May 28, 2009

Aprons-aprons-aprons!

If you are like me, you've got hundreds of reasons to papercraft whether it's card projects, your latest pile of photos for scrapbook pages, or special craft projects, and very little time to do it! Papercrafting is something that I really do enjoy, but sometimes the inspiration {and time} is lacking. I catalog card ideas, name & date file photos, and print up craft project How-To's and it all sits either in a folder in my desk drawer, or hard drive, and occasionally see's the light of day! What is needed for many of us is a challenge, a source of inspiration to give us a leap start.
That inspiration came around last Christmas when my daughter informed me that she needed an apron sewn up as a gift for the gal giving a party. We found a cute "mod" pattern to make. This got my drawing juices flowing and I came up with a few apron images for my artwork collection, however, wondered how I would incorporate them into cardmaking projects, but set the drawings aside. Most of us use other people's creativity as jumping-off points, and wouldn't you know it -- a blog posting came in my email "Thinking Inking" www.debbiedesigns.typepad.com/ and there it was, an adorable apron card! I could not believe it - why didn't I think of that? A Hostess Thank You card ... how clever! I purchased the papers she listed, Cosmo Cricket "Early Bird" 12 x 12 cardstock (which is just a yummy collection not to mention excellent quality) and used the same technique to create the apron, by printing on the paper, and doing a cut & paste of specific parts of the apron. I used my exacto knife to cut-out the intricate pieces and Quickie Glue Pen to adhere them. Oh my gosh ... oh so cute! Now I have to find other images of mine that I can do the same technique to - I have more aprons listings and cookware & bakeware.

I do appreciate that you visited today, Diane


















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