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...

BUTTONS &/OR BOWS

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

Whimsy Stamps


and 



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)

29 comments:

Debs said...

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

Kelly Lloyd said...

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

Squirrel x said...

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

Marianne's Craftroom said...

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

Sue said...

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

Sammy said...

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

Gibmiss said...

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

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Rainey's Craft Room said...

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.
Lorraine

Carole said...

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.

Chrissy said...

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

luv CHRISSYxx

Sarah said...

What a show stopper!! Such beautiful detail Kat xx

Furrbster said...

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

Samantha said...

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

Carol Lutz said...

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

Brenda said...

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 :)

Ivonne said...

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

Annette said...

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

Céline said...

so gorgeous !
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy
hugs
céline

Judy Corner said...

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

Christine L said...

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!

Hugs
Christine x

Judith said...

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

Nikki said...

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

Nikki

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

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!
Rebecca.
x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

So clever and very pretty x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

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

Deborah Kind said...

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

Rachel Confidential said...

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?

Kat W said...

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