Tuesday, April 07, 2009

{bella birds apron for mum}

I took the So Shelli.com Creative Challenge! For those of you who don't know, Shelli Gardner is one of the founders of Stampin' Up! (and the CEO!), and she has issued a fun challenge on her blog to create something that honors mothers (in preparation for Mother's Day!).

So, since I still had all of my apron-making supplies out, and the dimensions were fresh in my brain, I thought it would be fun to make one of those paper aprons for my mum. She loves yellow and birds and flowers, so the Bella Birds papers were a no-brainer. I think she'll like it for its prettiness, but she'll also be able to use it to hold her sketch pencils when she's well enough to take them up again.

If you'd like to make your own, please see the instructions from Saturday's post. And please let me know if you have any questions! I changed a few things with this one. Used cardstock as the backing and added some buttons and stitches at the waist for a little more durability; added some stamping and a rub-on before assembling; and added some buttons and felt flowers just for cuteness :)

And there will still be one more apron before I move on to other projects. Ellie really wants her own now, more than ever! LOL

Supply list:
Stampin' Up! materials:
Bella Birds Designer Series Paper (the So Saffron/Chocolate Chip bird print and the Bordering Blue/So Saffron filigree designs, small and large prints);
Baja Breeze 12x12" Textured Cardstock;
Carte Postale stamp set (bird);
Baja Breeze 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon;
So Saffron ribbon from retired Sale-a-bration Ribbon Bundle;
Caramel retired Gingham Ribbon;
Button Latte Designer Buttons (So Saffron and Chocolate Chip);
Flower Fusion Too felt flowers (Baza Breeze and Chocolate Chip);
Chateau Bella Rub-ons (Chocolate Chip "hope");
Antique Brass photo turn from retired Hodgepodge Hardware;
Antique Brass Vintage Brad;
Antique Brass Mini Library Clip;
Linen thread;
Close to Cocoa Classic Ink.
misc. red-line strip adhesive (can be replaced with Stampin' Up! Sticky Strip);
Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch (can be replaced with Stampin' Up! Scallop Punch).


  1. She's going to love it! The colors are beautiful and so is the apron!

  2. awww Jennie that is the coolest!!

  3. WOW, WOW, WOW and awesome I love it!!


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