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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Apron-Shaped Thanksgiving Card

Hello, my sparkly friends! I hope everyone is having a blessed week. :o)

As previously mentioned, this month's collection for the beautiful I Feel the Love Project is for an amazing senior care facility. We have the privilege of creating Thanksgiving cards for the residents of Chancellors Village and I am thrilled to be spreading seasonal delight. :o)

Upon recently winning the newest digi stamp from Elisabeth Bell, titled Apple Berry, I knew I wanted to make one of the residents a card celebrating the joy of baking for the holidays. I settled upon a fun apron-shaped card, with a two-sided tag tucked into the pocket. :o)
A wee bit closer to better see the harvest-themed mixing bowl that is popped up atop the pocket:
The Autumn papers are from DCWV's Pumpkin Patch collection. I filled the mixing bowl with a rolling pin and spoon cut with My Mind's Eye wooden patterned paper. I fussy-cut a sweet gingerbread man cookie from a Graphic 45 Nutcracker Suite paper and nestled him within... every baker needs a helper (or emergency snack) during the busy baking season. ;) A sparkling flourish dances out of the bowl, as all holiday baking is completely magical. :o) My computer-generated sentiment is cut out with the Tiny Tag Metal Dies from My Craft SpotWild Orchid Crafts Guipure lace trims the bottom of the apron. The golden ribbon is from my stash.

The pocket of the apron is a Spellbinders Gold Labels Four die, inked with Dried Marigold. The tag within is made with the next larger size die of the same set.

Here's our baking sweetheart:
Star Dust gives a sugary finish to the pie crust and apples, while a Zva Creative flourish adorns the side. To assist in pulling out the tag, I layered a bow made with crinkle ribbon from my friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces, a button from my stash, and Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine from My Craft Spot.
The reverse of the tag features a beautiful (and free) digi sentiment from Designed 2 Delight. I heat-embossed the flourishes with gold embossing powder for added elegance and warmth. The flourishes are from the Tiny Tags 2 stamp set from My Craft Spot.

I hope the resident who receives this enjoys it. :o) Thank you for visiting! I wish you a day of love and sparkles. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Craft Your Passion~ Embossing (I heat-embossed the golden flourishes on my tag)
 *Die Cuttin' Divas~ Dessert Day (Pie in stamp and die cuts are listed in post)
 *Elphine House Australia~ Shaped Cards
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *Paper Playtime~ Ribbon and Buttons (The button is layered atop the brown bow)
 *Papertake Weekly~ Halloween or Autumn Hues
 *Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Autumn Leaves and Ribbon
 *Sparkles~ Halloween or Colors (any or all: black, orange, purple)
 *The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog~ Cute and Tag-Tastic


  1. Karen, this is such a beautiful card. I love the apron design, your wonderful mixing bowl full of goodies and the sweet image is coloured perfectly. As always, your attention to detail is totally amazing, your carefully chosen papers, gorgeous lace, ribbons and touches of sparkle.
    This is sure to bring such joy and happiness to the recipient.
    I hope you are having a good week
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Gorgeous card karen :-) the shape and whole design of this is absolutely fabulous !! WOW ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly :-)
    Lols x x x

  3. Wow...what a beautiful card and gorgeous paper!!! Love your creation!
    Greetings from Austria,

  4. omigosh, this is so gorgeous!!! love it!

  5. My sweetest friend, this is jaw-dropping gorgeous!! WOW!! It looks like a real apron!! What a creative and fun design!! The paper is perfect!! I love all of the little goodies you tucked into the clever!! And Apple Berry is so beautiful and colored perfectly!! This is just another masterpiece in a long line of them!! One of my favs from you!! It will be adored!! I hope you are having a wonderful week my dear friend!! Huge HUGS :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. What an amazing creation, Karen! Absolutely stunning! So inventive and accomplished! Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

  7. Wow this is so detailed Karen, love it to bits... I wish I had an apron like that. LOL! Gorgeous in and out....

  8. so pretty and fun for the holidays. Thanks for playing with DCDthis week

  9. Oh Karen, what a GORGEOUS card!! I absolutely love the beautiful papers. Ms Apple Berry is so adorable and colored to perfection! All the details on the pocket of the apron are so incredible!! The details are fantastic!! You ROCKED this my friend! So, so beautiful-it should be showcased or framed:) TFS!
    Hugs-hope your having a wonderful day!
    Sherrie K

  10. Super sweet and yummy! Thanks for playing along with us at DCD!!

  11. Wow, what a wonderful creation! TFS your beautiful card at DCD's challenge this week.l

  12. CLEVER ! A beautiful creation .So much to enjoy . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  13. Karen, this is stunning! I love those fabulous autumnal colours and sweet sweet image. Adding the utensils and the sweet little gingerbread man, just wonderful! TFS and have a wonderful weekend.

  14. WOW What a fabulous card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  15. Karen, this is amazingly gorgeous! I love the shape, the colour, all the different elements..the list goes on! Apple Berry looks fab! Your cards will bring a smile to many of the residents! Thanks for sharing at Elisabeth Bells World Challenge!
    Lynne xx

  16. Beautiful project. Thanks for playing along with Paper Playtime.

  17. oh gosh how sweet is this. Love it and the lace. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week for our Dessert Day challenge.
    DCD Host & Sponsor Coordinator

  18. OMG this is absolutely stunning!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at CYP and EBW! HUgsxx

  19. Hi Karen,
    You beat me again...LOL. I wanted to post my cards and then visit you and leave you bloggie love but I just could not wait. I am an apron girl. I love to be in the kitchen with my apron on but I only wear it for the Holidays(Thanksgiving & Christmas). But I LOVE this apron card! The Autumn paper is Gorgeous! OMG!! and I LOVE the kitchen tools in the pocket...I am in love with this! Adorable gingerbread man and the touch of sparkles just creates a JOYFUL feeling in my heart.The image of the little girl is just DARLING!! Awesome coloring!!
    But what I absolutely LOVE the most is the tag with such a warm hearted sentiment. I Love to Praise the lord. I usually Praise him through music because that' is where I lose myself and find him and because he loves ( I do too) when I sing to him.
    Thank you for another beautiful creation my angelic friend,
    Sending HUGE amount of my love, hugs & smiles to you,
    Millie. post (IFTL) will go up tomorrow.

  20. There seems to be no end to your creativity and we LOVE it!! Thank you again for another masterpiece!! This card is amazing. Every detail perfectly thought out and executed. Many blessings to you Karen.
    Love, Cindy and Madison

  21. Karen this is just too the concept!


  22. My goodness what a fabulous card! Such a clever idea - really cute image and lovely papers.

    Thanks for joining in with us this fortnight at The Cutie Pies.


  23. Wonderful project, Karen! Love the apron shape, warm colors and pretty papers! The image is adorable and perfect for your card! Great details! Thanks for joining in on the Elphine House Shaped Card challenge!

  24. WOW what a stunner!!! Amazing details and fabulous shape.
    Thanks for playing along with us at the Cutie Pies this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  25. Very cute card, Karen! Love the apron shape and all the papers you used are so pretty! I really like the lace trim and crinkle ribbon you added too! Such a beautiful sentiment too! :)


  26. Aww this is absolutely beautiful!!! Love it!!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon for our Autumn Leaves & Ribbon Challenge!! Hope to see you back for our new challenge on the 1st!!!

  27. This is a very fun and festive Fall project : ) I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon : ) Huggs from Ginny at Polly's Paper : )

  28. Love the shape of this stunning card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

    Hugs Helen P xx


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