February 28, 2010

Adorning Apron Hop

One of the hottest trends today is Aprons.  They're no longer worn just for chores, but used as fashion accessory also.

The design team members of the Paper Crafters Sampler have now taken those fabulous aprons into the world of paper crafting.  We've created another special blog hop for you this month featuring "Adorning Aprons".  The aprons are designed using the apron template available in the upcoming March issue "Le Jardin" (The Garden).

This month we have something extra for viewers.  Each design team member will have a drawing for a FREE copy of the March Paper Crafters Sampler.  Just leave your comments on our Adorning Aprons by March 3rd.   The winners will be posted on March 4th.  Now, let's move on to my Adorning Apron samples.


Well, if you're going to dig in the dirt you might as well do it in style, right?   The frilly lace and shapely heart pocket will keep my spirits up if I come across half of a worm will digging.





The Apron template wraps around to use as a card and is designed to fit into an A2 envelope.




I'm a large fan of Mary Engelbreit.  This next sample was designed trying to mimic her famous cherry image and bright color schemes.




The leaves tucked into the pocker are from the new SU! Two step bird punch.  The cherries were embossed, cut out and lifted with dimensionals. 



I hope you've enjoyed Adoring Apron samples.   Don't forget to leave a comment to have your name entered for a Free March issue of Paper Crafters Sampler.

Hop on over to Lisa Hensley blog to view her fabulous take on our apron template. 


28 comments:

Lisa Hensley said...

These are so creative! I absolutely love the cherries on the pocket of the second apron. Too, too cute!

Sherry Yeager said...

I love the idea of making a card out of these. When I was growing up my Mother made and sold aprons. I will have to case some of these and send her a card or two. Thanks for the idea. Sherry

Nancy Dawson said...

These are so cute. What a great idea. I am ordering the last issue now. Thanks for the ispiration.

Tammy Q Howell said...

Love the idea of these cards. I love the sweet pea embellishments. Both are wonderful!

Betty said...

I love ME and miss her terrible as a publication, your apron is true to her style and yours. Love it! Great work!

kay said...

These are sooo cute! What a great idea for a cooking card!

Tricia said...

Your aprons are so creative and fun. Love the different embellishments you used. Your creativity is inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
Tricia Butts, Northglenn Colorado

Melissa Johnson said...

Love the pockets!! Can't wait to make one.

scrappindianeh said...

Both are cute, but I Love the cherry apron.

Bwillow said...

I love those cherries on the second apron!
Hugs,
Darleen Maahs
bwillow69@comcast.net

jen said...

Oh my- this is SO cute. The spring paper is my favorite!!

Suzie said...

I love what you did. The Sweet Pea felts are some of my favorites. Love the cherries too.

Shazza said...

Boy! Are you clever or what, they are so adorable. I'm going to make one for my Chihauhau lol

cheers
Shazza

Carolyn Sharkas said...

I love the Sweet Pea felt flowers and both of these aprons, I think they are such a great idea. Who wouldn't want to receive one of these?

thanks for sharing

Karen said...

How super cute Mel - love 'em!!

nannette13 said...

These are both very cute! Love the frilly edges! TFS!

Twila said...

Great job on the aprons. Love that cherry one!

Bea Lincoln said...

Love the apron with the cherries!

Stampindragon said...

Cute aprons...I like the gardening one best.

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Connie said...

Cute..cute.. now if I could just sew one as cute!!

Dee said...

Another unique way to use the sweet pea flowers. Thanks!
Dee Yeaney

e_donaldson said...

Fabulous job! I love how you created a shovel to turn it into a gardening apron. Too cute! I love this, thanks so much for sharing!

- Elizabeth

angela purdy said...

Love your aprons. So simple yet elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love the sweet pea flowers on the first apron. They remind me of my mother who always grew a row or two of sweet peas on our picket fence. Can't wait to try my hand at these cute designs.
Susan W.

snipesc said...

I love the idea of creating an apron card! I recently joined PCS and have enjoyed the creativity of all of the designers. I was wondering how to incorporate this concept into making an apron similar to these for the girl bear...simply downsize the diminsions....hmmm sounds like something I should try. :)

Chanda Stehlik said...

These are adorable! I never would have thought of this! How cute!!!

Chanda Stehlik
www.BellevueStampingClub.com

Debbie said...

Love the aprons! They are too cute for words!!

Rose said...

I love this apron, Melanie! It is so sweet!