May 18, 2009

Paper Pieced Apron

There's something about aprons that I just love. The homey feeling they give and the fun patterns are so cute. Karen Lockhart has created an adorable Vintage Apron. It's just like paper dolls for grown ups!!

To create my paper pieced apron, I stamped the apron image onto three pieces of October Afternoon patterned paper. I cut the pocket from one design, the trims from a second and the main apron piece from a third piece of patterned paper. I also used a grey Copic marker, I think a W2 or W3 to add some shading. Then I stamped the main image again onto white cardstock. I colored in a few trim pieces with a green Copic marker. Then I simply pieced the color portions onto the white apron with adhesive. So fun!! Jordan would love this cuz she's really into paper dolls right now. Here's my finished card. I used a base card of PTI Kraft with two pieces of Ocotober Afternoon. I stitched around the main image with my sewing machine and added a Lockhart birthday sentiment.
I needed a few embellishements so I punched some squares of scrap patterned paper and added some buttons on top.
For the inside of the card, I used the Lockhart *let's get cookin'* sentiment alnog with *it's your day* from Papertrey's Star Prints. I also stamped two Lockhart Itty Bitty Pie Slices and colored them with Copics to resemble Key Lime Pie....to match my snippet of patterned paper.

A perfect little card for my birthday stash. Do you have ideas for fun sentiments that would go with aprons? I have a fun idea that I'll have to save for another day but I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks for stopping by!

37 comments:

Caryl P said...

Love these aprons, especially when pieced. Kiss the cook!

Sarah-Jane said...

Love this ! that apron is soooo cute!! It is adorable when pieced too, Will have to work on the sentiment thing I think! lol
Thanks for sharing,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

patriciad said...

When I saw that stamp on line last week the first thing I thought of was it wouldn't be long til you had something cute to do with it. Right again! Love Caryl's "kiss the cook" idea. That's adorable. I'll have to put the ole thinking cap on, but I doubt I could top that one.

Maria said...

Great card - love the PP you chose for the apron. How about using it for a baby shower card and with the sentiment "bun in the oven"?? :)

Val said...

I saw this stamp last week on Ellen's site and fell in love with it. Now, I have to order it for sure.

How about --

What's cookin'?
Hot Stuff.
From the kitchen of ______.
Lovin' from the Oven.

OK, I guess those are pretty corny.

KatieTurtle said...

This card is amazing! I love the idea of paper piecing stamps! I am going to have to try it.

Dottie K. said...

What a pretty card. I knew you would be showing something with that apron when I saw it in Ellen's store. Just reminded me of you. Love the little squares - going to use that on a card. So cute! Love all the ideas ladies. Have a great day.

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness..I love that new stamp! I will definetly have to get that one. You have done it again...your card is adorable! I love it. I will have to think about the sentiment though!!!
Thanks for sharing,
Christine

JeanFB said...

OMG LOVE IT!!!! Those button embellishments are to die for, and just perfect for this card. Love the inside, too :)

Julie Campbell said...

I LOVE this card! Your style is so neat! The papers you chose are PERFECT!

Chris said...

Love your card especially with the piecing . I'm an apron lover and I have one of my grandmother's favorites.

Anna said...

I love paper piecing. That turned out very cute!

Karen said...

So cute. Love the apron paper pieced and the colors are great. What a great idea to cut out squares and attached buttons, I will have to remember that one. Have a beautiful Monday.

Tamikko said...

beautiful card! i haven't tried paper piecing yet, waiting for my scrap area to be organized and not have piles everywhere. this is very inspirational.

Nancy in CA said...

Too cute for words! I love aprons, I love to paper piece and I love to make full size aprons...this just has to become my newest wearable apron. Now off to the store to see how close I can come to the papers...but in fabric. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas. You are a daily inspiration to me. Nancy

Jessica said...

What a sweet card, love it! That paper is perfect for a vintage apron.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Absolutely wonderful and gorgeous!

Jane said...

love it!

Gabriela said...

Mish - your work is just wonderful! I always know I'm going to be in for a real treat when I visit your blog. I adore this PTI set and particularly what you've done with it here. This is just lovely.

Cindy H. said...

Love your take on the apron. It's gorgeous!! Because the patterns look so perfect on the apron, I'm guessing that you "fussy cut" it???

Creative Mish said...

Very cute! I would love to have an apron that looks like that!

Diana said...

I really like the apron image, and especially your paper=pieced layout!
First thought for a sentiment, was what my dh says to me every year on my birthday:

It's your birthday! You don't' have to cook tonight honey, so take off your apron....
cuz we're goin' to McDonald's!!!

Alessandra Loiacono said...

Mish, that is the cutest thing E-V-E-R!!!!! I just love what you did with that apron... I will have to try that technique someday, lovely!
And how about "Cook book party"!

mochamama said...

Love the apron piecing Mish, makes a beautiful card!

Tricia said...

Hey, Mish - great card! Just wanted to say, "Happy Birthday!" We have the same birthday - that's how I remember yours!

Busym1 said...

Thank you so much for the paper piecing idea for the apron. I would never have thought of that with stamping! You are the best! Michelle

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Vina said...

Terrific card! I bought this apron stamp from Ellen & I love it! It's fun to "style" it by removing the neck strap or the upper bodice or the gathered sleeves & ruffle hem, etc. You can keep it retro looking or make it more modern. Thanks for your inspiration!

liannallama said...

Your card is so adorable! Love what you did!

amcgrew said...

Michelle!
Happy, Happy Birthday!
I love your Blog and visit it every day!
I have actually just given you a Blog Award. Visit my BLog to learn more (www.scrapbooklifewithamy.blogspot.com).

SMiles,
Amy

Elaine said...

I can't think of any good sentiments or greetings right now, but once I get that stamp I'llHAVE to come up with something! Gorgeous card Mish!

Christine Blain said...

What a yummy, yummy card, Mish. Your colours always work together so well. I want that apron!!

Karen J. said...

This is such a cute stamp. Love the card... especially the paper piecing.

Carol said...

Love your card (as always)!! I just recently got this stamp, and paper piecing is definitely the way to go. As for sentiments, I've just been sticking to the tried and true - birthday, thank you, etc. I know, I'm so boring! Thanks for the inspiration Mish, and Happy Birthday!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

What a super awesome card. So cute and the colours are fabulous.

Gloria Stengel said...

A very good friend of mine just sent me the lik to your blog and I must say...FAB! I love this card! I'm glad I stopped by!

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