Thursday, November 11, 2010

cookin' up a Gift Card Holder

Hey there peeps!  My card share today is this cute little apron that was totally CASED from Ashley Cannon Newell's adorable recipe card post.  Since her apron holds a 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" finished recipe card, I had to size mine down so that the my Apron's starting cardstock size was a cardfront size - 4 1/4"x 5 1/2".  It's the perfect size to fit a gift card for that chef or baker in your family {in my home, that would be my personal chef - my dear hubs!}  Here's what it looks like with the gift card:
So let me tell you about the template that I had to make.  I carved out the shape by using the largest oval on the Ovals #2 Bigz die.  I used the oval arc shape to create my curved sides of the apron.  So, for my template, you'll want to use a pencil to mark off 1 1/4" on either side of the top edge of the cardstock (for the neck), and on the left and right sides, mark off 3 1/4".  Then using the large oval die, place it so that your hash marks line up from the top edge to the side, then trace the arc from edge to edge.  Do the same for the other side, and trip these pieces out.  Now you should have your apron template!  For the front panel, cut a 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock.  Next, use the eyelet border punch on the 4 1/4" edge to create your border.  For the bottom of the apron, I used the scallop border.  All you have to do is embellish with the stamp and ribbon and you're done!  Wasn't that easy?  Once you have the template, it's a breeze to make a bunch of these!  Enjoy!

Have a great day and thanks for peeking in!


Shari Winterstein said...

This is totally cute! I wish I knew a chef or cook to give this too. Hmmmm - I could give it to myself since I do the cooking at our house. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Rose, I love this idea. I will have to make this one for Christmas!

gg Judy said...

Perfect for my want to be caterer, my granddaughter who just made me a great grandmother for the second time Friday