I wanted to make an apron shaped card and didn’t exactly know how to go about it, but thought it would be fairly simple. I used an 8 1/2″ tall by 5 1/2″ wide card base with cream colored Recollections Heavy Weight Card Stock from Michaels, scored on the 8 1/2″ length at 4 1/4″, so the card ends up being 5 12″ wide by 4 1/4″ tall, an A2 size card. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set and I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then clear embossing powder from Ranger that I heat set.
I added a couple of pumpkins to the inside of the card, as well as a turkey, all from pegstamps.com…I put the links below..
I used Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue to glue the hems on the fabric. Start with fabric that’s at least twice as wide as the card….I’d start with 18″ wide fabric just to be on the safe side. Glue the edges so they won’t fray, by folding them under and gluing a 1/4″ hem on all four sides. I made sure that the material ended up being about 4 1/2″ tall once hemmed.
Take the material and glue a small amount of the fabric to the card 2 1/2″ from the left side of the card, and fold about 1/4″ of fabric onto itself and glue the fold to itself and then glue it to the card. Glue 1/4″ of fabric to the card (toward the left side of the card), then make another fold of fabric onto itself, glue it together, then glue it to the card…repeat this, making sure the end of the material on the left side is on the edge of the card and glued there. If the pleat is on the left side of the card, it should fold toward the left side, and if it’s on the right side of the card, it should fold toward the right side. I glued the center section of the apron fabric to the top of the card, then 2 1/2″ from the right side of the card, you’ll want to fold the fabric on itself like you did on the left side and glue it down, making sure the folds on the right side are open toward the right side. Repeat until you can glue the right edge of the fabric to the right edge of the card. After gluing the edge of the fabric down, you want to make sure you glue the bottom as well, so the apron lays down. I added ribbon to the top that had strings that were about 6″ longer than the card on both sides…the ribbon should be about 18″ long and centered on the top of the card. Make sure your glue at the top is as thin as possible, or your card will look like my first example where you can see the hot glue.
For embellishments, I added three orange buttons with card stock threaded through them to look like thread. I used hot glue to glue the buttons to my card. I made a small bow and glued it to the ribbon on the top of the card so it looked more vintage.
For the envelope, I used Ranger Black Tie ink with a turkey peg stamp..here’s the link to it. https://pegstamps.com/turkey.html and an small pumpkin (https://pegstamps.com/pumpkin-shorty-open.html) that I stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink from Stampin’ Up.
I’ve included two of my favorite recipes that we always make on Thanksgiving. They’re very easy and fast (only three ingredients each)…super simple to make. I thought since this is an apron card, it would be fun to include recipes when you make the card and send it to someone you love. Here’s the link to the recipes so you can print them yourself…they should be small enough to fit on recipe cards.