Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Sewing themed apron card

Hello lovely people,

It's time for a new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and our theme this time is...


It's a double sponsor week as well so we have 2 fab prizes on offer

Whimsy Stamps


It was my Mother-in-Law's 65th birthday at the weekend so that needed a really special card and after the success of my previous apron card (this one) I thought I'd do a sewing themed one.

Sewing themed floral birthday card

I used bits and bobs from all over the place to fit the theme and when I couldn't find what I wanted I created my own, like the little button card and thread spools which I cut by hand and stamped.

Sewing themed floral birthday card

I very nearly forgot to add a '65' so had to quickly add the little tab; not so easy to stitch in place with the pocket already stuck down!

Sewing themed floral birthday card

I also made a matching tag to pop on her present :-)

Tag to match sewing themed floral birthday card

Card recipe;
DP: Petal fresh - NitWit collection for LOTV
Dies: Heart flower swirl - Magnolia Doohickey
Pins: Teardrop ivory pearlised pins - The Ribbon Girl
Charm: Scissors charm - The Ribbon Girl
Ribbon / buttons: from stash

I hope you will pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and check out the fabulously creative projects from the rest of the team and there are some great tips on creating the perfect bow :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
1.  ABC Challenge (F is for festive - any holiday or birthday)
2.  Fussy and Fancy (ribbons and lace)


  1. What a stunner Kat - amazing detailing - especially love the cute 'button card'
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
    Debs xx

  2. This is just so beautiful Kat,
    A wonderful creation..
    Hugs Kelly

  3. Oh wow Kat, this is amazing! So much detail, it looks like the contents of my work box. Bet she was over the moon to receive this, I know I would be. Brilliant hunny. Hugs xx

  4. Wow this is fabulous, love the apron idea and all the vintage elements are perfect, well done

  5. This is stunning Kat. Your design is wonderful, I love the papers and such gorgeous attention to detail.
    I bet your Mother-in-Law was thrilled to receive such a special card.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. Love this! Such a brilliant design, and looooove the colours! x

  7. Hi Kat
    This is stunning... Love all your added bits andpieces.... Stunning card...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  9. I love this vintage apron card and all it's sewing themed elements Kat and I'm sure your MIL did too, it's fabulous.

  10. Oh Kat...this is stunning and so much love in there. Your attention to detail goes without saying. I bet your Mother -in-Law loved it and will treasure it.

  11. What a super design Kat and I love the papers and colours..fabulous card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  12. What a show stopper!! Such beautiful detail Kat xx

  13. What a brilliant idea - I bet it was well received!!!
    Hugz Tinz

  14. Kat this is totally fabulous hunny!
    so much detail and so much to look at with it you did an awesome job! LOVE it!
    hugs me xx

  15. Fabulous card. Thanks so much for joining our F is for festive challenge at ABC. Great idea for a card!!! Cheers Carol DT :)

  16. Kat, this is crazy great designing! I love all your little "handmade" details. The button card is especially darling! Love, love, love this! Thanks for all your visits and kind words, they are much appreciated. Brenda :)

  17. O M G...this is absolutely stunning! The paper, the flowers, the ribbon....every single detail of it, I loooove it! I am sure your mother in law loved it too. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! Hugs, Ivonne

  18. It's lovely Kat, I love making these too. They're such fun to decorate.

  19. so gorgeous !
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  20. Lovely! Thank you for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

  21. Wow Kat..... this is a real stunner!!! I love all the little embellies - especially the ones you created yourself... definitely a jaw-hit-floor card and I'm sure your MIL will adore it!

    Christine x

  22. This is brilliant Kat - you certainly have created a beauty here - I'm sure your MIL was delighted with this hugs Judith x

  23. Gorgeous creation. Pretty papers, great shape, lovely embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.


  24. Ooh wow, wow, wow - this is absolutely stunning! I love how creative you've been with the different sewing elements. Everything looks so perfect and beautiful!

  25. Ooh I LOVE this Kat. Gorgeous design, loving these apron shaped cards. Might have to CASE this for a 'chef' friends birthday later in the year. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Wends x

  26. LOVE this....do you have a template for the apron....I have an apron for me and my Granddaughter....mine says Cookie maker....hers says cookie taster....would love to make a card for her ...Thanks

  27. Does this card fold - have an attached back so it stands up? Is it cut from one paper and folder at top or are two aprons wired together with the ribbon at top?

    1. Hi Rachel,
      The card has a fold down the left hand side, so it's a regular side folded card cut from a single piece of card, with both layers cut to shape.
      I hope that explains it ok!
      Kat x


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