This apron card reminds me of my Grandma. She is no longer with us, but I remember every time we showed up she either had cookies for us or we all made cookies together. Tell your Grandma how much she means to you for all the things she does for you.
You can even add a ribbon to this card if you want. It fits in an A7 envelope or you can make your own custom envelope by following the tutorial here.
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You will need:
- cardstock for the base
- Various Cardstock scraps
- Download File
I found this wonderful patterned paper for this apron card that reminded me of Grandma’s apron. The base card needs to be medium heavy (65 lb. wt.)but this patterned paper is a little lighter and that is OK. None of the papers need to be two sided because you don’t see both sides except the border around the apron in front and white is a color too. Isn’t it? Use whatever paper you want!
Cutting the Apron Card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. I used a blue cricut marker. Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut? You can see the trick here. I used a cricut font called Cuttin’ Up and you can use it for free as a Cricut Access member.
The lace parts are very thin so you want to be careful removing them from the mat.
Assembling the Apron Card
This one is real easy to make. Start by re-creasing the fold line. Then start by putting together all the embellishments. The green circles are button on the gingerbread men. Then glue the gingerbread men on the inside of the card randomly. The light colored lace pieces are glue to the top of the green pieces, not centered. The triangle is under the small lace pieces, forming the apron pocket, and the cooking utensils are under that. The large lace piece is glued under the apron overlay and then the whole thing is glued to the front of the card. If you have any questions, look at the pictures above.
I prefer Art Glitter Glue because of the tip. It adds glue in very thin lines so you can be very precise. And it takes a few minutes to set so you can move whatever you are gluing a little. And it dries clear on everything but acetate, which I need sometimes, because I am messy.
If you want to put a ribbon through either set of holes on the top, you can to make it look more like an apron.
And your Love You Grandma Apron Card is done! See wasn’t that easy? It fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.
Grandma Fun Facts
- Maya Angelou, Carol Burnett, Eric Clapton, Bill Clinton, Bobby Darin, Willie Nelson, Jack Nicholson, Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey were all raised by their Grandma.
- The average age of a U.S. grandparent is 48, and more than half are Baby Boomers.
- The record for most living descendants belongs to Pennsylvanian Samuel S. Mast. When he died in 1992 at age 96, Mast had 11 children, 97 grandchildren, 634 great-grandchildren, and 82 great-great-grandchildren.
- And for all the geeks out there (like me!), Singer Olivia Newton-John is the granddaughter of Max Born, a Nobel prize-winning atomic physicist.
About 3 out of 4 grandparents think being one “is the single most important and satisfying thing in their life.” And 9 in 10 “enjoy talking about their grandkids to just about everyone.”
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