Monday, November 8, 2010

Holiday Apron Tutorial

Hello Everyone!  Hope you have gotten a head start on your Christmas Crafting and Holiday Decorating!
Here is a project I saw in a catalog and thought I could share my version of it with you! 

HOLIDAY APRON (Recipe Card Holder) perfect for hostess gifts, cookie swaps, or to hang on your fridge!  ^_^

What you will need (Supplies):
2 sheets 8.5 x 11  red cardstock    I full sheet/  2nd sheet cut into a  horizontal 4.5" strip (for pocket).
1 sheet white cardstock    cut 1.5" horizontal strip (for trim).  White shape to frame your stamp image (top front of apron).  And apron template.
Ribbon  cut to your peference for side hang and neckline of apron.
Your favorite stamp image (Two Scoops of course, wink wink).
Hole Punch
Glue/ Craft Tape
*Optional Brads (to reinforce holes)

Step 1:

Stamp Image on Cardstock or your favorite Paper,  Color with favorite Markers (I used Copics for this tutorial), and cut image out.  Set aside for assembly.

Step 2:

Using your piece of while cardstock  draw a template with marker to create your apron silhouette.  cut out template.  At this time, you can cut a 1.5"  horizontal strip and use paper edgers to create a trim for your apron pocket.  I also used the rest of the card stock to make several shapes that framed my stamped image, to go on the top front of the apron.  Play with different shapes for different looks, you can always save the other shapes for other projects!

Step 3:
Trace your template on the red cardstock to create your apron silhouette.

Step 4:

Cut out your traced lines to form the apron!

Step 5:

Mark your holes to punch,  this is where you will be inserting your ribbon.

Step 6:

After you have punched the holes *(Optional)  use brads to reinforce your holes.  I used Cropadile (brad tool) for this project.

Step 7:
Using the white 1.5" strip and red 4.5"  strip, let's create the apron's pocket.  For this project I used Fiskar's paper edger to create this lace look...  You can go crazy and use up all your scrap printed paper, ribbons, stickers, glitter, and bling for embellishing your project!

Apply glue or craft tape to back of white 1.5" strip and affix to the top of the red 4.5" strip, make sure they line up at the top...  You don't have to be perfect, as I lined the top of the pocket with a red velvety ribbon to hide any imperfections.

Step 8:
Glue or tape the sides and bottom of your apron's pocket,  REMEMBER to leave the top unglued or untaped so you can stick your recipe cards in your pocket!!! 

Step 9:
String your ribbon through the holes of your apron and tie into a simple knot, TOP ribbon should connect to form the neckline of your apron, sides should hang free.
Step 10:
This is how your apron should look...  Now, on to embellish it!!!

Step 11:

Affix your stamped image to white cardstock frame and embellish how you choose,  I used red buttons to add a homemade feel to this project.   Here is your chance to go happy and use all your bling and have fun embellishing your project!

Step 12:

Voila!  Your project is done!!!  All you have to do is add your recipe cards in the pocket! 

I hope you had fun with this tutorial!   You can cut up the shapes in advance and on your Thanksgiving gatherings, set aside a craft table for your family to gather and create this cute craft!  You can ask them in advance to bring their favorite recipe on cards (depending how many projects you are planning on)  and at the end of the project pass out all the different recipes to everyone, so you have a nice gift for everyone to take home!
This idea can be used for a hostess gift, cookie swaps, gift for the baker/cook, or to hang on YOUR fridge!

Other great ideas:   Make this into a smaller scale and tie around a cookie jar with your homemade cookies,  you can stick in the recipe for the cookies you made and personalize your gift!   Change up the colors and make for other great holidays!!!  Use your imagination and send us your project!!!  We just might use it for our blog!   (If your picture is featured, I will send you a free Two Scoops Rice Designs STAMP!).

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
 Ready, Set,  Happy Crafting!
~Renae  ^_^

Monday, November 1, 2010

Show's Over!

Thanks for coming out to the show, we had fun and learned a whole lot!  Taking a poll,  should I do a show in Hawaii, and if so, where?  

Happy Crafting!
~Renae ^_^

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Come and Meet Me!

Come meet me at the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo, Las Vegas Show!
This weekend:   Saturday October 30  9am - 5pm
                         Sunday October 31st  11am - 4pm
Where:       Cashman Center
                  850 N. Las Vegas  Blvd.
                  Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

Children 8 and under get in free!   Get $4.00 off admission if you come in costume!  ^_^

Looking forward to meet some of you and make some new friends!

Happy SPOOKY Crafting!
~Renae  *o*  boo!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Designs!

Come on over to our website to see the new designs!

NEW!   Love Bugs
Cute little bugs to steal your smiles and giggles, fill your stockings and gift bags with these new images!

NEW!  Mika lou
Mika lou is a new character that finds all kinds of knick knacks to make your heart melt.

NEW! Jacques and Juliet
A pair of French Sweethearts that share romantic thoughts.

Holiday Designs!
Come get your holiday stamps to start creating tags and cards for the holidays!

and more...

Samples Coming Soon!

Happy Crafting!
~Renae  ^_^

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Digi Sets!

Digital Sets Now Available
in the Two Scoops Rice Designs Webshop!

I have transfered a bunch of older stamp sets into Digi Sets.  Print, Color, and Create!

All Sets come in high quality PDF files in black and white. You will need a PDF reader, such as Acrobat, to open these files.

New Holiday Designs Coming SOON!

Happy Crafting!
~Renae ^_^

to  shop!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Trick or Treat Smell My Feet

Hello All! 

Here is a freebie called "Smell My Feet."   Are you gearing up for the Holiday Seasons?  Halloween is right around the corner! 

Please send us pictures of  your creations using this image!  I will choose a winner and you will receive a special gift from Two Scoops!   Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

~Renae ^_^

Right Click to Copy Images to Save to your computer.

**NEW**  Try our Complimentary Digi Paper!!!!   click on image to enlarge to full size, then save to your computer... Image is 8x8  so you can use any standard printer to print out your Digi Paper.  **Note  Colors may vary according to your printer.    ENJOY!  ^_^

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo!

Two Scoops Rice Designs will be at the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Las Vegas!
When:  Saturday and Sunday October 30 & 31 2010
Where: Cashman Convention Center
850 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Time: Saturday 9-5
         Sunday 11-4

Join us for a make it and take it and to shop till you drop with our new holiday designs! See you there!

Happy Crafting! 
~Renae  ^_^