Early Spring Birthday!

With March right around the corner, we begin to think of spring.  Everything starts new again and we get to watch our outside world become green and warm.  Spring is what inspired me to create this birthday card.  The die I am using is for an apron card but my card creation is not for the kitchen.

I started with Discount Galax (Olive Green) Cardstock (the texture is perfect to represent material) and folded it in half then placed the die so the top of it is just a bit higher than the actual cardstock fold.  This is an effortless way to make a tent card when using dies and it even works with circles.  The pocket needed to be a coordinating patterned paper and this scrap of green dot is a great match.

Using redline tape only on the bottom of the apron pocket I attached it to the front of the card.  Don’t get adhesive happy when attaching the pocket because we want to make it easy to slip our gardening tool embellishments in.

A gardening apron could have some gardening tools in the pocket including your gardening gloves.  I discovered I had these tools die and put them to use.  Using three colors, Stardream Metallic Vista Cutcardstock, Stardream Metallic Antique Gold CutCardstock, and Stardream Metallic Ruby Cutcardstock, I cut one of each tool in each color so I could try assorted color combos before deciding which to adhere permanently.  The Stardream Metallic Vista,  I decided, needed to be the color of the gloves so I cut an additional glove.

I used a permanent tape runner on the bottom of the tools once I had them arranged how I wanted them and stuck them securely in the apron pocket. Since the apron would tie behind your head I went ahead and made ties and die cut out happy birthday.  Once the sentiment and ties were attached, I decided it needed something else on top of the apron, so the green dot scrap paper was added as an accent to the top of the apron.

When it was all assembled, I added a couple of green enamel dots to represent buttons for the ties. This is a very sturdy card and will easily stand up on its own.

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