Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Apron Gift Card Holder

The Reveal
Hello PMB friends, this is Michelle here today with a gift card holder or just a cute apron shaped card if you don't have a gift card.  I thought the feminine patterns and pastel colors of this month's Portobello Road kit translated well into a cute ruffly apron card. The pocket in front is popped up along the curved edge only, so little items can be placed inside to match any theme or occasion. Since I didn't have a gift card at the moment, I placed some paper utensils in the pocket. I made a thank you card, but I was thinking this would have made a good Mother's Day card. You can also change out the papers and make a more masculine BBQ themed card.
Apron card/gift card holder

The Inspiration
I was at The Home Depot with my DH, mostly bored until I saw their gift card holder, which was a stitched fabric apron with a gift card in the pocket. I immediately thought I could create a more feminine version using all the lovely Pink Paislee papers from this month's kit

The Details
I was going to paper piece an apron, but then I thought to check out the Silhouette store. They actually had an apron card and utensil set, which you can see here. I cut the card base on Kraft cardstock using my Cameo. It is a top opening card as you can see in the picture below. I then cut the image in half on my computer so it would just cut one apron instead of the entire folding card. The petite packs are a perfect size for the card front. 

I wanted some big, fluffy ruffles so I punched out some circles, folded them in half and pressed each corner towards the center. I ended up with triangular pieces which I glued on as the ruffle. 

Here is a close up view so you can see what I'm talking about. It came together relatively quickly and easily, and if I may add, super cute!

So keep your eyes open, even in the most unlikely places since you never know when inspiration will strike. I hope you are utilizing your kit to its full potential. Thanks so much for stoppin' by! 

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  1. Oh my this is adorable! So, so cute!! Great way to take an inspiration piece and turn it into something awesome!

  2. Ohhhhhhh this is just ADORABLE!! I loveeeeeeeee the design and love love love the way you used circles for the apron trim and LOVING the cooking utensils!!!! FABULOUS card!!!

  3. I just love this card! I immediately purchased the die from Silhouette and can't wait to make an apron from every kit! And those circles-to-ruffles -- ingenious!!! Fantastic card...thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful - the way you made the ruffles is amazing!

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