Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Double D - Pockets


 Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
Diane is our host today and her theme of choice is:
and here's an inspiration board she has created to help get you started . . .

 This card is not at all what I started out with but I love how it ended up!  I have had this Frantic Stamper 'Kitchen Dress A2 Card Maker' die (FRA-DIE-09223) for quite some time but have never used it before now.  And oh what fun I had creating with it.  As you can see by the image of the die set below, there are several pieces that you can use (or not) in so many fun ways. 

I actually started out by making a card within itself since it is A2 in size, but then decided to use it as a front on a A7 (5x7) card instead.  So after having the apron all together I separated it and will use the back half for another card.


For the dress, I used some fun polka dot paper from an Echo Park Paper Co. 6x6 pad called Dots & Stripes.  For the background on my card I thought this panel of drawers paper from a P13 'Always and Forever' paper pad (gifted to my by BFF Diane ... thanks my friend!) would tie in well with the 'apron/dress' and I took the liberty of  'labeling' a few of the drawers with baking element names such as Allspice, sugar, flour, cloves ... you get the idea.  I used another panel of the same paper for the inside of my card but left off the label names.


 I hope you've found inspiration from today's creation!  
The prize that you'll be playing for this time around is:

 Remember, it's a random draw for the winner so it could be YOU!!

You'll want to be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog to see all the details and amazing samples offered up by our VERY TALENTED design team ladies!! 

Challenges to share in:
Archi-scraps March Challenge - Scallops & Texture
Die Cut Divas March Challenge - Birthday
Dies R Us Challenge #188 - ATG w/dies
Pearly Sparkles March Challenge - One for the Girls
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add a die cut

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope to see you at Double D! 

  As always . . .


  1. Oh I love this creation! It reminds me of my Nana Amy! House dress and apron on in the kitchen! Love your papers and prints. This is just so delightful!

  2. This is adorable Dar! I've eyed that die set on more than one occasion, while scrolling through the pages at DRU. I might have to actually add it to my cart next time. This is so cute!!

  3. I just love your kitchen apron dress card and how clever to label the drawers, pulls it all together so nicely! I too have this set and now have been inspired to use it once again!!

  4. That is too cute, love the polka dot paper for the dress and all the goodies in the pocket, great idea if writing on the drawers!

  5. What, you have not used this before? This is just fantastic and yes, it reminds me of my Nana too. She wore an apron in the kitchen aways and this brings a smile to me face.

  6. Saw this on FB had to come take a closer look at this cute apron!

  7. Darling card - perfect for a baker, Darlene!! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas!!

  8. I swear, you and Diane have the BEST challenges and I want to do them ALL! This is just too cute, Darlene. I know you love that dress 'cause how could you not? I've had the best time with it and used it lots. Kind of addictive. The old timey drawer paper is perfect with it, too. I think of spice drawers. So fun!

  9. So sweet, Darlene! Brings back so many memories of apron days gone by. The labeled library drawers are a great background. I love this die set too.

  10. This card looks so familiar. I wonder why? So much fun and the background paper is so perfect. This is such a fun die.

  11. Adorable card love the cuteness , full of wonders and beauty. xx

  12. Oh my goodness, how stinkin' CUTE!!! I am just smiling, this is simply fabulous. Don't you love how things kind of morph into their own creation? That happens to me all the time. Sometimes I amaze This is so wonderful!!!

  13. Love the apron with a pocket full of baking utensils and great P.paper.Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles
    Carol DT x

  14. Such a cute card! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our challenge.

  15. What a sweet card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Die Cut Divas ;)

  16. That is a beautiful card inside and out Darlene! Love the colours and it has such a happy feel to it. What a fabulous card!

  17. Love the cute dress and apron! Your card is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

    sue n.


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