Happy Wednesday Honey Bee friends! We are well into December and I’m still making Christmas cards! Today I’m sharing a sweet Christmas apron-shaped card using the Apron A2 Card Honey Cuts to go with some sweet treats I baked! I love using some of my favorite previously released products with new ones. That’s always been one of the top reasons why I love Honey Bee’s products so much!
I began by using the largest Apron A2 Card die to cut one apron from some red card stock and from 80# Neenah. I used the smaller apron die to cut red gingham paper from the Gingham Galore: Holiday paper pad and adhered it to the red die cut apron with Bee Creative glue. I didn’t use the apron pocket in the set, but chose the apron pocket from the Apron: Garden Tools Add-on Honey Cuts. I thought the shape and the scalloped edge layer were perfect for my Christmas apron! The patterned paper for the top layer of the pocket is from the Specialty Holiday Card Pack that’s free with a qualifying purchase, while supplies last. There are also some beautiful patterns in the Vintage Holiday paper pad that I considered.
Next I used a couple of the sentiments from the Bitty Buzzwords: Holidays and stamped them on the other white die cut apron with Intense Black ink and red ink from my stash. Then I added strips of leftover gingham and red card stock near the bottom with Bee Creative glue.
So….you did you notice that the hinge I die cut (it’s a die in the Apron: A2 die set) and adhered covered up part of my strips near the bottom. Yep, I didn’t notice that “oops” until I photographed the card! Well, it is handmade, not Hallmark, right? Haha! After I adhered the hinge to the inside layer I adhered the other edge to the card front layer. I like using Bee Creative glue for a really strong hold! Don’t forget: adhere the hinge first, then the paper strips!!
Moving on, I then stamped the elements for the card front. The sentiment and the baking tools are from the Baked With Love stamp set. After stamping with Intense Black ink, I colored them with my Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I wanted some greenery to tuck into the apron pocket and found these pieces that were leftover from a previous project using the Country Christmas Wreath. Do you save the extra bits in the hope to use it another time? I always do!! The little gingerbread cookie is also from this set and another leftover.
I arranged the elements in the apron pocket and adhered them with Bee Creative glue. I popped the sentiment up with foam dots. I used a #10 white gel pen to add the stitches on the apron and dots on the scalloped edge of the pocket.
I love how this could also be used as a tag to go with a larger container of treats! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting!