it :)

Christie Bryant said...

This is fabulous! What a neat idea! I'm loving your blog - getting lost in all of your amazing projects!

Anonymous said...

This is sooo incredibly cute!

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